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Your Chance to Trade on the Global Stage September 15, 2008

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The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce’s International Department is announcing a broad range of events aimed at helping your company compete on a global basis.

Here’s the FULL run down of the events, as well as all of the information you need.

27th September – European Day of Languages

The Chartered Institute of Linguists is holding its annual Members Day on Saturday 27 September in Liverpool, the European Capital of Culture 2008. Founded in 1910, the Institute is constantly working to improve the status of all qualified professional linguists and increase the recognition of this profession in today’s society. This is done by setting and improving standards of modern language competence and by helping clients and businesses identify their needs in terms of language capabilities and requirements.

In order to introduce the Institute and its work to a wider audience and to celebrate the European Day of Languages, we would like to invite you and a colleague to a short presentation at the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, 1 Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9HG at 4 pm on Friday 26 September. The presentation will be followed by drinks and canapés.

3rd October – Dubai Business Briefing

Liverpool businesses are set to build links with Dubai with the launch of a free business briefing event.

The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Government of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), is to hold the event on Friday 3rd October 2008 from 10:30am till 2:30pm.

The Dubai Business Briefing aims to raise awareness of the potential opportunities for business in Dubai, as well as provide knowledge and expertise for Liverpool companies looking to expand their horizons.

Set at a strategic location on the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa; Dubai is a global hub for many business opportunities. Dubai hosts a successful economy with a highly developed and modern infrastructure, a comprehensive selection of free zones, tax benefits and modern facilities.

This Business Briefing is aimed primarily at small to medium sized companies with little or no activity in Dubai, but who want to expand their businesses in the Emirate. DTCM is sponsoring this event and there is no charge for delegates attending.  The event will begin with registrations from 10.15 am and will include a presentation, a short video and a Q&A session with a representative from Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing.  This session will conclude with a networking lunch at 1pm and a DTCM representative will be available for private consultations afterwards.

Liverpool Chamber is also organising a trade mission to Dubai and the Emirates in November 08. See below for details.

10th October – Thailand Means Business Seminar

Trading with Thailand is to be made more appetizing for Liverpool businesses.
The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) in co-operation with Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is holding a ‘Thailand means business 2008’ breakfast seminar.

Being held at the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce on the 10th October from 8:30am to 10:30am, the seminar will allow companies to discuss the potential of trading with the far eastern country.
Chairman of the BCCT Rodney Bain, who has lived and worked in Thailand for 23 years, will address the Liverpool businesses in attendance on the opportunities and challenges facing businesses investing or trading in Thailand. There will be a session demonstrating how the BCCT can support businesses wishing to invest in Thailand and a selection of case studies of previous companies already successful in the South East Asian country.

16th – 19th November – Trade Mission to Spain

To support SME’s in Merseyside wanting to expand their activity in the Spanish Market

Spain is a highly developed, competitive market. Almost anything sold in the UK is likely to sell well in Spain.
The Spanish government is committed to opening up the Spanish market and has embarked on an extensive privatisation programme. Spain therefore offers many opportunities to the British exporter across a wide range of sectors.
It is also worth noting that some 17 million British tourists visit Spain each year and over 750,000 Britons now live in Spain permanently (mainly around the coasts).

Don’t worry if you have little or no overseas experience, help and support are available at any stage throughout the market visit through our experienced International Trade Executives.

Whilst in Spain there will be an in-country briefing, where you will be presented with a market overview, cultural information and tips on how to conduct business. Thereafter, you will be free to attend meetings with your potential clients, identified through research or by yourself. Some of these companies may be based outside of Madrid therefore additional travel may be necessary.

This is a fabulous opportunity for Merseyside businesses. Having successfully secured European Funding, we are now able to offer you a chance to participate in this trade mission at a more affordable price. Eligible companies will receive subsidy of 50% towards expenses, maximum eligible expenditures of £1000, covering flight travel, accommodation, in-country travel, interpreter costs, in-market telephone calls etc.

Companies book their own flight, we advice delegates to stay at the same hotel. We are presently negotiating rates at a hotel near the Embassy. These will be available upon request. 

21st – 29th November – Trade mission to United Arab Emirates 

This trade mission is designed to support SME’s in Merseyside wanting to expand their activity in the United Arab Emirates market.  This follows a highly successful visit in February 2008 when this programme funded 15 delegates visiting and some exhibiting.  This was a great success with many signing orders and appointing agent distributions.

The main thrust of Dubai strategic plan for development is to achieve high economic growth through promotion and strengthening of a number of fast growing sectors, including retail trade, transport, tourism, construction, manufacturing, finance and telecommunication.  We encourage companies to take advantage of visiting this exciting and expanding market which is full of opportunities and is a springboard to Gulf States.  Dubai ranks as one of the worlds leading trading centres and offers a gateway to a market of more than one billion people, covering the Gulf States, most of the Middle East, East Africa and Asia sub continent.  There are reported to be 90,000 British citizens living in the UAE. The trade mission will also visit Abu Dhabi which has approximately 10% of the worlds proven oil reserve and 5% of the gas

Don’t worry if you have little or no overseas experience, help and support is available when you need it.  An experienced member of our team will discuss your requirements prior to the trade mission.  Who will also accompany the visit to give you support whilst overseas.  Also we have a cost effective travel package.  In fact prior to the visit we will hold a briefing which will prepare your company for the event

Whilst in UAE there will be an informal country briefing, where you will be presented with a market overview and tips on how to conduct business.  Thereafter, you will be free to attend meetings with your potential clients identified through research or by yourself.  The visit will coincide with the Big5 Construction exhibition – the largest trade show for construction industry in the Arabian Gulf.  For further information please visit www.thebig5exhibition.com  We will also be organising group meetings/receptions to various Chambers of Commerce and Trade Groups – the aim is to provide companies with more information and contacts.

This is a fabulous opportunity for Merseyside businesses.  Having successfully secured European Funding, we are now able to offer you a chance to participate in this trade mission at a more affordable price. Eligible companies will receive subsidy of 50% towards expenses, up to a maximum eligible expenditure of £2000, covering flight travel, accommodation, in-country travel, interpreter costs, in-market telephone calls and certain market research.  UK Trade & Investment funding is also available to North West companies outside Merseyside.

If you would like to book your place on any of the above events, please contact the Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade Team on 0151 227 1234 or email export@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

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Comments»

1. Brian Barker - September 17, 2008

I hope that the “European Day of Languages” will encourage many people to learn a new language. Especially in the United Kingdom where the interest in learning language seems to be declining.

Did you know that four schools in Britain have introduced Esperanto, the neutral international language, in order to test its propaedeutic values?

The pilot project is being monitored by the University of Manchester, and I believe the project deserves academic appraisal.


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