Last reviewed 28 July 2022

This regularly updated events calendar notifies importers and exporters of forthcoming conferences, seminars/workshops, trade shows, trade missions and networking opportunities worldwide.

Covid-19

When this list was compiled at the end of June 2022, all the events included were scheduled to go ahead either online or face-to-face.

However, given the public health situation, anyone considering attending a face-to-face event is advised to check with the organiser that it is still scheduled to go ahead before booking a place and/or making travel arrangements.

Seminars and Workshops

August

A Beginners Practical Guide to Exporting: 4 August 2022 (online)

Greater Birmingham Chambers say that this course is suitable for anyone who is new and needs an overview of the export process. Topics covered include: the export process, getting a shipment quotation, export documentation, packing lists and labels, and obtaining proof of export / delivery. Participants will also learn how to correctly create a commercial invoice.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/a-beginners-practical-guide-to-exporting-non-bcc-1/details

Export Documentation: 4 August 2022 (online)

Chamber International says that this morning course will take a detailed look at export documents, including why and when documents are needed, and key information requirements for different documents. Documents covered include: proforma invoices; Certificates of Origin; EUR1s; ATA Carnets; Bills of Lading; and Certificates of Conformity.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/export-documentation-online-course-aug-2022/

Methods of Payment & Letters of Credit: 18 August 2022 (online)

This morning-only workshop from Chamber International covers the five main types of payment for exports. Said to be suitable for all staff who need to have a clear understanding of the procedures required to ensure payments for goods sold on documentary credit terms, it uses exercises to reinforce learning, and offers tips on how to get credit.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/methods-of-payment-letters-of-credit-online-workshop-aug-2022/

Understanding Exporting and Export Documentation: 18 August 2022 (online)

Participants on this course from Greater Birmingham Chambers will learn about the export process from end-to-end and gain an understanding of documentation requirements, shipping, freight forwarders and couriers.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/understanding-exporting-and-export-documentation-bcc-accredited/details

Agents & Distributors: 24 August 2022 (online)

This afternoon course from Greater Birmingham Chambers covers the differences between agents and distributors, issues to be considered when appointing an agent or distributor, and the legal implications of doing so.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/agents-distributors-bcc-accredited-240822/details

Understanding Commodity Codes: 24 August 2022 (online)

Offered by Greater Birmingham Chambers, this morning-only course is said to be suitable for those working in an export or import environment wishing to learn exactly what commodity codes are, what they mean and how to determine the correct code to use.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/understanding-commodity-codes-bcc-accredited-240822/details

Understanding Exporting & Incoterms: 25 August 2022 (online)

Chamber International says that this morning workshop will be of real benefit to anybody involved in the export/import process, from administrators through to sales and accounts personnel. It explains international trade concepts and procedures in simple terms and aims to equip delegates with an understanding of current best practice. Topics covered include: methods of export quotation; deciding on delivery terms and the use of Incoterms 2020; overview of payment methods; and export documentation and compliance.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/understanding-exporting-incoterms-workshop-aug-2022-/

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 31 August 2022 (online)

This course from Greater Birmingham Chambers would be an ideal follow-up for those who have previously attended the Understanding Export & Export Documentation. It is also suitable for those working in an export environment wishing to improve their knowledge of Customs compliance procedures, and — following post-Brexit changes — also offers an update on Customs documentation.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/customs-procedures-and-documentation-bcc-accredited-310822/details

September

Foundation Award in International Trade — Export Documentation: 6 September 2022 (online)

This introductory, morning-only course from Sussex Chamber covers the principles and current industry practices required to ensure that participants will be able to process documents properly.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-export-documentation-3950

Foundation Award in International Trade — Understanding Commodity Codes: 7 September 2022 (online)

This introductory morning course from Sussex Chamber will provide delegates with the basic skills and knowledge needed to classify goods for both import and export. Participants will gain experience in using the UK Global Tariff and know where to go for further advice.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-andndash-understanding-commodity-codes-3967

