BrightLemon has been working with Chinwag, FutureGov and Kathryn Corrick to help put together a Digital Mission to Washington DC. Organised by Chinwag and the UK Trade & Investment, Digital Missions are a series of trade missions which allow UK digital companies to expand internationally.
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The last few years have seen a dramatic adoption of social media and digital technologies in government, NGOs and campaigning organisations. There’s a highly active community here in the UK, and an equally vibrant counterpart in the United States centred around Washington DC. What started as a conversation with our friends at digital government consultancy FutureGov, community builder BrightLemon and digital media consultant Kathryn Corrick has come together to form concrete plans for a Digital Mission to Washington DC, scheduled the week 11th July 2011. Digital Missions are designed specifically for companies in the digital sector to understand the opportunities and challenges of overseas markets. Over a week, mission delegates will have the opportunity to network, meet investors, find partners and develop valuable business relationships. Building on the success of the previous seven trips, this inaugural week-long Digital Mission to DC, will focus on the exciting space where government meets the digital sector, whether that’s adopting open source technology, opening data, working collaboratively or developing social enterprises. The full schedule is being confirmed, but will include:
- Masterclass sessions on setting up and doing business in the US
- Specialist briefings on campaigning, transparency, media & technology in government
- Roundtable meeting, Q&A and pitch events
- Networking dinner and meet-ups with DC-based communities in tech & Gov 2.0
- A session covering contracting with the US Government
- VIP reception and company showcase