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Press ReleaseThe second edition of our magazine: Centuro Connect is here
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The Second Edition Of Our Magazine: Centuro Connect Is Here

Welcome to the second issue of the CENTURO CONNECT MAGAZINE for 2021, the free digital magazine covering the latest topics in international business.  We bring together thought-leadership from business leaders, entrepreneurs, and global experts, delve deeper in getting to know the Centuro Global network, and discuss how to scale businesses effectively in international markets. You’ll even see some special offers from our sponsors, including from the likes of Maserati!   In this issue, we celebrate the latest in business and tech news. You can read up on the latest developments in Fintech, including why the Baltics is the place to be.  Discover why the US is the top foreign investment destination in the world again and discover who are the top 4 unlikely entrepreneurs we can all learn lessons from.  You can also read about and sign up for our most recent and upcoming events such as our Doing Business in the USA webinar and our in-person Annual Global Conference.   Discover more about our AI-powered global expansion platform, Centuro Connect, and learn more about our Centuro Global partners and team.   So, grab a cup of tea, sit back, and enjoy reading through your second edition of the CENTURO CONNECT MAGAZINE.   For any questions, suggestions, or feedback, please send us an email.    Stay up to date with our latest issue HERE.    For subscriptions to future issues, please sign up HERE.

Jun 10, 2021
EventBarriers to entering the US market and pathways to success
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Barriers To Entering The US Market And Pathways To Success

The new Biden administration recently signed into law a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill to boost the US economy. With an emphasis on growing businesses, increasing jobs and attracting foreign talent, this is a fantastic time to launch in the US. Join us on 23 June 2021 at 2pm BST / 9am EDT to discover some excellent tips on launching into the region. Asma Bashir, Chairwoman of Centuro Global will be joined by an expert panel of renowned US lawyers and accountants to take you through some practical steps on doing business in the United States. We will cover what you need to think about before expansion, launching in the US and then ensuring long term success. Topics to be discussed will include:1. The pros and cons of entering the US market – should you go big or stay home?2. Is a Delaware company the best option for entity setup?3. How to handle contract negotiations with US parties4. Protecting your intellectual property5. Payroll and Employee considerations6. Immigration Options7. Global Transfer Pricing and Tax PlanningSPEAKERS:1. Teresa Gordon - Shareholder, Clayton & Mckervey2. Eric R. Fox - Managing Partner, Ivins, Philips & Barker3. Thomas Thorelli - Partner/Owner, Thorelli and AssociatesWATCH THE FULL WEBINAR RECORDING HERE.<iframe  src="https://lu.ma/embed-checkout/evt-ZODMKIeFFi22UNS"  width="600"  height="450"  frameborder="0"  style="border:1px solid #bfcbda88;border-radius:4px;"  allowfullscreen=""  aria-hidden="false"  tabindex="0" ></iframe><iframe  src="https://lu.ma/embed-checkout/evt-ZODMKIeFFi22UNS"  width="600"  height="450"  frameborder="0"  style="border:1px solid #bfcbda88;border-radius:4px;"  allowfullscreen=""  aria-hidden="false"  tabindex="0" ></iframe><iframe  src="https://lu.ma/embed-checkout/evt-ZODMKIeFFi22UNS"  width="600"  height="450"  frameborder="0"  style="border:1px solid #bfcbda88;border-radius:4px;"  allowfullscreen=""  aria-hidden="false"  tabindex="0" ></iframe>

ASMA BASHIR Jun 04, 2021
Press ReleaseCenturo Connect: The World’s First All Encompassing Global Expansion Platform
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Centuro Connect: The World’s First All Encompassing Global Expansion Platform

