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Scaling your Business Internationally: Lessons from USA (Lunch 'n' Learn)

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One Roof Women

77 City Road

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Southbank, VIC 3006

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This hand’s on event will cover important topics for companies looking to scale internationally, with case studies from the USA. Each attendee will be involved in assessing their own business on a scaleability assessment. At the conclusion of the workshop each participant will have an actionable plan for their business: strengths and areas to focus to prepare to scale-up.

About Trena Blair:

Trena Blair is a highly accomplished presenter, author, mentor and global business woman who effortlessly transverses corporate and entrepreneurial communities. A global citizen, Trena has lived and worked in Australia and the United States of America (New York) during the course of her 15+ year international corporate executive career. She has managed global regions including Asia Pacific and the Americas. Her entrepreneurial spirit and natural curiosity has resulted in developing a successful international corporate career, combined with working for and launching 3 startups.

Trena holds the following appointments:

Ø Commercialization Network Expert, Austrade (Department of Industry, Innovation and Science)
Ø Mentor: Tyro Fintech Hub
Ø Judge for CSIRO ON Innovation program
Ø Mentor/Coach RMIT “Bright Spark’s” program.

Trena holds a B.A (Ed), B.Ed, Grad. Dip. Mgt (UNSW) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has held several board positions including Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), Ability Options (non-profit in Disability sector) and is currently on AMCHAM's Trade Advisory Board.


About FD Global Connections
In 2014, Trena founded FD Global Connections to be the global business and marketing partner to Australian businesses scaling into the United States. FD Global Connections consults to companies on a growth trajectory to develop Export Budgets, Board Approval Papers, Project Timetable, Scaleability Assessments, Go-To-Market Strategies, and USA Operating Platform. FD Global is also engaged for Business Development in New York.

FD Global Connections clients cross several industries including FinTech, RegTech, Travel/Hospitality, EdTech, Professional Services, Luxury Retail. FD Global Connections is also engaged by the Austrade to conduct “Go-To-Market” strategy workshops for the San Francisco Landing Pad startups, to ensure they are prepared for their 90 day experience. In addition, FD Global Connections works with Australia’s top universities to develop new undergraduate and post-graduate innovation programs in collaboration with major USA Universities.

In 2017, FD Global developed and launched the "New York Immersion Program" for Australian companies ready to scale into the USA market, with New York as the market entry point. This highly curated, intensive program is held over 3 months with workshops in Sydney and a week of educational, pitching and business development in New York. 5 FinTech’s successfully completed the program in 2017, and 2 programs will be held throughout 2018.

FD Global Connections has been featured on SkyNews "Business Success”, “The Australian” and “Dynamic Business”

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Southbank, VIC 3006

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