Foundation Award in International Trade — Understanding Exporting: 8 September 2022 (online)

Those joining this morning course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce will receive an introduction to exporting, including sales and purchase orders, Incoterms, packaging, commodity codes and general compliance issues.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-understanding-exporting-3940

Incoterms 2020: 13 September 2022 (online)

This Greater Birmingham Chambers course offers an overview of the changes that have taken place between the 2010 and 2020 versions of Incoterms. The morning-only session will provide guidance on the obligations and costs to the buyer and seller during a sale, including when risk passes from one to the other. Following the course, participants should be able to correctly classify shipments to reflect the mode of transport and the goods concerned.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/incoterms-2020-bcc-accredited/details

Trading with the EU after Brexit: 13 September 2022 (online)

If you’re trading with the EU, then this course from Suffolk Chamber is an opportunity to check your understanding of the current processes in the light of changes made since January 2020. Among other issues, the course looks at: Customs Declarations; Tariff Commodity Codes; the UK Global Tariff; Rules of Origin; Incoterms; and Customs Agents.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/trading-with-the-eu-after-brexit---full-day-virtual-course

UK VAT and International Trade: 13 & 14 September 2022 (online)

Applying the international VAT rules is not straightforward and mistakes can lead to costly delays. This course from UK Training explains how a UK organisation should apply the rules and account for VAT on cross border supplies of goods and services and will illustrate how Brexit has affected these rules in 2021. For goods, the course covers zero rating exports and evidence requirements, import VAT, how to apply postponed VAT accounting and the Import One Stop Shop. For services, it covers how to determine the place of supply, the general rules, how and when to apply the reverse charge and exceptions to the general rules.

For details see: http://www.uktraining.com/training/the-essential-guide-to-uk-vat-and-international-trade/46/classroom

Explore Exporting to Spain — Basque Country: 14 September 2022 (online)

During this brief (10:00–11:15) interactive webinar from the Welsh Government, businesses will learn about the latest export opportunities coming out of the Basque Country.

It is open to all Welsh businesses with international growth ambitions but is not for intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services.

For details see: https://wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/explore-exporting-to-spain-basque-country/

Understanding Tariff Codes: 15 September 2022 (Manchester)

Presented by Greater Manchester Chamber, this morning-only course covers key elements of the Tariff / Commodity Code, highlighting the commercial implications of correct use of the Code.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/understanding-tariff-codes-september-2022/

Import & Export Customs Procedures: 19 & 20 September 2022 (online)

This course from UK Training aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the complex customs requirements which need to be followed when trading with the EU or the rest of the world. It will cover both basic points and advanced issues and will offer practical tips to help avoid problems and delays. Topics covered include: customs declarations, customs documentation, commodity codes, rules of origin, customs duties, taxes, reliefs, incoterms, and supply chain risk.

For details see: http://www.uktraining.com/training/import-export-practice-and-procedures/136/classroom

Foundation Award in International Trade — Methods of Payment: 20 September 2022 (online)

This morning-only introductory-level course from Sussex Chamber covers the five main types of payment for international trade, including the documents required, types and levels of security, and tips for success.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-methods-of-payment-3956

Foundation Award in International Trade — Import Procedures: 21 September 2022 (online)

Sussex Chamber of Commerce says that this morning-only course introduces the documentation and procedures used in the importing process. Topics covered include: calculating VAT and duty; Incoterms®; customs regimes and import controls; and sources of help and advice.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-import-procedures-3942

Trading with Egypt: 21 September 2022 (online)

The Greater Manchester Chamber says that this afternoon course will cover everything that exporters need to know about trading successfully with Egypt, including information about the Advanced Cargo Information System (ACI) and CargoX.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/trading-with-egypt-training-course-september-2022/

Foundation Award in International Trade — Documentary Letters of Credit: 22 September 2022 (online)

