Views from Ireland and Flanders - Belgium
Wednesday February 28th, 2018
- by invitation only*, event sold out.

Save The Date Brexit Event 05


This seminar will provide a forum for exploring the implications of the Brexit decision from many different angles.  From political and economical perspectives; from supply and demand sides and from 2 different geographical areas, closely linked to the UK: Ireland and Flanders–Belgium.

During the seminar representatives of government and businesses from Ireland and Flanders - Belgium will explore the implications of Brexit on the economies of both countries. Furthermore, Brexit's impact on businesses and what potential actions to take will be discussed. 

Timing & Registration

1:30 pm Welcome coffee & registration – networking opportunity
2:00 pm Start of the seminar
4:30 pm Reception - networking opportunity



Antwerp Port House
Zaha Hadidplein 1
2030 Antwerp

Detailed programme

Welcome & Introduction to the seminar   Ms. Helena Nolan
Ambassador of Ireland to Belgium
Keynote “BREXIT in a European Context: Challenges and Opportunities”  

Ms. Helen McEntee TD.
Minister for European Affairs - Ireland

The role of ports in the post-BREXIT era  

Mr. Jacques Vandermeiren
CEO - Port of Antwerp

Brexit – Challenges and opportunities for businesses: a view from Ireland   Ms. Julie Sinnamon
CEO - Enterprise Ireland
Brexit – Challenges and opportunities for businesses: a view from Flanders - Belgium   Ms. Tonia Van de Vyver

Brexit coordinator Representative at the Belgian Permanent Representation to the EU  - Flanders Investment & Trade

Panel discussion “Preparing businesses for Brexit”   Flanders Investment & Trade, Enterprise Ireland, Port of Antwerp


How to get to the venue

Please visit the website of the Antwerp Port House for directions.


Registrations have closed. The Brexit Seminar is completely sold out. Thank you for your interest!

* The organizers will confirm your registration for this high-level event via email in the coming days. Registration is final after receipt of this confirmation. 

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