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

Selling Online Internationally 

Monday 5th November 

If your business is already selling online, or you're thinking about starting an online sales operation, why not be business brave and consider the international marketplace? With the right information, set-up and skills, your business could capitalise on the wealth of opportunities available beyond the UK!

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) are running a FREE one-day workshop, 'Selling Online Internationally', where you can learn how to increase international sales through your website. 

The workshop is open to any business with an existing website that's looking to develop its capability in proactive selling to international customers.

Do you know how to develop an effective international website? This interactive workshop focuses on giving you the tools you need to create and manage a strong online presence overseas. The workshop helps you identify goals and objectives and enables you to write a short action plan for business growth via international online sales.

To find out more about the event and to book your place, click here


Navigating the World of International Trade 

Tuesday 13th November 

Join this Lochaber Ideas Week 2018 session as we discuss the potential to grow local businesses into international businesses with Ewan Ramsay, Head of International Trade at Inverness Chamber of Commerce. Whether goods or services, international trade is a huge area for growth in the Highlands and Islands. 

Ewan Ramsay is hosting this interactive session where we will explore the challenges of international business. We will look at what the steps are now and what the future possibly holds for trade after Brexit. Two guest speakers will join us and will share their experiences to take us on a journey through opening their business to International markets. 

We will also be joined by representatives from HIE, Enterprise Europe and the Highlands and Islands Local Export Partnership. They will help to make sure that you are aware of the breadth of support available to all businesses in Lochaber and surrounding areas.

If you are looking to explore the possibilities of exporting or importing, and/or are currently trading internationally then this session will give you more opportunities to guide you through the challenges ahead.

To book your place 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