However, please note that spaces are limited and this is likely to be a very popular event.
The guest of honour at the Japan Society and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK’s first joint lunch of 2019, will be Founder and Managing Partner of Flint and the Former Head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service, Sir Simon Fraser.
We are delighted to welcome Sir Simon to share his views on the challenges of Brexit and implications facing companies in the UK, drawn from his extensive experience at the highest levels of government decision-making. Sir Simon’s speech will provide an insider’s view of ongoing Brexit negotiations and the various options open to the UK government.
Sir Simon Fraser is a founder and Managing Partner of Flint. He supports clients managing complex European and international policy issues. Simon leads teams which are helping clients respond to the challenges of Brexit. He is a respected policy commentator and adviser of senior corporate leaders.
From 2010 to 2015 Simon was Permanent Under-Secretary and head of the Diplomatic Service at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In this role, he was responsible for advising the Foreign Secretary and the ministerial team on foreign policy. He has also led the UK Department for Business. Prior to that he was Chief of Staff to the European Trade Commissioner in Brussels, and Director General for European Policy at the Foreign Office. Simon is Deputy Chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London.
Sir Simon Fraser will speak following a two-course lunch, after which there will be time for questions until 2.30pm.
To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996, email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit the online booking form.
£70 per head
Members of the Japan Society, the JCCI and their guests
Book online here
Booking deadline: Wednesday 27 February
Co-organised by: The JCCI