Forum 2020 – Reconnecting Scotland

Due to COVID-19, Forum 2020 will now take place on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th December 2020 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

In provisionally rescheduling the Forum for September, we knew that Scotland would have had to move to Phase 4 of its Route Map. It’s become clear that this will not happen in time for members and speakers to make plans to join us.

As the cluster of cases in Aberdeen has shown, it’s essential for our society and economy that Scotland continues to suppress the virus by following the current public health advice.

While we’re disappointed to postpone the Forum, we’re sure that you’ll understand this decision.

We’ve rescheduled the Forum for Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 December 2020 when we plan to gather in Edinburgh to reconnect, rethink and restart. We really hope that all SCDI members and partners will be able to join us then.

We’re working hard to deliver the event safely for our members, guests and staff. In-person tickets will be limited, so book now below to avoid disappointment and secure your place.

We’ll also release more details in due course of a digital option for those who wish to participate remotely at home or in the office.

Announced Speakers


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2020 Ticket Prices

Wednesday Symposium & Dinner Only – £300 + VAT

Wednesday Symposium, Dinner & Thursday – £400 + VAT

Wednesday Dinner Only – £120 + VAT

Wednesday Dinner & Thursday Only – £300 + VAT

Wednesday Dinner Only, Table of 10. £1000 + VAT

Thursday Only (Full Day) – £190 + VAT

Thursday Only Young Professional ticket £125 + VAT

Partnership Opportunities

There are a range of partnership opportunities available, from being a Strategic or Associate Partner, to taking out exhibition space. Please contact Matt Lancashire or on 0141 222 9723 to discuss.

Online Booking Form

Forum 2020 Registration Form


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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Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Forum Contacts