The international expansion experts at Centuro Global have built the world’s first AI-powered intuitive, intelligent and interactive expansion platform - Centuro Connect. An easy-to-use self-service portal designed to empower companies with information and expertise to trade in any jurisdiction globally.By using its AI-powered project management software, companies can halve the time spent on creating their expansion strategies, and reduce their initial costs by around 30%, whilst gaining insights into local requirements, project risks, and access to key local personnel.Now, all it takes is a few clicks to search for crucial information on over 150 countries, compare global tax rates, view company incorporation procedures & banking solutions, compare entity structures & immigration rules, and much more!All information is neatly organised in a digestible format, with templates readily available and the Centuro Global team of experts are on call to support you through your entire global expansion process and deliver best-in-class services at localised rates.The company’s two London-based co-founders, Asma Bashir (Chairwoman) and Zain Ali (CEO) are both with a legal background in two of the most prominent international law firms, felt that the way professional services are currently consumed is in urgent need of disruption.“We built Centuro Connect to give power back to the client and to democratise access to traditionally complex information in a digestible format, whilst creating transparency of services and costs in different jurisdictions across the globe. Technology has made life simpler in so many ways, and it’s time that such innovation is brought to the legal and wider professional services industries,” comments Zain Ali.Indeed, users of the platform such as Richard Nicholl, the Vice President of Human Resources at SNC-Lavalin, have been immensely impressed.“Very intuitive platform with a vast amount of information on entity set up, tax rates, immigration process and much more. As the Head of a large Global HR team, this type of information is really useful and saves us time and expense when researching new markets around the world.”Now you don’t have to spend months researching local laws, visa requirements, and entity structures. You don’t have to waste time trying to find reliable, trusted local partners and wondering who the right person is to speak to. And you no longer have to juggle multiple moving parts in a fragmented manner with costs spiraling out of control.Centuro Connect empowers you with knowledge, helps you build your expansion strategy, and gives you access to on-the-ground experts at the click of a button.Sign up to Centuro Connect now – a one-stop-shop for all global expansion requirements.For additional information, visit CENTURO CONNECT or contact hello@centuroglobal.com

May 25, 2021
EventDoing Business in The Middle East - Risk and Rewards
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Doing Business In The Middle East - Risk And Rewards

The Middle East is a complex region and not the easiest place to operate. If you wish to scale a business into the Middle East, it is undeniably advantageous to operate across multiple countries.However, as a region diverse in geography, ethnicity, religion, and culture, the heterogeneity of the Arab world means it is necessary to delve into the details of the economy and culture of each individual country.You may wish to launch your business in the UAE due to its friendly business practices, before seeking wider commercial opportunities in Saudia Arabia, whilst tapping into more cost-effective talent from nations such as Egypt will help you manage costs.Watch our webinar below, deciphering the secrets for success when scaling into the Middle East.HOST:Zain Ali is the CEO of Centuro Global and a solicitor by background. He has spent most of his career advising large multinational corporates and tech startups alike on protecting their IP, managing disputes, and implementing global expansion projects.Having worked both for an international law firm and in house, as well as living in 3 countries on 3 continents, Zain is well aware of the key challenges businesses face on the international stage.SPEAKERS:1. Sarah Hildersley, International Trade Advisor at the Department for International Trade, will be taking the stage for the keynote and will discuss opportunities in the region as well as security, risk and the female perspective in the Middle East.Sarah has served as a British diplomat in the Middle East and has extensive experience advising companies on their strategic approach to selling in complex markets. She now works with the UK's largest Chambers of Commerce and has had exceptional success in helping companies accelerate international sales2. Fiona Chamberlain, ITA and Commercial Attaché for UKDIT in Qatar, is bringing her experience and will offer some truly great insights on the keynote.Fiona Chamberlain spent three years as a Commercial Attaché in the UK’s Department for International Trade based in Qatar. She was responsible for identifying, supporting and developing opportunities for new and existent British companies seeking to enter or expand in the Qatari market. In her current role as an International Trade Advisor, she continues to promote international trade for UK companies.3. Nihal Othman is a UAE based market entry specialist for the MENA region. Her extensive career working for Nasdaq, CNBC Universal and Baker & Mckenzie before taking on a COO role at Abou Naja IP, equips her to tackle a wide array of client requirements.She has built up an extensive network of decision-makers within the region over the past decade and can advise on company setup, marketing, procurement, IP and overcoming cultural hurdles in the region.

ZAIN ALI Mar 08, 2021
Press ReleaseAsma Bashir named newest member of Leaders First
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Asma Bashir Named Newest Member Of Leaders First

Leaders First is a global membership organisation supporting professionals to expand their business network and to learn new skills. With active hubs in the UK, Italy, Russia and the USA, their global network of members is spread over 20 different countries. The core belief of Leaders First is that leaders from different industries can learn from each other. The community of Leaders First includes top managers, business owners, emerging leaders, family business members, investors, family office representatives and entrepreneurs across different sectors.In a press release on LinkedIn, Leaders First announced our chairman Asma Bashir as their newest member. "We are very proud to welcome a new Premium Member - Asma Bashir - Investor, Speaker, Judge, Chairman at Centuro Global. Asma is a legal professional with over 20 years of experience having built a business in over 15 countries around the world.She sold her business in 2015 to an American private equity firm before embarking on a new journey to work with entrepreneurs and help companies go global. She is an investor, mentor and a speaker at many events with a focus on innovation and future leaders".Read the full press release here.

