South Wales Chamber of Commerce today encouraged companies to attend the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) first International Trade conference. Exporting is Good for Britain will take place on 24th October 2012 at BMA House, London.

The event is part of the BCC’s Business is Good for Britain campaign which celebrates the role of businesses of all sizes in delivering growth, jobs and success across the UK and will bring together the highest growth exporters from within the UK to provide advice, contacts and tools for export success.

Graham Morgan, Director of South Wales Chamber of Commerce, said: “Business growth through exports is crucial for British firms. Many companies would like to export, but are unaware of the tools available to them to get them started or help them increase orders.

“The Exporting is Good for Britain conference is a fantastic opportunity for business people across the UK to celebrate the vital role the private sector plays in driving growth in the UK, and learn from business experts who have successfully grown global brands through exporting.

“The fact that exporting is good for Wales is very much a crusade we wish to champion.  At the South Wales Chamber of Commerce, we have a highly qualified team with more than 50 years experience of working with Welsh businesses that trade overseas.

“Through a combination of in-house expertise, partnerships with many organisations and relationships with worldwide Chambers of Commerce, Consuls and Embassies, we are able to give businesses in Wales support and advice on all aspects of international trade – from researching viable markets, providing training courses and seminars on trading with specific countries to offering all necessary documentation.

“Over the last 12 months, we have hosted seminars including many overseas countries in an effort to open the minds of Welsh business proprietors to opportunities that exist for quality products and services.  We have recently launched a series of seminars on exciting opportunities in the UAE.”

David Riches, Commercial Director at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “The BCC is committed to helping businesses thrive and grow in an uncertain environment, both here in the UK and overseas.

“There are thousands of companies that have through sheer hard work grown and exported their products and services across the globe – and this event will give people the opportunity to hear exactly how they have done it.

“Attendees will also have the chance to meet representatives from both UK and international Chambers of Commerce and other trade organisations, to make connections and share experiences in the pursuit of export success.”

For more information about this event, please visit www.bccexport.co.uk or contact Faye Busby at the British Chambers of Commerce f.busby@britishchambers.org.uk