Brexit Related Events / Conferences / Seminars in 2019

Synopsis: Below are details of some of the upcoming events, conferences and seminars on the theme of Brexit and Northern Ireland.

Details are listed below of  Brexit related events forthcoming in 2019. The events are listed in reverse chronological order.  You can also view details of past events which took place in 2018, 2017 and 2016.

Forthcoming Events in 2019:  January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December |

Date Location  Event Details
 
 October
       
Thursday 17th October Price Waterhouse Coopers
1 Spencer Dock,
North Wall Quay,
Dublin 1
On the brink of Brexit: the economic consequences for the island of Ireland

Brexit will inevitably cause significant disruption to economic life on the island of Ireland. The UK’s exit from the European Union will affect all sectors of the economy, both north and south. A no-deal Brexit will have particularly severe ramifications. With Brexit due to occur on 31 October, this conference will explore the implications for Ireland and Northern Ireland, focusing on the economy, trade, agriculture and employment.

The conference will include contributions from experts in their field who will present the latest findings in light of the state of affairs at that point, i.e. on the brink of Brexit. It will also enable substantive discussion through Question and Answer sessions. The intention is to provide the most up to date knowledge on Brexit and its all-island dimensions for a broad, informed audience.

Advance registration is essential but is free of charge.

This conference is organised by Thomas Conefrey (Central Bank of Ireland), Katy Hayward (UK in a Changing Europe/Queen’s University Belfast) and Ronan MacNioclais (PWC).

September      
Friday 27th September

Canada Room Queen's University Belfast University Road Belfast
BT7 1NN

A Renaissance of the Peace Process? What kind of society do we need?

(9.30am - 4.30pm)

 

This conference will explore the idea of having a ‘Renaissance of the Peace Process’ in Northern Ireland in response to the uncertainty and turbulence caused by Brexit and related political developments.

There will be three main panels during the conference - with a Q&A at each panel:

  • Implementing the peace agreements
  • A rights based society after Brexit
  • Rights and constitutional change

Event organised by CAJ in collaboration with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), QUB Human Rights Centre, and Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Thursday 26th September Silverbirch Hotel 5 Gortin Road, Omagh, BT79 7DH

Get Ready for Brexit - Information Workshop

(9.00am-12.15pm)

 

 

One of a series of workshops organised by InvestNI where specialist advisers will be available to help you understand how well prepared your business is.  At each venue we will cover the following important topics:
  • Customs, tariffs and taxation
  • Transport and logistics
  • People movement and immigration
  • Exploring new markets

The workshops will provide the latest information and advice on these topics and how they will affect businesses going forward. You will also hear from local businesses on the actions they have taken to prepare for Brexit and have the opportunity to participate in a wide ranging Q & A session before a networking lunch.

Wednesday 25th September

Titanic Belfast

Get Ready for Brexit - Information Workshop

(fully booked)

(9.00am-12.15pm)

One of a series of workshops organised by InvestNI where specialist advisers will be available to help you understand how well prepared your business is.  At each venue we will cover the following important topics:
  • Customs, tariffs and taxation
  • Transport and logistics
  • People movement and immigration
  • Exploring new markets

The workshops will provide the latest information and advice on these topics and how they will affect businesses going forward. You will also hear from local businesses on the actions they have taken to prepare for Brexit and have the opportunity to participate in a wide ranging Q & A session before a networking lunch.

Tuesday 24th September

Armagh City Hotel,
Friary Road,
Armagh, 
BT60 4FR

Get Ready for Brexit - Information Workshop

(9.00am-12.15pm)

One of a series of workshops organised by InvestNI where specialist advisers will be available to help you understand how well prepared your business is.  At each venue we will cover the following important topics:
  • Customs, tariffs and taxation
  • Transport and logistics
  • People movement and immigration
  • Exploring new markets

The workshops will provide the latest information and advice on these topics and how they will affect businesses going forward. You will also hear from local businesses on the actions they have taken to prepare for Brexit and have the opportunity to participate in a wide ranging Q & A session before a networking lunch.

