INTERNATIONAL TRADE SEMINARS, TRAINING COURSES AND TRADE MISSIONS
Our International Business team have a wealth of experience and have put together an unrivalled programme of international trade seminars and trade missions. Whether your business is already trading internationally, or is planning to do so in the future, our programme is designed to help your business open up new markets for your products and services.
Trade seminars Our practical international trade seminars, subsidised for members, will keep your business informed about new business opportunities in key international markets and put you in touch with country experts, as well as provide time for networking. Our programme of around 10 international trade seminars a year covers a range of countries from emerging markets to more established ones, in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and South America.
Trade missions London Chamber of Commerce trade missions provide an excellent opportunity for British exporters to explore business opportunities in overseas markets and to meet face-to-face with local business contacts. Attendees receive in-market support and advice from commercial staff based at the British Embassy/High Commissions. Benefits which also include subsidised market research and networking events, a great opportunity to establish contacts, and attendees are accompanied by an experienced mission manager.
Training courses Our training courses are designed to appeal to a wide range of businesses looking to develop skills of their staff. Each course is led by an accredited trainer with international trade experience. If your business has a number of staff you would like trained on a particular element of the international trade process and prefer that we design a bespoke course for you, we would be delighted to do so.
See our calendar of international trade seminars, missions and training courses below.
To see our list of prospective trade missions for 2015 please click here.
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Incoterms Web Course
This online course will help exporters understand Incoterms - International Commercial Terms - and how to select the correct one for their international transactions. This course is accessible online, 24/7.
Companies that export and import products need to understand which Incoterm to use to precisely determine who pays for freight, insurance and duties. Incoterms 2010 also determine at which point in the movement of goods delivery takes place and the risk is transferred.
Course Outline: - What are Incoterms - How are they used for the export sales - How are they used for import purchases - What are the terms and conditions of each Incoterm - How to select the correct term for a specific transaction - What are the benefits of one term over another - What are the risks of one term over another
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UNITED NATIONS BUSINESS CLINIC
The UN is a promising market for UK companies as the UN overall procurement volume (goods and services combined) of the various UN organisations is worth around £12 billion per year. UN procurement is suitable for small as well as larger companies because payment is guaranteed. In addition, English is the working language and the UK has an excellent reputation among the UN agencies, being the UN's ninth largest supplier in 2015. Although these organisations present huge purchasing opportunities, it is essential to be well prepared and familiar with the purchasing process. It is important to know how to register your company to be invited to bid, and to know which international organisation could be most interested in your company's products or services.
Eleanor Baha, Trade Attache, British Embassy - Department for International Trade (DIT),Geneva and Joanne Ganthier, Trade Adviser at the British Embassy in Copenhagen will be offering expert advice on how UK suppliers of goods and services can take advantage of the significant export opportunities through supplying the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Rome and Copenhagen
At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP Time 9.30am - 5.20pm *Individual 20 minute appointments For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E: email@example.com T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822
Premier Plus Member and Non Member: FREE
SUDAN: AN ECONOMIC OUTLOOK AS THE US LIFTS FINANCIAL SANCTIONS
On 13 January 2017, the USA suspended financial sanctions for Sudan. This is welcome news and has a positive impact on the economic and business environment, providing an opportunity for UK companies to access this under-developed market.
While this happens, all eyes are on Sudan where the prospects of trade are looking much brighter. The event will host a panel discussion with the Ambassador, who will be accompanied by senior representatives from the Sudanese private sector, to debate and forecast the economic prospects of a sanction-free Sudan post-July. This is an opportune time for UK businesses to scope trade opportunities and market entry strategies from key contacts.
At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP Time 2.00pm - 5.00pm Places are extremely limited, if you would like further information about the roundtable please contactRuma Deb, Senior International Business Manager, E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949
BUSINESS OPPORTUNTIES IN THE UAE
SAIF Zone is the Sharjah International Airport Free Zone and is under the jurisdiction of the local authority. It is strategically positioned for easy access to other markets, in several continents. Being centrally located, SAIF Zone opens doors to Africa, Asia and Europe, is close to different time zones and provides the communications which are vital to any business. As we are three years away from EXPO 2020, business opportunities are even more plentiful than before. There are several projects taking place all over the seven Emirate States, ranging from hospitality to the health, environment, construction and education sectors.
