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Annual Lecture

SCDI has been working in the North East of Scotland for over 50 years supporting an integral and vital part of the Scottish economy.

The SCDI Annual Lecture, which launched in 2004, is now a well-established highlight of the Scottish business calendar, providing an opportunity to network with delegates from the world of business, politics, education, public services and the voluntary sector.

The event is known for attracting inspirational and topical speakers.  In 2022 we held our largest and most acclaimed lecture so far at the P and J Live in Edinburgh, where over 240 representatives of the cream of North East business and organisations heard from speaker Louise Kingham CBE, Senior Vice President, Europe & Head of Country, UK for bp.

In 2021, the year of COP26, CEO of the Climate Change Commission, Chris Stark, joined members to share his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities ahead for Scotland.

In previous years, speakers have included Rupert Soames OBE, Chief Executive, Serco Group Plc; Robin Watson, Chief Executive, Wood; Martin Temple, Chair, Health & Safety Executive and Dame Ann Dowling DBE, President, Royal Academy of Engineering and the 202£ speaker will be of the same high standard attendees have come to expect.

*Titles at the time of the event.

Bookmark this page to find out details for the 2023 lecture. 

Click below to see sponsors and pictures from the 2022 Lecture

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