The Centre for Brexit Studies Annual Conference returns to Birmingham for its third year in April. This year, we’ll be focusing on the West Midlands beyond Brexit, looking at topics such as the Commonwealth Games, HS2, Manufacturing and the future of the region in a post-Brexit landscape. The event will bring together a wide range of speakers, industry experts and big names from across the West Midlands and the UK.
The Conference, titled ‘Global Birmingham – Beyond Brexit’ will discuss the region post-Brexit, thanks to a variety of guest speakers, panel debates and insightful talks. The event will also offer brilliant networking opportunities with academics and business professionals throughout the day and the chance to get involved, as well as the opportunity to find out more about the Centre for Brexit Studies and our research.
Confirmed speakers and panel members for the conference include Sir Vince Cable, former leader of the Liberal Democrats and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2010 to 2015, and Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London in the United Kingdom and Director of UK in a Changing Europe.
The line-up also includes Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, Professor Geoff Whittam, Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, Professor David Bailey, Professor of Industrial Strategy at University of Birmingham, Jack Dromey, MP for Birmingham Erdington, Beverley Nielsen, Liberal Democrat Candidate for West Midlands Mayor, Vicky Pryce, Economist, as well as Centre for Brexit Studies Director Professor Alex de Ruyter and the Centre’s academics, with many more names to be announced. Scroll down to see the agenda for the day.
Lunch will be provided for all event delegates, as will refreshments throughout the day.
To attend this event, you must be registered. This event is FREE to attend.
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Centre for Brexit Studies Annual Conference 2020: Global Birmingham – Beyond Brexit agenda:
9.00 – Coffee and Networking
9.20am – Welcome from Professor Alex de Ruyter, Director of Centre for Brexit Studies
9.30am – Keynote Speech: Julian Beer, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University
9.45am – Panel Discussion: Sport and Regeneration post-Brexit – the Commonwealth Games
10.45am – Coffee Break
11am – Keynote Speech: Sir Vince Cable, former leader of the Liberal Democrats and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2010 to 2015
11.30am – Panel Discussion: Manufacturing – The impact on the region
12.30pm – Lunch
1.30pm – Keynote Speech: Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London in the United Kingdom and Director of UK in a Changing Europe
2pm – Panel Discussion: HS2 – On the right track?
3pm – Coffee Break
3.15pm – Panel Discussion: Future of the West Midlands – Entering a new era
4.15pm – Keynote Speech: Professor Alex de Ruyter, Director of Centre for Brexit Studies
4.45pm – End
Keep your eyes peeled for updates on speakers, panel discussions and more. We look forward to welcoming you to our Conference!
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