Wednesday, 8th March 2017
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
Delegates at this seminar will discuss the challenges and opportunities for international growth and trade in Scotland, particularly in the context of Brexit.
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 Berlin and increasing the number of Scottish Development International staff working in Europe.
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 and 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 this area of public policy, together with representatives from sectors such as: manufacturing, food and drink, academia, finance, legal, digital, transport, business development and support, together with reporters from the national and trade press based in Scotland and elsewhere.