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Former trade minister to discuss post-Brexit business outlook at PPMA Total Show

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 25JAN13 - Francis Maude, Member of Parliament for Horsham, United Kingdom is during the press conference 'Taking Action on Cyber Resilience in the Digital Economy' at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2013. Copyright by World Economic Forum swiss-image.ch/Photo Urs Jaudas

LORD Francis Maude will discuss the importance of global standards and the role of the British Standards Institution (BSI) following the recent EU referendum when he opens the PPMA Total Show 2016 later this month.

The ex-Minister of State for Trade and Investment has been confirmed as the headline seminar speaker at the exhibition, which kicks-off on September 27 at Birmingham’s NEC.

Lord Maude will also highlight the importance of the manufacturing industry for the UK economy and reveal the need in the post-Brexit world for business to cultivate a genuinely global outlook.

Speaking about his appearance, Lord Maude said, “As Trade Minister I found huge goodwill for Britain around the world and a sense that we stand for real quality and reliability. It’s important now that we do not underestimate the importance of manufacturing in our economy. I look forward to sharing my experience and insights with exhibitors and visitors at the PPMA Total Show 2016.”

Grant Jamieson, chairman of PPMA Group of Associations added, “We’re excited to announce Lord Francis Maude as our headline speaker for the 2016 show. He brings with him a wealth of experience on the global stage and we’re confident he will be both a valuable and insightful speaker at this year’s event.”