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REBECCA THOMPSON is Events Coordinator at The Scotsman Publications. She is responsible for developing and implementing The Scotsman's conference and events programme.

Rebecca has gained experience in organising and running events in the hospitality sector before moving to the Scotsman in 2012


DAVID LEE is a consultant for The Scotsman Conferences and is a former Senior Assistant Editor of The Scotsman with wide experience in events organisation and management.

He developed two series of debates for The Scotsman - one to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Union in 2007 and another on key issues (including independence, renewable energy, defence and the future of the islands) in 2008. David hosted a number of these events, and has also chaired debates for a variety of organisations including The Law Society of Scotland and Scotland's Colleges.

David is now a Media & Events Consultant. With Susan Dalgety, David is working to deliver a high-quality and relevant conference programme that helps to inform the public debate in Scotland.


SUSAN DALGETY is a consultant for The Scotsman Conferences and has over twenty-five years experience in communications and public policy.

She has worked for national and regional newspapers as a commentator, chief writer and leader writer. During the 1990s she enjoyed seven years as an Edinburgh councillor, becoming deputy leader of the administration in 1997. She was chief press officer for Scotland’s First Minister from 2003 to 2006 when she took on a new role as Head of International Communications for the Scottish government where she helped develop Scotland’s relationship with Malawi.


Conferences
The Year of Food and Drink: Seizing opportunities, rising to challenges
The Year of Food and Drink: Seizing opportunities, rising to challengesBook now

How can we harness the innovation and excellence of Scotland's food and drink businesses to create new economic opportunities - and help to tackle major food policy challenges?

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Breakfast seminar: Land Reform
Breakfast seminar: Land ReformBook now

This seminar will reflect the responses to the draft Bill and the Stage 1 evidence sessions of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment committee - which focus on subjects as wide-ranging as Agricultural Holdings, Deer & Sporting Rates ...
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Markets 2015: Investing for a new era
Markets 2015: Investing for a new eraBook now

The conference is the only independently-provided public investment discussion event in Scotland.
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Breakfast seminar: Taxation policy in Scotland
Breakfast seminar: Taxation policy in ScotlandBook now

Taxation remains a major political issue as more powers are devolved to Scotland from the UK Parliament. This seminar will look at this and other issues including an assessment of how the new Land & Buildings Transaction Tax has bedded in and ho...
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