After a Competitive Recruitment Process, DIT Announces 11 UK Delegates Selected to Join a Trade Mission to AI Summit New York 3 to 7 December 2018.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) trade mission offers UK artificial intelligence (AI) companies the opportunity to:
- meet with US corporations
- connect with influencers in the New York tech community
- gain valuable insight into doing business overseas
Recruitment ran across the whole of the UK and focused on companies with a unique AI or machine learning (ML) product offering for the US market and some experience with US clients.
Now in its third year in New York, the AI Summit hosts more than 3,000 attendees with insight into AI solutions spanning all industry sectors and offers participants multiple business-building opportunities.
Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York and Trade Commissioner for North America, Antony Phillipson, said of the mission:
This summit is a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the leading UK AI companies and provide them with a platform to develop key partnerships in the US.
The UK is a global leader in AI, and one of the 4 Grand Challenges in our modern Industrial Strategy, which focuses on driving international trade and investment in emerging fields to secure a prosperous future for the UK and its partners in the global economy.
Previous trade missions have seen UK companies learn best practices about US expansion strategy, generate sales in the US market, and network with top-level industry executives. The 2017 mission to the AI Summit led to immediate benefits for UK participants.
CEO and co-founder of StatusToday, Ankur Modi, said of being part of the 2017 DIT delegation:
The AI Summit offered good networking opportunities with some strong prospective clients: we saw several decision makers and key influencers from New York area enterprises, while DIT’s programming informed us about New York area buyer expectations.
We were able to convert new connections into meetings and we have since won business with a prominent US brand as a result.