International Trade Events

Here you will find the latest International Trade opportunities for companies wishing to know more about exporting and about extending their international reach into different regions of the world.


Be part of our International Trade Forum, which is exclusive to Chamber members.

Friday 6 October 2017

9:30am 11:30pm with arrivals from 9:00am (teas, coffees and biscuits)

Northamptonshire Chamber, 8 Waterside Way, Northampton, NN4 7XD

Members! Come and join us for the 5th International Trade Forum. Our focus will be on Export Control, Overseas opportunities and Overseas Sales

Bring along your questions for our guests who this session will be:

9:30-9:45 am

John Milner, a Chamber member runs his own business Alium Consultants and offers training in Overseas Sales/Marketing and ensures you are ready for exporting, will give a viewpoint about defining effective sales strategies.

9:45-10:00 am

Steve Cunnane – International Trade Adviser Department of International Trade, who as well as highlighting DiT services available for exporters will talk about the Export opportunities advertised on their website.

10:00 – 11:00 am

We are very pleased to be welcoming for the first time a member of the UK Export Control Organisation’s business awareness team. This is the Government office that controls global security and promotes responsible exporting. They will talk about the work they do and how you can engage with them more effectively. If you have questions about export control, export licencing, why it is needed or to find out what’s it all about come along on the day.

To book your place at this FREE event please ring Northamptonshire Chamber on 01604 490 470


13 October 2017, 9:00 – 1:00

Northamptonshire Chamber, 8 Waterside Way, Northampton NN4 7XD

With 700 million internet users and over 300 million online shoppers, there has never been a better time to reach Chinese shoppers and businesses via online channels. Online shopping grew by 49% between 2014 and 2015 and is expected to increase by an additional 30% this year.

E-Commerce now accounts for approximately 20% of all retail sales and is projected to grow to 30% by 2020. The emergence of online marketplaces, such as Tmall, Taobao,, have served to provide Chinese consumers across the country with greater convenience and diversity of choice shopping online than ever before.

The digital landscape in China looks very different from the West, so understanding the market environment is the first step any company needs to take before entering the market. Likewise, there are a variety of practical challenges facing businesses trying to sell online in China (whether B2C or B2B), such as import rules and regulations, platform set-up costs, logistics issues, payment methods, IP protection and so on.

Attend this China Digital Workshop with CBBC, hosted by the Norhamptonshire Chamber of Commere and including guest speakers, Ping Pong Digital, to learn more about how to sell online to Chinese consumers and businesses. Led by China E-Commerce experts, this half-day workshop will cover the following areas:

• Understand the size of China’s online opportunity

• Understanding the digital consumer

• Mapping China’s digital landscape (including major B2C & B2B platforms)

• E-Commerce (including cross-border)

• Digital marketing, SEO and social media

• Practical challenges

• Case studies

• Support & resources available

To book your place at this FREE event call 01604 490490 or email

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