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Kick-start your export success

Exporting is a proven route to business growth. Economic research consistently shows companies who export to any country, in any financial climate, perform better than those who don’t.

Department for International Trade (DIT) South East are running a series of interactive events to provide you with all the essential information and practical tools you will need to take the first steps towards exporting success.

The day will include:
 Benefits of exporting & overcoming challenges
 Digital Business Transformation – Microsoft
 IP, A Global Overview – Intellectual Property Office
 Finance for Export – UK Export Finance and Barclays
 Export Expert Lounge
 International Trade Adviser 1-2-1 clinics

The Business Software Centre and Sesame Access Systems will be sharing their export experience and discussing how UKTI helped them reach their global potential.

Venue: H.G. Wells Conference & Events Centre, Church Street East, Woking GU21 6HJ

Cost: Free of charge

Eligibility: This event is aimed at  South East companies who are new to exporting

Book now: For more information and to  register your interest, please


Take the step, register today.

UK Trade & Investment: Doing Business in China: Overcoming Language and Culture Barriers


At this event delegates will receive information on how to do business with China, learn to use basic Chinese and will get a greater understanding of how to negotiate with the Chinese, all delivered by experts from within the London School of Economics and the Confucius Institute for Business Language.

This is an ideal opportunity for any organisation looking to or currently doing business with China, and would be an excellent preparation for an upcoming visit to the country.


  • Introduction to Doing Business in China
  • Language taster sessions
  • How to negotiate with Chinese business contacts
  • Networking reception


£50 (incl. VAT)


Places are limited to two delegates per company. Delegates should be exporters or those new to exporting. This event is not suitable for agencies or intermediaries e.g. Legal Firms, Intellectual Property companies, translation agencies, PR agencies, international business development agencies etc.

Please follow the link for our terms and conditions.

UK Trade & Investment: Researching Overseas Markets Master Class


To be a successful exporter, a thorough understanding of your market and your customers is key.

Choosing the wrong markets or entry strategy can be costly for any business. Market research should always be the first stage in any new export venture and plays an essential role in the development of a focused and effective market strategy.

This interactive one-day workshop, led by a market research specialist, will provide you with a full understanding of all the stages of the research process and give you a step-by-step guidance on how to develop your own market research projects in conjunction with your current export plans.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the key criteria for selecting and prioritising export markets
  • Plan, undertake or commission and report on a market research project
  • Make effective use of the internet and other sources of desk research
  • Plan and undertake market research visits to your targeted export markets
  • Use market research to gain an in-depth understanding of potential customers and partners
  • Continue to make the most of available advice and support

You will be equipped to make more cost effective and confident decisions when planning and conducting export market research.


£120 (incl. VAT)

Exclusive 20% discount is available for current First Time Exporters (Passport to Export) clients, for further information please email .

Eligibility/who should attend:

Places are limited to two delegates per company.

Companies must be based within one of London’s 33 boroughs and must have been trading for a minimum of 12 months. You must be looking to increase your overseas market access.

Delegates should be exporters or those new to exporting and is not suitable for agencies or intermediaries for example: translation agencies, web developers/agencies, international business development agencies etc.

Please follow this link for our terms and conditions:




Surrey Chambers of Commerce- International Trade Training, January 21st 2016

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Surrey Chambers of Commerce have recently launched our International Trade Training Course for 2016 and this year we have expanded the topics covered to include the most relevant course that Exporters require. These include:

  • Incoterms
  • Understanding Export Paperwork
  • Using Letters of Credit, Bills and Drafts

This year we have included:

  • Introduction to Export Procedures
  • Inward Relief Processing
  • Establishing World Class Customer Service
  • Exhibition Skills
  • International Sale & Marketing
  • Importing

The first course, An Introduction to Export Procedures, runs on Thursday 21st at the Holiday Inn, Shepperton and is a MUST for any new business who is exporting or are looking to start exporting.

If you would like to attend this event, please email


To celebrate the launch, we are offering a special offer open to all businesses of 3 places for the price of 2 on all International Trade Training Courses. This offer runs until April 1st 2016 and does not include Developing a Global Mind-set event on February 5th or any non-International Trade event.