Get connected across the British and Arab worlds
The Chamber is delighted to support the Arab-British Economic Summit 2023 on 20 November and I will be attending on the day. 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. Further information, and a link to the event website, can be found below.

There are a number of other training courses and events taking place during November to support your international trade activities and they can be found within this update.

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

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
01223 237414
Sustaining an Emerging Vision
Monday 20 November, 8.30am-6.00pm
Hilton London Metropole, London

The Summit, under the banner of 'Sustaining an Emerging Vision', will highlight the strategic UK-Arab partnership with an emphasis on the widening scope of cooperation within various sectors and industries. The event will seek to identify practical initiatives that can strengthen transnational trade ties and bilateral investment flows in the post-pandemic, post-Brexit low-carbon economy. Discussion will concentrate on sustainable tourism, e-commerce, franchising, as well as the banking and financial industry.

This high-level event will bring together government officials, senior executives, thought leaders and decision-makers from across the UK and the Arab world to share their ideas and debate the diverse trade and investment opportunities that are emerging in the new technology-based industries.
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Understanding Importing
Wednesday 8 November, 9.30am-1.00pm

Understanding Exporting
Wednesday 15 November, 9.30am-1.00pm

Inward & Outward Processing
Thursday 16 November, 9.30am-1.00pm

CDS: New Customs for Exports/Imports
Thursday 7 December, 9.30am-1.00pm

Export Strategy: Food & Drink
Thursday 14 December, 9.30am-1.00pm
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.
Document Checking Workshops
Thursday 9 November, 10.00am-4.00pm

As part of International Trade Week, we are holding a document checking workshops at our Chamber Offices in Oakington, where you can visit us to obtain face to face training and guidance on completing and creating a number of key international trade documents.

This session will help you to create and apply for a Certificate of Origin (UK and Arab) and a EUR1 Movement Certificate.

The afternoon session will explain what a manufacturer/supplier declaration should look like, and how to ensure you obtain a valid document that is sufficient to be able to verify origin when presented alongside a Certificate of Origin application.

As part of this day we are also offering 1-2-1 sessions with one of our experts (30 minute slots) - FREE to Members, and only £15.00 (plus VAT) for Non-members. You can use your timeslot to discuss any type of trade document you need help with or want to understand better, and you can even bring a document along to discuss!

Booking is first come first served so don’t delay!

To book your place, please click here.
AI Safety Summit

Next month, the UK government will be hosting the first ever major global summit on Artificial intelligence (AI) safety.

The event will take place on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 November at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire. The aim of the summit is to agree targeted, rapid, international action to promote the safe and responsible development of AI.

Click here to find out more.
UK Trade and Export Finance Forum 2023
Thursday 23 November

Join over 700 leaders in business and finance in London for a full day of engaging sessions that will provide you with updated insight and new business connections to support you in your export journey.

View the agenda and register here.
2023 ECJU Export Control Symposium
Wednesday 29 November
Leonardo Royal Hotel, London Tower Bridge

The Symposium will comprise:

  • Plenary session - senior government officials and industry talking about strategic export controls and the challenges of trading in a changing world
  • Specialist workshops including understanding the new strategic controls criteria and how it is applied to managing risk; protecting classified information and material; how to make strong licence applications; impact of sanctions on exports; enforcement and interception of shipments; US ITAR for Beginners and Intermediate level
  • Networking 'village' where delegates can talk to the Trade Associations and officials across government.
Cost £240.00 per delegate (VAT included). Lunch and refreshments provided.
Register Here
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.
The BCC engaged with FCDO officials last week, on the current state of the UK-EU trading relationship. This comes ahead of the meetings of the Civil Society Forum on Tuesday 7 November at which stakeholders will join teams from the UK Government and the European Commission, and the BCC's visit to Brussels in mid-November.

The BCC had a useful discussion last week with Shadow Business and Trade Secretary, Jonathan Reynolds MP and his shadow ministerial team on a range of trade and supply chain policy matters. We have been asked to draw together a short paper on policy on steel for consideration.

Contact the Chamber

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