Essential skills for a global marketplace

 

Global trade is changing thanks to the high-speed instant world of the Internet and competition are different from what we understood in the past. The speed of change and globalisation demands more from people working in import and export.

This series of 2-hour briefings are designed to help you adapt and respond to this changing business environment. You’ll leave better informed, better connected and better equipped to take your business to new heights. All briefings run from 09:30am to 11.30am.

 

China & e-Commerce

 

China’s consumer economy is one of the largest current growth consumer markets, with sales projected to increase by a further 50% to approximately 7 billion pounds by 2020.

This event will help you assess the opportunity for your business and will benefit brand owners or OEM’s selling B2C or through retailers in the following sectors: food and beverage, fashion, fashion accessories, cosmetics, personal health, milk powder, baby/childcare products, toys, pet products, publishing, household goods, consumer electronics, crafts.

Service providers who want to market their products in China will also benefit from this session. 

  • Get a high-level country overview, including key opportunities for UK goods and services
  • See how China’s consumers use e-Commerce – learn the differences between different key “platforms”
  • Includes a step-by step process for getting your product to market online in China

Speakers:

  • Scott Muir, MD of Regroup, a specialist digital agency that helps UK companies reach e-commerce markets
  • Matthew Grandage, Chamber International’s Associate for China Affairs

Venue: Deloitte LLP, 1 City Square, Leeds LS1 2AL

Date: Thursday 2 February 2017 

Time: 9:30 to 11:30am 

Cost: Regular Customers / Chamber Members £77 +VAT

Non-Regular Customers / Non-Chamber Members £97 +VAT

Please click here to reserve your place.

 

Making Sense of Customs Procedures

 

This 2-hour brieifing covers customs procedures and information requirements.

It will highlight the benefits of understanding the customs process and the documentary content for the import and export of products.

Key learning objectives and outcomes:

  • Customs Processes
  • Explanation of the document requirements
  • Importance of the tariff
  • Calculation of import duties
  • Sources of information

If you are involved in importing or exporting, it is absolutely vital that you understand the information requirements for customs. This is an area that a lot of importers and exporters rely on a third party to do the processing.

This briefing will aim to increase your understanding of these customs procedures, enabling the efficient and cost effective shipment of your goods into specific export markets. The course is ideal for all customer facing people within an export organisation.

Speaker:

Jeff Lewis MBA BSc MIEx has worked as an Independent Export Adviser, and as an Approved International Trainer for the Institute of Export, Chambers of Commerce, plus other independent training organisations delivering public and in-house courses on all aspects of international trade.

Venue: Deloitte LLP, 1 City Square, Leeds LS1 2AL

Date: Tuesday 28 February 2017

Time: 9:30 to 11:30am 

Cost: Regular Customers / Chamber Members £77 +VAT

Non-Regular Customers / Non-Chamber Members £97 +VAT

Please click here to reserve your place.

 

Trade Preference Agreements – all you need to know

 

This 2-hour briefing covers the rules governing  exports under preferential trade agreements.

It will highlight the benefits of understanding these Preference Agreements, how they apply to your products and countries where they can be used.

Key learning objectives and outcomes:

  • Explanation of a Trade Preference Agreement
  • Interpretation of the Customs Notices
  • Define what the rules of origin are
  • How to use the tariff
  • Sources of Information

If you are involved in exporting, it is absolutely vital that you understand the preferential trade agreements and all the origin rules that are associated with them, as they can potentially have a significant impact on your global sales.

This briefing will aim to increase your understanding of these, enabling the efficient and cost effective shipment of your goods into specific export markets. The course is ideal for all customer facing people within an export organisation.

Speaker:

Jeff Lewis MBA BSc MIEx has worked as an Independent Export Adviser, and as an Approved International Trainer for the Institute of Export, Chambers of Commerce, plus other independent training organisations delivering public and in-house courses on all aspects of international trade.

Venue: Deloitte LLP, 1 City Square, Leeds LS1 2AL

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2017

Time: 9:30 to 11:30am 

Cost: Regular Customers / Chamber Members £77 +VAT

Non-Regular Customers / Non-Chamber Members £97 +VAT

Please click here to reserve your place.

 

International Marketing

 

This workshop has been designed to take attendees through an international marketing process to form the basis for a successful overseas operation.

Key Learning objectives of the workshop

  • How to research new international markets
  • Methods of competitor analysis
  • How to price your product or service locally
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Understanding the importance of cultural awareness
  • Understanding the routes to market and product or service placement
  • Researching, setting up and managing overseas partners
  • Research preferential trade agreements

Speaker:

Jeff Lewis MBA BSc MIEx

Jeff has worked as an Independent Export Adviser, and as an Approved International Trainer for the Institute of Export, Chambers of Commerce, plus other independent training organisations delivering public and in-house courses on all aspects of international trade.

Jeff’s other career experience includes having been International Sales and Marketing Manager for Recoton Corporation USA , Export Sales and Marketing Manager for Maplin Electronics and World Sales and Marketing Manager for Farnell Components.


Venue:
 Deloitte LLP, 1 City Square, Leeds LS1 2AL

Date: TBC 2017 

Time: 9:30 to 11:30am 

Cost: Regular Customers / Chamber Members £77 +VAT

Non-Regular Customers / Non-Chamber Members £97 +VAT

Please click here to reserve your place.

 

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