Annual Conference 2020 agenda announced


The Centre for Brexit Studies is delighted to announce the confirmed agenda for its third annual conference. The event, which is taking place on 23 September in Birmingham, will feature of a wide range of speakers from business, academia and politics.

The conference, titled ‘Global Birmingham – Beyond Brexit’ will discuss the region post-Brexit, thanks to a variety of guest speakers, panel debates and insightful talks.

The event, taking place at The Old Library in Digbeth, Birmingham, will focus on the West Midlands beyond Brexit, looking at topics such as the Commonwealth Games, HS2, Manufacturing and the future of the region in a post-Brexit landscape.

Confirmed Agenda:

9.00am - Coffee and Networking

9.20am - Welcome from Professor Alex de Ruyter, Director of Centre for Brexit Studies

9.30am - Keynote Speech: Julian Beer, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University

9.45am - Panel Discussion: Sport and Regeneration post-Brexit - The Commonwealth Games with Professor Geoff Whittam, Paul Faulkner, Professor John Harris, Dr Nicholas Wise, Professor Calvin Jones and David Grady

10.45am - Coffee Break

11am - Keynote Speech: Sir Vince Cable, former leader of the Liberal Democrats and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2010 to 2015

11.30am - Panel Discussion: Manufacturing – The Impact on the Region with Beverley Nielsen, Ian Henry, Jack Dromey MP and Vicky Pryce

12.30pm - Lunch Break

1.30pm - Keynote Speech: Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King's College London in the United Kingdom and Director of UK in a Changing Europe

2pm - Panel Discussion: HS2 - On the Right Track? with Dr Steven McCabe, Professor David Higgins, Rachel Eade MBE, Liam Byrne MP and Dr Leslie Budd

3pm - Coffee Break

3.15pm - Panel Discussion: Future of the West Midlands – Entering a New Era with Professor Alex de Ruyter, Dr Shishank Shishank, Jude Thompson, Henrietta Brearley, Professor John Clancy, Amanda Lowe and Lindi Mngaza

4.15pm - Keynote Speech: To be confirmed

4.30pm – Closing remarks from Professor Alex de Ruyter, Director of Centre for Brexit Studies

4.45pm – End

Lunch will be provided for all event delegates, as will refreshments throughout the day. To attend this event, you must be registered via Eventbrite.

When posting about the event on social media, make sure to use the hashtag #CBSGlobalBrum.

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