Guests of Honour: Lord Dunlop, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scotland
Office and Michael Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on
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
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
and increasing the number of Scottish Development International staff working
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
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
area of public policy, together with representatives from sectors such as:
manufacturing, food and drink, academia, finance, legal, digital, transport,
development and support, together with reporters from the national and trade
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
Stewart Carruth, Chief Executive, Stirling Council; Paul Lewis, Managing
Director, Scottish Development International and Managing Director,
International Operations, Scottish Enterprise;Alison McGregor, Chief Executive
Scotland; Professor Andrea Nolan, Convenor, Universities Scotland and
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Edinburgh Napier University; Jeremy
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.
Book your place here.