October 2, 2018
LONDON | COBCOE | Training Academy – Future trends affecting membership organisations
This year, the BCCL Team will be attending a two-day training that will take place on 8 and 9 October.
The first day of training will be led by Sue Froggatt, the international membership organisation specialist, who will be delivering a new workshop based on the theme. The second day of training will be led by Anne-Marie Martin, CEO of COBCOE, and focus on exchanging the best practice within the network as chambers look to meet the challenges and opportunities afforded by future trends.
More details about this years’s Training Academy can be checked here.
LONDON | COBCOE | Annual Conference 2018
In the evening, 8th October, the team will be attending the COBCOE Annual Conference, focusing on the UK’s renewed interest in developing deeper trade and investment links with the 53 countries in the Commonwealth. According to the Commonwealth Secretariat in a recently published trade report, countries in the Commonwealth can do a lot more to expand their business activities with the UK and Brexit can clearly act as a catalyst for this renewed strategy.
The UK government is proactively seeking to agree on trade agreements with Commonwealth markets and has pinned a great deal of hope on the success of these negotiations in truly developing its Global Britain initiative. This event will explore how the UK can reconnect with the Commonwealth in its future trade policy and be a valuable link between Europe and the region. It will also look at what opportunities are evolving in the region and how technology, innovation and AI can create jobs and increase productivity enabling the region to become a real force for global investment and trade.
More details about this year’s Annual Conference can be checked here.
LONDON | COBCOE | 45th Anniversary Awards Dinner and Dance
On 9th October, at The magnificent 18th-century Brewery London, the Awards Dinner and Dance elegant evening will be held to mark COBCOE’s 45 years anniversary. This special event will recognise the hard work and dedication of COBCOE and its members, and will also highlight successful businesses across the European market.
Guest Speaker: Miriam González Durántez, Lady Clegg
Miriam is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a non-executive member of the Board and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees of UBS Limited, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Instituto de Empresa in Spain.
The British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania – active and proud member of COBCOE
The British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania has been an active member of COBCOE since 2000. It’s a COBCOE qualified chamber and twice being recognised at the COBCOE Annual Chamber awards ceremony in different entry categories. BCCL Chairman Chris Butler also has been COBCOE Board member since 2017. Throughout the years, the BCC Lituania has been supporting and actively engaging its members in number of activities and projects, which are aimed to promote International Trade or multilateral business opportunities.
Today COBCOE represents the British Chambers of Commerce operating in most European markets, which all together form a network of 12,000 businesses.
The British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania congratulates COBCOE on this important anniversary and wishes a remarkable way forward in the changing business environment across Europe and beyond.
The BCCL Engagement in COBCOE over the Years –
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