New Chamber business forum to drive international trade

16th May 2016

A new business forum has been launched by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce to help drive international inward and outward investment across the Sheffield City Region.

The International Business Forum will primarily provide support to businesses who are trading or who want to trade internationally, as well as raising the profile of Sheffield as one of the top places to in the UK to invest. It will act as the voice of the private sector Sheffield Chamber members to multi-national companies and foreign investors, encouraging international business growth. Members of the forum will also able to attend mission trips to overseas markets to research trade opportunities in these areas, as well as gain knowledge and experience from businesses who have experience in international trade. The forum is being chaired by Kiley Tan, director at Mosaic International, an international trade and investment consultancy which specialises in assisting clients in the UK to enter markets in South East Asia and vice versa. Mr Tan said: -The International Business Forum will be the voice of Sheffield Chamber members who carry out or want to carry out business overseas. Its aim is to position the Sheffield City Region as a key location for international trade to provide vital growth for the local and regional economy, shouting about what we can offer. -The forum is here to grow the Sheffield City Region economy by attracting international investors and to assist members to find new markets for their products and services, acting as a valuable resource for them to call upon for advice and support. -We want to encourage international businesses based in Sheffield to speak out about the importance of contributing to the local economy and see companies who are passionate about overseas trade coming together, celebrating the diversity of international business in the Sheffield City Region. The International Business Forum will meet once every quarter to discuss the latest developments in international trade and business. It is open to all members of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce regardless of size or international trade experience. To join the International Business Forum, email kiley.tan@mosaicint.co.uk or call the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce on 0114 201 8888.

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