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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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14/03/2017

CUBA BUSINESS CLINICS


Following the trend towards normalisation of relations between the US and Cuba, together with a reduced risk of doing business in Cuba, the Caribbean island has attracted growing interest from international business. One of the most interesting economies in the region, Cuba has recently become more open to foreign investment as a key element to develop the economy and not as a marginal component.

Olena Navas Perez will be offering expert one-to-one advice on how UK companies can develop their business in and trade with Cuba. Olena Navas has been Economy Counsellor of the Embassy of Cuba since August 2013, before that date she was Director General Center for Export Promotion of Cuba for 11 years and Director of Economy at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment from 2009 - 2013.

At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 10.00am - 5.00pm *Individual 20 mins appointment
For more information contact Enea Desideri, International Business Executive, E: edesideri@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

Premier Plus Member Free
Non-Member £15.00

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Supported by:

Embassy of Cuba



20/03/2017

NETWORKING RECEPTION WITH VIP SOUTH AFRICAN DELEGATION


London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), in partnership with the Business Council for Africa is pleased to be hosting a networking reception with a senior delegation from South Africa.

Join us for an evening of discussion and high level networking at Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP. The event will provide guests with an opportunity to hear first-hand about the business environment and commercial opportunities in South Africa and the future of one of Africa's most dynamic markets.

The delegation is led by Mr. Sihle Zikalala, the KwaZulu-Natal Minister for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (MEC). He will be joined by a range of senior officials and CEOs from across the KwaZulu-Natal region.

At Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP, 7 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YH
Time 6.00pm - 8.00pm
For more information contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Manager, E: rdeb@londonchamber.co.uk or or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949

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In partnership with

 Business Council for Africa

In partnership with and hosted by

 Squire Patton Boggs



21/03/2017

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAINING: THE EXPORT SALES GUIDE TO MINIMISING RISK AND MAXIMISING PROFITS


A practical and engaging one-day training course that will help you understand how letters of credit, performance bonds and Incoterms really work. The course will demystify the often misunderstood areas of export sales risks and financial terms for you and your team, helping you become even more savvy in expanding your business.

Contents

- Understanding the types of export risks
- Key elements of an international sales contract
- Guaranteeing contract performance e.g. bid bonds, performance bonds, etc.
- Letters of credit
- Bank guarantees and bank charges
- Incoterms 2010
- International methods of payment
- Financing export transactions


At ETC Venues The Hatton,  51-53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN
Time 9.00am - 4.30pm
For more information contact Enea Desideri, International Business Executive, E: edesideri@londonchamber.co.ukor
T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

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

 

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22/03/2017

BUSINESS CLINICS ON SOUTH KOREA


South Korea is North East Asia's third largest economy after China and Japan. With a population of 50 million, the country has a high-tech, industrialised economy and joined the trillion-dollar club of world economies in 2004. South Korea's liberal, open market economy and highly educated, tech-savvy and diligent workforce is complemented by the fastest internet speeds and highest mobile penetration rate in the world.

Sean Blakeley, Chief Executive Officer of BCCK in Korea will be visiting LCCI on Wednesday 22 March. He will be offering expert one-to-one advice on how UK companies can develop their business in, and trade with, South Korea. For the past six years, Sean has helped to promote British business in the country and supported multiple western firms to partner with, and sell, into major Korean conglomerates.

On Wednesday 22 March 2017
Time 9.30am - 1.00pm *Individual 20 minute appointments
At
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
For more information contact Enea Desideri, International Business Executive on E: edesideri@londonchamber.co.uk or  T: +44 (0) 20 7203 1822

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Supported by

 BCCK






04/04/2017

COMPANY MISSION FOR FOOD AND WINE BUYERS TO LA RIOJA (SPAIN)


This company mission for the agro-food sector to La Rioja for food and wine buyers will give UK food importers and distributors the opportunity to meet with the most significant Spanish wine and food sector enterprises from the region. They will also meet other food importers and distributors from the rest of the EU and from Asian countries.

This event is ideal for distributors and importers of Spanish and Mediterranean food and wine, food chains, supermarkets, purchase agents for hotels and restaurants, delicatessens and gourmet shops, and others.

On  Tuesday 4 - Wednesday 5 April 2017 
City  Logrono, Spain
Closing Date for applications Wednesday 1 March 2017
For more information, contact Elena Molinari, International Business Executive on T: +44 (0) 20 7203 1929 or E: emolinari@londonchamber.co.uk

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Organised by

 Enterprise Europe Network






30/05/2017

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 Enea Desideri, International Business Executive, E: edesideri@londonchamber.co.uk or
T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

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

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20/06/2017

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: Friday 24 February 2017
For more information contact Vanessa Vlotides, Head of International Business Team on T: +44 (0) 20 7203 1838 or E: vvlotides@londonchamber.co.uk

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Supported by

 Eagle Two   TAITRA


 


  

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.