Exploring the public and corporate affairs implications of a potentially hard, disorderly exit from the EU on October 31st
This event has ended. Please see below for a recap of the seminar.
With the odds growing of a no-deal Brexit –- perhaps the biggest agenda item for British business in late 2019 — political risk, and potentially opportunity, in the United Kingdom is at its highest level for years.
With Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his new Government in power, and some forecasters indicating a no-deal is increasingly the most likely scenario, Quiller Consultants invites you to a RSVP-only seminar to explore what the next few weeks mean for the public/ corporate affairs agenda, and the political outlook in 2019-2020 and beyond.
A seasoned panel of experts will include Ian Wright CBE, Director General of the UK Food and Drink Federation, and former Global Corporate Affairs Director at Diageo; and Edward Bickham, former Group Head of External Affairs at Anglo American and an ex-Special Adviser to the UK Foreign Secretary.
In this highly uncertain economic and political moment, many corporate decision-makers (whether public/corporate affairs specialists, strategists, or C-Suite executives etc) are looking for the right ‘toolkit’ to plan ahead to mitigate risk and seize potential opportunity on the horizon in the pre- and post-Brexit landscape, including from a possible UK general election, further potential change of UK government, and also a second Scottish independence referendum.
As well as exploring implications of the first phase Brexit ‘end-game’, the event will look at the sometimes controversial topic of what role corporates and business leaders could play in the debate given the importance of the outcome, politically and economically.
The seminar will also showcase best practice in corporate political risk and opportunity planning, and what key elements of this toolkit should include, from foresight and scenario planning, to political risk and opportunity assessment tools.
Recap: Quiller hosts Brexit seminar with top London communicators
In the first of Quiller’s Autumn 2019 events, we hosted top communicators in London on September 5 for a breakfast seminar on Brexit. Our keynote speakers were Ian Wright CBE (Chief Executive of the Food and Drink Federation and former Global Head of Corporate Affairs at Diageo), and Edward Bickham (ex-special advisor to the UK Foreign Secretary and former Vice President of External Affairs at Anglo American). An enormous amount of ground was covered from (domestic and international) historical parallels with the current UK political situation, through to the likely course of events in coming weeks to October 31 and beyond.
The seminar highlighted how UK political conventional wisdom has often missed the mark in the past. Whether it be the widely forecast Conservative majority governments in the 2010 and 2017 elections that never materialised, or the Remain victory in the 2016 European referendum, UK politics is becoming potentially increasingly uncertain. The seminar also highlighted the toolkit to navigate these uncertain times, from future forecasting to scenario planning, to mitigate risks and maximise potential opportunities.
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