Go International Day 2024: Best practices of operating internationally – all in one place!

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High-level keynotes, individual Business2Advisors meetings with market experts and 9 Directors from the Luxembourg Trade and Invest Offices, 6 practical seminars, 7 stands featuring services and best practices of selling abroad:  the Chamber of Commerce hosted the second edition of its Go International Day on 24 June with more than 200 participants. The event was open to all Luxembourgish companies, from start-ups and SMEs to big and already international players.

Operating abroad from Luxembourg should not be complicated, as there is the whole network of useful contacts in Luxembourg and abroad that is available to help - this was one of the main messages conveyed at the opening ceremony in the presence of H.R.H. the Crown Prince of Luxembourg,  Xavier Bettel, Vice Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Carlo Thelen, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce.

As Carlo Thelen pointed out: “Since its announcement in 2016, the Luxembourg Trade & Invest strategy transformed Foreign Trade into a collaborative and efficient endeavor among various partners who work closely and efficiently. This strategy shows a cohesive network at all levels, united in the common goal of advancing our economy and bolstering our companies across all aspects of international engagement.” Additionally, he has expressed his gratitude to H.R.H. the Crown Prince and Xavier Bettel for their participation in trade missions and fairs. To highlight a few notable occasions this year, recent Official Mission to Japan, the State Visit to Belgium or the National Pavilion at VivaTech Fair in Paris have been mentioned.

Following the opening ceremony, the programme of the event was composed with 6 workshops addressing key aspects of foreign trade: 

✔️  How to access international markets using digital marketing tools? With ODL and MontMedia AG.
✔️  Mastering strategic trade control: navigating regulations and compliance for global trade success with OCEIT.
✔️  Free Trade Agreements: are we making the most of it? With the European Commission.
✔️  How to access international markets through trade fair participations? With Maison Moderne, Property Solutions, LIST, WEO and Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
✔️  Ready to forge innovative business partnerships with developing countries? Explore the Business Partnership Facility! With LuxDev and B-Medical Systems.
✔️  World Expo Osaka 2025: How to make the most of it for your business! With Hofstede Insights.

Participants also had a chance to visit and ask their questions at thematic stands, where experts answered the questions regarding EEN, Access2Finance & Single Market, Cluster for Logistics, House of Entrepreneurship, LUXDEV, Trade fairs, World Expo Osaka and OCEIT. These networking opportunities have been also supplemented by 79 individual Business2Advisors meetings with the market advisors and LTIO Directors.

Based on the success of the second edition of the Go International Day, we invite you to note this event in your agendas for 2025.

The International Affairs of the Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with partners of the Luxembourg Trade and Invest Network, supports Luxembourg companies in their international ventures, providing guidance and helping to launch the operations. Regardless the size of the company, there are abundant opportunities for doing business internationally and the Luxembourg network is there to help.  Should you have any specific questions, the Advisors in Luxembourg and the Trade Officers abroad remain at your disposal at the Go International Gateway https://app.connect2business.lu/event/go-international.

Check out our annual agenda: https://www.cc.lu/agenda/gointernational and participate in the Foreign Trade Survey: Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions

Mr. Xavier Bettel, Vice Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade at the Opening Ceremony of the Go International Day
H.R.H. the Crown Prince of Luxembourg with the representatives of the thematic stand OSAKA 2025