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Dear members and friends,

There is no going back, on 29th March Mrs May signed a letter notifying the European Council of Britain’s intention to leave the EU and the 2 years of talks have begun on the terms of withdrawal allowed under Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty.

The prime minister promises a “bright future” at the end of formal negotiations that will redefine the country’s relationship with its closest neighbours. The chancellor revealed that Britain is to offer the EU a “mutual arrangement” protecting the rights of EU citizens in the UK and Britons in the bloc’s 27 member states. Britain would be subject to all rules of membership until the day of departure on March 30, 2019.

What options are there after Brexit? The good news is that several countries have expressed interest in striking a free-trade deal with the UK, including the US, New Zealand and Australia. Economists have however found that, as a rule of thumb, trade halves with double the distance. Britain is tightly bound to Europe through supply chains that today cross borders without any barriers and we hope it remains that way.

When speaking to companies in Slovakia which trade with the UK, they say they will continue to do so no matter what the arrangements will be in the future. So there is no rest for us at the Chamber, we have been doing a lot of hard work behind the scenes to support  trade between the UK and Slovakia, see the list of our unmissable events.


Yours faithfully,


Denisa Brighton
Executive Director
British Chamber of Commerce
in the Slovak Republic 
PAST EVENTS
 
Košice Business Get-Together
March 30th, 2017
On 30th March 2017, we had the pleasure to welcome our members, supporters and key business professionals from Eastern Slovakia at Spring Business Get-Together in Košice in the Hotel Yasmin. We were glad to meet again to discuss the latest topics in the region and the Slovak-UK trade relations.

H.M. Ambassador Mr Andrew Garth, who also attended the event, presented his perspective on Brexit and the implications it might have for Slovakia. H.M. Ambassador highlighted the strong bilateral ties between the two countries as Slovakia has been one of the UK’s fastest growing markets with bilateral trade increasing by 33% in just two years. As he also stressed, the UK government did not want to isolate the UK, but to negotiate a new deep and special partnership with the EU and work together to be more secure, safe and prosperous.
We would like to thank our sponsors:
KPMG, Slovanet and LYNX.

                 

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
World of Tomorrow Business Forum 2017
April 20th, 2017

The Business Forum "World of Tomorrow" is offering something brand new - technologies and the world in the next two decades, future of communication, strategies for success and leadership of the future.

Thoughts and ideas previously addressed only in Brussels, New York, Helsinki, Berlin, London, Cape Town or Singapore will be shared with entrepreneurs in Bratislava for the first time. Moreover, two keynote speakers from Great Britain will be heard at this Business Forum too!

Register now
 
 
Business Breakfast Tuesdays
Module 3: Focused Time Management
April 25th, 2017
 
We bring you a fantastic opportunity to improve your management skills in collaboration with the Inspired Business Club and Inspired College from the UK.
 
Do you want to grow your business, take it to the next level? Start a new company or you want to upgrade your career?

In the third module to be held in April, you will be given a great interactive training on how to manage your self and your time – Focused Time Management. How to get rid of confusion and feeling of being overwhelmed.
British Business Coach of the Year Sukhi Wahiwala will teach you a method that a multimillionaire uses to make money. Be super productive and help your team to bring the best out of them selves.

Register now
Please see the full training modules overview.
 
The Unlock My Potential and Team Potential Training I Module Two
 
Online Marketing Academy
Module 1: Basics of Building Successful Brands
April 27th, 2017

The British Chamber of Commerce brings you a fantastic opportunity to improve your online marketing skills in collaboration with the Atte ACADEMY n.o.

Branding is a concept that extends far beyond the marketing of “brand name” designer jeans and other products. A company´s brand represents their market identity—who they are, what they do, what kind of quality they provide, their reputation for trustworthiness, and more.
Please note that the workshop will be held in Slovak language.

Register now
Please see the full training modules overview.     
 
Advanced Manufacturing Trade Mission to Sheffield
May 4th, 2017

We are organising a Trade mission to Sheffield for Slovak companies to explore with us what this world-known district has to offer in the field of advanced manufacturing and systems.

More information
 
Roaring Thursday
Networking Event in Vienna

May 4th, 2017
The Austro British, Swedish Chambers of Commerce and Hilton Plaza hotel are inviting you to the Roaring Thursday Event.

Have a drink & network with The Austro British Chamber of Commerce in Austria! The members of the Finnish-Austrian Economic Forum, French Chamber of Commerce, American Chamber of Commerce, The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Austria are also going to be there!
 
Venue: the Hilton Plaza on Schottenring, Vienna
Date: May 4th, 2017, from 18.00

       
 
PSA group Supplier Event
May 11th-12th, 2017
 

We are organising a Trade mission for British companies to explore with us exciting new business opportunities at the PSA Peugeot Citroën plant in Trnava, Slovakia.

More information
  
 
Food & Drink Event: We Love Britain!

May 17th, 2017
 

Are you a British food and drink supplier or a Slovak buyer? Attend our biggest food and drink match-making event yet taking place on 17th May 2017 at the Restaurant FACH in Bratislava and get access to leading British quality brands and Slovak buyers incl. distributors, retailers, hotels and catering companies!

Great accompanying programme featuring 2015 Chef of the Year in the UK.

More information here
 
 
European Compliance Forum 2017
May 18th-19th, 2017
 

You are cordially invited to European Compliance Forum 2017 that will provide C-suite managers, members of statutory bodies, division directors and invited professionals the opportunity to discuss different experiences with Compliance and why it has the same positioning as risk management, operational management, audit management, human resources management or procurement. 


Fore more information about the Forum and the agenda, please visit the conference website
Please register via online registration form or via email at: ecf@rc-cms.sk.

Upcoming EVENTS Summary
World of Tomorrow
April 20th, 2017 in Bratislava


The Business Forum "World of Tomorrow" is offering something brand new - technologies and the world in the next two decades, future of communication, strategies for success and leadership of the future.
More information
 

Business Breakfast Tuesdays
Module 3: Focused Time Management

April 25th, 2017 

The British Chamber of Commerce brings you a fantastic opportunity to improve your time management skills in collaboration with the Inspired Business Club and Inspired College from the UK.
More information

 

Online Marketing Academy
Module 1: Basics of Building Successful Brands
April 27th, 2017


The British Chamber of Commerce brings you a fantastic opportunity to improve your online marketing skills in collaboration with the Atte ACADEMY n.o.
More information
 

Advanced Manufacturing Trade Mission to Sheffield 
May 4th, 2017

We are organising a Trade mission for Slovak companies to explore with us what this world-known district has to offer in the field of advanced manufacturing and systems.
More information
 

"Roaring Thursday" networking event in Vienna
May 4th, 2017


On behalf of the Austro British Chamber of Commerce in Vienna, we warmly invite you to join a networking event for business professionals in Vienna.
More information
 

PSA Supplier Event
May 11th-12th, 2017

We are organising a Trade mission for British companies to explore with us exciting new business opportunities at the PSA Peugeot Citroën plant in Trnava, Slovakia.
More information
 

Food & Drink Event - We Love Britain!
Meet the Buyer Event

May 17th, 2017

Attend our biggest food and drink match-making event yet and get access to leading British quality brands and Slovak buyers.
More information
 

European Compliance Forum 2017
May 18th-19th, 2017


Ružička Csekes invites all BCCSR members to join the European Compliance Forum 2017 to share their knowledge and experiences with Compliance.
More information

 

 
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Food & Drink Event -
We Love Britain!

Meet the Buyer Event
May 17th, 2017
Restaurant FACH, Bratislava



Interested in sponsorship
TRADE SUPPORT

UK Trade support



Our Trade team has been extremely busy in March, it supported and established cooperation with several new British businesses from different sectors such as - logistics, lighting systems, geodesy, steel production and home accessories. Some of these companies are planning to meet with potential partners in Slovakia in the next 2-3 months.



Our Trade Team continues to strengthen links with Slovak companies to help British businesses in their export activities. They promote Slovakia and CEE as a great business region for UK entrepreneurs interested in exporting.
For advice and guidance on doing business in Slovakia, please contact our Trade Team on tradeteam@bsbc.sk.

Welcoming new members

Bencros s.r.o.











Bencros s.r.o. is a well established rubber manufacturing company which has been in the market since 2010.
We manufacture various hight quality rubber and polyethylene profiles mainly for marine industry but can provide a wide variety of other profiles according to our customers’ requirements.

 



CMS Cameron McKenna v.o.s.



Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in 38 countries and from 65 offices worldwide. 3,400 CMS lawyers offer business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions. CMS has a long history of working in Slovakia and has been advising clients since the first wave of large privatisations in the 1990’s. The team of our experienced lawyers have advised on numerous significant cross-border mandates, including M&A and financing transactions, restructurings, real estate investments and greenfield developments.
UK export support
Reach out for new business opportunities that are emerging with the support of the UK export!

Could you benefit from new products and know-how from the UK ?

If you are looking for new business opportunities in regards to the new UK/EU trade relations, there is an opportunity for you!
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Newsletter III.
2017
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