As we start 2018, the Brexit negotiation process enters a critical and final phase. Northern Ireland and the Irish border are now central to the final negotiation. The Irish border issue is to be settled before the European Council meeting on 21-22 March 2018.
agendaNi is putting together a high-profile event that will look at the out workings of the deal on the Irish border and on the practical implications for Northern Ireland. The first session of the conference will look at the bigger strategic issues facing all sectors of the Northern Ireland economy. Confirmed speakers to date include a senior representative from the Department for the Economy, Janan Ganesh, Financial Times Commentator, Billy Melo Araujo, former WTO lawyer and Allie Rension, Head of Europe and Trade Policy, IoD London.
In addition to looking at the issues of trade and the Irish border there will be a number of sectoral speakers that will look at the detailed impact of Brexit on key sectors in the Northern Ireland economy, including Richard Murphy, Pinsent Masons on energy and Declan Billington, Thompsons on agri-food.