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International Events

Bringing to you relevant international events from webinars, conferences, market events, trade missions and training courses to help you understand global opportunities and up-skill your workforce.    We are running a hybrid calendar of events, so check below what we have coming up. 

You can also check on-demand some of our market webinars here

Interested in sponsorship opportunities?

If you are interested in raising your profile in Greater Manchester and across the North West region,  there are options to sponsor some of the Chamber's flagship events or a stand alone one.  We work with embassies, high commissions, consulates, inward and export promotion agencies, overseas chambers and many more helping them raise awareness on their markets and engage with business in our region.   Check our packages here

  • GMCC Chambers Trade Academy - throughout 2023
    GMCC Chambers Trade Academy - throughout 2023
    Thu, 18 May
    Via Zoom
    18 May, 11:00 – 22 Dec, 12:00
    Via Zoom
    18 May, 11:00 – 22 Dec, 12:00
    Via Zoom
    Short virtual session free for members and non-members covering all areas related to exporting, importing, customs, latest regulations, growing globally and more.
  • Customs Declaration Service (CDS) Workshop - September 2023
    Customs Declaration Service (CDS) Workshop - September 2023
    Thu, 28 Sept
    Hybrid Training
    28 Sept, 09:30 – 12:30
    Hybrid Training
    28 Sept, 09:30 – 12:30
    Hybrid Training
    HMRC will be replacing the current Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system with the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) to support the submission of export and import customs clearances.
  • Accredited Training:  Documentary Letters of Credit,  October 2023
    Accredited Training:  Documentary Letters of Credit,  October 2023
    Tue, 03 Oct
    Online Training
    03 Oct, 09:30 – 12:30
    Online Training
    03 Oct, 09:30 – 12:30
    Online Training
    This course covers the eight main types of Letters of Credit used in international trade from advance payment, including Sight Documentary Collection, Documentary Letters of Credit. It includes the use of Bills of Exchange with and without documents.
  • Accredited Training: Export Documentation, October 2023
    Accredited Training: Export Documentation, October 2023
    Tue, 03 Oct
    Hybrid Training
    03 Oct, 09:30 – 12:30
    Hybrid Training
    03 Oct, 09:30 – 12:30
    Hybrid Training
    Export documents offer the opportunity for exporters to be more efficient, understand the export process better and the requirements for shipment information
  • Accredited Training: Rules of Origin - Preferential and non-Preferential -  October 2023
    Accredited Training: Rules of Origin - Preferential and non-Preferential -  October 2023
    Tue, 03 Oct
    Hybrid Training
    03 Oct, 13:30 – 16:30
    Hybrid Training
    03 Oct, 13:30 – 16:30
    Hybrid Training
    Some goods might be the result of production in more than one country and it might be difficult to try and determine the correct country of origin.
  • Trade and Investment Opportunities in Western Australia
    Trade and Investment Opportunities in Western Australia
    Tue, 10 Oct
    Manchester
    10 Oct, 09:30 – 13:00
    Manchester, Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WD, UK
    10 Oct, 09:30 – 13:00
    Manchester, Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WD, UK
  • Training:  Customs Special Procedures
    Training:  Customs Special Procedures
    Wed, 11 Oct
    Online Training
    11 Oct, 09:30 – 12:30 BST
    Online Training
    11 Oct, 09:30 – 12:30 BST
    Online Training
    Customs Special Procedures provide your business a great opportunity to avoid the cost of additional import duties by allowing you to store, temporarily use, process or repair your goods and suspend or get partial or full relief from import duty.
  • ATA Carnet Step by Step Workshop
    ATA Carnet Step by Step Workshop
    Wed, 25 Oct
    Online Training
    25 Oct, 10:00 – 12:00 BST
    Online Training
    25 Oct, 10:00 – 12:00 BST
    Online Training
    An ATA Carnet is an international customs documents which allows the temporary importation of goods without having to pay duty and/or VAT and complete customs clearance. They can be used for one of three reasons and to a country part of the ATA scheme including the European Union.
  • Trading with Developing Countries: the new DCTS scheme Workshop - October 2023
