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.
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: email@example.com or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822.
TRADE MISSION TO THAILAND AND MYANMAR
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is taking a delegation of UK companies to Thailand and Myanmar
Both regions maintain an open, market-oriented economy and view foreign investment as a means of promoting economic development, employment and technology transfer. The governments in Thailand and Myanmar also offer a range of tax incentives, support services and import duty concessions.
Join this mission to explore and understand the opportunities in these markets, meet with new businesses and network with key decision makers.
On Monday 24 - Friday 28 November 2014 Cities Bangkok and Yangon Closing date Tuesday 30 September 2014 For more information contact Vanessa Vlotides, Head of International Business Team, E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1838
Premier Plus Member £295.00 Local Member £395.00 Non-member £395.00
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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: 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949
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: email@example.com or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949
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.