Scotland Policy Conferences

Priorities for developing Scotland’s cities and regions - City Deals, partnerships and economic strategy

Morning, Wednesday, 20th September 2017

Central Edinburgh

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Delegates at this conference will discuss the future policy priorities for developing Scotland’s cities and regions.


With each of Scotland’s seven city regions at varying stages of the City Deal process, and following the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee inquiry into Scotland’s City Deals, delegates will look at best practice for designing and delivering City Deals, including examples from both Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom.


Further sessions will assess the potential for City Deals to meet the objectives of a range of policies such as the UK-wide Industrial strategy and the Scottish Government’s economic strategy, in terms of stimulating growth, driving innovation and developing skills.


Delegates will discuss opportunities for Scotland’s cities and regions to attract investment and develop international links in advance of the United Kingdom’s forthcoming exit from the European Union, as well as the way forward for developing partnerships with the private sector and promoting inclusive growth.



Guests of Honour

Stewart Carruth

Chief Executive, Stirling Council

Pat Ritchie

Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council

Keith Brown MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, The Scottish Government

Dr Ian Duncan

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scotland Office

Guests of Honour

Keith Brown MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, The Scottish Government

Dr Ian Duncan

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scotland Office

Pat Ritchie

Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council

Stewart Carruth

Chief Executive, Stirling Council

Keynote Speakers

Michael Moore

Senior Advisor, PwC

David Littlejohn

Head, Tay Cities Deal

Jim Savege

Chief Executive, Aberdeenshire Council

Hugh Aitken

Director, CBI Scotland

Chairs

Dean Lockhart MSP

Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Jackie Baillie MSP

Member, Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Speakers

Paul Zealey

Skills Planning Lead, Skills Development Scotland

Sarah Price

Chief Executive Officer, Edinburgh Printmakers

Alison Irvine

Head of Strategic Transport Planning, Transport Scotland

Toby Reid

Managing Director, BioCity Group