Dominic Swords, professor of business economics at the Henley Business School will present an expert’s view on the impact for the UK events industry of Britain leaving the European Union, as part of UK Events Week (27th February – 3rd March).
The free to attend, breakfast talk will be held at a venue (tbc) in the City at 8.30am on Tuesday 28th February.
Sword’s presentation will guide delegates through some of the uncertainties around the UK’s decision to leave the EU, plus its potential impacts at a macro level. It will also provide an informed view, allowing delegates to assess the opportunities as the story of Brexit unfolds.
Sword has over 20 years of international experience as an independent business economist. He has advised clients such as M&G Asset Management, Grant Thornton LLP, Vodafone and Danone. Commenting on the session he said: “A new era for the UK economy beckons. Some see it as a future characterised by new trade deals, shifts in trading patterns and a new global role for the UK. Others are focused more on the impact that a loss of trade links with EU member countries will have on growth, inflation and national prosperity.
“While the full impact of Brexit is unpredictable, the next decade will witness a huge re-structuring of the fabric of UK commerce, trade and employment. With these shifts, there is a key role for the events industry in that future: creating forums to re-focus and foster new business connections, developing tourist destinations and enabling new innovative events,” he continued.