7 September (Optional)



18.30 Conference Dinner at Westerwood Hotel, featuring:

Address by Dr Lena Wilson, CEO Scottish Enterprise

Address by Sarah Jardine, Chair SMAS

Address by Pete Flockhart, Regional Relationship Director, Commercial Banking, Bank of Scotland

After Dinner address by James Woudhuysen of South Bank University  on innovation and the future of manufacturing

8 September

Conference at Westerwood Hotel

07.45 Registration, Networking and Refreshments

Time: 08.30

Introduction by Bill Jamieson, conference chair

Time: 08.35

Driving Scotland’s Economy Forward: Dr Lena Wilson, CEO, Scottish Enterprise

Time: 08.45

Time: 09.05

Keynote speaker – Dr Hamid Mughal of Rolls-Royce plc : “Competitive Advantage: Challenges and Opportunities”

Time: 09.45

Q&A with all speakers

Time: 10.00

State of the Nation – Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work with a State of the Nation address
10.30 Networking break, exhibition and fringe events
11.15 Workshop Sessions
12.15 Networking lunch, exhibition and fringe events
13.30 Workshops: More company case studies on the conference themes
14.30 Networking break, refreshments and exhibition

Time: 15.05

Guest speaker: Cedrik Platt of TENTE International GmbH on driving operational excellence for business success

Time: 15.30

Keynote Speaker – Jim Lawless of Taming Tigers  on achieving the impossible