Be prepared for all eventual outcomes
As it stands, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 30 March 2019. Following the October 18 EU Council Meeting, a hard / no deal Brexit is more likely.
“The stakes are high; be increasingly prepared for all scenarios, including a so-called ‘hard’ Brexit,” warned the European Commission. On both sides of the Channel, signals have gone out to the business community to make the necessary preparations.
Regardless of how Brexit takes shape, it will certainly have a business impact. Contracts, supply chain, processes, people, logistics, customers, and many other areas will be affected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
Deloitte Brexit Readiness Conference
Despite (and because of) the uncertainty, businesses should be taking immediate action to mitigate potential risks and position themselves to take advantage of opportunities.
To help you prepare, you are invited to attend Deloitte’s Brexit Readiness Conference.
By attending this hands-on event, you will:
• Gain a better understanding of the current state of play and Brexit related risks and opportunities for your business
• Feel more comfortable in drafting a Brexit contingency plan to prevent disruption of your activities
• Have the opportunity to exchange insights and best practices with Deloitte experts and business peers in dealing with Brexit
8:30 Registration & welcome | Coffee and breakfast will be available
9:00 Current state of negotiations and what to expect in coming months | Richard Doherty, Deloitte Brexit Programme Coordinator
9:15 The Brexit from a UK perspective | David Noon, Deloitte UK Brexit Programme Coordinator
9:45 Supply chain operational & systems aspects | Paul Delesalle, Supply Chain & Operations
10:15 Global trade, customs & excise aspects | Fernand Rutten, Daan De Vlieger, Global Trade Advisory
11:00 Legal/contractual aspects | Alexander Baert, Laga
11:30 Cross-border employment aspects | Koen Beckers, Filip Van Overmeiren, Global Employer Services
12:00 Lunch | Brexit boot camps
13:00 VAT aspects | Liesbet Nevelsteen, Daniel Lyons, Indirect Tax
13:30 Relocation considerations | Pamela van Kruijsdijk, Global Location Strategies
14:15 Corporate tax & withholding tax aspects | Eric von Frenckell, Laga
14:30 Closing considerations & look into the future | Herman Van Rompuy, former President of the European Council
15:00 Q&A | Wrap-up & takeaways
15:15 Networking drink