10.00am Opening session- The three wise men - Is a soft landing possible?

Chair: Eluned Morgan - AM for Mid & West Wales

Sir Keir Starmer - Shadow Secretary of State for BREXIT

Lord John Kerr - Former head of the FCO and author of Article 50

Lord Neil Kinnock - Former Vice President of the European Commission

Q and A session

11.15am Immigration Video - Discussion & questions to the panel on immigration

11.45am The view from Europe

Michiel Van Hulten – LSE Euro Institute, Former MEP and ex-Chair of Dutch Labour Party

Response from the "three wise men"

12.30pm Break for lunch (provided with ticket purchase)

1.30pm - What BREXIT means for Wales

Chair: David Rees – Chair, BREXIT Committee, Welsh Assembly

Mark Drakeford – Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Welsh Government

Katharine Finn– Head, PWC Wales and the West  

Helen Birtwhistle – Director, Wales For Europe

2.30pm Coffee break

2.45pm Break out – choice of two groups:

Women and BREXIT

Chaired byPlaid Cymru 

Joyce Watson - AM for Mid & West Wales

Cerys Furlong - Chief Exec, Chwarae Teg

Getting rid of red tape – threats and opportunities

Chair: William Powell, Liberal Democrats

Mike Payne: Regional Political Officer for GMB Union

Janet Jones: Wales Policy Chair, Federation of Small Business

Main Plenary

3.15pm Fake news and the future of democracy

Chair: Geraint Talfan Davies - Chair, Wales For Europe

Cathy Duncan- Senior lecturer, Cardiff School of Journalism

Martin Shipton - Senior Reporter, Western Mail

4.00pm The choices facing the UK- three brilliant women

Chair: Jo Stevens - MP for Cardiff Central

Dr Jo Hunt -School of Law & Politics, Cardiff University

Dr Rachel Minto - Wales Governance Centre

Prof. Laura Mc Allister - School of Law & Politics, Cardiff University

Tolpuddle Martyrs' FestivalThe annual Tolpuddle Festival will this year take place from the 14th to 16th July in Tolpuddle, Dorset. Those GMB colleagues who wish to secure a place in the GMB campsite should email

Regards, Mike Payne, Regional Political Officer, 01792 467803,  @MikePayne110760,   @GMBPolitics,   @GMBCouncillors

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