Window into Europe International Women's Day March 2018

Women shine in chambers of commerce right across Europe. To celebrate this, we're dedicating our spring newsletter to International Women's Day, featuring the contribution women are making across our network.

We look at why gender diversity is so important, what's stopping women achieving true equality and some of the great leadership programmes for women, plus some personal stories. We're grateful to 18 COBCOE members and partners for contributing articles and we hope you find them informative and inspiring.

Happy International Women's Day!

Anne-Marie Martin,
Chief Executive, COBCOE

Featured in International Women's Day newsletter

From our members

From our partners

(Any opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policy of COBCOE.) 



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The Global Future of Business

COBCOE Conference, International Business Festival 2018

COBCOE Conference 12 June, International Business Festival, Liverpool

  • A one-day conference to help businesses plan a prosperous future:
  • Senior UK Government ministers (to be confirmed) and international business leaders
  • Explore changes coming from new trading patterns and new technologies
  • Talks, panels, Q&As and international networking
  • Free entry for international delegates


For sponsorship and speaking opportunities, contact


Watch the New International Business Festival Video


Save the date

COBCOE Awards Dinner 2018

The Brewery, London


Automotive Supply Chain Roadshow 22 March, Prague

Anne-Marie Martin, COBCOE Chief Executive, will be moderating a panel.

Automotive Supply Chain Roadsho



Calling UK pet and horse suppliers

Trade Fair and presentation, 13 April, Prague

The British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic has put together two excellent packages for UK businesses in pet and equestrian supplies. The packages coincide with the For Pets and For Horse Trade Fair in Prague in mid-April, and the chamber is also organising a presentation to Czech distributors.

The packages include either a visit to the trade fair in person, meetings with distributors and retailers, and participation in the presentation, or representation at the presentation. Participants will also receive a comprehensive list of Czech importers and distributors. 

Please contact: before 16 March.


Brexit Ambition update: Transition and future relationship

Having successfully launched the report  Brexit – the Voices of European Business last year, we are now focusing on transition and the future relationship between the UK and EU. The results of our survey for businesses in Continental Europe are now being analysed and these will be backed by roundtable discussions.

If you would like to support COBCOE's Brexit Ambition project, please contact Adam Szpala.


COBCOE Connects – Growing our online business networks

The COBCOE Connects business matchmaking platform helps you connect with other members and develop your business in your local market and abroad. Ten chambers of commerce in seven countries are now on the platform, representing around 5,000 companies. More chambers will be announced soon.

Click on the video below to see how it works or go to


Working with COBCOE

There are 13 companies working with COBCOE as corporate partners. They enable us to support international trade across Europe through our network of British chambers of commerce and business groups. If you would like to join them, please download our partnership pack for information.

Partnerships are available at different levels to suit specific objectives. Our Strategic Partners are shown below.

COBCOE Strategic Partners






COBCOE Members and Affiliates

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

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

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:


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