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

Conferences

November

GTR Africa London: 13 November 2019 (London)

The Global Trade Review (GTR) Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference will bring together 300 industry leaders at an event where delegates will hear the latest developments on a range of topics including export credit agency and infrastructure finance, trade and commodity finance, and fintech.

For detail see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1249821&group=

Birmingham World Trade Summit: 28 November 2019 (Birmingham)

Part of a series of Regional Trade Summits organised by the Institute of Export, this event will bring together experts and leading authorities to speak on key issues, including the opportunities and challenges currently facing those working in international trade.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1166840&group=

Meetings and Networking

November

China Business Clinics: 7 November 2019 (Fareham)

Chris Lethbridge, China Market Business Advisor for the China-Britain Business Council, will be holding one-to-one sessions with UK companies. He will discuss matters ranging from the market potential for specific products and services, to how to establish a presence in the market, as well as the support and services available to help exporters deal with the unique challenges in China and to develop their businesses in a cost-effective way. Individual meetings last 30 minutes.

For details see: http://www.cbbc.org/events/2019/november/china-business-clinic-(fareham)/

Export Market Research Clinic: 12 November 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=200190358&

Digital Trade Advice Clinic: 20 November 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=200190350&

China Business Clinics - Food & Drink: 28 November 2019 (London)

Antoaneta Becker, China Business Advisor and Sector Lead for Food & Drink at the China-Britain Business Council, will be holding one-to-one sessions with UK companies. She will discuss matters ranging from the market potential for specific products and services, to how to establish a presence in the market, and how to access the support and services available to help companies develop business in China. Each individual meeting lasts 60 minutes, with appointments available from 11.00 am.

For details see: http://www.cbbc.org/events/2019/november/china-business-clinics-food-drink-sector-(london)/

Seminars and Workshops

November

AEO Training: 1 November 2019 (London)

The aim of this Institute of Export course is to help delegates understand both Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) requirements and the benefits that can be gained by achieving AEO status. It will guide them through the application process and enable them to help their organisations achieve and maintain that status. The course will also highlight the pitfalls that companies typically experience and explain how to avoid delays and mistakes.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1221017&group=

Introduction to Exporting: 4 November 2019 (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=1257725&group=

Introduction to Exporting: 4 November 2019 (Sheffield)

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=1257729&group=

China Without Fear - workshop for British Exporters: 5 November 2019 (London)

Those attending this Institute of Export course can expect to learn about the intricacies of doing business in China which, despite its challenges, can be an extremely lucrative long-term investment for British businesses.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1251943&group=

Introduction to Exporting: 5 November 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=1168836&group=

Methods of Payment & Letters of Credit: 5 November 2019 (Leeds)

This workshop from Chamber International will cover the five main types of payment for exports. It is 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. Knowledge and understanding are reinforced through the use of exercises, tips on getting the credit needed, and working examples of documentary credits.

For details see: http://www.chamber-international.com/exporting-chamber-international/export-courses/letter-of-credit-training/

New Exporters Course: 5 November 2019 (London)

This Morley Consulting course aims to show delegates how to make exports as simple, painless and cost efficient as possible. Getting it right first time generates profit and repeat orders, while getting it wrong leads to excessive cost, lost orders and wasted time. Delegates should leave with a practical understanding of the key elements that lead to a successful export.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/new-exporter-course.html

Post Brexit Planning Workshop: 5 November 2019 (Edinburgh)

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=1170040&group=

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements & Export Preference: 5 November 2019 (London)

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=1169739&group=

Advanced Exporting: 6 November 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=1168731&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 6 November 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=1168759&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 6 November 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=1255103&group=

Introduction to Import: 6 November 2019 (London)

Presented by Morley Consulting, this practical course examines the varied and interrelated elements involved in successful importing. It is suitable both for small businesses just starting to import and multinationals seeking to understand and improve their supply chain. Participants will learn how to avoid delays in customs, unexpected costs and fines by making imports as simple, painless and cost efficient as possible. They will also gain an awareness of the key elements involved in importing goods, along with an understanding of the impact that different choices in the operation of the supply chain will make to cost, timescales and efficiency.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/introduction-to-import.html

