What Brexit Means for Associations

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This webinar covers everything US associations need to know regarding the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.

Once a launchpad for access to the largest single trading bloc in the world, the UK left the EU on January 31, 2020. What impact does the United Kingdom's withdrawal have for US-based associations? The UK's fundamental relationship with the EU has already changed. This transformation, however, has not yet been finalised as further disruption lingers on the horizon.

Listen to this webinar, which addresses everything US associations need to act upon now and consider for the future. Neil Willoughby, Account Manager at logos, MCI's public affairs branch, outlines the potential impacts in terms of accessing the EU market from the UK and details some of the concrete operational and financial implications of Brexit on associations. Takeaways include:

  • Clear overview of the political situation and likely outcomes for industry (e.g. the critical items which have been agreed upon and those which have yet to be negotiated); 
  • Summary of the challenges which are being/will be posed to international associations based in or with members in the UK (e.g. membership structure, VAT implications, access to funding from the European institutions); 
  • Guidance on key messages to share with members.

Brexit and EU Associations

Across the pond, what are the implications of Brexit for European associations? With still more negotiations under way, the future is freight with uncertainties. The first chapters of the talks will hopefully provide more clarity on how the future relationship between the UK and the EU will impact the day-to-day operations of professional and industry associations. For the time being, the status quo prevails, at least until the end of the transition period on the 31st of December 31, 2020.

Logos is a global public affairs agency part of the MCI Group. It provides tailor-made visibility, outreach and advocacy solutions based on a compelling combination of creativity, political savvy, technical expertise, coalition-building experience and razor-sharp communications.

Irish-born and Brussels-based, Neil offers a localised insight into the challenges Brexit poses in the UK and across the EU. Presently, he works at logos as an Association Management specialist serving international clients. His past experiences include time in the General Secretariat of the European Parliament and working on Brexit at the Irish Business and Employers Confederation’s office to the EU institutions.



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