Brexit and trade

9.00 Registration and coffee

9.30 Welcome and introduction

  • Professor Anand Menon, Director, UK in a Changing Europe

9.35 Keynote

  • Theo Rycroft – Head of the EU Exit Strategy Department in the FCO
  • Professor Anand Menon, Director, UK in a Changing Europe (chair)

10:45 What Transition Deal?

This would include what a transition deal should/would look like and what will the UK be transitioning to.

  • Iain Begg, The UK in a Changing Europe
  • Henry Newman, Open Europe
  • John Springford, Centre for European Reform
  • Iana Dreyer, Borderlex (chair)

12.00 Lunch

12:45 Economic effects of Brexit

Discussion of evidence on implications of alternative scenarios and how the economic consequences might play out over time and across different industries/regions.

  • Philip McCann, University of Sheffield Management School
  • Alison McGovern, MP for Wirral South
  • Thomas Sampson, The UK in a Changing Europe
  • Chair: Evan Davis, Newsnight

13:45 Which trade barriers matter for the UK?

What types of trade barriers are most important for UK firms with an eye to shedding light on priorities for future trade negotiations

  • Swati Dhingra, The UK in a Changing Europe
  • Martin Donnelly, formerly Department for International Trade
  • Chair: Soumaya Keynes, The Economist

14.45 Tea

15:00 Keynote Debate

  • Ian Dunt, Editor, Politics.co.uk
  • David Blake, Cass Business School and Economists for Free Trade
  • Meredith Crowley, Research Leader, UK in Changing Europe & University of Cambridge (chair)

16.00 Deals with non-EU countries

What should be the priorities? How will negotiations with non-EU countries be linked to negotiations with the EU? Can deals with other countries offset lost trade with the EU?

  • Meredith Crowley, The UK in a Changing Europe
  • Julian Jessop, Institute of Economic Affairs
  • Alan Winters, Sussex University
  • Chair: Chris Giles, Financial Times

17:00 End

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