Achieving AEO Status: 7 November 2019 (London)

This Morley Consulting course will guide delegates in the practical application of the requirements for obtaining AEO certification. It is presented from a pragmatic and practical viewpoint rather than an academic and theoretical one. The emphasis is on avoiding difficulties, delays and costly mistakes. It is suitable for anyone wishing to obtain an understanding of the AEO requirements and scope in order to achieve AEO Status for their organisation.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/achieving-aeo-status.html

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 7 November 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=1257748&group=

Excise Duties and Procedures: 7 November 2019 (London)

Aimed both at those new to working with excise products and those who want to improve their knowledge of the topic, this Institute of Export course will address issues including: how customs and excise taxes are formulated; complying with excise import regulations; product classification for excise products; and origin and valuation of excise goods.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1170147&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 7 November 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=1255742&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 8 November 2019 (Belfast)

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=1255130&group=

Post Brexit Planning Workshop: 7 November 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=1169689&group=

Incoterms® 2020: 8 November 2019 (London)

Incoterms®2020 come into force on 1 January 2020. This Morley Consulting course offers not just a description of each term but a detailed guide to the benefits that can be obtained by their strategic use – and the issues, problems, costs and legal liabilities that can arise by careless or misinformed usage. It not only covers the new terms, but compares them to Incoterms®2010 so that delegates can note the differences and where possible exploit them to their advantage.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/incoterms-2020-training.html

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 12 November 2019 (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=1245047&group=

Import Procedures including Inward and Outward Processing: 12 November 2019 (Huddersfield)

Presented by MY Export Hub, this course will enable participants to: demonstrate an understanding of import documentation and procedures; produce the appropriate instruction sheet required to expedite the import; describe import clearance documents; list record keeping requirements to comply with customs regulations; and identify where to go for sources of international information and assistance. They will also learn how to: describe HMRC import regimes and penalties; describe tariffs and duty rates; comply with customs procedures; and describe import clearance procedures and customs regimes as appropriate including temporary imports, IPR, OPR and bonded warehousing.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/3742-import-procedures-including-inward-and-outward-processing-bcc-accredited

Introduction to Exporting: 12 November 2019 (Bristol)

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=1256871&group=

Introduction to Importing: 12 November 2019 (Manchester)

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=1169805&group=

Understanding AEO: 12-13 November 2019 (London)

This practical two-day course from Morley Consulting aims to guide delegates to a full understanding of the scope and depth of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) requirements and benefits. Taught by industry specialists, it has a practical slant and includes real-world examples. AEO certification is a vital part of the UK Government’s post-Brexit strategy.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/understanding-aeo.html

AEO Certified Practitioner: 12-15 November 2019 (four days; London)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, this Morley Consulting course leads to certification as an AEO Practitioner. Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification is part of the UK's post-Brexit strategy for achieving the most frictionless borders possible.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/aeo-certified-practitioner.html

Advanced Importing: 13 November 2019 (Manchester)

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=1170093&group=

Gain Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status for your business: 13 November 2019 (Huddersfield)

Businesses attending this MY Export Hub workshop can expect to learn about: how to achieve AEO status; the advantages of AEO status; types of status; and how to apply for it.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/3659-gain-authorised-economic-operator-aeo-status-for-your-business

INCOTERMS® 2020: 13 November 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=1255110&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 13 November 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=1255118&group=

Letters of Credit: 13 November 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course puts payment options, including Letters of Credit, into context. It explains the roles of the parties, clarifies the procedures, and recommends practical ways in which exporters can establish best practice in order to ensure payment every time.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1169735&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 14 November 2019 (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=1168752&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 14 November 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=1255142&group=

International Trade and Finance: 14 November 2019 (London)

