Upcoming (Free) Webinars

All attendees will be provided with an electronic PDF Certificate of Attendance.

To attend any of these sessions you will need a PC, Tablet or Mobile Phone with Internet Access – no dial in needed as these sessions are run live online.

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These webinars are free to attend – you do not need to be a member of the Council.

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Understanding GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

Option 1: Wednesday, 29th November 2017
Option 2: Thursday, 30th November 2017

The EU GDPR will require businesses by 2018 to focus on identifying and protecting sensitive personal data of EU Citizens.

The clock is ticking and it’s time to act as Europe’s most demanding and far reaching Data Security regulation allows regulators to impose significant fines – up to 4 percent of an organisation’s annual worldwide turnover or €20 million (whichever is greater) – on companies doing business with clients in the EU.

Even if your company is based outside the EU, GDPR may mean some changes are coming your way.

GDPR was designed to give EU citizens full control over their personal data and establish a consistent standard for how organizations and businesses secure that data across the EU. In turn, the new set of laws is meant to simplify the regulatory environment for international business.

  • Does your company do business internationally?
  • Do you have customers who are located in an EU member country?
  • Do you have offices in an EU member country?
  • Do you store data on servers located in an EU member country?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, GDPR will impact your organisation.

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The Basics of Exporting for Small Businesses

Friday, 1st December 2017

People have the perception that a small business does not export. A business that is going international is usually assumed to be a large company, and with this perception in mind a lot of small business owners shy away from trading internationally.

The adage ‘don’t keep your eggs in one basket’ is true here, as exporting allows your business to spread your risks across different markets- so that if one market suffers from a recession, lowered demand or changed preferences- your investment, sales and profits won’t be as significantly impacted. In fact, exporting is a good way of balancing your growth as you can target new markets when there is low demand at home due to seasonal fluctuations. You do not have to be a big company, nor possess a huge budget. The success of a small business in the exporting industry is dependent on the quality, competitive pricing and continuous availability of products. Despite the risks involved, which are actually part and parcel of any business, exporting brings a number of benefits to small businesses.

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Call for Webinar Presenters

The International Trade Council offers a broad range of programming hosted by industry experts to help keep participants up-to-date on the latest management trends, industry best practices, hot topics, and subjects of special interest.

Presenting a webinar is a great opportunity to get in front of your target audience at no cost.

Raise your visibility in your target business industry and position your company as a subject matter expert and strategic partner for the future.

The Trade Council has access to more than 2.3 million CEO’s in virtually every industry and is always looking for hot topics to provide the most relevant and timely education for our members and those of our affiliated Chambers of Commerce and business associations. If you have an idea for a topic or a desire to present a webinar, we want to hear from you.

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Submit a proposal to present a webinar
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The Council will send the invitations and reminders, provide the webinar platform, arrange a mediator to be present and provide you with the list of attendees.

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