CEA Conference & AGM – 25th April 2017 (FOR CEA MEMBERS ONLY)

Beyond Brexit Briefing

What Will Brexit Mean for You and Your Company?

The UK has finally pushed the Brexit button and triggered Article 50. So what does this really mean for you and your company?  As we leap into the unknown, the CEA has assembled a group of experts to brief you on the likely implications of Brexit and the effects on our industry going forward. We will also take a closer look at the UK and global markets for construction equipment with our friends at Off-Highway Research.

The Beyond Brexit Briefing is coupled with the CEA’s AGM and the CEE (Plantworx) AGM. It takes place on Tuesday, 25th April 2017. Registration from 09,15, AGM commences 09.45, at the Management Development & Conference Centre, Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RN.


For CEA members with a long journey, overnight accommodation is available at Woodland Grange. Please contact the Centre directly https://www.eef.org.uk/venues/woodland-grange-leamington-spa or call  01926 336621 to reserve a bedroom and ask to speak to Katherine Cross. Mention that you are attending the CEA event.

Networking Dinner

For members arriving the previous evening, the CEA are hosting a networking dinner on Monday 24 April at 19.30 to be held at the conference venue. The dinner is free to CEA members, but places are limited to 50 guests – so please book now. E-mail gill.stirk@admin.co.uk to reserve your place.

The Brexit Briefing addresses:

  • What is needed from the transition process for the construction equipment sector?
  • What are the considerations for exporters and importers?
  • What are the implications of leaving the Single Market on customs and tariffs?
  • What are the opportunities for OEMs and supply chain companies?
  • What effect is it having on UK and overseas markets?
  • What will happen to existing EU standards and legislation for the UK market?
  • What do CEA members need from their specialist trade body?

 Speakers and Panellists

Moderator: Rob Oliver BA (hons), FIAM, Chief Executive, CEA.

Virginie Colaiuta LLD, Partner, Brown Rudnick LLP

A recognised legal expert on the construction sector, Virginie is the editor of the International Bar Association’s Construction Law International review.

Chris Sleight BEng, Senior Consultant, Off-Highway Research Ltd

The Impact of Brexit on the UK Construction Equipment Industry. 

Towards 2019 – perspectives, opportunities and challenges.

Malcolm Kent BSc Mech Eng, Clarity Engineering & CEA Senior Technical Consultant.

Rory Keogh, President of the CEA & Managing Director, Gomaco International.

Paul Lyons MBA, Market Information Manager, CEA.

Mike Dodds, Standards & Regulatory Policy Consultant, BSI.

Paul Verrips, Director Nordic & EU Affairs, Customs Connect Ltd.

Brexit – and now; practical solutions and opportunities.

Customs and trade advisory experts now take centre stage. Leading analyst Paul Verrips, currently living in Brussels and Stockholm, provides his insight.

Colin Timms BA (hons), Senior Consultant, Off-Highway Research Ltd.

The Changing Structure of The Global Construction Equipment Industry.

Wrap up and feedback session: what now and what next?

 Conference conclusion: approx. 15.15 hrs.

There are many Brexit Briefings taking place – but only this one is targeted at the Construction Equipment Sector. Arm yourself with specialist sector knowledge and get the most out of your CEA membership.

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