Brexit Agenda

The Brexit Agenda - three days of thought-leadership on the Brexit impact for businesses

The agenda will explore not only the challenges and unknowns, but crucially the opportunities, which Brexit may present.



Brexit Agenda At a Glance

These sessions are part of the Brexit track and are included in the main agenda. View the main agenda here.

Sunday 16th October

16:00 – 18:00
Pre-Conference Roundtables: Impact of Brexit for Business
This Sunday discussion & networking event will discuss what Brexit means for business. The event will feature a series of roundtable discussions featuring a line-up of MPs, experts and business leaders. It will close with an informal drinks reception in the evening.

16:00 Roundtable 1: Assessing UK post-Brexit Attractiveness
16:40 Roundtable 2: Will the end of EU tax directives push multinationals out of the UK?
17:20 Roundtable 3: How will Brexit impact competition law and M&A deals going forward?
18:00 Roundtable 4: The big bilateral treaty “Goldrush”: How can some of the EU states benefits from deals with UK?
18:30 – 20:00
Britain Open for Business Drinks Reception
Taking place following the Sunday Session discussion, this informal drinks reception will take place in the Clipper Bar at the Intercontinental 02.

Monday 17th October

09:30 – 11:00
Keynote Session: The Brexit Future
The opening keynote session at Brexit & Global Expansion Summit will feature a line-up of global government and business leaders to discuss what a post-Brexit future looks like.
11:45 – 13:00
Global Expansion: The Brexit Effect
Panel 1: The Future of Financial Centres?
Since the advent of globalisation, the shift East of the world economy and the financial crisis, there has been debate on the optimal location for an international financial centre. London has become the dominant centre throughout this period. Does Brexit change this dynamic and if so how?

Panel 2: Global Financial Institutions – Where to locate in the future?
Operating on a global basis requires major financial institutions to place the right operations in the right markets. This dynamic situation has been given an important new dimension with the UK vote to leave the EU. How do FIs operate in this new environment?
14:00 – 15:30
Models for Expansion in a Post-Brexit World
This session is about exploring practical models, considerations and strategies for global expansion in the new Brexit era. Speakers will discuss business intelligence and navigating the risks, rules, reliefs and regulatory environments when deciding where to locate an international business. What information do corporate decision makers need to make informed decisions? What are the emerging models and strategies for successful expansion? What constitutes a business friendly environment and how can companies take advantage of this?
16:00 – 17:30
Policy in a World of Change
As globalisation powers ahead the challenges of making policy become ever more complex. This session brings together policy makers from national and supra-national bodies on making policy to protect and generate jobs and growth in a post Brexit era.
14:00 – 16:00
CEO Summit: Business Leaders on Brexit
Closed door high level meeting for CEOs considering the impact of Brexit on their business and international expansion plans. The Summit will be held to Chatham House Rules and by invitation only. Find out more about the CEO Summit here.

Tuesday 17th October

11:45 – 13:15
Future Investment Flows
This session will feature a panel discussion on Future Investment Flows and Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs). SWFs are now an integral part of investment flows around the global. Accounting for over $4 trn assets, these funds play a pivotal role in influential global capital funds. Do they plan new investment strategies following Brexit? This session will also feature speakers discussing the realities of global expansion, key considerations, lessons learnt and next steps in light of Brexit.
14:15 – 16:00
Drivers for Expansion & Implications of Brexit for Business
This session will explore some of the drivers for corporate business expansion, the challenges faced and how to navigate the pitfalls. Discussion will focus on how companies can manage market realities and the implications of Brexit for businesses globally.