The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) is to host a bespoke workshop by the Engineering Policy Northern Ireland Group in conjunction with Manufacturing NI for those working in Engineering, Technology, IT and Manufacturing on BREXIT AND THE BORDER.
Hosted by Jamie Delargy
Speakers Include: Stephen Kelly, Chief Executive of Manufacturing NI, Dr Katy Hayward, Queen’s University; Dr Eoin Magennis from Ulster University and Allie Renison, the Head of Europe and Trade Policy at IoD
Date: Wednesday, 21 March
Time: Registration from 8.30am
Venue: Titanic Hotel, Belfast
IF YOU WORK IN THE AREAS OF ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING, TECHNOLOGY OR IT AND WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND, PLEASE EMAIL: hello[at]brownoconnor.com TO SECURE A PLACE.
Nearly two years after the referendum vote, the clarity which business needs in relation to Brexit is still lacking. To proceed with any future planning or investment, everyone needs to know at least an outline of what the likely new regime will be.
This is particularly true in Northern Ireland which, when the UK leaves the EU after March 2019, will have the only land border with an EU state. The decision to leave the Single Market and the Customs Union will profoundly affect the Northern Ireland economy and every business decision ranging from energy costs through to data transfer will be shaped by policies adopted in the next few months.
With the December 2017 “divorce” agreement between the UK and the EU widely recognised as a fudge - what do the engineering, technology and manufacturing sectors in Northern Ireland need from Brexit? What effect will Brexit have on border communities and how might a future border operate in practice?
At this event, engineers and technologists from many different organisations, together with those involved manufacturing ranging from agri-processing to aero-space will consider both the context of what is currently happening and also look at some future scenarios.