BREXIT conference

Crunch time for Northern Ireland

Wednesday 18th April 2018 • Titanic Belfast

Conference Programme

Chairman’s welcome and introduction:
David Carson, Partner,
Deloitte
  • 09.00

Brexit: Implications for Northern Ireland
David Phinnemore, Professor of European Politics, Queen’s University Belfast

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Seeing through the chaos of Brexit
Janan Ganesh, Commentator, Financial Times

Exploring future customs arrangements
Donna Hemphill, Senior Manager, Global Trade Advisory, Deloitte

UK’s future trading options post Brexit
Allie Renison, Head of Europe & Trade Policy, Institute of Directors, London

Question & answer session / Panel discussion

MORNING COFFEE / NETWORKING BREAK
  • 11.00

Ireland unplugged? What does Brexit mean for the Irish energy sector
Richard Murphy, Partner, Pinsent Masons

Post-Brexit trade agreements and devolution
Federico Lupo-pasini, Lecturer, Queen's University Belfast

How can Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry continue to grow post Brexit?
Declan Billington, Chair, Northern Ireland Food & Drink Association & CEO, Thompsons

Cross-border trade and supply chain linkages
Mark Sterritt, Brexit Manager, InterTradeIreland

Question & answer session / Panel discussion


POLITICAL PANEL DISCUSSION

...
Arlene Foster
MLA, DUP (invited)
...
Colum Eastwood
MLA, SDLP
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Naomi Long
MLA, Alliance
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Michelle O’Neill
MLA, Sinn Féin
...
Steve Aiken
MLA, Ulster Unionist Party

  • 11.30
Networking lunch
  • 13.00
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