Supported by:

German British Forum


Building a post-Brexit industrial strategy – Where are the lessons?

Can the German industrial experience contribute?

Panel discussion organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany

Will the UK’s proposed post-Brexit industrial strategy meet the challenges of new global opportunities? The UK Government has now set out to construct a new industrial strategy and has indicated in the recent Green Paper that lessons drawn from other countries will play a part.

In co-operation with our member Pinsent Masons and the German-British Forum, the BCCG Regional Committee for the UK is delighted to invite you and your colleagues to a panel discussion to explore how the German experience and policies have driven a successful export-led industrial sector and how the UK can adapt and implement best practice.

The Panel will discuss the fundamental elements in developing an industrial strategy including promoting innovation, increasing R&D, improving skills and productivity, infrastructure investment, and focusing on sectors and regions. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to join in the debate.

Moderated by Bob Bischof, Chairman of the German British Forum, the panel features contributors with experience of both UK and German industry:

  • Carl Arntzen – CEO, Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd

  • Richard Carter – Vice President in charge of BASF’s UK/Ireland Unit, and Managing Director of BASF companies in the UK and Ireland

  • Lord Chris Fox – Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy

  • Clare Francis – Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

Programme: 5:00 pm – Registration 5:30 pm – Panel Discussion 6:30 pm – Q&A 7:00 pm – Drinks reception and networking

8:30 pm – End of event


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Pinsent Masons
55 Colmore Row
B3 2FG