We’re looking to partner with thought leaders and action takers to deliver this year’s Forum. If your business wants to stand up with us to create a new sense of purpose for Scotland, get in touch to find out how to make it happen.


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The 2022 Forum will usher SCDI into its 10th decade, as we return to the EICC, an award-winning centre of excellence for world-class events and conferences in the heart of Edinburgh. Host and facilitator,  broadcaster Sally Magnusson, will be joined by thought leaders from a diverse range of sectors.

This year, the conference will be on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June, with dinner on Monday evening. The conference and dinner will both be held at the EICC in Edinburgh, and the conference will be available to join online. Click below to see the agenda outline.


Confirmed Speakers

The conference will focus on how prioritising a purpose driven, people-centred approach to the challenges we face will propel more profitable businesses, economic wellbeing, and the transition to net zero.  It will take place shortly after the Business Purpose Commission for Scotland reports its findings and build on its proposed actions.

Organisations, places, and economies in which people are connected and empowered by a keen sense of purpose are more innovative, able to evolve and more resilient. We will, therefore, explore how the private, public, voluntary and academic sectors can more closely collaborate in mission-led opportunities, including through new government innovation strategies.

At a time when many employees are re-evaluating their careers, while many people remain outside the labour force or in low-paid jobs and there are labour and skills shortages, the Forum will galvanise new purpose in Scotland. We will step up how we think about purpose in our organisations and how people will spur the shift to a fully digital, greener, fairer, and healthier economy.

Click to see our session topics

You’ll notice that we’ve greatly reduced our ticket prices – an average reduction of over 40% year on year. It’s an unusual move, but we want Forum to be accessible to all of our members, and we hope that this will help in times that continue to be challenging for many. You can use the form below to book your places.

If you have trouble with the below form, book direct on Eventbrite here.

The dress code for the event, and for dinner, is business casual.

Non-members are welcome to attend Forum, booking the appropriate, non-member ticket. SCDI will get in touch if you have booked a ticket type that doesn’t match your membership status and will be happy to refund any excess or take additional payment as appropriate. Please note that Eventbrite fees are never refundable.
All Forum tickets are fully transferable to a substitute delegate of your choice, should you be unable to join us. Upgrading from online to in-person tickets is welcome, should your availability change, and to arrange this just drop us an email using the button below.
Cancellation before Monday 6 June 2022: A refund will be given for in person tickets, excluding Eventbrite fees.
We regret that there will be no refunds for cancellations received on or after 6 June.  If an alternative delegate is unavailable, a digital ticket will be provided and you may move the full balance of the remaining ticket/dinner price on to any other SCDI event/s of your choice in the next 12-month period.
Please contact us as soon as possible if you wish to cancel, upgrade or transfer your tickets.

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