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:

COBCOE/IFB 2016 partnership                      
Make Europe Work!® Trade Conference

Click on the banner to go to the IFB 2016 website

'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.
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New address

Sceptre Court

The COBCOE office has moved to the London School of Business and Finance campus in the City of London. The new address is:

Sceptre Court
Tower Hill
London EC3N 4DX


Kompass partnership brings business benefits

This new partnership will enable COBCOE and its member chambers to enhance the business services they provide. For over 60 years, Kompass has been helping UK companies grow through business data and marketing lists that improve their sales and marketing results. Kompass is found in over 60 countries worldwide, with business information collected and maintained by local teams to guarantee up-to-date data.
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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.

CroatiaCroatia – 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 oil platform

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.


FBCCI Jaguar event

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  

BHCC 70 yearsGreece – 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.


IBCC presents leaving gift

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  



UK Pavilion Expo Milano 2015Italy – 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

British Business Barometer SpainSpain – 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


London City Airport

Make Europe Work!® magazine

The summer/autumn edition of the flagship title for the COBCOE initiative to make Europe work forMake Europe Work!® magazine
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.

Go to the website to read the magazine content online

Find out more about the Make Europe Work!® programme



New white paper on TTIP

BCCD TTIP White PaperTTIP 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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