Monday 23rd September

QUB
The Great Hall
Lanyon Building Belfast

‘Rule Britannia: Brexit and the End of Empire’
with Professor Sally Tomlinson

(2.00-4.00pm)

Professor Tomlinson is Emeritus Professor at Goldsmiths London, and an Honorary Fellow in the Education Department at Oxford University. She has written extensively about education policy, special education and race, ethnicity and education for over thirty five years. She will be giving a talk based on her new book, written with co-author Danny Dorling titled Rule Britannia: Brexit and the End of Empire (biteback publishing).
Thursday 12th September

The Hub Newry
6 Margaret Street
Newry
BT34 1DF

 

Be Brexit Ready @The Hub Newry

(10.30am - 1.00pm)

Is the impending Brexit posing a serious threat to your business operations across European borders? Is your business ready to grow exponentially by penetrating the European market?
This event, organised by Accountancy firm UHY FDW Limited, aims to help break Brexit barriers and assist your business to realise its full potential.

Tuesday 10th September  Belfast Brexit and Political Briefing - Northern Ireland

by Confederation of British Industry

(8.00am - 10.00am)

The October 31st deadline is fast approaching - is your business prepared for the outcome? At this Briefing, organised by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) you can:

- Hear expert intelligence from the CBI Principal Policy Adviser, UK/EU Negotiations, on the Brexit process and understand what’s really happening in the current negotiations

- Find out the latest developments from the CBI Head of Campaigns on a ‘deal or no deal’ scenario and what either could mean for your business – are you prepared for both?

- Benefit from a Chatham House rule Q&A discussion to learn what other organisations are doing in preparation for Brexit

- Gain inspiration from a range of industry leaders to think differently about the challenges ahead.

Friday 6th September

Conor Lecture Theatre North Building NG2 York St Belfast BT31 9TY

Brexit, the Border and the left
by Trademark

(6.00pm - 8.00pm)

The Brexit blog (www.brexitblog-rosalux.eu) is a partnership between The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Trademark Belfast.
As part of this programme Trademark are hosting a live recorded podcast bringing together a panel of speakers to explore, analyse and debate the impact of Brexit on Ireland, north and south, in the context of austerity, right-wing populism and an organic crisis of politics.
June
Thursday 27th June

The Royal College of Physicians No 6 Kildare Street Dublin 2 Ireland

Brexit: The inside story and opportunities for Ireland

(5.00-6.30pm)

The Attorney General of Ireland, Mr  Seamus Woulfe S.C. will share his experiences as legal adviser to the Government during the recent Brexit negotiations following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
While his role is especially demanding in an era where complex legal concerns can be expected he will also discuss the opportunities for businesses in Ireland following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.
Wednesday 19th June

Peter Froggatt Centre
Room 02/026
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast
BT7 1NN

Queen's Policy Engagement
June Brexit Clinic

(12.30 - 2.00pm)

Join the panel from Queen's University as they talk through the latest developments in the Brexit process which, given what has been happening to date, will no doubt be changing by the day!

With Professor David Phinnemore and Professor Dagmar Schiek and Dr Mary Dobbs.

Slides from this event now available

Tuesday 18th June

Oxford Island Nature Reserve
Craigavon
BT66 6NJ

Follow up Brexit Hackathon

(09.30am – 2.30pm)

Last year PPMA, Matrix-SCM and Local Government Staff Commission hosted a hackathon in Northern Ireland as part of PPMA’s research programme with Brexit being one of its key topics. A hackathon is a quick fire, high pressure, high intensity ideas session and it tackled some of the workforce related Brexit challenges in a different way.

The purpose behind the follow up hackathon is to sense check if the proposals that were developed from the BREXIT Hackathon still hold true;  what if anything needs to change; what are the implications if a ‘No Deal’ BREXIT is the outcome; how can we get impetus to deliver the proposals.

Monday 17th June

Dublin City University Collins Avenue Extension Whitehall Ireland

Public lecture: Brexit, Climate Change and the Implications for Ireland

(5.00-6.30pm)

Within the debate about Britain's exit from the EU, those supporting "remain" argue that the environmental protections built up over decades within the EU will be jetissoned once Brexit is implemented.  Where will the UK stand on environmental issues post Brexit? Will the UK honour its commitments on emissions reductions under the Paris Agreement? And if the UK abandons environmental standards, what will the implications be for Ireland?
Friday 14th June

Brexit Institute,
DCU,
The Helix
Dublin

Which Brexit after European Parliament Elections?

