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Realising the Potential of Life Sciences in Scotland [CLOSED]
Realising the Potential of Life Sciences in Scotland [CLOSED] 

This conference will examine the state of Scotland’s life sciences industry and how it can continue to move forward in a coherent and joined-up way to the benefit of all parties.

Key issues will include the relationship between R&D an...
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The Digital Fabric of Scotland - The challenge of stitching it together. [CLOSED]
The Digital Fabric of Scotland - The challenge of stitching it together. [CLOSED] 

Scotland has one of the richest archive collections in the world, from business archives that stretch back 400 years to the millions of items held by the National Records of Scotland.
These valuable records are the building blocks for indu...
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The Fracking Question: is shale oil and gas a game-changer for  energy security and pricing? [CLOSED]
The Fracking Question: is shale oil and gas a game-changer for energy security and pricing? [CLOSED] 

The UK energy 'story' is based on a simple premise - resources are declining and prices are rising. Fracking challenges that basic premise; the extraction of very significant quantities of oil and gas - and the consequent reduction in fuel price...
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The Independence White Paper: A Business Plan for Scotland? [CLOSED]
The Independence White Paper: A Business Plan for Scotland? [CLOSED] 

Will the SNP blueprint for independence help provide the answers for undecided Scots ahead of next year’s referendum?

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Scottish Food and Drink: Keeping it in the family [CLOSED]
Scottish Food and Drink: Keeping it in the family [CLOSED] 

Following on the success of the Scotsman Conferences first food and drink conference last September, this year’s event looks at why family business flourish in this important sector.
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The Future of the UK Aerospace Industry [CLOSED]
The Future of the UK Aerospace Industry [CLOSED] 

In spring 2013, the Westminster Government and industry signed up to a £2 billion partnership to keep the UK at the forefront of world aerospace manufacturing. This event will hear from both UK & Scottish governments as they explain their strate...
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Defence Policy: Protecting Scotland and Preserving Jobs [CLOSED]
Defence Policy: Protecting Scotland and Preserving Jobs [CLOSED] 

Last year's conference, Defending An Independent Scotland, opened up the debate on how future defence forces might look if Scotland was to become an independent country. Since then, the debate has intensified and taken many twists and turns. The...
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The Economics of Independence 2013 [CLOSED]
The Economics of Independence 2013 [CLOSED] 

Economics remain at the very heart of the debate over Scottish independence. Join us as expert speakers tackle some of the key issues in this unmissable event.
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Green Transport Prize: presentation night [CLOSED]
Green Transport Prize: presentation night [CLOSED] 

The Green Transport Prize offered £100,000 for the most innovative green transport ideas - and entries came in from around the world.
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The Future of the Media in Scotland [CLOSED]
The Future of the Media in Scotland [CLOSED] 

What does the future hold for the media in Scotland? What kind of media does Scotland want and need in the 21st century? A range of experts will discuss these issues and many more - and try to reach some conclusions about how the media of the fu...
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