Through this new strategic business partnership, UP and COBCOE will work together to develop the COBCOE Training Academy into a Centre of Excellence that will become the focal vehicle for delivery of professional development training programmes for chamber executive teams. The Academy will become a best practice information hub and the key provider of a quality management system and competences review processes for the chambers in COBCOE membership network.
Furthermore COBCOE and UP will work together to create and increase the B2B outreach capability for the network, developing valuable trade promotion projects and activities.
UP has an outstanding record of achievement in building capability within membership organisations and trade associations around the world. It has successfully delivered contracts for the EU and World Bank and its consultants are drawn from across the globe possessing in-depth knowledge of international trade capacity building programmes. As a result of its work UP was a runner up in this year’s World Chambers Awards at the World Chambers Congress in Doha.