21 November 2016

Event

CBI President Paul Drechsler's opening address at #CBI2016

Paul Drechsler, CBI President's opening address at the 2016 CBI Annual Conference.

CBI President Paul Drechsler's opening address at #CBI2016

Paul Drechsler, CBI President's opening address at the 2016 Annual Conference focused on change, and the many challenges and disruptions the changes occurring in the world provide to business. Changes in government, both in Britain and America, changes in Europe, and the many rapid changes occurring in technology today.

Drawing upon his personal experiences of working in a rapidly changing business environment in Sao Paolo, Brazil, he went on to discuss Brexit and called upon the government to provide a more open approach to EU negotiations and stress the importance of neither a hard, nor soft Brexit, but a smooth Brexit. 

Mr Drechsler talked about technology, and the positive contributions it makes to the world today, from genetically engineered mosquitos combating the Zika virus in Brazil, to state of the art robotics improving modern medical surgery.