(10.30am - 2.00pm)

The event will feature a keynote speech by Dr. Mark Speich, Secretary of State for Federal Affairs, Europe and International Affairs, North Rhine-Westphalia  and a panel discussion featuring Professor John O’Brennan (Maynooth), Associate Professor Eoin O’Malley (DCU) and Ambassador Michele Valensise (Villa Vigoni Association).
Friday 7th June

The MAC Belfast
BT1 2NJ

Brexit, Borders and Beyond: Marxism as a guide in turbulent times

(6.00-8.00pm)

A panel discussion  organised by The School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences at Ulster University, Reclaim the Agenda and Slugger O'Toole.
Guest Speakers include:

  • Costas Lapavitsas, Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • Mary Davis, Visiting Professor of Labour History at Royal Holloway University of London. 
  • John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy, Queens University

The panel will be chaired by Professor Kristian Lasslett, School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences, Ulster University.

Tuesday 4th June

Crowne Plaza Belfast
117 Milltown Road
Shaws Bridge
BT8 7XP

CBI Conference Series: Post-Brexit Economic Growth

 

(9.00am - 2.00pm )

This conference - organised by the Confederation of British Industry - will challenge current business thinking around the Economy, specifically how building East-West and North-South alliances can ensure Northern Ireland’s economy thrives in any post Brexit environment.
Hear key economic insights and well-rounded analysis of the latest economic trends and forecasts from the CBI's Chief Economist, Rain Newton-Smith and other respected experts.

Saturday 1st June

Cavan Crystal Hotel Dublin Road H12 P6E5 Cavan
Ireland

Mind the Brexit Gap: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion in the Border

(2.00 - 5.00pm)

 

This is a coss-border event supported by the Cavan County Council Festivals Grant, and is the first cross-border event of its kind where Northern Ireland, England and Republic of Ireland will join together in celebrating diversity and inclusion in the Central Border Region, the area most exposed to the risks of Brexit. 

This event aims to empower migrants and other marginalised groups during this time of uncertainty, to be stronger together with the much needed supportive energy, to allay fears and anxiety, and prevent communities to be polarised further by Brexit. 

May
Tuesday 21 May Canada Room and Council Chamber Queen's University Belfast BT7 1NN

'Peace Process - In Light of Brexit Issues'

Harri Holkeri Lecture 2019
by Bertie Ahern

(5.00pm)

 

 

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice invites you to the 7th Annual Harri Holkeri Lecture by Bertie Ahern entitled 'Peace Process - In Light of Brexit Issues'.

The Harri Holkeri Lecture Series celebrates and recognises the contribution of the late Finnish Prime Minister Harri Holkeri to the Northern Ireland peace process.  His aim of transforming conflict and promoting social justice in Northern Ireland and across the world is shared by the Mitchell Institute.

The Institute will host a reception in the Canada Room from 5.00pm. The lecture will be in the Council Chamber from 5.30pm.

Thursday 16th May

Europe House
14 Mount Street Lower
Grand Canal Dock
Dublin

Brexit and European Elections 2019

(3.00 - 5.00pm)

 

The event, hosted by DCU Brexit Institute, will feature a panel discussion with MEP candidates Alex White (Labour/S&D) and Barry Andrews (Fianna Fáil/ALDE) moderated by Professor Federico Fabbrini, Director of the DCU Brexit Institute in addition to further candidates (tbc). A second panel discussion will feature Professor Gary Murphy, DCU School of Law and Government and Dr Anastasia Deligkiaouri, DCU School of Communications moderated by Tony Connelly, RTE.
Thursday 9th May

Canal Court Hotel
Merchants Quay
BT35 8HF
Newry
Ireland

Our Rights, Our Future

(7.00pm -9.30pm)

Following on from its successful Beyond Brexit event in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall earlier this year, Ireland’s Future has organised a second conference to examine the specific issue of citizens’ rights now, and the potential for a new rights framework in any future constitutional arrangement. 
There will be a panel of 12 speakers and the overall aim of the event is to provide a platform for debate about the future of the island..
Thursday 2nd May - Friday 3rd May

