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2 days to go: 'In or out? How a UK referendum on EU membership could affect business'


27 May 2014


Trade & Society
29 May 2014, London School of Economics – London, UK
In or Out? How an EU referendum could affect your business is a one-day conference for senior businesspeople.  It will cover:
  • Should businesses take a public stance on the issue?  
  • What could and should a renegotiation of the UK’s role in Europe deliver for business? 
  • What would leaving the EU mean for the UK economy? 
  • What could ‘in’ look like in the context of the Eurozone crisis and the emergence of a ‘two tier’ union? 
  • How would an exit affect FDI and intra-European investment? 
  • How could the leaving process look?  
  • What would be the impact on the finance industry?
More agenda details are available here
The event features over 35 speakers, including representatives from The Economist, CityA.M. and The Times, The Evening Standard and business leaders and experts including:
  • Luke Johnson - Chairman, Risk Capital Partners; formerly Chairman, Channel 4 & PizzaExpress
  • Dame Helen Alexander - Chairman, UBM; Non-Executive Director of Rolls-Royce plc; formerly: President, CBI; CEO, The Economist Group; Non-Executive Director of Centrica plc and BT plc
  • Lord Hannay - formerly UK Ambassador to the EEC and UK Ambassador to the UN
  • Lord Liddle - Chairman, Policy Network
  • Sharon Bowles MEP – Chair, European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee; considered most influential Briton in development of EU policy 
  • Helena Morrissey - CEO, Newton Investment Management (assets under management of £51.7bn); voted one of the 50 Most Influential People in Finance by Bloomberg Magazine
  • Roland Rudd - Chairman, RLM Finsbury; Chairman, Business for New Europe; Non-Executive Director, The Army Board
  • Simon Walker - Director General, Institute of Directors
  • Colin Stanbridge - CEO, London Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Sir Stephen Wall - Former UK Permanent Representative to the EU and Ambassador to Portugal; advisor to Sir John Major and Tony Blair, as well as to five foreign secretaries
  • Professor Vernon Bogdanor - one of Britain's foremost constitutional experts; Research Professor at the Institute for Contemporary British History at King’s College London
The event is being held in partnership with London Chamber of Commerce & Industry, London First, Open Europe, Centre for European Reform, Business for New Europe, Business for Britain, European Movement, British Influence, the European Leadership Network and EurActiv


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