Financing of international trade includes such activities as lending, issuing letters of credit, export credit and insurance. According to the Institute of Export (IoE), knowledge of these processes is essential for anyone working in an international trade environment responsible for ensuring payment on time, financing and overall efficient trade performance. This IoE course evaluates the instruments of trade and payment performance, such as Letters of Credit and Bonds & Guarantees, and shows how businesses can use them as part of a Trade Finance suite to maximise business profitability and working capital.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1170066&group=

Post Brexit Planning Workshop: 14 November 2019 (Birmingham)

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=1169710&group=

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 14 November 2019 (London)

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=1247748&group=

Business Culture Workshop: USA: 19 November 2019 (Birmingham)

Participants in this morning-only event will be given insights into issues including: business cultures; economic environments; communication and negotiation styles; challenges and solutions for doing business in individual markets; common trade barriers; and e-commerce strategy. Those attending must be from SMEs registered in the West Midlands.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200188516&

Customs Declaration Service Seminar: 19 November 2019 (Leeds)

In this morning-only course, Chamber International will discuss the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) – a replacement for the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system.

For details see: http://www.chamber-international.com/exporting-chamber-international/export-seminars/customs-declaration-service-seminar/

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 19 November 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=1168743&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 19 November 2019 (Sheffield)

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=1257738&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 19 November 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=1255113&group=

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 19 November 2019 (Warrington)

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=1245431&group=

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 20 November 2019 (Edinburgh)

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=1245053&group=

Introduction to Exporting: 20 November 2019 (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=1169704&group=

Introduction to Exporting: 20 November 2019 (Warrington)

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=1257522&group=

Advanced Exporting: 21 November 2019 (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=1168714&group=

Brexit & Customs Update Seminar: 21 November 2019 (London)

This morning seminar from Morley Consulting will bring together the latest news regarding changes to HMRC processes and procedures following the implementation of the Union Customs Code (UCC) and the Brexit vote. Progress on the UCC Transitional arrangements, alterations and allowances will be covered, as will HMRC initiatives such as self-assessment and the Customs Declaration Service (CDS the replacement for CHIEF).

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/brexit---customs-update-seminar.html

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 21 November 2019 (Manchester)

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=1168806&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 21 November 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=1256890&group=

Doing Business with China: 21 November 2019 (Enfield)

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) is the leading organisation helping UK businesses trade with China. This event will help firms understand Chinese business culture and issues to consider before entering China, including anti-corruption and anti-monopoly issues, intellectual property (IP), and the risks, opportunities and challenges associated with international trade.

For details see: http://www.cbbc.org/events/2019/november/doing-business-with-china/

Export Licensing Seminar: 21 November 2019 (London)

The export of dual-use and military goods is becoming subject to ever tighter controls, which can change very quickly. Companies that are not aware of the law can quickly get into trouble. This afternoon course from Morley Consulting will explain the regulations and the structure of the UK combined control list in practical terms with examples. Licence types SIEL (Standard Individual Export Licence), OIEL (Open Individual Export Licence), OGEL (Open General Export Licence) and EU GEA (General Export Authorisation) and their uses will be explained and illustrated.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/export-licencing-compliance---controls.html

INCOTERMS® 2020: 21 November 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=1255124&group=

International Business Training: Export Documents: 21 May 2019 (London)

This course from the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry aims to explain the key requirements when shipping products globally. It is said to be suitable for all who need to understand the documentation and for staff actively engaged in the movement of goods (such as supervisors, accounts and warehouse staff).

For details see: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/worldtrade/t-zkmevz

Post Brexit Planning Workshop: 21 November 2019 (Manchester)

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=1169699&group=

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 21 November 2019 (Bristol)

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=1256913&group=

Customs in Action - Practical Compliance: 25 November 2019 (London)

Described by Morley Consulting as “unique”, this course considers the practical impact of customs issues, processes and controls. It aims to clarify who is responsible, what those responsibilities consist of, how to spot and avoid pitfalls, and how to create benefit along the international supply chain. Delegates “will attain an understanding of the important role of customs work in supply chain facilitation, achieving competitive advantage and providing customer service.”

