Thursday 21 September 2017 (9.00am - 4.15pm)
Venue: University Of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre - 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD

SCOTTISH BUSINESS: RISING TO INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGES

Building on successful summits held over the past two years, the SCDI International Business Summit 2017 seeks to build on our agenda of working collaboratively to ensure that Scotland fulfils its potential as an economy both globally connected and suitably equipped to transact high-quality goods and services throughout the world. 

The economy is functioning in unique circumstances following the EU Referendum outcome and ongoing Brexit negotiations, with concerns and challenges being faced by businesses in Scotland and the wider UK in this more complex and less predictable environment.  

This Summit aims to bring together the known intelligence on trade in a negotiation/transaction/post-Brexit era and to seek opportunities which businesses in Scotland could take advantage of regardless of the outcomes of the government and European negotiation process. What is required to enable a more successful trade strategy and what can be done to mitigate the impacts of Brexit and improve levels of internationalisation? 

JOIN US and contribute to the discussion on Scotland's Internationalisation agenda...


At #scdiIntBiz17 we will explore key themes including:

Support & Skills for Export - exploring whether we have the correct skills base to grow our exports and trade. What skills and knowledge will underpin this new growth area? Providing an overview of some of the tools which can support businesses looking to export for the first time or to grow their export potential.

Scottish Sectoral Overview: Brexit Mitigations - looking across Scotland's key sectors and understanding what impacts Brexit may have and whether these can be mitigated? Discussions will paint a strong cross-sectoral message from Scotland on where priorities may lie in the negotiation process when viewed through a Scottish lens.

Trade Policy Outlook - examining what options are available to businesses in a post-Brexit trading environment? If we are to strengthen trade policy to look beyond European markets how should we do that?

New Horizons & Opportunities - identifying where opportunities lie to stimulate further trade growth, exploring the global zones and sectors where we expect to see high growth in the coming years with insights from those engaging in those markets.

Supported by Strategic Partners Bank of Scotland, Brodies LLP and VisitScotland, this Summit will be Facilitated by experienced international Business Executive Anne MacColl and will enjoy contributions and expertise from across a wide variety of business sectors, with Speakers including: 

Lucy Smith - Director General for UK Governance, Cabinet Office
Prof James Rollo - Prof.Emeritus & Deputy Director, The UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Sussex; & Assoc.Research Fellow at Chatham House
Dr David Landsman OBE - Executive Director of TATA Ltd in UK, & member of Group Board of UK India Business Council
Brian McClean - Head of Communications & Public Affairs, Glasgow Airport Ltd
Duncan Lodge - Director & Head of Strategy, Innovation & Trade Lending, Bank of Scotland
Charlie Smith - Director of Marketing & Digital, VisitScotland
David Cameron - Head of Scottish Policy, EDF Energy
Charles Livingstone - Partner, Brodies LLP
Martin Bell - Deputy Director - Global Affairs, The Scotch Whisky Association
Dr Peter Mowforth, CEO, INDEZ
Leah Hutcheon - Founder & CEO, Appointedd
Angela de Britos - Professional Development Officer, Scotland's National Centre of Languages - University of Strathclyde
Stuart Elliott - Managing Director, Hydrostatic Extrusions (Bruker)
Dr Claudia Duffy - European Patent Attorney, Ellis IP Ltd (British Council)
James Withers - Chief Executive, Scotland Food & Drink

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Further details of our exciting Programme and Speakers are available via the right-hand menu.

COSTS for Participation: SCDI Member: £80 plus VAT (£96) / Non-Member: £95 plus VAT (£114)
Summit delegate rate includes day-conference registration, conference materials, and refreshments including networking lunch.
Full payment must be received in advance of the Summit.

To register your Delegate place(s), please contact alison.mcintosh@scdi.org.uk 

  

Programme

SCDI International Business Summit 2017 - PROGRAMME

SCOTTISH BUSINESS: RISING TO INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGES

(Thursday 21 September 2017 - Glasgow)

This SCDI International Business Summit 2017 seeks to build on our agenda of working collaboratively to ensure that Scotland fulfils its potential as an economy both globally connected and suitably equipped to transact high-quality goods and services throughout the world.

