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4th Annual Scottish Transport Conference: Transport's role in growth, Brexit, passengers and competitiveness
The 4th Annual Scottish Transport Conference will feature speakers from across Scotland's transport industry. This year's conference focuses on the role of transport in Scotland as a driver of economic growth, a conduit for infrastructure spending, a significant Scottish employer and an enabler of inward investment. The conference will discuss the potential of investment, integration and innovation across Scottish transport to support better services and a stronger economy.
Wed 6th Sep 2017
Scotland's New Lobbying Act: What all Public, Private and Third Sector organisations need to do to comply
Scotland’s new Lobbying Act is expected to come into force later this year and guidelines on the Act are currently being prepared by the Lobbying Registrar. This conference explains the Act, explores the guidelines and helps you prepare to be compliant before, during and after talking to one of the elected members or officials covered by the new law.
Tue 12th Sep 2017
Holiday Inn Edinburgh City West
Delivering Good Governance in Scotland's Services: Higher standards, effective governance and excellence in public bodies
The 4th Annual Conference on Public Sector Good Governance addresses challenges critical to good governance in all public sector bodies: Delivering effective leadership, raising governance standards, managing risk and improving service delivery. In an 'always on' culture, leaders are more visible, risk management has to be effective and responses to challenges must be swift and sure. This conference discusses how effective governance needs to evolve to match new demands, threats and opportunities.
Thu 21st Sep 2017
Holiday Inn Edinburgh City West
This conference discusses the Scottish Government's plans to legislate to develop the Scottish planning system. It examines how we can achieve the 360˚ Planning System Scotland needs - a system capable of working collaboratively at all levels to be more strategic and enabling, better networked into other policy areas, rooted in consensual and engaged development planning and more collaborative in its structure, working and funding both internally and externally.
Thu 26th Oct 2017
This conference will discuss the range of policies in place in education, health and citizenship to support the development of young Scots and will focus on three core areas of potential: sharing best practice, collaborating across organisational and sector boundaries and being led by a 'what works' approach with young Scots.
Thu 2nd Nov 2017
This half day conference provides a strategic understanding of Scotland's circular economy strategy. It examines core areas for development and growth as well as considering how to support, fund and protect circular economy initiatives.
Thu 16th Nov 2017
The focus of this conference is on how, in the context of the Scottish Government health and care initiatives, we deliver health needs with dignity consistently across Scotland for our older people.
Tue 21st Nov 2017
Six years ago the Christie commission published its report recommending a radically different approach to the provision of public services in Scotland. This conference discusses how those recommendations can be refocussed and implemented in a Scotland where public services have since seen an independence referendum and constitutional change, a vote for Brexit with consequences still to be understood and continuing financial constraints following from the economic crash of 2008.
Tue 28th Nov 2017
The 10th annual Scottish rail conference will focus on three key themes looking toward the next decade of rail: thinking strategically to get from what we have to what we want, rail and the wider economy and growth and rail development to 2027. With announcements on rail due in summer 2017 from Scottish Ministers and from the Office of Rail and Road on objectives and funding for Network Rail in in Autumn 2018, this conference examines the opportunities for rail and the wider economy.
Tue 5th Dec 2017
This conference discusses Scotland's mid-market business sector, focusing on how it can be supported and developed to contribute to Scottish economic competitiveness.
Wed 18th Apr 2018
University of Edinburgh Business School