Defence and security exports – maximising British opportunities post-Brexit

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED – the new date will be published shortly.

Brexit makes the maximum exploitation of British capacity in export markets, particularly those beyond Europe, even more important than it is today. Global defence and security business is a particular British strength and it will be vital to the re-balancing of trade and delivery of prosperity as the UK exits the Union and leaves the Single Market and Customs Union.

This Round Table is of particular significance to a country requiring to use its agility, skills and reputation to best effect.

Defence and security exports – maximising British opportunities post-Brexit is designed to exercise what industry, finance, Government and the university sector can do, singly and collectively, to make the most of the opportunities that will be available but will require swift and decisive action in delivery.

The defence and trade departments face major challenges as the UK plans its future. Industrial regeneration, innovation, the skills base and the investment climate are also of maximum importance and the government aspects of these as well as relevant business assessments are a vital part of this agenda. The Prime Minister has opted for a change in economic strategy but the limitations of austerity have not gone away. How can the UK shape a bold new approach as it looks to an independent economic future? Optimism over globalisation is fading and economic nationalism is taking wing. However, the history and connections of the UK should enable the country to build for success.


To be confirmed.


Sir Gerald Howarth MP

Member, National Security Strategy Committee

Professor Paul Cornish

Chief Strategist, Cityforum

Professor Catherine Barnard

Professor of EU Law, Cambridge

Mr Bob Baxter

Vice President, Export Sales, Thales

Mr Steve Brittan

Chief Executive Officer, UK Defence Solutions Centre

Ms Caroline Flynn-Macleod

Partner, Terrington Management LLP

Dr Ruth Lea

Economic Adviser, Arbuthnot Banking Group

Mr Simon King

Director, GMTL LLP

Lieutenant General Sir Simon Mayall (Retd)

Former Middle East Adviser, Ministry of Defence on Maximising the benefits to the UK

Mr Danny Payne

Managing Director, FCO Services

Mr Stephen Phipson

Head of the Defence and Security Organisation, Department for International Trade

Mr Conrad Prince

UK Cyber Ambassador, Department for International Trade, Defence and Security Organisation

Mr Tim Ripley

Journalist, Sunday Times & Jane's Defence Weekly

Mr Louis Taylor

Chief Executive, UK Export Finance

Mr Oliver Welsh

Head of Defence / Aerospace and Security Policy, EEF

Mr Paul Everitt

Chief Executive, ADS Group


Eventbrite - Defence and security exports - maximising British opportunities post-Brexit

To be confirmed

Central London, United Kingdom

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Who should attend?

Senior Management, Business Development, Marketing and Export Sales Executives, Professional and Financial Services, Public Sector Officials

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