The reason your chamber should join

We provide a platform for sharing and developing good practice, trade and investment support, commercial services and work with key stakeholders including governments and other business associations to increase our footprint and influence.

Through our members we are able to deliver local market expertise and support in order to assist our partners to meet objectives and assist in managing the local relationships with our member chamber.

Through a dedicated Academy and our Quality Standard accreditation process for chambers, we help and encourage our members to become major organisations that are well-respected, influential and in tune with the needs of their members. Chambers are required to undergo and comply with quality benchmarks and participate in a programme of continuous improvement. Via delivery of formal training programmes specifically tailored for the chamber sector, we facilitate growth, development and exchange of best practice in the profession.

Membership brings you……

Professional recognition

• COBCOE Quality Standard – raising the bar
• Practical training via COBCOE Academy
• Exchange of best practice
• Chamber services development support
• Chamber of the Year Awards Scheme

Support and practical assistance

• UK events, activities & projects
• Access to official bodies and organisations, links to UK Ministers and MPs, partnerships and links with industry organisations
• Access to a growing network of UK regional chambers and partner organisations and their members through the COBCOE Affiliate partner programme
• Raising awareness of the chamber movement and the various services and benefits of association with chambers in order to help chambers grow their membership and offering.

Marketing support

• Window Into Europe E-news profile
• Regular Quick News
• Make Europe Work!® magazine profile
• Web, Digital and Social media communication platform
• Events profiled across platforms

Events

• High profile speakers
• Representation
• Make Europe Work! Trade & investment
• Thought Leadership

Representation
• Representation of the chamber movement to UK government, influencing UK policy and facilitating links and introductions to UK government as well as other official bodies and trade associations

Benefits to your members of access to:

Opportunities for a wide network of international contacts to do business with, dialogue, signposting of services, market opportunities and enabling direct access to COBCOE’s network and the opportunity for personal introductions:

• UK Government and official representatives
• Inter-market links and pool of regional expertise
• A dynamic business network across Europe
• Promotion and marketing of goods and services
• A chance to participate in the Make Europe Work! trade & investment programme
• Varied networking, education and social events, including the prestigious Annual Gala Dinner in London
• Opportunity to be nominated for a Make Europe Work! business award every year
• Multilateral representation to governments of issues and views affecting your members
• A potential 8000 + customers across the network with wider scope across the globe via the COBCOE Affiliate and British Business Worldwide alliance

Special projects of interest

• Make Europe Work!® programme provides trade and investment promotion support for world’s largest trading region
• The Evolving Europe Thought Leadership project aims to research, debate and consider key issues facing Europe in the fight to improve the competitiveness of its business and industry in the face of existing competition in the global economy
• COBCOE Connects is a new digital matchmaking platform that provides high quality, trusted and relevant business contacts in international markets
• COBCOE’s Brexit Ambition has been developed to ensure that the political negotiations do not ignore the business and economic issues, and that negotiations are based upon reality and are able to deliver a successful outcome
• COBCOE’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) ;primarily an on-line business networking platform that aims to help young professionals to enhance their career prospects, develop their leadership skills and build their professional network in accordance with COBCOE’s organisational vision and values
• The flagship Annual Conference, Gala Dinner and Business Awards ceremony - the highlight in the COBCOE calendar of events and attract delegates and guests from across the network. COBCOE’s prestigious annual event showcases and celebrates the prolific talent and achievement within the British chamber network across Europe as well as recognises trade achievement of members of chambers in the network through the new Make Europe Work!® Trade Awards. 

Join here today!

To discuss in full, please contact COBCOE's Chief Executive, Anne-Marie Martin

Services
Award Winners 2016
Window into Europe