Brexit Forum Event

  • Published: 30th January 2018
  • Last updated: 21st March 2018
  • Date: 28 Mar 2018
  • Start time: 1 p.m.
  • End time: 5 p.m.

UK Chamber of Shipping
30 Park Street

The Brexit negotiations will reach their peak in 2018, as an eventual agreement on the future of UK international relations is decided. For this reason, it is important that the Chamber engages with all members dynamically to develop the argument for maritime advantages in the new UK-EU relationship. The Chamber is to host the next Brexit Forum event at the UK Chamber offices on the  28 March 2018. The event will trial a new tri-partite engagement format.


Time Speaker
1300 Tea and coffee
1330 Welcome and introduction David Balston, UK Chamber of Shipping
1335 UK Maritime after Brexit Nusrat al-Ghani, MP Maritime Minister
1400 Political perspectives Jonathan Roberts, UK Chamber of Shipping
1415 A report from the Brexit Core Group Gavin Simmonds, UK Chamber of Shipping
1430 Industry Insights – A panel discussion between Chamber members regarding their experiences of Brexit Steve James, Brittany Ferries | Gemma Griffin, DFDS | Anthony Woolich, HFW | Jonathan Campbell, MSC
1500 Tea and coffee available
1500 Breakout sessions – Attendees are encouraged to engage with Policy staff in break out zones dedicated to 1) Short Sea, 2) Employment, 3) Trade, Flag and Tax, 4) Environment
1535 Meeting reconvenes
1540 Chamber expert panel - discussion to consider the breakout sessions Gavin Simmonds, UK Chamber of Shipping
1620 Concluding remarks and poll results Gavin Simmonds, UK Chamber of Shipping
1630 End

The Forum will provide members an opportunity to discuss their experience of Brexit thus far and participate within a proactive, Government and industry dialogue.   

Members can attend this event free of charge. 

There is a fee for non-members of £125 (+vat & fees).


Please contact Matthew Wright to discuss the above programme and to answer any questions you may have. Please register using the above form. 

Any problems with registering please click here, or contact Jenny Atkinson