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“Global Village or Global Fiction? Which way forward for world trade?

An informative afternoon with experts talking on all aspects of trade brought to you by European Movement Merseyside.

An informative afternoon with experts talking on all aspects of trade.

This event by European Movement Merseyside will start with Europe, specifically Germany in the 1930s and how democracy broke down, quickly moving on to the resurrection of the continent with a new European vision.

How is British prosperity tied up with Europe? The effect Brexit will have on all sectors of society, industry and trade.

Looking to markets such as China, beyond the EU.

A tightly packed afternoon with time to network with all guests and organisers, in a beautiful relaxing setting with lots of good company.


The Richmond Hotel, Hatton Garden, Liverpool
Time 12.00 – 18.00
Registration and networking from 12.00 – 12.45
Opening by Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Christine Banks, with Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson to make a speech during the afternoon.


The event will be split into three headings:

  • The Downfall of Democracy and the Resurrection of Europe
  • What has Europe done for us: the reasons to remain
  • Trade within Europe and beyond: the Global Future?

Each Panel will have a chairperson and talks will be approximately 10mins followed by Q&A session.


Speakers confirmed to date include:

Frank McKenna is the founder member and Chief Executive of Downtown In Business,

Meghnad Desai is Emeritus Professor of Economics at LSE and a Labour Peer.

Stephen Kinsella Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts), is partner and head of the European Antitrust/Competition group at Sidley, based in the Brussels office.

John Farnell, “Former EU official, currently Associate, Oxford University China Centre”.

Adrian Hill, Former Bank CEO, Landowner and Farmer in Cumbria and Argyll, serial Private Equity Chairman.

Professor Michael Dougan, Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law, at the University of Liverpool.

Professor Frank McDonough LJMU & internationally renowned expert on the Third Reich.

Professor Phil Harris, Executive Director, Business Research Institute and China Centre, University of Chester.

Professor Philip McCann, Professor of Urban and Regional Economics, University of Sheffield

Declan Breathnach TD Fianna Fáil, Junior Spokesperson on North-South Bodies & Cross-Border Co-Operation.

Rt Hon George Howarth MP

Wajid Khan MEP


Check for updates at Eventbrite link:

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