Brexit Business Breakfast - Skills and Migration

Brexit Business Breakfast - The Post-Brexit Skills Agenda

Brexit Business Breakfasts

Date and time
14 Sep 2018 (7:00am - 9:30am)

Curzon Building

4 Cardigan Street Birmingham B4 7BD United Kingdom

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The Post-Brexit Skills Agenda

With formal employment levels reaching record highs, and unemployment at historic lows where will the region source the new workers both to sustain growth and boost productivity? There are already serious concerns regarding skills and technical competency availability, how can this be addressed?

With much of the workforce employed in low value-added areas, often on low pay or zero-hours contracts, how can workforce proficiency be increased?

With Brexit negotiations seemingly at loggerheads over the free movement of either people or labour, is it time to revisit the policy underpinnings of the Treaty of Lisbon?

We would like to invite you to join in our discussion around these issues.

The seminar series is run in accordance with the “Chatham House Rule”

Date: Friday 14th September 2018 Time: 7:00 am to 9:30 am

Venue: Room C589, Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

Please see the agenda below:

7:00 am Registration & light breakfast

Chair: Alex De Ruyter, Director, CBS

7:30am Welcome & Introduction

7:35am Economic Update

Paul Forrest, Head of Research, WMEF

7:45am Panel Discussion

Henrietta Brealey, Director of Policy & Strategic Relationships, Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

Sukhwinder Sahl, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Brexit Studies

Lloyd Broad, Head of European & International Affairs & Interim Head of Employment & Skills, Birmingham City Council

8:30am Q&A

9:00am Networking & Close

Note: Other panellists awaiting confirmation – updates will be provided on Twitter:

@WMidsEconForum & @MidlandsEconomy

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