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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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03/10/2016

TRADE MISSION TO UNITED NATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS


FULLY BOOKED

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.

On Monday 3 - Wednesday 5 October 2016
City Geneva
Closing Date for Applications Friday 15 July 2016


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

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In partnership with
 

 Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
 






12/10/2016

TAIWAN: YOUR NEXT BUSINESS DESTINATION


Taiwan is a central player in the 'East Asian Miracle' and a crucial market in terms of its high economic and strategic value as a gateway between Europe, the United States, Japan and the emerging Asian markets. A total 40% of goods consumed in the country are imported, making Taiwan a hub of business and investment opportunities.

 

This event is specifically designed for all companies with an interest in the Taiwanese market and the first stop for any company seeking to enter Taiwan. It will include presentations and experts will spend time in understanding your business intentions and provide on-the-spot advice on how your business can benefit from a local presence.

 

This event will highlight how your business can join our European company mission to Taiwan taking place on 20 - 23 June 2017, which will be focusing on the food sector, drinks and packaging related industries.


At TAITRA offices, 3rd Floor, 29 Wilson Street, London EC2M 2SJ
Time 2.00pm - 5.00pm
For more information contact Enea Desideri, International Business Manager, E: edesideri
@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

Premier Plus Members,
Local Members and Non-members: Complimentary

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Supported by

 Eagle Two    TAITRA







18/10/2016

IS YOUR BUSINESS PREPARED FOR BREXIT?


FULLY BOOKED
We are keeping a reserve list, please email your full company and contact details to edesideri@londonchamber.co.uk

The UK has voted to leave the EU and the spotlight is now falling on UK's trade position and the likely indirect tax consequences. It is predicted that Article 50 will be triggered at the start of 2017, leading to a change in the UK's relationship with the EU and the rest of the world. This will have an immediate impact on the movement of goods, services, capital and people. Is your business prepared for Brexit?

 

Secession planning will crystallise over the summer and further clarity on the UK's trade position will take shape. This event, organised by LCCI in partnership with EY's Global Trade Team, will provide you with a high-level overview of how to plan and identify where to focus your time and resources for Brexit. You will find out about the key challenges and opportunities that will arise.

 

The event will be followed by tailored workshops to assess your specific business needs. By attending this general session, you will influence the scope of workshop discussions.

 

At EY, 1 More London Place, London SE1 2AF
Time 8.30am - 11.45am
For more information contact Enea Desideri, International Business Manager, E: edesideri@londonchamber.co.uk
or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

Patron Members, Premier Plus Members and Non-members: Complimentary

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In partnership with

 EY



18/10/2016

THE 4TH ANNUAL UK-NIGERIA INVESTMENT SUMMIT


The Nigerian London Business Forum (NILOBF) is the UK's premiere organisation for facilitating and promoting trade and investment between the UK and Nigeria. NILOBF recognises the importance of winning business face to face and this exciting initiative creates the right formula for incentivising investors to look towards new business horizons, whilst providing your business with an increased profile to a targeted market. Now in its 4th year the NILOBF investment summit is specifically targeted at investors, brokers, fund and sovereign managers. 

If you are looking to engage in British business, network and attract British and non-British investors, or acquaint yourself with the process of opening a business office in the UK, without question this is the event to attend.

At
Taj Hotel, 51 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AF
On Tuesday 18 - Wednesday 19 October 2016

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



26/10/2016

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 ETC Venues, Garfield House, 86 Edgware Road, London, W2 2EA
Time 9.00am - 4.30pm
For more information contact Olivia Ronayne, International Business Administrator, E: oronayne@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1823

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

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02/11/2016

DEFENCE AND SECURITY PROCUREMENT AND EXPORT MASTERCLASS


Whether your objective is to successfully bid for public sector contracts or become part of the wider supply chain via established prime contractors and OEMs, this multifaceted event has been designed to provide you with invaluable insight into the complex world of defence and security procurement.

During this event you will also gain an understanding of the financial solutions available to your business when fulfilling domestic or overseas contracts and exporting goods. Following a series of presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to a panel of experts.

At Central London venue to be confirmed
Time 3.00pm - 6.30pm
For more information contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Manager, E: rdeb@londonchamber.co.uk
, T: 0207 203 1949 or Dylan Jenear, Membership Account Manager E: djenear@londonchamber.co.uk, T: 020 7203 1971

Attendance at this event is complimentary. Please note that registrations are subject to approval by LCCI.

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Supported by

 Enterprise Europe Network   Innovate UK   European Commission




09/11/2016

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF TRADE FAIR ABROAD


Exhibitions are a very popular way to market products and services. They provide an invaluable chance to target both potential customers and like-minded businesses. However, they often involve considerable marketing investment by participating companies, especially when attending an exhibition abroad. It is therefore crucial that companies wishing to take advantage of the opportunities offered by international exhibitions know how to maximise their investment.

At this event, organised by Enterprise Europe Network at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we will guide you through the necessary steps that your company must consider to achieve the best results from participating in a trade fair abroad. Experts will share their knowledge on the different aspects related to attending international exhibitions. The information will range from how to select the right fair for your company to how to take part in fairs' brokerage events, finance and more. If your company already exhibits at trade shows or you have no previous experience of exhibiting but are interested in doing so, this is the right event to attend.

At
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA
Time 9.00am - 12.15pm
For more information contact Enea Desideri, International Business Executive , E: edesideri@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

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Supported by

 Enterprise Europe Network   Innovate UK   European Commission



21/11/2016

EUROPEAN COMPANY MISSION TO INDIA


UK companies are invited to join businesses from EU countries to explore the growing business opportunities in India. India is experiencing positive economic growth, with the World Bank forecasting that India will grow by 7% in 2016.

The mission will include pre-arranged business-to-business meetings in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi (tbc) organised by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). As well as networking reception and client hospitality with locally invited businesses in Mumbai, hosted by the Bombay Stock Exchange.

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 Monday 21 - Friday 25 November 2016
Closing Date: Monday 10 October 2016

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

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 Supported by

 Eagle Two       Assocham     Bombay Stock Exchange






22/11/2016

FOOD MATTERS LIVE


Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is organising a free matchmaking event during Food Matters Live on Tuesday 22 November 2016

Intended to encourage the development of new partnerships, the Food Matters Live matchmaking event will bring together retailers, foodservice providers, government officials, producers and other experts working in the food and drink, nutrition, health and sustainability industries.

This matchmaking event is a valuable opportunity for food and drink businesses to make new partnerships and contacts. Food Matters Live expects to receive over 15,000 visitors, including food and drink manufacturers and influential industry members, as well as over 600 exhibitors. The matchmaking event will provide a quick and easy way to meet potential business partners through one-to-one meetings, open forums, networking chats, business 'speed dating' and presentations. Companies will be able to promote their products and form significant partnerships with other industry members.

At: ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
Time: All day
For more information contact Elena Molinari, International Business Executive EEN, on T: +44 (0)20 7203 1929 or E: emolinari@londonchamber.co.uk

Participants can register online at the following website: https://www.b2match.eu/foodmatterslive2016/sign_up.

Supported by:

 Enterprise Europe Network   Innovate UK   European Commission






29/11/2016

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 ETC Venues, Garfield House, 86 Edgware Road, London, W2 2EA
Time 9.00am  - 4.30pm
For more information contact Olivia Ronayne, International Business Administrator, E: oronayne@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1823

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
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.