Scotland Policy Conferences

Since lockdown, we have been organising our full programme of conferences online. We will continue online until further notice, to ensure we play our part in helping our employees and delegates to remain safe during this time. We are pleased that so many key stakeholders, policymakers and other interested parties - both old friends and new delegates - are taking up the opportunity to discuss public policy issues and network at our impartial seminars. New events are coming on to our conference programme all the time. So there are plenty of opportunities for you to join us if you haven’t already, from wherever you are. For booking-related queries, or information on speaking, please email us at or contact us using one of the following numbers: +44 (0)7951044809 / +044 (0)7503591880 / +44 (0)7538736244.

Next steps for Scotland’s city region deals: developing partnerships, delivering key projects and supporting economic development across Scotland

June 2019

This seminar brought together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the next steps in delivering city region deals in Scotland.

Delegates assessed the progress in their delivery, examining how to ensure that implementation aligns with UK and Scottish Government priorities and strategies, as well as the next steps in shaping and developing the next phase of city region deals in Scotland.

Attendees also examined the next steps in developing proposals to meet local needs, as well as putting in place effective governance systems and promoting collaboration and the sharing of best practice across Scotland and the UK.

Sessions considered the delivery of key projects and the challenges to the development of infrastructure projects.

Further sessions assessed how to build Scotland’s skills base as well as enhancing the role of universities through the development of centres of research and excellence, and examined the latest thinking on how local authorities can lead on delivering local economic models, promote community involvement and deliver inclusive growth.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Scotland Policy Conferences seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates