Policy Forum for Ireland

Responding to Brexit - risks, opportunities and priorities for policy

Morning, Thursday, 8th February 2018

Central Dublin

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference presents a timely opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities for Ireland posed by the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union.


Sessions will assess options for the management of customs on the border with Northern Ireland, potential further issues for trade and movement of people as well as wider effects, such as a weaker pound and uncertainty affecting investment.


Delegates will also explore the potential new opportunities offered by Brexit, including positioning Ireland as the only English-speaking gateway to the Single Market, and consider the policy options around tax, infrastructure and trade promotion to maximise the economic benefits for Ireland.



Guests of Honour

Pat Breen TD

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection (subject to Dáil commitments)

Julie Sinnamon

Chief Executive, Enterprise Ireland

Guests of Honour

Julie Sinnamon

Chief Executive, Enterprise Ireland

Pat Breen TD

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection

Keynote Speaker

Mairead McGuinness MEP

Vice-President, European Parliament (Pre-recorded presentation)

Chairs

Senator Terry Leyden

Vice Chairman, Joint Committee on European Union Affairs, Houses of the Oireachtas

Senator Neale Richmond

Member, Joint Committee on European Union Affairs, Houses of the Oireachtas

Speakers

Fergal O’Brien

Director of Policy and Public Affairs and Chief Economist, Ibec

Kieran Donoghue

Divisional Manager, International Financial Services, IDA Ireland

Pádraig Cronin

Vice Chairman & Partner - Tax Services, Deloitte

Owen Reidy

Assistant General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Simon McKeever

Chief Executive, Irish Exporters Association