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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

 

08/09/2014

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAINING: BANK GUARANTEES AND TRADE FINANCE


Contract guarantees are required by buyers in the Middle East and many parts of Asia to support trade with UK exporters. This course explains why they are required, how the guarantees are issued and the associated risks, including some new banking procedures.

At HSBC, 60 Queen Victoria St, London EC4N 4TR
Time 9.00am - 4.30pm
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

Premier Plus Member and HSBC Client £250.00
Local Member £300.00
Non-member £300.00

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16/09/2014

MEET THE SOUTH KOREAN DELEGATION


LCCI is welcoming a delegation of South Korean manufacturers in the electronics and security sectors.

They are looking for buyers of the following products:

- Water ionizers
- RF-ID readers
- USB digital sound adaptors
- Telephone amplifiers and headsets
- DJ machines
- Touchscreen user interfaces
- Wireless-bridges for network
- Remote controlled drone fighters
- Finger-vein and fingerprint sensors

At Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
Time 9.30am - 4.30pm (individual 60 minutes appointments) 

If you are interested in meeting with them and viewing their profiles, please contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822.

Patron Member, Premier Plus Member, Local Member and Members' Guest FREE







17/09/2014

GREATER LONDON BUSINESS CONFERENCE ON NIGERIA


London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is pleased to be supporting the Nigerian London Business Forum (NILOBF) two day conference in September.

Companies with an interest in doing business with Nigeria will have the opportunity to meet with buyers and potential partners from Nigeria that represent the following sectors: agriculture; education and training; professional services; logistics; infrastructure and construction; and creative industries.

The event will also include a diverse panel of speakers who will provide insights into the above sectors and the realities of entering this market.

On Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 September 2014
At Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG
To book and for further information, contact Danette Gayle, Director of Operations, Nigerian London Business Forum, T: +44(0)20 7278 3631, M: +44(0)7769 955838
E: london@nlbforum.co.uk, W: www.nlbforum.co.uk
Cost LCCI members and clients can register for free. Please quote 'LCCI Member' on application.



18/09/2014

RESOURCE EFFICIENCY - DOING MORE WITH LESS


This event focuses on a life cycle approach to design and construction, looking at both the potential benefits of adopting this approach and the environmental impact of construction products and materials. The event is co-hosted by the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and The Bartlett, UCL.

Patron Member, Premier Plus Member, Local Member and Members' Guest FREE

On Thursday 18 September, 2.30pm - 5.30pm followed by networking and refreshments
At Pearson G22 Lecture Theatre, UCL, WC1E 6BT

For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

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23/09/2014

INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE: VAT ON INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES


This course explores all the VAT rules for all international services and the impact of importing services from outside the UK, to give the participants a sound grasp of all aspects.

At London Chamber of Commerce, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.00am - 4.30pm
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, 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

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01/10/2014

UNLOCKING AND COMMUNICATING THE VALUE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS (EPD)


Practitioners from across the construction sector will share their insights and experiences about the use and benefits of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD).

Hear from a leading trade association about their strategy for lower-cost EPD generation - how they are putting the power to produce EPD, across their entire product range, into the hands of their members. Speakers will suggest how contractors can communicate EPD information and add value.

We'll learn how BIM and Building Assessment Schemes are transforming the way EPDs are considered and their role in a circular economy.  The BRE will update us on the ECO Platform and progress EPD programme operators are making towards mutual recognition of EN 15804 EPD. We will also examine the European Commission's recent Communication on Resource Efficiency Opportunities in the Building Sector and discuss how ASBP might respond.

On
Wednesday 1 October 2014, 1.30pm - 5.30pm followed by networking and refreshments
At UCL, WC1E 6BT (TBC)
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

Patron Member, Premier Plus Member, Local Member and Members' Guest FREE

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05/10/2014

TRADE MISSION TO SOUTH KOREA (FOR BUYERS ONLY)


London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is taking a selected group of buyers to Suwon, South Korea.
Join this mission to meet with new businesses and attend a business matchmaking event with pre-arranged business meetings. Eligible companies interested in the mission can benefit from subsidies and support provided by the Suwon City Government (airfare subsidy of £556.00, free accommodation, meals and inland transportation)

On Sunday 5 - Thursday 9 October 2014
City Suwon, South Korea
Closing date Thursday 1 May 2014
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

 

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13/10/2014

TRADE MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS


This trade mission offers you an excellent opportunity to meet procurement officers from the key organisations in Geneva: World Health Organisation (WHO); United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR); International Red Cross Federation (IFRC); International Red Cross Committee (ICRC); International Labour Office (ILO); United Nations Office of Geneva (UNOG); and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

If you are a supplier of medical equipment, water and sanitation supplies, generators, communications equipment and vehicles, as well as services such as corporate training, communications skills and specialised consultancy, this opportunity is for you. 

