Less than a week after the EU referendum vote on June 23 2016, the UK life science sector committed to the then Life Science Minister George Freeman that it would come together and rapidly produce its initial thoughts on how to maintain and grow the UK’s world leading Life Sciences sector, in the context of leaving the EU for the new government as it formed in the autumn. When a new Conservative government formed within a month, new departments were set up and new faces appointed to Ministerial positions. Knowing we are a diverse sector within a vibrant ecosystem, the ABPI and BIA together with PWC have worked hard over the summer to engage members, experts and stakeholders in a rapid and professional process. This includes companies large and small, charities, device and diagnostics manufacturers as well as research councils.
The outputs of this process – the Executive Summary two page report and the detailed report
capture the positive approach and ‘can do’ attitude of all participants and reflect the desire to make a success of the opportunities ahead. For anyone working in Life Sciences, keeping up to speed with the changing environment and the impact this may have on your clients is paramount.
Attend our briefing, which is brought to you by the HCA and ABPI and have the opportunity to hear from two leading ABPI team members – Audrey Yvernault, Director of External and Government Affairs at the ABPI
and Dr Rebecca Lumsden, Head of Science Policy, ABPI
, who were, and continue to be, closely involved in the work. Hear directly about the thinking and approach the Life Sciences industry took, which represents a record of a snapshot in time of our developing thinking, rather than as a completed manifesto for the years ahead. Whilst the report outlines some preferred positions, we have also shared alternatives and remain flexible. Although we have developed a strong understanding, the key defining lines of what Brexit will look like in more detail, lies in the weeks and months to come.
this event is free
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