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Can European business influence the Brexit outcome?


Can European business influence the Brexit outcome?

The Brexit negotiations are under way and details are beginning to emerge as to the EU and UK’s priorities. And yet the role for business in the negotiating process remains unclear.
To what extent will companies choose to air the views? And when, and how, should they do so?
This event from EURACTIV – the media for EU policy – will see an introductory presentation from our research partner ComRes on business’s Brexit journey so far. Then our panel will tackle questions such as:

Is business making its voice heard in the Brexit negotiations?

British and non-British business: a difference of reaction to the Brexit negotiations? (Views from UK, American, Irish, French and German business representatives)

When to communicate to gain maximum impact/influence? Understanding the process and Brexit negotiating rounds

‘Brexit taskforces’: how do organisations acquire the knowledge to understand and influence the outcome?

Who are your target audiences (regulators, domestic and 'EU' politicians, government departments, media)?

What are your messages (realities, consequences, preferred outcomes, regulatory implications, shift public opinion)?

EURACTIV invites you to contribute to this discussion and explore answers to these questions.

Supported by:


Europe House
32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

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Introductory Research Presentation
Andrew Hawkins, Executive Chairman, ComRes

Confirmed Speakers
James Ashton-Bell, Head of UK Trade Policy, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) (confirmed)
Emanuel Adam, Director of Policy & Trade, BritishAmerican Business (confirmed)
Danny McCoy, Chief Executive, Ibec (Irish business) (confirmed)
Holger Kunze, Director, European office, VDMA (German industry association)

Invited Speakers
Representative, MEDEF (French business)

Natalie Sarkic-Todd, Network Director, EURACTIV


17:45 – 18:00 Registration
18:00 – 18:15 Introductory research by ComRes
18:15 – 19:00 Panel discussion
19:00 – 19:30 Q&A
19:30 – 20:30 Drinks Reception


Charley Rountree
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