Past Events

International Trade Awareness Open Day Event

Event Date: 22 March 2011

Most exports leave the UK by sea, but few exporters understand cargo Marine Insurance and many rely on the shipping company or haulier to insure the goods adequately. Good insurance for export and import cargoes is really very inexpensive but absolutely vital should the goods become damaged or lost in transit. Mike Rooke provided a better understanding of how to protect your export cargoes and your company.

Winning more export orders is essential but increasingly more competitive too, exporters struggle to maximise order profit margins and revenue.  Ed Murphy provided delegates with an insight into developing export sales to win more and better orders.

The BCC Director General meets Ministers and the Prime Minister to advise them about business matters and to lobby for you. This was your chance to make sure that he understands your business experiences (good or bad) and your views on a wide range of topics from banks, finance for exporters, expanding production and new machinery needs, to barriers to entering new overseas markets, skills and apprentices, energy/rates/labour costs, or your views on European/UK legislation that is affecting your company. Whether you are an exporter or not, a manufacturer or a service company, he would like your views on matters that can affect your efforts to be successful.

Programme:
Presentations commenced at 11.00am,

covering:
Marine Insurance cover for Exports and Imports, Mike Rooke, Taylor Patterson Insurance Services Ltd

Win more and better Export Orders, Ed Murphy, International Trade and Training Director

National Activity for UK Exporters and UK Manufacturers, David Frost CBE Director General, The British Chamber of Commerce

Following the presentations there will be an exhibition featuring the local assistance that is available to you, including:

HMRC
Freight Forwarders
Banks
Solicitors
Business Support Services

Document Downloads

File Title File Type File Size
Marine Presentation Marine Presentation 328 KB
Winning more and better export orders Winning more and better export orders 782 KB

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