With the latest YouGov poll in the UK showing a majority in favour of leaving the EU, delegates will have a keen interest in our keynote address on Brexit at the Transport Manager Conference 2016.
In the poll, 45% of voters supported leaving compared with 36% against.
John McGrane, Director General of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, will discuss the potential risks for Ireland of a British exit from the EU. Sharing a land border with the UK, the implications for the Republic are considerable.
Neil McDonnell, General Manager of FTA Ireland, said: “The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade estimates bilateral trade between Ireland and the UK totals €1bn per week. In addition, the British land-bridge route is a vital trade artery for Irish goods destined for Northern Europe. Anything which threatens the stability of trade between the islands, and onto the Continent, is of deep concern to our members.”
The Transport Manager Conference takes place on Wednesday 9 March at the Johnstown House Hotel and Spa in Enfield, Co Kildare. It is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Goodyear, Enprova and Total and supported by media partner Fleet Transport Magazine. The event will focus on ensuring that transport managers have all the information, guidance and best practice advice they need on forthcoming legislation and enforcement changes.
The cost for FTAI members is €250 plus VAT for the first delegate and €220 + VAT for subsequent delegates; for non-members €300 plus VAT for the first delegate and €260 plus VAT for subsequent delegates.