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IoD Scotland Annual Conference 2017

Thursday 2 & Friday 3 November 2017

Preparing for the Future

Creativity, Adaptability & Innovation

To book your place, please download and complete the booking form  and return to

Gleneagles is the place to be if you are a business leader. In a rapidly changing world, the leaders and organisations that will succeed are those who are fit for the future. Creativity, Adaptability & Innovation must be at the heart of what we do and who we are. Come and discuss today’s pressing business issues with colleagues from all sectors.

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”.

Friday Conference

With further speakers to be confirmed, we are pleased to announce the following (you can read about them on the Speakers and Presenters page):

  • 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
  • Advocate Edith Forrest is Friday’s After Dinner Speaker

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.

Thursday Conference

Thursday’s Conference, which starts in the afternoon, welcomes Professor Dame Anne Glover DBE, biologist and academic, to deliver the Leadership Lecture. Thursday workshops include “Do I need to develop my business outside Scotland?” and “Mastering the art of strategic questioning”. An informal networking supper rounds off the day.

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.

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).

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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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IoD Scotland has branches across all of Scotland giving you the opportunity to see what’s on in your area over the coming months.

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Upcoming Events

  1. IoD Scotland Annual Golf Day

    September 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    until September 27, 2017
  2. New Member Welcome Drinks

    September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    until September 27, 2017
  3. An Influencers’ Dinner with Dr Stephen Breslin, CEO, Glasgow Science Centre

    October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    until October 19, 2017

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