Aberdeen, 14th September 2016, 10.30am to 3.30pm
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The collapse of the oil price has triggered an economic shock in Aberdeen and the wider regional economy in the North East of Scotland. Businesses are coming to terms with a decline in the trade that was buoyed by the vibrant energy industry.
This story has been all too familiar in Britain over the past four decades. Global factors have impacted local economies in towns and cities across the country, damaging the dominant industry and sometimes devastating communities that are left with the difficult task of regeneration and renewal. Car manufacturing, shipbuilding, and more recently steel production are just some of the industries that form part of this story, each carrying severe consequences for the supply chain and business eco-system.
ATCM Scotland’s ‘Pathway to Resilience’ will explore the measures that businesses, councils and government must take to ensure towns and cities across the UK can be resilient to the forces of globalisation and can support employment and enterprise in face of potential decline. This will be in the context of Aberdeen and the oil market, but aims to deliver a useful, informative discussion for town and city centre managers, BIDs, businesses, councils and policy-makers across the UK who support areas that are going or have been through turbulent times.
The meeting will end with a tour of Aberdeen city centre on the day it plays host to the Keep Scotland Beautiful Awards on the 50th Anniversary of the organisation. Join us for a behind the scenes exploration of Aberdeen’s efforts to provide an attractive and welcoming environment for all users, including a special flower market commemorating the awards.