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 QATAR: DOHA
This Qatar trade mission will build on LCCI's successful Doha programme in April 2013, led by Willie Walsh, Chief Executive of International Airlines Group (IAG; parent company of British Airways), as LCCI President and LCCI's inaugural event with Hassan Al-Thawadi, Secretary General, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy in January 2012.
Who should consider joining this mission: Businesses ranging from specialists in construction, overall infrastructure, design and communication, education and training specific, luxury goods, industrial machinery and equipment, electrical machinery to companies with knowledge in supplying major sporting events including logistics and security, looking to:
Explore and understand the opportunities that will arise from the World Cup and Qatar's National Vision 2030
Network with key decision makers and programme managers of the World Cup and Qatar National Vision
Gain a competitive advantage over potential suppliers
Develop in-market networks
On 2 November - 6 November Cities Doha Deadline for applications Friday 3 October
For more information and for an application form contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Executive, E: firstname.lastname@example.org, T: +44 (0) 20 7203 1949
BALTICS TRADE AND INVESTMENT FORUM
This event will be the first stop for any UK company seeking to enter the Baltic States - Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia - market and will serve as a networking event between UK and Baltic businesses to highlight the investment opportunities in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. It will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, corporate strategists and commercial professionals.
The event will showcase the advantages of investing in, and doing business with, the Baltic States. It will provide remarkable investment and business growth insights and reveal the success stories of UK investors. Additionally, there will be an opportunity for participating companies to receive specific advice about entering these markets and achieving or sustaining rapid growth.
At London Chamber of Commerce, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP Time 2.00pm - 6.00pm followed by networking with business matchmaking and refreshments
Patron Member, Premier Plus Member, Local Member and Members' Guest FREE
BUSINESS CLINIC ON TURKEY
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is offering the opportunity for you to meet with the Commercial team of the British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey (BCCT) based in Istanbul, who will be visiting London Chamber of Commerce on Friday 14 November 2014.
They will be offering extensive expert advice on the Turkish market and how UK companies can develop their business there. Their primary focus is on market entry, establishing/doing business in Turkey and the services available to help British companies get underway and be successful in this market.
If you would like to discuss the opportunities for your company in Turkey and book an individual appointment (20 minutes) with the BCCT Commercial team, please contact us to arrange an appointment. Please note that places are limited.
At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.00am - 12.45pm
For more information and/or request an appointment contact Marilise Saghbini, International Business team, T: +44 (0)20 7203 1840, E: email@example.com.
Patron Member, Premier Plus Member, Local Member and Non Member: Free
MARKET VISIT TO SOUTH KOREA
This Market Visit is part of the Mayor's Export Programme organised by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and in partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
South Korea is the world's twelfth largest economy and 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.
This mission will be split into two groups:
Group one: gaming and animation Companies in games and animation are invited to join Asia's largest Games conference, GStar 2014 in Busan, South Korea. With only a limited number of spaces available on this mission, companies will have access to the GStar exhibition, opportunity to showcase their company to Korean investors and buyers and access to a VIP reception hosted by the British Ambassador to South Korea.
Group two: creative industries and technology This group is specifically for companies in creative technology, product design and service design. South Korea's design market is worth £10.6 billion and Seoul was the World Design Capital in 2010. The mission will provide excellent exposure for British design companies to showcase their services to Korean buyers and will also help to raise the general profile of the UK in South Korea. Companies will have access to B2B meetings, business forums and a government-to-government session on fostering relationships.
On 17 November - 21 November Cities Seoul and Busan Deadline for applications Friday 17 October 2014 Participation fee £250 Grants London based SMEs may apply for a grant towards their accommodation costs through the Mayor's Export Programme which is co-financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Places are extremely limited, to apply and for more information contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Executive, E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949.
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: 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 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.