Window into Europe Autumn 2016
New COBCOE Brexit Ambition survey
Tell us how Brexit could affect you. We are one of the business organisations being consulted by the UK Government ahead of Brexit negotiations. In order to establish the needs of business and influence the outcome from the bottom up, we are releasing a survey to assess the level of engagement in international trade between companies in Europe before and after the Referendum.
The results of this survey will support our Brexit Ambition project which aims to carry on making Europe work for business.. It's a simple and considered survey and is available in 8 languages.
To find out more, or get involved, please see our website' Brexit section, including an Open Letter to the press from David Thomas, COBCOE Executive Chairman, an Outline of COBCOE's Brexit Ambition and useful information from various sources.
COBCOE Connects unveiled
Our new online platform for finding trusted business contacts in new markets
COBCOE Connects was unveiled in London in September. The new digital platform uses sophisticated digital matchmaking to find new business contacts within our trusted network to meet specific requirements
Speaking at the event, David Thomas MBE, COBCOE Executive Chairman, said: "The critical thing in business is finding partners and increasing trade volume. COBCOE Connects is the solution." Senior representatives of the founding partners URICA and Kompass UK also spoke at the event, which was held at URICA's headquarters.
COBCOE Connects is now being rolled out to our network of British chambers in Europe.
Read the news release Visit the COBCOE Connects website page
Introducing COBCOE Trusted Service Providers
We're now featuring companies that are working with us and that we value for their support of international trade. These are our Trusted Service Providers and they form part of our Make Europe Work! initiative. They are:
- Market entry, Rochester PR
- Foreign exchange, Halo Financial
- Business Advisory Services, ICAEW
- Business information and data access, Kompass UK
- Specialist language services, Today Translations
- Supply chain funding for SMEs, URICA
Come and see us at Going Global Live
17-18 November, Olympia, London
Going Global is Europe's leading event for anyone looking to expand their business overseas or export to new markets. There will be over 60 thought-led seminars and 80 exhibitors. Tickets are free.
We will be promoting the COBCOE network, along with some of our member chambers on Stand 2392. Anne-Marie Martin, our Chief Executive, and Glynis Whiting, COBCOE Vice-Chair, will both be leading seminars on Thursday 17 November:
- Exploring opportunities for growth in international trade across European markets 11-11.30am
- Presenting COBCOE Connects - a new way to develop business internationally. 3.30-4.10 pm
Cyprus-UK Business Forum
8 and 10 November, London and Edinburgh
A delegation of ministers and business leaders is coming from Cyprus, headed by HE Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry & Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus. He will deliver keynote speeches at the Cyprus-Uk Business Forum to be held in London and Edinburgh.
COBCOE is the delivery partner for the two events in partnership with the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. Aimed at senior decision makers, the forum will explore the significant opportunities that now exist, provide in-depth case studies, and set out investment opportunities and the advantages of Cyprus as a location for regional headquarters.
Find out more and register: London Forum Edinburgh Forum
FROM OUR MEMBERS
News from our European network
How COBCOE member chambers are supporting business in Europe
London Delegation from Belgium
On 24 and 25 November, members of the British Chamber in Belgium have the opportunity to meet government officials and London insiders
Smart-EST UK trade mission from Estonia
The British Estonian Chamber's fifth UK trade mission from 11 to 14 November includes Cambridge and the Smart-EST Conference in London
Chambers in the Digital Age – the view from Finland
The Finnish British Chamber looks at how how chambers can modernise their digital image and run more efficiently to serve members
British Polish Chamber and the power of volunteering
From the London Olympics 2012 through Waterloo2000 to Warsaw: what David Huse OBE learned from managing volunteers
A September to Remember for the British-Russo Chamber
The chamber's Centenary Business Forum in London covered commodities, logistics, infrastructure, ecommerce and other topics
British-Swiss Chamber launches Brexit Hub
The British-Swiss Business Community has a new platform to find out about and comment on latest developments
PARTNER NEWS AND FEATURES
Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce becomes COBCOE Strategic Affiliate Partner
We welcome Thames Valley Chamber Group, who work with businesses across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon
See partner profile
New Jaguar Land Rover plant in Slovakia
Work has started on a manufacturing plant in Nitra which will be at the forefront of aluminium manufacturing and engineering
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How to protect business from the risk of cyber attack
Robert Wozniak of AIG explains the different types of attack, the effects of attack and how to protect business
How language services are used to combat corruption, money landering and data theft – Today Translations
David Clarke, Special Advisor on Anit-Corruption and Multi-lingual Due Dilligence, on how language services help fight crime.
Yellow Jersey ranked 12th across UK stock market and new appointment
COBCOE Strategic Business Partner Yellow Jersey PR has risen in the Adviser Rankings Guide and added Adam Wurf to the team
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WORKING WITH COBCOE
If you are looking to develop your organisation's presence and activities throughout Europe, please contact us.
COBCOE Strategic Partners are:
AIG | Global University Systems | Jaguar Land Rover
URICA | Kompass | Today Translations | ICAEW
Farazad Productions | Going Global Live | Netshield
Up Consultancy | Yellow Jersey PR
Essex Chambers of Commerce | Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group
COBCOE members and affiliates
Please follow the links below to find out more about the organisations that belong to and work with COBCOE:
(British chambers of commerce and business associations across Europe)
British chambers and business groups overseas
Chambers of commerce in the UK
Associations, groups and organisations
For more information about becoming a partner or member of COBCOE, please contact: email@example.com