IPG to host Brexit webinar

IPG to host Brexit webinar

The Independent Publishers Guild will host a special free webinar to provide publishers with up-to-the-minute guidance on the potential impacts of Brexit on their business.

The hour-long webinar will cover issues including post-Brexit imports, exports and shipping, freedom of movement, Intellectual Property, copyright, rights, data protection and legal considerations.

IPG chief executive Bridget Shine said: “The final structure and impacts of Brexit are still far from clear, but we want to do all we can to help businesses get ready. With expert guidance and the government’s support, our webinar and advice bank are two good ways to prepare, and we hope as many people as possible will take advantage of these free resources. We are all hoping for clarity about our departure from the European Union and a smooth transition whenever it comes, but for now this is an excellent opportunity for publishers to develop their short-term responses and long-term strategies.”

Business and logistics advisor Steve Walker, Martin Carter of freight specialist Unsworth, RSM’s lead Brexit partner Simon Hart and Fox Williams partner and IP expert Simon Bennett will join a panel of experts for the session that will take place at 3pm on Thursday 31st October, the date Prime Minister Boris Johnson wanted the UK to leave the European Union. Following a series of votes in the Commons this week which saw MPs approve Johnson's withdrawal agreement bill for a second reading but reject his plan to get it through the Commons in three days, the UK now awaits news from Brussels on a potential extension.  

The IPG says the session will be freely available to anyone with an interest in the subject, whether they are members of the IPG or not. “The timing of the webinar, on the date that has long been scheduled as ‘Brexit Day’, will enable it to cover the very latest developments in Brexit negotiations and potential consequences,” said the IPG. “Content will reflect the most pressing issues at the time, and will directly respond to the priorities and concerns set out by publishers.”

Anyone with a query about Brexit’s impact on publishing is invited to submit it here and details of how to join the webinar are available here