Fairfax County EDA to spotlight international expansion in April 5 sessions with techUK and Oxfordshire LEP

Alan Fogg, afogg@fceda.org, +1 703-790-0600 (o), +1 571-213-5065 (m)

Events to highlight Fairfax County and U.K .technology sectors 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Fairfax County, Virginia USA – The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) will have representatives in the United Kingdom for April 5 events with techUK and the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) to spotlight opportunities for companies interested in expanding to the United States.

“We continue to see a lot of interest from U.K. companies interested in a Washington-area location, and we are delighted to work with techUK and OxLEP to tell the Fairfax County story to businesses interested in expansion to the U.S., especially in the cyber, defense, data analytics and life-science sectors,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “Building relationships is important when considering a transatlantic expansion, and we want to emphasize how much we value the U.S.-U.K. relationship and want to improve it.”

Jan Mul, director of international marketing for the FCEDA, will join the FCEDA’s U.K.-based representatives and host techUK at 10 St. Bride St. in London to discuss corporate options and considerations, market entry strategies, what companies need to know to get started, and to hear a case study of a British firm entering the U.S. market.

The 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. session will feature speakers including Talal Rajab, cyber -program manager, techUK; Gus Franklyn-Bute, senior regional investment advisor, SelectUSA; Eliot Norman, partner, Williams Mullen; Julia Summerville, director, International Tax Services, RSM; and Mike McLaren, finance director, FDM Group.

Click here for more information and to register for this event. More than 900 companies, primarily small and medium-sized firms collectively employing close to 700,000, are members of techUK.

Later, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., next-generation IT security company Sophos will host an evening of transatlantic business networking with the FCEDA and OxLEP.

The event will take place at The Pentagon, Abingdon Science Park, and feature industry experts and economic development organizations. The discussions will familiarize businesses, particularly those involved in cybersecurity, aerospace and digital health, with the opportunities and benefits of expanding to Fairfax County, Virginia.

Just as Oxfordshire is close to London, Fairfax County is minutes from Washington, D.C. Both areas are thriving centres for business in the aerospace, cybersecurity and digital-health sectors. The FCEDA offers introductions to potential customers, partners and investors and can help ensure a soft landing in a market known for its excellent infrastructure, highly-skilled workforce, educational opportunities and livability.

The event and reception are free. Reserve a place by clicking here.

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Twitter and LinkedIn.