Greater Manchester Virtual North America Trade Mission
REACH trade mission to build cross-border collaboration and advance an inclusive transatlantic community of diverse leaders.
16:50 10 June 2021
A virtual trade mission to North America has been launched to help tech entrepreneurs explore new investment and export opportunities as well as accelerate their expansion plans in the US market.
The five-day event, which is hosted by The Growth Company’s Global Scale-Up programme and London & Partners Mayor’s International Business programme, aims to build cross-border collaboration and advance an inclusive transatlantic community of diverse leaders. It is also part of a scheme that aims to help companies in London and Greater Manchester from a range of diverse communities.
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: "I am very proud that we are creating this opportunity for underrepresented entrepreneurs in Greater Manchester and showcasing the diverse talent and innovation that is at the heart of our city-region.
"Greater Manchester is the fastest-growing digital and tech hub in Europe, and through our work at Greater Manchester Combined Authority, The Growth Company and the Global Scale-Up programme, we are doing everything we can to support these sectors, tackle digital inequalities, and make sure that this growth benefits all of our places and communities.
"Together with the Mayor of London and our partners in the capital, we hope this virtual trade mission will strengthen the links between our city-regions, and offer a platform for black, Asian and mixed background tech entrepreneurs to promote their businesses and forge exciting new global connections."