This introductory, morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce covers the eight main types of Letters of Credit used in international trade, including Sight Documentary Collection, Documentary Letters of Credit, and Bills of Exchange. The course is suitable for staff needing a clear understanding of the procedures required to ensure payments for goods sold on documentary credit terms. Knowledge and understanding are reinforced through the use of exercises, tips on getting the credit wanted and working examples of documentary credits.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-documentary-letters-of-credit-3959

Import Procedures including Inward Processing and Outward Processing: 22 September 2022 (online)

Presented by Greater Birmingham Chambers, this course gives an overview of the end-to-end import process, including supplier risk, country risk, payment risk and duty payments. It also suggests business solutions post-Brexit for those who currently only purchase from, or use, processing facilities in the EU.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/import-procedures-including-inward-processing-and-outward-processing-bcc-accredited/details

Incoterms® 2020: 22 September 2022 (online)

This morning course from Chamber International will provide a comprehensive overview of the new 2020 Incoterms and what has changed since the 2010 version. It will help participants understand the obligations and responsibilities required by each term in the 2020 version, identify the most suitable Incoterm for each mode of transport, and avoid pitfalls and problems.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/incoterms-2020-course-sep-2022/

Inward Processing and Outward Processing Relief: 27 September 2022 (online)

This course from Greater Manchester Chamber offers exporters and importers an opportunity to understand how the Inward Processing and Outward Processing procedures work — and whether they would be beneficial for a particular business.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/inward-processing-and-outward-processing-relief-september-2022/

Explore Export Opportunities in Southeast Asia: 28 September 2022 (Cardiff)

This brief morning session from the Welsh Government and the UK-ASEAN Business Council aims to help companies based in Wales to explore new export opportunities in Southeast Asia.

It is open to all Welsh businesses with international growth ambitions, but is not for intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services.

For details see: https://wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/explore-export-opportunities-in-southeast-asia/

Export Hub Awareness Training: 29 September 2022 (online)

This hour-long webinar will introduce participants to the Business Wales Export Hub, a free resource to support exporters.

It is open to all Welsh businesses with international growth ambitions, but is not for intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services.

For details see: https://wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/export-hub-awareness-training/

October

Foundation Award in International Trade — Agents & Distributors: 4 October 2022 (online)

Designed for sales teams, administrators and managers planning international growth through overseas agents and distributors, this morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce considers the differences between the two, the advantages and disadvantages of each, what to consider when appointing them, and legal implications.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-agents-and-distributors-3962

Beginners Practical Guide to Exporting: 5 October 2022 (online)

Greater Birmingham Chambers say that this course is suitable for anyone who is new needs an overview of the export process. Topics covered include: the export process, getting a shipment quotation, export documentation, packing lists and labels, and obtaining proof of export / delivery. Participants will also learn how to correctly create a commercial invoice.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/a-beginners-practical-guide-to-exporting-non-bcc-2/details

Doing Business in the USA — Your International Expansion: 5 October 2022 (online)

This brief (2:30–3:45) event from London Chamber will explore the comprehensive operational support needed to establish, grow and streamline business activity in the USA.

For details see: https://www.londonchamber.co.uk/events/events/see-all-events/?From=2022-10-01T12%3A00%3A00&page=1&pageSize=10&searchQuery=usa

Explore Exporting to the Netherlands: 5 October 2022 (online)

This brief (10:00–11:15) Welsh Government webinar will look at the opportunities for Welsh business in the Netherlands market, with information on the economy, key sectors and how to do business.

It is open to all Welsh businesses with international growth ambitions, but is not for intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services.

For details see: https://wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/explore-exporting-to-the-netherlands/

Foundation Award in International Trade — Preference Rules of Origin: 5 October 2022 (online)

This introductory, morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce is aimed at those involved in the administration of international trade who need to understand rules of origin, product classification and item valuation.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-preference-rules-of-origin-3954

International Trade — The 2022 Update: 5 October 2022 (online)

This morning-only course from UK Training assumes prior knowledge and understanding of customs procedures and VAT principles, including the changes which were introduced at the start of 2021. In that context, it considers the key changes to customs and international trade in 2022 and offers an insight into current trade issues.

