Morning, Wednesday, 29th April 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar will bring together policymakers and stakeholders to examine the progress and the next steps in the delivery of City Region and Growth Deals in Scotland.
It is timed for discussion on:
Delegates will examine the audit and review, and consider:
- progress so far and next steps,
- governance, collaboration and economic development,
- building an inclusive economy, and
- developing a skilled workforce.
There will be keynote addresses from:
- Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader, Glasgow City Council, and Chair, Glasgow City Region Cabinet; and
- Sally Thompson, Audit Manager, Audit Scotland.
Further confirmed speakers include: Councillor John Alexander, Dundee City Council and Scottish Cities Alliance; Professor Julia Darby, University of Strathclyde; Jonathan Guthrie, Robertson Group; Councillor Jenny Laing, Aberdeen City Council; Matt Lancashire, SCDI; Allan McQuade, Scottish Enterprise and Professor Jonathan Seckl, The University of Edinburgh.
James Dornan MSP, Convener, Local Government and Communities Committee and David Brown, Director of Strategic Partnerships, University of Edinburgh have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.
Engagement with policy officials at this conference
This seminar from Scotland Policy Conferences has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials and further representatives who have reserved places from: The Scottish Government; the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland; Transport Scotland; the Office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner; Social Security Scotland; the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland; the Scotland Office; BEIS; and Defra.