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Continuing the theme of previous years, this 6th annual conference on public sector budgets will seek new ways to deliver services at lower cost and showcase working models of partnership which have already delivered proven savings.
Wed 3rd Sep 2014
Novotel Edinburgh Centre
Hosted by MacKay Hannah in partnership with the Centre for Scottish Public Policy (CSPP)
Mon 22nd Sep 2014
Keeping pace with Public Affairs in 'Scotland 2014': evolving political landscapes, rules of engagement and good practice
This conference will aim to assist policy, PR and comms professionals who regularly engage with decision-makers at all levels of government – helping them keep pace with change and ensuring they understand ‘who’ they should be engaging with and ‘how’ they should go about doing it.
Wed 8th Oct 2014
Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre
This conference takes place in association with the UK Green Investment Bank and is an excellent opportunity for all those interested in the low carbon and sustainability markets whether seeking funding for, or considering investing in, green infrastructure, sustainability and low carbon. Featuring both the GIB Chairman and Chief Executive - Rt Hon Lord Smith of Kelvin and Shaun Kingsbury - and a range of other senior figures, this conference takes place as the Green Investment Bank looks back on its first two years of activity.
Mon 27th Oct 2014
This conference – held in partnership with the Economic Development Association Scotland (EDAS) – will explore how policymakers and practitioners can realise their aspirations for the smart economic development of Scotland’s cities and local town centres.
Thu 30th Oct 2014
Scotland and the Future of the Web: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities for Business, Public Services and the Third Sector
This conference maps the fast changing web landscape, explains how customers and citizens will want to interact through the web and how their behaviour is developing. It will provide opportunities to drill into the detail of the core areas of opportunity and threat presented by the constant flow of web innovation and creativity.
Tue 11th Nov 2014
Sun Oracle Executive Briefing Centre
Based around the feedback from last year’s event, the 2014 Public Sector Good Governance conference will explore governance during uncertain times – particularly during periods of significant public service reforms and squeezed budgets.
Mon 17th Nov 2014
Scottish Building Federation 1st Annual Conference: Scottish Construction: Building a financially secure, sustainable future
The Scottish Building Federation will bring together the industry from across Scotland for their 1st annual conference. The keynote speech will be delivered by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities addressing how do we restore confidence to the construction industry in Scotland?
Wed 26th Nov 2014
Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor
This conference will explain the Government’s finalised package of support for low emission vehicles and supporting infrastructure, discuss how to engage with the financial support available and give an understanding of how to plan for and deliver the use of low emission vehicles in the context of the proposals whether you are a public or private sector organisation and across all vehicle and fleet types.
Mon 1st Dec 2014
Digital and ICT Skills in Scottish Education: The Skills investment plan & Tackling the Digital & ICT Skills Gap
Our conference will explore how education in Scotland can close the ICT and Digital Skills gaps in the Scottish industry. Since the launch of the ICT Skills Investment Plan, how can we make sure the importance of digital skills are embedded within schools, colleges and universities in Scotland. How can we ensure the young people of today have the right skills and expertise needed to be the digital experts of tomorrow?
Tue 9th Dec 2014
Sun Oracle Executive Briefing Centre