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/customs-in-actions---practical-compliance.html

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 25 November 2019 (Bristol)

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=1256896&group=

Certificate of Customs Competency: 25-29 November 2019 (five days; London)

Under the new Union Customs Code (UCC) a company’s access to customs simplifications, priority treatment and reduced cost will be based on external risk assessment. Delegates who successfully complete this Morley Consulting course will be able to prove to employers that they have the essential knowledge and skills needed to work in this field without placing their organisations at risk. Companies having achieved or seeking to achieve AEO(C) or AEO(F) status will be able to demonstrate that their employees engaged in customs work have the level of knowledge expected by the Standard.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/certificate-of-customs-competency.html

Customs Tariff Classification: 26 November 2019 (London)

This Morley Consulting course is designed both for those new to customs tariff classification and for those needing a greater understanding of the use and implications of classification globally. It will cover how and why an item should be classified for import, export or EU trade statistical purposes. It will also include information on how to classify items including those of mixed materials, unfinished and incomplete items and those sold in sets. The relationship between tariff classification and obtaining the benefit of Free Trade Agreements will also be explained.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/customs-tariff-classification.html

INCOTERMS® 2020: 26 November 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=1255104&group=

Introduction to Exporting: 26 November 2019 (Gateshead)

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=1257733&group=

Introduction to Exporting: 26 November 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=1256887&group=

Introduction to Importing: 26 November 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=1168712&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 27 November 2019 (Gateshead)

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=1257741&group=

Advanced Importing: 27 November 2019 (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=1168438&group=

Customs Valuation: 27 November 2019 (London)

This Morley Consulting course is designed for those new to customs valuation and for those needing a greater understanding of the use and implications globally. It will cover the World Trade Organization (WTO) Rules of Valuation, looking at different items and differing circumstances. What items can and cannot be left out of a valuation build up for customs purposes will be highlighted, and sample calculations and valuation statements for trade statistics, import duty and VAT will be discussed. Delegates will gain the information required to allow them to understand how to arrive at a customs valuation and to understand the implications, benefits and issues of the value declared to customs.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/customs-valuation.html

Incoterms: 27 November 2019 (Huddersfield)

This morning-only course from MY Export Hub is an introduction to the International Commercial Terms of Delivery (Incoterms), including the changes introduced in 2010. It is designed for staff involved in the administration of import and export activities.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/3739-incoterms-bcc-accredited

Preferential Trade Agreements & Rules of Origin: 27 November 2019 (Huddersfield)

Presented by MY Export Hub, this afternoon-only course aims to provide participants with an understanding of: the difference between Preference and Non-Preference Origin; the rules determining preference rules of origin; and the percentage rule and how to apply it.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/3740-preferential-trade-agreements-and-rules-of-origin-bcc-accredited

UK & US Export Controls: A Basic Understanding: 27 November 2019 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export course aims to provide delegates with a basic understanding of UK Export Controls and the implications of non-compliance. It also reviews the US Export Controls, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which may be imposed on UK companies.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1168423&group=

Introduction to Exporting: 28 November 2019 (Belfast)

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=1221561&group=

Introduction to Exporting: 28 November 2019 (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=1257724&group=

Origin & Preference - Gaining the Benefits: 28 November 2019 (London)

This Morley Consulting course covers a range of issues, including: ‘origin’ in international trade; how to determine the origin of a product; rules of origin; documentation (e.g. EUR1, ATR1, invoice statements); Certificates of Origin, their meaning and completion; legal requirements and issues; the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP); Free Trade Agreements (FTAs); and anti-dumping duty.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/origin---preference---gaining-the-benefits.html

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 28 November 2019 (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=1168415&group=

Post Brexit Planning Workshop: 28 November 2019 (Belfast)

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=1257537&group=

Post Brexit Planning Workshop: 28 November 2019 (Edinburgh)

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=1245057&group=

Specialist Customs Procedures: 29 November 2019 (London)

Many procedures exist to legally avoid payment of import duty and VAT or to delay payment. Offered by Morley Consulting, this practical course focuses on paying the “right” amount of import duty by managing the import process and choosing the correct customs procedure to fit the circumstances.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/specialist-customs-procedures.html

