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.
The Telegraph Festival of Business 2016 (Telegraph FOB2016) held on Tuesday November 8, 2016 at The Brewery, London. The Headline Topic was “Navigating Business through Brexit“.
The line-up of experts discussed the sizeable changes facing UK businesses following the vote to leave the European Union on 23 June. Headline speakers come from across the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and beyond, including veteran retailer Allan Leighton, the Chairman of the Co-operative Group, through to Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive of BT. This was a Day event with lots to cover including Panel debates and Breakout sessions on topics affecting UK Business. Hence it was necessary to pick out the salient topic in the Export category. Read more
Longyan Chinese Trade Delegation visits East London
East London Export Club met with a trade delegation coming from Longyan China’s Fujian Province on Thursday, August 25th at the Knowledge Dock, University of East London (UEL), Docklands. The meeting was organised by Thomas Chan Director, TCA Consultancy and Trustee at The Chinese in Britain Forum.
Thomas Chan DL formally welcomed the delegation which was led by Wang Jiansheng,the Deputy Mayor of Longyan Municipal Government alongside Zeng Zhiqiang, Director – Bureau of Commerce of Longyan City and Hu Fenglin, Vice Director – Longyan Overseas Exchanges Association along with Senior officials. Read more