Feb 11, 2021
Press ReleaseCenturo Global Partners with Office Freedom
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Centuro Global Partners With Office Freedom

Office Freedom now representing the UK as part of the Centuro Global Network Office Freedom has been appointed as a key Global Partner providing flexible office space globally to our community.Centuro Global is committed to collaborating globally to empower world economic development and promoting innovative solutions for start-ups, SMEs and corporates around the world. With this new appointment, Office Freedom, will join a powerful network of global expansion experts and encourage further global growth. The inclusion of Office Freedom provides a wide range of opportunities and opens doors for economic development and greater involvement on the global business stage. Asma Bashir, Chairwoman of Centuro Global welcomes this appointment and states "Centuro Global supports startups, scaleups and high-growth businesses scale globally by providing access to valuable know-how and strategic partners around the world, saving businesses both time and money. We aim to help more companies successfully grow and in turn contribute to both the local UK economy and the world economy as a whole. We strongly believe that this will further be made possible through this appointment and look forward to working closely with Office Freedom".Richard Smith, CEO of Office Freedom commented, "We are exceptionally proud and excited by this exclusive appointment which means we can now help Centuro Global members worldwide find office space by accessing our One-Stop-Gateway to the Flexible, Serviced, Leased and Managed Office Industry".Learn more about Office Freedom and their services here.  

Jan 18, 2021
EventScaling Your Business to Latin America
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Scaling Your Business To Latin America

Latin America presents a fantastic growth opportunity for scaling companies in their global expansion journey. The region is yet to be saturated with software like many other territories, it has one of the highest predicted GDP growth rates for 2021 in the world, and there is a high-skill talent pool to be tapped into. Infrastructure has also rapidly developed across the continent and the region has also become more politically stable in recent years. Nonetheless, doing business in Latin America also comes with a host of challenges. Access the webinar below.Our panel of local experts shared vital initial decision-making information to give you a competitive advantage in your expansion journey.They discussed everything you need to know around:• Conducting market assessments• Cultural Adaptations• Determining the best market entry options• Corporate & Employment law• Tax requirements• Managing your HR and payrollWebinar Host: Asma BashirAsma is a former founder of Newland Chase and current Chairman of Centuro Global. She is a mentor on the Mayor's International Business Programme as well as a Senator of the World Business Angel Forum.Speakers:Neil MontgomeryNeil is the Founding and Managing Partner of Montgomery & Associados. He is a lecturer on Doing Business in Brazil at the renowned Brazilian business school Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV) and author of several published articles on Brazilian aviation, corporate and international law, arbitration, labour and employment and gaming law.Juan Daniel Rodríguez CardosoJuan Daniel Rodriguez is a Managing Partner at Rodríguez Rueda, S.C., in Mexico City. With several degrees ranging from Law to telecommunications, Daniel is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, International Technology Law Association, International Bar Association and Barra Mexicana, Colegio De Abogados, A.C. Arnaud BleuezArnaud Bleuez is Partner & Director at BPC Partners in Brazil. He has worked with several large European companies including PWC and is currently the author of a book on Brazilian Taxes, intended for International Companies doing business in Brazil. "Brazilian taxes: what you need to know".Bjorn ReynoldsBjorn Reynolds is the Founder and CEO of Safeguard Global. Bjorn has been at the forefront of transitioning businesses and creating successful value propositions for customers, shareholders, and employees alike. He was recognized in 2016 as Payroll World’s “Top 50 Most Influential People in Payroll, ″ and as a “Game Changer” by Workforce Magazine.Jorge FerrariJorge is the Founder and CEO of Aurora International Education. With over 26 years of international experience, Jorge focuses on the education sector and most recently co-founded Galileo Global Education (GGE) in 2011. GGE is a company focused on higher education which now has over 100,000 students in 8 countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.   Go Global by Centuro GlobalFor those looking to expand their business into Latin America, Go Global is a FREE revolutionary new global expansion platform that empowers companies with the knowledge and expertise to trade in any jurisdiction globally.Our easy to use, self-service portal will grant access to a database of business expansion blueprints, a global network of experts & actionable support. Sign up for your free account and start your global expansion journey today.