For details see: http://www.uktraining.com/training/international-trade-the-2022-update/147/online

Foundation Award in International Trade — Inward & Outward Processing: 6 October 2022 (online)

If you transport goods into and out of the UK for maintenance or other processing, then this morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce is for you. It will explain HMRC regimes that enable cost savings and will help participants understand the advantages of claiming Inward processing relief and Outward Processing Relief (IPR and OPR), how commodity codes help, the documentation required, and whether Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status might be helpful.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-inward-and-outward-processing-3965

Moving Goods Under the Northern Ireland Protocol: 6 October 2022 (online)

This Chamber International course examines key areas that companies need to plan for when exporting into Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Topics covered on the morning-only course include: documentation requirements; export procedures; border controls; and using Great Britain as a land-bridge for goods coming from the European Union to Ireland.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/moving-goods-under-the-northern-ireland-protocol-workshop-oct-2022/

CDS — The New Customs Declaration Service: 11 October 2022 (online)

The Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight system (CHIEF) is closing for imports in September 2022 and for exports in March 2023. From 31 March 2023, the Customs Declaration Services (CDS) will be the single platform for all customs declarations.

This brief (2:00–3:30) course from UK Training is aimed at businesses whose customs declarations are completed by their freight forwarder, customs broker or courier company. It will provide practical advice and guidance on the new service and how to check the customs declarations, together with examples of the changes and set out what preparatory steps are needed before September.

For details see: http://www.uktraining.com/training/the-new-customs-declaration-service/154/online

Trading with Ireland & Northern Ireland: 11 October 2022 (online)

This morning webinar from Greater Birmingham Chambers will look at post-Brexit trading requirements between: Northern Ireland and Great Britain; Northern Ireland and the European Union; and GB and Northern Ireland, where goods travel via Southern Ireland. It will provide information on the Northern Ireland protocol, procedures to follow, paperwork requirements and the Trader Support Service.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/trading-with-ireland-northern-ireland-11th-oct-2022-221011/details

UK Certificates of Origin and UK EUR1s Step-by-Step Workshop: 11 October 2022 (online)

UK Certificates of Origin are issued by Chambers of Commerce and used as documentary evidence to show where goods being exported from the UK were originally manufactured.

During this brief (14:00–16:00) workshop from Greater Manchester Chamber, participants will learn: what a Certificate of Origin is; what a UK EUR1 form is; the different pages and copies; information expected in each box (plus common mistakes and exceptions); and how to apply for a UK CoO.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/uk-certificates-of-origin-and-uk-eur1s-step-by-step-workshop-october-2022/

Brexit: EU Imports & Exports: 12 October 2022 (online)

Following Brexit, organisations involved in EU imports and exports must now comply with more challenging customs procedures and different VAT rules. This afternoon webinar from UK Training will introduce the key changes and detail the various options available to businesses. The new processes, procedures and regulations will be explained in a simple and easy to follow manner.

For details see: http://www.uktraining.com/training/brexit-eu-imports-exports-in-2021/130/online

Export Documentation: 12 October 2022 (online)

Presented by the Greater Manchester Chamber, this course looks at export documents, why they are used, what is required and the benefits they offer. It is suitable for all levels of exporters, as the information can be used both operationally and commercially says the GMCC.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/export-documentation-october-2022/

Preference Rules of Origin: 12 October 2022 (online)

This course from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce aims to demystify the complex Preference Rules of Origin and give participants an understanding of applicable import duties on the countries where their imported products are made. The course should benefit any personnel preparing export or import documentation, dealing with customer queries or gathering origin evidence.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/preference-rules-of-origin---training-course---bcc-accredited-20221012

