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www.businessfi rstmagazine.co.uk Flying down to Rio


The London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) has partnered with with KPMG, British Airways and Accor hotels to promote a trade mission to Brazil in August. Brazil is on its way to becoming one of the world’s top 5 economies in the next few years, and with the World Cup (2014) and Olympics (2016) being staged there, British companies need to be developing their strategies and contacts now.


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ritish Airways will be providing business class travel, Accor the accommodation in Bazil while KPMG will be organising networking receptions in São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro to help brief delegates on doing business there, as well as introducing them


to Brazilian business contacts.


Richard Reid, London Chairman of KPMG in the UK said, ‘With fragile economic growth in the West, many middle market companies are looking to the emerging economies and are aligning their strategies to this changing world order. Calling on our global reach and knowledge to help UK businesses to grow is vital in building a strong UK economy for the future. KPMG is therefore delighted to support this mission to Brazil.'


British Airways are also keen to support British businesses seeking to get a foothold in emerging economies. Richard


Forthcoming LCCI Members Events


12/07/2011 UKRAINE: LEAPING TOWARDS RECOVERY Venue: Bryan Cave, 88 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AJ Time:


3.00pm - 7.00pm Time:


13/07/2011 CHANGING PLACES NETWORKING RECEPTION


The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB


6.30pm - 8.30pm


13/07/2011 HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: SUMMER CONNECT 2011


Venue: Mare Moto, 562 Kings Road, London SW6 2DZ Time:


12.00pm - 2.00pm


13/07/2011 CENTRAL CHINA: UNLEASHING THE POTENTIAL


Venue: Bank of China, 1 Lothbury, London EC2R 7DB Time:


3.30pm - 7.30pm


20/07/2011 ANNUAL LCCI SUMMER PARTY Venue:


The Royal Automobile Club, 89 Pall Mall London, SW1Y 5HS 6.00pm - 8.00pm


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Tams, Head of BA’s UK&I Sales and Marketing, said: "With one of the world's fastest growing economies, Brazil has huge potential for British business and British Airways. SMEs are the backbone of British business and it's vital that British Airways does all that it can to support them, by ensuring SMEs meet face to face with their business partners of the future."


The trade mission to Brazil runs from August 6th – 13th. It is fully subscribed, but if you would like any further information about trade initiatives by the LCCI, contact Annabel Fogden, Head of World Trade at the Chamber afogden@londonchamber.co.uk or 020 7203 1967


The KPMG Special Report in this issue focuses on doing business in emerging markets. See page 40.


Most of these events should be booked in advance and spaces may be limited. Go to the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry web site and go to the Events Calendar for booking details and charges. www.londonchamber.co.uk


04/08/2011 OUT OF TOWN NETWORKING LUNCH Venue:


23/08/2011 CHANGING PLACES @ LUNCHTIME Venue:


Warren House Conference Centre, Warren Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey KT2 7HY 12.00noon - 2.00pm


Baden-Powell House Conference Centre, Baden-Powell House, 65-67 Queens Gate, London SW7 5JS 12.00noon - 2.00pm


06/09/2011 PROPERTY AND CONSTRUCTION BREAKFAST CLUB


Colette O'Shea, Development Director, Land Securities London Portfolio


IET London: Savoy Place, 2 Savoy Place, City of London WC2R 0BL 8.15am - 10.00am


07/09/2011 WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCH Speaker:


Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Minister for Public Health and MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington


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12.00noon - 2.00pm


08/09/2011 ONE OF A KIND NETWORKING LUNCH Venue:


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The Cadogan Hotel, 75 Sloane St, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9SG 12.00noon - 2.00pm


20/09/2011 EXPORT DOCUMENTATION ESSENTIALS Venue:


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London Chamber of Commerce, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP 9.00am - 4.45pm


22/09/2011 PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION Willie Walsh, President of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Chief Executive Officer, International Airlines Group, will host the President's Reception part of our Premier Networking events programme.


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Lord Coe KBE, Chairman, London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG)


Trinity House,Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4DH 6.00pm - 8.00pm


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