Forthcoming events

Scotland Policy Conferences (SPC) aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy issues in the areas that have been devolved to Holyrood, or otherwise particularly affect Scotland.

SPC has in place a programme of consultation with Members of the Scottish Parliament, senior Scottish Government officials, regulators, industry representatives, charities and action groups, professional bodies and academics, local government and others. We welcome input from any individuals or organisations with an interest in issues relevant to Scotland.

Scotland Policy Conferences is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for support and any advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with SPC in order to maintain impartiality.

Should you have any booking queries, please email sue.harris@scotlandpolicyconferences.co.uk.

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Paul Cooley

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Simon Coote

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Kersti Berge

Next steps for renewable energy in Scotland - funding, development and policy priorities

Thursday, 26th May 2016
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Paul Cooley, Director of Renewables, SSE; Simon Coote, Head of Energy Industries and Innovation, The Scottish Government and Kersti Berge, Partner, Networks and Head of Ofgem in Scotland

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Michael Kellet

Next steps for palliative and end of life care: access, delivery and integration

Thursday, 2nd June 2016
The Roxburghe, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Michael Kellet, Director for Healthcare Strategy, The Scottish Government

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Dr Ken Macdonald

Next steps for data protection: implementation, compliance and best practice

Tuesday, 6th September 2016
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr Ken Macdonald, Assistant Commissioner for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Information Commissioner’s Office

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John McNairney

Infrastructure in Scotland - investment, delivery and the planning review

Wednesday, 7th September 2016
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: John McNairney, Chief Planner, The Scottish Government

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Bill Matthews

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David Fleetwood

The future of the TV market in Scotland

Wednesday, 21st September 2016
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Bill Matthews, Trustee for Scotland, BBC Trust; David Fleetwood, Programme Manager, Innovation and Investment Hubs and Broadcasting Policy, The Scottish Government and a senior speaker confirmed from BBC Scotland

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Next steps for digital infrastructure in Scotland

Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Mike Neilson, Director of Digital, The Scottish Government

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David Thomson

Next steps for tackling obesity: prevention, sugar consumption and policy priorities

Thursday, 27th October 2016
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Geoff Ogle, Chief Executive, Food Standards Scotland and David Thomson, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Food and Drink Federation

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Chris Stark

The future for Scotland’s energy sector - generation, flexibility and policy priorities

Tuesday, 29th November 2016
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Chris Stark, Director of Energy and Climate Change, The Scottish Government

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Lesley Fraser

The future of housing in Scotland - delivery, demand and the impact of policy

Wednesday, 7th December 2016
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Lesley Fraser, Director for Housing, Regeneration and Welfare, The Scottish Government

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Priorities for skills development and apprenticeships policy

Thursday, 8th December 2016
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Senior speaker from Skills Development Scotland

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Dr Miles Mack

Next steps for primary care in Scotland

Wednesday, 18th January 2017
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr Miles Mack, Chair, RCGP Scotland

In Production

Lots. Scotland Policy Conferences is planning a very full programme for the next 12 months.

But as we're the ones others tend to follow, please give us a ring or email info@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk to discuss future conferences.

We'd be happy to share ideas on areas to focus on, speaker suggestions, and other ways of getting involved.