At this panel debate co-hosted by the British Chamber and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, we look at the trading relationship between the key markets of Germany and the UK and how this might change as the UK begins to scope out what kind of agreements can be made post-Article 50. We aim to discover what problems will businesses face in the next few years and what impact will this have on the trading relationship between businesses across different sectors.
The debate will be moderated by Thomas Spiller, the President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium.
About the Speakers:
Clemens Betzel joined Siemens in January 2016 after a career in government and business, covering both government affairs and executive roles.
He previously served as a career Foreign Service Officer in Germany, as President International Operations Europe for United Technologies Corporation and in various assignments in the clean technology and renewable energy industry, most recently in Singapore.
Larry Stone is President, Group Public & Government Affairs for BT Group, responsible for public affairs for the group globally. He is a member of BT's Senior Leadership Team. Larry is on the Boards of the Transatlantic Business Council and British American Business; and the Advisory Board of the European Policy Centre. He was on the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government of the World Economic Forum from 2008-2014. He has been Honorary Colonel of 81 Signal Squadron in the British Army Reserve since 2006.
Dr. Volker Treier is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry. He is responsible for International und European Economic Affairs and the network of bi-national German Chambers, Delegations and Representations of German Industry and Commerce (AHKs) in 86 countries worldwide.
Dr. Guntram Wolff is the Director of Bruegel. His research focuses on the European economy and governance, on fiscal and monetary policy and global finance. He regularly testifies at the European Finance Ministers' ECOFIN meeting, the European Parliament, the German Parliament (Bundestag) and the French Parliament and is a member of the French prime minister's Conseil d'Analyse Economique.