ZAIN ALI, SERAJ TOEFY, BEN BLACKBURN Jan 05, 2021
EventDoing Business in a Post Brexit Europe
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Doing Business In A Post Brexit Europe

As the transition period for the UK leaving the EU is drawing to a close, are you Brexit ready?Understanding the importance of effective Brexit planning will help UK & European companies avoid a challenging and costly post-Brexit transition.We brought together experts from around Europe for an interactive roundtable discussion with exclusive insights and advice into what business must consider when preparing for the end of the transition period.We will cover topics including the implications of Brexit on:Immigration, staff mobility and hiring between the UK and the EUEntity Setup and the need for a European presence to continue tradingSocial security and taxBusiness visitor requirementsIntellectual PropertyOur host: Asma Bashir is a legal professional with over 20 years’ experience in expanding businesses across the world. She has significant experience in law and policy across Europe having advised multinational companies on changing legislation. She is a mentor and board member of several businesses and Chairwoman at Centuro Global.Speakers:Tomáš PetyovskýTomáš is a co-founding Partner of Petyovský & Partners and Attorney-at-Law, specialising in immigration and legal services. He also participates on policy development of the Czech immigration legislation as a member of American Chamber of Commerce, Work Group for Economic Migration at the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the Czech Republic and is working on policy development directly with the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic. He lectures at various training and seminars for clients, students and universities.Michael Møller NielsenMichael heads the employment law department of Lund Elmer Sandager in Denmark. He advises on all types of employment law challenges including executive service agreements, collective bargaining agreement issues, anti-competitive agreements and individual employment matters. Michael has extensive experience within data protection law and M&A and has written several publications on employment law matters.Fiona Mougenot Fiona Mougenot is a British national who has lived and worked in France longer than in her native country. Her professional experiences, in the areas of marketing, tax and international human resources consulting, have been with multi-national companies such as IBM, TRW, Barclays, Europace, and KPMG LLP. She founded Expat Partners in 2003 to provide full immigration services to the Global Mobility Directors seeking assistance. Fiona is regularly invited as a guest speaker at Global Mobility functions, sharing her knowledge and insight on immigration matters.Greg YoungGreg Young is HR Manager at Manor Renewable Energy Ltd. Greg has worked for a number of multinational companies within the oil and gas industry and has specialist expertise with international assignment management. He holds a post-graduate diploma in personnel management and merit from the University of Portsmouth.

ASMA BASHIR, ZAIN ALI, SERAJ TOEFY, BEN BLACKBURN Dec 01, 2020
Press ReleaseZain Ali named as one of the Top 20 Dynamic CEOs in the UK 2020
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Zain Ali Named As One Of The Top 20 Dynamic CEOs In The UK 2020

The CEO Publication, a unique print & digital platform featuring the industry experts who have created ripples across various areas of expertise has acknowledged Zain Ali, CEO of Centuro Global—assisting businesses in entering and scaling into new markets—one among the “Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020 in the UK″ who is transforming the industry with his unique solutions. The CEO Publication has been become pioneering magazine owing to their unique coverage of news, articles & industry leaders concentrating on transforming various arenas. Owing to the innovative approach adapted by Zain Ali, CEO of Centuro Global, he is being featured in the “Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020 in the UK″ edition. The company takes care of every step of the international expansion journey from tax, legal, immigration to HR and Payroll allowing their clients to trade in any jurisdiction globally with ease and efficiency. Adam Patrick, Managing Editor of The CEO Publication says, “It is an honor to recognize Zain Ali, CEO of Centuro Global as one among the Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020 in the UK who is a true inspiration. Centuro’s solutions come integrated in a fantastic online platform that democratise access to information and advisory services. Designed to help clients connect, communicate and collaborate with global experts remotely; it simplifies the complex global expansion process with a clear strategy, roadmap, tools and a trusted network; all at your fingertips.” Zain Ali, CEO of Centuro Global said, “Companies frequently struggle to make critical decisions during the global expansion process. Our platform equips you with the knowledge and power to make these decisions quickly and efficiently.” To read the full feature on Zain Ali and Centuro Global, follow the link: https://www.theceomag.com/transforming-the-delivery-of-professional-services-worldwide-zain-ali/

ZAIN ALI Oct 12, 2020
EventLive, work, Study in the UK or Canada
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Live, Work, Study In The UK Or Canada

REGISTERThere are a lot of questions you need to ask and find answers to when you are deciding to relocate, the first and most important question being which country. That is what we are here to help you decide.Our local partners the Canada and the UK will be on hand to run you through the pros, cons and difference of relocating to their respective countries.This event is for any one who wishes to set up a business or is highly skilled in their field and wishes to explore their options to relocate. It is also for those who may wish to study or start a new tech company so attractive for start or innovator visas.AGENDAOptions to live and work in the UK/CanadaTime to settlementRequirements and eligibilityProcessREGISTERABOUT CENTURO GLOBALCenturo Global is an exclusive business hub for high growth entrepreneurs, SMEs and multi-national companies to access global market entry strategies and connect with the highest quality professional services providers anywhere in the world.Our online platform allows you to instantly Connect, Communicate and Collaborate with likeminded entrepreneurs, business leaders, professional advisers and investors from around the world.

