Scotland Policy Conferences

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

Morning, Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW

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

George Burgess

Deputy Director, Food, Drink and Trade, The Scottish Government

Lucy Smith

Director General for UK Governance, Cabinet Office

Guests of Honour

George Burgess

Deputy Director, Food, Drink and Trade, The Scottish Government

Lucy Smith

Director General for UK Governance, Cabinet Office

Chairs

Peter Chapman MSP

Member, Cross-Party Group on Brexit

Alex Neil MSP

Convener, Cross-Party Group on Brexit

Speakers

Bertie Armstrong

Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Fisherman’s Federation

Martin Bell

Deputy Director of Global Affairs, Scotch Whisky Association

Lynda Towers

Director of Public Law, Morton Fraser Lawyers

Andy McDonald

Director for Europe, Scottish Development International

David Watson

Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Australian Trade and Investment Commission

Jonnie Hall

Director of Policy and Member Services, NFU Scotland

Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Robert Gordon University

Tracy Black

Director, CBI Scotland

Jonathan de Beer

Senior Adviser to the Director General, ‎Association of British Insurers