Trading Internationally Post-Brexit: A Business Soundbites Event

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Kent Business School, in partnership with Santander UK and Produced in Kent, invite you to this year’s first Business Soundbites event on Wednesday 21 March 2018.

As it becomes increasingly apparent that the Brexit phase 2 trade negotiations are complex in nature and will take more time than initially anticipated, UK companies are understandably anxious about the impending changes in trade regulations. At the recent Kent Business Summit a round table discussion on export reflected this growing apprehension within the Kent business community.

During this Business Soundbites session, organised in partnership with Santander UK and Produced in Kent, we will be looking at the expected changes in trade regulations under three different Brexit scenarios, explore possible ways to prepare for those changes, and try to debunk some of the myths around trading outside Europe.

This Business Soundbites event will take place at Kent Business School on Wednesday 21 March 2018 17:00 – 20:00 and is free to attend.

Register now to secure your place.

Event Programme

17:00 – 17:15

Event registration

17:15 – 17:20

Welcome Martin Meyer, School Director, Kent Business School

17:20 – 17:40

Dr Gbenga Oduntan, Reader International Commercial Law, Kent Law School

  • Changing trade regulations in three Brexit scenarios

17:40 – 18:0

Professor Richard Whitman (TBC), Director of the Global Europe Centre, School of Politics

  • What Brexit are we heading for: reading between the lines

18:00 – 18:20

Simon Warne, Tax Partner, Crowe, Clark Whitehill LLP

  • Keep Calm & Carry On: Adapting your business to post-Brexit trade

18:20 – 18:40

Alvaro Alamillo, Head of International Partnerships, Santander UK

  • Trading successfully outside the EU: debunking myths

18:40 – 19:15

Panel discussion / Q&A

19:15 – 20:00

Networking, canap├ęs, drinks and music

Register now to secure your place.

Business Soundbites sessions are informal networking events organised 4 times a year in our new state-of-the art Sibson building. We bring together academics, businesses and local government to network and share knowledge. Short presentations on topical issues, or the latest in business trends based on University of Kent research are followed by drinks and music in our Atrium.

For more information, please contact Floortje Hoette (Business, Advancement and Enterprise Officer, Kent Business School) on 01227 824068, or via email:

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