Past Events

International Business Event - 6th October 2016

Event Date: 06 October 2016

Our prestigious breakfast meetings provided vital, informative presentations from guest speakers specifically designed for Importers and Exporters to develop their knowledge of key issues and to share their experiences with fellow members.

Attendees were welcomed to discuss the global scale of digital fraud and the measures businesses can put in place to develop a cyber security strategy and protect themselves from attack. Colin Howard and Mark Edwards of Stonehouse Logic related particularly to the threats when exporting and importing and the extra measures businesses can take when trading overseas.

With approximately 150 currencies in the world, but not all of them actively traded. Georgina Cope of Moneycorp gave an introduction to the FX Market whilst updating us on the current Foerign exchange situation in the UK and making aware the different ways to buy currency. 

International Chamber of Commerce are your voice at International level, championing free trade agreements, and the rules and guidelines that govern cross border trade and investment. Sophie Dembinski discussed Global policy priorities and how you can get involved in shaping the future for trading internationally.

Click here to view the video. 

Photos from the day can be viewed here 

International Trade Awards 2016

Entries are now being accepted for one or more of the three individual awards:

  • Outstanding Exporter Achievement
  • Outstanding Import Achievement
  • Newcomer to International Trade.

Download the award application from the document downloads section at the bottom, and please send your entries to or to Chamber of Commerce East Lancashire, Red Rose Court Clayton Business Park, Accrington, BB5 5JR.

The International Trade Club Awards will be presented at the International Trade Club Christmas Awards Ceremony & Luncheon which will take place at the:

Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel on the 2nd December 2016

Ticket prices:

  • International Trade Club members - FREE
  • Non members - £40.00 + VAT
  • Fabulous table of 8 - £280.00 + VAT 

All award applicants are entitled to two free tickets to the Gala Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Friday 2 December where they will recieve due recognition of their success, as well as coverage in the local media. 

Click here to reserve your place(s) or contact Marie White at or 01254 356448

Closing Date for entries is 25th November 2016. So there's plenty of time to prepare a good entry - Good Luck! 

There are many ways to get involved with the International Trade Club Awards and Gala Luncheon, which include:-

Important Date for your Diary

  • 2nd December 2016 – International Trade Club Gala Luncheon, hosting the International Trade Awards 2016
  • 23 February 2017 (Breakfast Meeting)
  • 11 May 2017 (Breakfast Meeting)
  • 13 July 2017 (Breakfast Meeting)
  • 05 October 2017 (Breakfast Meeting)
  • 01 December 2017 (International Trade Club Awards & Gala Luncheon)

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