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.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, is delighted to support the initiative and added “…I know that the UK companies who land in New York will absolutely blow the socks off the business community in the Big Apple in December. As someone with close ties to that fantastic city, I know there is really no better place to do business in the US than my birthplace and it's great that this programme is going to help UK companies and talent to expand even faster. I also very much look forward to welcoming a similar delegation from New York to London in the future. Any programme that helps strengthen the relationship between these two great cities has my whole- hearted support."

Who should apply?
The programme is designed to help those companies that are trading well in their home market and are looking to establish a presence in New York within 6 months of the visit. A range of business sectors will be represented and will include (but not be limited to):

  • Media
  • Technology
  • Fashion
  • Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Food/Restaurant
  • Green
  • Bioscience

// Apply for 'London to NYC' via Glasshouse

Photo (cc) Jerry Ferguson.