Scotland Policy Conferences

Implementing the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal - infrastructure investment, innovation and accelerated growth

Morning, Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar examines next steps and key issues for implementing the £1.1bn Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal signed by the UK and Scottish Government’s in July 2017.


Delegates will discuss priorities for developing the infrastructure needed to support accelerated growth in Edinburgh and the South East, including recommendation for a regional infrastructure strategy and funding to advance projects which include data innovation centres, extensive transport improvements, a concert hall and housing development.


Further sessions assess the support needed for key growth sectors, in particular encouraging greater collaboration between higher education and business, including proposals for a network of business incubators and development of a regional skills plan aimed at disadvantaged groups.



Guests of Honour

Councillor Adam McVey

Council Leader, City of Edinburgh Council

Professor Charlie Jeffery

Senior Vice-Principal, Edinburgh University

Guest of Honour

Councillor Adam McVey

Council Leader, City of Edinburgh Council

Keynote Speakers

Dr Morag Watt

Lead, Cities Team, The Scottish Government

Neil MacLennan

Head of City Deals and Local Government, Scotland Office

Chairs

Alison Johnstone MSP

Spokesperson for Health and Sport, Scottish Green Party and Member for Lothian, Scottish Parliament

Neil Findlay MSP

Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Brexit, Campaigns and Party Engagement, Scottish Labour and Member for Lothian, Scottish Parliament

Speakers

Ken Shaw

Head of Employability and Talent Development, City of Edinburgh Council

Craig Sanderson

Chief Executive, Link Group

Rory Alexander

Partner, Morton Fraser

Professor Charlie Jeffery

Senior Vice-Principal, University of Edinburgh

Pat Ritchie

Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council

Councillor David Ross

Co-Leader, Fife Council

Professor Richard Williams

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University

Michael Moore

Senior Adviser for Devolution, PwC

John Lauder

National Director Scotland, Sustrans