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



Whether you’ve never considered doing business overseas as an opportunity or have limited experience of selling to international markets, these events will set you on the right path.

With practical advice on why and how to trade internationally, including market access information and case studies, as well as sources of support and expertise, you’ll gain a clear understanding of how to successfully sell your products or services overseas. 

As part of the global Chamber network, Inverness Chamber of Commerce provides essential advice and adds value to companies seeking out new international opportunities, working with and complementing the support available from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Development International, Business Gateway and Enterprise Europe.

The webinars have been designed with case studies from various areas in the Highlands and Islands with Argyll, Caithness and Lochaber. Each webinar will be 1 hour long with the chance to ask questions and gain insight from our experts. 

To book your place please click the following links:

ARGYLL - https://bit.ly/2IB0vz7

CAITHNESS - https://bit.ly/2jPK8AI

LOCHABER - https://bit.ly/2IxtMKF

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