With talks between the UK and Brussels seemingly stalled over the details of Brexit, the position for future trade between the Republic of Ireland, the rest of Europe and the UK is still one of confusion. The complexities of the nation’s supply chain, which affects every element of our daily lives, are still to be confirmed for a post-Brexit world, and business is running out of time to plan for an efficient, smooth Brexit.
FTA Ireland (FTAI), will be aiming to provide the solution to many of the issues facing business at its exclusive one day information seminar: “Brexit: the future implications for Ireland/UK Trade,” which is now sold out. To be held at Croke Park on 20 November 2017, and sponsored by AIB (central Dublin local market team), KPMG and Brigade Electronics, with Fleet Transport as media partner, the event will bring together speakers from the worlds of politics, finance, logistics and broadcasting to debate the challenges facing Irish businesses over Brexit.
“Business and industry in Ireland deserves to have the full picture concerning Brexit,” says Aidan Flynn, General Manager of FTAI, “if we are all to ensure that the nation continues to trade smoothly and efficiently with its neighbours, and trading partners on the European mainland. The logistics challenges which exist to make this happen will not be solved overnight, so the FTAI seminar will provide the perfect opportunity for industry to learn from those involved in every area of the supply chain. It will be a great way to identify and talk through potential issues and work towards solutions which will keep the nation trading post-Brexit.
“With speakers representing politics, business and finance, the FTAI seminar will be the perfect forum on which to end a testing commercial year, and provide signposts towards a successful 2018. The fact that the event is now sold out is testament to the commitment of Irish business to make Brexit work for all parties, and there is sure to be some lively debate as attendees work towards solutions that will keep Ireland trading with the rest of the world.”
Key speakers at the event will include Deidre Clune MEP, Transport Committee, European Parliament; Ray O’Leary, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Transport Tourism and Sport; Aidan Gough, InterTradeIreland; Fionn Uibh Eachach, KPMG; Rob Quill of AIB and Leigh Pomlett, Executive Director at CEVA.
“There are so many inherent challenges in creating a new supply chain network, and this event will provide the ideal opportunity to identify those areas where problems could occur with representatives from each stage of the process. Brexit is the biggest challenge we will face in our business lives – it’s vital that we all work together to facilitate the cleanest possible solution which works for all areas of our economy and FTAI’s members will be at the forefront of ensuring that Irish business can continue to flourish in a post-Brexit world.”
To find out more about the work of FTA Ireland, please visit www.ftai.ie.