The Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI) is an independent and inclusive economic development network which seeks to influence and inspire Government and key stakeholders with our ambitious vision to create sustainable economic growth for Scotland. SCDI's diverse and influential membership forms a gathering of knowledge, experience and talent which provides a dynamic and creative force for change.

Thursday 19 & Friday 20 March 2015

Venue: RBS HQ, Gogarburn, Edinburgh


The SCDI Forum is the leading policy and networking event in the Scottish business and economic calendar and has a clear agenda - to stimulate economic growth for Scotland.

Reflective of SCDI's unique membership, it brings together 300 senior representatives drawn from the public, private and third sectors, providing a platform for dialogue, discussion and debate on the levers required to strengthen and grow Scotland's economy.

Forum 2015 will focus on developing a blueprint for Scotland which - with debate about the direction of the economy and more devolution avowed - sets an agenda for stronger, more robust growth by maximising the potential of all parts of the economy and of all areas and people.

Improving pr... (Read more)


Small and Micro Businesses are drivers of job creation, innovation and new export potential and account for 98.3% of all private sector enterprises operating in Scotland (based on Scottish Government statistics from March 2013).

With a focus on supporting, promoting and maximising the valuable contribution that these businesses make to Scotland's economy, the National Business Convention 2014 provided practical, ... (Read more)



Keynote Address given by David Grevemberg, Chief Executive, Glasgow 2014 Ltd

Entertainment provided by Rory Bremner

The SCDI Annual Dinner & Business Excellence Awards is the highlight of the Highland business calendar. In 2014, our H... (Read more)