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What now for Brexit? and how to prepare ….
January 31 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Join Kildare Local Enterprise Office and County Kildare Chamber on 31st January 2019 from 7:30-10:00 In the Osprey Hotel Naas County Kildare.
We will be hosting a panel discussion to include Lucinda Creighton, CEO of Vulcan Consulting Ltd, Sasha Kerins, a Tax Partner at Grant Thornton and Manus Rooney – Senior Adbisor in the Brexit Unit of Enterprise Ireland.
This event will focus on identifying exposure to Brexit, strategies to address Brexit challenges and opportunities and also the opportunity to pose your own questions. This seminar promises to be a must attend for those serious about preparing and planning for Brexit. This event is suited to companies who may have an exposure to Brexit on the export or supply side or are those who are concerned about competition in the market place.
Lucinda Creighton – CEO Vulcan Consulting Ltd
Lucinda Creighton is a former Irish Minister for European Affairs and CEO of Vulcan Consulting Ltd. As a member of the Irish Parliament for nine years, she ran Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2013, and represented the EU in trade talks with the United States, leading to the formal start of TTIP negotiations in 2013. From 2012 to 2014 she also served as Vice President of the European People’s Party – the largest political party in Europe. Lucinda is an advisory board member of the International Republican Institute and the European Council on Foreign Relations. By training, she is a barrister and qualified as a New York attorney.
In addition to leading Vulcan Consulting, she is retained as a special advisor on Brexit by Fipra, the international public affairs company. Through this connection, she also collaborates with the London School of Economics providing advisory services on the fallout from Brexit. Additionally, Vulcan Consulting advises a range of corporate clients on EU policy, regulatory and political issues. They specialise in assisting CEOs and other members of leadership teams in understanding the political and decision-making environment in Europe.
Sasha Kerins, Tax Partner, Grant Thornton
Sasha jointed Grant Thornton in 2008 and was appointed a Tax Partner in January 2016. She has 19 years’ experience working in various tax roles both in practice and industry.
Her client base includes multinational, state bodies and privately held Irish indigenous businesses. Her experience also includes advising clients within the construction and infrastructure industry.
She leads Grant Thornton’s Agri-Food sector group in Ireland and also heads the Grant Thornton Diversity and Inclusion programme “EMBRACE”.
She has considerable experience in corporate tax structuring, including intellectual property planning and financing structures. Sasha has also advised clients on tax structuring of acquisitions, disposals and reorganisations.
Sasha is a member of the Irish Taxation Institute’s (ITI) branch network, through which she liaises with the Revenue Commissioners on behalf of practitioners in Kildare. She regularly lectures and presents on topical tax issues to both industry and professional bodies.
Manus Rooney – Senior Advisor, Brexit Unit of Enterprise Ireland
Manus will inform delegates of the funding supports on offer for businesses and also address businesses on :
- Financial and Currency Management
Managing a volatile exchange rate and implementing best practice for financial management for SMEs in uncertain times. Ensuring your business is sufficiently protected with insights into the immediate actions you can take.
- Strategic Sourcing
What if your key suppliers are not able to supply at current volumes required, increase their costs by 20-30% due to new excise duties or even go out of business tomorrow? Understanding and reviewing your sourcing arrangements to reduce costs, increase efficiency and identify alternative suppliers with better supplier management.
- Customs, Transport and Logistics
Implementing more efficient transport and logistics arrangements and preparing for import and export procedures (customs declarations and administration etc.) with the UK if necessary.
Attendance is free but SPACES ARE LIMITED – registration is necessary.
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