Event

Scotland Policy Conferences: Brexit and economic policy priorities for Scotland - investment, growth and international trade

 

Guests of Honour: Lord Dunlop, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scotland Office and Michael Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, The Scottish Government

Delegates at this seminar will discuss the challenges and opportunities for inward investment, economic growth and international trade, in light of the EU referendum result.

It follows the First Minister’s recent announcement that the Scottish Government will implement a four-point plan aimed at supporting trade and exports including setting up a Board of Trade within the Government, as well a trade envoy scheme; establishing trade representation in Berlin and increasing the number of Scottish Development International staff working in Europe.

Planned sessions also focus on how export-driven industries within Scotland, such as the food, drink and manufacturing sectors, can effectively prepare for the UK’s forthcoming exit from the EU. 

Those attending will also consider the next steps in relation to the Scottish Government’s priority areas - investment, innovation, inclusive growth and internationalisation - as outlined in Scotland’s Economic Strategy.

For this conference we expect delegates to be an informed group including Members of the Scottish Parliament, senior government officials involved in this area of public policy, together with representatives from sectors such as: manufacturing, food and drink, academia, finance, legal, digital, transport, business development and support, together with reporters from the national and trade press based in Scotland and elsewhere.

We are delighted that Lord Dunlop, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scotland Office andMichael Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, The Scottish Government have agreed to deliver keynote addresses.

Stewart Carruth, Chief Executive, Stirling Council; Paul Lewis, Managing Director, Scottish Development International and Managing Director, International Operations, Scottish Enterprise;Alison McGregor, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Scotland; Professor Andrea Nolan, Convenor, Universities Scotland and Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Edinburgh Napier University; Jeremy Sainsbury, Director, Natural Power and James Withers, Chief Executive, Scotland Food & Drink have also agreed to speak.

Jackie Baillie MSP, Member, Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee has kindly agreed to chair a session.

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