Preparing leaders in logistics for Brexit

Keep Britain Trading | Wednesday 20 June 2018 9am - 4pm | One Great George Street

For leaders in logistics and global importers and exporters, our Keep Britain Trading Conference will examine the effects of Brexit on international logistics and supply chain operations, focusing on the potential new Customs rules and trade procedures that could apply to the export and import of goods once Britain leaves the European Union.

Keep your operation Brexit ready

The precise trading arrangements after Brexit are still far from clear. Will the UK remain in the Customs Union? Will it be a mumber of the European Economic Area? Or strike its own free trade deals with all countries under the rules of the World Trade Organisation? Whatever the outcome, shippers, forwarders, logistics providers and supply chain managers will be expected to respond to new procedures, new challenges and new opportunities to maintain business continuity and "Keep Britain Trading".

Our Keep Britain Trading conference will include:

  • An expert briefing on the different Customs rules and trade procedures that could apply under different trading relationships with the EU
  • Presentations on experiences and lessons learnt from existing free trade deals from members of the Global Shippers Forum, including Australia, Sri Lanka and Canada
  • Live debate by shippers, forwarders and carriers of what a good trade deal with Europe should look like
  • An overview of the other Brexit developments affecting freight transport and logistics
  • An update on the Government's position from the Department of Exiting the EU and the Department for Transport

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers will be Robin Walker, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DExEU and Karen Wheeler, Head of Border Planning, HMRC, who will be discussing UK Border Readiness for Brexit. Other speakers and sessions include:

  • Tony Buckley, Assistant General Secretary/Head of Brexit, Irish Customs & Revenue
  • Pitor Szymanski, Permanent Representative to the EU, ZPMD (Poland)
  • James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive, FTA
  • Pauline Bastidon, Head of European Policy, FTA
  • Aidan Flynn, FTA Ireland
  • David Wells, Chief Executive, FTA
  • Dealing with Groupage traffic panel session featuring forwarders, 3PLs European haulier and groupage agents; HMRC, Ports of Dover and Holyhead; Highways Agency
  • Supply Chain Focused Workshop, including sessions on automotive & engineering, food & drink and post & express
  • EU27 Border Readiness for Brexit session with the view from Calais and the view from Dublin

We will be answering:

  • How reliable is the December 2020 Transition Period? Should I still plan for a change in procedures from March 2019?
  • How will Customs declarations be made for EU traded goods? Will the new Customs Declaration System (CDS) be ready in time?
  • Will hauliers need to apply for an International Haulage Permit for their trucks to travel abroad after Brexit? 
  • What Customs easements and facilitations will be available for importers and exporters? Should I become an 'Authorised Economic Operator' (AEO)?
  • What contingency plans should I be making? What are the chances of a 'No Deal Brexit?'

Why attend?

  • An opportunity to network with peers, suppliers and customers to see where common interest regarding Brexit lies
  • A chance to check your organisation's Brexit plans against the latest position
  • Work with FTA to help ensure the needs of freight transport and the spply chain are fully incorporated in the Brexit negotiations


Member £295 + VAT | £265 + VAT subsequent delegates

Non-Member £395 + VAT | £365 + VAT subsequent delegates

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:00 - 16:00 One Great George Street, London Book now