Liam Fox to headline at EEF conference with Brexit speech
15 Jan 2018
Liam Fox will be the keynote political speaker at the this year’s EEF National Manufacturing Conference in London on 20 February.
The Secretary of State for International Trade and one of the leading trio of Brexiters in the Cabinet, Fox will outline the Government’s plans to win new international trade deals.
However, he will also face stiff questioning from the audience of manufacturing and engineering companies, along with contrary perspectives from other speakers.
These will include Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Financial Times chief economics commentator Martin Wolf. Business secretary Greg Clark will also be speaking.
EEF chief executive Stephen Phipson, said: “With Brexit on the horizon, our conference comes at a critical time for industry, which has a key role to play in ensuring that post-Brexit Britain is a success.
“[It] provides an important platform for industry and government to work together and to hear what politicians across all political parties are thinking. Government departments across the Brexit agenda must continue to work hand in hand with industry in order to drive forward as we form the post-Brexit landscape for our sector.”
With Brexit on the horizon, our conference comes at a critical time for industry
Stephen Phipson, chief executive, EEF
Another highlight will be a focus on cyber security with an interactive session chaired by Ewan Lawson of the leading UK defence and military think tank, the Royal United Services Institute.
The conference is being sponsored by the country’s largest asset finance provider, Lombard. The company’s managing director, Ian Isaac, commented: “We look forward to welcoming manufacturers, industry leaders and leading politicians to the event as we come together to tackle the challenges that lay ahead and grasp the opportunities that come with those challenges.”