Post Brexit, Does Devon need an International Vision?

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Streatham Court A

University of Exeter Business School

Exeter

EX4 4QD

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The British Foreign Policy Group is co-hosting the event, "Post Brexit, Does Devon need an International Vision" in association with the Strategy and Security Institute at the University of Exeter on Thursday 10th May from 9.15.

This event is part of the BFPG’s National Engagement Programme, a nationwide series of events which aim to generate greater public discussion about the UK’s international position and choices.

This event will bring expert panels of speakers from across the UK and the region together with a diverse audience to address particular issues around Brexit and Devon’s international prosperity, influence, and security and why/how that affects us in the UK.


Schedule:

9.15- 9.25: Networking and refreshments

9.30- 9.45: Keynote speech

Sir Steve Smith, Vice Chancellor, University of Exeter

10.00- 11.30: Panel 1

This panel will be looking at the UK’s foreign policy interests, concerns, and priorities primarily from a national perspective.

Chair: Tom Cargill, Executive Director, The British Foreign Policy Group

Edward Hobart, Director of Estates and Security, The Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Romilly Greenhill, UK Director, The ONE Campaign

Imy Kirwan, BFPG Student Ambassador, Student, University of Exeter

11.30- 11.45: Refreshment break

11.45- 13.15: Panel 2

This session will focus on Devon’s role in UK foreign policy as well as the region’s particular foreign policy concerns and priorities with the aim of drawing out ways through which the region might grow its international reach post- Brexit.

Chair: Myles Wickstead CBE, Former Diplomat, Honorary and Associate Professor at the University of Exeter, Non-Executive Director at Development Initiatives

Rt Hon Sir Hugo Swire, MP for East Devon, Former Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Linda Middleton- Jones, Director, Devon Chamber of Commerce

Alistair Handyside, Chair, SW Tourism Alliance

Victoria Hatfield, Economy & Enterprise Manager, Exeter City Council

13.15- 13.45: Lunch

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Streatham Court A

University of Exeter Business School

Exeter

EX4 4QD

United Kingdom

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