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 |  Dr Catherine Calderwood Photo

Dr Catherine Calderwood

The future of the NHS in Scotland: innovation, efficiency and 'realistic medicine'

Tuesday, 25th October 2016
Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh, 80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer, The Scottish Government

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Mike Neilson

Implementing 'Digital Scotland' - broadband, mobile and infrastructure

Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh, 80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, The Scottish Government and Mike Neilson, Director of Digital, The Scottish Government

Westminster Forum Projects |  Daniel Kleinberg Photo

Daniel Kleinberg

Westminster Forum Projects |  Geoff Ogle Photo

Geoff Ogle

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David Thomson

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

Wednesday, 16th November 2016
Central Edinburgh
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Daniel Kleinberg, Head of Health Improvement Division, The Scottish Government; Geoff Ogle, Chief Executive, Food Standards Scotland and David Thomson, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Food and Drink Federation

Westminster Forum Projects |  Chris Stark Photo

Chris Stark

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John Fiennes

Next steps for energy in Scotland

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

Guests of Honour: Chris Stark, Director of Energy and Climate Change, The Scottish Government; John Fiennes, Director, Energy Strategy, Networks and Markets, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Roger Witcomb, Energy Market Inquiry Chair, Competition and Markets Authority

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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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Jamie Hepburn MSP

Priorities for skills development and apprenticeships policy

Thursday, 8th December 2016
Central Edinburgh
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

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

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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

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

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Tam Baillie

Next steps for mental health 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 |  Humza Yousaf MSP Photo

Humza Yousaf MSP

Policy priorities for transport in Scotland

Wednesday, 15th March 2017
Central Edinburgh

Guest of Honour: Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport and the Islands, 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.