48. Weekly Newsletter

EU Exit Negotiations Ursula von der Leyen has revealed an increase in the pace of negotiations over recent days; this comes as ‘face-to-face’ negotiations were suspended, and moved online, on Thursday after a member of the EU chief negotiator’s (Barnier) team tested positive for COVID. Alex Deane, a speaker at the BSCC last month, also has told us that progress and trust is evident in the negotiations as there have been ...

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Supply Chains Reimagined – A discussion in light of Covid-19 and other disruptive events in the world

Supply chain diversification has been an issue of interest for some time due to the movement around the world. Many of the changes we are seeing today started some time ago. Now, companies are becoming more cognisant of weaknesses in their supply chain. As businesses assess their operational capacity for recovery in order to recalibrate during and post pandemic, it is crucial to take a holistic view and understand the ...

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47. Weekly Newsletter

British Advertising The UK’s popular commercialised Christmas season has already begun with a forecasted £6.2bn advertising extravaganza expected during this quarter. However, this represents a 10.5% fall in expenditure compared to last year and depicts dramatic changes in the way businesses have been looking to spend. Unsurprisingly, the cinema advertising market is expected to see a substantial 66.1% decline in advertising spending in Q4 and Out Of Home (OOH) marketing (such ...

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Digitalisation: ‘A Business Imperative’ with Mats Agervi, CEO of Combient

Digitalisation: A Business Imperative With Mats Agervi of Combient Mats Agervi is the CEO of Combient: a business specialist in AI and open innovation. Combient works to tackle automation changes, help make better use of data AI and develop machine learning. Today, Combient is a network featuring 29 large enterprises, generating over £120bn in revenue and employs around 700,000 people across the globe. Digitalisation We are living in a world of increasing uncertainty and complexity. ...

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The UK is leaving the European Union – What will be the consequences for bilateral trade?

Hosted in partnership with: Even if the EU and the UK conclude an ambitious partnership covering all aspects agreed in the Political Declaration by the end of 2020, the UK leaving the European Union, the internal market and the Customs Union, at the end of the transition period will automatically create barriers to trade and cross-border exchanges that are not experienced today. How will the changing rules and circumstances for trade ...

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On Innovation, as a necessity to survive through and thrive beyond the pandemic

More than half a year into the pandemic, decision makers are increasingly becoming aware that Innovation is the only effective insurance against irrelevance in the market. The ability to remain attractive to one’s customers is closely linked to a company’s innovation capability, from creative or serendipitous ideation to realised results. During the pandemic, companies have been forced to focus on stabilising the day-to-day operations. Although this has been achieved in ...

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Financial Forecast by Annika Winsth, Chief Economist at Nordea

To access a recording of this event, click here. Annika Winsth has been with Nordea since 1995, and has been Chief Economist since December 2008. She is also a member of the board at the Institute for Futures Studies. In 2012 she was awarded Swedish banking personality of the year by the Swedish business magazine Privata affärer. Annika will provide a financial forecast from a macroeconomic perspective.  Date: 29 October 2020 Time: 10.00 - ...

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EU exit Readiness check for SMEs

To access a recording of this webinar, please click here. EU Exit Readiness check for SMEs With Jonny Boström, of Structure Finder, and Johan Aurén, of Accountum Structure Finder are a business enabler who support international businesses with their compliance in Sweden. Accountum help Swedish businesses set-up in the UK providing end-to-end accounting and tax advice. Services If you sell services to the UK this will have an impact upon your VAT registration once the ...

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The EU Exit Endgame

To watch a recording of this event, click here. The EU Exit Endgame With Henrik von Sydow, of Carnegie Private Banking, and Erik Lagerlöf, of Advokatfirman Vinge & Stockholm School of Economics Henrik von Sydow: Every day we ask ourselves 3 questions: What happens in the world? What kind of future can we believe in? What should we invest in? October has seen a more intense progression of discussions on Brexit which means fewer people ...

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A UK Political update

To access a recording of this webinar, click here. A UK Political Update With Alex Deane, Senior Managing Director FTI Consulting, and Ian Richardson, Director of Executive Education Stockholm Business School Alex Deane: We should acknowledge that Brexit has never been the central focus for European/Global attentions- often outpaced by US Elections or COVID. We have lost political focus (due to COVID) We have lost economic focus (due to COVID) There is almost no point ...

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