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Lauren Cotton

I joined Chinwag in August '10. I work across Chinwag, Chinwag Jobs, Digital Mission and Social Media Week London mostly on communications & publicity - chatting to you wonderul folk via blogs, newsletters, twitter, facebook, linkedin etc.

I also do illustration in my spare time, take a peek! Tumblr // Web Store

London to NYC: 6th - 10th December

New York Skyline

After Chinwag's successful Digital Mission to New York with UK Trade and Investment last week, Glasshouse are heading back to the Big Apple with a trade trip covering eight different industry sectors including digital.

You’ll need to be quick off the mark to apply (deadline 5pm Weds 10th Nov), but 'London to NYC', part of the New York City Mayor's 'World to NYC' programme, promises to promote trade and investment between New York and London and, specifically, assist companies looking to expand into New York City by mid 2011.

“Working in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Glasshouse is now inviting applications from companies looking to expand into New York City and who wish to join the official delegation in New York during the week of 6th December 2010.” 

The programme will consist of a 5 days in New York packed full of events specifically designed to create new business opportunities through direct introduction to New York’s business leaders (including high-level leaders from the media, fashion, and financial services communities). Events will include business receptions, workshops, networking, targeted meetings and, of course, social events.

Applications can be made through their website and will close 5pm Wed 10th November. Attendees will be announced on Friday 12th November.

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Travelling to the USA? You Need ESTA


In under a week some of the UK's leading digital firms will be making the trip to the Big Apple for the third Digital Mission to New York.

The week takes in a heap of activities designed to bring companies up-to-speed on the US market, make heaps of introductions and take in the full intensity of the ad:tech NYC Expo.

For those taking part in the Digital Mission, and anyone travelling to the US from the UK, the forms for immigration have changed in the last couple of months and it's now obligatory to complete the snappily titled Electronic System for Travel Authorization for (or thankfully, ESTA form).

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