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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


 

12/02/2015

DUBAI YOUR GLOBAL BUSINESS GATE


This event, sponsored by the government of Dubai, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and supported by the Links Group of Companies, offers an excellent opportunity to learn why Dubai is the top business location for your company, whether large or small.

The event will include detailed roundtable discussions and our experts will spend time to understand your business intentions and to provide on-the-spot advice and guidance as to how your business can benefit from a local presence.

At London Chamber of Commerce, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 2.00pm - 6.00pm
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 Members, Local Members and Non Members: FREE

Sponsored by 

Dubai Tourism

Supported by

Links Group 

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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

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20/02/2015

EXPORTING TO RUSSIA - HOW TO DEAL WITH SANCTIONS


This event is designed to give you an overview of what is required in order to export to Russia. Also, we will explain how to deal with EU and US sanctions against Russia and the Russian embargo of Western foodstuffs.

Attend this event to:

- Understand how the current situation affects business
- Learn how to check if your Russian business partners fall under the sanctions regulations
- Learn how to export your goods and service
- Meet the professionals and get answers to your questions

At London Chamber of Commerce, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 8.30am - 11.00am
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822
Premier Plus Members, Local Members and Non Members: FREE

Supported by

RUSSIA CONSULTING 

 

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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

VIP Mission Leader Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke CH QC MP
On 21 - 26 February 2015 
Cities Bogota
Deadline Extended Wednesday 4 February 2015 
Administration fee:
Premier Plus Member
£150
Non-member £250

Sponsored by

 Heathrow Airport      Avianca

 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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24/02/2015

GLOBAL TRADE IS CHANGING. ARE YOU READY?


The legislation which governs customs activities is being re-written as "the Union Customs Code" (UCC). This is due to come into force in May 2016.It will entail radical changes to some customs regimes and controls.

Understand what implementation of the UCC in 2016 means to your business. Gain insight from international trade experts to help with your transition.

The format of this event will be informative but informal with the opportunity to ask questions and have one to one sessions with experts.

WHY ATTEND THIS EVENT?
- The UCC will serve as the entire new framework of the rules and procedures for customs activities throughout the EU
- The UCC will impact every business involved in importing into, or exporting, from the EU
- May 2016 is just 15 months away and businesses need to be informed in order to prepare adequately
- Industry and international trade experts will be speaking on how the forthcoming changes will affect every business with import and/or export activities involving the EU and specifically the UK
- Under the UCC, it will be mandatory to meet the standards of the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) to gain approval to use various customs simplifications and to avoid mandatory guarantees for specific customs procedures
- Under the UCC, customs duties reliefs and procedures will change
- This session will deliver key knowledge on the changes and their likely impact on businesses

At EY, 1 More London Place, London SE1 2AF
Time 8.00am - 1.30pm
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

Supported by

EY

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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

MULTI-SECTOR TRADE MISSION TO EAST AFRICA


LCCI invites you to join the growing number of companies using East Africa as their next export market. African economies continue to outperform expectations and perceptions. They are stimulated by an improved political environment, growing numbers of private sector businesses and rising private consumption.

WHY JOIN THIS MISSION?
This multi-sector programme will be open to businesses in agriculture, telecommunications, education and training provision, laboratory equipment, manufacturing, security products, professional services, and more. They should be looking to:

  • Explore and understand the current opportunities for their product or service
  • Explore joint ventures, agents and distributors
  • Gain a competitive advantage over potential suppliers
  • Develop in-market networks.

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

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23/03/2015

OIL, GAS AND ENERGY TRADE MISSION TO EAST AFRICA


Do you have a product or service suitable for the energy, oil, gas and construction supply chain? Have you considered exporting to Africa but are unsure of the potential?

Seven of the world's ten fastest growing economies are in Africa, with oil and gas developments on the increase, particularly in East Africa which is creating new business opportunities for small and medium
size enterprises (SMEs).

WHY JOIN THIS MISSION?

  • Explore and understand the current opportunities for your product or service
  • Showcase your products and services to operators, production service companies and potential agents
  • Meet potential customers
  • Access a wide range of industry experts

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

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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

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22/09/2015

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAINING:VAT ON INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS


This course gives those dealing with VAT at an international level the chance to gain further insight into the often confusing subject of VAT and cross-border transactions. The course will lead to more efficient handling of international VAT within your organisation, reducing the risks of fines and penalties.

At London Chamber of Commerce, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.00am - 4.40pm
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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28/10/2015

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.

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






To speak to our team about how LCCI membership can help you connect with other businesses, influence on your behalf and provide practical support; 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 complete an online application form.