Key Points
  • Negotiating Prosperity: Consequences of Future Models of Trade with Europe
  • New Horizons: Getting British Goods to New Markets
  • Selling "Made in Britain": Marketing Tactics for Global Leadership
Guest of Honour

Angus MacNeil MP Chair, International Trade Committee (subject to parliamentary business)

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Overview
Coming six months on from the International Trade Committee’s report into trading options after 2019, this forum convenes to facilitate the ever important dialogue between British businesses and the Government as we undergo immense constitutional and economic change.

Policymakers, business leaders, academics, diplomats, and trade representatives alike will engage in a timely debate, assessing the models of trade available to us post-Brexit, the nature of a deal with Europe, what Theresa May’s “no deal” scenario looks like, and how global Britain can be by 2019.

Focusing specifically on trade in goods, this morning session will facilitate dynamic debate on balancing the overall strategy and political aims of central government, enabling ease of market access and competitiveness for businesses, and achieving inclusive economic sustainability.

Negotiating Prosperity: Consequences of Future Models of Trade with Europe
This panel will tackle the biggest questions that are hovering over our negotiations with the European Union. Panellists will investigate the work being done by the Departments of International Trade and Exiting the European Union, and assess the models of trade available for Britain: EEA or EFTA membership, membership and access to the single market, the customs union, and what trading on WTO rules – the “no deal” scenario – would actually look like. Who benefits most from each model, which sectors will be hardest hit, and how do we successfully manage change so British productivity, competitiveness, and growth don’t take a hit?

New Horizons: Getting British Goods to New Markets
Following on from the previous panel, speakers will now address our future trading relationships beyond Europe: how the deal we reached with the EU will impact our balance of trade, and capabilities of seeking Free Trade Agreements with no-EU states; which markets we prioritise for trade, and the ability of the Government to begin talks before our exit date. Businesses will advise policymakers on which models benefit or damage their access to foreign materials, and the price of exports.

Selling ‘Made in Britain’: Marketing Tactics for Global Leadership
With Theresa May’s Government dedicated to promoting the Global Britain brand, we will assess here the potential need for domestic reforms in order to achieve the Government’s stated goals, or the desires of the business community; the work of marketing and diplomacy will play in both increasing ease of importing foreign goods and services and persuading other markets to Buy British. Why should foreign markets be interested in what Britain sells?

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Coffee, and Networking

 

09:00 - 09:05
Chair and Policy-UK's Welcome Remarks

 

09:05 - 09:45
Negotiating Prosperity: Consequences of Future Models of Trade with Europe

 
This panel will tackle the biggest questions that are hovering over our negotiations with the European Union. Panellists will investigate the work being done by the Departments of International Trade and Exiting the European Union, and assess the models of trade available for Britain: EEA or EFTA membership, membership and access to the single market, the customs union, and what trading on WTO rules – the “no deal” scenario – would actually look like. Who benefits most from each model, which sectors will be hardest hit, and how do we successfully manage change so British productivity, competitiveness, and growth don’t take a hit? 

Speakers

Anastassia Beliakova Head of Trade Policy, British Chambers of Commerce

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Dr Sangeeta Khorana Professor of Economics, Business School, Faculty of Management Bournemouth University

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Prof. Patrick Minford Professor of Applied Economics; Member, Economists for Free Trade

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09:45 - 10:05
Keynote Address

 
To be confirmed

10:05 - 10:45
New Horizons: Getting British Goods to New Markets

 
Following on from the previous panel, speakers will now address our future trading relationships beyond Europe: how the deal we reached with the EU will impact our balance of trade, and capabilities of seeking Free Trade Agreements with no-EU states; which markets we prioritise for trade, and the ability of the Government to begin talks before our exit date. Businesses will advise policymakers on which models benefit or damage their access to foreign materials, and the price of exports. 

10:45 - 10:50
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

10:50 - 11:15
Refreshments and Networking Break

 

11:15 - 11:20
Chair's Welcoming Back Remarks

 

11:15 - 11:45
Keynote Address

 

Speakers

Dr Catherine Raines Director General, International Trade and Investment, Department for International Trade

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11:45 - 12:25
Selling ‘Made in Britain’: Marketing Tactics for Global Leadership

 
With Theresa May’s Government dedicated to promoting the Global Britain brand, we will assess here the potential need for domestic reforms in order to achieve the Government’s stated goals, or the desires of the business community; the work of marketing and diplomacy will play in both increasing ease of importing foreign goods and services and persuading other markets to Buy British. Why should foreign markets be interested in what Britain sells?

12:25 - 12:55
The Future of International Trade

 

Speakers

Angus MacNeil MP Chair, International Trade Committee (subject to parliamentary business)

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair and Policy-UK's Concluding Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Anastassia Beliakova Head of Trade Policy, British Chambers of Commerce

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Charlie Elphicke MP Author, 'Ready on Day One'

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Dr Sangeeta Khorana Professor of Economics, Business School, Faculty of Management Bournemouth University

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Angus MacNeil MP Chair, International Trade Committee (subject to parliamentary business)

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Prof. Patrick Minford Professor of Applied Economics; Member, Economists for Free Trade

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Dr Catherine Raines Director General, International Trade and Investment, Department for International Trade

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Richard Collin Head of European and National Policy Standards Policy, British Standards Institution

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Venue details

Central London


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