Europa Hotel
Great Victoria Street
Belfast
BT2 7AP

Brexit, Devolution and Civil Society

The Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit, The Civil Society Brexit Project Scotland and the Human Rights Consortium in Northern Ireland invite you to take part in a two day conference aimed at third sector organisations on Brexit, Devolution and Civil Society.
This will be a five nations event with speakers and delegates from across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Its aim will be to explore the future of civil society after Brexit and to provide an opportunity to learn from and network with colleagues from across the country in a bid to establish and build on the strong connections which will be ever more essential after Brexit.
Wednesday 1st May

Ulster University Belfast Campus
York Street Belfast
BT15 1ED

Brexit as seen from Brussels - A free talk by Dr Nicholas Whyte

(6.00 - 8.00pm)

Nicholas Whyte, Visiting Professor at Ulster University and a Senior Director at the Brussels office of consultancy APCO Worldwide, has been monitoring the Brexit process at close quarters since the beginning. He will report on the dynamics of Brexit from within the EU as it worked out how to deal with Britain's departure, and speculate on what may happen next. (Please book as places are limited )
April
Thursday 18th April

Canada Room and Council Chamber,
Lanyon Building,
Queen’s University Belfast,
Belfast,
BT7 1NN

All-Island Environmental Governance post-Brexit and the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement

(2.15 - 4.30pm)

 

Brexit raises the possibility of substantive holes and incoherency in existing Northern Irish environmental law and policy, governance gaps with the loss of the EU institutions, and a risk of future stagnation or deterioration in environmental standards. However, it is also essential to consider the challenges posed by Brexit for all-island environmental governance and how these might be addressed. One document that might play a key role is the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement, which includes relevant components on the environment and human rights.
This event will include an introduction into some of the challenges to all-island environmental governance, followed by a presentation of the findings of a report authored by Alison Hough, BL,  with discussion regarding the potential for future all-island environmental cooperation.

Tuesday 16th April Titanic Belfast
1 Olympic Way,
Queen's Road,
Titanic Quarter  Belfast
BT3 9EP

InterTradeIreland Brexit event

(9.00am - 2.00pm)

InterTradeIreland has joined with Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Federation of Small Businesses, Institute of Directors and Invest Northern Ireland to host this free event focusing on pragmatic steps businesses can take to prepare for Brexit may; bringing a host of information on support and funding under one roof.

Core to the event will be the chance for firms to benefit from one-to-one clinics with a range of experts drawn from subject areas such as customs, logistics, tax, supply chain, data and employment.

Tuesday 9th April Think People Consulting Ltd
9 James Street South
Causeway Tower 12th Floor
Belfast
BT2 8DN

Breakfast Briefing: Post-Brexit Immigration System

by Think People Consulting Ltd

(8.30am - 10.00am)

Once the UK leaves the European Union on 29 March 2019, the right to free movement will no longer be automatic. Employers will be faced with a new immigration system to manage and ensure all employees from the EEA have the right to work in Northern Ireland and the UK.
This briefing is intended to;

  • introduce the key provisions of the immigration system post-Brexit;
  • explore the potential implications for businesses in Northern Ireland;
  • identify areas of uncertainty and potential risk;
  • clarify the position of Irish citizens working in the UK and vice versa;
  • share our experience of the EU Settlement Scheme to date; and
  • highlight the key issues which HR teams in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK will need to monitor in the coming months.
Tuesday 9th April

Radissson Blu Hotel The Gasworks, 3 Cromac Place Belfast BT7 2JB

Stronger Together Annual Conference 2019: 'WHO LIVES HERE BELONGS'

(9.30am - 4.00pm)

In the aftermath of Brexit - deal, no deal or delay - we would like to explore the diversity of people living in Northern Ireland and how our lives and futures are intertwined and interdependent. We will look at unique journeys and different pathways, but also shared experiences and concerns as well as what lies ahead and how to collectively work towards Northern Ireland that truly embraces diversity and equality.        

