Join our debate: Trump, the UK and International Trade

Start date: February 16, 2017 5.30pm

Although US-UK relations have always been on very good terms, with the result of Brexit and trade deals being dismantled and rebuilt, should UK SMEs be prepared for uncertainty?

It is not clear how UK SMEs might be affected by the election of Donald Trump. Experts are confident the dollar’s strength will continue, however with the prospect of currency volatility and with the President-elect’s policies yet to be finalised, it is understandable that the aforementioned will impact investment decisions for some, not just in the US, but globally.

Our latest debate will be chaired by former Senior Partner Sir Michael Snyder, who lead the firm for 37 years; first as Managing Partner, and from 1990 as Senior Partner, and who is also an elected Member of the City of London where he was the Chairman of Policy and Resources, for over five years.

Our Chair will be joined by Vernon Hill, Mark Hoban and Richard Kopelman.

Vernon Hill is Chairman and Founder of Metro Bank PLC. He is often credited with reinventing American banking with Commerce Bank, which he built from scratch to over 500 branches.

Prof Mark Hoban is a British Conservative Party politician, Financial Secretary to the Treasury and a former Minister of State for Work and Pensions. He also chairs the City’s International Regulatory Strategy Group.

Finally, Richard Kopelman who is CEO and Managing Partner of one of the largest accountancy, tax and consultancy firms in the US, Aprio LLP.

If you can’t make it, don’t worry. We will be live streaming the debate and it will also be available on our Youtube channel after the event.

However, we do hope you can join us for what will be a very lively discussion.

Date: February 16, 2017

Time: 5.30pm

Speaker Panel:

Vernon Hill
Chairman and Founder of Metro Bank PLC

Prof Mark Hoban
Former Minister of State for Work and Pensions

Richard Kopelman
CEO and Managing Partner of US Accountancy Firm, Aprio LLP


Ironmongers’ Hall, Shaftesbury Place, Barbican, London EC2Y 8AA

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