ASMA BASHIR, SERAJ TOEFY Oct 12, 2020
Press Release
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The Second Edition Of Our Magazine: Centuro Connect Is Here

Welcome to the second issue of the CENTURO CONNECT MAGAZINE for 2021, the free digital magazine covering the latest topics in international business.  We bring together thought-leadership from business leaders, entrepreneurs, and global experts, delve deeper in getting to know the Centuro Global network, and discuss how to scale businesses effectively in international markets. You’ll even see some special offers from our sponsors, including from the likes of Maserati!   In this issue, we celebrate the latest in business and tech news. You can read up on the latest developments in Fintech, including why the Baltics is the place to be.  Discover why the US is the top foreign investment destination in the world again and discover who are the top 4 unlikely entrepreneurs we can all learn lessons from.  You can also read about and sign up for our most recent and upcoming events such as our Doing Business in the USA webinar and our in-person Annual Global Conference.   Discover more about our AI-powered global expansion platform, Centuro Connect, and learn more about our Centuro Global partners and team.   So, grab a cup of tea, sit back, and enjoy reading through your second edition of the CENTURO CONNECT MAGAZINE.   For any questions, suggestions, or feedback, please send us an email.    Stay up to date with our latest issue HERE.    For subscriptions to future issues, please sign up HERE.

Jun 10, 2021
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Barriers To Entering The US Market And Pathways To Success

The new Biden administration recently signed into law a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill to boost the US economy. With an emphasis on growing businesses, increasing jobs and attracting foreign talent, this is a fantastic time to launch in the US. Join us on 23 June 2021 at 2pm BST / 9am EDT to discover some excellent tips on launching into the region. Asma Bashir, Chairwoman of Centuro Global will be joined by an expert panel of renowned US lawyers and accountants to take you through some practical steps on doing business in the United States. We will cover what you need to think about before expansion, launching in the US and then ensuring long term success. Topics to be discussed will include:1. The pros and cons of entering the US market – should you go big or stay home?2. Is a Delaware company the best option for entity setup?3. How to handle contract negotiations with US parties4. Protecting your intellectual property5. Payroll and Employee considerations6. Immigration Options7. Global Transfer Pricing and Tax PlanningSPEAKERS:1. Teresa Gordon - Shareholder, Clayton & Mckervey2. Eric R. Fox - Managing Partner, Ivins, Philips & Barker3. Thomas Thorelli - Partner/Owner, Thorelli and AssociatesWATCH THE FULL WEBINAR RECORDING HERE.<iframe  src="https://lu.ma/embed-checkout/evt-ZODMKIeFFi22UNS"  width="600"  height="450"  frameborder="0"  style="border:1px solid #bfcbda88;border-radius:4px;"  allowfullscreen=""  aria-hidden="false"  tabindex="0" ></iframe><iframe  src="https://lu.ma/embed-checkout/evt-ZODMKIeFFi22UNS"  width="600"  height="450"  frameborder="0"  style="border:1px solid #bfcbda88;border-radius:4px;"  allowfullscreen=""  aria-hidden="false"  tabindex="0" ></iframe><iframe  src="https://lu.ma/embed-checkout/evt-ZODMKIeFFi22UNS"  width="600"  height="450"  frameborder="0"  style="border:1px solid #bfcbda88;border-radius:4px;"  allowfullscreen=""  aria-hidden="false"  tabindex="0" ></iframe>

ASMA BASHIRJun 04, 2021
Press Release
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Centuro Connect: The World’s First All Encompassing Global Expansion Platform

