As Brexit negotiations pick up pace, EEF is hosting the fourth in a series of its Brexit Roadshows, providing manufacturers with expert insight and practical guidance on Brexit and its implications for the sector. With less than 6 months to go until exit day, delegates will hear from EEF's leadership and members, regional leaders in business and politics, Government representatives and officials, in addition to being provided with the latest research and analysis to ensure that the sector reaps the benefits from its new relationship with Europe and the rest of the world.

Time

Activity

Spokespeople

Detail

9.30

Arrival and registration

10.00

Introduction

Richard Rumbelow

Europe Policy Adviser

EEF

Welcome and brief introduction from EEF

10.05

Morning Keynote: Preparing for Brexit

Jill Rutter

Brexit Programme Director

Institute for Government

10.50

Presentation: Key challenges for manufacturers

Tim Thomas

Director of Employment and Skills Policy

EEF

EEF expert presentation on key challenges for members on migration and skills.

Followed by Q&A session with the audience

11.20

Short break

11.30

Presentation: Building manufacturing confidence

James Dowler

Deputy Director, Stakeholder Engagement

DExEU

12.00

Lunch

12.45

Panel session: Challenges and opportunities for manufacturers

Stephen Booth

Director of Policy and Research

Open Europe

Christian Spence

Head of Future Economies Analytics

Manchester Metropolitan University

David Rogers

Deputy Director

EU Exit Programme Directorate, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Naomi Clayton

Policy and Research Manager

Centre for Cities

Chair: Hilary Douglas

Head of Corporate Affairs

EEF

Panel discussion with Brexit experts and business people to discuss the challenges of Brexit for the private sector and policymakers.

Followed by short Q&A session with the audience.

14.00

Short break

14.15

Presentation: Key challenges for manufacturers

Namali MacKay

EEF expert presentation on key challenges for members on trade.

Followed by Q&A session with the audience

15:00

Closing remarks

Tim Thomas

Director of Employment and Skills Policy

EEF

Closing remarks and summary of the session from EEF’s Director of Employment and Skills Policy.