Centre for Brexit Studies' Annual Conference: Global Birmingham – Beyond Brexit
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The Centre for Brexit Studies' Annual Conference returns to Birmingham for its third year in September.
This year, we’ll be focusing 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 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 brilliant networking opportunities with academics and business professionals throughout the day and 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 and 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. Full speakers and panel members, and agenda for the event below.
Lunch will be provided for all event delegates, as will refreshments throughout the day. To attend this event, you must be registered via the Eventbrite page.
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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.
Professor Julian Beer - Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University.
Paul Faulkner - Chief Executive at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
Professor Geoff Whittam - Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Jack Dromey - MP for Birmingham Erdington.
Beverley Nielsen - Liberal Democrat Candidate for West Midlands Mayor.
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.
Liam Byrne - MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill and Labour Candidate for West Midlands Mayor.
Dr Nicholas Wise - Reader in International Urban Change in the Faculty of Business and Law at Liverpool John Moores 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.
Professor David Higgins - Professor of Real Estate at Birmingham City University.
Rachel Eade MBE - Transport Manufacturing Specialist.
Dr Leslie Budd - Reader in Social Enterprise 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:
9.00am - 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
We look forward to welcoming you to our Conference!
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