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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

 

22/10/2014

FREE TRAINING IN ECO-DESIGN


London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is offering free training in Eco-design to small-to-medium businesses serving the construction sector in the London area. The format of the training is a single two-hour session on your premises.
 
Eco-design is a way of looking at the life-cycle of a product that can bring business and environmental benefits. The topics considered include raw materials, resource and energy use, distribution and waste. In the training session, we ask a few questions about your business; outline the principles of Eco-design; ask you to choose one of your products which we then consider in detail from the perspective of eco-design; and finish by summarising where the product is and what the next steps to improvement could be. We provide a resource pack with sources of further information. More details are available here. 

Training dates in October and November are available.
 
As the training is free, short and targeted to your business, we hope it will be of use to you.
For more information or to book a visit contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk  or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822.







17/02/2015

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






21/02/2015

TRADE MISSION TO COLOMBIA: BOGOTA


In July 2014, the UK welcomed its first direct route to Colombia to Heathrow's Terminal 2 making it even easier for the two countries to do business. 

In conjunction with Heathrow Airport, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) invites you to join a select group of companies interested in exploring the emerging business opportunities in Colombia. 

Colombia presents itself as one of the most optimistic, stable and recovering countries in the Latin American region, with economic growth of 4.3% predicted for 2014. The UK's main exports to Colombia are: machinery and transport equipment; chemicals and related products; and various manufactured goods. Beyond this, there is a wide variety of opportunities for British companies to do business in Colombia across all sectors.

WHY JOIN THIS MISSION?

  • Explore and understand the current opportunities for your product or service
  • Access to a tailored B2B session with local agents and distributions
  • Meet potential customers
  • Access a wide range of industry experts

On 21 - 26 February 2015 
Cities Bogota
Deadline for applications Friday 23 January
Administration fee:
Premier Plus Member
£150
Non-member £250

Sponsored by

 Heathrow Airport

 UKTI         
  
For more information and 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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02/03/2015

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 2015, dates to be confirmed

To register your interest contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Executive, E: rdeb@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949



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 2015
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






14/04/2015

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






  

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.