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Series of Virtual Events

We understand the instruction to reduce face-to-face contact in order to reduce the spread of infection – we also recognise that businesses need the ability to continue in some form.


During the pandemic we are vowing to be a source of pragmatic, practical and valuable guidance so our business community is able to fight the fight.


Join our series of interactive webinars to support your business and employees as we navigate the coronavirus crisis. We will be joined by an expert from within our membership to provide key insights into topical subjects and ensure your business questions are addressed.


Did you miss one of our webinars? No worries, we have been recording them for you! Click here to view our latest recorded webinars.


As a community, we must stick together to protect ourselves, our businesses and our workforce.





Upcoming Events


Regular events

The Road to Net Zero

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Net Zero is a key policy priority for the Chamber of Commerce Network worldwide.  It is imperative that businesses take steps to manage their carbon emissions now, and the Chamber Network will play a crucial role in supporting members to achieve this.

This year COP26 is being held in Glasgow in November and in the run up to the event, the Chamber Network across the world has plans on how to amplify the net zero message to help their local business communities take the steps they need to create a greener future for all.


Are you Prepared for the EU VAT changes?

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

As of 1st January 2021, the UK left the EU and the EU VAT regime resulted in a number of changes to VAT. 

After 1st July 2021, the EU has signalled that it will introduce new regulations around VAT and eCommerce.  

Why are the rules changing?

The aim is to:

Reduce the costs of complying with cross border VAT rules in the EU
Put everyone on an equal footing, and
Increase VAT revenues for Member States by bringing more supplies within the EU VAT net and reducing fraud. 

In principle, from 1 July 2021, all supplies of goods and services to EU consumers should be taxed where the consumer is located in the EU. This is a significant extension of the existing provisions and has the potential to create lots of additional EU VAT compliance and reporting obligations for UK businesses if not managed carefully.


Tariff Free Trade – Global Britain Explained

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Since the end of the transition period the UK government has signed trade agreements with over 80 countries and has the aspiration to agree a deal with many more including Australia, New Zealand, India, the USA as well as to accede to the CP-TPP. Governments make trade deals and businesses make trade.  

In this webinar we will aim to help businesses understand what these agreements can mean for their international trade plans. Whether you are an importer or an exporter, tariff free trade can increase your competitiveness, margin, and market access opportunities. Our experts will provide guidance on what to look for, selecting great markets and winning competitive advantage.


Pipeline East - Forthcoming Construction Developments in East Sussex

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for our virtual September Construction Forum detailing the developments being brought forward by East Sussex County Council and Rother District Council over the coming years.

Guest Speakers will be:

Jonathan Buckwell - Director at DHA Planning and Chair of Developers East Sussex
Richard Dawson - Head of Service, Economic Development, Skills and Infrastructure at East Sussex County Council 
Ben Hook - Head of Service - Acquisitions, Transformation and Regeneration at Rother District Council

Please book your place online or call the office on 01444 259259.

Once you have reserved your place, you will receive a booking confirmation - joining instructions will be forwarded to you the day prior to the webinar. This webinar will use ‘Zoom‘, a free online meeting platform. Please ensure you register & download the app prior to joining the event.

Please ensure you are logged on in readiness for 9.30am as this webinar will start promptly.


Manufacturing Forum in Partnership with Ricardo Plc

16:30 PM - 18:30 PMShoreham Technical Centre

Join us for our first face to face Manufacturing Forum in 2021.

Hear how Ricardo Plc are adapting their business to meet the Net Zero and Green Sustainability Agendas.

Further details to follow shortly.

This event is open to Members only.


Sussex Chamber AGM & Our Priorities

14:00 PM - 15:30 PM

Join us for our virtual AGM, our guest speaker will be the British Chambers of Commerce's incoming Director General, Shevaun Haviland.

Shevaun will look back at the work of the Accredited Chamber network through the challenges of the past year and outline the priorities of the British Chambers of Commerce and the Chamber Network as we look to Restart, Rebuild and Renew the economy.

You will be able to ask questions live during the webinar, but it would be helpful to submit questions in advance by email to and we will brief our speaker on the questions in advance.

To reserve your place please book through the website or email


Outlook for the UK Economy

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join us for an update by Florence Hubert – Bank of England - Deputy Agent for Central Southern England

Florence will discuss recent economic and financial developments and the Bank of England’s outlook for UK growth and CPI inflation over the next few years. She will answer any questions people may have on this and the Bank of England more widely.

Main reasons to attend

Find out what is happening in the UK economy
Find out what the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee expect to happen over the next 2 to 3 years
Have a chance to ask questions about the economy to the Bank of England


2021 Sussex Business Expo

10:00 AM - 16:00 PMBrighton Racecourse




Maximise Your Membership

09:00 AM - 11:30 AMThe King's Church

To help ensure you are getting the most from your membership, we are pleased to announce we are holding a Maximise Your Membership event.

This event is a great chance to find out about all the great benefits, discounts, and services you and your colleagues can tap into through membership of the Chamber.

We will be joined by representatives from our Affinity Services:

Steve Charles – Quest
Lynne Pearce – Westfield Health
John Sawyer - Moneycorp
Esther Saho - The AA
Simon Wilson - AXA

This is a Member only event.


South East Construction Expo 2021

09:00 AM - 15:30 PMSouth of England Event Centre


South East Construction Expo is back and live - elevate your brand, generate leads and build a strong network.

SPECIAL OFFER:  the organisers are offering a FREE stand upgrade - when you order the SILVER stand package they will upgrade you to GOLD - saving you over £185.00.  Please go to to book and reserve your stand.


South East Construction Expo - Chamber Networking Lunch

12:00 PM - 14:00 PMSouth of England Event Centre

We are pleased to announce that we are joining forces with Surrey Chambers of Commerce to bring you this opportunity to enjoy lunch and networking with like-minded people whilst attending the South East Construction Expo.


Speed Networking

12:00 PM - 14:30 PMHilton Avisford Park Hotel

Speed Networking with our neighbours
Make new contacts quickly, expand your business, have fun!

Always a hit and back by popular demand. We are pleased to invite you to networking with a difference.


Networking South East

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset, and Isle of Wight Chambers of Commerce are delighted to present our second Networking South East virtual networking session.

Our first Networking South East launched in May this year and we were delighted not only by the large attendance we had, but also by the value this virtual event gave businesses. This series of events is created to connect the businesses of the southern Counties.

Please note: when registering for this event, you are giving us permission to share your details with other attendees. We will share your name, your business and your business email address.


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