International Trade Events

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For more information please contact Amy Cawley on 0161 393 4368 or email

An overview of webinars and events happening in the North West, UK and internationally, organised in collaboration with the Chamber and its partners to help you trade internationally.

  • 1. North West Events
  • 2. UK Events
  • 3. Overseas Events
  • 4. Trade Missions
  • 5. Webinars


Export Advice Clinic Stockport

Date: Monday 27th March 2017

Time: 9am-1pm

Price: Free

Location: Stockport Business & Innovation Centre

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has partnered with The Department of International Trade to bring you a 1-2-1 Export Advice Business Clinic in Oldham with The Department of International Trade for companies who are interested in or new to export.

For more information please visit

NRW.Invest Business Dinner

Date: 28th March 2017

Time: 18:30-22:00

Price: Free

Location Malmasion Manchester

Organiser NRW Invest

The event is designed to be of interest to British companies of any size at any stage of the investment process - from initial thoughts to concrete plans.

To register your interest, please email

GM Chamber Meet the Expert

Date: 5th May 2017

Time: 9am-3:30pm

Price: £15 + VAT (Members) | £30 + VAT (Non-Members)

Location: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD

Come along and network with like-minded businesses to share best practice and discuss all things International Trade.

For more information and to register your interest, please visit

GMCC - International Trade Forum

Date: Thursday 25th May 2017

Time: 8am-10:30am

Price: Free (Members) | £30 + VAT (Non-Members)

Location: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD

Come along and network with like-minded businesses to share best practice and discuss all things International Trade.

For more information and to register your interest, please visit


Annual Conference and Dinner 2017

Date: 16th March 2017

Time: 8am-5pm

Price: TBC

Location: Dublin

Organiser: British Irish Chamber of Commerce

Following key pieces from a politician, the lead sponsor of the conference and an economist, the programme will move into a financial and professional services moderated panel following which we'll host a second moderated panel on food and agri business and tourism - all sectors challenged by the UK's decision to exit the EU. After buffet luncheon there will be an address from the Chamber's Patron Niall FitzGerald KBE DSA followed by two further panels. The Enterprise Suite will also be running simultaneously to the Conference.

For the evening, we will all re-assemble at the same venue for a networking dinner but given the weekend that's in it (England v Ireland, final game in the RBS 6 Nations), there'll be rugby and fun layers too, including a dance band.

For more information, please email

International Food & Drink Event

IFE 2017 (The International Food & Drink Event) is the UK’s biggest and most important food & drink trade show.

Date: 16th - 22nd March

Location: ExCeL London, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London Docklands, E16 1XL


Ali Ali for the Department of International Trade UAE will be at the event and is available for one-to-one meetings with companies who are looking to export to the UAE, please book your time slot here:


The Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides funding for eligible businesses to attend overseas trade shows which can help your business to gain experience in attending overseas trade shows, market knowledge and advice from experts.

Please note this funding is not managed by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and is subject to third party approval.

To see a list of all the TAP supported exhibitions from April 2016 - March 2017, please click here.

If you would like more information on any of the exhibitions or eligibility for TAP, please email

Experience Great Britain Fair

Date: 23rd March 2017 10am-6pm

Price: £100 for new exporters

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

This initiative offers an excellent opportunity for British companies new to this growing and dynamic Central European export destination. Go to display your products and hand out samples to obtain feedback from the general public and professionals.

Expressions of Interest to be sent to by 28th February 2017.

Organiser British Chamber of Commerce Czech Republic

Annual Investment Meeting

Date: 2nd-4th April 2017

Location: Dubai

Price: TBC

Organiser: Annual Investment Meeting Organising Committee

The 7th edition of AIM will be hosted from April 2nd - 4th, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Center, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister & Ruler of Dubai.

AIM is a premier three-day FDI focused event that includes an executive thought leadership conference, country presentations, workshops, international exhibition, investment awards, and various networking functions. AIM presents itself as the new emerging markets FDI stimulator, fast developing economies growth incubator, and semi-industrialized nations leadership partner.

The theme of the 7th edition of the Annual Investment Meeting will be “International Investment, Path to Competitiveness and Development”.

