Brexit And The Future Of Global Trade

Brexit And The Future Of Global Trade

Date(s) - 25/10/2018
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Grand Hotel Sofia

The British Bulgarian Business Association, the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria (AmCham), and The Business for Plovdiv are pleased to invite you to the Brexit and the Future of Global Trade Conference in Sofia.


2018 is expected to mark critical decisions on the future of global trade. The next EU summit is scheduled for October 18-19, 2018, and by this point the plans for a future trade relationship between the EU and the UK need to be announced and approved by the EU Council if there is to be an amicable settlement. Alternatively, we face the prospect of a ‘hard Brexit’ and in the UK contingency plans are being developed for this scenario.

Trade could be further complicated by the recent change in US trade relationships worldwide which potentially will have a greater impact than Brexit in Europe, as well as causing a fundamental shift in international trade relations with traditional suppliers to the US seeking new markets elsewhere.


Program for Sofia:

16:30 – 17:00
Registration and welcome coffee
17:00 – 17:15

Omourtag Petkov, Chairman, British Bulgarian Business Association

Krassimira Chemishanska, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria

17:15 – 18:00
Discussion Panel on the topic: Brexit and the Future of Global Trade

Liam Smyth, Director of International Trade Facilitation at the British Chambers of Commerce

Taggart Davis, Vice-Chair of the Brexit Task Force at AmCham EU, Executive Director,
Government Relations, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Howard Miller, Director, Co-Head of European Government Affairs, Citi, London

18:00– 18:40
Business Panel on the topic: Strategic Post Brexit Planning

Konstantinos Papagiannis, Managing Director, MSD Bulgaria
Christina Lukas, General Manager, AIG Europe Bulgaria
Lyubomir Stanislavov, CEO and Member of the Board, Automotive Cluster Bulgaria



Representatives of the pharmaceutical, logistics, outsourcing of manufacturing, outsourcing of services,
automotive components, financial sectors from AmCham and BBBA.

18:40 – 20:00
Networking & Cocktail

Participation Fee:

–    50 BGN +VAT for members of AmCham and BBBA
–    80 BGN +VAT for non-members


Check-out the Sponsorship Opportunities of the event


These events are an excellent opportunity for sponsors to reach the wide audience of collectively over 550 member companies of BBBA, the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria and The Business for Plovdiv.


Registration – here.


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