INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BREXIT: IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. PRIVATE ENTERPRISE

 Tonight I was privileged to give the key note address on - INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BREXIT: IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. PRIVATE ENTERPRISE

It is great honour to speak at the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.  The list of former speakers is remarkable and it is clear why it has established itself as one of the premier nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the USA.

in tonight’s discussion we covered a wide range of views and opportunities.  With United Kingdom scheduled to withdraw from the European Union on Oct. 31 and the council meeting in Europe this week, interest was considerable.

Although news coverage has focused on the U.K.’s relationship with Europe, Brexit also has profound implications for private enterprise in the United States, including new opportunities for trade and investment between the U.S. and Great Britain. In 2017, the U.S. exported $126 billion in goods and services to the U.K., and America’s capital stock in the U.K. totaled $748 billion. As the world economy adjusts to the post-Brexit landscape, U.S. startups and scale-ups face an array of new decisions, challenges and opportunities to make the most of markets and investments across the Atlantic.

The discussion was vibrant, and welcoming to know how positively Texas views the UK.