Window into Europe Summer 2017


The members of COBCOE's Brexit Taskforce are working to make sure the voice of European business is heard by negotiators. The initiative is supported by Hogan Lovells, the international law firm, Lloyd's, the world's leading insurance market, Kompass and Today Translations. 

Meeting with European Commission Task Force

Representatives of COBCOE's Brexit Taskforce led by COBCOE Executive Chairman David Thomas went to Brussels in June. They met the European Commission Task Force on Article 50 Negotiations, and highlighted the work chambers across our network have been doing to identify European business concerns around future trading relationships.

Read more about COBCOE's Brexit initiative. 


Report coming in September

Over 30 roundtable discussions will have taken place across the COBCOE network. They are identifying key business relationships to be condensed into a major report for negotiators on both sides, the press and the public.


Have your say 

To ensure your business views are considered in the report, please take our Brexit survey 

COBCOE Brexit Survey


Two UK chambers launch COBCOE Connects digital platform to members

Thames Valley Chambers Group recently unveiled its new global membership package and Herfordshire Chamber has rebranded its global services. Both are giving members access to COBCOE Connects by becoming networks on the platform.

Read more: Thames Valley Chamber Open for Business
Hertfordshire Chamber turning uncertainty into opportunity


Italy joins COBCOE Connects

The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy is now in the process of adding members to the platform, so they can discover business opportunities in new markets.

COBCOE Connects makes global trade possible in just a few clicks by finding trusted contacts in new markets matched to individual business needs.


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Discover how your chamber can help businesses unlock opportunities. 

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Do you have a business?

See how easily your business could go international with COBOCE Connects.

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Thames Valley Chamber is first UK COBCOE member

Following a change to the articles of association at this year's AGM, UK chambers can now join COBCOE. Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group is the first to join and the announcement will be made soon.


International Business Festival Liverpool 12-28 June 2018

COBCOE will be an international partner for next year's festival and will host a major Brexit event on the opening day. Read more about the Festival


Getting the message across

Anne-Marie Martin on BBC World NewsCOBCOE Chief Executive Anne-Marie Martin was interviewed by Aaron Heslehurst on the BBC World News programme Talking Business immediately after the UK General Election in June. She spoke about the challenges that businesses may be facing across Europe.

If you are in the UK, view the interview on BBC iPlayer. If not, contact to see it.


Emerging Europe, special media partner

Anne-Marie Martin was a panellist at the EBRD-Emerging Europe: Outlook on Romania event in June, which was followed by the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner. Emerging Europe interviewed Anne-Marie at the Going Global exhibition in May, where COBCOE was promoting the network of European chambers and COBOCE Connects.

Watch the interview


Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce

As Guest of Honour at Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce awards for exporters, Anne-Marie gave an inspiring talk on COBCOE's work to support business without barriers across Europe and beyond. Read more


New Chair for COBCOE Young Professionals Network

Nana Frempong, COBCOE YPN ChairNana Frempong is the new Chair of the COBCOE Young Professionals Network (YPN). Nana will continue to deliver events for young professionals in London and expand the network.

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News from our European network

How COBCOE member chambers are promoting businesses in Europe.

Brexit means breakfast in Belgium

Breakfast meetings are a staple of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium in Brusssels. How is the chamber making sure that the voice of European business gets heard? Read article

Estonian Startup delivers

Michael Saxton, UK Ambassador of the British Estonian Chamber of Commerce (BECC), takes a look at new solutions to the problems of urban freight delivery. Read article 

Franco-British Chamber approach to Brexit

Founded in 1873, the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry  is focusing on unity as it enters another period of change. Read article

British investment outlook for Spain

The British Chamber of Commerce in Spain releases the latest edition of the Barometer of British Investment. Read article

New Council and Chairman in Hungary

The members of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary elected a new Council and Chair at the Annual General Meeting in May 2017. Read article

Charging ahead in Romania

The British Romanian Chamber of Commerce has opened new regional offices, appointed a representative in London, won a COBCOE Award and that's not all... Read article

Business Recommendations on Judicial Reform in Bulgaria

British Bulgarian Business Association is working with international chambers on important issues for both business and society.  Read article

GB experience in Czech Republic

The British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic organised a British Market on one of Prague’s main squares, and nearly 10,000 people attended.
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Prince Michael of Kent to visit Finland 

HRH Prince Michael of Kent will visit Finland from 25 to 28 September at the invitation of the British and Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland (B3CF) Read article

Slovenia welcomes UK exporters and investors

The British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce is on hand to support businesses looking to break into the Slovenian market Read article

The Israel FinCy experience

The FinCy programme initiated by the IBCC is successfully creating meetings and cooperation between global financial institutions and fintech and cyber companies at various stages. Read article

Optimism grows in Portugal

The Portuguese Minister for the Economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral, delivered an upbeat speech to the British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce. Read article

New President for Italian chamber

The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy announced that Daniel Shillito has been appointed President. Read article

Jude Law at Luxembourg party

The British Chamber of Commerce for Luxembourg hosted a 25th Anniversary garden party with Jude Law as a special guest. Read article


Discover the benefits of partnerships with COBCOE

Promote your brand and show your support for British and European business

New corporate partnerships coming soon starting at £1,500 pa, please contact us for more information here.

COBCOE Partners include:
Jaguar Land Rover  
Kompass | ICAEW
Halo Financial | Rochester PR Today Translations | Farazad Productions 


COBCOE members and affiliates

Follow the links below to find out more about the organisations that belong to and work with COBCOE

COBCOE members
(British chambers of commerce and business associations across Europe, now including the UK)

British chambers and business groups overseas
Chambers of commerce in the UK
Associations, groups and organisations

For more information about becoming a partner or member of COBCOE, please contact:
Window into Europe