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Business is all about meeting people and building relationships that lead to further business. All our events provide an opportunity to network.

Our series of over 30 local networking events each year caters for every person and every business. Whether you are looking for training, general or facilitated networking, briefings on topical issues, or want to entertain clients, we have an event for you.

Check out our latest networking events below. Contact our events team on +44 (0)20 7556 2393 or email lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk for further queries.

 

 

06/06/2017

MAXIMISE YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Open to all new and existing Croydon Chamber of Commerce and Industry members or prospective members. Find out how membership can boost your business by attending this informative session. Discover how to take advantage of our membership services, offers and networking events. Meet our team, get some useful tips on how to network successfully and start your networking journey by connecting with fellow members and local businesses. 

At
Jurys Inn, Wellesley Road, Croydon CR0 9XY
Time 9.30am - 11.00am
For more information contact Linda Saran, Events Executive, E:
lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk
or T: +44 (0)20 7556 2393

Local Member FREE
Members' Guests and Non-Members FREE

Please note: Members' guests and Non-members are only eligible to attend one Maximise event before we invite them to join membership. To secure your place/s please click on the link below. Telephone and email bookings will not be accepted.

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12/06/2017

INCOTERMS TRAINING COURSE


This course, organised by Enterprise Europe Network at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has been designed to help exporters understand Incoterms - International Commercial Terms - and how to select the correct one for their international transactions. These global shipping terms have huge importance for the exporting and importing of products around the globe. They outline the risk and responsibility between the buyer and the seller for each transaction.

The course will take you through all the aspects of understanding Incoterms 2010. Learning the terminology will help you to understand better how to cover the risks and responsibilities between the buyer and seller, their obligations to each other for the shipment, and the allocation of costs.

The course is designed for people who may be new to exporting as well as experienced exporters who may need to keep up with industry updates. The course is mainly designed for sales, shipping, accounts, purchasing/buyers, freight forwarders and goods in/out personnel.

 

At Europe House, 32 Smith Square London SW1P 3EU
Time 9.00am - 12 noon
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822


Premier Plus Member and Non Member:
FREE

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Organised by

Innovate UK EEN      European Commission



14/06/2017

CCCI WORKSHOP: marketing your business on a budget

This practical workshop is aimed at SME business owners who want to more effectively market their business to reach new customers, grow their reputation and brand awareness, and generate opportunities.

We will look at lost-cost ways that you can market your business both online and offline, including your website, social media, your contact database and events. We will cover what makes your business stand out, who your target markets are and what opportunities to focus on.

Your presenters are Claire Scaramanga and Ruby Plenderleith from Scaramanga Marketing.

To kick start your marketing campaign, book your place now.

This event is aimed at business owners and directors who want to promote their business and their expertise to a wider audience to generate opportunities.

Presenters Claire Scaramanga and Ruby Plenderleith, Scaramanga Marketing 
At Start Up Croydon, Weatherill House, New South Quarter, 23 Whitestone Way, Croydon CR0 4WF
Time 10.00am - 12.30pm
For more information on contact Linda Saran, Events Executive, E: lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)02 7556 2393

Patron Member £12.00
Premier Plus Members £12.00
Local Members £12.00
Members' Guests £12.00
Non-Members £36.00

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29/06/2017

THE GRAPEVINE NETWORK

Join us at this lunchtime Grapevine Network event, which is part of your flagship monthly networking event series in Croydon, that takes place on the last Thursday of every month*. Regularly attend these popular events to create new business opportunities, strengthen existing relationships and experience an informal, relaxed and fun atmosphere. You will get to network with over 80 like-minded business professionals from the local community and beyond.

We are delighted to be hosted by a new venue, Best Western Apart Hotel, Croydon

*excluding July and December

At Best Western Apart Hotel, Croydon, 2 Dunheved Road, South Thornton Heath, Croydon CR7 6AD
Time 12.00pm - 2.00pm
For more information contact Linda Saran, Events Executive, E: lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk or T:+44 (0)20 7556 2393

Patron Members FREE
Premier Plus Members FREE
Local Members FREE
Members' Guests FREE

Please note: Members' guests are only eligible to attend one Grapevine Network event before we invite them to join membership. To secure your place/s please click on the link below. Telephone and email bookings will not be accepted.


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05/07/2017

CHANGING PLACES EVENING NETWORKING


Join us at our bi-monthly complimentary networking reception, which will be attended by up to 100 members from a wide range of industry sectors. LCCI Patron Member, Metro Bank is kindly hosting July's event at their centrally located Holborn store. Complimentary refreshments and nibbles will be available throughout the evening.

Time 6.00pm - 8.00pm
At Metro Bank, 1 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5HA
Sponsored by

 BCM London

Patron Members, Premier Plus Members, Local Members and Members' Guest FREE

Restricted to TWO attendees per company. Please note that non-member guests are able to attend a maximum of ONE Changing Places/Cereal Networking event per year. 

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11/07/2017

BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT WITH UK AND PAKISTAN BUSINESS LEADERS


We are delighted to be collaborating with the Pakistan Britain Business Council to host a Pakistan business networking reception. This event will offer a unique insight for UK businesses and SMEs to understand the political, security and economic climate in Pakistan. With the one million Pakistani diaspora in the UK and over 1 million journeys between the two countries every year, it is clear to see why Britain and Pakistan enjoy good trade relations. 

 

This event will provide guests with the opportunity to hear from a host of expert speakers on how they can maximise their business potential and take advantage of the resources available. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with key business leaders from Pakistan as well as networking opportunities with other like-minded professionals.

 

At 35-36 Lowndes Square, London SW1X 9JN
Time 3.00pm - 6.00pm
For more information contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Manager, E: rdeb@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949

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12/07/2017

PROCUREMENT: DEFENCE AND SECURITY


An Essential Guide On Bidding, Supplying, Cyber Security and Export Support

Europe's public sector bodies spend large amounts of money every year across a variety of sectors. While public procurement offers a huge business opportunity to SMEs, it can be a difficult market to access. Following on from last year's successful procurement masterclass, the Enterprise Europe Network at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is revisiting the topic with additional highlights, current procedures and topical content.

Whether your objective is to bid successfully for public sector contracts or become part of the wider supply chain via established prime contractors and OEMs, this complimentary event has been designed to provide you with invaluable insight into the complex world of defence and security procurement. Following a series of presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to put questions to a panel of experts.

Please note that places are limited and registrations for this event are subject to approval by LCCI, based on suitability and relevance. Companies will be sent a confirmation email within two working days of booking if their application has been successful.

At Central London venue to be confirmed
Time 3.00pm - 7.00pm
For more information contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Manager, E: rdeb@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949

Organised by

Innovate UK EEN      European Commission



13/07/2017

SUMMER BBQ

Celebrate the summer and enjoy peer-to-peer networking at our Summer BBQ.
Join us for a wonderful evening of networking at Farleigh Golf Club, where you will have the opportunity to network with up to 80 of your peers from the local business community and beyond. Once again we have an impressive prize draw, donated by some of our generous members. You will be treated to a welcome drink on arrival, a delicious barbeque and a selection of desserts so why not invite your colleagues or clients/prospects to experience this event with you?

Special member's promotion of three tickets for the price of two.

At Farleigh Golf Club, Old Farleigh Road, Selsdon, Surrey CR6 9PE
Time 6.00pm - 8.30pm
For more information contact Linda Saran, Events Executive, E:lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7556 2393

Patron Members £25.00 
Premier Plus Members
£25.00
Local Members £25.00
Members' Guest £25.00 
Non-members
£49.00

* Special offer for members, buy three places for the price of two!

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26/09/2017

SUBMITTING WINNING BIDS MASTERCLASS


Whether your objective is to bid successfully for public sector contracts or become part of the wider supply chain via established prime contractors, this course will offer practical advice to help you develop the skills you need to submit winning tenders.

