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INTERNATIONAL TRADE SEMINARS, TRAINING COURSES AND TRADE MISSIONS
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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. 


 

Available All Year

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

For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, T: (0)20 7203 1822 or E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk

 To secure you place/s please click on the link below.

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11/07/2017

BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT WITH UK AND PAKISTAN BUSINESS LEADERS


We are delighted to be collaborating with the Pakistan Britain Business Council to host a Pakistan business networking reception. This event will offer a unique insight for UK businesses and SMEs to understand the political, security and economic climate in Pakistan. With the one million Pakistani diaspora in the UK and over 1 million journeys between the two countries every year, it is clear to see why Britain and Pakistan enjoy good trade relations. 

 

This event will provide guests with the opportunity to hear from a host of expert speakers on how they can maximise their business potential and take advantage of the resources available. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with key business leaders from Pakistan as well as networking opportunities with other like-minded professionals.

 

At 35-36 Lowndes Square, London SW1X 9JN
Time 3.00pm - 6.00pm
For more information contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Manager, E: rdeb@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949


Premier Plus Members, Local and Non Members: Complimentary
To secure you place/s please click on the link below.

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12/07/2017

PROCUREMENT: DEFENCE AND SECURITY


An Essential Guide on Bidding, Supplying, Cyber Security and Export Support

Europe's public sector bodies spend large amounts of money every year across a variety of sectors. While public procurement offers a huge business opportunity to SMEs, it can be a difficult market to access. Following on from last year's successful procurement masterclass, the Enterprise Europe Network at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is revisiting the topic with additional highlights, current procedures and topical content.

Whether your objective is to bid successfully for public sector contracts or become part of the wider supply chain via established prime contractors and OEMs, this complimentary event has been designed to provide you with invaluable insight into the complex world of defence and security procurement. Following a series of presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to put questions to a panel of experts.

Please note that places are limited and registrations for this event are subject to approval by LCCI, based on suitability and relevance. Companies will be sent a confirmation email within two working days of booking if their application has been successful.

At Central London venue to be confirmed
Time 3.00pm - 7.00pm
For more information contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Manager, E: rdeb@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949

Premier Plus Members, Local and Non Members: Complimentary

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Organised by

Innovate UK  EEN      European Commission



12/07/2017

BREAKING THE USA EXPORT MARKET


The United States of America (USA) is the UK's top export destination and is the largest, most competitive and technologically advanced economy in the world. Furthermore, it has the world's largest private sector, low regulatory barriers, minimal language barriers, access to global supply chain, which can lead to exports for other market and a strong rule of law. While this sounds like a dream for many UK companies, considerations for some its complexities needs to be carefully deliberated.

 

This event, via a panel discussion and roundtable session will cover key aspects of how to break in to the market and the steps your business needs to consider, including (but not restricted to):

  • The legal barriers, licensing and technology transfer to and within the US
  • Market entry strategies and how to access local support and contacts 
  • An economic overview delivered by the US Embassy in London
  • Hiring local talent, talent management, local presence versus virtual office
  • Business culture

Eligibility: established UK scalable to medium sized companies with a maximum of £6.5 million
Sectors: Technology (including FinTech, HealthTech, Retail, Education), food and drink and professional services
At Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, 4 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AU
Time 8.30am - 12.00pm
For more information contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Manager E: rdeb@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949

Premier Plus Members and WeWork Members: Complimentary
Local and Non Members: £15.00
To secure your place/s please click on the link below.

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26/09/2017

SUBMITTING WINNING BIDS MASTERCLASS


Whether your objective is to bid successfully for public sector contracts or become part of the wider supply chain via established prime contractors, this course will offer practical advice to help you develop the skills you need to submit winning tenders.

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

- Create a competitive bid strategy that will demonstrate your suitability to deliver the contract

- Produce a bid management plan that will address all bid requirements

- Draft initial responses that address all buyer requirements

- Run effective reviews with your senior decision makers

- Write complete responses which maximise your chances of scoring marks

Trainer Mike Raynor, Bid Director of Raynor Bid Consultancy
At London Chamber of Commerce (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.00pm - 12.30pm or 2.00pm - 5.30pm*
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

 

*The same workshop will be run twice in one day, max 15 companies per workshop.


Premier Plus Members, Local and Non Members: Complimentary

To secure you place/s please click on the link below.

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Organised by

    Innovate UK    Enterprise Europe Network        European Commission



27/09/2017

SUBMITTING WINNING BIDS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR


Whether your objective is to bid successfully for public sector contracts or become part of the wider supply chain via established prime contractors, this course will offer practical advice to help you develop the skills you need to submit winning tenders. This course is suitable for anyone involved in bidding for construction contracts, or who provides products and services to construction companies.

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

- Create a competitive bid strategy that will demonstrate your suitability to deliver the contract

- Produce a bid management plan that will address all bid requirements

- Draft initial responses that address all buyer requirements

- Run effective reviews with your senior decision makers

- Write complete responses which maximise your chances of scoring marks

Trainer Mike Raynor, Bid Director of Raynor Bid Consultancy
At
London Chamber of Commerce (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time
9.00pm - 1.00pm
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

 

Premier Plus Members, Local and Non Members: Complimentary
To secure you place/s please click on the link below.

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Organised by

 Innovate UK     Enterprise Europe Network          European Commission



28/09/2017

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 Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

Premier Plus Members: £354.00
Local and Non Members: £414.00
For companies registering more than one attendee a 15% discount will be applied on the second attendee.


To secure you place/s please click on the link below.

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11/10/2017

MEXICO: ONE-TO-ONE BUSINESS CLINICS


Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America, with a higher GDP per capita than any of the BRIC countries. It boasts powerful, global cities with different sector hubs making it an ideal investment and trade hub. Mexico offers an abundance of business opportunities across various industry sectors. With a population of over 120 million and a growing middle class, there is a huge market for British goods, which is about the same size as the whole of Western Europe.

 

Teresa De Lay, General Director of the British Chamber of Commerce, and Laura Atkinson, Head of the Chamber Commercial Section, are spending a full day at LCCI to advise UK SMEs seeking to enter the Mexican market. Their advice will be specific to your business needs and will assess your readiness to export to this exciting and growing market.


At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.30am - 4.30pm *
pre-booked, 30 minute individual appointments only
For more information contact Olivia Ronayne, International Business Assistant, E: oronayne@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1823

Premier Plus Members: Complimentary
Local and Non Members: £7.50


To secure you place/s please click on the link below.

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24/10/2017

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAINING: LETTERS OF CREDIT


A one-day practical workshop aimed at exporting companies which regularly receive or handle Letters of Credit (L/Cs). The session will assist companies to negotiate the most favourable terms for L/Cs, as well as to reduce the risks and costs associated with presenting documents to the bank.

On completing the course, delegates will know how to select the best terms of payment and how best to achieve them.  They will also be aware of the cost and cash flow implications of different methods of payment. The course is suitable for everyone involved in handling L/Cs i.e. export sales, project teams, export managers, administrators, finance teams, shipping and customer service personnel.

At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.00am - 4.30pm
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

Premier Plus Member £354.00
Local Member £414.00
Non-member £414.00

To secure you place/s please click on the link below.

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See our calendar of these events below or visit our complete events' calendar here.

To chat through how becoming a member of London Chamber of Commerce can help your business, and save you up to 50% on export documentation contact us on T: +44 (0)20 7203 1881 or E: membersales@londonchamber.co.uk. Alternatively you can give us a few details here and we'll call you back or download an application form to post to us.