Five Days of Brexit
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Five days of Brexit

3-10 April 2017, Brussels

With the triggering of Article 50, the UK will have two years to negotiate both its leaving agreement with the EU, and as far as possible, its future trading relationship with the bloc. Whilst there is widespread skepticism over whether this will be politically possible or not, business needs to ensure that it has considered both the situation that will apply to it at the end of the Article 50 process, and what it needs in place for the long-term future relationship.

In a series of five free sector-specific workshops, FleishmanHillard will help you prepare for the complexity to come. 

Participation is by invitation only, but additional attendees will be allowed entry as space permits.

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Session 1

Manufacturing

Manufacturing and industrials lead Robert Anger will facilitate this workshop with  interventions from Brexit Lead Matt Hinde and Senior Advisor Mette Grolleman. The session will aim to answer three key questions:

  • Examining the implications for goods supply chains of the UK leaving the Customs Union – is free and frictionless trade possible?
     
  • Rules of origin – what does the imposition of administrative rules on the UK border mean for international business?
     
  • Failure to agree – what are the implications of moving to the WTO rules for Europe and the UK?
 

Monday
3rd April. 2017

12.30-14.00

Presented by: robert angermatt hinde & mette grolleman

Session 2

Energy

FleishmanHillard Brexit and Energy lead Matt Hinde will team up with Senior Advisor Mette Grolleman to cover the following:

  • There is widespread policy (if not political) support for a continued relationship between the UK and EU on energy and climate change. What model could work for this, bearing in mind the issue of ECJ jurisdiction?
     
  • Are there significant implications of leaving the customs union for the energy sector in terms of infrastructure development?
     
  • What kind of financing can we expect to be available for major infrastructure as part of the energy transition?

 

 

Tuesday
4th April. 2017

12.30-14.00

Presented by: Matt Hinde & mette grolleman

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Session 3

Chemicals

FleishmanHillard Chemicals lead James Stevens and Brexit Lead Matt Hinde will seek to answer the following questions:

  • What are the impacts of the UK being outside of the internal market and customs union for pan-European Chemical Supply chains?
     
  • How will REACH work in the future with the UK being outside of the formal system and ECJ jurisdiction?
     
  • Is there a future model for an associate agreement between the UK and the European Chemicals Agency?
 

Thursday
6th April. 2017

12.30-14.00

Presented by: James Stevens & MATT HINDE

Session 4

Technology

FleishmanHillard Brexit Lead Matt Hinde and Digital Europe Director General John Higgins will offer a in-depth look at the technology space to answer these key questions:

  • Freedom of movement is the key issue for the tech sector – its success requires the free movement of talented individuals across European borders. How can a future EU-UK trade deal protect this European success story?
     
  • The importance of free data flow under privacy and ownership frameworks following the UK’s exit will equally be key – what needs to be agreed immediately following the conclusion of Article 50?
 

Friday
7th April. 2017

12.30-14.00

Presented by: MAtt Hinde & John higgins

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Session 5

Food

In an interactive workshop, FleishmanHillard Food Team lead Sophie Norman and Brexit Lead Matt Hinde will cover:

  • What issues need to be dealt with under the Article 50 deal/comprehensive FTA to ensure the continued trade of foodstuffs between the UK and EU?
     
  • What are the practical implications of veterinary and phyto-sanitary checks on the UK border? Are there obvious ways of avoiding disruption here?
 

Monday
10th April. 2017

12:30 - 14:00

Presented by: Sophie Norman & matt hinde

 
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Presenters

MATT HINDE SVP & BREXIT LEAD Matt Hinde helps lead the energy and utilities sector group in Brussels. He was recently Head of EU Strategy in the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, following 4 years as First Secretary Energy and Atomic Questions in the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels. He has extensive experience of EU and international energy policy, in particular internal market, energy efficiency and energy security policy, and wider global energy issues.

MATT HINDE
SVP & BREXIT LEAD

Matt Hinde helps lead the energy and utilities sector group in Brussels. He was recently Head of EU Strategy in the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, following 4 years as First Secretary Energy and Atomic Questions in the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels. He has extensive experience of EU and international energy policy, in particular internal market, energy efficiency and energy security policy, and wider global energy issues.

