Scaling up in the UK – EECAN Edition

Jointly hosted by techUK and the Department for International Trade, the event will focus on providing expert advice to companies from the EECAN region which are looking to scale up in the UK.  

Companies from the region will learn about the UK’s innovative technology environment, why it is thriving and why it is an ideal location for a business seeking to scale itself.

The session will feature expert advice from Russ Shaw, who is the founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates and feature companies from the region who have successfully internationalised via the UK.

Moderator: Dr Chris Moore, DIT Technology Specialist

Host: Dominykas Broga, Programme Manager for International Trade, techUK

DIT Contact: Shahriar Zakaria, Investment Manager for Latin America, Canada, CEN, Turkey & EECAN, Technology & Advanced Manufacturing Directorate, Global Trade & Investment (

Further details to be announced closer to date.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



13:00 - Overview of webinar

Dr Chris Moore, DIT Technology Specialist

13:05 - Welcome Speech

Judith Slater, Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

13:10 – 13:30 - Scaling Up in the UK – Panel Session

Russ Shaw, Founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates.

Emiliano Ramos, Partner at Emerging Europe and Lead for Tech Emerging Europe Advocates.

Moderator: Dr Chris Moore, DIT Technology Specialist

13:30 – 13:40 – Overview of techUK

Dominykas Broga, Programme Manager, International Trade, techUk

13:40 – 14:30 – Learning from Experience – Panel Session

Umut Genc, Founder / Managing Director, Eatron (Turkey)

Rob Keller, Sales Director – EMEA, Adani UK (Belarus)

Ali Eyuboglu, Founder / CEO, English Ninjas (Turkey)

Moderator: Dr Chris Moore, DIT Technology Specialist

Speaker info:

Russ Shaw is the founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates. He originally founded Tech London Advocates in 2013 to ensure an independent voice of the technology community was heard, but with a focus on the private sector. Since then he has been championing London as a global tech hub and campaigning to address some of the biggest challenges facing tech companies in the UK. 

Global Tech Advocates, founded in 2015, is now present in 16 hubs around the globe, with over 14,000 members. In 2019 Russ launched the inaugural GTA Festival, taking place in China and bringing the international network together for the first time.

Russ is a founding partner of London Tech Week, a London Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London and Advisory Board member for Founders4Schools and the Government’s Digital Skills Partnership. Last year, Russ was recognised as a 'Tech Titan' in the Evening Standard's Progress 1000 list of London's most influential people.

Emiliano Ramos is a lead for Tech Emerging Europe Advocates, which launches in Q3 2020 and will span 25 countries in Central and South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He is also a partner at Emerging Europe, a London-based news, intelligence and community platform whose mission is to create sustainable, innovation-led growth across the emerging Europe region.

Within his role at Emerging Europe, Emiliano identifies opportunities and implements strategies for growth and expansion and creates partnerships with leading businesses and governments from or with a stake in the region. Having lived in six countries and speaking multiple European languages, Emiliano is passionate about cultural diplomacy and meaningful relationships, which he sees as key to elevating the emerging Europe region’s profile on the global stage.

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