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International Trade Executive Programme 2012-2013

According to a recent study of Accenture, there is a greater shortage of managers with international business skills than engineers. The reason is obvious: doing business in an international environment is complex: companies may face different kinds of obstacles (dealing with a variety of completely different regulatory frameworks, overcoming cultural barriers, managing financial risks, etc.). Hence, companies need their people to master specific sets of skills to succeed in international business.

Therefore, the International Business Institute (IBI) – which is an initiative of ICC Belgium and Belgian Chambers – developed together with the Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies (BICCS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and ICHEC Entreprise, the International Trade Executive Programme.

This programme has been designed to meet in particular the needs of executives, who have to cope with complex challenges arising in an international environment. It will give the participant the opportunity for a deep understanding of the international trade technique, risks and opportunities. The programme aims in particular at:

  • Export managers, international procurement and supply-chain managers, in-house counsels, export finance managers and chief financial officers who come across international trade issues (import, transit, export) in their daily activities;
  • Business lawyers and consultants (junior and senior) involved with international trade seeking to expand, improve or refresh their knowledge concerned;
  • Civil servants from specialised public agencies;
  • Business federations and professional organizations, such as chambers of commerce, who regularly have to deal with situations involving international trade issues.

The programme covers a full academic year, starting on the 12th of October 2012 and ending on the 17th of May 2013. The course is organized on Friday afternoons.

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