Scotland's Cities and Regions in a Global Smart Economy: The challenge of competing, collaborating and growing
Wed 13th May 2015
, Holiday Inn Edinburgh City West
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This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities for Scotland’s cities and regions in a globally competitive smart economy. It will look at how we both compete and collaborate with city regions in the rest of the UK and beyond and will focus on how Scotland's city regions can leverage old strengths and new opportunities to be dynamic creators of wealth and innovation into the future.
This conference will examine:
- Scottish cities and Scottish Government strategy and policy
- Collaboration and competition between city regions at home and abroad
- Key economic drivers for city regions
- Investment, partnership and growth
- City and city region approaches in Europe and globally
- Connecting urban, rural and remote Scotland’s economic growth
- Smart, connected places: Combining digital and low carbon
What is the power and potential of Scotland’s city regions as magnets for investment and innovation and as core drivers for economic growth? Should we be adopting other global models or creating our own paths? What is the route to smart, sustainable, socially just, successful city regions?
KEYNOTE SPEAKER View All Speakers
Keith Brown MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, Scottish Government
Susan Deacon Assistant Principal Corporate Engagement - University of Edinburgh
Richard McWilliams Innovation Director - Property and Infrastructure
Councillor Frank Ross Convenor of the Economy Committee, City of Edinburgh Council
Jonathan Guthrie Head of Low Carbon Investment, Scottish Government
Simon Tricker Engaging Communities, Urban Tide
Maggie Morrison Business Development Director - Public Sector Scotland, CGI
Brian Kilkelly CEO, World Cities Network
Stephen Turner Head of Future Cities, Manchester City Council
Stefanie O'Gorman Director of Sustainable Economics, Jacobs
Willy Roe Chair, Edinburgh World Heritage
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