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IoD Scotland Annual Conference 2017

Creativity, Adaptability & Innovation

Thursday 2 & Friday 3 November 2017

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Gleneagles is the place to be if you are a business leader.

Delegates describe the conference as, “open and friendly”, “very relevant to current needs”, “brilliant range of presentations”, “great connecting opportunities” and “all in all, time very well spent attending”.

With further speakers to be confirmed, we are pleased to announce the following Friday keynote speakers:

  • Ian Callum, Director of Design for Jaguar
  • Philip Long, Director of the V&A Dundee
  • Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
  • Sharan Pasricha, Founder & CEO of Ennismore
  • Ian Ritchie CBE, Non-Executive Chairman of Iomart plc, Tern plc, Computer Applications Services and Krotos

Professor Dame Anne Glover DBE, biologist and academic, is delivering Thursday’s Leadership Lecture and Advocate Edith Forrest is Friday’s After Dinner Speaker

Whether you are an IoD member or not, whether you are a regular attender or have never been before, we are sure you will enjoy participating at this flagship IoD Scotland event.

This year’s conference focuses on Creativity, Adaptability & Innovation: key areas in which organisations from across all sectors need to seize the initiative. As Scotland responds to a changing geopolitical and economic environment, how should organisations build a change and adaptability culture? Come and discuss today’s pressing business issues with colleagues from all sectors.

Thursday’s Conference, which starts in the afternoon, offers workshops on “Do I need to develop my business outside Scotland?‘ and ‘Mastering the art of strategic questioning‘ a leadership lecture focussing on the conference theme: ‘Creativity, Adaptability & Innovation‘ and concludes with an informal networking supper.

Friday’s intensive programme includes a range of keynote speakers, workshops and the IoD Scotland Forum in association with The Times Scotland.  The conference dinner on Friday evening attracts an influential guest list and is an enjoyable finish to conference.

We have worked closely with Gleneagles so that you can enjoy 5-star luxury at preferential rates: a range of options are available, with the full conference package for IoD members £730.00 + vat (full conference including black-tie dinner and two-night stay).

BOOK BEFORE 1 SEPTEMBER FOR YOUR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: bookings received and paid in full by 1 Septemer 2017 receive a 10% discount; not applicable on Thursday conference £150.00 (member) / £160.00 (non-member) preferential rate.

If you have any questions, please call First City Events on 01577 865498 / 07711 432745.

Photographs from the 2016 conference can be viewed here >


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