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Policy Event

Navigating Brexit – Getting to Grips with Customs Management

21 Mar 2017
Institute of Directors, London

This is the launch event for the IoD’s five part series on “Navigating Brexit” for business. This seminar is a must-attend for companies with questions on how to plan and prepare for changes to goods trade which leaving the EU will likely entail.

Bringing together policy analysts, former EU officials and trade negotiators, and industry experts on customs management.

The 2 hour seminar will focus on the following areas:

  • Options for Government and the EU on future customs cooperation:
  • An introduction to Brexit scenario-planning for firms and analysis of the trade-offs for each one
  • Information on what steps business can take now to identify and mitigate their exposure to Brexit
  • Looking beyond Brexit to what opportunities leaving the EU might bring for firms engaged or interested in international trade.

The first in our "Navigating Brexit" series, this event follows the IoD's recently published report, authored by Allie Renison, Head of Europe and Trade Policy at the IoD. Please register early to ensure your attendance.

Read our Navigating Brexit report here


  • Allie Renison - Head of Europe and Trade Policy, Institute of Directors (Chair)
  • Shanker Singham - Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies and Chairman at the Legatum Institute
  • Hosuk Lee-Makiyama - Director for the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) in Brussels and former adviser on WTO issues to the EU Presidency of Sweden and EU chairperson on trade in services, intellectual property, customs-technical issues and their related UN/WTO-bodies in Geneva
  • Robert Murphy - Customs expert, formerly of the Irish Government’s Customs division, ex-TAXUD official at the European Commission and also customs official at the European Free Trade Association and World Customs Organisation
  • Alex Veitch - Head of Global Policy and Customs Lead, Freight Transport Association (FTA)
  • Hakan Henningsson - Senior Manager: Customs, Excise & International Trade at BDO LLP
  • Brian Leapman, MD, Leapman Exports Ltd and author of the Diamond vision paper produced by SITPRO Business Process Analysis Working Group

Key details

Date & time: 21 Mar 2017 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Institute of Directors, London
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Event manager:
Mrs Sophie Breeden
Contact phone:
0207 451 3289




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  • Institute of Directors
  • 116 Pall Mall
  • London
  • SW1Y 5ED