March
Friday 29th March

The offices of

Arthur Cox,
10 Earlsfort Terrace,
Dublin 2

Brexit, the Withdrawal Agreement & the Framework of Future EU-UK Relations

(9.00am - 5.00pm)

This book conference will be hosted by DCU Brexit Institute. It will feature an opening keynote from Mary McAleese (Former President of Ireland).

This will be followed by four panel discussions on the themes of The Process; The Withdrawal Agreement; The Framework of Future Relations; and The Challenges. Guest panel members will include Emily Jones (Oxford), Kenneth Armstrong (Cambridge), Paul Craig (Oxford), Catherine Barnard (Cambridge), John Doyle (DCU), Eileen Connelly (DCU), Edgar Morgenroth (DCU), Giorgio Sacerdoti (Bocconi University), Deirdre Curtin (European University Institute), Ben Tonra (University College Dublin), Sionaidh Douglas-Scott (Queen Mary London), Etain Tannam (Trinity College Dublin) and Federico Fabbrini (DCU).

Thursday 21st March

Fir Trees Hotel Dublin Rd Strabane

Brexit Information Workshops for Citizens Advisors - Strabane

(10.30am - 12.30pm)

 

This workshop - organised by Centre for Cross Border Studies - will explore the implications of Brexit and the changing needs of citizens and the advice sectors in Ireland and N.Ireland.
The session will aim to update citizens advisors and information providers on the:
  • Current Brexit status

  • Possible outcomes

  • Areas of concern and change for citizens

Implications for the advice sector is also important so we would like to capture:

  • How you expect your citizens advice / information service to be impacted, and

  • The additional ‘supports’ your service will need as it responds to the changing needs of citizens.

Wednesday 13th March Carrickdale Hotel & Spa
Carrickarnon Ravensdale
A91 PR63
Dundalk
Ireland

 

Brexit - The Future For Border Businesses

(8.30am - 2.00pm)

Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Louth County Council and Louth Local Enterprise Office have partnered up for a Major North/South Conference Focusing on Brexit and the Future For Border Businesses.

Keynote Speakers will address the future shape of economic co-operation and other contributors will provide practical advice on: Tax; Customs; Transport & Logistics; Economist’s Overview of the Border Economy, Pre & Post-Brexit; People Issues Including Visa Issues; Access to the Labour Market; General Employment Law Issues; Advice & Support For Small Businesses

Friday 8th March

Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre
Lakeview Road,
Craigavon,
BT64 1AL

Northern Ireland Agribusiness Conference: Beyond Brexit

(9.00am - 3.00pm)

 

The agendaNi Northern Ireland Agribusiness Conference 2019 has been specifically scheduled to provide those with a strong interest in the future prospects for farming in Northern Ireland with a unique opportunity to gauge the prospects for the sector moving forward.

A panel of high-profile speakers and respected industry analysts has been gathered to provide their views on the challenges and opportunities that will confront the industry in the post-Brexit era.

Friday 8th March

Carrickdale Hotel and Spa
Carrickarnon Ravensdale
Dundalk
Ireland

Brexit & You Conference

(4.00-7.00pm)

Event organised by Peaceful Futures South Armagh and chaired by Eamonn Mallie - an invitation to all farmers, business
people and households to discuss the  implications that Brexit will present.
Places only guarenteed when preregistered.
Friday 8th March Culloden Hotel
Holywood
BT18 0EX

Brexit Breakfast Information Session

(8.30am - 11.00am)

In association with Invest NI, Ards & North Down Borough Council have secured the services of specialist advisers to help you understand how well prepared your business is. Presentations will cover the following topics followed by a Q&A session:
  • Strategic Sourcing: Speaker Mike McGrath, ARVO, who is a procurement consultant, will be discussing strategic sourcing, Brexit and its effects on your supply chain.
  • Customs, Tariffs and Taxation: Speaker Michael McNeill, PWC, who specialises in PWCs VAT practice, will be discussing potential costs involved with Brexit, including custom duties and import VAT.
Wednesday 6th March  

Fir Trees Hotel
Strabane
BT82 9EA

Practical help to navigate Brexit

by Derry City and Strabane District Council

 

(8.00-9.30am)

With the launch of its Brexit Advisory Service in May 2017, InterTradeIreland helps companies to prepare for the British Exit from the EU through a range of supports and services.

