Opportunities & challenges for international e-commerce growth

Avalara have come together with industry experts GFS, Vayner Media, GTM Global and GS1 to shed light on the challenges and opportunities for unlocking international growth.

Never before has there been greater focus and urgency for retailers to look beyond the UK and EU for sales growth.

In a recent e-commerce survey commissioned by global delivery experts GFS across UK retailers with £1M+ turnover, 84% of UK retailers see international expansion as the key to the success and survival of their business in the next 24 months. Yet only 21% are selling abroad today and of those just 15% of their revenue is non-domestic.

In this webinar our panel of experts to discuss what UK retailers see as the:

  • Biggest barriers to international growth
  • The most important eCommerce markets for expansion
  • Key considerations for success

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Don’t miss this opportunity to register for the first in a series of events giving you expert insight and practical advice on how to successfully tap into the fastest growing ecommerce opportunities with less risk and less cost.

Can’t make the date? Register anyway to ensure you receive the webcast and invites to the rest of the events in this series on International Expansion.


Robbie Deeks

Director of eCommerce Revenue | Vayner Media

Robert Deeks is Head of eCommerce Revenue at VaynerMedia, residing in London but focusing his efforts globally, throughout North America, Middle East, and South-East Asia. Robbie is an ex Shopify Plus consultant where he worked on and helped launch their new markets division, working with hyper-growth verticals such as e-sports, private equity and FMCG.

Bobbie Ttooulis

Group Marketing Director | GFS

Bobbie joined GFS just 9 months ago from Experian where she was Head of EMEA Marketing. Prior to that, Bobbie has held senior marketing roles with companies ranging from global market leaders to tech start-ups and shares over 20 years global sales and marketing expertise.

Jake Estes

Manager, Tax Technology Solutions (EMEA) | Avalara

Jake Estes is the Regional Sales Manager (EMEA) for Avalara, the global leader in sales tax and VAT automation. For four years Jake has helped businesses utilise Avalara’s solutions to manage their US and global indirect tax compliance. Jake holds degrees from Washington State University (BA) and the University of Buckingham (MBA).

Ian Collins

Co-founder | GTM Global

Ian is a serial entrepreneur with significant international experience in internet, technology and hi-tech industries, working for start-ups, SMEs and large corporates including the launch of a leading eCommerce platform. In his career, he has started six companies, managed multiple fund raises, two acquisitions, a merger, three JVs, an MBI, two £100m+ corporate ventures, a disposal and an exit.

Lorna Beament

Industry Engagement Manager | Marketplaces

Lorna joined GS1 UK in December 2016 with a role to increase value to GS1 members and help drive the strategy by engaging with the stakeholders that sit within the marketplace landscape and to look at ways we can tackle their pain points to facilitate more friction-free trading. Lorna's background is in retail working for global retailers Mothercare and Early Learning Centre, Boohoo.com and most recently Dune London.