The Centre for Brexit Studies invites you to attend its annual conference to hear from key speakers from the world of academia, business and politics, in addition to promoting our own latest research findings.
Friday 16th March 2018
9.00 - 9.30 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
9.30 - 9.45 - Welcome and Intro Prof de Ruyter, Chair Annual Conference
9.45-10.45 - Prof Alex de Ruyter (CBS) and Rebecca Semmens-Wheeler (CBS), "Findings from the CBS Roadshow: understanding the perceptions of voters in rural and regional England on Brexit"
11.15-12pm Keynote Speaker; Prof Patrick Minford, Applied Economics, Cardiff Uni, former adviser Margaret Thatcher
12.00 - 12.15 COFFEE
12.15-1.30pm: Panel Discussion Vicky Pryce, Economist; Anthea McIntyre MEP, John Mills, Labour Leave Economist, Saqib Bhatti, VP Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, President Asian Business Chamber of Commerce; Gerard Lyons, Economist; Sir Mark Boleat
LUNCH: 1.30- 2.30pm
2.30-3.15pm Keynote Speaker; Prof Vernon Bogdanor
3.15 - 3.45pm Thomas Cole, Head of Policy & Research, Open Britain
3.45 - 4.00pm COFFEE
4.00 - 4.30pm Bernard Jenkin MP
4.30 - 5.00pm Paul Forrest, Director West Midlands Economic Forum: "Regional Perspectives".
5.00 - 5.30pm James Roscoe, Director of Communications, Department of Exiting the European Union (DExEU)
5.30 - 5.40pm Summary and Close - Prof de Ruyter
6.00 - 7.30pm Evening Reception
Saturday 17th March 2018
8.45 - 9.00AM COFFEE & REGISTRATION
9.00 - 10.30am CBS Panel Presenters Dr Stefania Paladini (CBS), Dr Ewan Kirk (CBS) and Dr Arantza Gomez Arana (CBS), 'Economic security and Brexit'. Chaired by Dr Alexandros Psychogios
10.30 - 11.00am Anastassia Beliakova, Head of Trade Policy, British Chamber of Commerce 'Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities for Business'
11.00 - 11.15 COFFEE
11.15 - 12.00 Anna Soubry MP
12.00 - 12.30 Charlotte Galpin, University of Birmingham
12.30 - 1.00pm Beverley Neilsen
1.00 - 1.30pm Summary and Close Prof Alex de Ruyter
Further information on the event and the speakers taking part can be found at: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/centre-for-brexit-studies/news-and-events/annual-conference-2018