The international expansion experts at Centuro Global have built the world’s first AI-powered intuitive, intelligent and interactive expansion platform - Centuro Connect. An easy-to-use self-service portal designed to empower companies with information and expertise to trade in any jurisdiction globally.By using its AI-powered project management software, companies can halve the time spent on creating their expansion strategies, and reduce their initial costs by around 30%, whilst gaining insights into local requirements, project risks, and access to key local personnel.Now, all it takes is a few clicks to search for crucial information on over 150 countries, compare global tax rates, view company incorporation procedures & banking solutions, compare entity structures & immigration rules, and much more!All information is neatly organised in a digestible format, with templates readily available and the Centuro Global team of experts are on call to support you through your entire global expansion process and deliver best-in-class services at localised rates.The company’s two London-based co-founders, Asma Bashir (Chairwoman) and Zain Ali (CEO) are both with a legal background in two of the most prominent international law firms, felt that the way professional services are currently consumed is in urgent need of disruption.“We built Centuro Connect to give power back to the client and to democratise access to traditionally complex information in a digestible format, whilst creating transparency of services and costs in different jurisdictions across the globe. Technology has made life simpler in so many ways, and it’s time that such innovation is brought to the legal and wider professional services industries,” comments Zain Ali.Indeed, users of the platform such as Richard Nicholl, the Vice President of Human Resources at SNC-Lavalin, have been immensely impressed.“Very intuitive platform with a vast amount of information on entity set up, tax rates, immigration process and much more. As the Head of a large Global HR team, this type of information is really useful and saves us time and expense when researching new markets around the world.”Now you don’t have to spend months researching local laws, visa requirements, and entity structures. You don’t have to waste time trying to find reliable, trusted local partners and wondering who the right person is to speak to. And you no longer have to juggle multiple moving parts in a fragmented manner with costs spiraling out of control.Centuro Connect empowers you with knowledge, helps you build your expansion strategy, and gives you access to on-the-ground experts at the click of a button.Sign up to Centuro Connect now – a one-stop-shop for all global expansion requirements.For additional information, visit CENTURO CONNECT or contact hello@centuroglobal.com

May 25, 2021
Event
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Doing Business In The Middle East - Risk And Rewards

The Middle East is a complex region and not the easiest place to operate. If you wish to scale a business into the Middle East, it is undeniably advantageous to operate across multiple countries.However, as a region diverse in geography, ethnicity, religion, and culture, the heterogeneity of the Arab world means it is necessary to delve into the details of the economy and culture of each individual country.You may wish to launch your business in the UAE due to its friendly business practices, before seeking wider commercial opportunities in Saudia Arabia, whilst tapping into more cost-effective talent from nations such as Egypt will help you manage costs.Watch our webinar below, deciphering the secrets for success when scaling into the Middle East.HOST:Zain Ali is the CEO of Centuro Global and a solicitor by background. He has spent most of his career advising large multinational corporates and tech startups alike on protecting their IP, managing disputes, and implementing global expansion projects.Having worked both for an international law firm and in house, as well as living in 3 countries on 3 continents, Zain is well aware of the key challenges businesses face on the international stage.SPEAKERS:1. Sarah Hildersley, International Trade Advisor at the Department for International Trade, will be taking the stage for the keynote and will discuss opportunities in the region as well as security, risk and the female perspective in the Middle East.Sarah has served as a British diplomat in the Middle East and has extensive experience advising companies on their strategic approach to selling in complex markets. She now works with the UK's largest Chambers of Commerce and has had exceptional success in helping companies accelerate international sales2. Fiona Chamberlain, ITA and Commercial Attaché for UKDIT in Qatar, is bringing her experience and will offer some truly great insights on the keynote.Fiona Chamberlain spent three years as a Commercial Attaché in the UK’s Department for International Trade based in Qatar. She was responsible for identifying, supporting and developing opportunities for new and existent British companies seeking to enter or expand in the Qatari market. In her current role as an International Trade Advisor, she continues to promote international trade for UK companies.3. Nihal Othman is a UAE based market entry specialist for the MENA region. Her extensive career working for Nasdaq, CNBC Universal and Baker & Mckenzie before taking on a COO role at Abou Naja IP, equips her to tackle a wide array of client requirements.She has built up an extensive network of decision-makers within the region over the past decade and can advise on company setup, marketing, procurement, IP and overcoming cultural hurdles in the region.

ZAIN ALIMar 08, 2021
Press Release
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Asma Bashir Named Newest Member Of Leaders First

Leaders First is a global membership organisation supporting professionals to expand their business network and to learn new skills. With active hubs in the UK, Italy, Russia and the USA, their global network of members is spread over 20 different countries. The core belief of Leaders First is that leaders from different industries can learn from each other. The community of Leaders First includes top managers, business owners, emerging leaders, family business members, investors, family office representatives and entrepreneurs across different sectors.In a press release on LinkedIn, Leaders First announced our chairman Asma Bashir as their newest member. "We are very proud to welcome a new Premium Member - Asma Bashir - Investor, Speaker, Judge, Chairman at Centuro Global. Asma is a legal professional with over 20 years of experience having built a business in over 15 countries around the world.She sold her business in 2015 to an American private equity firm before embarking on a new journey to work with entrepreneurs and help companies go global. She is an investor, mentor and a speaker at many events with a focus on innovation and future leaders".Read the full press release here.

