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The UK Transitional Agreement – A dose of reality

23-Oct-2017
What does a two or three-year transitional arrangement look like for the UK, for Europe, for businesses? What are the different options available and why is it important to have one created? What will businesses face during the transitional stage?

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Brexit and the WTO: implications for EU and UK trade policy and international trade

25-Oct-2017
Hume Brophy senior consultant on trade, Stuart Harbinson, will discuss the implications and challenges of Brexit for the UK and the EU as they relate to the World Trade Organization (WTO). This breakfast seminar will delve into issues such as the disentanglement of post-Brexit WTO schedules, including tariff rate quotas and services commitments, what ‘falling back on WTO terms’ could really mean for UK companies, as well as the future of the international trade landscape after Brexit.

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Training | Getting to know the EU: Institutions, Processes and Practices

26-Oct-2017
A half day, practical training session that will help you better understand and navigate the EU and all its complexities. The training course will focus on: The functioning of the three primary EU institutions: the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the EU. How the institutions take decisions and how the legislative processes work both in theory and in practice.The key stakeholders and persons of influence within the institutions. 

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Overview of Health Policies with Tapani Piha, Head of Unit, Cross Border Healthcare and eHealth , DG SANTE

27-Oct-2017
Tapani Piha, Head of Unit at DG SANTE, will discuss the works of the EU for better health systems through its policies and activities. Given the recent updates as well as the upcoming proposals, Mr Piha will focus on the Health Technology Assessments (HTA), the European Reference Networks and eHealth.

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Brexit and Beyond – Briefing by Dr Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce, London

02-Nov-2017
The UK business community “wants a transition agreed in principle and trade talks under way by the end of 2017. If there is not that clarity, we will start to see the activation of contingency plans and likely significant impact on business investment.”  

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Competition and Trade Task Force Briefing with Krzysztof Kuik, Head of Unit, Antitrust: Media, Dir. C2, DG COMP on Commission Priorities in the Media Sector

06-Nov-2017
During this Competition and Trade Task Force Briefing with Krzysztof Kuik, Head of Unit, Antitrust: Media, Dir. C2, DG COMP, will discuss the Commission's Priorities in the Media Sector.

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The Ambassador Hosts:Maggie De Block - Social system sustainability and collaboration with business

07-Nov-2017
We are delighted to present an exclusive breakfast briefing hosted by British Ambassador to Belgium Alison Rose featuring the Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Maggie De Block as the keynote speaker.Minister De Block will talk about the sustainability of the social system in Belgium, how this is linked to boosting economic growth across the country and how businesses can contribute to ensuring that today’s social systems are meeting the needs of society.

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BNG Lunch and Learn: Facebook on 'Fake news' with Ania Helseth, Policy Manager for Facebook

07-Nov-2017
In this Lunch&Learn event, Ania will discuss the topic of false news and misinformation and how Facebook deals with it to improve media literacy.  

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British Perspective on Digital Content with Nick Russel, Digital Attache, UK Permanent Representation to the EU

07-Nov-2017
As apart of our Digital Content Series, Nick Russel with lead us through the British perspective on digital content such as digital privacy, cybersecurity, copyright, online platforms and European data economy.

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Training | Understand your communication style and use it to achieve results

08-Nov-2017
This is an interactive, experiential and hands-on workshop to explore how you can impact people through your communication style. Find out how to tune in to people and achieve results by getting the communication right.Objectives of this workshop: Become aware of your natural communication styleLearn how to switch frequencies to get your message acrossLearn how communication can lead to conflictThis workshop is designed for people needing to impact stakeholders and especially managers leading teams.

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Dr Kay Swinburne MEP on ECON Priorities

09-Nov-2017
The European Parliament’s Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) covers issues related to economic governance, monetary regulation, Banking Union, financial services as well as taxation and competition. During this lunch, Dr Kay Swinburne MEP, Vice-Chair of ECON, will brief us on the current state and progress of key files under discussion as well as on the major challenges faced by the Committee and on their priorities before the end of the year and for 2018.

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