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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DOING BUSINESS IN SOUTH KOREA
In 2016, South Korea was the world's eleventh largest economy by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), by Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) and it was the fourth largest in Asia. The South Korean economy will be the tenth largest contributor to world growth over the next five years, comparable to that of the UK and greater than France or Italy. There are 310 British companies currently doing business in South Korea, with business opportunities emerging across a number of industries.
The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and KOTRA (Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency) invite you to join the growing number of companies looking to tap into South Korea's vast business opportunities and who would like to find out more about these, as well as market entry and development strategies. LCCI and KOTRA will host special sessions with expert speakers based in the Korean market to outline opportunities and provide insights for your business in this market.
At Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP Time 2..00pm - 5.00pm For more information contact Enea Desideri, International Business Executive E: edesideri
The UN is a promising market for UK companies as the UN overall procurement volume (goods and services combined) of the various UN organisations is worth around £12 billion per year. UN procurement is suitable for small as well as larger companies because payment is guaranteed. In addition, English is the working language and the UK has an excellent reputation among the UN agencies, being the UN's ninth largest supplier in 2015. Although these organisations present huge purchasing opportunities, it is essential to be well prepared and familiar with the purchasing process. It is important to know how to register your company to be invited to bid, and to know which international organisation could be most interested in your company's products or services.
Eleanor Baha, Trade Attaché, British Embassy - Department for International Trade (DIT),Geneva and Joanne Ganthier, Trade Adviser at the British Embassy in Copenhagen will be offering expert advice on how UK suppliers of goods and services can take advantage of the significant export opportunities through supplying the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Rome and Copenhagen
At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP Time 9.30am - 5.20pm *Individual 20 minute appointments For more information contact Vanessa Vlotides, Head of International Business Team, E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: +44 (0)20 7203 1838
Premier Plus Member and Non Member: FREE
THE FOURTH ANNUAL UK-NIGERIA SUMMIT: THE JOURNEY AHEAD
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is pleased to be partnering with the Nigeria London Business Forum (NILOBF) for this summit. The event invites policymakers, business leaders, investors, exporters and finance professionals to reflect on Nigeria's economic journey as it enters a new phase of economic growth and prosperity. Nigeria has been leading the way as Africa's most lucrative economy. Low inflation and a real effort by the Nigerian government to deal with corruption mean that Nigeria remains an attractive economy for UK investors.
This is one of the first events of 2017 in London to review Nigeria's regeneration agenda. The summit will address what needs to be done to invigorate the country to its advantage.
Key speakers confirmed are:
Tobias Ellwood MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister for the Middle East and Africa
John Howell MP, UK Prime Minister's Trade Envoy for Nigeria
Mrs. Aisha Abubakar, Honourable Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry
Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources/Chairman of the Board, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources
Professor Seidu Onailo Mohammed, Director General, National Space Research and Development Agency (NSRDA)
At The Royal Horseguards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Court, Whitehall, London SW1A 2EJ Date Tuesday 9 May - Wednesday 10 May 2017
For more information, contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Manager E: email@example.com T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAINING: RULES OF ORIGIN / CUSTOMS PROCEDURES AND DOCUMENTATION
This one-day course is split in two distinct sessions. The morning session examines in detail the procedures required to deal with customs import and the implications of duty relief schemes to ensure that businesses trading globally can work efficiently and economically. The afternoon session explores in greater depth the current Rules of Origin, Preferential Trade Agreements and how to establish where goods originate "officially". The internal factors to support originate declarations are also covered; something of key importance for importers and exporters alike.
The course is ideally suited for all staff working in import/export administration, international sales, accountancy, and shipping and logistics. It is designed for people new to international business but also for experienced company staff who may want to refresh their knowledge.
At ETC Venues The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN Time 9.00am - 4.30pm For more information contact Enea Desideri, 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
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. These global shipping terms have huge importance for the exporting and importing of products around the globe. They outline the risk and responsibility between the buyer and the seller for each transaction.
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 is designed for people who may be new to exporting as well as experienced exporters who may need to keep up with industry updates. The course is mainly designed for sales, shipping, accounts, purchasing/buyers, freight forwarders and goods in/out personnel.
At Central London Venue tbc Time 9.00am - 12 noon For more information contact Olivia Ronayne, International Business Assistant E:email@example.com T: +44 (0)20 7203 1823
Premier Plus Member and Non Member: FREE
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 Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 15 March 2017 For more information contact Vanessa Vlotides, Head of International Business Team on T: +44 (0) 20 7203 1838 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAINING: EXPORT DOCUMENTS
Poor understanding of international trade procedures often costs time, money and even heavy fines. Over 65% of companies attend training courses because of issues with export documents compliance. This export documents course explains all the key requirements when shipping products globally. The content is updated to keep up with the latest industry developments. Key elements of the course can be easily implemented into most business systems, increasing the chances of reducing costs and increasing sales.
The course is ideally suited for all who need to understand the documentation, as well as staff actively engaged in the movement of goods, including supervisors, accounts and warehouse staff. This course is suitable for all companies, from individuals and small businesses new to exporting to large corporations and experienced business people who may need to keep up with industry changes.
At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP Time 9.00am - 4.30pm For more information contact Olivia Ronayne, International Business Assistant, E:email@example.com orT: +44 (0)20 7203 1823
UNITED NATIONS PROCUREMENT COMPANY MISSION
The UN is a promising market for UK companies as the UN overall procurement volume (goods and services combined) of UN organisations is worth around £12 billion per year.
This company mission offers you an excellent opportunity to meet procurement officers from the key organisations in Geneva and Copenhagen: World Health Organisation (WHO); United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR); International Red Cross Federation (IFRC); International Labour Office (ILO); United Nations Office of Geneva (UNOG); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
On Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 October 2017 Location Geneva, Switzerland and Copenhagen, Denmark Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 31 May 2017 For more information contact Vanessa Vlotides, Head of International Business Team on T: +44 (0) 20 7203 1838 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
EUROPEAN COMPANY MISSION TO IRAN
UK companies are invited to join businesses from EU countries to explore the growing business opportunities in Iran.
Following the relaxation of sanctions, Iran provides an exciting environment for foreign investors. This exploratory mission will provide companies with an introduction to the growing commercial opportunities in Iran. Ideal for companies planning to enter Iran for the first time, this mission will focus on conducting crucial market research, establishing connections and making business contacts. Given the developing Iranian economy, appropriate due diligence is required before engaging in any business activity.
This European Company Mission is part of the EAGLE TWO project which has received funding from the European Union's COSME Programme (2014 - 2020).
OnSunday 15 - Tuesday 17 October 2017 City Tehran Closing Date for applications: Thursday 13 April 2017 For more information contact Vanessa Vlotides, Head of International Business Team on T: +44 (0) 20 7203 1838 or E: email@example.com
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:firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can give us a few detailshere and we'll call you back or complete an online application form.