PLANS for a conference that will let business leaders tell politicians exactly what they think about the impact of Brexit continue apace.

Clwyd South AM Ken Skates, the new Minister for North Wales, will be one of those speaking at the event.

To be held at Mold's Theatr Clwyd on January 11, it is being organised by Jack Sargeant AM and the Deeside Business Forum.

The event is aimed at giving the business community the perfect opportunity to influence their elected representatives ahead of the Westminster vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, scheduled for the following week.

First Minister Mark Drakeford, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Rebecca Long Bailey and Minister for Economy and Transport Ken Skates will be among the speakers at the Brexit conference.

The conference will also be attended by Assembly Members from North East Wales, MPs and around 300 business representatives from both sides of the Welsh-English border.

“This is the only event in the UK where grassroots business representatives can debate the issues around Brexit directly with high profile politicians,” said chairman of Deeside Business Forum Askar Sheibani.

“The vote is going to be very visual.

"The result will be clear and will make sure businesses really influence our MPs ahead of the vital ratification vote.”

Politicians will chair discussion groups where companies can share their views and ask questions on the impact of Brexit. Each chairman will then present a summary of the group’s debate to the whole conference.

Next, delegates will cast their votes, either for Mrs May’s deal, for no deal, or for remain.

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