Export Documentation: 13 October 2022 (online)

Chamber International says that this morning course will take a detailed look at export documents, including why and when documents are needed, and key information requirements for different documents. Documents covered include: proforma invoices; Certificates of Origin; EUR1s; ATA Carnets; Bills of Lading; and Certificates of Conformity.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/export-documentation-online-course-oct-2022/

Customs Procedures: 17 October 2022 (online)

Those attending this North East England Chamber of Commerce course will gain an understanding of import documentation and procedures, learn how to identify customs regimes and import controls, and determine how much VAT and duty is payable.

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-customs-procedures-tickets-305855681577?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Understanding Export: 17 October 2022 (online)

This afternoon course from North East England Chamber will help participants understand: what an export is; how to classify goods using tariff codes; the sales contract; and export documentation. It also touches briefly on Incoterms.

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-understanding-export-tickets-305831057927?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Foundation Award in International Trade — Incoterms: 18 October 2022 (online)

Presented by Sussex Chamber of Commerce, this morning-only course provides an introduction to Incoterms® and their importance in international trade. The impact of Incoterms® on costs and profitability will be discussed, and the definition of each Incoterm® will be covered.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-incoterms-3945

Risk and Rewards in International Trade: 18 October 2022 (online)

Organised by Greater Birmingham Chambers, this morning course aims to help businesses understand and assess the different areas of risk associated with international trade. Topics covered include: country and political risk; commercial risk; logistics risk; and foreign exchange risk.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/risk-and-rewards-in-international-trade-non-bcc-221018/details

Rules of Origin & the EU–UK Trade Deal: 18 October 2022 (online)

This afternoon course from UK Training will guide participants through how the EU–UK trade deal (TCA) impacts trade conducted between the two parties. The TCA is not simply a free trade deal; to benefit from zero tariffs, businesses must prove that goods are of UK or EU origin. The course will explain the rules of origin and the situations where they can and cannot be applied and give an overview of customs procedures that apply to EU–UK trade.

For details see: http://www.uktraining.com/training/the-eu-uk-trade-deal-for-importers-and-exporters/139/online

Customs Special Procedures Training Course: 19 October 2022 (online)

Customs Special Procedures offer businesses an opportunity to avoid the cost of additional import duties by allowing them to store, temporarily use, process or repair goods and to suspend or get partial or full relief from import duty.

This morning-only course from Greater Manchester Chamber will cover a number of issues, including: Customs warehousing, inward and outward processing, rejected imports, and Customs guarantees.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/customs-special-procedures-training-course-october-2022/

Foundation Award in International Trade — Customs Procedures & Documentation: 19 October 2022 (online)

This introductory, morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce is aimed at anyone involved in international trade who needs to understand customs. It will cover the role of HMRC and practicalities such as goods wholly produced in the UK, use of documentation including the EUR1, free circulation, AEO, VAT responsibilities, and the impact of Incoterms®. It also provides an introduction to customs entries, classification of goods, valuation of goods on import duties, taxes and the Union Customs Code (UCC).

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-customs-procedures-and-documentation-3948

Incoterms 2020: 19 October 2022 (online)

Presented by North East England Chamber of Commerce, this afternoon course offers an overview of the export process, including key terminology and procedures. All parties should have a clear understanding of the Incoterms rules to minimise disruption or disputes. Participants will learn about the purpose and functions of Incoterms, features of Incoterms 2020 and how to determine which term is best to use.

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-incoterms-2020-tickets-305835230407?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Understanding Exporting and Export Documentation: 19 October 2022 (online)

Participants on this course from Greater Birmingham Chambers will learn about the export process from end-to-end and gain an understanding of documentation requirements, shipping, freight forwarders and couriers.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/understanding-exporting-and-export-documentation-bcc-accredited-1/details

Foundation Award in International Trade — Export Documentation: 20 October 2022 (online)

This introductory, morning-only course from Sussex Chamber covers the principles and current industry practices required to ensure that participants will be able to process documents properly.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-export-documentation-3951

Introduction to Authorised Economic Operator: 20 October 2022 (online)

Presented by Greater Birmingham Chambers, this course is described as being suitable for anyone wanting to learn what Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status is, how it can be put to use within a company, the benefits of becoming AEO registered and about the paperwork process.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/introduction-to-authorised-economic-operator-4/details

Introduction to Exporting: 20 October 2022 (online)

Presented by the Greater Manchester Chamber, this morning-only course aims to explain what an export is and to look at how products are processed and sent overseas. It is designed both for people new to exporting and for those with experience who need to keep up with recent developments.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/introduction-to-exporting-october-2022/

Top Tips for Occasional Exporters: Online Briefing: 20 October 2022 (online)

This brief course (9.30–11.30) from Chamber International is aimed at businesses receiving only a few export enquiries a year, but which need to understand enough about the process to protect the profit in the transaction without the need to have a fully trained export administrator on the payroll.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/top-tips-for-occasional-exporters-online-briefing-oct-2022/

Export documentation: 24 October 2022 (online)

This afternoon-only North East England Chamber course focuses on what export documents are, what is required and the benefits of best practice for exporting.

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-export-documentation-tickets-305838520247?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Documentary Letters of Credit & Methods of Payment: 25 October 2022 (online)

This course from Greater Birmingham Chambers will provide an overview of all methods of payment when trading internationally, including the risks and benefits involved. Participants will be shown how to manage a letter of credit and to make sure that documents are compliant, so that payment is successful.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/documentary-letters-of-credit-methods-of-payment-bcc-accredited/details

Doing Business in Latin America: What you Need to Know: 25 October 2022 (online)

This afternoon workshop from Greater Manchester Chamber focuses on the Latin America region: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.

Participants will gain an understanding of customs and trade processes in these markets and learn how to win business there.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/doing-business-in-latin-america-what-you-need-to-know-october-2022/

GMCC Bitesize Session — Aid Funded Business Opportunities: 26 October 2022 (online)

This brief (10.00–11.00) session from Greater Manchester Chamber and DevelopmentAid will provide an overview of aid funded business opportunities and how British companies can get involved.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/gmcc-bitesize-session-aid-funded-business-opportunities/

Rules of Origin: 26 October 2022 (online)

Certain trade agreements allow goods to enter the market with preferential or zero duty, depending on their “origin”. This afternoon course from North East England Chamber will explain current preference and non-preference rules of origin, their implications for traders and guidance on how to establish origin.

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-rules-of-origin-tickets-305846624487?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Methods of Payment & Letters of Credit: 27 October 2022 (online)

This morning-only workshop from Chamber International covers the five main types of payment for exports. Said to be suitable for all staff who need to have a clear understanding of the procedures required to ensure payments for goods sold on documentary credit terms, it uses exercises to reinforce learning, and offers tips on how to get credit.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/methods-of-payment-letters-of-credit-online-workshop-oct-2022/

Trade missions

October

UK Ecommerce Retail Trade Mission to Singapore: 10–14 October 2022 (Singapore)

UK businesses in the fashion, beauty, lifestyle and accessories sector are invited by the Department for International Trade (DIT) to join this trade mission to Singapore.

Coinciding with eCommerce Expo Asia, the mission will offer opportunities to ambitious UK brands looking to grow internationally and/or to find global partners.

Applicants will need previous marketplace experience and have an established or projected annual turnover of £5 million plus.

The deadline for applications is 14 August.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/website/8659/

UK Clean Tech Innovation in Switzerland: 26 October 2022 (Zurich)

Organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Scottish Development International (SDI), the Clean Growth Trade Mission to Switzerland is an opportunity for UK climate technology companies seeking to expand their business in the Swiss market. The mission will offer participants a programme of networking opportunities to present their technologies and services to potential clients in Switzerland.

