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On May 17 and18th Going Global Live and the Foreign Direct Investment Expo returned to ExCeL in London alongside the Business Show for another unmissable international event. Over the two days 3,392 visitors came through the doors looking for advice and information on how to take their businesses overseas or increase their foothold in the international marketplace, and they found it!

“I want to compliment the organisers. They are always on point, they

make it easy for us!”

Dunia El-Zobaidi - Al Arab Publishing

Exhibitors ranging from legal experts, to translation services and transport solutions were on the floor ready to provide face-to-face advice and answers to budding and established international businesses. The regional focuses were unmatched in the industry. Experts were on hand to offer insights into Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Southeast Asia and more.

“Really good people, good leads generated, positive outcomes!”

Georgina Martin - UK-ASEAN Business Council

Seminars and panel sessions covered a wide range of topics vital to those in the audience who were looking to take their businesses overseas. The theatres were overflowing with crowds gathering to see speakers like James Houston of HUB Africa, Nancy Martinez Fasoro of Lady Nancy Group – Nigerian Market Specialist, Geoff Charlesworth of UK-ASEAN Business Council, and Emil Strickland of Thrive Digital.  Those interested in South Eastern Europe had the opportunity to attend the S.E.E. Panel, which was moderated by Andrew Wrobel from Emerging Europe and features experts from several different sectors including Anne-Marie Martin from COBCOE and Agnes Molnar of Reed Smith.

“It’s been really good, definitely our biggest event.”

  Rebecca Wyman - Oxford Business Group

The energy in the hall was palpable as 1-2-1 networking and connections clicked into place throughout the hall. Going Global Live and FDI have reaffirmed themselves as a place where businesses and individuals can attend to find all the advice, products, information, and assistance that they need to take their businesses into the international market on every level from SMEs up to established businesses.

“Really good leads and met really interesting people!”

 Casey Tucker - Institute of Export and International Trade 

With May’s event successfully behind us, we are now turning our attention to the next Going Global Live and Foreign & Direct Investment Expo which will take place November 16th and 17th at Olympia London. We have set the bar high for 2017, and are already well on our way to making November’s event even better!

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities at Going Global Live or FDI, please contact Event Director Simon Chicken at

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