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During the Coronavirus outbreak we are supporting Chambers and member businesses with online events and webinars. Click on the sections below to see our upcoming events:

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Global Leadership programme

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In conversation with....Ambassador Woody Johnson

  • Thursday 10 September
  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm (UK Time)
  • Open to all
  • Please note that registration closes 1 hour before the start time
  • Register here

Dr Adam Marshall virtually 'sits down' with US Ambassador to the UK Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson IV to discuss the UK - US trading relationship.

Ambassador Johnson will also share insights into the general business developments between the two countries as we work to Restart, Rebuild and Renew.

Robert Johnson

Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

President Donald J. Trump nominated Robert Wood Johnson to be United States Ambassador in June 22, 2017. He was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence in the presence of President Donald J. Trump on August 21, 2017. He presented his credentials to the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office on August 29, 2017.

Ambassador Johnson has served for more than thirty years as the Chairman and CEO of The Johnson Company, New York, NY, a private asset management firm; and since 2000 as the Chairman and CEO of the New York Jets football team and New York Jets Foundation.

Ambassador Johnson has served on the President’s Export Council, the President’s Commission on White House Fellows and he is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


In conversation with....Andrew Bailey
  • Tuesday 22 September
  • 08:30 - 09:30 (UK Time)
  • Open to all
  • Please note that registration closes 1 hour before the start time
  • Register here

The ongoing impact of the global pandemic means that global economic conditions are likely to remain challenging in the short-term and the end of the transition period approaching on 31 December brings further uncertainty for UK business.

In this virtual event, Dr Adam Marshall, BCC Director General will be joined by Andrew Bailey, the Governor of the Bank of England as part of our Global Insights Leaders Programme.

Topics on the agenda include:

  • the Bank of England's decision to significantly expand quantitative easing;
  • how the Bank works with financial institutions to provide on the ground support for businesses; and
  • what further steps are needed to help kickstart economic recovery.

Andrew Bailey - Governor of the Bank of England

Andrew Bailey began his term as Governor of the Bank of England on 16 March 2020. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) from 1 July 2016 until taking up the role of Governor. As CEO of the FCA, Andrew Bailey was also a member of the Prudential Regulation Committee, the Financial Policy Committee, and the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority.

While retaining his role as Executive Director of the Bank, Andrew joined the Financial Services Authority in April 2011 as Deputy Head of the Prudential Business Unit and Director of UK Banks and Building Societies.

Andrew worked at the Bank in a number of areas, most recently as Executive Director for Banking Services and Chief Cashier, as well as Head of the Bank's Special Resolution Unit (SRU). Previous roles include Governor's Private Secretary, and Head of the International Economic Analysis Division in Monetary Analysis.

Global Market updates

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Coronavirus: an update from France

  • Thursday 10 September
  • 9.30am - 10.15am (UK Time)
  • Open to Chambers and Chamber Members from across the network
  • Please note that registration closes 1 hour before the start time
  • Register here

Following on from our Restart, Rebuild and Renew outlook for business, the BCC jointly with the British Chambers of Commerce in France will look at the impact Coronavirus has had on business and trade in their country.

We’ll also look to the future and how we will adapt our ways of working and hear what opportunities there are available in France in this new business environment.



Coronavirus: an update from Chile







  • Thursday 24 September
  • 12noon - 12.45pm (UK Time)
  • Open to Chambers and Chamber Members from across the network
  • Please note that registration closes 1 hour before the start time
  • Register here

Greg Holland and Chris Lyon from the British Chambers of Commerce in Chile will join the call moderated by BCC's Anne-Marie Martin.

Following on from our Restart, Rebuild and Renew outlook for business, the BCC jointly with the British Chamber of Commerce in Chile will look at the impact Coronavirus has had on business and trade in their country. We’ll also look to the future and how we will adapt our ways of working and hear what opportunities there are available in Chile in this new business environment.


'Countdown to Change' ChamberCustoms Series

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Don’t miss these brand new events - four topical and interactive webinars, designed to count down to the end of the EU Transition period.

They will be full of practical information and advice on what businesses need to do now in order to be prepared for the changes on 1 January 2021. They will also guide businesses through the jargon and complexities of Customs processes to ensure they understand what change is required.

Hosted by Customs expert Liam Smyth, these highly relevant and engaging webinars will guide businesses through the complexity of change in our import and export processes, systems and controls from 1st January 2020.

Dates:

Webinar 1: 100 days to go

  • Tuesday 22nd September, 15:30 – 16:30


Webinar 2: 75 days to go

  • Friday 16 October, 10:00 – 11:00


Webinar 3: 50 days  to go

  • Wednesday 11 November, 10:00 – 11:00


Webinar 4: 30 days  to go 

  • Tuesday 1st December, 10:00 – 11:00

Global Trade Month 2020

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Join us as we launch our brand new international trade country focus programme, in September 2020.

This exciting new programme brings together industry figures, government representatives and BCC partners from across the world. It will provide businesses with all the insights, advice and answers they need to fully understand the implications of trading with major international markets that have been identified as priority trading partners for the UK.


Each month will consist of two parts:

Part 1 - Global Leader Insights: a strategic overview

This will be a strategic discussion about current/future trade relations with a senior government representative from the market being featured, moderated by Dr Adam Marshall, BCC Director General.

Part 2 – Global Panel Insights: a deeper dive

A more in-depth discussion with leading local experts to allow participants to:

- Explore markets and key sector opportunities to help businesses grow internationally;

- Access information, advice and answers to perceived barriers for exploring or growing in markets around the world.

Together these two parts will give businesses a thorough understanding of the implications and benefits of trading in major overseas markets.

The programme schedule is as follows:

  1. September: USA Month
  2. October: Australia Month
  3. November: Japan / Northern Asia Month (Japan, China, Hong Kong)
  4. December: Introduction to EU programme


SEPTEMBER - USA MONTH

Part 1 - Global Leader Insights: a strategic overview

“The Future of UK-US Trade Relations”

  • Open to everyone (Chamber Members and non-members)
  • Thursday 10th September
  • 13:30 (UK time)



Join Dr Adam Marshall, BCC Director General, in conversation with Ambassador Robert “Woody” Johnson, US Ambassador to London.

We’re proud to deliver this month in association with our newest Global Business Network member, British American Business, a leading transatlantic trade organisation committed to strengthening the economic corridor between the US and the UK by supporting policies and actions that protect and enhance the environment for transatlantic trade and investment on behalf of our members. For more info click here.


Part 2 – Global Panel Insights: a deep dive

Future industry sector opportunities in the context of a new technology-driven world

  • Open to everyone (Chamber Members and non-members)
  • Tuesday 15th September
  • 16:00 – 17:00 (UK time)




BCC responds to ONS GDP figures

BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on GDP figures for Q2 2020 published today by the ONS

BCC responds to ONS’ August labour market figures

BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on the ONS labour market figures for August 2020, published today,

BCC responds to investment for Northern Ireland traders

BCC Director of Trade Facilitation Liam Smyth responds to today's announcement of £200m for a new Trader Support Service for Northern Ireland traders.

BCC responds to proposed planning reforms

BCC Head of People Policy Jane Gratton responds to the publication of the government’s Planning for the Future white paper and associated consultation.