The Voice of SME's in Engineering


Date/Time: Tuesday 24th October 2017, 2:30 – 5pm
Venue: 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AH

You are invited to attend a free event to explore the impact of Brexit on cross-channel trade and the practical challenges facing the UK economy post-Brexit.

The UK economy is a model based on complex logistics chains, rapid transport of supplies and finished products, and increasingly demanding consumer behaviour. The movement of goods is fundamental to its growth and success and also to the satisfaction of one of the most advanced consumer populations in the world.

The forthcoming separation of the UK from the EU, associated with leaving the Single Market and the Customs Union and the consequent creation of a Free Trade Agreement will inevitably impact on our future model.

Experts from industry, academia and consultancy have combined to propose a detailed view of the realities and challenges facing some of our most critical industries such as food supply, car manufacturing and express delivery to an audience drawn from all sectors of industry, government, media and research.

Please book your place here by Friday 20 October


Introduction - Jonty Bloom, Business Correspondent, BBC News
The Economic footprint of the Channel Tunnel fixed link - Harriet Walker, Assistant Director, Ernst and Young LLP
The importance of logistics costs for international tradeDr Michael Gasiorek, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Sussex and Fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory; Director of InterAnalysis Trade


David Bailey, Professor of Industry, Aston University
Anastassia Beliakova, Head of Trade Policy, British Chamber of Commerce
Allan Edwards, Director of Stakeholder Relations, Institute Grocery Distribution

Q&A with speakers and representative from Eurotunnel

This meeting is hosted by the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO), an initiative that is developing insights into the trade policy proposals that will ensure that the UK’s international trading environment is reconstructed in a manner that benefits all in Britain and is fair to Britain, the EU and the world. UKTPO is are committed to providing evidence based strategy to ensure the UK government, businesses and NGOs are properly equipped for what will be one of the most momentous shifts in our trade landscape in the last fifty or more years. Follow us on Twitter for regular news and updates: @UK_TPO

The meeting is run in association with Groupe Eurotunnel Twitter: