Scotland Policy Conferences

Brexit and economic policy priorities for Scotland - investment, growth and international trade

Wednesday, 8th March 2017

Central Edinburgh

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 publication of the UK Government’s White Paper on exiting the European Union, which includes plans for leaving the Single Market and setting up a new customs arrangement with the EU; and the First Minister’s announcement that the Scottish Government will implement a four-point plan aimed at supporting trade and exports.

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.


Guests of Honour

Lord Dunlop

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scotland Office

Michael Russell MSP

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

Guests of Honour

Michael Russell MSP

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

Lord Dunlop

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scotland Office

Chair

Jackie Baillie MSP

Member, Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Speakers

Stewart Carruth

Chief Executive, Stirling Council

Professor Andrea Nolan

Convenor, Universities Scotland and Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Edinburgh Napier University

Bertie Armstrong

Chief Executive, Scottish Fishermen's Federation

James Withers

Chief Executive, Scotland Food & Drink

Professor Andrew Scott

European Union Studies, University of Edinburgh and Co-Director, Europa Institute

Paul Lewis

Managing Director, Scottish Development International and Managing Director, International Operations, Scottish Enterprise

Catherine Burnet

Head of Scotland, KPMG

Jeremy Sainsbury

Director, Natural Power