National Economic Forum: May 2017

Programme for the 18th National Economic Forum, taking place on 12 May 2017.


Items and actions

Changing Scotland: Growing Scotland's Economy

10:15 – 11:00 Registration open from 10:15 AM

11:00 – 11:05 Mr Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy welcomes delegates and introduces the First Minister

11:05 – 11:20 First Minister Opening Address

11:20 – 11:35 Business keynote address – Mark Gregory, Chief Economist EY

11:35 - 12:15 Q&A Panel with First Minister and Mark Gregory, facilitated by Mr Wheelhouse

12:15 - 13:00 Networking Lunch

13:00 - 14:20 Discussion groups – led by Minister / business leader

  • Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy
  • The Future of Energy in Scotland
  • Enterprise and Skills review: A Strategic Plan to Deliver Inclusive Growth and Greater Productivity
  • The Implications of the UK Vote to Leave the EU for Scotland’s Economic Prosperity and Future Trade

14:20 - 14:30 Mr Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, keynote speech

14:30 – 15:00 Ministerial Panel facilitated by Mr Wheelhouse

  • Cabinet Secretary for Economy Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown MSP
  • Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing MSP
  • Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP
  • Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, Michael Russell MSP

15:00 Close

National Economic Forum - Programme.pdf

Discussion report - Transition to a low-carbon economy - 17 May 2017.pdf

Discussion report - Future of Energy in Scotland - 17 May 2017.pdf

Discussion report - Enterprise and Skills Review - 17 May 2017.pdf

Discussion paper - Transition to a low carbon economy.pdf

Discussion paper - Future of Energy in Scotland.pdf

Discussion paper - Enterprise and Skills Review.pdf

Discussion paper - The implications of the UK vote to leave the EU.pdf

National Economic Forum 2017 - Delegate list as of 9 May.xlsx

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