Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament and MSPs: How they work and how to influence them
|0830-0925||Conference Registration and Refreshments
|0925-0930||Chair's Opening Remarks
|SESSION 1: Influencing - Rights, Wrongs, Rules and the Real World|
|0930-0950||Keynote Address: Understanding the Scottish Parliament
Sir Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive, Scottish Parliament
|0950-1000||Question and Answer Session|
|1000-1020||The New Lobbying Act: Update on compliance and good practice
Billy McLaren, Lobbying Registrar, Scottish Parliament
|1020-1040||Brexit: Latest position and implications for structures and powers
|1040-1100||GDPR and Influencing Opinion, Policy and Decision Makers
Maureen Falconer, Regional Manager - Scotland, Information Commissioner's Office
|1100-1120||Question and Answer Session|
|SESSION 2: Who Are the Decision Makers and How Do They Work?
|1140-1200||The Scottish Government: Its policies
|1200-1220||The Scottish Parliament: How it works
|1220-1240||The Scottish Government: How it works
Angela Constance MSP, Member for Almond Valley, Scottish Parliament
|1240-1300||Understanding the Political Parties
Andy Maciver, Director, Message Matters
|1300-1315||Question and Answer Session|
|SESSION 3: How To Influence - What's Your Story?|
|1400-1405||Chair’s Welcome Back|
|1405-1425||The Role of the Media
|1425-1445||Building a Campaign
Sarah Chisnall, Founder, InsightScotland
|1445-1505||Instruments of Influence - Briefings, meetings, social media and beyond...
|1505-1525||Question and Answer|
|1525||Chair’s Closing Remarks and Conference Close
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This was an excellent event - speakers were well informed and each brought something different.