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Across the Pond: A Policy Update
August 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
What’s the meaning of life for the United Kingdom after “Brexit?”
On June 23, Britain held a referendum on whether to remain part of the 28-member European Union. The vote was 51.9 percent in favor of leaving. The exit from the EU will take a while, but the country’s leadership change was almost immediate.
What do the changes mean for Britain? What does this mean for relationships between that nation and ours? Specifically, how will the changes affect Georgia? According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia is the fourth-largest exporter to Britain; Britain is the seventh-largest importer to Georgia.
Register here to find out answers to these questions and more at, “Across the Pond: A Policy Update,” a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon on Monday, August 22, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, the keynote speaker for this event is Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, the British Consul General in Atlanta since 2013.
About Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford: Mr. Pilmore-Bedford represents the U.K. Government in the six-state Southeastern region of the United States. (Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.) He leads the Consulate General team in promoting U.K. trade and Investment, building Science, Innovation and education links, providing consular support to British citizens and promoting his nation’s image and reputation.
This event is open to the public; the deadline to register is Friday, August 19. Registration is $35 and includes lunch; register online here. Media interested in attending must contact Benita Dodd at or 404-256-4050. Difficulty registering? Contact Benita Dodd.
What: “Across the Pond: A Policy Update,” a Policy Briefing Luncheon
Who: Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford
When: Noon, Monday, August 22, 2016 (Registration, networking begin at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta GA 30339
Attire: Business, business casual
Refund policy: Refunds provided upon request for registrations canceled before an event’s deadline.