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This conference examines how the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, Ministers and MSPs work and explains the policy and media context within which decision making in those organisations takes place. The conference is aimed at people and organisations who need to be heard in high places in order to influence policy and decision making.
Thu 5th Mar 2020
This conference examines how and when the Scottish Government plans to roll out implementation of the new Planning Act, what needs to happen for the Act to meet its original objectives for planning in Scotland and which issues remain to be defined in order to give full effect to the content of the Act.
Tue 24th Mar 2020
This conference examines the Scottish Government's intentions to set out a long term vision for the Scottish justice system, how that vision can be translated into deliverable action and the culture change required if policies and services are to effectively tackle the high levels of imprisonment which are created by a cycle of offending and re-offending.
Tue 31st Mar 2020
6th Annual Scottish Transport Conference: Sustainable and Smart, Joined-Up and Inclusive, Fit for Purpose and Reliable
This year's Annual Scottish Transport Conference examines how Scottish transport can meet three core challenges. How do we promote transport that is smart, supports growth and meets the severity of climate change? Which policies and projects are required to build a transport system that is joined-up, inclusive and comprehensive? What is needed to ensure Scotland's transport is reliable, safe and fit for purpose - now and in the future?
Thu 30th Apr 2020
This conference discusses the development of open government in Scotland's public bodies and services against the backdrop of the Scottish Government's 'Open Government in Scotland Action Plan 2018-2020'. It considers the roles of emerging deliberative democracy, increasing accountability, greater digital empowerment and increasing co-production in decision making about the shape and funding of public services, particularly in the context of meeting the challenges of social justice, climate change and achieving net zero.
Tue 19th May 2020
Morton Fraser Lawyers
Children and Young People's Mental Health in Scotland 2020: Delivering the Task Force aims - prevention, early intervention, seamless support
This conference discusses how to successfully implement the Scottish Government's strategy to transform child and adolescent mental health services in Scotland and the role all organisations and sectors need to play in delivering a 'No Wrong Door' outcome. This follows the recommendations of the Children and Young People's Mental Health Taskforce, Scottish Government announcements of additional funding in both the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Programmes for Government and commitments in September 2019 to implement taskforce recommendations with specific new initiatives.
Tue 26th May 2020
This conference examines how Scotland's new tourism tax may be structured, how it could be operated, what the impact of such a tax would be and the potential benefits which may arise from the use of revenues from a tourism tax.
Thu 11th Jun 2020
Edinburgh City Chambers
Scotland's Journey to Net Zero: Delivering on the Scottish Government's response to climate emergency
This conference discusses the Scottish Government's objective of achieving a net zero Scotland by 2045, considers the policy and funding commitments announced by the First Minister to support that objective and looks at the challenges and opportunities for core carbon-emitting organisations, sectors and services in responding to the Scottish Government's ambitions.
Thu 18th Jun 2020