Window into Europe Summer 2015
New partnerships, events and opportunities
COBCOE trade conference at the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2016
As an international partner of IFB 2016, we are organising a one-day trade conference at the Festival as part of our Make Europe Work!® programme. This will provide practical help, in-depth knowledge and unique insights into trade opportunities in Europe and the UK, looking at specific sectors and the supply chain.The COBCOE Make Europe Work! trade conference will take place on 14 June 2016 in. Please visit the COBCOE website for more information:
'Beyond the City' report – IFB 2016 commissioned research by Oxford Economics to identify economic growth hot spots around the world and in the UK. It was released on 24 June – one year out from the start of IFB2016. Read more
Education and business solutions with new strategic partner
A new agreement between COBCOE and Global University Systems (GUS) will provide educational and business solutions that will benefit COBCOE members, students and other stakeholders of both organisations. Key divisions of the GUS network, including the London School of Business and Finance and the online education provider InterActive, will team up with COBCOE to create platforms for training and the exchange of international best practice.
The GUS campus at Tower Hill, London, is not only a major hub of knowledge and business education, it is now home to COBCOE as well. New address details are below.
The COBCOE office has moved to the London School of Business and Finance campus in the City of London. The new address is:
London EC3N 4DX
Kompass partnership brings business benefits
AIG events to start in the Nordics
We are now planning the first events to be organised with AIG, a COBCOE strategic partner. These will be breakfast seminars and dinners with the British Ambasador in the following cities:
Stockholm, Sweden – 8 September
Oslo, Norway – 15/16 September
Copenhagen, Denmark – to be confirmed
From our Mediterranean members
Tourism is important, but it's not all these markets have to offer – COBCOE members introduce the opportunities and how they support business.
Croatia – Moving ahead
Reform efforts, post-accession EU investment, and the re-start of global economic growth are giving the EU's newest member a chance to move forward.
British Croatian Business Club
Cyprus – Great potential
The Cyprus High Commission Trade Centre explores the possibilities following the recent discovery of world-class deepwater natural gas reserves. Plus information about the Cyprus-UK Business Forum, 7 October in London.
France – Leading Franco-British business
The Franco-British Chamber has been serving the business community since 1873 and has embraced new technology and digital communications.
Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Greece – Marking 70 years
A message from the Greek President of the
British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. Despite the ongoing crisis, the chamber remains committed to helping members' businesses succeed.
Israel – The home of innovation
With one of the greatest concentrations of R&D and entrepreneurship in the world today, Israel has become a hub for emerging technologies and global business.
Israel Britain Chamber of Commerce
Italy – Giving British business a voice
With EXPO 2015 now taking place in Milan, opportunities for BCCI members are enhanced thanks to this chamber’s participation in the ‘GREAT’ Weeks organised by UKTI throughout the six-month event.
British Chamber of Commerce for Italy
Spain – New British Business Barometer
With The British Chamber is meeting the country's need to understand the volume of future investment in Spain from the UK, one of the key foreign investors..
British Chamber of Commerce in Spain
Make Europe Work!® magazine
The summer/autumn edition of the flagship title for the COBCOE initiative to make Europe work for
businesses has just been published. Make Europe Work!® magazine is a useful source of information for anyone involved in import/export or investment between the UK and European markets. It provides practical help and valuable insights on topical subjects written by people who are leaders in their fields.
New white paper on TTIP
TTIP will provide growth in Europe, but the process has reached gridlock on investment protection and the Investors-to-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS).
This new white paper by the British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark (BCCD) focuses on this key issue for securing an FTA and provides new analysis.
Download from the BCCD website
COBCOE Awards 2015
This year's Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony were a tremendous success – as were the preceding Training Academy and Annual Conference. The Gala Dinner and Awards were held at the ICAEW headquarters in London in May. Click on the links below for the winners:
Chamber of the Year Awards
New Make Europe Work!® Business Awards
COBCOE Public Affairs Committee (PAC) news
With the British General Election out of the way, the PAC is focusing on British Parliamentarians and EU matters. To this end, COBCOE recently made a call on the Luxembourg Finance Minister, Pierre Gramegna, prior to the Luxembourg Presidency of the EU, commencing 1 July 2015.
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