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&

INCOTERMS® 2020: 4 December 2019 (Belfast)

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=1255131&group=

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 Training: 5 December 2019 (Burgess Hill)

This September sees the publication of a new version of Incoterms, which will be implemented in January 2020. This Sussex Chamber of Commerce morning-only course will look at the new version and explain how they can be used in contract negotiations, as a checklist for buyers and sellers, and as a framework for international and domestic sales contracts.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/incoterms-2020-training-pm

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=

Inward Processing Relief (IPR): 5 December 2019 (Burgess Hill)

Presented by Sussex Chamber of Commerce, this morning-only course will look at Inward Processing Relief (IPR), which is used to obtain relief from customs duties and import VAT on goods that are imported from outside the EU for processing. The course is said to be suitable for those new to IPR and experienced staff wishing to update their knowledge, and those responsible for their company's compliance procedures.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/inward-processing-relief-ipr-am

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=

Understanding Exporting and Export Documentation: 12 December 2019 (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/3744-understanding-exporting-and-export-documentation-bcc-accredited

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/

Trade missions

November

Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to SEMA, Las Vegas: 5-8 November 2019 (Las Vegas, US)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) invites businesses supplying into the performance and aftermarket automotive industry to participate in this Northern Powerhouse trade mission to SEMA – a trade only event. SMEs might qualify for financial support towards the cost of flights and accommodation. Participants must be from the Northern Powerhouse region.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200190886&

Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Food Hotel China: 11-15 November 2019 (Shanghai, China)

China is the largest grocery market in the world and this week-long event focuses on the food and drink market in Eastern China and the key cities of the Yangtze River Delta. The Department for International Trade (DIT) is seeking expressions of interest from companies in the Northern Powerhouse region wishing to join this mission. Companies might be eligible for funding.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200190912&

Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Medica: 17-19 and 19-21 November 2019 (Düsseldorf, Germany)

Medica is the world’s largest event for the medical sector, with more than 5000 exhibitors from 70 countries last year. It boasts an extensive exhibition and an ambitious programme covering innovations for outpatient and clinical care. Healthcare and life sciences businesses from across the Northern Powerhouse region are invited to join this mission organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT).

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200190589&

Northern Powerhouse Mission to Smart City Expo, Barcelona: 18-21 November 2019 (Barcelona, Spain)

Smart City Expo World Congress is the leading international event on urban development, with over 21,000 attendees and 800+ exhibitors from over 700 cities. Companies wishing to join this Department for International Trade (DIT) mission must be from the Northern Powerhouse region. Eligible SMEs might qualify for financial support towards the cost of flights and accommodation.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200191041&

Northern Powerhouse Premier Trade Mission to Colombia: 19-22 November 2019 (TBC, Colombia)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is organising a Northern Powerhouse Premier Trade Mission programme to help companies identify key opportunities and make contacts in the Colombian market. Participants will receive support from the DIT in Latin America and from specialised sector teams. Participants (who must be based in the Northern Powerhouse region) might be eligible for funding.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200192650&

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&

Trade shows

November

Singapore FinTech Festival: 11-13 November 2019 (Singapore)

Described as the world’s largest FinTech event, this show is expected to attract some 57,000 delegates from 130 countries. The Department for International Trade (DIT) is planning to showcase a number of exceptional FinTech firms with products relevant to the Asia-Pacific market.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200193511&

Medica: 18-21 November 2019 (Düsseldorf, Germany)

This is the world’s largest event for the medical sector, with more than 5000 exhibitors from 70 countries last year. It boasts an extensive exhibition and an ambitious programme covering innovations for outpatient and clinical care.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200190901&

International Drink Expo: 19-20 November 2019 (London)

With over 200 suppliers, 120 seminars and expert-led panel sessions, this event is aimed at those wanting to keep abreast of the latest drinks trends, products and solutions.

For details see: http://www.internationaldrinkexpo.co.uk/index.asp

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/

Last reviewed 25 October 2019