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Business in the Parliament 2020

The theme of 2020's Business in the Parliament conference was ‘Resilience and Recovery: Working Together for a New and Sustainable Economic Future’.  The online event featured keynote addresses from:

  • Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister

  • Mark Logan, former Skyscanner Chief Operating Officer

  • Gordon Lindhurst, Convener of the Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee

  • Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture

 Watch the conference back and read the full programme


Workshop 1

Clean growth

This session discussed how Scotland can realise the economic opportunities of a global journey to net zero.

Organiser The Scottish Council for Development and Industry   

Date Tuesday 1 December

Time 11am to 12.30pm


Workshop 2

What has the pandemic taught us about leadership and inclusion?

This session addressed how we can create the environment to emerge from the crisis stronger. 

Organiser Institute of Directors

Date Wednesday 2 December

Time 11am to 12.30pm

Workshop 3

Standing on the shoulders of giants

This session considered economic adaptability and resilience through examples from education, start-ups and the wider business community.

Organisers Young Enterprise Scotland

Date Thursday 3 December

Time 11am to 12.30pm