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Brexit Conference - Business Preparedness: Where Are We Now?

Event Information:

Type: Information and Policy

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

Business Preparedness: Where Are We Now?

Although the UK government has been preparing for Brexit since the 2016 EU referendum, there is still much to do.

This year’s Brexit Conference will review what sweeping changes 1/1/21 will bring for UK businesses, what measures can be taken to prepare for those changes, and, delve into what future trading conditions might look like. With all the latest updates, tips and take-aways this year’s Conference is a must for all those looking to continue, or prepare, to trade overseas.

With a host of live streamed webinar sessions, keynote speakers and case studies, this virtual Conference is a must for:

  • Businesses who trade internationally
  • Customs agents and anyone within the business who is responsible for getting and completing the correct export documentation
  • Personnel who administer the documentation, sales, purchasing, despatch, logistics, Freight Forwarders and companies embarking into the export world


9am - 9.10am


Welcome and Opening Address: Scott Knowles, Chief Executive, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)


9.10am - 9.30am


The Devils in the Detail: Simon Hart, International and Knowledge Management Partner, RSM UK

A lively up to date overview of the imminent changes and what the future trading conditions may look like for East Midlands businesses. 


9.30am - 9.50am


Creating Prepared Businesses - Case Studies & Q&A

Chaired by Chris Hobson, Director of Policy & External Affairs, East Midlands Chamber

This session will review how different sectors have taken the lead and prepared their business ahead of 1/1/21.


9.50am - 10am




10am - 10.45am


Workshops – Choice of 6 presentations

More detail to follow


10.45am - 10.55am




10.55am - 11.40am


Workshops – Choice of 6 presentations

  • Keith Robe, Cusdec: AEO and HMRC Update

  • TBC: Routes to Export Markets

  • TBC: Standards Certification and the CE Mark

  • Professor Bart McCarthy, University of Nottingham: Effective Supplier Collaboration

  • David Pearson, East Midlands Chamber: Chamber Customs Offer

  • Thalej Vasishta, Paragon Law – HR Implications 

More detail to follow




Conference Closes


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