Window into Europe Winter 2017

 

JOIN US AT THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FESTIVAL 2018 

 Liverpool, 12-28 June

 

World's biggest business gathering

The UK will again be hosting this major business event, featuring 50 major events, nine high-growth sector themes, 200 word-class speakers and countless opportunities to meet buyers, suppliers and potential new partners.

If you are based outside the UK, there will be a 'Fly to Trade' grant scheme, concessions on entry fees and many other attractions.

COBOCE event on day one

We'll be hosting a major Brexit event on the opening day of the festival in partnership with HSBC. As an International Engagement Partner, we'll be bringing delegations from across our European network. 

The COBCOE Conference will look at the threats and opportunities that Brexit brings, with discussions by business leaders and key diplomats from across Europe. 

To find out more about the festival, click on the image below. If you are interested in supporting the COBCOE event as a corporate sponsor, please contact: anne-marie.martin@cobcoe.eu


International Business Festival 2018

 


COBCOE REPORT LAUNCHED ACROSS EUROPE

Brexit – the Voices of European Business

COBCOE's research report, Brexit – the Voices of European Business, was launched in September. The extensive report was the result of over nine months' research, involving around 1,000 companies and 27 roundtable discussions in 18 countries.

After presenting the report to the UK Department for Exiting the European Union, and gaining media interest in the UK, David Thomas MBE, COBCOE Executive Chairman, presented it to the European Commission Article 50 Task Force. It was then discussed across Europe at members' events in Italy, France, Sweden, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Belgium, Ireland, Slovenia and Greece, and has also been presented across the UK. Anne-Marie Martin, COBCOE Chief Executive, took part in most of these events, which generated more media coverage in the respective countries.
Read more about COBCOE's Brexit Ambition project
 


COBCOE report Brexit – the Voices of European Business

 


COBCOE CONNECTS KEEPS ON GROWING

Three more networks have signed up to our unique online service for finding trusted contacts in new markets. The most recent chambers to join are the British Bulgarian Business Association, the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the British and Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland. The new networks are now adding members to the platform, bringing the number of potential contacts on COBCOE Connects to 5,000. Read latest update

COBCOE Connects makes global trade possible in just a few clicks by finding trusted contacts in new markets matched to individual business needs. Click on the video below to see how it works or visit the website.


 

 

BUSINESS GUIDE TO THE UNITED KINGDOM 2017 FEATURES COBCOE

Business Guide to the United Kingdom 2017We are featured in the new Business Guide to the United Kingdom 2017. David Thomas MBE, COBCOE Executive Chairman, has written the foreword, and Glynis Whiting, COBCOE Vice Chair and Managing Partner of TIAO, has written a chapter about COBCOE Connects, the international online business matchmaking service. 

This extensive book outlines all the UK's main laws, regulations and practices, making it an essential resource. The guide is available from online bookstores and a short version is available free on our website. Read more

 


NEW COBCOE CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

We have launched a new corporate partnership programme. Based on mutual support, it allows us to work together with businesses to achieve goals of common interest. If you are interested in working with and supporting COBCOE, find out more.

 


JAGUAR LAND ROVER POWERS THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

 Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY

This has been a seminal year for Jaguar Land Rover, our Global Strategic Partner. A range of important announcements from the carmaker means the future of motoring has never looked so exciting. 

In addition to the news that all new vehicles will be electrified from 202, Jaguar Land Rover unveiled the Jaguar I-PACE e-trophy concept race car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Read more

 

 

NEWS FROM COBCOE MEMBERS AROUND EUROPE

How COBCOE member chambers are promoting and supporting business in Europe

C Dottie, President, British Chamber Spain, on news

New strategy and extraordinary times in Spain

While increasing the size and quality of its network, the British Chamber is Spain has been called upon to provide advice and comment on the Catalan situation. Read article

Trade mission British Chamber Slovak Republic

Supporting UK trade in Slovakia

This year, the British Chamber in the Slovak Republic has organised several successful trade missions to Slovakia and provided a range of services to support UK businesses. Read article

British Chamber Lithuania offers overseas membership

Lithuania chamber offer overseas membership

The British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania offers UK businesses an opportunity to engage in the Lithuanian market without opening an office there. Read article

British Chamber Hungary helps Sertec

Sertec helped by British Chamber Hungary

How British Business Centre in Budapest has supported Sertec and developed a close relationship with the British engineering group. Read article

British and Commonwealth Chamber delegation to Finland

Prince Michael of Kent visits Finland 

At the invitation of the British and Commonwealth Chamber in Finland, HRH Prince Michael of Kent visited Finland with a business delegation from the Genesis initiative, COBCOE and The Royal Commonwealth Society. Read article 

British Chamber in Czech Republic pre-election debate

Czech pre-election debate

The British chamber in the Czech Republic, in cooperation with the American Chamber, the French-Czech Chamber and the Nordic Chamber hosted a major pre-election debate with the leaders of key political parties. Read article

British Bulgaria Business Association Brexit Debate

Brexit Business Conference in Bulgaria

Anne-Marie Martin, COBCOE Chief Executive, took part in the conference Brexit – Outlook and Effects on the Bulgarian Economy, organised by the British Bulgarian Business Association and the German Bulgarian Chamber.  Read article

Business and seasonal events around Europe

Business and seasonal events

These events provide an opportunity to network with business people in or from European markets. For information on upcoming business and seasonal events around Europe, please visit the events section on our website

 

 

EVENTS SUPPORTED BY COBCOE


SLOVENIA INVESTMENT AND MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE

1 DECEMBER, INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS, LONDON, 8AM-11AM

We are supporting and delivering this conference hosted by the British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and the Slovenian Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, with EBRD and DUTB. The keynote speaker is Aleš Cantarutti, State Secretary for Economic Development and Technology. 
Read more

Invest in Slovenia Conference

  


COBCOE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS EXPLORE THE CASHLESS SOCIETY

5 December, London

Our YPN, together with the Future Fraud Professionals and the Young Fraud Lawyers Association, will be spending an evening looking at moves towards a cashless on 5 December in London. Get details

 

OPPORTUNITY IN THE CEE – FOCUS ON SLOVAKIA

23 January, KBC Bank, London

The Voice of Slovak Business, supported by COBCOE, invites you to the Focus on Slovakia conference. Discover opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe and explore the benefits of building a dual UK-CEE based operation to leverage the advantages of Brexit, with expert panellists, case studies and B2B meetings. Find out more and register

Opportunity in CEE Focus on Slovakia

 


NEWS AND INSIGHT FROM NEW COBCOE CORPORATE PARTNERS 

 Employee data and GDPR

Employee data and GDPR

Penningtones Manches LLP sets out what businesses need to know. Read article

 Significant global labour shifts

Significant global labour shifts

Hickey and Associates' new report focuses on Millennials, Read article

 BACK 2 BUSINESS Romania

BACK 2 BUSINESS overview 2017

A look at 11 valuable networking events around the globe which attracted 5,200 guest. Read article

 Why GDPR is good for business

GDPR a good news story

Why GDPR is good for business - especially in Europe by Darren Wray, CEO of 5th Step.  Read article

 


 COBCOE MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES

Follow the links below to find out more about the organisations that belong to and work with COBCOE

COBCOE members
(British chambers of commerce and business associations across Europe, including the UK)

Affiliates
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:
anne-marie.martin@cobcoe.eu


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