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 and Industry (LCCI) 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.
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
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IRAN, IS YOUR BUSINESS READY?
After years of economic stagnation Iran is ready for the post-sanctions era following the historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Now that the sanctions are relaxed, Iran provides an exciting environment for foreign investors.
This event is specifically designed for companies that plan to expand their business to Iran. The event will include detailed presentations 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.
On Wednesday 4 May 2016 Time 4.00pm - 6.00pm At Clyde and Co, St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AR For more information please contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance at this event is complimentary. However there is no admittance without prior registration
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 Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, E: email@example.com or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822
Premier Plus Member £354.00 Local Member £414.00 Non-member £414.00
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - TRADE AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ONE OF AFRICA'S FASTEST GROWING ECONOMIES
Located in the heart of Africa, straddling the Equateur and sharing borders with nine neighbouring countries, the DRC is at the crossroad of the main communication lines of the continent. The DRC boasts vast natural resources and is one of Africa's fastest growing economies. UK companies are already leading the way in several sectors, but the untapped potential of the DRC is huge.
The programme will include: - An introduction from Ms Marie-Louise Kafenge Nanga, Charge d' Affaires a.i, Embassy of Democratic Republic of Congo - An exploration of the investment opportunities and the government's plans on supporting foreign investors from The National Agency for Promotion and Investment - Meeting representatives from the Federation of Enterprises from Congo (FEC) to discuss current business opportunities - Access to business contacts in DRC through the Embassy channel and forge key relationships
At The London Capital Club, Oriental Suite, 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW Time 2.00pm - 5.30pm For more information contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Executive, E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949
Attendance at this event is complimentary. However there is no admittance without prior registration.
The Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo
INCOTERMS TRAINING COURSE
This course, organised by Enterprise Europe Network at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has been designed to help exporters understand Incoterms® - International Commercial Terms - and how to select the correct one for their international transactions. The course will take you through all the aspects of understanding Incoterms® 2010. Learning the terminology will help you to understand better how to cover the risks and responsibilities between the buyer and seller, their obligations to each other for the shipment, and the allocation of costs.
The course outline is as follows:
- What are Incoterms? - How they are used for export sales - How they are used for import purchases - The terms and conditions of each Incoterm - How to select the correct Incoterm for a specific transaction - The benefits of one Incoterm over another - The risks of one Incoterm over another
During the course, there are examples highlighting the benefits of using Incoterms both from an operational and a commercial point of view. The course will highlight why it is so important to understand each of these terms to ensure successful and efficient global business.
On Monday 13 June 2016, 9.00am - 12.00 noon At Level39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB For more information contact Elena Molinari, International Business Executive (EEN), E: email@example.com or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1929
Attendance at this event is complimentary. However there is no admittance without prior registration and a maximum of only two places per company.
DOING BUSINESS IN JAPAN: UNDERSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES AND CULTURE TO SUCCEED IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN
Doing business in Japan can be a cultural minefield and understanding local protocol is essential in avoiding potential misunderstandings. Knowing the local business etiquette and protocol also pays dividends in cementing solid business relationships. Japanese business culture is often perceived as the biggest obstacle to starting business in Japan for many foreign companies thinking of entering the Japanese market.
During this event, you will: - Learn about Japanese culture, the decision-making process of Japanese companies, Japanese customer service and how to deal with complaints - Find out about initial contact with Japanese business partners and the exchange of information with Japanese companies. - Network with like-minded companies and develop future contacts
On Tuesday 21 June 2016 9.30am- 5.00pm At Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD For more information contact Elena Molinari, International Business Executive, T: (0)20 7203 1929 or E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendance at this event is complimentary, however there is no admittance without prior registration and a maximum of two places per company.
TRADE MISSION TO INDONESIA
LCCI, in partnership with the UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) and the British Chamber of Commerce Indonesia (BritCham), is taking a select group of companies interested in exploring the business opportunities in Indonesia's three largest cities.
As the world's fourth most populous country with 255 million people, including the fastest growing middle class with three - five million more Indonesians becoming affluent each year. Indonesia is ASEAN's powerhouse economy. Economic growth was 5.04% in Q4 2015, it is politically sound; it is the only permanent ASEAN member of the G20 and well positioned to influence global and regional initiatives.
Following the Prime Minister's visit to Indonesia last year, the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo and a high-level delegation will be visiting the UK in April. The President will be addressing the UK-Indonesian Business Forum on Wednesday 20 April 2016. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the market ahead of this trade mission. For more information about this event email email@example.com or click here Mission Leader
RT HON Kenneth Clarke CH QC MP On Monday 27 June - Friday 1 July 2016 Cities Jakarta, Bandung and Surabaya Sector Agri-tech (including Food and Beverages); Infrastructure including Smart Cities; Financial Technology; Renewable Energy; Manufacturing and Supply Chain For more information contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Executive, E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949
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EUROPEAN COMPANY MISSION TO THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - ABU DHABI, DUBAI AND SHARJAH
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the world's most desirable business destinations with ambitious growth plans, modern infrastructure and first-class facilities. The UAE has advantageous investment policies which encourage foreign ownership of land and stocks.
Join this trade mission to take advantage of the business opportunities available to your company. The mission will include pre-arranged business-to-business meetings in Dubai and Sharjah, and networking with members of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council and Dubai Business Women Council.
This European Company Mission is part of the EAGLE ONE project which has received funding from the European Union's COSME Programme (2014-2020).
On Saturday 3 - Thursday 8 September 2016 Sectors Multi-Sector with priority given to Women in Business
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 ETC Venues, Garfield House, 86 Edgware Road, London, W2 2EA Time 9.00am - 4.30pm For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive E: email@example.com or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822
Premier Plus Member £354.00 Local Member £414.00 Non-member £414.00
TRADE MISSION TO UNITED NATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS
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 24 June 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 Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822
Premier Plus Member £354.00 Local Member £414.00 Non-member £414.00
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:email@example.com. Alternatively you can give us a few detailshere and we'll call you back or complete an online application form.