BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
Trading in a time of uncertainty
The British Chambers of Commerce sits at the heart of a business network that spans the
length and breadth of the UK and global continents through the BCC’s Global Business
Chambers of commerce provide a voice for the business communities they represent,
amplifying their priorities and concerns. In every region and nation of the UK and markets
across the globe, chambers and their members work to improve the local business
environment in which they operate.
The chamber of commerce network exists to support and connect companies, bringing them
together to build new relationships, share best practice and foster new opportunities.
Through practical on the ground support they also help businesses to trade locally, nationally
and globally, providing specific support for international trade and commerce.
Chambers of commerce are modern, dynamic, and vibrant champions of the business
communities that they serve. Together they are the voice of British and international
businesses, helping companies, places, and people to achieve their full potential in every
region and market where they are located.
The 53 accredited chambers in the UK and over 50 overseas based British chambers of
commerce are trusted champions of businesses, places, and global trade.
ABOUT THE EVENT
The BCC International Trade Summit will bring together over 500 new and established UK and
overseas businesses, representing a wide range of sectors for an invaluable day of practical
advice and guidance on growing their international trade activity.
Businesses will walk away armed with the knowledge, insight, inspiration and confidence to
harness opportunities for trade that will directly help them to realise their international
The day will consist of inspirational keynote speeches, engaging panel debates and case
studies with experienced and
growing companies on a range of themes most relevant to international trade and business.
There will also be ample opportunities to connect, meet and network.
WHY BUSINESSES ATTEND
• To learn from industry experts and successful businesses
• To gain inspiration and insight from international business success stories
• To learn how to navigate and exploit the post Brexit landscape
• To identify new business opportunities and make new contacts
• To acquire market intelligence on new country markets
• To engage with chambers of commerce, our partners, and other business groups from
• Over 500 companies from across sectors
• International businesses from all sectors
• High-growth British companies interested in new markets
• British brands with an international presence
• Companies from abroad with an interest in the UK market
• UK chambers of commerce and their members
• British chambers and business groups located across the world
• Business and international trade support organisations from the
UK and around the world
Legal and HR
Banking and Finance
Central / Local Government
Distribution and Logistics
Education, Employment and
Energy and Utilities
Food & Drink
Marketing, PR and
Professional Services /
Publishing, Advertising and
GETTING GOODS ACROSS BORDERS AT A TIME OF UNCERTAINTY
o The realities of exporting and importing in the context of the UK’s future trading
relationships and the impact on the practicalities of shipping goods across borders
o The “need to know” of trade documentation, dealing with tariffs and customs
o The impact of e-commerce on buying habits and the shipping of goods
o How to create a swift and secure distribution network and consider the impact of
technology in the processing of goods
HOW WILL CHANGES IN BRITAIN’S TRADE POLICY RELATIONSHIPS IMPACT ON
o Brexit, Customs Unions, Free Trade Agreements, Regulation, Market Liberalisation all
have an impact for companies trading internationally. We will aim to demystify these
terms and assess the implications for business.
o We will explore how Britain’s future Free Trade Agreements will impact business, the
future of Trading Blocs, operating within global Customs Unions and how to spot
opportunities as markets liberalise and de-regulate.
THE CHANGING NATURE OF GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS AND THE IMPACT ON
EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS
o The current political uncertainty facing the UK is leading to changes in global sourcing and
o This panel will assess how Brexit is impacting exporters and importers and European and
global supply chains and how businesses can effectively respond.
o We will explore how to diversify supply chains to reduce risks, make better use of trade
finance in the management of supply chains and benefit from hearing case studies from
major global manufacturing businesses and SME suppliers who have reconfigured their
operations in response to new world trends.
The event format
EXHIBITION STANDS AND SHOWCASE
MEET AND GREET B2B
A limited number of complimentary tickets are available, to find out more and register please email: Rachel.Tsang@britishchamber.cn