What Future for Aerospace and Defence Industries in Scotland? [CLOSED]
Scotland’s aerospace and defence industries employ more than 30,000 people in around 180 local companies. It is key part of the Scottish economy and makes a significant contribution to research, attracting international investment and providing highly skilled jobs.
The sector faces many challenges over the next five years: the publication of the Defence and Security Spending Review, increasing need for more sustainable aviation, changing nature of security needs, increasing global competition and more
This timely conference, sponsored by Selex Galileo and in association with A|D|S Scotland, brings together senior industry leaders and experts for an insightful discussion on how the sector will meet the challenges that lie ahead.
What are Scotland's key strengths? How can they keep the sector in Scotland and attract new entrants?
What are the Scottish sector’s key strengths? And how can they leverage more investment and encourage more growth?
What are the key issues for your company in the next 5 years and how will your company respond?
How best can the public sector contribute?
…And what future does the industry want for itself and how can this be secured?
Book now to take part in this important debate join our expert speakers including:
Rees Ward, CEO, ADS
Robin Southwell, CEO, EADS UK
Crawford Gillies, Chairman, Scottish Enterprise
Marcello Grassi, Head of Technology, Spirit Aerosystems Europe
Charles Thompson, Communications Director, BAE Systems Surface Ships
Angela Mathis, CEO, ThinkTank Maths
Bill Jamieson, Executive Editor of The Scotsman, will chair the conference.
12:15 Registration and sandwich lunch
Conference chair: Bill Jamieson, Executive Editor, Scotsman
13:05 Welcome by Rees Ward, CEO, A|D|S
13.15 The challenges that lie ahead Robin Southwell, CEO, EADS UK
13.40 Q and A Perspectives from across the sector
14:00 People and skills Ian Waddell, UNITE
14:20 The global picture Marcello Grassi, Head of Technology, Spirit Aerosystems Inc
14:45 Tea/Coffee Break
15:05 A maritime perspective Charles Thompson, Communications Director UK, BAE Systems Surface Ships
15:30 Research is the bottom line Angela Mathis, CEO ThinkTank Maths
15.55 Q and A
16:10 Keynote address: Securing a successful future together Crawford Gillies, Chairman Scottish Enterprise
16:25 Q and A followed by summing up Bill Jamieson, Executive Editor, Scotsman
Information & Fees
We are pleased to offer the best value conferences rates in Scotland:
Rate £89 + VAT
Fees include refreshments and exclusive access to the Post Conference Reports.
Key Speaker: See speaker list above
Venue: The Scotsman Head Office, Edinburgh (Map Details)
Time: 03 March 2011, at 12:15