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Sharing key industry webinars and virtual workshops to support your business

SpeakEasy will share upcoming webinars and virtual workshops to help support the businesses behind the interior design industry and keep our community learning and connecting online through a series of digital tools and communications.

During these uncertain times, it is crucial businesses remain alert and agile to build resilience and mitigate the impact on future operations.

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Upcoming Business Webinars:

If you’re interested in registering to any of the below webinars, log in to SBIDPro

GB–EU Border Formalities: get ready for the end of the Transition Period

15 December 

As part of the preparations towards the end of the Transition Period, the British Embassy in Athens with support of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites business and representatives who are interested or involved in the export or import of goods to Great Britain to meet with representatives of the British Government.

The UK Border and Protocol Delivery Group (BPDG) will deliver the GB – EU Border Formalities Day, a special online event, which will cover border formalities between the EU and Great Britain at the end of the Transition Period. This will be an opportunity to speak directly to expert British officials from HMRC (customs), DEFRA (agriculture and food), DFT (transport), BEIS (business) and other key departments on issues relating to trade with Great Britain and to find out about the latest preparations.

Webinar for exporters – Prepare your business for January 2021

17 December | 10.30am-11.30am

The UK has left the EU and is leaving the EU single market and customs union so it’s important for UK businesses to understand the new trading rules which will come into effect. Join for updates on DIT policy areas:

  • The UK’s Global Tariff for imports
  • Free Trade Agreements – Continuity Agreements
  • Generalised Scheme of Preferences
  • Government Procurement Agreement
  • Exports of Dual use items from GB to EU and Dual use licences
  • Trade Remedies
  • Market Access Barriers
  • Sources of Transition guidance and support
  • DIT services and support

Last chance to understand the new trading rules from 1 January 2021

17 December | 10.30am-12.00pm

This free webinar will focus on  changes that businesses need to be aware of when trading with EU and non-EU countries from 1 January 2021, including the UK’s Global Tariff on imports, Trade Agreements, Generalised Scheme of Preferences, Trade Remedies and the Government Procurement Agreement. Guest speakers will present on custom and border changes and goods regulations and UKCA/CE marking. In this webinar, you’ll hear from:

• Duncan Adams, Deputy Director, EITA and ESIF Programme Team, UK Regions, Department for International Trade (DIT)
• Graham Zebedee, Director, Continuity Negotiations and Development, Department for International Trade (DIT)
• Benedict Lucken, Trade and Investment Negotiations Directorate, Business Readiness Team Leader, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
• Simon Dadd, Team Leader, Business Readiness Unit, Border & Protocol Delivery Group (BPDG)

Intellectual property training course: IP Masterclass

12 – 14 January | 9.30am-4.30pm

Learn about intellectual property from the Intellectual Property Office experts who register and grant trade marks, designs and patents, and advise government on copyright issues. The 3-day classroom based course will enable you to develop a detailed understanding of all aspects of IP and its relationship with business, culture and the economy. You will also develop sound practical skills you can apply to a business environment. You will learn about:

  • Protecting and defending your own IP – at home and abroad
  • Searching trade mark, design and patent registers
  • The role of the IP attorney and when to seek professional advice
  • Understanding other people’s IP and how to avoid trouble

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