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This conference focuses on Scotland's criminal justice system and the relationship between progressive evidence based approaches to tackling offending and delivering lasting changes in offending behaviour. It examines the initiatives being taken to prevent offending and reduce re-offending and discusses how a mosaic of rehabilitative approaches, together with community justice, can most effectively deliver progressive approaches to breaking the crime cycle.
Tue 23rd Jan 2018
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 30th Jan 2018
Brodies LLP - Edinburgh
The 2nd Annual Scottish Transport Infrastructure Conference will discuss the strategic transport infrastructure agenda, policy priorities, projects in prospect and sources of transport infrastructure funding.
Tue 20th Feb 2018
Dealing with Dementia in Scotland: Understanding best practice in policy, prevention and preparation
This conference addresses the challenge of dementia in Scotland and the strategy and resources to combat it, discusses how to reduce the risks of developing dementia and focuses on living with early stage dementia for people with the condition, their carers and service providers.
Tue 6th Mar 2018
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 22nd Mar 2018
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
This half-day briefing conference drills down into the core challenges facing Scottish local government. It analyses the substance and effect of each factor affecting future service delivery, bringing insight into where financial, policy and broader structural pressure is coming from - both within local government and externally - and assesses the future consequences arising from these pressures.
Tue 24th Apr 2018
Morton Fraser Lawyers
Making Housing in Scotland Affordable: Supply, Delivery Challenges and the Role of Home Energy Costs
This conference examines Scotland's core housing affordability challenges: the strategic need for the right types of housing in the right places, tackling the main structural obstacles to delivering affordable housing supply and how home energy costs can be monitored, managed and made cheaper to assist affordability.
Tue 1st May 2018
Scotland’s new Lobbying Register will come into force on the 12th March 2018. From this date all regulated lobbying in Scotland, as defined in the Lobbying (Scotland) Act, must be registered on Scotland's new Lobbying Register. This conference explains the Lobbying Act, examines what can be learned from the first months of its operation and helps you prepare to be compliant before, during and after talking to any of Scotland's elected members or officials covered by the new law.
Tue 15th May 2018
The Scottish Engineering conference provides a platform for Scotland's engineering and manufacturing sector to set out its agenda for success. The conference will discuss what engineering and manufacturing needs, examine how to minimise risk and maximise opportunity in an uncertain national and international marketplace and consider how finance, funding and policy can best support success in the sector.
Thu 25th Oct 2018