Liam Fox to speak at EEF National Manufacturing Conference 2018

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International Trade Secretary Liam Fox will be a keynote political speaker at this year’s EEF National Manufacturing Conference in London.

Fox will map out Britain’s global positioning and speak about the work government is undertaking to secure alternative trade deals for the UK in the coming years.

During his presentation at this year’s conference “Global Britain: Change, Opportunity, Growth”, he will also take questions from EEF delegates on what British manufacturing and engineering need from Brexit, and drill down into Government’s solutions to trade mechanisms and issues.

Other high-profile speakers have been lined up, including Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader, Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at The Financial Times, alongside Business Secretary Greg Clark.

Key themes up for debate include the smart energy revolution, coping with a post-Brexit workforce and trading with the EU. With the ever-increasing threat to business from cyber-attack, Ewan Lawson, cybersecurity expert from RUSI will chair an interactive session.

EEF chief Stephen Phipson, says: “With Brexit on the horizon, our conference comes at a critical time for industry, which has a key role to play in ensuring that post-Brexit Britain is a success.

“This conference provides an important platform for industry and Government to work together and to hear what politicians across all political parties are thinking. Government departments across the Brexit agenda must continue to work hand in hand with industry in order to drive forward as we form the post-Brexit landscape for our sector.”

The event takes place on 20 February.