The Kent Business Debate
Delivering Business Success in a Post-Brexit World

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Join us and have your say about the Key Business issues in Kent and Beyond.  What is needed to ensure economic success in the region.  How can local businesses continue to Thrive and Survive.  Debate with the key panellists and business leaders in your sector. 

Outline Agenda:

12.30      Lunch opens & delegate networking in the Clive Emson Building, Kent Event Centre

13.00      Opening Introductions & Brexit Update 

13.10      Expert Panel Discussion with

          Chair: Jo James, Chief Executive, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce

Plus VIP invited guests include:

  • Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director, Freight Transport Association
  • Deirdre Wells, Chief Executive, Visit Kent
  • Allan Buckwell, Emeritus Professor Imperial College, London and Senior Research Fellow at Institute for European Environmental Policy (Former Chair of Kent CLA).
14.00     Close, followed by afternoon workshops and a chance to explore the Business Vision LIVE exhibition. 

The Kent Business Debate will see over 100 invited business leaders from across the South East come together to join the debate with an expert interactive panel as they discuss the opportunities and threats on the business horizon.

Whatever your sector– Hospitality, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Transport – uncertainty, procrastination and misinformation have dominated the political and economic landscape for nearly three years now. This has resulted in the creation of an unprecedented state of frustration and paralysis for the business community. 

In times like these, it is easy to spend all your time worrying and not enough time planning with the best information accessible to avoid risking missed opportunities, disruption or worse. To help inform this planning, we have brought together a panel of experts with a wealth of experience and a broad range of perspectives.

A key takeaway from the event is  to help local business community learn practical steps to thrive in a post-Brexit world, whether or not recent developments result in the UK actually leaving the EU, and be ready to exploit the bigger opportunities in the months and years to come.

Join the Debate…

The event will begin with a survey, where the audience will be asked their thoughts about the future business outlook.

Our expert panel will then give a snapshot briefing on what is known about future business prospects: the latest facts, assumptions and expected implications.

Following the briefing and survey, the audience will join the debate with our panellists, other attendees and VIP guests, as they discuss the opportunities and threats that lie ahead.  .

This event has been designed to act as a forum for looking at the key business issues in the region and asking delegates to ‘have their say’ about how the different sectors can continue to thrive and survive.  What is needed to ensure economic success in the region.  

The Kent Business Debate takes place at the Kent Event Centre, during the Business Vision LIVE event on Wednesday 15th May 2019, with an invited audience of 100+ business owners, managers and leaders from across Kent and the South East.  


This free to attend event, with included lunch, is by invitation only, with limited availability. Successful applicants will be notified ahead of the event.


About Brachers LLP

Brachers is an award winning law firm, providing valuable legal support to individuals and companies. Founded more than 100 years ago, the firm remains renowned for building lasting relationships with clients. 

The team provides legal support to help businesses face their future with confidence: whether it’s advice on potential contractual risks, contingency planning, staffing, credit control or legal support on strategic projects, the team is proud to work alongside businesses and individuals to achieve the right result. Their service offering is further complemented through their associated HR consultancy company, Kent HR. 

Feedback from clients has led to Brachers achieving top national and regional rankings by leading independent guides to UK law firms, with 26 specialist areas being recognised. The firm also won the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at the national Halsbury’s Legal Awards in 2015, further testament of their commitment to client care and professionalism.

About Kreston Reeves

Kreston Reeves advises dynamic organisations, private individuals and families. We help business people make confident decisions about the future. 

At your side
Change is constant, the volume of information is overwhelming yet there never seems to be enough time to consider it: what should you do next? How can you minimise risk and ensure future success?

We get to know you, so we can help you make the right decisions as you move forward. And – because information is power - we’ll make sure you have the best real-time financial data at your fingertips.

We complement our core of traditional accountancy expertise with specialisms in corporate finance, business advice, online accounting, tax – whether corporate, international or personal, VAT consulting and forensic accounting. Let’s talk.

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