Scotland Policy Conferences

City Region and Growth Deals in Scotland: progress and next steps for delivery

Morning, Wednesday, 29th April 2020

Central Edinburgh

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference 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 includes keynote address from: Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, and Chair, Glasgow City Region Cabinet and Sally Thompson, Audit Manager, Audit Scotland.


Areas for discussion include:


  • City Region and Growth Deals in Scotland - delivery, accountability and progress so far;
  • The Glasgow City Region Deal Gateway Review - outcomes and way forward;
  • Co-ordinating City Region and Growth Deals across Scotland - governance, collaboration and delivering economic development;
  • Building an inclusive economy and developing a skilled workforce through City Region and Growth Deals; and
  • Progress and next steps for the city region and growth Deals.


Keynote Speakers

Sally Thompson

Audit Manager, Audit Scotland

Councillor Susan Aitken

Leader, Glasgow City Council and Chair, Glasgow City Region Cabinet

Keynote Speakers

Sally Thompson

Audit Manager, Audit Scotland

Councillor Susan Aitken

Leader, Glasgow City Council and Chair, Glasgow City Region Cabinet

Speakers

Councillor John Alexander

Leader, Dundee City Council and Chair, Scottish Cities Alliance

Matt Lancashire

Director of Policy and Public Affairs, SCDI

Neil MacLennan

Head of City Deals and Local Government, Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland

Dr Morag Watt

Cities Team Leader, The Scottish Government

Amanda Burgauer

Chair, Scottish Rural Action

Chris Brodie

Head, Skills Planning and Sector Development, Skills Development Scotland

Professor Julia Darby

Department of Economics, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde

Senior speaker confirmed from Heriot-Watt University