Join Centre for Cities to discuss the importance of Glasgow and Edinburgh for both Scottish and UK prosperity.
Join Centre for Cities in Glasgow for this half-day conference exploring the significance and potential of Scotland’s two largest cities – Glasgow and Edinburgh – to Scottish and UK prosperity.
The event will focus on the role of the two cities in the Scottish and UK economies, how the Scottish and UK Governments think about the cities, what needs to happen to drive innovation and investment, and the policies that could drive growth and help the cities realise their ambitions.
Speakers will include city leaders, representatives from the Scottish Government, policy experts and reflections from outside Scotland.
A networking lunch will be served from 12:30. Details of the venue will be included in confirmation of your registration.
John Lamont MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scotland Office
Gregor Irwin, Director-General Economy, Scottish Government
Cllr Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow Council
Cllr Cammy Day, Leader of City of Edinburgh Council
Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Emer McDougall, Deputy Director of Innovation and Industry Engagement, University of Strathclyde
Paul Lawrence, Executive Director of Place, City of Edinburgh Council and Chair, Edinburgh BioQuarter Strategy Board
Mark Newlands, Head of Global Companies & Capital Investment, Scottish Enterprise
Sara Thiam, Chief Executive, Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI)
Chair: Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities
Presenter: Valentine Quinio, Senior Analyst, Centre for Cities
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