New Relationship Roundtable feat. Chris Barton, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner, Europe

Welcome to this New Relationship Roundtable featuring Chris Barton, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner, Europe, as guest speaker, on the status-quo of Brexit, the implementation of the new trade agreement, and the way forward. We will also be joined by Mikael Milhøj, Chief Analyst at Danske Bank who will share insight from his perspective.

Chris Barton is Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe, with responsibility for encouraging trade and investment between UK and other European countries as well as Israel. Chris joined the civil service in 1998, having spent 5 years as an Economics and Business Studies teacher. He has held a variety of posts since then in departments for business, energy, trade, Foreign Office and No10. He has focused on trade issues since 2013, including as Director for Trade Policy & Export Control (2013-16), Director for Multilateral and EU Trade Negotiations (2016-2019), Director for Bilateral Trade Relations (2019-20), Director for UK-EU Goods Negotiations in No10 (2020-2021), and Acting Director General for Trade Negotiations (2021).

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The SCC's Virtual Roundtables bring together tailored and differently composed, intimate groups of business leaders for interactive discussions. The event takes place virtually and follows the Chatham House Rule.

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H.E. Chris Barton

H.E. Chris Barton
Trade Commissioner for Europe

Mikael Milhøj

Mikael Milhøj
Chief Analyst, Danske Bank

New Relationship Roundtable feat. Chris Barton, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner, Europe

23 November, 10:00am - 11:00am

Virtual, London

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