Arab-British Economic Summit 2023
The Chamber are supporting the Economic Summit 2023 organised by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce. This event is ideal for anyone looking to strengthen their relationship with Arab league states. Further details can be found below.

Also this week we share updates, events and training courses to support your International Trade activities.

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

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
01223 237414
Arab-British Economic Summit 2023

ABES2023 will connect influential business leaders with thought leaders from across the British and Arab worlds. ABES2023 is a unique opportunity to meet and network with inspiring business professionals.

The day-long event will be held at the Hilton London Metropole on Monday 20 November and reflects the keenness of both sides to develop and strengthen the UK-Arab strategic partnership, central to the emerging vision mentioned in the Summit’s title.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • H.E. Mr Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General, The League Of Arab States

  • Lord Dominic Johnson of Lainston CBE, UK Minister of State (Minister for Investment) at Department for Business and Trade

  • His Excellency Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General at The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC).
How to obtain and maintain AEO certification

In September the Chamber are running a half day workshop targeted at individuals and teams employed by logistics/forwarding companies and global and local manufacturers who need to understand how to obtain and maintain AEO certification.

AEO Workshop
Wednesday 6 September, 9.30am-12.30pm

Who should attend?

  • Managers responsible for customs, trade, quality and compliance
  • Financial directors and managers
  • Supply chain and logistics professionals
  • Security managers who are responsible for compliance with AEO safety and security.
Register for your place here.
You can view the full list of all our training 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.
Next steps for UK financial and professional services in international markets
Morning, Thursday 12 October

This conference will discuss what is needed to enable UK financial and professional services to trade in international markets.

Policymakers and stakeholders will discuss what is needed to address barriers for professional services exports and reduce uncertainty for firms.

Register here.
Sri Lanka Boat and Marine Show
27-29 October 2023

As South Asia’s most significant International Boat and Marine Show, the Sri Lanka Export Development Board and the Chamber of Marine Industry of Sri Lanka are organising the ‘Boat and Marine Show 2023’ at the Marina, Colombo Port City, Sri Lanka.

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in London wishes to invite you and related organisations to visit Sri Lanka and to experience the opportunities at the show.

More information on this show could be obtained from the website.
Global Annual Conference 2024
Thursday 27 June 2024, QEII Centre, London

BCC Global Annual Conference 2024 will bring together business leaders, policy experts, media and government representatives to tackle important business issues and create lasting change.
Engineering Supply Chain Show
16-18 April 2024
NEC Birmingham

The Engineering Supply Chain Show is co-located with the long-established MACH 2024 Exhibition and will take place at the NEC, Birmingham in April.

Further details here.
The ONS trade data for June 2023 was released last Friday, completing the UK’s trade performance for the first half of the year. Read the BCC analysis on the data.

There are fewer than 50 days to go until the reporting requirements in the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism Regulation come on stream. The EU’s final implementing regulation was made last week. Make sure you are aware of what you will be asked for from Sunday 1 October when sending certain goods to the EU.

Last week, the BCC was briefed on progress with the UK trade negotiations with India and note that there is some way to go in the negotiations.
Contact the Chamber

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