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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


 

04/05/2015

TRADE MISSION IN AGRIFOOD SECTOR TO VALENCIA, SPAIN


London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), in partnership with Valencia Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Navigation and Services (Camara Valencia), under the auspices of the Enterprise Europe Network, is organising a trade mission to Valencia for buyers operating in the food and wine sector.
Join this trade mission to take advantage of the business opportunities available to your company.

If you are an importer or distributor wine, olive oil, meat products, ready meals, tinned products and/or sauces, this opportunity is for you.
The cost of travel to Valencia and accommodation for three nights for one company representative (ideally in a role with purchasing decision reaching capacity) will be fully covered by Camara Valencia. 

On 4-7 May 2015
City Valencia
Deadline for applications Wednesday 1 April 2015

For more information and registration form please contact Lina Mockute, International Business Officer, T: +44 (0)20 7203 1929 or E: lmockute@londonchamber.co.uk.

Supported by:

  CAMARA VALENCIA EEN EC  INNOVATE UK

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21/05/2015

UNITED NATIONS BUSINESS CLINIC


Eleanor Baha, Trade Attache', British Embassy - UKTI, Geneva 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 and Rome.

On a one-to-one basis, she will discuss matters ranging from the market potential for your products or services, to how to increase your sales to the UN, as well as the support and services available to help you develop your business with the UN in a cost effective way.

Most in demand products and sectors in Geneva include: Medical equipment, water and sanitation supplies, generators, communications equipment and vehicles, as well as services such as corporate training, communications skills and specialised consultancy.

Most in demand products and sectors in Rome include: Food and agricultural products, seeds, pesticides, generators, vehicles, basic hand tools, communications equipment and corporate training services.

Please note: the format will be individual, confidential meetings lasting 20 minutes, and appointments can be made from 09.00 onwards.

At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.00am - 5.30pm (Individual 20 minute appointments)
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

Patron Member, Premier Plus Member £12.00
Local Member £24.00
Non Member £24.00

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22/05/2015

INTERCULTURAL MARKETING RELATIONS: DISCOVER THE DO'S AND DON'TS


London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is offering a unique opportunity to meet with experts in business Culture from Russia, China and Middle East, all in one morning.

Through rotating market roundtables, the business culture experts, will provide you with an insight into cultural etiquette in these three different world regions. The experts will offer advice and support on understanding what is acceptable and unacceptable in different business cultures, specifically: verbal and non-verbal communication, communication styles, taboo topics, time sensitivities etc.

At etc.venue, Garfield House, 86-88 Edgware Road, London W2 2EA
Time 9.00am - 12.00noon
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk  or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822


 

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23/06/2015

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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30/06/2015

EXPORTING SERVICES TRAINING COURSE


Industries classified as services now contribute more to the UK economy than any other industry. Over time, their contribution has increased from an estimated 46% in 1948 to 78% in 2012.

However, the majority of UK service providers find it difficult to export their service.
This new 1 day course addresses the issues of exporting services. The course highlights legal, operational and commercial implications and why it is so important to understand these processes to help develop a successful and profitable global business.

Key Learning objectives of the course will help people understand:

- UK regulations and taxes for international trade in services
- Overseas regulations and taxes
- General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
- Market research
- Marketing services internationally
- Delivering services internationally
- Sales and distribution routes
- Optimizing websites for international trade
- Intellectual property and Licensing
- Payment for international trade in services and VAT implications

All attendees will get 6 months FREE after course support

This course is CPD Accredited and attendees awards 10 CPD points on completion.

At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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

Patron Members
£354.00
Premier Plus Members £354.00
Local Members £414.00
Non-Members £414.00

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17/08/2015

BUSINESS CLINIC ON MALAYSIA


Nik Tasha Nik Kamaruddin, Executive Director of the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce, will be visiting London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCC) to offer expert one-to-one advice on the Malaysian Market. This event is well-suited for businesses looking to seize growth opportunities in Malaysia, and understand the benefits the third largest economy in South East Asia has to offer.

Nik Tasha brings a wealth of knowledge on the Malaysian market from a number of different roles, and will discuss how to take advantage of this emerging multi-sector economy.

If you're interested in the latest advice that the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce has to offer, and want to book an individual appointment (20 minutes) with Nik Tasha Nik Kamaruddin, please contact us. Please note that places are limited and appointments are made on a first come first served basis.

At London Chamber of Commerce, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.30am - 5.20pm *Individual 20 minute appointments
For more information please contact Marta Zanfrini International Business Team, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

 






21/09/2015

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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05/10/2015

TRADE MISSION TO TURKEY


London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is organising a multi-sector trade mission to Turkey for UK companies where individual business-to-business meeting will be organised with Turkish companies in the following industry sectors: Automotive; metal casting; agricultural machinery; agro-food; shoe production industry; renewable energy; defense and security; other.

Join this trade mission to take advantage of the business opportunities available to your company.


On 5-8 October 2015
Cities Konya and Karaman

For more information and registration forms please contact Lina Mockute , International Business Executive - EEN, T: (0)20 7203 1929 or E: lmockute@londonchamber.co.uk



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






01/12/2015

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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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.