Going Global Live: Theatre 14 sponsored by the Foreign Direct Innvestment Expo

Theatre 14

Wednesday 27th November

Thursday 28th November


11.00 - 11.30


Barcelona, Your Next Business Destination

Barcelona brings to London’s Going Global services aimed to guarantee the landing of your new European operations. A 360º overview of the economic assets, growing strategic sectors, current challenges and value proposal that this City offers to international businesses, as a solid economic hub of Southern Europe: World Mobile Capital, Smart City of reference, top quality of life for expats, start-ups, international employees and entrepreneurs, a land of opportunities.


11.45 - 12.15

Daniel Ocean & Jassim Al-Muftah

Qatar: Tap into one of the world’s fastest growing economies

Learn more about Qatar’s abundant investment opportunities across a variety of industries and how the Qatar Financial Centre, one of the world’s leading business and financial centres, can facilitate the expansion of your business to tap into this dynamic market. By offering unique competitive benefits, the QFC empowers over 750 businesses registered on its platform to grow their business to Qatar and the region


12.30 - 13.00

Mónica Elizabeth Costales-Vasquez

Exploring business opportunities with the Andean region – Ecuador

A strategic overview of the Andean region and its significance for the global market. A regional market that offers unique business opportunities, which represents an important gateway to Latin America. Understanding of main economic aspects, analysing market strengths & challenges, trade agreements, business prospects and relevant facts will be addressed during this seminar. Ecuador, as one of the key markets of the Andean region, is committed to increase business with Europe. In fact, an exciting South American region eager to show its commercial attractiveness.


13.15 - 13.45

Yolanda Reche / Manuel Mondejar / Javier Gómez


La Carolina is a city that has welcomed not only Spanish companies (Madrid, Catalonia, Basque Country, etc.), but also to foreign companies (Germany, Japan), including all the industry sectors: plastic, metallurgical, automobile, electronic, furniture, etc. These companies have realized the excellent conditions that our city offers for their projects: strategic location, public incentives, local support, talent with a qualified labour market, diversified industrial base, quality of life, etc.


14.00 - 14.30

Ana Kralj

From zero to hero – positioning your small investment friendly region

Northern Croatia is traditionally entrepreneurial with traditional sectors striving to be knowledge intensive and innovative. How to achieve the shift? Is FDI one of the options or is it just a buzz? How to distinguish a small region among all the others trying to get the quality investments?


14.45 - 15.15

Alina Harastasanu

How Ohio Has Become the “Global Heartland” of the United States

Ohio is the birthplace of some of the world’s greatest inventions and that innovative spirit combined with a friendly business environment, attracts increased global investment. Ohio’s increased industry diversity is driven by strategy around growing industries including professional and business services, finance, insurance and healthcare. In the past 10 years, Ohio’s economy witnessed a shift from manufacturing sector to services providing industries like professional and business services, finance, insurance, IT and healthcare.


15.30 - 16.00


Ras Al Khaimah – Destination to Work, Live and Play

Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates boasts a distinguished natural location, stretching along the shore of the Arabian Gulf, adjacent to the strategic Strait of Hormuz. In this talk, Ramy will highlight how the emirate serves as an ideal ecosystem for manufacturers, traders and logistics companies to set up their businesses and reach out to the MENA region while enjoying a high-quality lifestyle.


16.15 - 16.45

Craig Reed

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Selling Cross-Border

Capturing demand is one thing; fulfilling the order is a whole another adventure – especially in today’s dynamic global regulatory environment. Compelling order and post-order experiences complete the engagement cycle – at home and abroad. But too often, this cycle breaks down for cross-border shoppers due to unexpected fees, tariffs and taxes that are due once an online order ends up on at an international shopper’s home or business. Another persistent cross-border hurdle is the high cost of international shipping and the long order delivery times. The resulting customer experience-related cross-border challenges often boil down to the tough work of making sure sought-after products comply with the latest regulations and are correctly classified for import. Hear insights about how ecommerce sellers are improving international conversion rates by embracing automation and innovations that leverage machine learning ease cross-border compliance-related hurdles. Learn more about how the latest software and process advancements can address tax reform initiatives, the dynamic state of border tariffs, and the increased scrutiny of imports as the global eCommerce growth drives an ever-increasing volume of cross-border sales and deliveries to shoppers around the world.