Scotland Policy Conferences

We are continuing to organise full-scale virtual conferences which retain all the features of physical seminars, including full programmes, presentations with slides, panel discussions and live delegate questions and comments sessions, person-to-person and group networking, and a permanent record provided to all delegates afterwards. New events are coming on to our conference programme all the time, so there are plenty of opportunities to join us if you haven’t already, from wherever you are.
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The future for infrastructure in Scotland - policy, investment, and contributing to economic recovery, societal priorities, and the path to net-zero

October 2021

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will examine next steps for infrastructure development in Scotland and the measures that can be taken to drive economic recovery across the country and tackle challenges around the environment and inequality, as well as examining developments in people’s working lives, their priorities, and their habits.

We are pleased to be able to include a keynote session with Katherine White, Deputy Director, Infrastructure and Investment, The Scottish Government. The chairs are Ronnie Cowan MP, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure); and Pauline McNeill MSP, Shadow Labour Spokesperson (Justice).

It will be an opportunity to discuss significant policy developments and issues for their implementation going forward, including:

  • the Infrastructure Investment Plan - published by The Scottish Government in February this year, with a focus on the role of infrastructure in meeting challenges such as the pandemic, Brexit, and climate change
  • the Capital Spending Review - released alongside the Infrastructure Investment Plan and focusing on environmental, economic, and place objectives and investment plans
  • A blueprint for Scotland - published in two parts last year by the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland, with wide-ranging recommendations in areas such as construction, working towards net-zero ambitions, and a devolved regulatory and pricing framework

We also expect discussion on how the agreement reached by SNP with the Scottish Green Party impacts the next steps for Scottish infrastructure.


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass holders from the Scottish Parliament, and officials from The Scottish Government; BEIS; the Competition & Markets Authority; the Department for Infrastructure, NI; the Department for International Trade; the Health and Safety Executive; HM Revenue & Customs; and the Office of Rail & Road. Also due to attend are representatives from Argyll and Bute Council; Audit Scotland; Brookfield; CKD Galbraith; CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang; Digtial Mobile Spectrum; Dumfries and Galloway Council; East Ayrshire Council; Falkirk Council; FarrPoint; Fife Council; GHD Advisory; G H Johnston Building Consultants; Historic Environment Scotland; Horizon Housing Association; Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park; Ofcom; Scottish Enterprise; Scottish Futures Trust; Scottish Land and Estates; Scottish Water; SELECT; Shoosmiths; South Ayrshire Council; South Lanarkshire Council; The Way Forward 2045; University of Dundee; University of Edinburgh; and Zero Waste Scotland.

A press pass has been reserved by a representative from Market Mettle.

This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials are made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles