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

Conferences

February

UK–NL Cyber & FinTech Summit: 20 February 2019 (The Hague, Netherlands)

This summit will bring together business, academia and government to share new and upcoming technologies, discuss best policy practices, expand their network and do business. While showcasing the very best technologies that the UK and the Netherlands have to offer, the focus will primarily be on: Artificial Intelligence; Data & Identity Management; Cybercrime; and Cyber Security in financial technology.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200194058&

FINTECH Bridge China-UK Conference: 27 February 2020 (London)

This conference will look at China’s unique tech landscape and at the opportunities for organisations to expand their business and build new relationships.

For details see: http://www.cbbc.org/events/2020/february/fintech-bridge-china-uk-conference/

Seminars and Workshops

December

Agents & Distributors Training Course: 3 December 2019 (Woodbridge, Suffolk)

Presented by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, this course covers agency and distribution. It considers the differences between them, EU legislation, how to find, appoint and motivate partners, and the pitfalls and costs to be aware of.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/agents--distributors-training-course

Documentary Letters of Credit & Methods of Payment: 3 December 2019 (Huddersfield)

Presented by MY Export Hub, this course is split into two parts. The morning session will consider Documentary Letters of Credit and help delegates identify the procedure and parties concerned, as well as the different methods of payment and the different types of L/C and how to comply with their requirements.

In the afternoon, the Methods of Payment session will help learners identify the different methods of payment used in international trade, understand the associated documentation, and comply with the requirements of different payment methods.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/3743-documentary-letters-of-credit-methods-of-payment-bcc-accredited

Export Market Research Clinic: 3 December 2019 (Leicester)

A Department for International Trade (DIT) Export Marketing Research Specialist for the East Midlands will be holding individual 90-minute clinics to help companies: identify the most appropriate export markets to investigate; access relevant software and data; obtain assistance with setting research objectives; and get tailored advice on conducting research overseas. Sessions are only available to companies from the East Midlands region.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200190359&

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 4 December 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1168319&group=

Digital Trade Advice Clinic: 4 December 2019 (Leicester)

Intended to give businesses a clear idea of how to expand into new markets, this one-to-one clinic offers an hour of tailored advice. Participants will learn about any potential barriers and about the best strategies available for growing globally online. NB - only available to companies from the East Midlands region.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200190351&

Post Brexit Planning Workshop: 4 December 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term.

The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients / suppliers / partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange, credit risk insurance); and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1168320&group=

You Can Export: Overseas Opportunities in High Growth Markets: 4 December 2019 (Durham)

Aimed at businesses based in the North East, this practical morning-only event is for those interested in trading internationally or wanting to learn more about the services available from the Department for International Trade North East.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200191413&

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 5 December 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export workshop is designed both for people new to exporting and for those with experience who want to keep up with developments. The course considers the commercial implications of the correct use of the tariff/commodity code and why it is important to have a good understanding of them.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1168318&group=

Incoterms: 5 December 2019 (Manchester)

This morning-only course will provide an update on the changes introduced at the start of 2020 by the new set of Incoterms. It will explain what Incoterms are, the benefits of using them for both buyer and seller, the on both parties, and the correct application for different modes of transport.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/incoterms-december-2019/

INCOTERMS® 2020: 5 December 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course will give an overview of the 2020 version of Incoterms and how it differs from the 2010 version.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1255105&group=

Spotlight on: Export Preferences: 5 December 2019 (Liverpool)

Preferential trade agreements enable duty-free or reduced rate trading. To qualify for import and export preference schemes, products must comply with strict rules of origin. This afternoon-only seminar from Liverpool Chamber of Commerce will explain the general principles of EU preferential trade agreements with third countries.

For details see: http://www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk/eventitem.aspx/show/30919

Export Customs Procedures & Documentation: 6 December 2019 (Manchester)

This course from the Greater Manchester Chamber is said to be suitable both for those new to international business and for experienced companies wishing to refresh their knowledge.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/export-customs-procedures-and-documentation-december-2019/

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 6 December 2019 (Birmingham)

If you need to know how to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently, whether for import or export of goods, then this Institute of Export course could fit the bill. Said to be suitable for both those new to international business and those with experience, the course will help attendees understand how to compile a basic import / export entry and learn where to seek additional information. The event will also highlight common mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1246589&group=

Export Practice and Procedures: 7 November 2019 (Birmingham)

Offered by UK Training, this course provides a complete overview of the export process from the first enquiry to the arrival of the goods. It explains export terminology, and considers both the exporter’s compliance obligations and the documentation involved.

For details see: https://www.uktraining.com/training/export-procedures-and-controls/79/

INCOTERMS® 2020: 10 December 2019 (Newcastle)

This Institute of Export course will give an overview of the 2020 version of Incoterms and how it differs from the 2010 version.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1255744&group=

Introduction to Exporting: 10 December 2019 (London)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1168317&group=

Advanced Exporting: 11 December 2019 (London)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, how it should be completed, and when and where it should be presented. It will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide delegates with the knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process. The course is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Exporting” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1168313&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 11 December 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course will give an overview of the 2020 version of Incoterms and how it differs from the 2010 version.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1255106&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 11 December 2019 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export course will give an overview of the 2020 version of Incoterms and how it differs from the 2010 version.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1255143&group=

Introduction to Export Licensing Controls: 12 December 2019 (London)

This course from the Institute of Export looks at export controls on goods leaving the UK. It will cover exports of military and dual-use goods as well as software and technology. Different types of licences and the procedures for obtaining them will be explained, as will compliance with shipments to different export regions.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1263251&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 17 December 2019 (Bristol)

This Institute of Export course will give an overview of the 2020 version of Incoterms and how it differs from the 2010 version.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1255114&group=

Introduction to Importing: 17 December 2019 (London)

Organised by the Institute of Export, this seminar will offer practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise and the role of UK customs. Potential pitfalls will be highlighted and advice given on how to avoid them.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1168311&group=

Advanced Importing: 18 December 2019 (Birmingham)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This in-depth, advanced course from the Institute of Export addresses issues such as compliance with customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods. It is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Importing” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1168310&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 18 December 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export course will give an overview of the 2020 version of Incoterms and how it differs from the 2010 version.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1255109&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 18 December 2019 (Cardiff)

This Institute of Export course will give an overview of the 2020 version of Incoterms and how it differs from the 2010 version.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1255119&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 18 December 2019 (Edinburgh)

This Institute of Export course will give an overview of the 2020 version of Incoterms and how it differs from the 2010 version.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1255126&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 19 December 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1168303&group=

January

Digital Workshop: B2B Session: 7 January 2020 (Shropshire)

This half day (morning) B2B workshop will help participants develop their digital skills, raise their global brand presence and allow them to test new markets with minimal investment. It is funded by West Midlands Chambers of Commerce and attendance is limited to SME’s registered within the West Midlands.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200196151&

Digital Workshop: B2C Session: 7 January 2020 (Shropshire)

This half day (afternoon) B2B workshop will help participants develop their digital skills, raise their global brand presence and allow them to test new markets with minimal investment. It is funded by West Midlands Chambers of Commerce and attendance is limited to SME’s registered within the West Midlands.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200196152&

Digital Workshop: B2B Session: 9 January 2020 (Staffordshire)

This half day (morning) B2B workshop will help participants develop their digital skills, raise their global brand presence and allow them to test new markets with minimal investment. It is funded by West Midlands Chambers of Commerce and attendance is limited to SME’s registered within the West Midlands.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200196155&

Digital Workshop: B2C Session: 9 January 2020 (Staffordshire)

This half day (afternoon) B2C workshop will help participants develop their digital skills, raise their global brand presence and allow them to test new markets with minimal investment. It is funded by West Midlands Chambers of Commerce and attendance is limited to SME’s registered within the West Midlands.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200196156&

An Introduction to Export Procedures: 13 January 2020 (Burgess Hill, Sussex)

This course is said by Sussex Chamber of Commerce to be suitable both for those new to exporting and for experienced exporters who need to update their knowledge. It will provide an overview of the terminology, procedures and documentation used in the exporting process and aims to promote awareness of the responsibilities and obligations of all parties. The course will also include a summary of Incoterms 2020.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/an-introduction-to-export-procedures

A beginner’s practical guide to Export: 15 January 2020 (Huddersfield)

This course from MY Export Hub is aimed at both beginners who are new to their role and exporters who have not had any formal training. It will look at the creation of a commercial invoice and help participants understand the various elements of it. The course will also provide businesses that currently only moving goods within the EU with an opportunity to understand basic post-Brexit export processes and documentation requirements.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/3858-a-beginners-practical-guide-to-export-non-bcc

Rules of Origin: Preferential and Non-Preferential: 17 January 2020 (Manchester)

With some goods being the result of production in more than one country, it is not always easy to determine the correct country of origin. This half day (morning) course from the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce will take a detailed look at rules of origin, with the aim of clarifying providing delegates’ understanding of them and helping them appreciate the distinction between preferential and non-preferential rules of origin.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/rules-of-origin-preferential-and-non-preferential-january-2020/

Incoterms: 24 January 2020 (Manchester)

This morning-only course from the Greater Manchester Chamber will provide an update on the changes introduced by the new set of Incoterms. Among other things, it will look at what Incoterms are, the benefits of using them, the obligations for both buyer and seller, and the commercial implications of using Incoterms.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/incoterms-january-2020/

Understanding Exporting and Export Documentation: 28 January 2020 (Huddersfield)

This MY Export Hub course is divided into two distinct sessions. In Understanding Exporting, participants will learn: how to prepare an export quotation; how to identify trade terms and international standards for freight carriage insurance and costs (Incoterms); and how to organise relevant IT, personnel and computer systems.

In Export Documentation, they will learn: how to produce documentation for an international shipment; how to produce the appropriate documents required to expedite a shipment; and how to describe any additional special requirements or documentation for particular markets/sectors (e.g. Middle East, Hazardous Goods, Textiles).

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/3903-understanding-exporting-and-export-documentation-bcc-accredited

Export Bootcamp: 29 January 2020 (Manchester)

Presented by the Greater Manchester Chamber, this course aims to give companies the tools and resources to identify their next market and put together their export action plan to take their businesses to the next level. Among the issues addressed are: the challenges of exporting; market research; export documentation; international pricing; and methods of payment.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/export-bootcamp-january-2020/

Export Documentation Training Course: 29 January 2020 (Manchester)

This course from the Greater Manchester Chamber looks at export documentation and explains why it might be required, what content is needed and the benefits that documentation offers. It is suitable for anyone involved in the export or import process who is involved with the preparation of documents.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/export-documentation-training-course-january-2020/

February

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 5 February 2020 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297431&group=

You can export: Routes to Global Market: 5 February 2020 (Durham)

This morning-only event is aimed at businesses based in the North East that are interested in trading internationally or in learning more about the services provided by the Department for International Trade (DIT) North East.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200191408&

Understanding Exporting: 11 February 2020 (Woodbridge, Suffolk)

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce says that this course will explain to delegates what an export is and take them through the processing and shipping of a product overseas. The course is aimed both at those new to exporting and at those with experience who want to learn of new developments.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/understanding-exporting-training-course

Incoterms 2020: 11 February 2020 (Leeds)

Presented by Chamber International, this morning-only course will provide a comprehensive overview of Incoterms 2020 and what’s changed since the 2010 version.

For details see: http://www.chamber-international.com/exporting-chamber-international/export-courses/incoterms-2020/

UK Export Controls & Licensing: 11 February 2020 (Huddersfield)

This course from MY Export Hub is designed for anyone working in an export environment who needs to understand how to determine if a licence is required. It will explain the types of licences available and application procedures.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/3900-uk-export-controls-licensing

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements & Export Preference: 11 February 2020 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade agreements and how to understand and comply with them. Participants can expect to learn how they can be more competitive in export markets.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1293741&group=

Incoterms: 12 February 2020 (Manchester)

This morning-only course from Greater Manchester Chamber will look at Incoterms and, in particular, at the new 2020 edition.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/incoterms-february-2020/

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 13 February 2020 (London)

Brexit seems likely to bring a significant increase in the paperwork and compliance obligations that UK businesses must meet in order to continue to sell into EU markets. With UK businesses needing to educate themselves in how the international customs environment works, this Institute of Export course will focus on the potential changes in export documentation that Brexit may bring. Among other things, it will cover: key import and export documentation; UK customs procedures; documents that can be used as proof of export from the UK; tariff and commodity codes; and Certificates of Origin.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297592&group=

Agents & Distributors: 18 February 2020 (Huddersfield)

This afternoon course from MY Export Hub aims to give participants an understanding of the differences between agents and distributors, issues to consider when appointing them, and what the legal implications of appointing agents and distributors are.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/3658-agents-distributors-bcc-accredited-bcc-accredited

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 18 February 2020 (London)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297417&group=

Introduction to Exporting: 18 February 2020 (Edinburgh)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297835&group=

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 18 February 2020 (Manchester)

Brexit seems likely to bring a significant increase in the paperwork and compliance obligations that UK businesses must meet in order to continue to sell into EU markets. With UK businesses needing to educate themselves in how the international customs environment works, this Institute of Export course will focus on the potential changes in export documentation that Brexit may bring. Among other things, it will cover: key import and export documentation; UK customs procedures; documents that can be used as proof of export from the UK; tariff and commodity codes; and Certificates of Origin.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297618&group=

Trade Commodity Codes: 18 February 2020 (Huddersfield)

Presented by MY Export Hub, this morning-only workshop will consider the make-up of Trade Commodity Codes, how to find them, and what happens if a Code is wrong.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/3660-trade-commodity-codes

Business Culture Workshop: Scandinavia and Nordic: 19 February 2020 (Birmingham)

This morning-only masterclass will focus on Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The event will cover a range of issues, including: different business and economic environments; business communication and negotiation styles; challenges and solutions when doing business; overcoming common trade barriers; and e-commerce strategy

Participants must be from SMEs registered within the West Midlands.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200197260&

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 19 February 2020 (Edinburgh)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297440&group=

Introduction to Importing: 19 February 2020 (London)

Organised by the Institute of Export, this seminar will offer practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise and the role of UK customs. Potential pitfalls will be highlighted and advice given on how to avoid them.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297449&group=

Advanced Importing: 20 February 2020 (London)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This in-depth, advanced course from the Institute of Export addresses issues such as compliance with customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods. It is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Importing” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297547&group=

Customs Declaration Training: 20 February 2020 (Burgess Hill)

Aimed at customs agents or at companies who use them or other intermediaries to trade with the EU, this course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce will show participants how to meet post-Brexit customs requirements.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/customs-declaration-training-2890

Introduction to Exporting: 25 February 2020 (Birmingham)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297391&group=

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 25 February 2020 (Manchester)

This new one-day training course from the Institute of Export will highlight what delegates need to know in order to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently. It will look at both import and export of goods and will include step-by-step guidance on completing the SAD C88 form. The course will also look at common pitfalls and mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297860&group=

Advanced Exporting: 26 February 2020 (Birmingham)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, how it should be completed, and when and where it should be presented. It will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide delegates with the knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process. The course is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Exporting” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297185&group=

Incoterms 2020: 26 February 2020 (Huddersfield)

MY Export Hub says that participants on this morning only course will be helped to understand the purpose of Incoterms, the definitions of Incoterms rules, and the reasons that accurate export documentation is required – and where to get help with it.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/3953-incoterms-2020-bcc-accredited

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 26 February 2020 (Edinburgh)

Brexit seems likely to bring a significant increase in the paperwork and compliance obligations that UK businesses must meet in order to continue to sell into EU markets. With UK businesses needing to educate themselves in how the international customs environment works, this Institute of Export course will focus on the potential changes in export documentation that Brexit may bring. Among other things, it will cover: key import and export documentation; UK customs procedures; documents that can be used as proof of export from the UK; tariff and commodity codes; and Certificates of Origin.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297661&group=

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 27 February 2020 (Birmingham)

Brexit seems likely to bring a significant increase in the paperwork and compliance obligations that UK businesses must meet in order to continue to sell into EU markets. With UK businesses needing to educate themselves in how the international customs environment works, this Institute of Export course will focus on the potential changes in export documentation that Brexit may bring. Among other things, it will cover: key import and export documentation; UK customs procedures; documents that can be used as proof of export from the UK; tariff and commodity codes; and Certificates of Origin.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297654&group=

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 27 February 2020 (Edinburgh)

This new one-day training course from the Institute of Export will highlight what delegates need to know in order to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently. It will look at both import and export of goods and will include step-by-step guidance on completing the SAD C88 form. The course will also look at common pitfalls and mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297846&group=

Trade missions

December

UK Rail Pavilion at AusRAIL PLUS: 3-5 December 2019 (Sydney, Australia)

Suppliers to the rail industry are invited to sign up to exhibit on a UK pavilion at this event. Arranged by the Railway Industry Association (RIA), the pavilion is being supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT) Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) with grants of £2000 available.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200188683&

January

Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Arab Health: 27-30 January 2020 (Dubai, UAE)

Midlands Engine is taking a trade delegation to Arab Health, the largest medical exhibition in the Middle East. In 2019, the event had more than 4250 exhibitors and over 106,000 visitors from some 150 countries.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200194670&

February

Training and Skills Mission to UAE: 3-7 February 2020 (UAE)

This trade mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will explore opportunities for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) providers. It is open to UK organisations that develop and deliver TVET programmes and will be an opportunity to showcase their expertise to key contacts in the region. Among the areas of interest are: BigData, IT Security & Internet of Things; Robotics & Artificial Intelligence; Data Analysis & Skills Measurement; Health Technology; and Advanced Manufacturing.

