Scotland Policy Conferences

Brexit and Scotland's economy - investment, international relationships and policy priorities

Morning, Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Central Edinburgh

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will bring together key stakeholders together with policymakers to discuss the policy priorities needed to prepare for the challenges and opportunities presented to Scotland’s economy by Brexit.


Delegates will discuss key issues facing Scotland’s economy post-Brexit in terms of competitiveness, investment and the labour market, and the likely impact of UK government proposals on transitional customs and trade arrangements.


Further sessions will look at policy priorities for ensuring that businesses in Scotland are able to fulfil the objectives of the Scottish Government’s Economic Strategy, particularly with regard to supporting Scottish companies to build international links post-Brexit.



Guests of Honour

Michael Russell MSP

Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, The Scottish Government

Lord Duncan of Springbank

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scotland Office

Guests of Honour

Michael Russell MSP

Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, The Scottish Government

Lord Duncan of Springbank

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scotland Office

Chair

Alex Neil MSP

Convener, Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Brexit

Speakers

Bertie Armstrong

Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Fisherman’s Federation

Senior speaker confirmed from Scotch Whisky Association

Alastair Ross

Assistant Director and Head of Public Policy, Scotland, Wales and NI, Association of British Insurers

Lynda Towers

Director of Public Law, Morton Fraser

Andy McDonald

Director for Europe, Scottish Development International

Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Robert Gordon University