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23 Sep 2020 - 1494696600

9:00 am to 9:00 am

Global Birmingham – Beyond Brexit

The Centre for Brexit Studies annual conference, ‘Global Birmingham – Beyond Brexit’ will discuss the region post-Brexit. Topics include 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.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Anand Menon, director, UK in a Changing Europe
  • Professor David Bailey, senior fellow, UK in a Changing Europe
  • Professor Alex de Ruyter, director, Centre for Brexit Studies
  • Sir Vince Cable, former leader of the Liberal Democrats and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2010 to 2015
  • Professor Julian Beer, deputy Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University
  • Paul Faulkner, chief executive, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
  • Jack Dromey, MP for Birmingham Erdington
  • Beverley Nielsen, director, Institute for Design & Economic Acceleration, Institute of Design and Economic Acceleration, at Birmingham City University
  • Vicky Pryce, economist and business consultant
  • David Grady, chief financial officer, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • Professor John Harris, associate Dean research, Glasgow School for Business and Society
  • Liam Byrne, MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill, and Labour candidate for West Midlands Mayor
  • Dr Nicholas Wise, reader in International Urban Change, Faculty of Business and Law at Liverpool John Moores University.
  • Amanda Lowe, founder and MD, Story Comms
  • Professor Calvin Jones, deputy Dean for Public Value and External Relations, Cardiff Business School.
  • Ian Henry, owner and Managing Director of AutoAnalysis
  • Dr Steven McCabe, associate professor, Institute of Design and Economic Acceleration
  • Lindi Mngaza, director and founder of Explode Social Media
  • Tom Leeson, automotive industry specialist, OpenText
  • Rachel Eade MBE, transport manufacturing specialist
  • Dr Leslie Budd, reader in Social Enterprise at The Open University
  • John Clancy, former Leader of Birmingham City Council
  • Shishank Shishank, senior lecturer in Operations Management, Birmingham City University.
  • Jude Thompson, Black Country Chamber President
  • Henrietta Brearley, director of Policy and Strategic Relationships, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

The conference takes place online on 23 September from 09:00 – 17:00. Sign up here.



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