August 19, 2020 at 10:00am - 11:15am

This is the fifth EDAS Covid Conversation; an opportunity for Scotland's economic development community to share different perspectives on the pandemic and in particular share experience and ideas for policy and practice. 

On 19th August (10 – 11.15 am), we’ll be talking about Economic Recovery Post Covid - A New Enterprise Landscape.  The enterprise landscape is one that is continually evolving, but now more than ever, what does this mean for start-up and growth businesses in Scotland? What may become of the sector in the next few years?

Please join EDAS and guest contributors to discuss, what are the greatest challenges and emerging opportunities? How will business support need to adapt?

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10:00    Welcome: Event Chair – Suzanne Hamilton, Director, Frontline Consultants Ltd and EDAS Deputy Chair

Panel Perspectives  

Q1) What are the greatest challenges and Q2) the emerging opportunities?

10:05    Rachael Brown, Chief Executive, The Future Economy Company and Convenor, Scotland Can Do   

10:10    Hugh Lightbody, Chief Officer, Business Gateway National Unit, COSLA

10:15    Ana Gallardo, Entrepreneurial Development Team Lead, Scottish Enterprise 

10:20    Dr Siobhán Jordan, Director, Interface 

10:25    Audience-Panel Discussion on Greatest Challenges and Emerging Opportunities

Panel Perspectives

Q3) How does business support need to adapt?

10:40    Rachael Brown

10:45    Hugh Lightbody 

10:50    Ana Gallardo

10:55    Dr Siobhán Jordan

11:00    Audience-Panel Discussion on how business support needs to adapt

11:15    Final word for the future from panel guests. 


#CC6 on Friday 11 September, Economic Recovery Post Covid – Implications for Place        

August 19, 2020 at 10:00am - 11:15am
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