WIG Conference: International Trade

As negotiations between the UK Government and the EU move into the next phase, the need for dialogue between business and government is at an all-time high. Join us on Friday 16 March 2018, as we explore the future of British international trade; examining the trading opportunities within and beyond the EU, the impact of new borders and customs, and the legal implications for businesses both during the transitional period and after.

This one-day conference will bring together key decision makers from across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, with considerable opportunity for Q&A with speakers.

Registration is now open, with the early bird rate of £350+VAT, available until 16 February 2018 for WIG members.

 

 

  • Agenda

    08:15 - 09:00 Registration & Refreshments
    09:00 - 09:05 Welcome Remarks, WIG
    09:05 - 09:10 Host Welcome
    09:10 - 09:35 Interview 
    09:35 - 09:50 Q&A
    09:50 - 10:15 Legal Perspective: Trade Resolution
    10:15 - 10:30 Q&A
    10:30 - 10:50 Refreshment Break
    10:50 - 12:00 Panel Discussion: Trading with the EU post-Brexit
    12:00 - 12:15 Q&A
    12:15 - 13:15 Networking Lunch
    13:15 - 14:25 Panel Discussion: Borders & Customs
    14:25 - 14:40 Q&A
    14:40 - 15:00 Refreshment Break
    15:00 - 16:10 Panel Discussion: Trading Beyond the EU
    16:10 - 16:25 Q&A
    16:25 - 16:45 Keynote Remarks
    16:45 - 17:00 Q&A
    17:00 - 17:05 Closing Remarks
    17:05 - 18:00 Networking Reception

  • Confirmed Speakers
    • Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade
    • Hon Alexander Downer, Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
    • Dr Lorand Bartels, Senior Counsel, Linklaters
    • Karen Betts, Chief Executive, Scotch Whisky Association
    • Tim Morris, Chief Executive, UK Major Ports Group
    • Nick Joicey, Director General for Strategy, EU Exit and Finance, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    • Louis Taylor, Chief Executive, UK Export Finance
    • Rhys Bowen, Director for International Agreements and Trade, Department for Exiting the European Union
    • Mark Johnson, Director, International Freight Forwarding, Kuehne + Nagel
    • Karen Wheeler, Director General, Borders, HM Revenue & Customs

     

  • Pricing

    Member pricing:

    • Super early bird rate £275 + VAT (until 12 Jan 2018)
    • Early bird rate £350 + VAT (until 16 Feb 2018)
    • Standard rate £450 + VAT (from 17 Feb 2018)

    Non-member pricing:

    • Standard non-member rate £550 + VAT

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