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Create a competitive bid strategy that will demonstrate your suitability to deliver the contract
  • Produce a bid management plan that will address all bid requirements
  • Draft initial responses that address all buyer requirements
  • Run effective reviews with your senior decision makers
  • Write complete responses which maximise your chances of scoring marks

Trainer Mike Raynor, Bid Director of Raynor Bid Consultancy
At
London Chamber of Commerce (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time
9.00pm - 12.30pm or 2.00pm - 5.30pm*
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

 

*The same workshop will be run twice in one day, max 15 companies per workshop.

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Organised by

    Innovate UK      Enterprise Europe Network        European Commission



27/09/2017

SUBMITTING WINNING BIDS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR


Whether your objective is to bid successfully for public sector contracts or become part of the wider supply chain via established prime contractors, this course will offer practical advice to help you develop the skills you need to submit winning tenders. This course is suitable for anyone involved in bidding for construction contracts, or who provides products and services to construction companies.

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Create a competitive bid strategy that will demonstrate your suitability to deliver the contract
  • Produce a bid management plan that will address all bid requirements
  • Draft initial responses that address all buyer requirements
  • Run effective reviews with your senior decision makers
  • Write complete responses which maximise your chances of scoring marks

Trainer Mike Raynor, Bid Director of Raynor Bid Consultancy
At
London Chamber of Commerce (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time
9.00pm - 1.00pm
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

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Organised by

 Innovate UK     Enterprise Europe Network          European Commission



28/09/2017

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAINING: EXPORT DOCUMENTS


Poor understanding of international trade procedures often costs time, money and even heavy fines. Over 65% of companies attend training courses because of issues with export documents compliance. This export documents course explains all the key requirements when shipping products globally. The content is updated to keep up with the latest industry developments. Key elements of the course can be easily implemented into most business systems, increasing the chances of reducing costs and increasing sales.

 

The course is ideally suited for all who need to understand the documentation, as well as staff actively engaged in the movement of goods, including supervisors, accounts and warehouse staff. This course is suitable for all companies, from individuals and small businesses new to exporting to large corporations and experienced business people who may need to keep up with industry changes.

At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.00am - 4.30pm 
For more information contact Olivia Ronayne, International Business Assistant, E: oronayne@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1823

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10/10/2017

UNITED NATIONS PROCUREMENT COMPANY MISSION


The UN is a promising market for UK companies as the UN overall procurement volume (goods and services combined) of UN organisations is worth around £12 billion per year.

 

This company mission offers you an excellent opportunity to meet procurement officers from the key organisations in Geneva and Copenhagen: World Health Organisation (WHO); United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR); International Red Cross Federation (IFRC); International Labour Office (ILO); United Nations Office of Geneva (UNOG); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).


On Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 October 2017
Location
Geneva, Switzerland and Copenhagen, Denmark
Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 21 June 2017
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk  T: +44 (0) 20 7203 1822

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Organised by

Innovate UK EEN      European Commission



11/10/2017

NETWORKING TRAINING: HOW TO WORK A ROOM


Hate the thought of networking? Want to learn how to get the results you need from the events you attend?

Walking into a room full of strangers can be daunting for most people - even 'seasoned' networkers! For many, the fear of networking at events stops them attending or has them standing unsure at the edge of the room, missing out on expanding their professional network, or raising their personal profile and the profile of their business.

Change your perspective and improve confidence with our invaluable 'How To Work A Room' workshop, a must attend event if you are a new networker, or looking to become more effective. The training, which includes an interactive Q&A session, aims to remove barriers and eliminate fears by providing focus, practical tools, tips and relevant techniques, with content being shaped by participants' questions and concerns.

Following the training, you can practise your newly acquired skills over a light supper with up to 50 other participants.

Workshop Leader Heather White, Networking Architect, Smarter Networking
At etc.venues Fenchurch Street, Fenchurch Place, London EC3M 4PB
Time 5.45pm - 8.30pm
For more information contact the Events Team E: events@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20
7203 1700

Patron Member £66.00
Premier Plus Member £66.00
Local Member £102.00
Non-member £150.00

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To chat through how becoming a member of Croydon Chamber of Commerce can help your business, contact us on T: +44 (0)20 7556 2391 or E: info@croydonchamber.org.uk. Alternatively you can join online today or download an application form to post to us.