Thursday 25 & Friday 26 April 2019

EICC, The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE

Global changes in business, politics and the economy continue to shape our future. The world faces enormous economic, social, and ecological challenges and it is increasingly evident that economies and businesses that advance and embrace people, technology and the planet, as a whole, are increasing their productivity and growth.

On the 25 and 26 April 2019 SCDI will convene leaders from business, politics, the public and third sector, and education establishments – alongside future leaders – in Edinburgh for the 48th Annual Forum.

In a post-Brexit world, the two-day programme will provide networking opportunities for participants and interactive debate, focusing on how we strengthen the foundations of economic growth and turn the environmental, demographic, mobility, educational and technological challenges Scotland currently faces into clear economic opportunities for our future.

Forum 2018

SCDI's 47th-annual Forum took place in Edinburgh at the Sheraton Hotel on the 3 & 4 May 2018. Featuring contributions from the First Minister, the US Ambassador, Graeme Maxton, and many others, it was the most diverse speaker line-up to-date and attracted over 250 contributors from across Scotland.

View Forum 2018 Highlights

Plenary Topics (over the two days)

Global Perspectives on the Economy, Business and Society

Building a Blueprint for Scotland’s Economy to 2030

Pre-Dinner Discussion on Scotland’s Opportunities

Business Response to the Challenges and Opportunities of Brexit

The Robertson Trust: Inspiring and Developing Young People

Solving the Productivity Puzzle

Workshops (TBC)

Scotland: The Circular Economy World Leader

2019 Confirmed Speakers


2019 Ticket Prices

Thursday Symposium Only (Half Day) – £190 + VAT

Thursday Symposium & Dinner Only – £300 + VAT

Thursday Symposium, Dinner & Friday – £400 + VAT

Thursday Dinner Only – £120 + VAT

Thursday Dinner & Friday Only – £300 + VAT

Friday Only (Full Day) £300 + VAT