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24 . Glasgow Business April/May 2016


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Clydesdale Bank renews support of International Trade Development

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lydesdale Bank has renewed its support for the growth of small and medium-sized businesses

by signing up for a second year as Glasgow Chamber’s International Trade Partner. Tis support enables the Chamber to deliver a range of activities to help its members and the wider business community grow their businesses globally. Elaine Rodger, Head of

International Trade Development at the Chamber, said: “Glasgow Chamber was built on international trade and today it remains one of our key objectives. For many years we have offered a quality documentation and certification service, and more recently we have been making it a priority to add value to this service through international trade events and training. We share the Clydesdale Bank’s focus on supporting the ambitions of local firms to take advantage of the many opportunities a global market offers and we are delighted to be building on the solid partnership platform we developed over the last year. Tanks to the Clydesdale Bank’s sponsorship and engagement, businesses at any stage of their international journey can participate in International Trade Forums, Behind the Scenes International events and International Trade Training.

International Trade Forum

Te Chamber has been delivering International Trade Forums for the past three years. Delivered every two months, the forums are an opportunity for international businesses to get together to

Chambers of Commerce Global Business Network Forum, which represents 41 overseas territories, we are in an increasingly strong position to provide market intelligence and the opportunity to create international connections for our members.


network, share experiences and good practice and to learn from speakers on topical issues impacting on international trade. Regularly atracting 20-30 delegates, topics have recently included ecommerce, language and culture, maritime insurance and Authorised Economic Operator.

Behind the Scenes International

In 2016 we are introducing a series of four Behind the Scenes events which will have an international focus. Tese events will include a visit to a member business which is currently trading globally so that other members can obtain first-hand knowledge of the business engaging in international trade. Tese events will inspire other member businesses to get involved in trading in new territories or to take the first steps to trading globally.

International Trade Training

Glasgow Chamber continues to deliver a bi-monthly suite of international trade training

British Chambers of Commerce Global Business Network Forum

Working closely with the British

programmes covering topics such as Export and Import Basics, Leters of Credit, Tariff Codes, Incoterms and Authorised Economic Operator. All our international trade training programmes can also be offered on a bespoke basis and are delivered by expert trainers. In addition to the activities

above Glasgow Chamber also provides assistance and expertise through Export Seminars and the Global Business Network Forum.

Export Market Seminars

Glasgow Chamber regularly delivers Export Market Seminars with a range of partners and stakeholders and in the last 12 months we have delivered seminars on trading opportunities in territories including China, Poland, Russia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Chile, Canada, US, Germany, Macedonia and Italy.

For more information on any of our international trade activities please contact Elaine Rodger on T: 0141 204 8332 or E: elaine.rodger@ glasgowchamberofcommerce. com and keep up-to-date with forthcoming training and events by accessing our website: www.


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For further information on all our courses, please contact our Training Department on Tel: 0141 204 8332, Email: training@glasgowchamber or visit: www.glasgowchamber

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