Events

NECC has an established calendar of business and networking events in the North East that offer business development opportunities for our membership and events sponsors.

The events programme is designed to cover the entire region and to provide practical benefits to every kind of business. The members who make the most of the networking events schedule can demonstrate that the programme on its own will give them the return they are looking for. It's the strong advantage of being part of the leading business membership organisation in the North East.

If you are interested in finding out about events organised by NECC members please click here to visit our Member News and Events section.

If you would like to promote your NECC member event please send details of your event, in word format only, to submissions@necc.co.uk

Please note: only information sent in word format will be considered for publishing

Is your company ready to invest overseas?

Date:
30-09-2014 9:30 am
End Date:
30-09-2014 2:00 pm
Cut off date:
29-09-2014
Price:
Free


 

For many businesses successfully exporting, there comes a time when investing in an overseas market is the logical next step. However, such a decision should not be just an extension of an export strategy, but based on thorough research and a well thought-through investment strategy.

 

 

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Opportunity Arabia 11

Date:
02-10-2014 8:30 am
End Date:
02-10-2014 4:00 pm
Cut off date:
01-10-2014
Price:
£75.00


Radisson Blu - Edinburgh

Opportunity Arabia is a one-day multi-sector conference held by the Middle East Association. It is the ideal platform for SMEs to explore the valuable opportunities on offer in Saudi Arabia; to learn the practical considerations of the market place; and to enjoy high-level networking with senior executives.
 
Presentations from expert speakers with commercial and political experience offer detailed insights into how to conduct business in Saudi Arabia. Sir Alan Munro KCMG, former HM Ambassador to Saudi Arabia will chair proceedings, and confirmed speakers include:
 
•         Sir John Jenkins KCMG, HM Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
•         Omar Bahlaiwa, Secretary General, SCIT
•         Basil Ghalayini, Chairman and CEO, BMG Group
•         Caroline O’Halloran, CEO Middle East, Hyder Consulting
•         Ghadar Subaie, Executive Director General, SAGIA
•         John Davie, Chairman, Altra Capital
•         Dr Karen Wilson, Director, Odyssey Consulting
 
Further speakers will be announced shortly.
 
The programme is designed to examine the variety of business opportunities available, including: offshore oil, petrochemicals, education and training, healthcare, mining, alternative energy. The presentations will also look at the position of women in business and offer some case studies on how to establish a presence in this challenging yet highly rewarding market.

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Access India Market Visit

Date:
06-10-2014 9:00 am
End Date:
11-10-2014 5:00 pm




India has carried out a slow but steady programme of economic openness since the early 1990s, which is set to accelerate with the new Modi government and its recently unveiled programme for further rapid reforms aimed at creating jobs and boosting foreign investment.

After a growth of 4.8% in 2013, the World Bank forecasts that India will grow by over 6% in the next 2 years and 7% in 2016

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HR Knowledge - Legislation Update

Date:
07-10-2014 9:15 am
End Date:
07-10-2014 11:30 am
Cut off date:
07-10-2014
Available place:
3
Price:
Free



HR legislation is regularly introduced and amended making it important for those responsible for employee management to keep up to date.

This event will take place at NECC, Durham

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Seeing through the Clouds - interactive breakfast seminar in association with Atlas Cloud and Brewin Dolphin

Date:
08-10-2014 8:00 am
End Date:
08-10-2014 10:00 am
Price:
Free

To help businesses understand and overcome the mysteries and fears of the cloud, the specialist operator Atlas Cloud, together with Brewin Dolphin and NECC, are hosting an interactive breakfast session to discuss the possibilities and advantages of taking your business into the cloud.

Customs Compliance, Processes and Documentation

Date:
09-10-2014 9:30 am
End Date:
09-10-2014 4:00 pm
Price:
£285.00

This course is designed to increase delegates’ understanding of customs procedures.  It explains in detail your obligations and responsibilities to HMRC.  It is essential for those companies which may have just undergone a customs audit and have discovered that they may have customs compliance issues.  Similarly, those companies which are about to undergo a customs audit will find this course invaluable.

