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

AGENDA

0845-0925 Registration and Refreshments 
0925-0930 Chair's Opening Remarks
Carolyn Currie, Chief Executive, Women's Enterprise Scotland
WEScotland
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
ScotGovJamieHepburn 
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
ScotEngineering

1020-1040 Delivering Productivity with Automation & Industry 4.0
Roy Henderson, Director, SP Technology
SP_TechnologyUK
1040-1100 Where Are Productivity Gains Hidden and How Do You Capture Them?
Dr Stephen Harwood, Lecturer (Strategy, Management of Technology, Operations Management, Research Methods) Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, University of Edinburgh Business School
drsharwood uoebusiness
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
ForthPorts
1200-1220 Delivering Skills for Engineering
Billy Scott, Key Sector Manager: Engineering, Skills Development Scotland
skillsdevscot SP_TechnologyUK
1220-1240 Getting to Engineering Excellence: What does effective strategic support look like?
Julia Brown, Portfolio Director - High Value Manufacturing and Health, Scottish Enterprise
JuliaBrownlsncs
1240-1310 Panel and Discussion

Panel:
  • Business
  • Scottish Enterprise/SDI
  • Legal
  • Investment Analyst
1310-1355 Lunch 
1355-1400 Chair's Welcome Back
Carolyn Currie, Chief Executive, Women's Enterprise Scotland
WEScotland
Session Three: Getting Finance, Innovation and Policy Right for Engineering
1400-1420 Delivering Finance, Reducing Risk and Encouraging Entrepreneurs
Brian Machray, Head of Manufacturing and Industrials, AIB (GB)
AIBGB
1420-1440 Innovation: Securing effective academic and industry collaboration
1440-1500 What Does Government Policy Need to Bring to the Table?
1500-1520 Question and Answer Session
1520-1525 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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