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    20 Mar 2018


    K & L Gates


    One New Change, London, EC4M 9AF


    08:30 - 10:45

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    Brexit Breakfast Briefing – London

    Event details

    Registration for this breakfast briefing is now full. Please contact events@abta.co.uk to be added to the waiting list.

    ABTA is delighted to announce that our 2018 Brexit Breakfast Briefing is free to attend for ABTA Members and Partners

    Following the announcement that the Brexit talks will move on to the next phase, ABTA’s timely event will look at what travel businesses can do to prepare for Britain’s exit from the European Union.

    Many travel companies have already begun to look ahead to 2019. Key travel industry issues such as aviation access and visa free travel will now need to be addressed in the Brexit negotiations. A transitional agreement has been proposed, but the final outcome is unlikely to be known for some time. What are the possible scenarios and what will they mean for your travel business?  What can your travel business do to prepare for Brexit?

    This breakfast briefing will focus on the priority areas for travel, including: 

    • Aviation access and open skies
    • Business and consumer confidence and the appetite for travel.
    • Employing workers overseas and the EU Posted Workers Directive
    • Protecting consumer rights

    Refreshments will be provided.


    • Key priorities for travel and tourism as Britain exits the European Union 
    • Legal and political perspectives
    • Economic and consumer outlook
    • Panel discussion – what your travel business can do to prepare for Britain's exit from the EU in March 2019


    Hear commentary from representatives from the Government,  K & L Gates and senior travel industry speakers.

    Moderator: Alan Wardle, Director of Public Affairs, ABTA
    Vicky Ford MP,
    Member of Parliament for Chelmsford and Chair of the Conservative Backbench Committee on Brexit 
    Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive, ABTA 
    Luke Petherbridge, ‎Senior Public Affairs Manager, ABTA
    Stuart Leven, 
    Vice President EMEA and Managing Director, RCL Cruises Ltd
    Eddie Redfern,
    Aviation Consultant and Former Head of Regulatory Affairs, Tui Group
    Andrew Stewart,
    Chief Financial Officer, Hotelplan UK  
    Neil Baylis, Partner, K & L Gates
    Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive, UKHospitality
    Nick Parsons, Chief Editor and Writer, OFX

    Benefits of attending

    • Hear insights from senior politicians, ABTA, legal and economic experts and representatives from the travel industry
    • Analyse the potential scenarios for Britain exiting the EU and the impact for travel
    • Understand the impact on your travel business 
    • Raise awareness of the Brexit priorities for travel businesses and the travelling public
    • Understand the latest forecasts for consumer and travel spend 

    Who should attend?

    This event is suitable for:

    • ABTA Members and Partners 
    • Non-Members and the wider travel industry. 

    This event is free of charge for ABTA Members and Partners, pre-registration is essential and places are limited.

    Event prices

    ABTA Members and Partners – this event is free of charge for ABTA Members and Partner organisations, pre-registration is essential and places are limited*

    Non-Members – non-Member attendance fee of £150 plus VAT.

    *To qualify for the ABTA Member/Partner discount you must have a current ABTA Member/Partner number or your application must be in progress when the event takes place.

    For information about becoming a Member click here.

    View our booking terms and conditions here.

    Event sponsorship

    Event partner

    K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents.  Our broad global platform allows us to guide clients through the legal challenges inherent in the ever-changing international landscape. The deep latticework of relationships across our offices and practices enables our clients to respond to diverse legal issues and risks through the services of one law firm with a single communication.

    K&L Gates represents leading global corporations in every major industry, capital markets participants and ambitious middle-market and emerging growth companies. Our lawyers also serve public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

    Headline sponsor 

    OFX is a global payments provider. With more than 15 years of experience, we aim to take the mystery out of foreign exchange and provide clients with best in class service, competitive rates, market insights and the right currency strategy to help you plan ahead.

    We understand each business is unique, which is why OFX is with you every step of the way to ensure your global transactions are seamless.  

    An age of market unpredictability

    Never more than now has the market been so unpredictable. And nothing reflects volatility more than the foreign exchange market. Currency fluctuations can leave businesses vulnerable. It’s critical to prepare for sudden market shifts, which could result in an unforeseen hit to your bottom-line.

    Protect your business against the unexpected

    Sadly we can’t make currency markets less volatile. But our team of global experts are there for you 24/7 and will help you build sustainable currency strategies using the right suite of products. This allows you to plan for the future with more certainty, whilst reducing your exposure and saving you money.

    OFX at a glance

    Founded in Sydney, Australia in 1998, before launching our London office in 2005
    We employ over 300 people in offices across the globe including London, Sydney, San Francisco, Toronto, Hong Kong and New Zealand 
    Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) since 2013
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    For more information on how OFX can help businesses like yours, please get in touch.  We’re ready to chat when you are, 24/7.  Email us at corporate.london@ofx.com or call (+44) 207 614 4195.


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