AGCC's experienced International Business team can provide companies with business advice in support of market entry and export initiatives. Our comprehensive databases and co-operation with other support organisations enable us to tap into many resources and respond quickly to members' requirements. Our network extends locally, nationally and internationally.
The team can also be commissioned to perform bespoke projects such as the development of export strategies, production of export business plans, sales and marketing support and business development. Market research can be performed either in the form of desk research or in-market research.
The Chamber's wide range of events covers all aspects of international trade. Overseas trade missions provide comprehensive practical information and insights into foreign markets.
Franco-British Conference: New Waves in Marine Energy
This workshop, to be held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is being organised by the RSE in partnership with the French Embassy, in association with the SuperGen UK Centre for Marine Energy Research. It will provide an opportunity for scientists, engineers and stakeholders to share experi-ence, best practice and views in research, development, demonstration and deployment of arrays of tidal and wave energy converters in the UK and in France, and to generally raise awareness of French and British science.
Business Innovation and Growth survey
Below is a link to a survey aimed at a wide range of businesses and organisations. It explores businesses and organisations' interests in innovation. It also considers the role, if any, universities can play in contributing to business innovation and growth and looks for barriers and enablers in the collaboration process.
European Pavilion at Clean Energy Expo China 2013
Be part of the European Pavilion at this year's Clean Energy Expo China, which will take place from July 3-5 in Beijing.
The EU SME Centre will be offering free services (consultations and business trainings) to SMEs present at the show.
Benefits for attending European SMEs will include:
• Prime venue for promoting your green tech products to key Chinese decision makers;
• Free consultations with business experts from the EU SME Centre and the China IPR SME Helpdesk;
• Free business trainings by EU SME Centre and China IPR SME Helpdesk experts;
• Presence of additional European trade promotion agencies.
If you are a small and medium-sized companies in the green energy sector and think the CEEC and the European Pavilion might be of interest to you, please get in touch.
Travel Awareness Safety Course
At AKE & Global Skills we know it is not always logistically or commercially possible to gather your personnel for training ahead of deployment.
With this in mind and the knowledge that organisations operational in Libya have a local training requirement, we are delighted to be holding our inaugural One-Day Travel Safety Training course in Tripoli.
First Person On Scene training
No matter where you are in the world the FPOS medical qualification ensures you can deal with medical emergencies when and where they happen.
Accredited by the UK Institute of Health Care Development (IHCD) this qualification meets the demand of working in remote or challenging environments where medical facilities can be limited. Candidates will have the ability to confidently manage a wide range of emergency medical situations. Previous students have come from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries including Oil and Gas, Security and other public sectors.
Meet the Vietnamese business delegation
The event is organised by the London Chamber of Commerce and will take place in London on Wednesday 15th May in their premises.
How to do business in Mexico
The British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico is delighted to be working with the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce to offer you a series of online videoconferences on how to do business in Mexico. Experts from our Chamber will share their knowledge and answer your questions through this online forum. Read more...
Help create a better business climate for British companies operating in China
The British Chamber of Commerce in China and the China-Britain Business Council are inviting members of accredited Chambers in the UK to take the 2013 Business Climate Survey, an annual survey gathering the views of British Businesses operating in, or with, China.
The survey results are used to help gain a better understanding of business challenges and trading environment facing British companies, and the report will be shared with leading government officials in both China and the UK.
2nd China International Import Expo
Kunshan, China, May 15 2013
Mozambique: Investment Drivers & Investment Structures
London, May 16 2013
Africa Oil and Gas Tax and Business Conference
London, June 4 2013
Sub Saharan Africa Oil and Gas Opportunities: Focus on South Africa
Aberdeen, June 6 2013
Trade & Investment Conference (TIC 2013)
Trinidad & Tobago, June 12-15 2013
2nd Annual Myanmar Oil & Gas Summit
Yangon, June 17-18, 2013
Trade Mission to Turkey
Istanbul, May 13-15 2013
Trade Mission to Nigeria and Ghana
Lagos & Accra, May 13-17 2013
Trade visit to Greenpower & Expopower Exhibition
Poznan (Poland), May 14-16 2013
Trade visit to Hungary
Budapest, May 20-23 2013
Trade Mission to Mozambique
Maputo & Pemba, June 17-21 2013
June 17-21 2013
Scottish Business Trade Mission
UAE & Qatar, September 28 - October 4 2013
October, October 14-18 2013
Scottish Chambers FX
Fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and the difficulty of making or receiving international payments can have an enormous impact on companies engaged in international trade.Using in-depth foreign exchange market intelligence, Scottish Chambers FX is able to provide access to the very best foreign exchange rates.
Scottish Chambers FX is designed to assist chamber members grow their international business. The chamber network already assists its members with export documentation and is now able to help its members with their foreign exchange requirements.
Scottish Chambers FX can help businesses reduce both costs and risks of foreign exchange transactions as we know that any changes in exchange rates can have a massive impact on the bottom line.
Scottish Chambers FX has direct access to the wholesale currency markets and is able to pass on those savings to chamber members.
Scottish Chambers FX is there to assist members who:
• Import or Export goods and services and have a foreign exchange requirement
• Need to protect themselves against foreign currency fluctuations
• Make regular foreign payments
The philosophy behind Scottish Chambers FX is to provide its members with a highly personal service. Scottish Chambers FX provides a simple, safe and secure service to its members.
The founder directors have substantial experience in both the foreign exchange and the Scottish markets. All have over 30 years experience in their respective fields - David Hale in foreign exchange, David Tunstall in accounting and Gordon Perry in financial services . Their combined experience gives them a unique perspective on both the foreign exchange and the Scottish markets.
The key benefits provided by Scottish Chambers FX are:
• Scottish Chambers FX provides highly competitive exchange rates to its members through its direct access to the wholesale currency markets
• All members have a dedicated dealer who is able to provide up to the minute exchange rate quotes
• There is no registration fee and no obligation to trade subsequent to registration
• Direct access to Scot FX directors who are available to discuss member currency requirements, be it a one off deal or a hedging strategy to protect against future currency fluctuations
• Scot FX is also available to advise clients on specific foreign markets – be it foreign charges or time delays and how to minimise them
• Scot FX is FSA and HMRC regulated and all client funds are held in segregated client money accounts
For further information on Scottish Chambers FX call 0141 248 0040 or visit the Scot FX website.
Market entry support for UK companies in Brazil
Aberdeen and Rio de Janeiro-based Calibre International and Lonsal Representações, operating under the Entrada banner, have launched a new website to help British and Brazilian firms partner on projects in Brazil's booming oil and gas sector.
EntradaB2B.com features a free database of Brazilian and UK companies willing to offer their resources, exchange skills, expertise and technology to make the most of opportunities in the Brazil's burgeoning energy market. The venture has been set up with the support of leading Scottish firms Campbell Dallas and Brodies LLP and Brazilian importation agent/freight forwarder Nicomex.
The new website aims to provide clients with a 'one stop shop' of information and services. It also features an advice centre, which includes briefings on legal issues from Scottish law firm Brodies and financial and taxation information from the independent chartered accountant Campbell Dallas and its Brazilian partner UHY Moreira.
EntradaB2B.com was launched at the UKTI/SDI UK Energy in Brazil 2013 Showcase held on 12 March in Rio de Janeiro. The EntradaB2B.com project is potentially of significant benefit to both UK and Brazilian companies and should help facilitating business between the two countries.
For further information contact :
Entrada – Your Brazilian Partner
Tel : 01224-511679
Mob : 07514-088766
Skype : jim.cargill
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International Business Team Leader
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Oil and Gas Advisor to Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce