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Scandinavian Business Day February 6, 2009

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Is your business interested in trading with the lucrative Scandinavian market? Then let Liverpool Chamber help you get there.

Export markets are changing, as are the ever increasing demands of customers. As pressure on businesses increases almost daily from new entrants or companies diversifying, marketing efforts need to be more focused, target customers more clearly defined.

The Scandinavian markets have a total population of around 24 million people. Economic growth is amongst the highest in the EU, with trends indicating that the prosperity of the region will continue for some years yet.

The business opportunities in the four Nordic countries are outstanding.

Liverpool Chamber is hosting a free consultation day with the Scandinavian market experts, Sørensen – connecting markets, on 3 March. Participating companies will be given the opportunity to have an individual 45 minute meeting in which which to explore the possibilities that the market can offer them.

The consultation day is a unique opportunity to gain an insight into how you can open up the Scandinavian market for your products and build a long term revenue stream from this high income market in which English is widely spoken.

Places are very limited, however you can book yours either by telephoning Elena Enciso on tel: 0151 2271234 extension 2212 /emailing elena.enciso@liverpoolchamber.org.uk.

Grant Scheme For Overseas Trade September 11, 2008

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The International Trade Centre at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce can help support businesses in Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton St Helens and Wirral to go global. In addition to its team of market specialists it now has the funding to help local businesses research and visit potential new markets, as well as preparing them to trade internationally.

The Trade Overseas grant can support eligible small and medium size Merseyside enterprises at a rate of 35% up to a total of £10,000 to facilitate international business activities, and can also part-fund a whole range of costs including translation and interpretation, economy flights and in-country travel, and the shipping of exhibition equipment.

In the past the Trade Overseas grant has helped a number of businesses to gain access to international markets they might not otherwise have been able to access. Aqua Running Ltd is one such business. After receiving funding from Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Aqua Running were able to pursue a campaign to market their complete training system to Dubai Sports City, a contract which could be worth around £4 billion.

Former Liverpool midfielder Terry Nelson, Aqua Running’s founder, said “Without the help from Liverpool Chamber of Commerce we couldn’t have gone to Dubai to hold the meetings with Dubai Sports City. The funding was a great help in getting us on the way to secure a contract.”

For more information, or to apply for the grant, contact Alison Fisher at Alison.Fisher@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

Interested In Indonesian Trade? July 17, 2008

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Free Indonesia Trade Workshops
8 August
9:30 am- 11:00

Liverpool Chamber’s International Trade Centre is hosting a FREE workshop for any local businesses interested in trading with Indonesia.
Chris Wren, Chief Executive of BritCham Indonesia, will visit the International Trade Centre on the 8 August. He will be available in the morning to make a presentation and to answer questions from companies interested in the Indonesian market.

Please contact  Sarah Abraham on sarah.abraham@liverpoolchamber.org.uk to register your interest.

International Trade Centre
One Old Hall Street
L3 9HG

Get directions with Google Maps

Listen Very Carefully, I Will Say Ziss Only Wunce …Allez les Marseillaises! January 24, 2008

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Image from Every Stock Photofrance_marseille_unite_14699_l.jpgThe french city of Marseille is bidding for European Capital of Culture 2013. Because of the similarity between the two port cities, the Marseille Chamber of Commerce has arranged a visit to Liverpool in association with the Culture Company.

Their aim is to talk to Liverpool businesses about their experiences since winning Capital of Culture status.

Liverpool Chamber is hosting a business seminar on 1st February, at Number 1 Old Hall Street, for the Marseille delegation.

If you feel that your business has particularly benefited from 2008 European Capital of Culture and you would like to share that experience at our business seminar, please speak to Jenny Stewart, Head of Membership who will be glad to arrange for you to attend.

Call Jenny on 0151 227 1234 or send her an email.

Australia Overseas Market Visit December 4, 2007

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This market visit is designed to enable exporters to explore opportunities in Australia in all sectors. The itinerary is designed so delegates may choose to alter the official itinerary.

Australia is an affluent society with strong links to the UK, making it a more significant market for UK exports than its comparatively small population of 20 million might suggest.

Australia is the UK’s third largest market for goods in the Asia-Pacific region and the third largest for services and is the UK’s 5th largest market for goods outside the EU. Identified target sectors for the market include:

  • aerospace
  • biotechnology
  • food & drink
  • creative industries
  • IT
  • electronics
  • education & training
  • consumer goods

Liverpool Chamber has a wealth of experience in organising trade delegations to Australia and has led twenty such events. We have additional contacts in the Chamber of Commerce network and other organisations in order to assist with contacts and information for participating companies.

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Market Visit benefits include:

  • UK Trade & Investment grant of £750
  • Experienced International Trade Executives providing pre-mission assistance on both a country and sector basis
  • Assistance with contact building and market research
  • Support of a experienced Market Visit Manager throughout the visit
  • Pre-visit briefing and in market briefing from local British Consulate Staff in Sydney
  • Networking reception in Sydney
  • Local advance publicity
  • Security of travelling with a UKTI supported market visit

Compulsory TradeVisit Events

Monday  3rd March 2008

9.00 a.m.  British Consulate (UKTI) – Sydney   –    Briefing Meeting

pm             Networking Reception

Suggested Itinerary

3rd March to 5th March – Sydney

6th March to 8th March – Melbourne

A commitment fee of £175 + VAT is charged at the time of booking. This is a commitment fee for North West companies and will be returned with the funding for this market visit on completion. The fee is a management fee for non eligible companies and companies outside the North West region.

Closing Date for Applications: 28 January 2008

For a full application form please contact Alison Fisher or Maureen Harmston International Trade, LCCI; fax: 0151 236 0121/Tel: 0151 227 1234. Alternatively, e-mail export@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

Trade Mission to United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Abu Dhabi November 26, 2007

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Abu DhabiMany British companies are keen to establish contacts in this rapidly growing, dynamic economy of United Arab Emirates.

Dubai ranks as one of the world’s 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.

This trade mission is designed to help small and medium sized companies in Merseyside wanting to expand their activity in this market.

Dubai aims 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.

Help & Support
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 and will also accompany the visit to give you support whilst overseas. Also we have a cost effective travel package

In-Market Activity
Whilst in UAE there will be an in-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. During this trade mission The Middle East Electricity exhibition is taking place. It is one of the leading energy events of its kind in the world and has over 850-exhibitors from 55 countries and we encourage companies in this sector to also attend.

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.

We are presently negotiating attractive rates for flights and hotels. These will be available upon request and through are appointed Travel Agent.

Please email export@liverpoolchamber.org.uk or download and complete the registration form and we will send you an application form.

Alternatively call Alison Fisher or Maureen Harmston on 0151 227 1234