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Growing international business in a challenging marketplace

Venue: A&L Goodbody, Belfast
Date: 24 September 2019, 09:00-11.00

This collaborative forum will provide the opportunity for information sharing with other NI exporters, debating common themes and tapping into the expertise of our International Champions.

NI Chamber International ChampionsA&L Goodbody, Grant Thornton and Queen’s University Belfast, will share their in-market, financial, legal and practical knowledge giving you access to their wealth of experience in international business growth. This collaborative forum will see our experts focus on a case study of a local company who has experienced growth internationally and will provide the opportunity for like-minded businesses to discuss common interests and the challenges of exporting.

Speakers will include:

  • Jonathan Hacking, Associate, Corporate and M&A, A&L Goodbody

  • Mark Thompson, Partner, Corporate and M&A, A&L Goodbody

  • Peter Legge, Tax Partner, Grant Thornton

  • Patrick Gallen, Partner – People and Change Consulting Belfast, Grant Thornton

  • Julie McCandless, Professor of Practice, Queen’s University Belfast

This event is invite only, for more information please contact Catriona Henry on catriona.henry@northernirelandchamber.com.

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Doing Business in china

Venue: Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Rd, Belfast BT9 5EE
Date: 23 October 2019, 08:00-10.30

NI Chamber’s International Champions – A&L Goodbody, Grant Thornton and Queen’s University Belfast will lead on this workshop, sharing their expertise and knowledge in areas including cutting through the “red tape”, establishing a presence in China, identifying a distributor/agent and understanding the culture when approaching business.

This workshop will be a practical event that will provide:

  • Top tips and key learnings on Doing Business in China.

  • In market companies with the information and knowledge to grow their market share in China.

  • Guidance to early exporters on gaining market entry.

  • The opportunity to network and build connections with other companies.

  • Benefit from peer learning/opportunities.

  • Additional support and resources that will assist your company’s entry and growth in China.

This event is invite only. For more information about this event contact Lynsey Foster: lynsey.foster@northernirelandchamber.com

NI CHAMBER customs declaration training


Venue: Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce, 40 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BA
Date: 3 & 4 October 2019, 09.30-16.30

Is your business ready for Brexit?

Does your company need a better understanding of customs regimes and how to complete customs declaration forms more efficiently? After the UK leaves the EU there will be new processes to follow & new forms to complete.

NI Chamber can help.



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