This event is not organised by the Chamber. For more information, please email

International Medical fair in Slovenia

Date: 6-8th April

Location: Gornja Radgona, Slovenia


  • Learn from our key speakers about the topic: Prevention of hospital infections
  • Learn from our key speakers on how to enter Slovenian market
  • Learn from best practice cases on how to succeed in Slovenia
  • Showcase your products and meet with buyers
  • Meet your future partners (Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary) through match-making meetings
  • Use this event for networking

Please email to register your interest

FMCG Forum- Slovenia

Date: Thursday 9th March

Time: 8am-5pm

Location: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Price: From £150

The main sponsor and partner of the event is the biggest retailer in Slovenia and one of the most important retailers in the Adriatic region, who is willing to meet with UK companies at the event.

Mercator ( is particularly interested in:

  • Food supplements and protein food
  • British tea
  • Baby food (possibly with ECO/organic certificate)
  • Pastries, cheeses and other dairy products
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Premium spirits

The company is also interested in finding companies for their private label range.

For more information, please email

Textile Trade Show in Europe

Date: 26th-29th June 2017

Location: Portugal

Price: TBC (some expenses may be covered)

Organiser: HOME

A Textile Association in Portugal are inviting potential UK importers to come to this tradeshow that will take place in June, and potentially paying for the trip and accommodation for the UK businesses.

Please find below a summary on the initiative:

  • Sector: Textile
  • Sub-sector: Household textiles products - bed linen, bath linen, kitchen and table linen, terry towels, upholstery and curtains
  • Objective- To attract and invite UK importers to attend the tradeshow

Visitors will be able to have B2B contacts with the companies, will enjoy the medieval surroundings of this historical city. Being so close to the factories, visitors may be able to see how they are set up and see, first hand, the excellent quality of their work.

For more information, please email

Saudi / UK SME Energy Sector Partnership Forum

Date: 4th & 5th April 2017

Location: Dammam/Al-­‐Khobar (Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia)

Organiser: Saudi British Joint Business Council

This event follows the launch of Saudi Vision 2030 and more recently the announcement of a multi billion-­‐dollar investment programme set to turn the Kingdom into a major user and exporter of renewable energy. The forum will be of interest to innovative UK companies ranging from engineering to technology, looking to access energy sector supply chains in Saudi Arabia, or seeking a Saudi partner, investor, or new client. Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, is based in Al-­‐Khobar and has an annual capital spend of $30-­‐40 billion. It is interested in investing globally in early stage and high growth companies with technologies of strategic importance to Aramco including energy efficiency, carbon and environmental management, and renewables technology.

For more information, please email

SIAL Group, World's Number 1 Food Exhibition Network

Organiser: SIAL Group

SIAL Exhibitions are helping UK companies develop their export sales by reaching targeted buyers from all sectors, specialist retailers and large multiples, foodservice and catering buyers, food manufacturers and importers.

Their business platforms inspire a total of 14,000 exhibitors and 330,000 professional visitors from 200 countries.

  • SIAL Toronto, Canada 2nd -4th May 2017
  • SIAL Shanghai, China 17th- 19th May 2017 (Presence of the UK pavilion)
  • SIAL Interfood Jakarta , 22nd-25th November 2017
  • SIAL Abu Dhabi 11th -13th December 2017
  • SIAL Paris 21st 25th October 2018

For more information, please email


Future Cities Trade Delegation from the UK and Europe

Date: 20th-23rd March

Location: Dubai

Price: £1,571+VAT (includes welcome pack, 3 nights accommodation, meals, meetings and transfers between activities.

Organisers: Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE), British Business Group in Dubai and Northern Emirates

COBCOE have partnered with the British Business Group in Dubai and Northern Emirates to help delegates from the UK and other European countries find new opportunities in this fast-growing market.

The scale and pace of development in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is breathtaking. It is leading the world in urban development, major engineering projects, futuristic visitor attractions and green technology,

European expertise, skills, talent and vision are needed now to make planned projects a reality in future.

The programme has been designed for businesses in the following sectors:

  • Property development
  • Urban planning
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Supporting industries such as interior design

For more information, please email


There are currently no planned webinars.