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Brexit debate to take place one month before referendum

Meetings Industry Association to host EU Referendum debate with representatives from In and Leave campaigns

Pictured: the Brexit debate will take place at the Honourable Artillery Company

Representatives from both the Stronger In and Leave campaigns will lead a debate on how a British exit from the EU would affect the UK meetings industry.

The debate, organised by the Meetings Industry Association (mia), will explore the impact on employment, recruitment and contracts should the UK opt to leave. Key questions include whether it would lead to a skills shortage in the sector, and what the impact would be on supplier contracts.

The debate will be the second on the EU referendum topic following a recent EventHuddle, where panellists Nicky Havelaar (CrownBC) and Simon Hughes (MCHA Ltd) argued a Brexit could result in more regulations and impediments for event professionals.

Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, said: “Talking to our members we are very aware that many remain unsure of the direct impact their cross on the ballot paper could have on our sector. We are therefore keen to help ensure that both our members and the industry as a whole are able to make an informed choice when they head to the polling stations on 23 June.”

The debate will take place on 23 May at the Honourable Artillery Company, London, from 6pm.

Audience members will have a chance to put their questions to the panel in a Q&A after the panel discussions.

For more information or to secure a free place visit the mia website here.

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