Feb 11, 2021
Press Release
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Centuro Global Partners With Office Freedom

Office Freedom now representing the UK as part of the Centuro Global Network Office Freedom has been appointed as a key Global Partner providing flexible office space globally to our community.Centuro Global is committed to collaborating globally to empower world economic development and promoting innovative solutions for start-ups, SMEs and corporates around the world. With this new appointment, Office Freedom, will join a powerful network of global expansion experts and encourage further global growth. The inclusion of Office Freedom provides a wide range of opportunities and opens doors for economic development and greater involvement on the global business stage. Asma Bashir, Chairwoman of Centuro Global welcomes this appointment and states "Centuro Global supports startups, scaleups and high-growth businesses scale globally by providing access to valuable know-how and strategic partners around the world, saving businesses both time and money. We aim to help more companies successfully grow and in turn contribute to both the local UK economy and the world economy as a whole. We strongly believe that this will further be made possible through this appointment and look forward to working closely with Office Freedom".Richard Smith, CEO of Office Freedom commented, "We are exceptionally proud and excited by this exclusive appointment which means we can now help Centuro Global members worldwide find office space by accessing our One-Stop-Gateway to the Flexible, Serviced, Leased and Managed Office Industry".Learn more about Office Freedom and their services here.  

Jan 18, 2021
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Scaling Your Business To Latin America

Latin America presents a fantastic growth opportunity for scaling companies in their global expansion journey. The region is yet to be saturated with software like many other territories, it has one of the highest predicted GDP growth rates for 2021 in the world, and there is a high-skill talent pool to be tapped into. Infrastructure has also rapidly developed across the continent and the region has also become more politically stable in recent years. Nonetheless, doing business in Latin America also comes with a host of challenges. Access the webinar below.Our panel of local experts shared vital initial decision-making information to give you a competitive advantage in your expansion journey.They discussed everything you need to know around:• Conducting market assessments• Cultural Adaptations• Determining the best market entry options• Corporate & Employment law• Tax requirements• Managing your HR and payrollWebinar Host: Asma BashirAsma is a former founder of Newland Chase and current Chairman of Centuro Global. She is a mentor on the Mayor's International Business Programme as well as a Senator of the World Business Angel Forum.Speakers:Neil MontgomeryNeil is the Founding and Managing Partner of Montgomery & Associados. He is a lecturer on Doing Business in Brazil at the renowned Brazilian business school Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV) and author of several published articles on Brazilian aviation, corporate and international law, arbitration, labour and employment and gaming law.Juan Daniel Rodríguez CardosoJuan Daniel Rodriguez is a Managing Partner at Rodríguez Rueda, S.C., in Mexico City. With several degrees ranging from Law to telecommunications, Daniel is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, International Technology Law Association, International Bar Association and Barra Mexicana, Colegio De Abogados, A.C. Arnaud BleuezArnaud Bleuez is Partner & Director at BPC Partners in Brazil. He has worked with several large European companies including PWC and is currently the author of a book on Brazilian Taxes, intended for International Companies doing business in Brazil. "Brazilian taxes: what you need to know".Bjorn ReynoldsBjorn Reynolds is the Founder and CEO of Safeguard Global. Bjorn has been at the forefront of transitioning businesses and creating successful value propositions for customers, shareholders, and employees alike. He was recognized in 2016 as Payroll World’s “Top 50 Most Influential People in Payroll, ″ and as a “Game Changer” by Workforce Magazine.Jorge FerrariJorge is the Founder and CEO of Aurora International Education. With over 26 years of international experience, Jorge focuses on the education sector and most recently co-founded Galileo Global Education (GGE) in 2011. GGE is a company focused on higher education which now has over 100,000 students in 8 countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.   Go Global by Centuro GlobalFor those looking to expand their business into Latin America, Go Global is a FREE revolutionary new global expansion platform that empowers companies with the knowledge and expertise to trade in any jurisdiction globally.Our easy to use, self-service portal will grant access to a database of business expansion blueprints, a global network of experts & actionable support. Sign up for your free account and start your global expansion journey today.

