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National Economic Forum: November 2018

Published: 8 Nov 2018
Date of meeting: 19 Nov 2018
Location: Apex City Quay Hotel, Dundee
Programme and discussion papers for the 21st National Economic Forum, taking place on 19 November 2018.
8 Nov 2018
National Economic Forum: November 2018

21st National Economic Forum (NEF) – 19 November 2018

Making a difference: innovation and inclusion

The National Economic Forum is an event at which senior figures from across business, the third sector, trade unions, government and the wider public sector meet to debate how to grow Scotland's economy. Attendance is through invitation only.

The next National Economic Forum is scheduled to take place on the morning of Monday 19th November at the Apex City Quay Hotel, Dundee. We will explore how fostering a culture of innovation and inclusion can help make a positive difference to the Scottish economy. The programme for the day is shown below:

09:00 Registration

09:45 - 09:50 Welcome by Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for  Minister for Business Fair Work and Skills welcomes delegates and introduces the First Minister

09:50 - 10:10 Address by First Minister

10:10 - 10:25 Address by Patricia Findlay (co-chair of Fair Work Convention)

10:25 - 10:40 Address by Mike Galloway (Dundee City Council)

10:40 - 11:15 Q&A session with:

  • First Minister
  • Patricia Findlay
  • Mike Galloway
  • Derek Mackay MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work
  • Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity
  • Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy

11:15 - 11:30 Address by Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work to close plenary session

11:30 - 11:50 Mid-morning tea/coffee

11:50 - 13:30 Breakout discussion group sessions:

  • Implementing the Enterprise and Skills Board’s strategic plan: Discussion of some Key Actions and Recommendations
  • Support and guidance available to business
  • Fair Work and Gender Pay Gap Action Plans
  • Regional Economic Partnerships: Driving Inclusive Economic Growth

13:30 - 14:00 Networking lunch

14:00 NEF close