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National Economic Forum

The National Economic Forum provides an opportunity for new initiatives and partnerships to flourish as a form of broad-based social and economic partnership for Scotland.

The last National Economic Forum was held in the Edinburgh Corn Exhcange around EU Referendum; Reaction, Impact, Priorities and Opportunities.

Further details on the event can be found at National Economic Forum - October 2016 or catch-up on what was said during the day via Twitter via #scotnef2016.  The next meeting of the Forum will be announce in 2017.

If you wish to attend the Forum in the future, please contact us to register your interest.


The Forum is an important aspect of working towards the Scottish Government's strategy to achieve transformational change and higher sustainable economic growth throughout Scotland. The Forum facilitates this through effective engagement with senior figures from across:

  • business;
  • the Third Sector;
  • trade unions;
  • government;
  • the wider public sector.


The Forum itself has no set membership and attendance is through invitation only.  The Forum tries to balance representation from established interest groups and the public sector as well as those from outside businesses, organisations and private enterprises.  This ensures a positive debate, and that the Forum remains open to fresh and innovative ideas and thinking.