Suffolk Chamber reveals Suffolk networking opportunities this Spring

Suffolk Chamber reveals Suffolk networking opportunities this Spring

Networking is an important part of any business, and although it still feels like the start of the year, it’s important to start planning your network events and curating your contacts ready for next business quarter. Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has a range of Suffolk networking events during the start of spring available to help businesses take the next step.

The events available range from the 8th March 2019 – 25th April 2019 with a variety of guest speakers such as Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce and Ian White, Managing Director of Beckett Investment Group along with a range of local MPs updates.

The upcoming events include the following:

8th MarchBreakfast with West Suffolk Councils, Julie Baird. Julie will be updating delegates on the council’s plans including, the Growth Investment Strategy and The High Street Fund. Julie will also be giving delegates the opportunity to ask questions and give feedback on what the local business needs in this time of uncertainty.

13th MarchSuffolk Chamber Business Lunch with Ian White. Ian will be speaking about his career journey including being on the Suffolk 100 list; winning director of the year at the EADT awards 2017 and the lessons he has learnt along the way.  As someone who is passionate about employee engagement and mental wellbeing, he will be giving some practical examples on how he strives to make Becketts an employer of choice.

19th MarchUnderstanding Exporting Training Course. This course will explain what an export is, all the way through to the processing and sending of a product overseas. It is designed for people who may be new to exporting plus experienced business people who may need to keep up with industry updates.

26th MarchTendering Opportunities in East Suffolk. Suffolk Chamber is working with a range of public partners to host workshops aimed at helping local businesses to better understand how to take advantage of local procurement processes and procedures.

29th MarchBreakfast with your Local MP for Lowestoft & Waveney, Peter Aldous. Peter will be discussing Brexit and issues relevant to our local area including skills, energy, Sizewell C, Lake Lothing Crossing, the fishing/farming industry and town centres.

2nd  AprilIntroduction to AEO course. The UCC affects the way many companies involved in international trade do business and some of the changes introduced include mandatory guarantees and the requirement for all businesses applying to use customs regimes or special procedures to meet the AEO criteria making AEO status even more important. Following on from this course delegates should gain an understanding of Authorised Economic Operator status, it’s financial and supply chain benefits and the important place it has in the UCC.

4th AprilSuffolk Business Women Lowestoft & Waveney afternoon tea.  At Suffolk Chamber’s Suffolk Business Women, they’re passionate about bringing like-minded business professionals together in some of the most beautiful venues in our county so you can make valuable professional connections.

9th AprilSuffolk Chamber Networking Lunch with Dr Adam Marshall.  Suffolk Chamber is delighted to welcome Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) to speak at our networking lunch this April. Adam will be giving an update on current running campaigns, the importance of international trade and the latest news and views on Brexit from the BCC.

11th AprilBreakfast with Jo Churchill MP. Jo will be giving delegates an update on her plans for the area, the latest news from government, and gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

25th April – Suffolk Business Woman Elevenses. Attend the Suffolk Business Women Elevenses in Greater Ipswich for relaxed, informal networking and enjoy the opportunity to share business ideas, business cards and business information.

For more information on Suffolk Chamber of Commerce visit their website here. 

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