The deadline for registration is 19 August.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/website/8833/

Trade shows

September

Americas Food and Beverage Show: 12–13 September 2022 (Miami, USA)

This event will feature 300 plus exhibitors, covering the following areas: alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; food / meal replacements; fresh fruit & vegetables; natural / organic food; bakery products / desserts; confectionary & candy; condiments; healthy lifestyle food & products; and herbs / spices & flavourings.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/international-trade-events-miami-usa/

IAAPA Expo Europe [Leisure Industry]: 12–15 September 2022 (London)

Attracting thousands of leisure professionals and hundreds of exhibitors, this event includes a conference on sustainability and guest speakers.

For details see: https://www.iaapa.org/expos/iaapa-expo-europe

LA Sync Trade Mission [music]: 12–16 September 2022 (Los Angeles, USA)

The annual LA Sync Mission enables UK record label and music publishing executives to gain a unique insight into the operation of the lucrative sync licensing market in the US. The mission also gives attendees an opportunity to connect with each other and meet with many of the key players and decision-makers from the world of sync working across the TV, film, advertising and games markets.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/website/8339/

RWM and Letsrecycle Live [Waste & Recycling]: 14–15 September 2022 (Birmingham)

An event for waste, resource and sustainability professionals, RWM and Letsrecycle Live offers an exhibition, discussion sessions, and opportunities to meet key decision makers, showcase innovations, and make new contacts.

For details see: https://www.rwmexhibition.com/welcome-rwm

International Security Expo: 27–28 September 2022 (London)

Describing itself as the market-leading security event, the International Security Expo brings together high-level of buyers, specifiers and decision-makers for new product launches, innovation showcases and lead generation opportunities.

For details see: https://www.internationalsecurityexpo.com/welcome

World Cargo Symposium: 27–29 September 2022 (London)

Organised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) this event will feature plenary sessions, workshops and executive summits, tackling aspects related to technology and innovation, security and customs, cargo operations, and sustainability.

For details see: https://www.iata.org/en/events/wcs/

eCommerce Expo: 28–29 September 2022 (London)

With over 10,000 visitors, eCommerce Expo offers presentations on issues such as: the future of digital marketing; the digital customer; and cross border commerce and international growth.

For details see: https://www.ecommerceexpo.co.uk/

October

BETT Asia [Education Technology]: 11–12 October 2022 (Bangkok, Thailand)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is seeking sponsors for a UK Pavilion at BETT, the global community for education technology.

Companies or organisations are invited to express their interest by 25 August.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/website/8729/

London Climate Technology Show: 19–20 October 2022 (London)

This climate technology exhibition and conference will feature companies from across the globe showcasing the latest innovations, sustainable products & solutions, and disruptive green technology services. It will also include a conference, plus networking and business opportunities.

For details see: https://climatetechshow.com/

International Drink Expo: 19–20 October 2022 (London)

Part of FES22, the International Drink Expo will see suppliers showcasing innovations and trends, and will also include a range of seminars.

For details see: https://www.excel.london/visitor/whats-on/international-drink-expo-2022

Responsible Packaging Expo: 19–20 October 2022 (London)

Described as Europe’s leading event for food and beverage packaging, the Responsible Packaging Expo, which is part of FES22, will see suppliers showcasing the most innovative products and technology, plus over 200 seminars.

For details see: https://www.excel.london/visitor/whats-on/responsible-packaging-expo-2022

Trade Expo Indonesia: 19–23 October 2022 (Tangerang, Indonesia)

This trade show features exhibitors in the following sectors: manufacturing; fashion and accessories; healthcare and beauty; medical equipment; furniture and home décor; digital; food and beverages.

For details see: https://www.londonchamber.co.uk/events/events/see-all-events/?From=2022-10-01T12%3A00%3A00&page=1&pageSize=10&searchQuery=indone