Join us on the 15th and 16th of May to learn more about UAE and the commercial possibilities that await you here. The event will include one-to-one meetings and our experts will spend time to understand your business intentions and to provide on-the-spot advice and guidance. Experts include:
- Mr. Saud Al Mazrouei - Director of SAIF Zone
- Mr. Raed Bukhatir - Deputy Commercial and Marketing Director
- Mr. Jithin Varrier - Sales Executive
- Mrs. Lurdes Eusebio - TFIB CEO/organiser
When Monday 15 May 2017, *9.00am - 4.30pm and Tuesday 16 May 2017, *9.00am - 12.30pm At Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 2NJ For more information contact Vanessa Vlotides, E: email@example.com T: +44 (0)20 7203 1838
*If you are interested in participating in the one-to-one meetings, we will contact you to arrange the time of your meeting.
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAINING: RULES OF ORIGIN / CUSTOMS PROCEDURES AND DOCUMENTATION
This one-day course is split in two distinct sessions. The morning session examines in detail the procedures required to deal with customs import and the implications of duty relief schemes to ensure that businesses trading globally can work efficiently and economically. The afternoon session explores in greater depth the current Rules of Origin, Preferential Trade Agreements and how to establish where goods originate "officially". The internal factors to support originate declarations are also covered; something of key importance for importers and exporters alike.
The course is ideally suited for all staff working in import/export administration, international sales, accountancy, and shipping and logistics. It is designed for people new to international business but also for experienced company staff who may want to refresh their knowledge.
At ETC Venues The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN Time 9.00am - 4.30pm For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822
Premier Plus Member £354.00 Local Member £414.00 Non-member £414.00
INCOTERMS TRAINING COURSE
This course, organised by Enterprise Europe Network at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has been designed to help exporters understand Incoterms - International Commercial Terms - and how to select the correct one for their international transactions. These global shipping terms have huge importance for the exporting and importing of products around the globe. They outline the risk and responsibility between the buyer and the seller for each transaction.
The course will take you through all the aspects of understanding Incoterms 2010. Learning the terminology will help you to understand better how to cover the risks and responsibilities between the buyer and seller, their obligations to each other for the shipment, and the allocation of costs.
The course is designed for people who may be new to exporting as well as experienced exporters who may need to keep up with industry updates. The course is mainly designed for sales, shipping, accounts, purchasing/buyers, freight forwarders and goods in/out personnel.
At Europe House, 32 Smith Square London SW1P 3EU Time 9.00am - 12 noon For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E:email@example.com T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822
Premier Plus Member and Non Member: FREE
EUROPEAN COMPANY MISSION TO TAIWAN
UK companies are invited to join businesses from EU countries to explore the growing business opportunities in Taiwan. The food and drinks sector is the fifth largest industry in Taiwan and one of the market's fastest growing sectors. Local supermarkets, hypermarkets and convenience stores are increasing their ranges of imported foods to meet demand.
Companies joining the mission will receive a subsidy towards their accommodation and have the opportunities to visit the following Trade Shows: Food Taipei, Foodtech & Pharmatech Taipei, visit to Taipei Pack, Taiwan Horeca and Halal Taiwan.
This European Company Mission is part of the EAGLE TWO project which has received funding from the European Union's COSME Programme (2014-2020).
On Tuesday 20 - Friday 23 June 2017 City Taipei Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 15 March 2017 For more information contact Vanessa Vlotides, Head of International Business Team on T: +44 (0) 20 7203 1838 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAINING: EXPORT DOCUMENTS
Poor understanding of international trade procedures often costs time, money and even heavy fines. Over 65% of companies attend training courses because of issues with export documents compliance. This export documents course explains all the key requirements when shipping products globally. The content is updated to keep up with the latest industry developments. Key elements of the course can be easily implemented into most business systems, increasing the chances of reducing costs and increasing sales.
The course is ideally suited for all who need to understand the documentation, as well as staff actively engaged in the movement of goods, including supervisors, accounts and warehouse staff. This course is suitable for all companies, from individuals and small businesses new to exporting to large corporations and experienced business people who may need to keep up with industry changes.
At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP Time 9.00am - 4.30pm For more information contact Olivia Ronayne, International Business Assistant, E:email@example.com orT: +44 (0)20 7203 1823
UNITED NATIONS PROCUREMENT COMPANY MISSION
The UN is a promising market for UK companies as the UN overall procurement volume (goods and services combined) of UN organisations is worth around £12 billion per year.
This company mission offers you an excellent opportunity to meet procurement officers from the key organisations in Geneva and Copenhagen: World Health Organisation (WHO); United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR); International Red Cross Federation (IFRC); International Labour Office (ILO); United Nations Office of Geneva (UNOG); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
On Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 October 2017 Location Geneva, Switzerland and Copenhagen, Denmark Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 31 May 2017 For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E: firstname.lastname@example.orgT: +44 (0) 20 7203 1822
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