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UK tech post-Brexit: investment, influence and policy priorities

27th June 2017 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Julian David, Chief Executive Officer, tech UK
  • Roger Bickerstaff, Partner, Bird & Bird
  • Elizabeth Diaferia, Head of Brexit Media Policy, Expert Media Partners;
  • Tony Craddock, Director General, Emerging Payments Association
  • Tim Hames, Director General, British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
  • Delegates will discuss the key opportunities and priorities for the tech sector including attracting – both domestic and foreign – investment, ensuring access to workers with the necessary skills, increasing exports and the developing regulatory framework. Areas for discussion include:
    • Innovation – assessing the UK’s chief strengths in key emerging technologies and how they can be further supported by Government;
    • Investment – priorities for ensuring the UK remains an appealing arena for international investment, and highlighting the significance of recent M&A activity in the sector;
    • Infrastructure – how well does current and planned infrastructure support the UK tech sector throughout the UK, including in the regions and devolved nations;
    • Trading relationships – implications for key sectors of potential changes to trading relationships, particularly tariff free trade and passporting rights;
    • Skills – examining the most desirable options for UK access to highly skilled labour from overseas and addressing long standing tech sector skills gaps;
    • Regulation – implications of Brexit for the application of forthcoming regulation like EU GDPR and long term priorities for UK influence in future regulatory developments; and
    • Policy priorities – assessing opportunities open to a more autonomous UK in areas such as trade, tax and regulation.
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    27th June 2017
    8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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