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.