    Trading with Developing Countries: the new DCTS scheme Workshop - October 2023
    Thu, 26 Oct
    Hybrid Training
    26 Oct, 09:30 – 12:30
    Hybrid Training
    26 Oct, 09:30 – 12:30
    Hybrid Training
    This training aims to help UK businesses understand the new schemes and prepare for upcoming changes.
  • Accredited Training:  Export Customs Procedures & Documentation
    Accredited Training:  Export Customs Procedures & Documentation
    Tue, 31 Oct
    Hybrid Training
    31 Oct, 09:30 – 12:30
    Hybrid Training
    31 Oct, 09:30 – 12:30
    Hybrid Training
    Exporters completing the right forms at the right time can benefit from smoother customs clearance and achieve an increase in profits. This course is suitable for people new to international business and experienced companies who may want to refresh their knowledge.
  • Accredited Training:  Understanding Incoterms
    Accredited Training:  Understanding Incoterms
    Tue, 31 Oct
    Hybrid Training
    31 Oct, 13:30 GMT – 01 Nov, 16:30 GMT
    Hybrid Training
    31 Oct, 13:30 GMT – 01 Nov, 16:30 GMT
    Hybrid Training
    This course will provide an overview of INCOTERMS and why these are important to businesses.
  • Accredited Training:  Methods of Payment
    Accredited Training:  Methods of Payment
    Tue, 14 Nov
    Online Training
    14 Nov, 09:30 – 12:30 GMT
    Online Training
    14 Nov, 09:30 – 12:30 GMT
    Online Training
    This course covers the five main types of payment for International Trade.
  • Training: How to Complete Customs Declarations,  November 2023
    Training: How to Complete Customs Declarations,  November 2023
    Wed, 15 Nov
    Hybrid Training
    15 Nov, 09:30 – 12:30 GMT
    Hybrid Training
    15 Nov, 09:30 – 12:30 GMT
    Hybrid Training
    This course will cover a basic step by step guide on how to complete customs declarations into the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS). CDS is already live for import declarations and all export declarations will have to be submitted to CDS after 30th November 2023.
  • Accredited Training:  Documentary Letters of Credit,  November 2023
    Accredited Training:  Documentary Letters of Credit,  November 2023
    Thu, 16 Nov
    Online Training
    16 Nov, 09:30 – 12:30
    Online Training
    16 Nov, 09:30 – 12:30
    Online Training
    This course covers the eight main types of Letters of Credit used in international trade from advance payment, including Sight Documentary Collection, Documentary Letters of Credit. It includes the use of Bills of Exchange with and without documents.
  • UK Certificates of Origin & UK EUR1 Movement Certificate Step by Step Workshop
    UK Certificates of Origin & UK EUR1 Movement Certificate Step by Step Workshop
    Thu, 16 Nov
    Online training
    16 Nov, 10:00 – 12:00 GMT
    Online training
    16 Nov, 10:00 – 12:00 GMT
    Online training
    UK Certificates of Origin are issued by Chambers of Commerce and used as documentary evidence to show where goods being exported from the UK were originally manufactured. This workshop helps you understand how to complete an UK CoO and EUR1.
  • Accredited Training: Import Procedures, November 2023
    Accredited Training: Import Procedures, November 2023
    Tue, 21 Nov
    Hybrid Training
    21 Nov, 09:30 – 12:30
    Hybrid Training
    21 Nov, 09:30 – 12:30
    Hybrid Training
    The course will cover a combination of documents and procedures and explain the content and the benefits of being aware of this information.
  • GOING GLOBAL,  London,  22 & 23 Nov 2023
    GOING GLOBAL,  London,  22 & 23 Nov 2023
    Wed, 22 Nov
    London
    22 Nov, 09:00 GMT – 23 Nov, 17:00 GMT
    London, Excel London, London E16 1XL, UK
    22 Nov, 09:00 GMT – 23 Nov, 17:00 GMT
    London, Excel London, London E16 1XL, UK
    Going Global Live is the one stop shop for all businesses looking to expand internationally and kick-start trade overseas, providing guidance for crucial elements such as legislation, payroll, documentation, importing and exporting, staffing, taxation and navigating the business world in a foreign
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road & Sea
    Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road & Sea
    Thu, 23 Nov
    Hybrid Training
    23 Nov, 09:30 – 12:30 GMT
    Hybrid Training
    23 Nov, 09:30 – 12:30 GMT
    Hybrid Training
    This course is aimed at those who have a peripheral involvement in the transport of dangerous goods by sea, but have a requirement to possess a basic or general knowledge of aspects of the IMDG Code.
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