Virtual Trade Mission

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL TRADE MISSION (“VTM”)?

It’s a private-public partnership program, using a unique combination of web 2.0 tools, local government support and global collaboration to help you expand your global business connections.

Through the VTM you can find other tech firms around the world, to act as distributors, development partners, service partners, licensees/licensors, resellers, or technology partners for your company. Meet them online, pre-qualify them, get guidance from your local government team as needed, then organize an in-person meeting, knowing that you have a well qualified match.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE ?

Technology firms from participating cities with a serious interest in developing global trade and contacts.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

With agreement from your local Economic development team, you get your own exclusive space in www.VirtualTradeMission.com to profile your company and your global trade needs. Then you can participate in both spontaneous and organized collaboration sessions.

 

 

 

WHAT'S NEW?

COLLABORATION KICK-OFF WEBCAST

A diverse group of technology companies from Westchester (USA) and Gold Coast (Australia) successfully kicked off their collaboration during VTM's first live webcast on February 25/26. The interactive event allowed each of the eleven participating companies to introduce themselves to likeminded counterparts in lucrative US and Australian markets and learn more about local market conditions. VTM will serve as the platform for future collaborative sessions as companies leverage the site to expand their global business opportunities. Click here to view a recorded version of the webcast between Westchester and Gold Coast (1 hour 20 minutes).

Find out more about the participating companies in the TRADE ZONE.

Further information:
Westchester Companies:
    Scott Fernqvist
    email: sef1@westchestergov.com
    phone: +1 914-995-3078

Gold Coast Companies:
    Morgan Parker
    email: morganparker@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
    phone: +61 7 5581 7524

WHAT EFFORT WILL IT TAKE FROM MY COMPANY?

Expect to spend a few hours profiling your company and needs – Group Intelligence will help you in person as needed. Then spend some time in August and September reviewing participating firms and communicating with them.

WHO ARE WE?

We represent members of the Global Digital Cities Network, a network of innovative communities from around the world. In partnership with Group Intelligence, a leader in collaboration services for the technology market*, we are driving the Virtual Trade Mission. That means: recruiting participants, collaborating with our peers around the world and helping you to develop your international business contacts. We are underwriting the VTM program costs for this pilot so there will be no cost for this service to your company. This pilot is being conducted between selected technology companies in Westchester, NY, Dundee, Scotland and Gold Coast, Australia.

*Group Intelligence provides managed eCommunity services for global technology ecosystems of customers and business partners of major vendors such as IBM and Microsoft

 

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