Export Training & Events

Export Training and International Events

Here you will find details of the training packages offered by Inverness Chamber International and all the upcoming International events, both by Inverness Chamber and by our partner Chambers and Organisations.

Please follow the links below for more information on our training packages or to book on our next session

Upcoming International Events

Pathfinder Accelerator taster session

Wednesday 29th August 

Are you running a technology, engineering, IT or life sciences business that’s looking to grow? Or do you have an exciting idea to explore?

Our Pathfinder Accelerator programme puts you in a stimulating and challenging environment to help you develop and test your ideas for commercial viability.

Join us for our taster session in Inveress where you can meet our expert coaches, find out more about the programme and discover how Pathfinder can fast track your business idea or launch your product.

Please join us for lunch at 1pm, followed by our taster session from 2pm-4pm on Wednedsay 29 August 2018 at An Lochran, Inverness Campus.

In addition to the main taster session, guests can also sign up to a one-to-one session with our coach, Danny Meaney of UP Accelerator, to discuss your business or product in more detail to find out how Pathfinder can benefit you. Our one-to-one sessions are available between 10am-1pm.

Please register for your free ticket here.


Meet the Buyer / Meet the Suppler

Monday 17th September

Connecting local buyers with local suppliers.

The Showcasing Scotland regional events programme has been developed in response to growing demand for local products in local markets. The programme will help grow local and regional sales by bringing together regional buyers, producers and suppliers for a series of one-day meet the buyer events.

For buyers, Showcasing Scotland regional events will make introductions as easy as possible through the successful ‘speed-dating’ style of event, exposing them to the breadth of quality food and drink products each region has to offer.

For suppliers, Showcasing Scotland regional events will provide the opportunity to develop commercial capability through a Supplier Development Programme and give the chance to meet a range of buyers who are actively looking for local products.

The next Showcasing event takes place in the Highlands & Islands – Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness, 17 September 2018.

To register and find out more, visit www.showcasing.scot 


Scottish International Week

Thursday 20th September

The goal of SIW18 is to support Scottish based companies scale across the UK and Internationally, through the delivery of peer lead events. If you are a business leader, director, entrepreneur, or investor involved with a scaling or established business, then SIW18 is for you.

With Tom McDonald, Entrepreneur, Scale Up and Growth Specialist and Sales Guru & Christine Esson, Co-Founder of Scottish Business Network as speakers at the Inverness event, it is not one to be missed!

Come along to this workshop to hear about the practical steps you need to take to start expansion and truly hit the Global Market.

To register your interest and find out more, click here.

Training - Bitesize

Bitesize Exporting

Networking and advice over lunch

Regularly run, Bitsize is a series of export workshops over a sandwich lunch at the Inverness Chamber. Come along, share your experience or just have a chat with the export team and the other attendees. This is a great opportunity to network, learn a little or help out a fellow company from the Highlands and Islands.  Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be served, so no need to have your lunch!

This informal event is open to all companies, Chamber members or not, and costs £20 per attendee.  This is the first of 10 similar lunch time sessions, each covering a different topic related to exporting.

For more details, please contact Madison Skinner on 01463 228387 or madison@inverness-chamber.co.uk, booking is essential as places are limited.


Training - Export with Confidence

Export with Confidence

Regularly run half day practical workshops in the centre of Inverness

These highly practical half day workshop are aimed both at companies considering new overseas markets as part of their business development plans, as well as organisations that have recently begun to export products or services.

The sessions are also ideal for experienced exporters interested in a refresher or who have new members of staff that would benefit from export training.
The workshops will cover:

•    Finding the right market - the importance of market research
•    Route to market - agents, distributors
•    International trading terms - Incoterms 2010
•    Export documentation
•    Getting paid
•    The role of the freight forwarder
•    UK and overseas customs requirements.

Attendees will leave with an understanding of the key areas which must be considered and addressed if they are to operate successfully in the international trade arena.  The course usually runs from 9.30am - 1.00pm followed by a sandwich lunch. 1-2-1 sessions with the International team following the course may be arranged in advance.  The workshop is open to all businesses and places cost £80 + VAT per person.  A maximum of 2 people per organisation, please, as places are limited.  For more details, please contact Madison Skinner on 01463 228387 or madison@inverness-chamber.co.uk


Training - Bespoke

Bespoke Training

Company specific training, tailored for your business.

The bespoke training sessions from Inverness Chamber International are designed to specifically target the areas your business has identified where there may be value in training. The list below are the standard sections in the bespoke training, and we can add, subract and substitue as appropriate to cover all the areas that you feel will be of value.  Add on sections have included (as examples) The Basics of Excise, Load Line and Shipping, T2L and C88.

Standard Units:

Export & Import Knowledge:

Critical success factors in exporting
Commodity Codes
Customs requirements - Incoterms

Export Documentation:

The importance of getting it correct
Types of documents
Commercial Invoice
Packing List
Custom Clearance Documents
EC Certificate of Origin
Arab-British Certificate of Origin
EUR1 Movement Certificate
A.TR Movement Certificate
ATA Carnet
Electronic Documentation

Exporting To:

Country profiles
Highlands support network - who does what?
Who to go to and when
Useful websites and links

If you think your company could benefit from the bespoke training please do not hesitate to get in touch with Madison Skinner on 01463 228387 or madison@inverness-chamber.co.uk