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.

Westminster Forum Projects |  Lesley Fraser Photo

Lesley Fraser

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

Wednesday, 7th December 2016
Radisson Blu Hotel, 80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Lesley Fraser, Director for Housing and Social Justice, The Scottish Government

Westminster Forum Projects |  Jamie Hepburn MSP Photo

Jamie Hepburn MSP

Priorities for skills development and apprenticeships policy

Thursday, 8th December 2016
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Employability and Training, The Scottish Government and Katie Hutton, Director of National Training Programmes, Skills Development Scotland

Westminster Forum Projects |  Aileen Campbell MSP Photo

Aileen Campbell MSP

Westminster Forum Projects |  Mel Young Photo

Mel Young

Policy priorities for sport in Scotland

Tuesday, 17th January 2017
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport, The Scottish Government and Mel Young, Chair, sportscotland

Westminster Forum Projects |  Dr Miles Mack Photo

Dr Miles Mack

Next steps for primary care in Scotland - patient engagement, the new GP contract and workforce responsibilities

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

Guests of Honour: Richard Foggo, Deputy Director and Head of Primary Care, The Scottish Government; Dr Miles Mack, Chair, RCGP Scotland and Dr Alan McDevitt, Chair, Scottish General Practitioners Committee, BMA

Westminster Forum Projects |  Maureen Watt MSP Photo

Maureen Watt MSP

Westminster Forum Projects |  Tam Baillie Photo

Tam Baillie

Next steps for mental health and wellbeing in Scotland

Thursday, 23rd February 2017
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Maureen Watt MSP, Minister for Mental Health, The Scottish Government and Tam Baillie, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland

Westminster Forum Projects |  Roseanna Cunningham MSP Photo

Roseanna Cunningham MSP

Next steps for enhancing natural capital and biodiversity in Scotland

Wednesday, 1st March 2017
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, The Scottish Government

Westminster Forum Projects |  Lord Dunlop Photo

Lord Dunlop

Responding to Brexit - priorities for inward investment, economic growth and international trade

Wednesday, 8th March 2017
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Lord Dunlop, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scotland Office and Michael Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, The Scottish Government

Westminster Forum Projects |  Humza Yousaf MSP Photo

Humza Yousaf MSP

Policy priorities for transport in Scotland - infrastructure, connectivity, and supporting economic growth

Wednesday, 15th March 2017
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport and the Islands, The Scottish Government

Westminster Forum Projects | Scotland Policy Conferences

Key issues for health and social care integration: commissioning, workforce and partnership development

Thursday, 16th March 2017
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Alison Taylor, Head of Integration Division, The Scottish Government

Westminster Forum Projects | Scotland Policy Conferences

Priorities for developing energy efficiency in Scotland

Thursday, 18th May 2017
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, The Scottish Government

Westminster Forum Projects | Scotland Policy Conferences

Palliative and end of life care in Scotland - commissioning, public awareness and delivering best practice

Thursday, 25th May 2017
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Professor Craig White, Divisional Clinical Lead, Healthcare Quality and Strategy Directorate, The Scottish Government

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.