Preparing for Brexit and Making Sense of the Future Political and Economic Landscape

3 September 2019

Brexit is approaching us fast and while the 31st October deadline will come and go, the 'B' word is set to be the defining political and economic subject for the next decade.

The critical moment has come for businesses, not only in terms of how to best prepare for Brexit, but to make sense of what the future political  and economic  landscape means for them.

It's a complex, intricate subject, with many variables and forecasts currently discussed across media and government channels. But for senior leaders, boards and directors, it's imperative to get a handle on just what might happen, and how they can not only mitigate any risks, but explore opportunities too.

We've come up with a selection of political and economic experts to give a flavour of who businesses can turn to as we hurtle towards a new dawn in British politics.

Anatole Kaletsky 

Anatole Kaletsky was formerly the Principal Economic Commentator and Associate Editor of The Times and writer for The FT and The Economist. Anatole wrote extensively in the lead-up to the EU Referendum and continues to share his thoughts and insights while Brexit negotiations go on. Author of many influential texts on the global economy trends and bank restructuring, Anatole is an expert in predicting economy transformations.

Anatole has been frequently called upon for radio and television interviews as well as for speaking engagements in Britain, Europe, and the US. He has a provocative style which makes him an ideal keynote speaker, but also makes for an excellent panelist and facilitator too.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum is a Pulitzer Prize winning historian, journalist and commentator on geo-politics and the far-reaching implications of today’s volatile world events.

From Syrian refugees to Putin’s disinformation narratives, from the EU and the Greek financial crisis to responding to terrorism, from solutions to transition-government corruption to Trump’s game-changing campaign language, Anne provides both background and up-to-the-minute insights that are vital to understanding the risks and opportunities of today’s world political and economic climate.

Camilla Cavendish

Camilla Cavendish is an award-winning journalist and former Head of the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street under Prime Minister David Cameron.Camilla Cavendish is an award-winning journalist and former Head of the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street under Prime Minister David Cameron.

Since leaving 10 Downing Street, Camilla is a frequent contributor to the Sunday Times and Financial Times, regularly appears on TV and radio, and sits in the House of Lords as an independent peer. As a dynamic and engaging speaker, Camilla offers an illuminating view on today's world events

Ian Dunt

As editor of, Ian Dunt has been in the thick of the most incredible period in British politics since the Second World War. As the Brexit debate continues, Ian delicately breaks down the complexities of Parlimentary procedure and debate.

The author of Brexit: What The Hell Happens Now?, Ian is regularly interviewed on BBC, Sky and Al-Jazeera and is adept at helping audiences to understand what is likely to happen over the next 12 months, is there a limit to the global spread of populism, fake news and politics, and the relationship between business and politics.

Matthew Goodwin

Matthew Goodwin is an academic, a bestselling writer and speaker known for his work on Britain and Europe, political volatility and risk, populism, Brexit and elections.

Matthew has consulted with more than 200 organisations across the globe, a regular interviewer of politicians, activists and campaigners, and speaks on a variety of topics, from populism in Europe to macro political trends in the Western world and extremist politics, and what next for the UK post-Brexit.

Nick de Bois

Former MP and Chief of Staff to the Brexit Secretary, Nick de Bois is uniquely placed to deliver insights into the Brexit story so far, and indeed what may lie ahead.

In July 2018, Nick was appointed by the Prime Minister s Chief of Staff to the Brexit Secretary, where he accompanied Dominic Raab in negotiation meetings with the EU, Foreign Minsiters and with UK Government departments. Nick was integral to efforts to ensure preapredness of government departments and agencies in the event of a withdrawal agreement, as well as oversight of planning in a 'No Deal' scenario.

A popular figure on the after-dinner and corporate circuit, Nick is perfectly placed to offer insights into what is the defining moment in British politics this decade.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the UK’s leading economic research institute. Paul has dedicated his career focussing on the economics of public policy, and his work with the IFS has led to the Institute winning the “economic and financial” think tank of the year four years in succession.

Paul is expertly placed to discuss the key financial issues of tomorrow, including public finances, budgets, and public spending; the economy and risks around Brexit; pensions and savings; and incomes, wages, and inequality.

Roger Bootle

One of the City of London’s best-known economists, Roger Bootle is Chairman at his own consultancy, Capital Economics, one of the world’s largest independent economics consultancies, which he founded in 1999. Roger is also a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and has an impressive record of forecasting major market, economic and monetary events including the real estate bubble, the impact of the credit crunch, the collapse of the ‘dotcom’ boom, the UK’s removal from the ERM, and the period of sustained low inflation in Europe and the US.

An expert in the European Union from his long career in the fields of politics and economics makes him well-placed to discuss the future of Britain from a post-Brexit standpoint.

Gerard Lyons

Gerard Lyons is a highly-acclaimed economist and author. An economic advisor and strategist, Gerard has vast experience and specialist knowledge on international financial affairs. Formerly Boris Johnson’s economic adviser and former Chief Economist at Standard Chartered Bank, Gerard brings insight into policy, economics and markets.

Gerard delivers an entertaining and enlightening analysis of global and UK prospects. He was one of the co-founders for ‘Economists for Brexit’ and played a large role in supporting the referendum, making him well-placed to discuss the complex economic issues that surround the future of the UK outside of the European Union. Gerard impresses with his in-depth analytical knowledge of developing economies.

So, as Brexit looms in the not so distant future, we're working closely with a number of experts to help businesses plan and shape their future operations come what may. Whether it's for a C-suite briefing, a leadership summit, a company event and so on, we're here to help match the right keynote speaker  or conference facilitator  according to your requirements.

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