Place: Geneva
Dates: Monday 13 - Wednesday 15 October 2014
Deadline for applications: Friday 22 August 2014

For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

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13/10/2014

TRADE MISSION TO BRAZIL: SAO PAULO AND RIO DE JANEIRO


LCCI is taking a select group of companies interested in exploring the business opportunities in the high-growth market of Brazil.

Brazil has just emerged from the 2014 Football World Cup, one of the biggest advertisements a country can have. It successfully showcased the country as a place of diversity, a place to visit, invest and do business in. This increased appeal, combined with Brazil's impending Olympic Games in 2016, makes it a market too big to ignore.

If you are a forward-thinking business looking at ways to improve your business potential, then Brazil is a market that needs your attention now to gain a competitive advantage over potential competitors.

Cities Sao Paulo and Rio Janeiro
Dates 13 - 17 October 2014
Deadline for applications: Friday 5 September 2015

For more information contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Executive, E: rdeb@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949

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21/10/2014

INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE: IMPORT PROCEDURES


A one day practical workshop introducing the essential procedures, documentation and terminology required for people new to importing. Each delegate will learn about rules and regulations, including tariff classification, customs procedures, import duties and VAT. The course also looks at common documents and methods of paying suppliers.

At London Chamber of Commerce, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.00am - 4.30pm
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, 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

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02/11/2014

TRADE MISSION TO QATAR: DOHA


This Qatar trade mission will build on LCCI's successful Doha programme in April 2013, led by Willie Walsh, Chief Executive of International Airlines Group (IAG; parent company of British Airways), as LCCI President and LCCI's inaugural event with Hassan Al-Thawadi, Secretary General, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy in January 2012.

Who should consider joining this mission:
Businesses ranging from specialists in construction, overall infrastructure, design and communication, education and training specific, luxury goods, industrial machinery and equipment, electrical machinery to companies with knowledge in supplying major sporting events including logistics and security, looking to:

  • Explore and understand the opportunities that will arise from the World Cup and Qatar's National Vision 2030
  • Network with key decision makers and programme managers of the World Cup and Qatar National Vision
  • Gain a competitive advantage over potential suppliers
  • Develop in-market networks

On 2 November - 6 November
Cities Doha
Deadline for applications Friday 5 September
Administration fee:
Premier Plus Member
£395.00
Non-member £495

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For more information and for an application form contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Executive, E: rdeb@londonchamber.co.uk, T: +44 (0) 20 7203 1949

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18/11/2014

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAINING: EXPORT DOCUMENTS


This one day course explains all the key documentation requirements when shipping products globally. Ideal for all levels from new to experienced exporters, the course content is constantly updated to ensure key elements can be easily implemented into most business systems, to ensure a more effective export process.

At London Chamber of Commerce, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.00am - 4.30pm
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, 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

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24/11/2014

TRADE MISSION TO THAILAND AND MYANMAR

 

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is taking a delegation of UK companies to Thailand and Myanmar

Both regions maintain an open, market-oriented economy and view foreign investment as a means of promoting economic development, employment and technology transfer. The governments in Thailand and Myanmar also offer a range of tax incentives, support services and import duty concessions. 

Join this mission to explore and understand the opportunities in these markets, meet with new businesses and network with key decision makers.

On Monday 24 - Friday 28 November 2014
Cities Bangkok and Yangon
Closing date Monday 8 September 2014
For more information contact Vanessa Vlotides, Head of International Business Team, E: vvlotides@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1838

Premier Plus Member £295.00
Local Member £395.00
Non-member £395.00

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02/12/2014

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, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.00am  - 4.30pm
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive 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

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23/03/2015

TRADE MISSION TO EAST AFRICA


This will be LCCI's seventh trade mission to East Africa. This year's mission will be split into two groups and will follow two separate programmes.

One programme will be specific to the energy sector. This is for companies that are in oil and gas and for providers of education and training in this sector.

The other programme will be open to all other sectors, including; agriculture, telecommunications, education and training providers, laboratory equipment, security products and professional services and more and will follow the programme below.

On Monday 23 - Friday 27 March 20145
Countries Kenya and Uganda
For more information contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Executive, E: rdeb@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949


  

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.