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Our packed events calendar provides regular opportunities to meet and mingle with like-minded individuals, acquire new skills, exchange ideas and information and build up a network of new business contacts. From breakfast networking to exhibitions and speaker lunches, there’s an event to suit all diaries, budgets and business lifestyles. View our latest events below.

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The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, is Lancashire’s largest and longest running business awards programme.

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January 2018

Language and Culture International Trade ERDF Masterclass

January 26, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fylde Coast Office, 1-2 lockheed Court, Amy Johnson Way
Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2RN United Kingdom
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Overview of the course: Have you ever considered how language and culture affect every aspect of a business involved in…

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Free

CHINA FOOD AND DRINK INTERNATIONAL TRADE ERDF EVENT

January 30, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Villa at Northend, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston
Preston, PR1 6RU United Kingdom
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Making the most of China's growing taste for imports   An essential briefing for food & drink producers in the…

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March 2018

Free

Trading Internationally

March 7, 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Veka Uk, Farrington Road
Burnley, BB11 5DA United Kingdom
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Our panel of experts will discuss international issues in the manufacturing sector. Topics will include exporting for the first time,…

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Free

Brexit Preparation for International Trade

March 9, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Fylde Coast Office, 1-2 lockheed Court, Amy Johnson Way
Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2RN United Kingdom
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A panel of experts discuss how manufacturers can prepare for Brexit and mitigate any risk associated with it. Panel includes:…

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Free

Export Finance Fair

March 21, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Preston’s College, St Vincent's Road
Preston, Lancashire PR2 8UR United Kingdom
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Looking for funding to grow your business internationally?  Not sure where to start or who to turn to?  Don't miss…

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April 2018

Free

Commonwealth Connect

April 12, 8:30 am - 11:00 am
UCLan Foster Building, 58, Kendal Street
Preston, PR1 2HE United Kingdom
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Join Her Majesty the Queen's representative in Lancashire, The Rt Hon. The Lord Shuttleworth KG, KCVO, as he welcomes representatives…

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GDPR Conference: IT, Marketing, & Legal Readiness

April 13, 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Bartle Hall Hotel, Lea Lane, Bartle
Preston, Lancashire PR4 0HA United Kingdom
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This GDPR Conference will be a well-rounded informative business breakfast to prepare delegates in the areas of IT, Digital Marketing, and Legal GDPR readiness to ensure that the additional data protection regulations will not take us by surprise. The Chamber of Commerce will be partnering with Harrison Drury Solicitors and The Bartle Hall Hotel to provide readiness to the organisations of Lancashire.

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Business Growth Week

April 16 - April 20

It's #BusinessGrowthWeek!  Throughout all this week, MHA Moore & Smalley website and social media platforms will showcase blogs, videos, tips and…

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Free

QES Business Breakfast – Q1 2018

April 17, 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Preston North End Football Club, Sir Tom Finney Way
Preston, PR1 6RU United Kingdom
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Be amongst the first to see the latest Lancashire economic survey results when they are revealed by Stephen Gregson, Corporate Finance…

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HR FORUM: GDPR For HR *FULLY BOOKED*

April 20, 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Preston Marriott Hotel, Garstang Road
Preston, Lancashire PR3 5JB United Kingdom
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This working Breakfast Forum provides valuable information about the ever-changing HR legislation and policies of best practice and what that means to HR management in practical terms through micro training, forum discussion, and connection to other HR Professionals.

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