EDAS Summit 2012
Hosted by, Lesley Riddoch, Award-winning Journalist, Commentator & Broadcaster
1200 Arrive, lunch and meeting people
1300 PART I QUESTION TIME DEBATE: AN INDEPENDENT SCOTTISH ECONOMY: VIABLE OR VULNERABLE?
What would independence mean for the Scottish economy? An opportunity to quiz an expert panel on the real issues for economic development in Scotland and debate the pros and cons of an economically independent Scotland. Straight talking, sensible well-informed responses from a panel representative of Scotland’s economy and not a politician in sight!
Some of the issues you may wish to discuss
A short personal viewpoint from each panellist on the practical reality of an independent Scotland will be followed by audience discussion. Our expert panel are equipped to discuss and give views around the following issues and more!
Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp, Managing Director of Intelligise Rapid Growth Optimisation and Social Media Marketing consultancy and writer of the Go-Social blog/column for the drum magazine: Global Scotland – Scotland Ltd, the Scottish brand, Scotland’s relationship with the world, assets & USPs.
Professor David Bell, Professor of Economics, University of Stirling: Currency & Fiscal Autonomy, Sterling, euro, debt, systems and processes, taxation.
Laurie Russell, Chief Executive, The Wise Group & Chair, Social Enterprise Scotland: Employment, Employability & Welfare System.
Steve Westbrook, Economist: Local Economic Development & Regeneration biggies – the issues that cut across geographies and sectors – infrastructure, skills gaps, funding.
Professor Drew Scott, Professor of European Union Studies, Dean International (Europe), University of Edinburgh: The future relationship with the EU.
Spokesperson to be announced: The big green question – green targets Vs economic reality.
1500 PART 2 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS ON SCOTLAND’S HOT ISSUES
1500 Scotland’s Business Operating Environment (scene-setter to be announced)
1520 Youth unemployment introduced by EDAS Board Member, Irene Bell
1540 International Trade & Investment introduced by Ed Payne, Head of Policy, Planning and Performance, Scottish Development International
1600 Leadership, Ambition and Entrepreneurship introduced by Linda Murray, Manager, Organisational Development, Scottish Enterprise
1620 Table wrap ups – what big changes do you want to see?