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Forum 2020 – Reconnecting Scotland

Let’s together make 2021 a turning point for the Scottish economy – staying strong through the challenges of today and shaping a better future for us all.

We’ve moved the SCDI Forum online, but you can expect the same unique gathering of knowledge and talent from all parts the Scottish economy. You’ll have opportunities to engage with leaders as they share their insights and visions. Through our combined commitment and creative thinking, we can support our businesses, and achieve better outcomes for people and planet.

Sessions include

  • Changing strategies to rebuild the global economy
  • Scotland’s green and blue recovery – investing in our places and industries to create high value-jobs and increased productivity
  • The UK’s economic and political future with Robert Peston
  • Net Zero – the economic and social opportunity which business and industry can deliver and how we pay for it
  • A prosperous economy for all of Scotland. How resilient are our regions and communities and how they are reinventing themselves for the future?
  • Harnessing science and technology for a better world. Scotland’s contribution to solving societal challenges and the knowledge and skills we need for the future.

Let’s reconnect Scotland to rethink and restart our economy. We really hope that all SCDI members and partners will be able to join us then.


Non-Members:  £90 per day or £180 for both

Members: £55 per day or £100 for both
(use your membership number at checkout to access this reduced pricing!)

There are further discounts available for bulk bookings and young professionals, contact our team for details.

Book your place using the Eventbrite form below – members can enter their membership number in the promotional code space to reveal member pricing. Your membership number will appear at the top of all Forum communications, or you can contact us using the button below.

If you’re unsure how to add a promo code, you can find instructions here.

If you have trouble with the embedded form, you can book directly on Eventbrite here.

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Strategic Partners

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You can see a video of last year’s Forum below:

Forum 2019

SCDI's 48th-annual Forum took place in Edinburgh at the EICC in Edinburgh on the 25th and 26th April 2019. Featuring contributions from the Deputy First Minister, the German and Austrian Ambassadors, Dame Vivian Hunt, and many others, it was the most diverse speaker line-up to-date and attracted over 250 contributors from across Scotland.

View Forum 2019 Highlights


SCDI 2019 Forum Programme

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