Korean Expansion
Free Clinic for Smart Cities, CAV, Med-tech & Digital Healthcare

GTM Global in Association with Santander, Intralink, SMMT & Rouse
London: 30th January 2020 
Smart City, CAV, Med-tech & Digital Healthcare Expansion Opportunities - in Korea
With an estimated £422 billion spend in digital infrastructure in South Korea by 2030, there has never been a better time for UK companies in Smart City, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), Med-tech and Digital Healthcare to grow their business there.
Attend a dedicated 1-2-1 clinic delivered by region and sector specialists from Intralink, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Rouse and Santander, to find out how to access and scale into this lucrative and rapidly expanding marketplace. 

Meet key industry-specific market entry and expansion experts from the region, including:

The Agenda
The clinic will run in three phases over a three-hour period and will take no more than 8 designated export-ready companies.

Thursday, 30th January 2020
09.30 - 13.00


Fora Spitalfields
42 - 46 Princelet Street
London E1 5LP

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The format
A series of 1-2-1 consultations with the experts in the room who will give you personalized advice and guidance around your specific needs and circumstances.
To facilitate this, the organisers will contact you in advance of the workshop to capture your needs so that the appropriate 1-2-1 mentoring sessions can be organised.
Please note, attendance is subject to the approval of the organisers who will contact you after you have registered. 
Who should attend
CEOs, founders and senior managers of digital and tech scale-ups looking to expand internationally in the next 3 to 6 months and with turnover in the range £2m to £50m.
About GTM Global
GTM Global connects UK scale-up brands in digital and tech to a designated panel of experts from government, trade bodies and commercial partners to provide on-going advice and guidance on go to market strategy and international expansion planning.
What to expect from the GTM Workshop Programme
This workshop is part of the GTM programme which supports mid-market tech/digital companies on their international expansion journeys. By participating in the programme you can expect a mix of the following: 
  • Advice & guidance from experts in international trade 
  • Export readiness audits & market research reports 
  • Access to a network of in-country specialists & trade partners 
  • Go-to-market strategy development & market expansion planning 
  • Compliance, regulatory & risk management planning 
  • In-country distribution, sales & business development services
  • Access to overseas EDOs, accelerator programs & government support 
  • Funding via an international network of investors & VCs 
  • Curated promotions & offers for businesses transacting overseas  

About Intralink

Intralink enables Western companies to expand in East Asia. With 80 full-time employees, a 30-year track record and offices in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, America and the UK, Intralink makes expansion into Asia fast, easy and cost-effective.

Through its proven Surrogate Sales Program, Intralink will not just develop your market expansion strategy, they will play a hands-on role in its execution, closing deals and generating revenues. And, when the business is ready, Intralink will help you set up your in-country presence through a local subsidiary, partnership or acquisition.

Intralink is the proud winner of The Queen's Award for Enterprise and the President's Award for Export Services for helping companies with their international business growth.

About Santander

We know that UK businesses are ambitious, confident and ready to grow. As part of the Santander Group, we combine the contact network of a local relationship team with the global reach of an international bank to give you the services and tools to reach your next market.

With expertise in key sectors such as manufacturing, hospitality, transport and logistics, retail and wholesale, food and drink, professional services, real estate and hotels we work with you to understand your business needs and to make banking straightforward, so you can focus on growth.

From small businesses to global corporations, we approach every corporate banking customer as an individual, with tailored financial support and a dedicated relationship director to help you achieve your business ambitions.

About The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK. Its resources, reputation and unrivalled automotive data place it at the heart of the UK automotive industry. It undertakes a variety of activities to support and represent the interests of the industry and has a long history of achievement.

Working closely with member companies, SMMT acts as the voice of the UK motor industry, supporting and promoting its interests, at home and abroad, to government, stakeholders and the media. SMMT represents more than 700 automotive companies in the UK, ranging from OEMs to SMEs, providing them with a forum to voice their views on issues affecting the automotive sector, helping to guide strategies and build positive relationships with government and regulatory authorities.

Whether the industry is your business or it impacts on your organisation in any way, SMMT can deliver real business benefits to help your company meet the challenges of the future. Take a look at our showcase pages for more information about the services SMMT provides to its members.

About Rouse

Rouse is an IP services business focused on emerging markets since 1990. We operate as a closely integrated network across China and South East Asia to provide strategic consultancy and legal IP services.

Significant business value in new markets comes from your brand, technology or data offering. Managing and protecting these assets from the unique risks in emerging markets is critical. We consult businesses on their entry strategy to maximise opportunity while ensuring they retain control of their brand and technology. We also offer the full range of legal IP services: from patent and trade-mark protection and enforcement to technology deal-making, brand distribution, licensing and franchising, JV set up, and R&D collaboration.

About Fora

Fora: plural of Forum. A place where great minds meet and work. A space to be brilliant. Fora is reimagining the office experience with beautiful, professional and flexible work-spaces across Central London and Reading. The difference is hotel-like hospitality and private members' club-style service.

Fora has taken the best of co-working, serviced offices, fine hotels and hospitality and added a dash of design and architectural practice. From freelancers to international enterprises, the company aims to help you unlock your best work, whatever your size.

Discover vibrant work-spaces that really work, designed to drive productivity, inspiration, and collaboration.

  • 09.30-10.00: Registration, coffee and networking 
  • 10.00-10.30: Market overviews in Smart City, CAV and Digital Healthcare
  • 10.30-12.00: 1-2-1 sessions with regional specialists covering market-entry, business expansion, and related support services
  • 12.00-13.00: Lunch and networking

Thu 30th Jan 2020
09.30 - 13.00


Fora Spitafields
42 - 46 Princelet Street
London E1 5LP

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With special thanks to: 
Micheal Waszkiewicz - Intralink
Director of Sales & Marketing
Michael is a bilingual Korean-speaker at Intralink, who has secured partnerships with some of Korea's largest tech companies 
Alex Gover - Intralink
Senior Vice President
Alex worked for Sony in Japan and has spent 25 years working with and in East Asia
Scott Reeves -  Santander
Country Specialist for Japan & Republic of Korea
Scott is a country specialist for Japan & Republic of Korea at Santander UK Corporate & Commercial
Matthew Smith - SMMT
International Business Development specialist
Matthew is a specialist for the Automotive Sector with the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT)
Tim Smith - Rouse
Strategic IP Consultant
Tim helps clients untangle and develop solutions to problems that relate to or manifest themselves in emerging Asian markets.
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Free Clinic: Korean Expansion
Thursday,  30th Jan. 2020, 09.30 - 13.00 
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Areas of Expertise
Key areas covered – market entry and on-the-ground government and business connections, local partners, agents and other joint-venture opportunities – plus finance and funding for any planned expansion. In particular: 
  • Smart Cities – find out how to access and grow your technologies into two smart city pilot projects in Busan and Sejong City worth a combined £3 billion for 2020 
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) – connect your tech solutions to the Hyundai Motor Company who has announced £2 billion investment in CAV over the 5 years from 2019 
  • Med-tech & Digital Healthcare – with £4.4 billion to spend by 2020, the med-tech & digital healthcare markets in Korea is growing rapidly, see how you can get your smart healthcare products and services into both the domestic marketplace and in consumer goods
What you can expect:
  • Market entry & expansion strategy 
  • Routes to market, channels & distribution 
  • Intellectual property strategy, management & protection 
  • Compliance, legal & setup 
  • Taxation & pricing 
  • Operations & logistics 
  • Access to governmental & trade bodies