Price £285 (+VAT) (NECC Global Members £235 +VAT)

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Willow Wednesday

Date:
22-10-2014 8:00 am
End Date:
22-10-2014 10:00 am
Price:
£5.00

Make time to develop new connections, support a great charity and the NECC at Willow Wednesday Networking, it will be great to see you at this not-for-profit networking event in South Cramlington where you will see our local representative Les Dixon.

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Durham Oktoberfest 2014

Date:
23-10-2014 9:00 am
End Date:
23-10-2014 4:30 pm
Price:
Free

Durham Oktoberfest 2014 - The North East's Premier Engineering and Manufacturing Show

Are you in the engineering or manufacturing business? Do not miss your chance to be part of the North East's biggest Engineering and Manufacturing exhibition.

This Exhibition will be held at The Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe

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Export Procedures and Documentation

Date:
23-10-2014 9:30 am
End Date:
23-10-2014 4:30 pm
Price:
£285.00

This Training Course is for shipping department, personnel; freight forwarders; export sales managers and staff; management trainees; logistics staff; finance personnel.

Price £285 (+VAT) (NECC Global Members £235 +VAT)

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The NECC Exchange

Date:
04-11-2014 11:00 am
End Date:
04-11-2014 2:00 pm
Cut off date:
03-11-2014
Available place:
77
Price:
Free
 
At this Networking Lunch members are invited in a round table setting to share successes, challenges and ideas with ample opportunity to mix and mingle before and after the event. Delegates can also network around a mini-expo.

The is the NECC’s flagship networking event encouraging an exchange of experiences, ideas and offers between members; intertwined with multiple opportunities to network and build new contacts.

This event will be held at Holiday Inn Darlington A1 Scotch Corner

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NECC Tyne and Northumberland Annual Dinner 2014

Date:
06-11-2014 6:30 pm
End Date:
06-11-2014 12:00 pm
Cut off date:
23-10-2014
Price:
£1,250.00


Just 20 tickets remaining - book now to avoid dissapointment!


Join us for one of the key events in the North East business calendar - the Tyne & Northumberland Annual Dinner; a prestigious evening celebrating North East business.

Attendance at NECC Dinners delivers a strong statement, displaying your continued support of the North East business community; it is the perfect opportunity to network, mingle and entertain at the drinks and canapé reception and after official proceedings close. NECC prides itself on delivering an engaging and entertaining programme of prestigious, celebratory Dinners across the North East each year.

Your business export strategy fact or fiction?

Date:
11-11-2014 2:40 pm
End Date:
11-11-2014 3:20 pm

Panel discussion will be chaired by Nynzi Maung, International Market Development Executive, of the NECC's the Access Programme

To Register: www.exploreexport.ukti.gov.uk/newcastle.aspx

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De-risking your export finance

Date:
12-11-2014 8:30 am
End Date:
12-11-2014 1:15 pm
Cut off date:
11-11-2014
Available place:
20
Price:
Free


One of the major obstacles to businesses even considering exporting - is the fear of not being paid by an overseas client.

However, with good planning of working capital through harnessing and utilising effectively existing support and funding: understanding the range of negotiable export paymnet options; and knowing where  to go for external funding; there's no reason why getting paid by an overseas client should be any riskier than getting paid by another UK company. 

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Linking Business with Education

Date:
13-11-2014 8:30 am
End Date:
13-11-2014 12:00 pm

Since September 2012, schools have been legally responsible for securing access to independent and impartial careers guidance for all of their students in years 9 to 11. In September 2013, OFSTED published the survey ‘Going in the right direction?’ found that only 1 in 5 schools were effective in ensuring that all of its year 9 – 11 students were receiving the level of information, advice and guidance they need to support decision making. The survey went on to describe that links between careers guidance and local employment opportunities were weak, with too few schools using partnerships with local employers, LEP’s and other organisations.

