Reflective of SCDI's unique membership, Forum brings together senior representatives drawn from the private, public and social economy sectors, providing a platform for dialogue, discussion and debate on the levers required to strengthen and grow Scotland's economy in an emerging environment.
Join SCDI at Forum 2016 as they discuss the findings of their refreshed SCDI Blueprint research around the three key economic challenges of the need for increased Innovation, Productivity and Internationalisation, underpinned by Infrastructure.
Profound technological, economic and geopolitical disruptions are changing the world around us at an accelerating pace, raising questions for all businesses and for how we do business. An emerging economy, in all its diversity, is approaching into view...
More entrepreneurial and intraprenuerial, economically and socially agile and adaptable by necessity. Highly competitive, but increasingly collaborative, requiring a more active regulatory relationship. Personalised, but more sharing in consumption. Has Scotland got the focus, appetite for risk and ambition to be at the forefront of these economic changes? Do our leaders, managers and workforces have the skills, opportunities and mindset to become early adopters?
SCDI will consider the potential opportunities as we move through developing infrastructure towards a low carbon future and to an increasingly digital economy supporting innovation. The next opportunity to consider the context for our economy and how it interacts internationally will of course be the forthcoming EU Referendum, with the challenges and opportunities which that debate will bring.
Forum 2016 will feature keynote addresses from The Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland; The Rt Hon David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland and David McAllister MEP.
SCDI are also pleased to confirm Jim McColl OBE, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Clyde Blowers Capital will address delegates as a plenary speaker and Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal & Vice-Chancellor, University of Strathclyde will contribute to the Executive Symposium.
Executive Symposium - Thursday 17 March (12.00 - 17.00)
As a thought-provoking and energetic prelude to Forum 2016, the Executive Symposium is a pre-conference event aimed at high level debate and discussion with around 70 stakeholders, partners and economic experts.
Forum Dinner - Thursday 17 March (18.30 - 22.00)
The Forum Dinner is attended by over 200 guests and provides an excellent opportunity for networking and informal dialogue with fellow delegates.
Forum 2016 - Friday 18 March (08.00 – 15.00)
Attended by 250 delegates the Friday Forum session provides the opportunity for delegates to debate and discuss the key issues of Scotland’s emerging economy.