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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.

 

  

 

 

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‘Introduction to SEED’ Webinar for Food & Drink Companies - Export to US, Ireland, Hong Kong

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

What is SEED?
The South East Export Development (SEED) project will run until May 2022 and will help small businesses to get into overseas markets such as US, Ireland and Hong Kong. This project will focus on helping food and drink companies to make new virtual con-nections overseas.


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‘Introduction to SEED’ Webinar for Digital & Creative Companies - Export to US & Canada

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

What is SEED?
The South East Export Development (SEED) project will run until May 2022 and will help small businesses to get into overseas markets such as US and Canada. This project will focus on helping digital and creative companies to make new virtual connections overseas.


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Revival of Tourism & Hospitality

14:00 PM - 15:30 PM

The Covid-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on Tourism and Hospitality in 2020 and is continuing to affect these industries in 2021.  Tourism and Hospitality is one of the largest and most valuable industries in England.

Pre-pandemic, the industry supported 2.6m jobs in England alone.

English destinations are a huge draw for overseas visitors.

Tourism delivers economic growth in every city, local authority and region.  This benefits both local communities and the wider economy.


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Pipeline West - Forthcoming Construction Developments in West Sussex

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for our virtual July Construction Forum to gain an overview of the Northern Arc one of the largest development projects in the country.

Guest Speaker confirmed:



Louise Yandell (MRTPI) is the Northern Arc Strategic Development Manager – Mid Sussex District Council



The Northern Arc is currently one of the largest development projects in the country.  It will expand Burgess Hill by a third and will include 3,500 homes, new schools, neighbourhood centres, a new employment area, a new outdoor sports centre along with an extensive network of cycle routes and open spaces.

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Inspire the Next Generation / Empower your Organisation

14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

Join us to hear from Paul Scrivens – Commercial Director – LoveLocalJobs.com / LoveLocalJobsFoundation CIC

The barriers between young people and their potential have never been higher on account of the pandemic. Business leaders should be mindful that 2/3 of employees are feeling disengaged. Your business and people could be re-energised by supporting your local next generation, whilst strengthening your reputation.

Why should you attend this webinar?


You will better understand a tangible, ready-made, and award-winning model for achieving the following: -


Providing unique, engaging, and developmental experiences for your people
Strengthening the awareness and reputation of your organisation by making a positive social impact within the communities you serve
Building relationships with local schools, next generations of talent and more diverse and inclusive pools of future employees




All whilst helping to enhance the qualities needed for young people to be more employable and successful in life.


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Transitioning to a New Work Environment

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for our next virtual Digital Technology Forum which will focus on transitioning to a new work environment.

The event will focus on how digital has impacted the way we work, how we interact and collaborate as well as how we deal with more people working from home.

Guest speakers will be announced shortly.

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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.




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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.


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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 Rother District Council over the coming years.

Guest Speaker

Ben Hook - Head of Service - Acquisitions, Transformation and Regen

Ben is currently leading the Rother District Council development and regeneration strategy.

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.


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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



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