Conference Programme

Please note this is a draft programme and that all timings are subject to change.  

8:00 - 9:05

Welcome, tea & coffee, registration

9:15 - 9:35


Welcome speeches

- Steph McGovern - Compere

- Stephen Phipson, CEO, EEF

- Ian Isaac, Managing Director, Lombard

9:35 - 10:05

Keynote speaker  - Martin Wolf CBE, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

10:15 - 11:15        

B2B Workshop sessions 

- The Smart Energy Revolution
    Chair: Prof Steve Evans,
    Director of Research, Centre for Industrial Sustainability, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

- Support and Sustain your Post-Brexit Workforce
    Chair: Tim Thomas,
    Solicitor, Director of Employment and Skills Policy, EEF

- How to Minimise Trading Friction with the EU
    Chair: Namali MacKay,
    Trade Advisor, EEF

- How Cyber-Secure is your Business?
    Chair: Ewan Lawson,
    Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

- Steel Forum - Steel in a Low Carbon World

 11:15 - 11:50

Networking and coffee break and activities

11:55 - 12:25

Keynote speaker  - The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade

 12:25 - 13:25

Networking lunch break and activities

13:30 - 14:00

14:10 - 15:20

Keynote speaker - Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Opposition

B2B Workshop sessions - above sessions repeat

- The Smart Energy Revolution

- Support and Sustain your Post-Brexit Workforce

- How to Minimise Trading Friction with the EU

- How Cyber-Secure is your Business?

- Steel Forum - Steel: The Foundation of an Industrial Strategy

 15:30 - 16:00

Closing keynote speaker - Richard Reed CBE, co-founder and former co-CEO, Innocent

 16:00 - 16:15

Closing remarks

 16.15 - 17:15

Networking drinks

 19:00 - 22:30

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