Organiser: The University of Warwick
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 07:45 to 10:00
The Slate” near Radcliffe House, The University of Warwick, CV4 7SH Coventry
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Tuesday 28 March 2017
“The Slate” near Radcliffe House,
The University of Warwick, 
Coventry CV4 7SH

(Free parking available at Radcliffe House and Scarman House) Maps

Programme details:

7:45am: Refreshments available

8.00am-8.05am: Welcome/Introduction by Professor Simon Swain (Pro-Vice-Chancellor)

Chairing the event: Mark Harrison (Professor of Economics)

Part 1: Introductory presentations on pillars of the industrial strategy:


Nigel Driffield (Professor at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick)
“Encouraging trade and inward investment policy”


Nicholas Crafts CBE (Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), University of Warwick)
“Cultivating world-leading sectors”

Part 2: The Post-Brexit Industrial Strategy: challenges and opportunities

Richard Butler (CBI)
“Challenges and opportunities for large firms in the West Midlands in a post-Brexit world”


Ashley Shackleton Head of Public Affairs for the British Chambers of Commerce
“Challenges and opportunities for small and medium-sized firms in the West Midlands in a post-Brexit world”

8.45am-9.15am: Roundtable discussion with the four speakers and Q&A from the floor

9.15am - 10.00am Networking reception and breakfast

This event is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and
was organized by Sascha O. Becker, CAGE Research Director