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Brexit Essentials: The end of transition - Dec 2020



Non Member £80.00

All prices exclude VAT.


The end of the EU transition period is just weeks away. By this time we hope to have clarity on what food and drink businesses need to do to ensure they can continue to operate effectively.

Are you sure that you have everything in place? Join us for this one-day event packed with three essential sessions to round-up everything we know so far, and assurance that you are taking the right steps. FDF has been at the fore-front of discussions with the UK Government on EU transition and our expert colleagues will be joined by international law firms and advisers to help you prepare.

The three sessions will cover:

International trade, borders and tariffs

  • Most businesses either import, export or both. Have you taken all the necessary steps to ensure smooth trade and supply chains?

Immigration and workforce

  • Many food and drink businesses employ EU colleagues. Do you have everything in place to secure their futures as part of your business?

Regulation and devolved nations

  • How will food and drink law be impacted? Is your labelling compliant and are you sure that you will be operating legally post 1 January 2021?
  • How will the end of transition impact the devolved nations? We give the overview for Scottish and Welsh manufacturers

Confirmed speakers:

  • Ian Wright, Chief Executive, FDF
  • Dominic Goudie, Head of International Trade, FDF
  • Mark Harrison, Policy Manager (Employment and Access to Labour), FDF
  • Nicki Hunt, Director of Membership and Commercial Engagement, FDF
  • Helen Gillen, Regulation Manager, FDF
  • Cat Hay, Policy and Industry Liaison Manager, FDF
  • David Thomson, CEO, FDF Scotland
  • Pete Robertson, Acting Director,  FDF Cymru
  • Michael Bell, Executive Director, Northern Ireland Food & Drink (NIFDA)
  • Annabel Mace, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Pete Martin, Regulatory Affairs Director, Ashbury
  • Jonathan Lill, CEO, BBF Ltd
  • Andrew Northage, Head of International Trade, Walker Morris LLP
  • Adam Jones, Managing Director, Solina Foods
  • Chris Spedding, Managing Director, Corporate and Institutional Trade, Lloyds Bank
  • David Weatherhead, Director, SME & Mid Corporate Sales Trade, Lloyds Bank
  • Rob Coleridge, Senior Associate and Head of Consumer Sector, Irwin Mitchell
  • Sarah Cardew, Partner and Head of Tax, Irwin Mitchell
  • Tina Lakhani, Senior Associate, Irwin Mitchell
  • Fintan O'Leary, Managing Director, Levercliff Associates 

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Full agenda and speakers to be announce soon.

Organiser: Craig Hannington, 02074207126, craig.hannington@fdf.org.uk