April 28, 2016 at 4:30pm - 6:30pm
EDAS invites you to join them for the launch of an agenda-setting publication written by leading figures from business, media, the public sector and academia concerning the internationalisation of the Scottish economy. The engaging and readable article series offers new and ground-breaking insight into the links between Scotland's culture and outlook, and our engagement, connectivity and trade with the wider world. See below for more on the publication.  
At the launch you will be joined by the authors of the article series, who have offered their expert insight into this important issue for Scotland's economy. Confirmed authors attending are Keith Aitken (freelance journalist & formerly of the Scotsman), Professor Paul Bishop (University of Glasgow), Fiona Fraser (Women's Enterprise Scotland), David Scrimgeour MBE (DS Consulting & formerly of Scottish Enterprise) and Dr Derek Sheperd (Former Managing Director, Aggreko). 
Confirmed audience members attending include prominent stakeholders in Scottish internationalisation, including from Scottish and local government, the Scottish Parliament Information Centre, British Council Scotland, key economic development and skills bodies, business organisations, university representatives, consultancies, and leading third sector organisations.  
The launch will begin with introductory speeches from Robert Pollock (Chair, EDAS) and Stuart MacDonald (Executive Director, Centre for Cultural Relations, University of Edinburgh). There will then be a panel discussion held between authors of the articles and audience members, followed by time for informal networking over refreshments. Those who book to attend will also be provided with an advance copy of "Culture, Outlook and Scottish Internationalisation", and will be able to discuss any questions they have about the articles with the authors present. 
The launch will be a unique opportunity to learn about an under-examined factor for internationalisation which, as the article series demonstrates, could have enormous implications for Scotland's successful adaptation to an ever-shrinking world. This analysis comes on the heels of the Scottish Government's new Trade and Investment Strategy, whose explicit aim is "to drive a shift in mindset with increased global outlook" as key to increasing economic internationalisation. As such, this interactive and social event will also be a chance to discuss with key stakeholders what more we can all do to promote a cultural outlook and environment that is conducive to greater internationalisation. 
As places are strictly limited, please RSVP to book.


April 28, 2016 at 4:30pm - 6:30pm
University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square
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