Centre for Brexit Studies' Annual Conference: Global Birmingham – Beyond Brexit
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The Centre for Brexit Studies' Annual Conference returns for its third year in September.
The event, which will take place online, 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. The event will bring together a wide range of speakers, industry experts and big names from across the West Midlands and the UK.
The online 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 will also offer the chance to get involved, as well as the opportunity to find out more about the Centre for Brexit Studies and our research.
Confirmed speakers and panel members for the conference include Sir Vince Cable, former leader of the Liberal Democrats and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2010 to 2015, Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King's College London and Director of UK in a Changing Europe and Fiona Allan, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Birmingham Hippodrome and President of UK Theatre.
Full speakers and panel members, and agenda for the event below.
The online event is free to virtually attend, but registration is required.
Attendees are encouraged to share thoughts on social media with the hashtag: #CBSGlobalBrum.
Confirmed speakers and panel members:
Professor Alex de Ruyter – Director at the Centre for Brexit Studies.
Sir Vince Cable - Former Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2010 to 2015.
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.
Fiona Allan - Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Birmingham Hippodrome, President of UK Theatre and board member of Midlands Arts Council and West Midlands Growth Company.
Professor Julian Beer - Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University.
Paul Faulkner - Chief Executive at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
Jack Dromey - MP for Birmingham Erdington.
Beverley Nielsen - Director of the Institute for Design & Economic Acceleration, IDEA, at Birmingham City University and Senior Fellow at the Centre for Brexit Studies, as well as Vice Chair of Malvern Hills District Council and Chair of Ultra Light Rail Partners.
Professor David Bailey - Professor of Industrial Strategy at University of Birmingham and Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe.
Vicky Pryce – Economist and Business Consultant.
David Grady - Chief Financial Officer at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Professor John Harris - Associate Dean Research, Glasgow School for Business and Society.
Raquel Ortega-Argilés - Chair in Regional Economic Development at the department of Strategy and International Business and the City-REDI research institute at the University of Birmingham.
Liam Byrne - MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill and Labour Candidate for West Midlands Mayor.
Dr Nicholas Wise - Assistant Professor, Tourism Planning and Development at Arizona State University.
Amanda Lowe - Founder and MD at Story Comms.
Professor Calvin Jones - Deputy Dean for Public Value and External Relations at Cardiff Business School.
Ian Henry - Owner and Managing Director of AutoAnalysis.
Dr Steven McCabe - Associate Professor, Institute of Design and Economic Acceleration (IDEA) and Senior Fellow, Centre for Brexit Studies, Birmingham City University.
Lindi Mngaza - Director and Founder of Explode Social Media.
Tom Leeson - Automotive industry specialist at OpenText.
Rachel Eade MBE - Transport Manufacturing Specialist.
Dr Leslie Budd - Professor of Regional Economy at The Open University and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Brexit Studies.
John Clancy - Former Leader of Birmingham City Council and Visiting Professor at Centre for Brexit Studies.
Shishank Shishank - Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at Birmingham City University.
Jude Thompson - Black Country Chamber President.
Henrietta Brearley - Director of Policy and Strategic Relationships at The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
With many more to be announced.
Centre for Brexit Studies' Annual Conference 2020: Global Birmingham – Beyond Brexit agenda:
9.00 - Grab a coffee, and get ready for the event to start!
9.20am - Welcome from Professor Alex de Ruyter, Director of Centre for Brexit Studies
9.25am - Keynote Speech: Julian Beer, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University
9.40am - Panel Discussion: Sport and Regeneration post-Brexit - The Commonwealth Games with Dr Nicholas Wise, Paul Faulkner, Professor John Harris, Professor Calvin Jones and David Grady
10.50am – Break
11.00am - 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, Professor David Bailey, Ian Henry, Raquel Ortega-Argilés, Jack Dromey MP and Tom Leeson
12.40pm - Lunch Break
1.20pm - 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
1.50pm - Panel Discussion: HS2 - On the Right Track? with Dr Steven McCabe, Vicky Pryce, Rachel Eade MBE, Liam Byrne MP and Dr Leslie Budd
3.00pm – Break
3.10pm - Panel Discussion: Future of the West Midlands – Entering a New Era with Dr Shishank Shishank, Jude Thompson, Henrietta Brearley, Professor John Clancy, Amanda Lowe and Lindi Mngaza
4.20pm - Keynote Speech: Fiona Allan, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Birmingham Hippodrome, President of UK Theatre and board member of Midlands Arts Council and West Midlands Growth Company
4.50pm – Closing remarks from Professor Alex de Ruyter, Director of Centre for Brexit Studies
5.00pm – End
We look forward to welcoming you to our Conference!
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