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Brexit has dominated political and business discourse in the United Kingdom since the referendum on 23 June 2016, when 52% of voters chose the option to leave the European Union. The deadline has been extended twice, with the date of Brexit currently delayed until 31 October under a plan to avoid a chaotic no-deal exit.

While the latest postponement gives British Prime Minister Theresa May more time to try to get the deal she has agreed with the E.U. accepted by parliament, British businesses remain gloomy about the outlook. Recent research by Deloitte revealed that finance leaders expect the long-term business environment to worsen. Many complex issues, such as the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, are still to be solved.

What will happen if no deal has been agreed by the October deadline? Should the U.K. hold a second referendum on the withdrawal deal, including the option of staying in the E.U.?

The Europe Committee has invited Dr Simon Shen to give his view on the global impact of Brexit from the political and social aspects. He is the Founder of research consultancy GLOs, Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Science at Chinese University of Hong Kong and a well-known political critic in Hong Kong. Carlos Casanova, Economist, Asia Pacific at Coface, will also share his thoughts on the impact of Brexit uncertainty on European economies as well as the Asia Pacific region.

Register now to hear these expert speakers bring some clarity to the Brexit confusion!

Speaker(s) Carlos Casanova, Economist, APAC, Coface
Simon Shen, Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date and Time 2019/06/24 12:30 to 14:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Open to media
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Tel: 28231250
Fee Members @ HK$190 / Non-Members @ HK$400
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