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The theme of the 16th Business in the Parliament Conference is “Workforce for the Future”.

Thursday Networking Reception 

17:30 Arrival & welcome drinks (Main Hall)  
18:00 Networking Reception begins  
18:30 Presiding Officer’s welcome 
18:35 Address by Kate Forbes MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Gaelic 
21:00 Networking Reception ends

Friday Conference

08:00 Registration in the Main Hall (Tea, coffee and pastries) 
09:00 Welcome from the Presiding Officer  
09:05 Views from the Convener of the Economy and Fair Work Committee  
09:10 Address by Dr Hina Khan, Executive Director of Space Scotland  
10:00 Presiding Officer closes first session  


10:30 Panel sessions in Committee Rooms  
12:15 Panel session ends


12:45 Cross-Party Q & A Session  
13:50 Closing remarks - Presiding Officer (5 mins)  
14:00 Event ends  
14:00 Light lunch and networking session in the Garden Lobby 
15:00 Finish

Watch the morning session from February 2023.

Watch the afternoon session from February 2023.

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