International Trade Events

Contact details
For more information please contact Amy Cawley on 0161 393 4368 or email

An overview of webinars and events happening in the North West, UK and internationally, organised in collaboration with the Chamber and its partners to help you trade internationally.

  • 1. North West Events
  • 2. UK Events
  • 3. Overseas Events
  • 4. Trade Missions
  • 5. Webinars


GM Chamber Meet the Expert

Date: 5th May 2017

Time: 9am-3:30pm

Price: £15 + VAT (Members) | £30 + VAT (Non-Members)

Location: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD

Come along and network with like-minded businesses to share best practice and discuss all things International Trade.

For more information and to register your interest, please visit

GMCC - International Trade Forum

Date: Thursday 25th May 2017

Time: 8am-10:30am

Price: Free (Members) | £30 + VAT (Non-Members)

Location: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD

Come along and network with like-minded businesses to share best practice and discuss all things International Trade.

For more information and to register your interest, please visit


Market Awareness Day Dublin

The current contract for Operation and Maintenance of Dublin's LUAS light rail network is due to expire Q4 2019, with tendering for a new 6 year contract. Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), the state agency in Ireland responsible for national road and public transport infrastructure, are planning a Market Awareness Day in Dublin on April 5th 2017 for organisations, companies or consortium interested in the project.

Please email for more info.

Russo-British Business - Dawn of a new age?

Date: Thursday 25th May 2017 Time: 08:15 - 15:00 (Lunch included) Location: BMA House Tavistock Square WC1H 9JP London

Key Themes:

  • Russia-Wide Opportunities: SMEs to Multinationals
  • Doing Business in the age of digitisation
  • UK Opportunities for Russia Companies
  • The Rise of the Tech Industry
  • The Changing Face of Commodities
  • Sanctions, Brexit & Trump

2 for 1 on tickets (Limited time only) RBCC Members £100 + VAT Non-Members £150 + VAT

Please email for more information.


Trade-show Access Programme(TAP) Supported Exhibitions

Please follow this link to see the details of TAP supported exhibitions for 1 April – 30 September 2017

Please note this funding is not provided through the Greater Manchester of Chamber and eligibility applies.

The Spring Fair, Bucharest

Date: 25th-26th April 2017

The British Romanian Chamber of Commerce - Trade Team would like to invite you to a vibrant exhibition in Romania for gift and home, in which British products will have a chance to shine!

Join them as an exhibitor, bring your products or promotional stands and explore export opportunities in Romania, the fastest growing economy in Europe!

Please email for more info.

Food & Drink Meet the Buyer Event

Date: 17th May 2017 Exhibitor's fee: £350*/£425 Location: Mozart House Bratislava Old Town

Attend their biggest food and drink match-making event yet and get access to leading Slovak buyers incl. distributors, retailers, hotels and catering companies! Great accompanying programme featuring 2015 Chef of the Year in the UK.

Event agenda: (9am-5pm)

  • Presentations by Slovak buyers on opportunities for UK export
  • Successful case studies
  • New international trends in food & drink
  • Cookery presentation with 'Master Chef' Martin
  • UK Exhibitors' presentations
  • 1-2-1 meetings & networking

Please email for more info.

Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017

Date: 30th May -1st June 2017 Location: Cinnamon Grand Colombo - Sri Lanka

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce presents an opportunity to be introduced to the emerging preferred destination for investments in Asia, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017 offers the perfect blend of opportunities aimed at enriching institutional, corporate and individual investors and business houses with a comprehensive set of guidelines for their investment decisions, and act as a networking opportunity for introductions to potential business partners with a view of establishing partnerships in Sri Lanka.

Please email for more info.

Czech Republic: Personal Care Showcase

Date: Thursday 1st June 2017 Location: British Embassy Prague, Czech Republic Expression of interest by: 28th April 2017 Event: 14:00-18:00 Cost: £290

Discover the growing beauty & personal care market of Central & Eastern Europe with the British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic. At this event you will have a chance to meet potential distributors and present your product at this exceptional event in a beautiful venue - all accompanied by an intensive and professional PR campaign.

Your products will be displayed at the British Embassy in Prague on 1st June 2017 to key buyers, retailers, distributors, shop owners and other personal care professionals in the Czech Republic.

Czech attendees will be invited to view and try your products, with the BCC connecting you directly in the case of interest. You can either attend in person or send us your products and we will display them for you.

Please email to find out more information.

FIEX Cuba International Investment Forum

Date: 20-22 June 2017

Location: Havana

The main objectives of the Cuba International Investment Forum is to:

  • Connect: Key international companies who wish to operate in Cuba with the Ministries of Trade and Investment, Tourism, Construction and Industry
  • Boost: Cuba's economic development and to make a substantial contribution towards the exchange of technology expertise and technical know-how between foreign and local companies
  • Attract: Foreign investment in a number of tourism projects including new hotel developments and coastal management projects
  • Promote: Cuban exports across different business groups
  • Understand: How the Cuban business environment works and the future investment opportunities that will become available in the country.

Please visit for more information.

Textile Trade Show in Europe

Date: 26th-29th June 2017

Location: Portugal

Price: TBC (some expenses may be covered)

Organiser: HOME

A Textile Association in Portugal are inviting potential UK importers to come to this tradeshow that will take place in June, and potentially paying for the trip and accommodation for the UK businesses.

Please find below a summary on the initiative:

  • Sector: Textile
  • Sub-sector: Household textiles products - bed linen, bath linen, kitchen and table linen, terry towels, upholstery and curtains
  • Objective- To attract and invite UK importers to attend the tradeshow

Visitors will be able to have B2B contacts with the companies, will enjoy the medieval surroundings of this historical city. Being so close to the factories, visitors may be able to see how they are set up and see, first hand, the excellent quality of their work.

For more information, please email

SIAL Group, World's Number 1 Food Exhibition Network

Organiser: SIAL Group

SIAL Exhibitions are helping UK companies develop their export sales by reaching targeted buyers from all sectors, specialist retailers and large multiples, foodservice and catering buyers, food manufacturers and importers.

Their business platforms inspire a total of 14,000 exhibitors and 330,000 professional visitors from 200 countries.

  • SIAL Toronto, Canada 2nd -4th May 2017
  • SIAL Shanghai, China 17th- 19th May 2017 (Presence of the UK pavilion)
  • SIAL Interfood Jakarta , 22nd-25th November 2017
  • SIAL Abu Dhabi 11th -13th December 2017
  • SIAL Paris 21st 25th October 2018

For more information, please email


There are currently no advertised trade missions.


4th May – Exporting as a skill and why getting it right matters

This webinar will introduce some of the Institute of Export and International Trade’s courses and qualifications, catering for those who have no experience through to individuals who wish to enhance their career prospects with a business degree.

It will cover:

  • Why we now need to take exporting seriously following Brexit
  • Why businesses need to treat exporting as a skill
  • How the Institute satisfies the need for export education
  • The career opportunities provided by specialising in international trade
  • Promoting professionalism in international trade

To register, please click here:

9th May – Managing corruption risk in markets beyond the EU

How exporters can navigate their way through the minefield of anti-corruption legislation and can protect themselves from solicitation from corrupt officials and business partners in high-growth, high-risk countries.

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