This event is relevant to all businesses no matter what stage they are at with their Brexit plans.

Tuesday 5th March

South Eastern Regional College
25 Castle Street
Lisburn
BT27 4SU

CBI Brexit Briefing - Northern Ireland

(3.00-5.00pm)

The latest insight from the CBI’s EU negotiations team to give your businesses an edge on Brexit.
Amidst the ongoing Brexit uncertainty we will equip members with the latest intelligence from Europe and an overview of the challenges faced in the UK, helping to inform your own preparations. The session will also offer an invaluable opportunity to share your experiences and feed into the ongoing campaigning work of the CBI.

Please Note: This event is for CBI Members only.

Monday 4th March

Moot Court Room, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast

 

Post-Brexit Citizenship Status: Divided by the Rules?

(10.00am - 4.00pm)

This one-day conference from BrexitLawNI and the Equality Coalition will examine the risks of hardened entitlement boundaries between different groups of citizens in post-Brexit Northern Ireland. The existing paradigm of two main citizenship categories (EU and non-EU) will be expanded to include many more sub-divisions should the current Brexit proposals proceed (as is shown in the table below).

Topics explored at the conference will include: entitlements differentials, citizenship status and rights, racial profiling, compliance with the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, ‘hostile environment’ measures, the scope of the ‘Common Travel Area’, and the retained EU citizens’ rights provisions under the EU Settlement Scheme.

February         
Wednesday 27th February

Carrickdale Hotel and Spa
Carrickarnon Ravensdale
Dundalk
Ireland

Brexit at the Border: What you need to know to survive Brexit

by Navigator Financial Planning

(8.00am - 10.00am)

Hear from business leaders about some practical steps you can can take to help you & your business navigate through the Brexit minefield.

This seminar is aimed at helping to provide some planning ideas and clarity in relation to post-Brexit expectations whilst provoking further thought and discussion.

Friday 22nd February

Conor Lecture Theatre, Ulster University Belfast Campus
25-51 York Street
Belfast
BT15 1ED

Key to Success after Brexit - The Second Educational Conference

by Association of Bulgarian Culture and Education

(4.30 - 9.00pm)

 

The Conference will endeavour to provide information on education post Brexit. This Conference will provide details of the funding and curriculum for Ethnic Minority Schools abroad, the implication of Brexit for Education and the types of careers in demand in Northern Ireland specifically tailored for the Eastern European ethnic minority community.

ABCE's Second Educational conference will be held in association with Engineers Ireland.  Special guests from different Educational organisations from Northern Ireland and Bulgaria, and representatives from Bulgarian Schools and other Ethnic Minority schools abroad from all over the Globe will attend.

Friday 22nd February  

The Moot Court Room
2nd Floor, Main Site Tower
Queen's University Belfast
BT7 1NN

 

Queen's Policy Engagement Brexit Clinic February  2019

(12.30 - 2.00pm)

Since the last QPOL Brexit Clinic, Theresa May's deal has been voted down in Parliament, she has survived a vote of no confidence and been given a mandate by Parliament to seek alternative arrangements from the EU with particular reference to the backstop.

Will a deal be secured before 29 March? Will there be an extension to Article 50, or will the UK fall over the cliff edge of a no-deal Brexit? And what are the implications for the Good Friday Agreement?

Chaired by Professor Lee McGowan, with Professor David Phinnemore, Dr Viviane Gravey and Dr Katy Hayward.

Thursday 14th February Crowne Plaza Hotel Belfast
117 Milltown Rd,
Shaws Bridge,
Belfast
BT8 7XP
Get Ready for Brexit - Specialist Workshop

by Invest NI

(9.00am - 12.45pm)

Invest NI have secured the services of specialist advisers to help you understand how well prepared your business is for Brexit.

At each venue, there will be presentations on the following relevant topics, Strategic sourcing, Customs, tariffs and taxation, Transport and logistics and Impact of Brexit on your employees. These will provide the latest information and advice available on these topics.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide ranging question and answer session before a networking lunch.

Wednesday 13th February

Silverbirch Hotel
5 Gortin Rd,
Omagh
BT79 7DH

 

Get Ready for Brexit - Specialist Workshop

by Invest NI

(9.00am - 12.45pm)

 

Invest NI have secured the services of specialist advisers to help you understand how well prepared your business is for Brexit.

