Practical Insights: Are you ready for international markets?

Practical Insights: Are you ready for international markets?

  • Broadcast: Monday 10 June 2019
  • Simon Hall

So, you’re an SME and you’re already operating in foreign markets or thinking about entering foreign markets.

In the past century the average life span of companies has dropped from 90 years to 30 years; we’ve seen the larger enterprises disrupted more and more by smaller more agile companies; and such disruption is coming in many cases from foreign markets. With the increasing disruption and the globalising of customers and markets there isn’t a more critical time to be thinking about how to operate or expand internationally.

It's an ever changing and evolving foreign business environment but there are several positives to consider; SMEs are probably better placed more than ever to expand internationally; SMEs typically are more adaptive; and with new applications and technologies the capabilities of SMEs have improved both in taking businesses abroad as well as growing businesses in foreign markets.

The key question – are you ready for foreign markets? In this webinar we will look at:

  • The key challenges and trends in the global market environment
  • What constitutes readiness for expanding internationally

We’ll also be presenting some key frameworks to start you thinking about the necessary foundations or requirements in going international or expanding further within foreign markets.

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About the Speaker

Simon Hall
Simon Hall Managing Director & Founder, NextGen Marketing Solutions

As former CMO UK of Dell, Simon was responsible for all UK marketing - leading across customer segments and channels for their full portfolio of products and solutions. Simon has around 20 years' experience in the IT and services industry from companies such as Toshiba, Acer, Microsoft and Dell.

Before joining Dell in 2010, Simon served as EMEA Retail Sales and Marketing Manager for the Entertainment and Devices division at Microsoft. He also spent five years in Italy with Acer as EMEA Business Manager, where he built from scratch and lead to success the Mobile Solutions division, along with five years in Germany at Toshiba Europe as European Marketing Manager.

Simon holds a dual degree in International Business from the University of Sunderland, as well as a BA in International Trade and Business from the University of Mannheim.

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