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Scottish Engineering Conference 2019: Supporting Scotland's engineering and manufacturing industry


0845-0925 Registration and Refreshments 
0925-0930 Chair's Opening Remarks
Carolyn Currie, Chief Executive, Women's Enterprise Scotland
Session One: The Productivity Opportunity for Engineering and Manufacturing
0930-0950 Morning Keynote Address
Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Scottish Government
0950-1000 Question and Answer Session
1000-1020 The Productivity Challenge: Where are we weak, where are we strong?
Paul Sheerin, Chief Executive, Scottish Engineering

1020-1040 Delivering Productivity with Automation & Industry 4.0
Roy Henderson, Director, SP Technology
1040-1100 Where Are Productivity Gains Hidden and How Do You Capture Them?
Dr Stephen Harwood, Lecturer Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, University of Edinburgh Business School
1100-1120 Question and Answer Session
1120-1140 Refreshment Break
Session Two: Minimising Business Risk, Maximising Market Opportunity
1140-1200 Markets, Brexit and Logistics Continuity: What is needed?
Charles Hammond, Chief Executive Officer, Forth Ports Limited and Chair, The United Kingdom Major Ports Group
1200-1220 Delivering Skills for Engineering
Billy Scott, Key Sector Manager: Engineering, Skills Development Scotland
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1220-1240 Getting to Engineering Excellence: What does effective strategic support look like?
Julia Brown, Portfolio Director - High Value Manufacturing and Health, Scottish Enterprise
1240-1300 Question and Answer Session
1300-1345 Lunch
1345-1350 Chair's Welcome Back
Carolyn Currie, Chief Executive, Women's Enterprise Scotland
Session Three: Getting Finance, Innovation and Policy Right for Engineering
1350-1410 Delivering Finance, Reducing Risk and Encouraging Entrepreneurs
Brian Machray, Head of Manufacturing and Industrials, AIB (GB)
1410-1430 Innovation: Securing effective academic and industry collaboration
Dr Remi Zante, Head of Strategic Planning, Advanced Research Forming Centre, University of Strathclyde
1430-1445 Question and Answer Session
1445 Chair's Closing Remarks

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I was keen to get a better understanding/background to the budget and this was met. Well structured event with good and knowledgeable speakers.

Ewan Wylie, Malcolm Hollis LLP,
Fraser of Allander Scotland's Budget Briefing, 26 September 2017

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