METTE GROLLEMAN SVP Mette delivers senior advice to clients on policy, competition and reputation issues in the financial services sector. Mette joined FleishmanHillard in 2017, having previously served as an advisor on financial services to Vice-President Dombrovskis of the European Commission, and prior to that Commissioner Jonathan Hill. Prior to joining the Commission, Mette worked as a Financial Counsellor at the Danish Permanent Representation to the EU and for more than a decade served in the Danish public administration, latterly as a Senior Advisor in the Ministry for Business and Growth.

METTE GROLLEMAN
SVP

Mette delivers senior advice to clients on policy, competition and reputation issues in the financial services sector. Mette joined FleishmanHillard in 2017, having previously served as an advisor on financial services to Vice-President Dombrovskis of the European Commission, and prior to that Commissioner Jonathan Hill. Prior to joining the Commission, Mette worked as a Financial Counsellor at the Danish Permanent Representation to the EU and for more than a decade served in the Danish public administration, latterly as a Senior Advisor in the Ministry for Business and Growth.

JAMES STEVENS SVP & Senior Partner James Stevens is a public affairs specialist with expertise in legislative and regulatory advocacy, pan-European integrated campaigns and reputation management. He has worked with a range of industries with a focus on clients in the chemicals and energy sectors. In 2014 he was named European Public Affairs Practitioner of the Year in a poll of his Brussels peers. Since 2012 he has been the Chair of the EU Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in Brussels. In 2010 he spent a year in our Washington D.C. office. Previously, he assisted a British member of European Parliament’s Environment Committee and worked in Washington D.C

JAMES STEVENS
SVP & Senior Partner

James Stevens is a public affairs specialist with expertise in legislative and regulatory advocacy, pan-European integrated campaigns and reputation management. He has worked with a range of industries with a focus on clients in the chemicals and energy sectors. In 2014 he was named European Public Affairs Practitioner of the Year in a poll of his Brussels peers. Since 2012 he has been the Chair of the EU Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in Brussels. In 2010 he spent a year in our Washington D.C. office. Previously, he assisted a British member of European Parliament’s Environment Committee and worked in Washington D.C

 
ROBERT ANGER SVP & Partner Public affairs specialist Robert Anger supports clients on European Union transport policy and environment policy, leading the office’s manufacturing and industrials team. He also provides expertise in chemicals and defense policy and leads issues management and advocacy campaigns. Before joining the firm in 2003, he consulted in the north of England, where he helped establish a youth development organisation.

ROBERT ANGER
SVP & Partner

Public affairs specialist Robert Anger supports clients on European Union transport policy and environment policy, leading the office’s manufacturing and industrials team. He also provides expertise in chemicals and defense policy and leads issues management and advocacy campaigns. Before joining the firm in 2003, he consulted in the north of England, where he helped establish a youth development organisation.

SOPHIE NORMAN Associate Director Sophie Norman specialises in issues related to EU food, fisheries and consumer affairs policy. Her experience includes developing EU and national advocacy campaigns and issues management programmes for a wide range of clients. Her previous roles include working at the European Food Information Council.

SOPHIE NORMAN
Associate Director

Sophie Norman specialises in issues related to EU food, fisheries and consumer affairs policy. Her experience includes developing EU and national advocacy campaigns and issues management programmes for a wide range of clients. Her previous roles include working at the European Food Information Council.

JOHN HIGGINS DIGITAL EUROPE John Higgins CBE was appointed Director General of DIGITALEUROPE, the association for the digital technology industry in Europe, in November 2011 following nine years leading its UK member association, Intellect. He is the public face of the digital sector in Europe and speaks regularly on platforms and at conferences throughout Europe and indeed world-wide.

JOHN HIGGINS
DIGITAL EUROPE

John Higgins CBE was appointed Director General of DIGITALEUROPE, the association for the digital technology industry in Europe, in November 2011 following nine years leading its UK member association, Intellect. He is the public face of the digital sector in Europe and speaks regularly on platforms and at conferences throughout Europe and indeed world-wide.