The UK’s imminent departure from the EU is dogged by uncertainty and as one of Britain’s biggest industries, the impact on the food and drink market will be enormous. Yet, the food and drink export market is booming, with UK exports growing by nearly 10% in 2016 and global sales reaching £20bn. This session will look at the most pressing questions being asked by the industry and the unknowns its facing, as well as what we do know about the potential for export beyond the EU.

Chair: Aline Doussin, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

12.15 – 12.35

Update on the Brexit negotiations 

Declan McHugh, Associate Director, Lexington Communications

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12.35 – 13.00

Global food law trends: key challenges and opportunities

Klaudyna Terlicka, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Campden BRI Group

13.00 – 13.25

The default position: Trade under the WTO and the possible impact on the food industry

Brian Kelly, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

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13.25 – 13.45

Maximising opportunities for the food and drink industry: how to conduct trade negotiations to gain greater access to non-EU markets

Aline Doussin, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs


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