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Join us at our Annual Conference 2019: The Countdown to Brexit

29 January 2019

We are proud to announce that our Annual Conference 2019 - ‘Countdown to Brexit' will take place at the Hilton Ageas in Hedge End, 9.30am to 2.00pm on Tuesday 12 March.

The event is held in the context of the national debates taking place over coming weeks, and the potential changes that might impact businesses and individuals in the Solent. Speakers will consider technical and other business-based advancements happening across the Solent region, and how corporate resilience will be key in the future.

The day will be hosted by BBC business editor Simon Jack, who will give his unique insight into Brexit and who will chair a question time-style panel where delegates can pose their questions to the day’s speakers.

Among those set to talk are:
• Aart Hille Ris Lambers, UK Commercial Director at DP World Southampton
• Neil Garwood, Managing Director at Southampton Airport
• Hannah Clipston, Partner at law firm Irwin Mitchell
• Leigh Atkinson, Local Director at Metro Bank

At 2.00pm, after the main event closes, we are offering delegates the opportunity to take part in one of three interactive seminars, where comments, suggestions and observations will form the basis of the Local Industrial Strategy.
Topics to be discussed at these concurrent seminars are:
1. Innovation, Big Data and AI
2. Skills
3. Coastal Renaissance

Register here for the event and one of the seminars