Dods at Party Conference 2019

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SNP Fringe Events

The SNP are back in Aberdeen from Sunday 13 October to Tuesday 15 October 2019! The Conference venue is The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA).

BP and Holyrood

Achieving Net-Zero: How can industry work with policy makers to create a sustainable economy?

13th October 2019

12:30 - 13:30

Suite 2a, Event Complex Aberdeen 

Speakers

  • Drew Hendry MP, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Spokesperson 
  • Stewart Stevenson MSP, Member, Environment Committee
  • Andrew Mennear, Director of UK Government Affairs, BP

Chair

  • Mandy Rhodes, Managing Editor, Holyrood magazine
The CityUK

Innovating for the Future – Challenges and opportunities for the financial and related professional services industry

13th October 2019

12:30 – 13:30

Meeting Room 7, Event Complex Aberdeen 

Speakers

  • Tom Arthur MSP, Member, Finance and Constitution Committee
  • Stewart Hosie MP, SNP Spokesperson for International Trade
  • Catherine McGuiness, Chair, of the Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation

Chair

  • Douglas Thomson, Journalist 
The Health & Care Hub Reception

The Big Public Health Debate

13th October 2018

17:30 - 18:30

Suite 2a, Event Complex Aberdeen 

Speakers

  • Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing
  • Kenryck Lloyd-Jones, Public Affairs and Policy Manager, Charted Society of Physiotherapy Scotland
  • Dr Lewis Morrison, Chair of BMA Scotland, BMA Scotland
  • Graeme Sneddon, Communications Officer, British Lung Foundation Scotland

Chair

  • Pennie Taylor, Journalist & Broadcaster
The Health & Care Hub Reception

The Health & Care Hub Reception

13th October 2019

19:30 - 20:30

Suite 2a, Event Complex Aberdeen

Speaker

  • Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport
Economy Hub

The Future for the Rural Economy

14th October 2019

09:00 - 10:00

Suite 2a, Event Complex Aberdeen

Speakers

  • Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy
  • Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy

Chair

  • Pennie Taylor, Journalist & Broadcaster
Holyrood and Investment Association

Social Mobility: How business can bridge the class divide

14th October 2019

09:00 - 10:00

Suite 2b, Event Complex Aberdeen 

Speakers

  • Chris Law MP
  • Pauline Hawkes-Bunyan, Director of Business Risk, Culture and Resilience, Investment Association
  • John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education & Skills

Chair

  • Mandy Rhodes, Managing Editor, Holyrood magazine

Where Next for Vaping in Scotland?

14th October 2019

12:30 – 13:30

Meeting Room 3, Event Complex Aberdeen 

Speakers

  • Emma Harper MSP, Member, Health and Sport Committee
  • John Mason MSP, Member, Cross-Party Group on Independent Convencience Stores
  • Andy Morrison, Associate, New Nicotine Alliance
  • Doug Mutter, Director, VPZ

Chair

  • Dr John Lee, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Scottish Grocers’ Federation
 RDG Logo

The Opportunities of Rail Reform – How can a New Partnership Railway help deliver for passengers, businesses and the economy in Scotland?

14th October 2019

12:30 – 13:30

Meeting Room 4, Event Complex Aberdeen 

Speakers

  • Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity
  • Andy Bagnall, Director, Strategy and Communications, Rail Delivery Group
  • Alex Hynes, Chief Executive, ScotRail Alliance
  • Sara Thiam, Chief Executive, Scottish Council for Development and Industry

Chair

  • Robert Nisbet, Director, Nations & Regions, Rail Delivery Group
IET and Holyrood

An Ageing Population in a Digital World: What role can engineering and technology play in improving quality of life?

14th October 2019

12:30 - 13:30

Suite 2b, Event Complex Aberdeen

Speakers

  • Christina McKelvie MSP, Minister for Older People and Equalities Minister
  • Dr Peter Bannister, The Institution of Engineering and Technology Healthcare Chair / VP Clinical Innovation, Mirada Medical
  • Chris Catlin, Consultant Physician at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Chair

  • Pennie Taylor, Journalist & Broadcaster
Economy Hub

Creating a Workforce for the Future

14th October 2019

12:30 - 13:30

Room 6, Event Complex Aberdeen

Speakers

  • Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work & Skills

Chair

  • Mandy Rhodes, Managing Editor, Holyrood magazine

 

Coca Cola and Holyrood

Deposit Return Scheme: Can Scotland lead the way?

14th October 2019

17:30 - 18:30

Suite 2b, Event Complex Aberdeen

Speakers

  • Mairi Gougeon MSP, Minister for Rural Affairs & Natural Environment
  • Angus MacDonald MSP, Environment Committee 
  • Jim Fox, Associate Director, Public Affairs at Coca-Cola European Partners

Chair

  • Liam Kirkaldy, Journalist, Holyrood magazine

 

Economy Hub

Building a Faster, Greener, More Successful Scotland – What does the future hold for Scotland’s transport and infrastructure plans?

14th October 2019

17:30 - 18:30

Suite 2a, Event Complex Aberdeen

 

Speakers

  • Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity
  • Alex Hynes, Managing Director, Scotland’s Railway – ScotRail Alliance
  • Mari Tunby, Head of Policy, CBI Scotland

Chair

  • Mandy Rhodes, Managing Editor, Holyrood magazine
Economy Hub

Economy Hub Reception

14th October 2019

18:30 - 20:30

Suite 2a, Event Complex Aberdeen

Speaker

  • Derek Mackay MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Fair Work & Economy