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Doing Business in the United Kingdom: Free Trade Negotiations and Post-Brexit Opportunities

December 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am CST

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With January 1, 2021, bringing changes associated with a post-Brexit world, Minnesota companies may have to quickly pivot in order to seize new opportunities and maintain business continuity.

Please join us for a candid, virtual discussion of the business opportunities, implications, and considerations associated with the post-Brexit environment.



  • An update on the ongoing U.S.-UK Free Trade Agreement negotiations
  • What are the operational challenges companies are facing?
  • How are Minnesota companies meeting these challenges?
  • Legal, tax, and accounting issues


Alan Gogbashian – Keynote Speaker
Consul General of the United Kingdom in the Midwest

Ambassador Victoria Nuland – Keynote Speaker
Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

Frances Moffett-Kouadio – Panelist
Director Exports North America, UK Department for International Trade

Jesse Edgerton – Panelist
Senior Economist, Executive Director, JP Morgan

Alan Farkas – Panelist
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Jim Southwick – Panelist
Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Medtronic

Jessica Libby – Moderator
Managing Director, KPMG LLP

In partnership with Dorsey & Whitney LLP, KPMG LLP, Minnesota Trade Office, and the UK Government Office in Minneapolis.


December 16, 2020
9:00 am - 10:30 am