Economist Dominic Swords to talk about Brexit impact during UK Events Week

Dominic Swords

Dominic Swords

Dominic Swords, professor of Business Economics at the Henley Business School will present an expert’s view on the impact for the UK Events Industry of Britain leaving the European Union, as part of next week’s UK Events Week.

This breakfast talk will take place in the Office Space in Town’s Monument property, 8.30am on Tuesday 28 February and is free to attend.

Swords’ presentation will guide delegates through some of the uncertainties around the UK’s decision to leave the EU, plus its potential impacts at a macro level. It will also provide an informed view, allowing delegates to assess the opportunities as the story of Brexit unfolds.

Swords has over 20 years of international experience as an independent business economist. He has advised clients such as M&G Asset Management, Grant Thornton LLP, Vodafone and Danone.

He says: “A new era for the UK economy beckons. Some see it as a future characterised by new trade deals, shifts in trading patterns and a new global role for the UK. Others are focused more on the impact that a loss of trade links with EU member countries will have on growth, inflation and national prosperity.

“While the full impact of Brexit is unpredictable, it is clear that the next decade will witness a huge re-structuring of the fabric of UK commerce, trade and employment. With these shifts, there is a key role for the events industry in that future: creating forums to re-focus and foster new business connections, developing tourist destinations and enabling new innovative events.”

Visit the UK Events Week website to book your free place.

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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