MacKay Hannah

3rd Annual City of Edinburgh Council Conference 2016: Building a Strong, Smart City

Wed 27th Jan 2016

, Edinburgh City Chambers

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Edinburgh is one of the world's leading cities with a unique mixture of business, arts, geography, architecture and history. These assets allow it to punch well above its weight globally relative to its size. Its strongest asset however is its people.

Taking 'strong' and 'smart' as its themes this conference focuses on how Edinburgh's economy, communities and Council can develop in strength with and for people in the Edinburgh City Region.

Edinburgh plays a critical role in the success of the wider Scottish economy. The health and vitality of Edinburgh as a city is therefore important both to Edinburgh residents and business and to a much broader range of partners.

In this 3rd annual City of Edinburgh Council conference we will discuss:

  • Strong Economy and Smart City
  • A Successful City Region
  • Partnering with Business
  • Globally Competitive, Digitally Enabled City
  • Strong Communities and Smart People
  • Strong Communities and Smart People: The Foundations for Success
  • Knowledge Economy Partnership: Excellence and Inclusion
  • The Good Habits of Excellent Cities
  • Strong Council and Smart Services
  • Reimagining Public Services for Edinburgh
  • Scotland Public Services 2020
  • Smart Services: Demand Responsive, Consumer Driven

Conference places are limited and by invitation only.  If you would like to attend please register your interest by contacting Ruth on 0131 556 1500 or email   We cannot guarantee a delegate place based on registering an interest but we will reply as early as possible to let you know if we are able to include you as a delegate.


Euan McGrory Deputy Editor, The Scotsman - Edinburgh Evening News - Scotland on Sunday

Councillor Andrew Burns Leader, City of Edinburgh Council

Gordon Robertson Director of Communications. Edinburgh Airport

Neil Carson Public Sector Customer Experience Specialist, Oracle

Elaine Melrose Group Director of Resources, Wheatley Group

Councillor Sandy Howat Depute Leader, City of Edinburgh Council

Professor Charlie Jeffery Senior Vice Principal; Professor of Politics, University of Edinburgh

Diarmaid Lawlor Head of Urbanism, Architecture and Design Scotland

Andrew Kerr Chief Executive, City of Edinburgh Council

John Curtis Managing Director, That Friday Feeling

Maggie Morrison Business Development Director - Public Sector Scotland, CGI

Caroline Stuart Scotland Director, Oracle

Ed Craig Head of Enterprise & Innovation, Ednburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Kate Armitage Strategy & Project Director, Route Monkey

Kate Polson Chief Executive, Rock Trust

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