Since it was first published in 1817, The Scotsman has been at the heart of the debate about issues that really matter. Almost 200 years later, it is still the national forum for discussion on the topics of the moment, and is right at the heart of the current debate on Scotland's constitutional future.
The newspaper - and its successful website - www.scotsman.com - offer an authoritative space for all shades of opinion to have their say on the challenges and opportunities facing Scotland over the next decade. Now Scotsman Conferences brings the debate alive with new conferences for a new world.
Explore the site to find out more about our recent conferences, or contact us direct to discuss how Scotsman Conferences can bring you and your organisation to the heart of the debate.
The Scotsman Conferences programme so far has been a huge success with more than 2300 senior professionals from across Scotland and beyond attending our first 21 events.
The first event in our 2013 programme, The Future of the Media in Scotland was a great success and was widely covered by a variety of media outlets. Our next event in May sees us once again joining forces with the Edinburgh College to bring you, The Green Transport Prize. June will see the return of one of the key debates in our independence series, The Economics of Independence 2013. This will be closely followed by Defence Policy: Protecting Scotland and Preserving Jobs. We will be announcing more high profile conferences in the coming weeks. Delegates and sponsors should expect a full programme of informative and lively debates featuring expert speakers that focus on the key issues in Scottish industry and politics. The media, business, independence and wider social issues will all come under the microscope in the next year.
Our 2012 programme focused on the big issues of independence, financial markets, renewables and the food & drink industry. It brought together some of the most influential, powerful figures and organisations in Scottish business and politics. Speakers included Alistair Darling MP, Ed Davey MP & John Swinney MSP from the UK and Scottish Governments. They were joined by top industry professionals such as Alliance Trust's Katherine Garrett-Cox and Scottish Engineering's Chief Exec Dr Peter Hughes. Some of the country's leading influential thinkers and academics also took to the platform including expert pollster Prof John Curtice, Prof John Kay of the London School of Economics and Oxford University's Prof Hew Strachan.
2012 also saw The Scotsman Conferences draw support from many of the top agencies and businesses in the UK including: Brodies LLP, Dundas and Wilson, Bank of Scotland, DLA Piper, Alliance Trust, Investec, Martin Currie, Personal Assets Trust, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and many more.
Scotsman Conference Format
Unlike traditional conferences, our events run for half a day - because delegates can no longer afford the luxury of a full day away from their desk. They need to keep up-to-date with policy developments and build professional networks, so our sharply-focussed events allow delegates to do both without eating into valuable working time.
Our agendas may be shorter but thanks to The Scotsman’s unrivalled access to a national and UK network of experts, each event attracts the best possible speakers and we build in plenty of time for discussion and networking.
The delegate fee is affordable and offers excellent value for money.
Each event is supported by editorial opportunities in The Scotsman as well as online, widening the scope of the debate and offering speakers a national platform.
To sign up for our 2013 events, use the 'Book Now' button on the appropriate conference page, or call 0131 620 8656.
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