Sheffield City Region: International Perspectives & Ambitions Post-Brexit
March 26 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
The British Foreign Policy Group is proud to partner with Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UBS Wealth Management and Sheffield City Council to host Sheffield City Region: International Perspectives & Ambitions in a post-Brexit world.
This event will connect local and national perspectives from economic, arts and culture, NGO and manufacturing sectors to assess how Sheffield and the region can balance its soft power and economic capabilities post Brexit. Sat at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, Sheffield has a globally established reputation as a centre for trade and commerce. Post-Brexit, utilising the soft-power assets such as those possessed by Sheffield will be crucial in sustaining regional well-being.
This event is part of a programme of national engagement events being hosted around the UK to build better national understanding of different cities and regions’ international perspectives, and
how the UK government, led by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, can better support and enable the growing international aspirations and profile of UK cities, regions and nations in a time of significant global change.
This event will:
Order of events
Welcome: Tom Cargill, CEO, The British Foreign Policy Group
Keynote Speaker: Dean Turner, UBS Wealth Management
This panel will look at why it is becoming more important for cities and regions such as Sheffield to think globally again, and how this fits into wider UK thinking on international issues such as trade, diplomacy and security
- Dean Turner, UBS
- Lewis Neal, Director for Economic Diplomacy, The Foreign & Commonwealth Office
- Kate Skarsten, Economic Counsellor, The U.S Embassy
- Caroline Cooper Charles, Film Producer and Strategic Development Executive, Screen Yorkshire
Taking Sheffield’s current international plans as a starting point, this session will look at what more needs to be done and how the UK government might more effectively support the city and regions ambitions in years to come.
- Kathy McArdle, Head of UK Regions, British Council, Chair
- Richard Wright, Director, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce
- Dan Bates, CEO, Sheffield Theatres
- Edward Highfield, Director of City Growth, Sheffield City Council
Edward Highfield, Director of City Growth at Sheffield City Council will provide closing remarks.
A complimentary breakfast and refreshments will be served and ample free parking is available at Meadowhall Shopping Centre.