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Global Supply Chains in a Post-Brexit Era

Global Supply Chain Debate, Tuesday 8 May 2018

The Slate at the University of Warwick

Who should attend?

This event is a must for any business who wants to ensure they are prepared to harness the opportunities, and limit the risks that Brexit may pose to their supply chain.

Why are we holding this event?

Brexit is expected to have wide-ranging implications on the global economy.

A recent survey by international law firm, Pinsent Masons, identified that whilst Brexit has been well considered at board level, the practical implications, particularly to the supply chain have more limited consideration.

The aim of the Global Supply Chain Debate 2018, is to provide an opportunity for organisations to systematically consider implications of Brexit to their supply chains. This interactive event which will be chaired by David Bott, Principal Fellow, is designed to enable participants to:

  • Reflect on a unique range of expert perspectives on the implications of Brexit to different aspects of the supply chain
  • Consider in more detail the supply chain implications of alternative Brexit scenarios, in a workshop hosted by Guy Lougher, Head of Brexit Advisory and Alistair McVan of Pinsent Masons
  • Identify critical supply chain issues and question an expert panel as to how these issues may be addressed
  • Create a network and community of professionals with an interest in protecting their business against the alternative futures Brexit may present


9:30am start

Morning sessions will include:

  • Brexit: Opportunities and Challenges for UK Industrial Strategy
  • Brexit: Implications for Global Supply Chains
  • Perspectives on Brexit: Supply Chain Orchestration and Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Support Chain

Afternoon sessions will include:

  • Legal implications of Brexit
  • Brexit Scenarios: Implications for Global Supply Chains
  • Global Supply Chain Debate
  • Succeeding in the Post-Brexit Era

Networking drinks

Three-course dinner with speaker David Rea, Chief Economist, JLR.

Speakers and panel members:

Among our confirmed speakers and panel members are:

  • Tim Sherwell from AstraZeneca, Regional Supply Director for Europe, and key member of the AZ Brexit team
  • David Leighton from Associated British Ports, Group Head of Corporate Affairs, and a leading player in discussions with government in the UK and Brussels about the UK’s role as a Maritime Nation and the impact of Brexit
  • Darren Atkinson from Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Australian Government, Manager of the Advanced Manufacturing Policy section
  • Reuben Chorley from JLR, Global Purchasing Brexit Representative
How much does it cost to attend?

The conference fee is £185 plus VAT. This includes all refreshment breaks, lunch, dinner and your attendance at all the sessions.

Please register your details and book your place.


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The Slate, University of Warwick

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