NFB: Brexit policy experts lined up to advise builders at the NFB annual conference

Henry Newman, director of the independent policy think-tank Open Europe, will deliver the keynote address on Brexit at the annual conference of the National Federation of Builders (NFB) on 22 November 2017. The NFB annual conference will take place in London’s iconic County Hall.

Open Europe is the go-to source for real-time analysis on what comes next following the UK’s EU referendum and the Brexit keynote will shed some light on the process of leaving the EU, as well as providing an impartial account of what to expect over the coming two years.

Henry’s speech will set the stage for a panel of expert speakers set to give advice on Brexit, specifically relevant for UK construction industry professionals, including: Lord Andrew Stunell, former MP for Hazel Grove; Doctor Andrew Lilico, executive director for Europe Economics; and Noble Francis, economics director for the Construction Products Association (CPA).

This panel has been carefully selected to provide balanced and practical guidance that will help to inform and prepare businesses for the changes ahead. The event also provides an opportunity for you to ask questions to industry leaders if you are looking for specific advice.

The conference has a ‘making success of UK construction’ theme and sessions will focus on how to deliver a skilled workforce, fix the planning process, and combat the housing crisis, as well as the impact of Brexit for SME builders.

Richard Beresford, chief executive of the NFB, said:

“With exit negotiations in a deadlock, the precise nature and future effect of Brexit remain unclear. The future relationship between the UK and the EU will profoundly affect the economic performance of the construction industry.

“We look forward to welcoming an exciting line up of diverse and influential political, governmental and industry experts to our conference.”

Click here for the full NFB Annual Conference agenda.

Tickets for the NFB’s annual conference 2017 can be purchased online here.

The NFB would like to thank its event partner CITB and its sponsors CSCS, Yorkshire Builders Federation and Crosby Associates Media.