Brexit Business Breakfast - September 2018

14 September 2018

C589, Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

Register Here

Date: 14/09/18
Time: 0700-0900
Venue: C589, Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

With formal employment levels reaching record highs, and unemployment at historic lows where will the region source the new workers both to sustain growth and boost productivity? There are already serious concerns regarding skills and technical competency availability, how can this be addressed?

With much of the workforce employed in low value-added areas, often on low pay or zero-hours contracts, how can workforce proficiency be increased?

With the Brexit negotiations seemingly at loggerheads over the free movement of either people or labour, is it time to revisit the policy underpinnings of the Treaty of Lisbon?


0700: Registration & light breakfast
Chair: Alex De Ruyter, Director, CBS
0730: Welcome & Introduction
0735: Economic Update Paul Forrest, Head of Research, WMEF
0745: Panel Discussion Henrietta Brierly, Director of Policy & Relationships, Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
Centre for Brexit Studies
Lloyd Broad, Head of European & International Affairs & Interim Head of Employment & Skills, Birmingham City Council
0830: Q&A
0900: Networking & Close

For further information:
Tel: 0770 3735 408

Become an MEF Research Supporter

Through our regular publications, regular topic briefings and sectoral reports, we provide the latest updates and forecasts of local economic performance as international events impact regionally.

You can now become an MEF Research Supporter and help sustain our independent assessment and analysis of the region’s prospects within a global economic context.

The Midlands Economic Forum is a neutral, independent forum bringing together representatives of the public, private and voluntary sectors to evaluate real trends in the local economy. Events are run according to "The Chatham House Rule", agenda and participants subject to revision and change.

The Midlands Economic Forum is a registered limited liability company: Cardiff, number: 07025784 registered office: Beaufort Way, Aldridge WS9 0HJ