Dods at Party Conference 2018

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SNP Fringe Events

The SNP are back in Glasgow from Sunday 7 October to Tuesday 9 October 2018! The Conference venue is the SEC Centre.

Come and join Dods and Holyrood, along with our partners in the rooms below.

The CityUK

Global Talent: Immigration and Skills after Brexit

7th October 2018

12:30 - 13:30

Meeting Room 2&3, SEC Centre Glasgow

Speakers:

  • Joanna Cherry QC MP, Shadow SNP Spokesperson for Home Affairs and Member, Exiting the EU Select Committee
  • Stuart McDonald MP, Shadow SNP Spokesperson for Immigration 
  • John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills 
  • Anthony Thompson, Head of Corporate Affairs, CYBG and Chair, UK Strategy Group, TheCityUK

Chair:

  • William Roe CBE, Trustee, British Council Scotland
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The Future of Infrastructure

7th October 2018

17:30 – 18:30

Meeting Room 2&3, SEC Centre Glasgow

Speakers:

  • Michael Matheson MSP – Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity
  • Ivan McKee MSP – Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation
  • David Reid - Vice President of Buildings and Infrastructure Europe, Jacobs

Chair:

  • Mandy Rhodes, Managing Director and Editor of the Holyrood magazine.
Health Hub Holyrood

Health Hub - Meet the New Team

7th October 2018

17:30 – 18:30

Meeting Room 4, SEC Centre Glasgow

Speakers:

  • Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport
  • Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing
  • ​Clare Haughey MSP, Minister for Mental Health

Chair:

  • Pennie Taylor 
Health Hub Holyrood

Health Hub Reception

7th October 2018

19:30 – 20:30

Castle 3, Crowne Plaza

Speakers:

  • Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport
  • Mandy Rhodes, Managing Director and Editor of the Holyrood magazine.
     
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Innovating for the Future: How to Boost Scotland’s Productivity

8th October 2018

09.00 - 10.00

Meeting Room 2&3, First Floor, SEC 

Speakers:

 

  • Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, SNP 
  • Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation
  • Stephen Blackman, Principal Economist, RBS

Chair:

  • Douglas Thomson, Former Investment Manager, Business Consultant and SNP Activist 
Investment Association

The Companies We Keep: How Investors Hold Business to Account

7th October 2018

09.00 – 10.00

Meeting Room 4, SEC Centre Glasgow

Speakers:

  • Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance & Digital Economy
  • Kirsty Blackman MP, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy) and SNP Deputy Westminster Leader, SNP 
  • Chris Cummings, Chief Executive, The Investment Association 

Chair:

  • Mandy Rhodes, Managing Director and Editor of the Holyrood magazine.
Rail Delivery Group (RDG)

In Partnership for Scotland’s Prosperity: How Can Rail Deliver for Scotland’s Economy, Customers, Communities and Employees?

8th October 2018

12:30 - 13:30

Meeting Room 2&3, SEC Centre Glasgow

Speakers:

  • Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, SNP
  • Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
  • Paul Plummer, Chief Executive, Rail Delivery Group
  • Alex Hynes, Managing Director, ScotRail Alliance

Chair:

  • Robert Nisbet, Regional Director, Rail Delivery Group
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Connecting Scotland – Creating an Inclusive Digital Economy

8th October 2018

12:30 – 13:30

Meeting Room 4, SEC Centre Glasgow

In partnership with Mastercard

Speakers:

  • Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance & Digital Economy 
  • Ben Wilson, Director of Public Policy, Mastercard
  • Svea Miesch , Research and Policy Manager, Scotland IS

Chair:

  • Mandy Rhodes, Managing Director and Editor of the Holyrood magazine.
coca cola holyrood

The Future of Packaging

8th October 2018

17:30 – 18:30

Meeting Room 4, SEC Centre Glasgow

Speakers:

  • Mairi Gougeon MSP, Minister for Rural Affairs and Natural Environment, Scottish Government
  • Jim Fox, Head of Public Affairs, Coca Cola European Partnerships

Chair:

  • Liam Kirkaldy, Online Editor for Holyrood Magazine
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The Future for Scotland’s Rural Economy

8th October 2018

17.30 - 18.30

Boisdale 1, Ground Floor, SEC

 

Speakers:

  • Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy
  • Professor Ivan Andonovic, Professor of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde 

 

Chair:

  • Mandy Rhodes, Managing Director of Holyrood Communications and Editor of Holyrood Magazine
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The Economy Hub Reception

8th October 2018

19:30 – 20:00

Castle 2, Crowne Plaza

Speakers: 

  • Derek MacKay MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work 
  • Mandy Rhodes, Managing Director and Editor of the Holyrood magazine.
The Future of Policing

The Future of Policing

9th October 2018

09:00-10:00

Dochart Room, SEC (within the secure zone)

Speakers:

  • Calum Steele, General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation
  • Humza Yousaf, Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Chair:

  • Mandy Rhodes, Managing Director and Editor of the Holyrood magazine.