ZAIN ALI, SERAJ TOEFY, BEN BLACKBURNJan 05, 2021
Event
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Doing Business In A Post Brexit Europe

As the transition period for the UK leaving the EU is drawing to a close, are you Brexit ready?Understanding the importance of effective Brexit planning will help UK & European companies avoid a challenging and costly post-Brexit transition.We brought together experts from around Europe for an interactive roundtable discussion with exclusive insights and advice into what business must consider when preparing for the end of the transition period.We will cover topics including the implications of Brexit on:Immigration, staff mobility and hiring between the UK and the EUEntity Setup and the need for a European presence to continue tradingSocial security and taxBusiness visitor requirementsIntellectual PropertyOur host: Asma Bashir is a legal professional with over 20 years’ experience in expanding businesses across the world. She has significant experience in law and policy across Europe having advised multinational companies on changing legislation. She is a mentor and board member of several businesses and Chairwoman at Centuro Global.Speakers:Tomáš PetyovskýTomáš is a co-founding Partner of Petyovský & Partners and Attorney-at-Law, specialising in immigration and legal services. He also participates on policy development of the Czech immigration legislation as a member of American Chamber of Commerce, Work Group for Economic Migration at the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the Czech Republic and is working on policy development directly with the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic. He lectures at various training and seminars for clients, students and universities.Michael Møller NielsenMichael heads the employment law department of Lund Elmer Sandager in Denmark. He advises on all types of employment law challenges including executive service agreements, collective bargaining agreement issues, anti-competitive agreements and individual employment matters. Michael has extensive experience within data protection law and M&A and has written several publications on employment law matters.Fiona Mougenot Fiona Mougenot is a British national who has lived and worked in France longer than in her native country. Her professional experiences, in the areas of marketing, tax and international human resources consulting, have been with multi-national companies such as IBM, TRW, Barclays, Europace, and KPMG LLP. She founded Expat Partners in 2003 to provide full immigration services to the Global Mobility Directors seeking assistance. Fiona is regularly invited as a guest speaker at Global Mobility functions, sharing her knowledge and insight on immigration matters.Greg YoungGreg Young is HR Manager at Manor Renewable Energy Ltd. Greg has worked for a number of multinational companies within the oil and gas industry and has specialist expertise with international assignment management. He holds a post-graduate diploma in personnel management and merit from the University of Portsmouth.

ASMA BASHIR, ZAIN ALI, SERAJ TOEFY, BEN BLACKBURNDec 01, 2020
Press Release
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Zain Ali Named As One Of The Top 20 Dynamic CEOs In The UK 2020

The CEO Publication, a unique print & digital platform featuring the industry experts who have created ripples across various areas of expertise has acknowledged Zain Ali, CEO of Centuro Global—assisting businesses in entering and scaling into new markets—one among the “Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020 in the UK″ who is transforming the industry with his unique solutions. The CEO Publication has been become pioneering magazine owing to their unique coverage of news, articles & industry leaders concentrating on transforming various arenas. Owing to the innovative approach adapted by Zain Ali, CEO of Centuro Global, he is being featured in the “Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020 in the UK″ edition. The company takes care of every step of the international expansion journey from tax, legal, immigration to HR and Payroll allowing their clients to trade in any jurisdiction globally with ease and efficiency. Adam Patrick, Managing Editor of The CEO Publication says, “It is an honor to recognize Zain Ali, CEO of Centuro Global as one among the Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020 in the UK who is a true inspiration. Centuro’s solutions come integrated in a fantastic online platform that democratise access to information and advisory services. Designed to help clients connect, communicate and collaborate with global experts remotely; it simplifies the complex global expansion process with a clear strategy, roadmap, tools and a trusted network; all at your fingertips.” Zain Ali, CEO of Centuro Global said, “Companies frequently struggle to make critical decisions during the global expansion process. Our platform equips you with the knowledge and power to make these decisions quickly and efficiently.” To read the full feature on Zain Ali and Centuro Global, follow the link: https://www.theceomag.com/transforming-the-delivery-of-professional-services-worldwide-zain-ali/

ZAIN ALIOct 12, 2020
Event
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Live, Work, Study In The UK Or Canada

REGISTERThere are a lot of questions you need to ask and find answers to when you are deciding to relocate, the first and most important question being which country. That is what we are here to help you decide.Our local partners the Canada and the UK will be on hand to run you through the pros, cons and difference of relocating to their respective countries.This event is for any one who wishes to set up a business or is highly skilled in their field and wishes to explore their options to relocate. It is also for those who may wish to study or start a new tech company so attractive for start or innovator visas.AGENDAOptions to live and work in the UK/CanadaTime to settlementRequirements and eligibilityProcessREGISTERABOUT CENTURO GLOBALCenturo Global is an exclusive business hub for high growth entrepreneurs, SMEs and multi-national companies to access global market entry strategies and connect with the highest quality professional services providers anywhere in the world.Our online platform allows you to instantly Connect, Communicate and Collaborate with likeminded entrepreneurs, business leaders, professional advisers and investors from around the world.

ASMA BASHIR, SERAJ TOEFYOct 12, 2020