From November 15th through 20th, Box UK ( will participate in the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and Chinwag sponsored Digital Mission to New York. This is the second mission of its kind to NYC, which supports UK-based digital companies “to expand internationally, understand foreign markets, attract investment, find partners and develop business relationships.”

Twenty companies were selected to participate in this program based on a competitive application process. In addition to Box UK, other participants include Subhub, KMP Digitata and Lamp Digital.

The Digital Mission agenda is packed with activities including a Masterclass on Doing Business in the US market, a number of networking opportunities and an evening reception at the British Consulate in New York. It also coincides with the Web 2.0 Expo, which is co-produced by O’Reilly Media and TechWeb. In addition to showcasing “the latest Web 2.0 business models, development paradigms and design strategies for the builders of the next-generation Web … this conference brings together people, ideas, connections, contacts, products, and companies to foster stronger Web 2.0 communities.”

“Box UK already has a number of relationships in the US from our ongoing relationship with graduates from MIT and Harvard Business School as a result of our participation in Elabs, to the current iPhone application we are creating for Gary Vaynerchuk’s Cork’d,” said Benno Wasserstein, Managing Director of Box UK. “This is another opportunity to continue to grow our relationships in the US market and to network with other companies who are looking at similar expansion possibilities.”

About UK Trade and Investment
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) can help you rise to the exciting opportunities and challenges that globalisation offers. They work with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets. They also encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.

About Chinwag
The Chinwag community is a focal point for digital media practitioners in the UK and beyond. They aggregate expertise, fact and opinion, and act as a connecting rod for ideas and talent across the new media industries. Chinwag started life in 1996 and fast became renowned for it's uk-netmarketing discussion list, one of the most popular discussion forums for the emerging world of Internet marketing and still going strong today. Those initial lists have since been joined by a host of others, with Chinwag sending out over 500,000 emails per week covering topics from usability and design to our popular Viralmonitor and Wireless Marketing lists. Now we're branching out to offer a wider range of services.

About Box UK
Box UK was born out of the work of leading thinkers and doers in the web and technology industry. With offices in London and Cardiff, we are obsessed with the Internet and emerging technologies. For more information on this project, or to find out more about our leading Web CMS Amaxus ( ), email

Published on: 2:30PM on 30th October 2009