When: Thursday 26 May 2016 From 06:00pm To 09:00pm Where: LEO @ 1 Cornhill 1 Cornhill London EC3V 3ND May MEGA Networking takes us to a new venue, LEO @ 1 Cornhill in the heart of the city and comes in the run up to the EU referendum. With this in mind, we are organising a special event with a debate around the subject on everyone's mind. We have two great representatives who will be arguing their position and explaining why small business owners should vote in either direction: Michelle Ovens MBE Campaign Director of EU Small Business Michelle is a broadly experienced Director of small businesses and campaigns, targeting engagement of multiple stakeholders, including government, big business and media, to deliver specific aims. She is also the driving force behind the UK version of Small Business Saturday. Tom Sharpe QC One Essex Court Chambers Tom is a barrister specialising in UK and European competition law and commercial judicial review especially in communications, water and energy. He has appeared many times in the Court of Justice of the European Community and in Commission proceedings, as well as in the English Courts, Hong Kong and in the Caribbean. Formerly, he taught law at Oxford University and was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and Lincoln’s Inn. He voted for the common market in 1975 and until Maastricht and especially the Lisbon treaty was a keen supporter. But the Union today is not the common market he supported, and is incapable of reform, as Mr Cameron’s failed renegotiation showed. Should you want to put a question to the panel, please email it to '[email protected]'. You will be notified on the night if it has been selected. The format of the evening is as follows 6.00pm - Arrive & informal networking 7.00pm - Speakers present to the room 7.30pm - Questions & debate 8.00pm - Networking (may be delayed) 8.15pm - YBC Member Pitch* 8.20pm - Networking 9.00pm - Close * Two lucky YBC Premium Members will get a chance to address the floor for 2 minutes by dropping their business card on the YBC stand. NOTE: Space is limited and only registrants will be allowed access. For more information and to reserve your space, click here. This event is open to YBC Free & Premium Members and non members.