Peter Newport

Chief Executive - Chemical Business Association

Presentation Title:  “Is Anyone Listening?” Getting the business voice heard – KEYNOTE

Presentation Time: Thursday May 2nd – 11.30 – 12.00 – Stage 2

Abstract:  Brexit has proved a testing time for everyone – not least trade associations.  Bringing with it potentially seismic shifts in the chemical industry’s trading relationship with the European Union as well as its regulatory framework, Brexit also represents an unwanted and unwarranted additional cost burden.

Trade Associations continue to be at the sharp end of these changes. They are engaged in a dialogue with a Government more on transmit than receive and with member companies to try to prepare them for the important changes ahead.  There has never been a more important time for business to make sure its voice is heard.