DIGITAL PLATFORMS: We explore the key drivers for digital solutions to international trade and the evolving support structures that aim to help businesses to grow internationally. Blog focus on digital export providers – Online resource, Brexit toolkit, Digital insight, Freight forwarder and Market place.
Going Global 2017 was held 17 & 18 May 2017 at Excel, London and was a magnet for export providers and business to engage in International Trade best practice and generate deals. We found this digital platforms at the epicentre of change.
Caroline Chicken is Partner at Startup Overseas & Going Global Live – www.startupoverseas.co.uk
Start Up Overseas is the definitive online resource to help you start or expand your business abroad. Use their website to source both information and service providers in over 60 countries.
The site includes Country Guides which give country specific information documenting the essential information needed to start or expand your business on foreign soil. Other sections include • Business Directory, • Ask the Expert, • Startup Overseas Forum, • Case Studies.
Disruptive Tech: The Rise of Fintech and Going Global with COBCOE Connect
The COBCOE Annual Conference 2017 was held 27th April at ICAEW, Moorgate Place, London.
It was an excellent half day event, with Speakers and Two Panels, which included a networking lunch.
This year’s annual conference explored the new digital business age and the evolving support structures that aim to help businesses to grow internationally. Paramount issue was about how British Chambers in Europe could support their membership and provide relevant alternative financial solutions to grow their business.
The event kicked off with Opening speech by David Thomas, Executive Chairman COBCOE, who gave the background to the period of uncertainty and the new economic landscape presented by Brexit. COBCOE has recognised the new challenge and has responded by also providing COBCOE Connect, an internet based marketplace to support Exports and Trade Mission challenges. Read more
Great News! Website launched by West London Export Club which is an excellent joint initiative by Andrew Dakers (CEO, West London Business) and Stephen Fry (CEO, Hounslow Chamber of Commerce) to support West London Business.
The West London Export Club was launched in March 2016 as a joint initiative of West London Business and Hounslow Chamber of Commerce. The Club provides a focal point for an event series focused on promoting export, as well as specialist business advice & support. For instance, Hounslow Chamber of Commerce provides a trade documentation service.
London Business Academy (LonBA) held its Executive Launch. The theme “Scaleup and GoGlobal”, highlighted the prime objective of this Training Academy to support UK Small Business. LonBA is a collaboration between PBLink and East London Export Club. Event was hosted by Nick Howe, NatWest Regional Enterprise Manager at RBS, 250 Bishopsgate, London.
Ade Awokoya Co-Founder of East London Export Club was Moderator for both Panel session organised.
Session One : Scaleup and Grow and Session Two: Grow and GoGlobal
The event was aimed at established small and medium sized business (SME), that want to ‘Scale Up and GoGlobal’. A selected list of growth-oriented business seeking know-how, connections and inspiration were invited to learn from the Panel who are actively supporting UK companies to Scaleup and Grow. Read more
UK Prime Minister Theresa May delivered her ‘global blueprint’ speech on 17 January in London when she set out objectives for negotiating “Brexit”, the UK’s exit from the EU, and the revised partnership the UK is seeking from the European Union.
These principal 3 objectives were: control of immigration, free trade with European markets, new trade agreements with other countries for a smooth, orderly Brexit. The Prime Minister also set out her vision for UK relationship with the rest of the world, which was positive and inclusive. Read more