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Swedbank's UK export seminar. Brexit: Crisis & Opportunity by James Oates

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James Oates, Vice Chairman of the British Estonian Chamber of Commerce, shares his thoughts with Estonian entrepreneurs on the BREXIT and the Estonian Advantage.

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Swedbank's UK export seminar. Brexit: Crisis & Opportunity by James Oates

  1. 1. Brexit: Crisis & Opportunity The Estonian Advantage James Oates Tallinn October 2016
  2. 2. Brexit Means… erm • EEA? • EFTA? • Single Market? • CET? • Associate? • Third Party? • UNCERTAINTY 2
  3. 3. Brexit is a political process • No business organisation supported it • David Davis- 17 years in sugar • Liam Fox- no business experience – Believes that WTO can offer bigger trade area than EU (40% of global trade) • Boris Johnson- no business experience – Personally Ambitious to be PM 3
  4. 4. Crisis= Danger/Opportunity 4 危机 Weiji
  5. 5. UK Business needs: • Innovation • New Ideas • New Investment • New Partnerships • New Ways of Doing Things 5
  6. 6. Estonian Business Goals • Use weak Pound creatively- Tourism? • Use technology- margins now critical • Services- costs of entering EU for UK have risen hugely • Partnership now more even • Opportunities with Commonwealth? 6
  7. 7. Trade Mission: London November 14th • Focus is Finance, Fintech, E- Governance, Services • High Level- in co-operation with the City of London Corporation, COBCOE • Targeted Message to key decision makers • “Beating the Brexit Blues!” 7
  8. 8. Thank You! 8 • James Oates • James.oates@ciceroinvest.com • +372 5081769

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