The deadline for applications is 12 December 2019.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200197533&

Data Analytics & AI Mission to the Philippines: 4-5 Feb 2020 (Philippines)

Organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT), this mission aims to help position UK tech companies for the various projects and procurement requirements of the Philippine economy. The mission is open to UK companies with expertise in Big Data and/or Artificial Intelligence applicable to banking, cyber security, eCommerce, utilities, energy generation & distribution, transport systems, intelligent buildings, and infrastructure development (airports, railways, transport hubs).

The deadline for registration is 20 December 2019.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200196715&

Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Gulfood: 15-20 February 2020 (Dubai, UAE)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is inviting food and drink companies from across the Northern Powerhouse region to participate in this trade mission to Gulfood 2020 in Dubai. The world’s largest food event, the tradeshow will have over 5000 exhibitors from five continents. The trade mission is said to be ideal for businesses wanting to grow their sales and operate in sectors such as: beverages, dairy, fats and oils, health, wellness, free-from, pulses, grains, cereals, meat and power brands. Financial support might be available.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200194783&

Smart Cities Mission to Turkey: 17-18 February 2020 (Istanbul, Turkey)

This UK technology trade mission will be led by the Department for International Trade (DIT). The mission will target the sector of Future Mobility in the Smart Cities space and will include business-to-government and business-to-business meetings and pitching sessions.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200196984&

Food and Wine Buyers Mission to La Rioja: 26-27 February 2020 (La Rioja, Spain)

Organised by Federación de Empresas de La Rioja (FER), Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and others, this mission will give UK companies an opportunity to meet representatives from the most important agro-food enterprises in Spain’s most productive agrarian industrial area: the Ebro River Valley in La Rioja. Participants will attend pre-arranged bilateral business meetings between companies and importers as well as pre-arranged visits to La Rioja company premises. They will also meet other food importers and distributors from the rest of the EU, America and Asia.

The deadline for applications is 6 December 2019.

For details see: http://www.londonchamber.co.uk/getmedia/421305b1-7605-4e54-9a95-fb338db61481/Mission-for-Food-and-Wine-Buyers-flyer

Trade shows

December

Airport Solutions Indonesia: 4-5 December 2019 (Jakarta, Indonesia)

This conference will bring together high-level officials and decision-makers to discuss topics that impact the future of aviation in South East Asia, including the importance of airport connectivity, sustainability, digitalization, automation, analytics, air traffic and security.

For details see: http://www.ukabc.org.uk/event/airport-solutions-indonesia-2019/

January

BETT [education technology]: 22-25 January 2020 (London)

This education technology event will bring together 850 leading companies, some 100 start-ups and over 34,000 delegates from 140 countries. Topics to be covered include: the future of education, and the role that technology and innovation plays in enabling all educators and learners to thrive.

For details see: https://www.bettshow.com/

British & International Franchise Exhibition: 31 January - 1 February 2020 (London)

Over 100 brands accredited by the British Franchise Association will be represented at this event, spanning a range of business sectors, including food and drink, property, domiciliary care, retail and fitness.

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

February

Learning Technologies: 12-13 February 2020 (London)

More than 8,500 visitors and some 200 exhibitors are expected at this event, which is described as Europe's leading showcase of organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work.

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

MWC [Mobile World Congress]: 24-27 February 2020 (Barcelona, Spain)

This is the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology from more than 2400 companies. With over 100,000 visitors expected, the Department for International Trade (DIT) will be promoting UK technology companies at the event.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200196446&

International Confex: 25–26 February 2020 (London)

Described as the UK’s leading exhibition for event organisers, International Confex will have over 300 exhibitors, over 100 speakers and expects to host nearly 8,000 event professionals.

For details see: https://www.international-confex.com/

Travel Technology Europe: 25-26 February 2020 (London)

This event will showcase the latest technologies and innovations to help travel businesses succeed. Aimed at owners of travel and hotel businesses, as well as those working in IT and marketing.

For details see: https://www.traveltechnologyeurope.com/

Last reviewed 29 November 2019