Secure your tickets to the 2023 Global Annual Conference
It's less than a month until the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) Annual Global Conference. This is a great opportunity to meet companies from across the Chamber Network but also hear from a number of key speakers. Confirmed so far are Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England, Baroness Martha Lane Fox CBE, BCC President and a Senior Treasury Minister. Columnist and broadcaster, Ayseha Hazarika MBE is the host for the event.

Tickets for the conference can be purchased online and a link can be found below.

If you trade with Egypt you might be interested in a workshop being offered on 27 April on the CargoX and ACID systems. Workshop details can be found below.

If you have any international trade queries please email or telephone the team on 01223 237414.

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
01223 237414
Trading with Egypt: CargoX and ACID Systems
Thursday 27 April, 9.30am-12.30pm

The Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce is offering this workshop to all exporters and importers that trade with Egypt.

It is a step-by-step guide on how to send your documents using the new system CargoX.

  • Changes and why they were implemented?
  • CargoX platform - what is it and how does it work?
  • What is the ACI? Why is it needed?
  • What does the system do for the Importer and what should the Exporter receive?
  • CargoX - This will be an end-to-end overview from registering to sending an envelope via the blockchain.
  • FAQ
  • Q&A
Cost: £230.00 (plus VAT)

Register here.
Global Trade Month: China - In conversation with Tom Duke
Wednesday 26 April, 9.00am

The second event in the series for our Global Trade Month: China, is an ‘In Conversation’ with Tom Duke.

Tom Duke was appointed Minister Counsellor for the Department for International Trade (DIT) in March 2019 and Deputy HM Trade Commissioner to China in 2020. As a member of the senior leadership team of DIT China and Hong Kong, Tom is responsible for trade and investment promotion, trade policy and market access across a range of industry sectors.

This session will be a strategic discussion about current/future trade relations with Tom, an expert in the market, and will provide insight and advice as to best practice.

Register here
Keir Starmer MP announced for Global Annual Conference

We are delighted that the Rt Hon Sir Keir Starmer MP will be a keynote speaker at our Global Annual Conference 2023.

Elected as leader of The Labour Party in 2020, we are looking forward to hearing him address business leaders from the UK and across the globe.

Our theme for 2023 is Building British Business. The full day conference will be an opportunity for business leaders from across the UK, and the globe, to come together to discuss the opportunities for growth to help local communities thrive.
Understanding Importing
Wednesday 19 April, 9.30am-1.00pm

This course covers all the basic key areas around importing. The course will explain the requirements for documentation, plus an overview of country of origin and incoterms.

Register here.
Import / Export Diagnostics Workshop
Tuesday 2 May, 9.30am-1.00pm

This workshop shows companies how to look at their SOPS and compliance, going through key areas of procedures and compliance, preparing for trading internationally either by exporting or importing.

Register here.
You can view the full list of all our courses on the Chamber website.

Courses can also be tailored to meet your company’s specific requirements. For more information about a bespoke course for your company, which can be delivered remotely or in person, please contact the Chamber on 01223 237414.
The latest trade data for February 2023 was released by the Office for National Statistics last week. It shows overall falls in exports and imports for February and a broader picture of flatlining performance. Read the British Chambers of Commerce press release on the new trade data here.

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is hosting a webinar for micro, small and medium sized businesses on Wednesday 26 April at 1.00pm. Register here.
Contact the Chamber

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Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce
Clifford House, 2 Station Yard, Oakington, Cambridge, CB24 3AH