Import Procedures and Documentation

Date:
13-11-2014 9:30 am
End Date:
13-11-2014 4:00 pm
Cut off date:
27-11-2013
Available place:
12
Price:
£285.00

This Training Course is for Import Directors and managers; shipping department and import personnel; freight forwarders; purchasing and procurement department managers and employees; management trainees; operations/logistics staff.

Price £285 (+VAT) (NECC Global Members £235 +VAT)

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NECC Local

Date:
13-11-2014 5:00 pm
End Date:
13-11-2014 7:00 pm
Cut off date:
12-11-2014
Available place:
39
Price:
Free

Join your local NECC membership advisor Les Dixon at this local information and networking session. You will also meet with other businesses within your area.

This event will be held at Hexham, Northumberland - Venue TBC

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North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2014

Date:
14-11-2014 6:00 pm
End Date:
15-11-2014 1:00 am

It's that time of year again, and we're looking for The North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2014!

The North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, the annual event that recognises, rewards and promotes achievement of women in business in the North East.

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North East Expo

Date:
19-11-2014 9:00 am
End Date:
19-11-2014 4:00 pm
Cut off date:
18-11-2014
Price:
Free

The next North East Expo takes place on 19 November at Newcastle Falcons.  As usual the expo will feature some great seminars, a full line up of local companies exhibiting and a great opportunity to network with other local businesses. 
You can attend the event for FREE by registering your place at www.northeastexpo.co.uk.
FREE parking, FREE seminars, FREE networking

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Access Brazil Market Visit

Date:
24-11-2014 9:00 am
End Date:
28-11-2014 5:00 pm

Brazil is currently very much in the news, with the World Cup currently underway, to be followed by the 2016 Olympics. But aside from global sporting events, Brazil is an important export destination with the 6th largest economy in GDP terms ($2.2 trillion) and a broad and sophisticated industrial base.

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Willow Wednesday

Date:
26-11-2014 8:00 am
End Date:
26-11-2014 10:00 am
Price:
£5.00

Make time to develop new connections, support a great charity and the NECC at Willow Wednesday Networking, it will be great to see you at this not-for-profit networking event in South Cramlington where you will see our local representative Les Dixon.

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Export Procedures and Documentation

Date:
26-11-2014 9:30 am
End Date:
26-11-2014 4:30 pm
Price:
£285.00

This Training Course is for shipping department, personnel; freight forwarders; export sales managers and staff; management trainees; logistics staff; finance personnel.

Price £285 (+VAT) (NECC Global Members £235 +VAT)

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The NECC Exchange

Date:
27-11-2014 11:00 am
End Date:
27-11-2014 2:00 pm
Cut off date:
26-11-2014
Available place:
78
Price:
Free

At this Networking Lunch members are invited in a round table setting to share successes, challenges and ideas with ample opportunity to mix and mingle before and after the event. Delegates can also network around a mini-expo.

The is the NECC’s flagship networking event encouraging an exchange of experiences, ideas and offers between members; intertwined with multiple opportunities to network and build new contacts.

This event will be held at Ramside Hall Hotel Durham

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The NECC Christmas Exchange

Date:
03-12-2014 11:00 am
End Date:
03-12-2014 2:00 pm
Cut off date:
02-12-2014
Available place:
93
Price:
Free

A Networking Lunch with a Christmas theme. Members are invited in a round table setting to share successes, challenges and ideas with ample opportunity to mix and mingle before and after the event. Delegates can also network around a mini-expo.

This event will be held at Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle

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Willow Wednesday

Date:
17-12-2014 8:00 am
End Date:
17-12-2014 10:00 am
Price:
£5.00

Make time to develop new connections, support a great charity and the NECC at Willow Wednesday Networking, it will be great to see you at this not-for-profit networking event in South Cramlington where you will see our local representative Les Dixon.

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Contact NECC

North East Chamber of Commerce
Aykley Heads Business Park
Durham
DH1 5TS
Tel: 0300 303 6322 

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