Brexit: Implications for Trade
Thursday 11th May 2017
£25.00 + VAT
£25.00 + VAT
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Join us on 11th May to hear from a range of expert speakers about the Brexit process, international trade and potential scenarios for the UKs future trading relationship with the EU and beyond.
Leaving the EU will have far reaching consequences for businesses that trade internationally. But what trading relationships will be affected by Brexit? What is the difference between and ‘Hard Brexit’ and ‘Soft Brexit’? What are WTO rules and how would they affect trade? Come along to our exciting event on 11th May to hear from a range of expert speakers about these topics and more.
What will be covered?
- Brexit & Britains International Trade - Where are we now, what happens next and what trading relationships will be affected?
- Post-Brexit Options for Trade - A summary of alternative trading relationships with the EU & what these could mean for UK businesses (including WTO rules & a look at how countries like Norway and Canada trade with the EU).
- Trade Beyond the EU - Challenges & Opportunities
- Panel discussion chaired by the C&W Brexit Club
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- Anastassia Beliakova
- Senior Trade Policy Manager, British Chambers Of Commerce
Anastassia leads on trade policy: representing the views of Chamber businesses on exporting, trade relations and Brexit to government and other stakeholders. She is also helping develop an international network of British Chambers of Commerce across 40 countries. Prior to the BCC, Anastassia worked in corporate communications at the PR firm Bell Pottinger. She graduated from the University of Oxford with a First Class degree in Modern Languages.
- Mike Walsh
- Course Director for Economics, Coventry University
Mike Walsh is the Academic Course Director for Economics. He has experience working in the insurance industry and has taught in the USA under the Fullbright Exchange Programme. His teaching focuses on the economics of the European Union, and his current research project is assessing the impact the UK referendum to leave the EU on West Midlands industry. Other research centres on the teaching of economics, such as the impact of e-learning and classroom games and experiments in economics.
- Alan Durham
- Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber Of Commerce
Alan joined the Chamber in 1977 from the automotive sector, to help increase the organisation’s international trade activity and to support the Chamber’s various trade committees. The Chamber became one of the most active in international trade promotion, with up to 12 export missions per annum to all parts of the world, plus regular export seminars and training events. In later years, Alan also had responsibility for membership and marketing, Chamber branches and the annual conference. The Chamber’s international trade activity expanded further with the area’s links with China, participation in numerous EU funded trade projects, and close working with the West Midland Chambers International Trade LLP. Alan built up a close relationship with Hong Kong, leading over 40 trade missions to the market, and becoming a board member of the HK-UK Business Partnership. Alan is currently assisting the Chamber with its Brexit support programme.
- Mike Josypenko
- Senior Director for Special Projects, Institute of Export (IOE)
Mike Josypenko has been involved in various aspects of international trade for more than 35 years. Mike is a language graduate, with a background in international freight: Mike has also worked in export sales for UK manufacturers, developing new business streams in Europe and beyond, and dealing with Blue Chip clients, distributors and agents. Most recently, he has worked for a leading trade association, helping companies to expand their export activity, and now works for the Institute of Export, as Senior Director for Special Projects. Mike delivers export training to companies and works as a tutor on the Institute’s professional qualifications programme. Mike possesses a wealth of practical experience in various elements of international trade, including export sales, freight and Customs procedures, regulatory and compliance issues. He has experience of selling into many emerging and growth markets with companies of all sizes and industry sectors.