The economy is functioning in unique circumstances following the EU Referendum outcome and ongoing Brexit negotiations, with concerns and challenges being faced by businesses in Scotland and the wider UK in this more complex and less predictable environment.

This Summit aims to bring together the known intelligence on trade in a negotiation/transaction/post-Brexit era and to seek opportunities which businesses in Scotland could take advantage of regardless of the outcomes of the government and European negotiation process. What is required to enable a more successful trade strategy and what can be done to mitigate the impacts of Brexit and improve levels of internationalisation?


Summit Facilitator: Anne MacColl - international business executive;
Assoc.Director, ESM Investments; UK & EMEA Director, Syntaq-Global

9.00am - 9.30am
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

9.30am
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION - SCDI and Anne MacColl

9.40am - 11.00am
SCOTTISH SECTORAL OVERVIEW: BREXIT MITIGATIONS
Looking across Scotland's key sectors and understanding what impacts Brexit may have and whether these can be mitigated? Discussions will paint a strong cross-sectoral message from Scotland on where priorities may lie in the negotiation process when viewed through a Scottish lens.

EnergyDavid Cameron, Head of Scottish Policy, EDF Energy

Professional ServicesCharles Livingstone, Partner, Brodies LLP

Aviation - Brian McClean, Group Head of Communications, AGS Airports Ltd (Glasgow/Aberdeen/Southampton Airports)

Manufacturing/EngineeringStuart Elliott, Managing Director, Hydrostatic Extrusions Ltd (Bruker)

Food & DrinkJames Withers, Chief Executive, Scotland Food & Drink

Q&A and discussion session


11.00 - 11.30
Networking Tea & Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.30
SUPPORT & SKILLS FOR EXPORT
Exploring whether we have the correct skills base to grow our exports and trade. What skills and knowledge will underpin this new growth area? Providing an overview of some of the tools which can support businesses looking to export for the first time or to grow their export potential.

BankingDuncan Lodge, Director & Head of Strategy, Innovation & Trade Lending, Bank of Scotland

MarketingCharlie Smith, Director of Marketing & Digital,VisitScotland

DigitalDr Peter Mowforth, Director, Indez Ltd

Languages & Culture - Angela de Britos, Professional Development Officer, Scotland's National Centre of Languages, University of Strathclyde

Q&A and discussion session


12.30 – 1.00pm
UK GOVERNMENT UPDATE & PRIORITIES
Talking about the Brexit process and discussing what the UK hopes to achieve.

Lucy Smith - Director General for UK Governance, Cabinet Office

Q&A and discussion session

1.00 - 2.00pm
Networking Lunch


2.00pm -3.00pm
TRADE POLICY OUTLOOK
Examining what options are available to businesses in a post-Brexit trading environment? If we are to strengthen trade policy to look beyond European markets how should we do that?

Prof James Rollo - Prof.Emeritus & Deputy Director, The UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Sussex; & Assoc.Research Fellow at Chatham House

Martin Bell, Deputy Director - Global Affairs, The Scotch Whisky Association

Q&A and discussion session


3.00pm - 4.00pm
NEW HORIZONS & OPPORTUNITIES
Identifying where opportunities lie to stimulate further trade growth, exploring the global zones and sectors where we expect to see high growth in the coming years with insights from those engaging in those markets.

AustraliaLeah Hutcheon, Founder & CEO, Appointedd

JapanDr Claudia Duffy - Patent Attorney, Ellis IP Ltd (British Council IAESTE)

IndiaDr David Landsman OBE, Executive Director of TATA Ltd in UK, member of Group Board of the UK India Business Council

Q&A and discussion session


4.00pm Closing Remarks - SCDI and Anne MacColl

4.15pm Summit Close