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Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Brexit: Implications for U.S. Private Enterprise

The United Kingdom is scheduled to withdraw from the European Union on Oct. 31. Although news coverage has focused on the U.K.’s relationship with Europe, Brexit also has profound implications for private enterprise in the United States, including new opportunities for trade and investment between the U.S. and Great Britain. In 2017, the U.S. exported $126 billion in goods and services to the U.K., and America’s capital stock in the U.K. totaled $748 billion. As the world economy adjusts to the post-Brexit landscape, U.S. startups and scale-ups face an array of new decisions, challenges and opportunities to make the most of markets and investments across the Atlantic.

At this event, attorney James Tumbridge, an advisor to the United Kingdom’s prime minister and Cabinet Office, examined Brexit’s economic impact and opportunities, including its effect on U.S. firms deploying intellectual property and data platforms in the U.K. and the E.U. Following these remarks, Tumbridge joined a panel of other experts to discuss the effects of Brexit on American business and trade. 

This event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth and the British American Business Council Texas. Follow @BakerInstitute on Twitter.





5:30 p.m. — Reception
6:00 p.m. — Keynote Presentation
6:30 p.m. — Panel Discussion



Admission is free, but registration is required.


Featured Speakers

Saroj Bhattarai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics, The University of Texas at Austin

Kathryn Cassavell
Vice President and Market Strategy Analyst, Bank of America Corporation

Leah Mayo
Executive Director, British American Business Council Texas

Michael Treyger
Deputy Director, Business and Community Development Division, Office of the Governor of Texas

James Tumbridge
Advisor, U.K. Prime Minister and Cabinet Office



Wed, Oct. 16, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
Rice University's Baker Institute — 6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005

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