Productivity Matters: Welcome to the conference

Date: 5 February 2021
Time: 10.30-12.45

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The Productivity Matters Conference is a unique FREE event series combining presentations, case studies and practical workshops, with the cream of Scottish business talent.

Every Wednesday in February we will discuss some of the topics affecting productivity with practical workshops hosted by members each Friday.


Our first session will open the conference with an introduction from the Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation followed by an in-depth case study which will cover all aspects relating to productivity gains including design thinking, culture change, new approaches, digital, and more.


10.30 – Networking

11.00 – Welcome: Sara Thiam, CEO, SCDI and Ashleigh McCulloch, Programme Manager, Productivity Club Scotland

11.10 – Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation

11.20 – Increasing Productivity from marketing to moving in: Lucy Black, Director of Innovation & Engagement, CSIC and Stewart Dalgarno, AIMCH Project Director and Director of Product Development at Stewart Milne Group

Panel, Chaired by Sara Thiam, CEO, SCDI and Lucy Black, Director of Innovation & Engagement, CSIC

  • Oliver Novakovic, Barratt Developments
  • Wayne Hill, L&Q Group
  • Dan Wymer, Stewart Milne Group
  • Mat Lilley, MTC
  • John Forster, Forster Roofing

12.00 – Audience Q&A

12.15 – Networking