At each venue, there will be presentations on the following relevant topics, Strategic sourcing, Customs, tariffs and taxation, Transport and logistics

and Impact of Brexit on your employees. These will provide the latest information and advice available on these topics.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide ranging question and answer session before a networking lunch.

Tuesday 12th February  
               

Hilton Hotel
10 Paradise Walk,
Templepatrick,
United Kingdom
BT39 0DD

Get Ready for Brexit - Specialist Workshop

by Invest NI

(9.00am - 12.45pm)

Invest NI have secured the services of specialist advisers to help you understand how well prepared your business is for Brexit.

At each venue, there will be presentations on the following relevant topics, Strategic sourcing, Customs, tariffs and taxation, Transport and logistics

and Impact of Brexit on your employees. These will provide the latest information and advice available on these topics.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide ranging question and answer session before a networking lunch.

Friday 8th February

Cafe Vic-Ryn
Moira Road
Lisburn
BT28 2RF

Business Breakfast: Economic Review and Brexit Update

(7.30am - 10.15am)

Business Breakfast with Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP & Alan Bridle, UK Economist with Bank of Ireland. 

A will deliver an economic outlook for 2019 inc the latest forecasts for the regional economy.

J wil present an economic review for the greater Lisburn area and will participate in a Q & A session

 

Wednesday 6th February  

Queen's University Belfast,
Institute of Irish Studies Seminar Room
27 University Square, Room 01.003
Belfast

by Politics and International Studies, Queen's University Belfast
(5.00-7.30pm)
This event will discuss the publication of ‘Europe and Northern Ireland’s Future: Negotiating Brexit’s Unique Case’ by Dr Mary C. Murphy, University College Cork (Agenda Publishing 2018) and will include updated commentary on recent Brexit developments and the prospects for Northern Ireland’s economic, political and constitutional future.

Opening remarks by Professor Lee McGowan, Queen’s University Belfast. The talk and Q&A session will be followed by a wine reception funded by the Political Studies Association of Ireland.

Tuesday 5th February

Riddle Hall
185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast
BT9 5EE

The Brexit survival guide for business

(5.30 - 7.30pm)

This event is organised by Business First Network (BFN). The speaker, Frank Given, is a consultant provider on InterTrade Irelands Brexit Advisory Service.

During his short, informative session Frank will cover the key aspects of Brexit, how it can impact the small business owner and how to plan for the exit.

 January    
Thursday 31st January

Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre
53-55 Crumlin Road
Belfast
BT14 6ST

"Brexit" - What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

(10am - 1.00pm)

Event hosted by Mums at Work Networking Group.  The Speaker is Jane Morrice, who held the position of Vice President on the European Economic & Social Committee and has spent a lot of time in Brussels. Jane also held post of Deputy Speaker in NI Assembly. 
You will be given the chance to question Jane on any issues that you are concerned about or maybe you just want someone to explain it all to you.
Thursday 31st January

Brexit Institute,
DCU,
The Helix
Dublin
Ireland

 Brexit and Agri-Food

(1.00pm - 5.30pm)

The event, organised by the Dublin City University Brexit Institute will be opened by Micheline Calmy-Rey (Former President of Switzerland) and will feature a panel discussion with leading academics and industry specialists.

The panel includes Eric Clinton (Dublin City University), Shane Hamill (Bord Bia), Cathal O’Connor (AIB),  John Jordan (ORNUA) and Paul Wilson (Monaghan Mushrooms) . The panel will be chaired by Tony Connelly (RTÉ).

The event will be closed by MEP Brian Hayes.

Wednesday 30th January

The Canada Room and Council Chamber Queen's University Belfast University Road Belfast BT7 1NN

Public Event: ‘Brexit’ – Trade Union Perspectives

by Queen's Policy Engagement (formerly QPol)

(6.00-7.30pm)

As part of the university's ongoing contribution to the debates around UK withdrawal from the EU, there will be an event open to the public exploring the views within the trade union movement on how best to defend and advance the interests of their members in the present state of relations between the UK and the EU.

