Welcome to our March Newsletter!
Even though we still have to wait to be able to meet at real events, finally the nice weather is here to help boost our mood. I'm also delighted to welcome two new members: Q&L Industrial Services
. Welcome to our community and we are looking forward to future collaboration!
It's been three months since the new UK-EU trade deal came into force and the first official post-Brexit UK Trade Data was released by the UK Office for National Statistics
. It showed a significant slump in UK exports of goods to the EU, particularly compared to non-EU trade. The British Chambers of Commerce in the UK commented that "although the postponement of import checks will help avoid exacerbating the current disruption, there must be a greater focus on long-term solutions to improving the flow of UK-EU trade." Clearly Covid travel restrictions have also been a factor, but if you've been affected by the reduced number of goods arriving from the UK, I'd be interested to hear your feedback.
This year, the UK is uniting the world in the fight against Climate Change. Together with the British Embassy we launched the Race to zero
campaign this month where President Caputova
and Nigel Topping
the UK's Climate Action Champion opened our conference. You can watch the recorded sessions on the Chamber's youtube channel
. More and more companies are adopting science-based approaches in their strategies and integrating climate risk into their disclosure. Our Chamber is committed to keeping the momentum going and helping as many companies as possible to achieve a profitable and carbon neutral recovery after this devastating pandemic. We have received so much positive feedback on the conference, and we were even contacted by the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce
from the UK, as they are looking at replicating our successful event. It would be great for us to build links with their members, many of whom are in the automotive industry. See more information below.
Finally, I don't need to tell you that business is about relationships or that collaboration is key. And that's why, as part of the ChamCham
community, we co-organised the first on-line speed business meeting
to help our members network with each other and make connections. And there are some more exciting events coming up in the wider business community, including the Slovak Matchmaking Fair 2021 ONLINE
in May and BCC Annual Global Conference
On behalf of the team at Britcham and the Board of Directors, we thank you all for your continued support and we wish you a Happy Easter!
Take care and kind regards,
British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic
The "Slovak Matchmaking Fair 2021 ONLINE" is taking place on 25 May2021 organised the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO). It is the largest international business and industry networking event with a 15 year tradition sponsored by the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic.
The SMF focuses primarily the bilateral meetings between the industry players, where ideas for partnerships, production cooperation or joint ventures are discussed, but also provide space to discuss further business and investment opportunities. Participants can pre-schedule individual B2B sessions with Slovak companies representing mainly automotive, engineering, energy and IT industries, with special emphasis on R&D and innovative solutions. Additionally, the matchmaking fair provides interesting opportunities for meeting representatives of the Slovak universities and research centres, as well as for consultations on current topics provided by wide spectre of partners of the event.
As the main topic of this year is Modern Industrywhich brings the focus on the intelligent technologies and their impact on regional transformation and post-covid economic restart.
|BCC Global Annual Conference 2021|
The British Chambers of Commerce flagship Annual Conference is one of the main events in the business calendar, with the 2021 Conference taking place on 16 and 17 June.
Attended by hundreds of business leaders, policy makers, the media and Chambers of Commerce from around the world, the Conference will discuss how we can restore confidence and build a more resilient sustainable future, that supports businesses to recover, grow, invest and thrive.
The 2021 event will run over two days and feature high-level keynotes, expert panel sessions, practical workshops, and a virtual exhibition. We are expecting over 1,000 attendees.
The event is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of your brand, engage with businesses of all sizes from all sectors and position your organisation as a thought leader.
If you want to find out more information about the event, feel free to contact us at email@example.com
AN IDEAL BASE FOR AUTOMOTIVE AND ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ACTIVITIES
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire is located within close proximity to a number of major car plants, including Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, MG, General Motors and Toyota.
As well as being close to a large number of Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire is home to many tier 1 and 2 suppliers such as Michelin, Faurecia, Magna, Perkins Engines, Pirelli, Autoneum, Maier UK, JCB, and Johnson Controls.
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire is a national centre for power electronics, with a considerable base of global companies including GE, Siemens and ABB. The growth
and development of electric and hybrid vehicles, drones and smart grids presents a
significant opportunity locally. The UK's largest low-carbon geothermal district heat network is also planned here.
If you're interested in making any connections with the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is an opportunity for your company to advertise in our monthly newsletter.
If you have an event coming up or just would like to advertise your business to a global audience, the Chamber can help you!
Get in touch with us for more details at email@example.com