The event will be chaired by Merav Amir, President of the University & College Union at Queen’s. Katy Hayward (leading Queen's expert on 'Brexit') will start off the discussion by giving a brief 'user friendly' technical summary of where negotiations and future prospects are at the time of the event.

That will be followed by opening comments from a panel of leading trade union speakers representing a range of positions within the trade union movement on ‘Brexit’, including the Irish and GB dimensions alongside the focus on Northern Ireland.

The discussion will then be opened up to the floor.

Wednesday 30th January

Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Building,
Trinity College Dublin,
Nassau Street
2 Dublin
Ireland

Northern Ireland - from Peace talks to Brexit deals

(7.30pm - 8.30pm)

To mark the anniversary of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement and Bloody Sunday, Trinity Research in Social Sciences (TRISS) is hosting an event on January 30th at 7pm in the Emmet Theatre. The speakers include Prof. Etain Tannam from the School of Religion, Professor Paul Arthur (University of Ulster) - a pioneering academic in this area and Daithi O’Ceallaigh who is a former Ambassador to the UK, Finland and Estonia, and the UN in Geneva and co-editor of Britain and Europe: The Endgame.
Saturday 26th January

Belfast Waterfront
2 Lanyon Place
BT1 3WH
Belfast
Ireland

Beyond Brexit: The Future of Ireland

(11.00am - 2.00pm)

While Westminster remains in turmoil and chaos as it grapples with the Brexit crisis, the only certainty is that Brexit will have a major impact on Ireland and Irish citizens, particularly those in the north.
What does the future hold for Irish citizens in the north? How can we create a future in Ireland where all citizens are cherished and our rights guaranteed and respected?
Format:
  • Keynote addresses by political leaders.
  • Two Panel Discussions on the implications of Brexit and the future of Ireland.
  • Q&A session with audience participation.
Thursday 24th January

Yellow Door
46-48 Market Square
Lisburn
BT28 1AG

GDPR and Brexit Q&A

(2.00-4.00pm)

Low key Q and A session on the two biggest swear words in N Ireland business. Part of a series of events hosted by Hansal International.
Thursday 24th January

Hibernia Suite, Dublin Castle
Dame Street
Dublin 2
Ireland

Brexit Seminar (Dublin)
by Revenue
 

(10.00am - 1.40pm)

Revenue invites you to a seminar on Brexit and the possible impacts from a customs perspective for traders.

The seminar will offer advice and information on your customs responsibilities in a post – Brexit environment.

Companies that trade with, or have goods moving through, the United Kingdom are welcome to attend the workshop for free but registration is required in advance.

Thursday 24th January

Ulster Bank
16 George's Quay
Dublin
Ireland

#AGENDA: Business, Politics and Brexit Financial Services Seminar - ‘Asset Management after Brexit: Responding to the new Reality'

(7.30am -10.30am)

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce and sponsors KPMG and Ulster Bank have come together to address the various challenges and opportunities that Brexit has brought about for business interests in the UK and Ireland.

This seminar in particular will focus on:

  • Brexit & the Macro Economic Outlook for 2019.
  • The 2019 Completion of the Capital Markets Union.
  • The End of UK passporting rights – a catalyst for reform of third country equivalence provisions?
  • IFSC Landscape Change - transition for the asset management sector to a post Brexit world.
Thursday 24th January

British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace
London
SW1Y 5AH

"What's Happening... Brexit: towards the break-up of the Union?"

by Political Studies Association

(6.30-9.00pm)

Chaired by award-winning journalist Stephen Bush (Political Editor, New Statesman), the second instalment of the PSA's What's Happening? series will once again bring together academics, journalists, policy-makers and the interested general public to unravel the events that have had the nation talking over the past 12 months. 
Tuesday 22nd January

Carnbeg Hotel & Spa,
Armagh Road,
Dundalk
Ireland

Brexit Seminar (Dundalk)
by Revenue

(10.00am - 1.40pm)

Revenue invites you to a seminar on Brexit and the possible impacts from a customs perspective for traders.

The seminar will offer advice and information on your customs responsibilities in a post – Brexit environment.

Companies that trade with, or have goods moving through, the United Kingdom are welcome to attend the workshop for free but registration is required in advance.

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