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Summer 2024


The theme of the 15th Business in Parliament Conference was “Sustainable Recovery: Maximising the Opportunities of the Next Decade”. 

Thursday 2 February 2023 

18:00 Arrival & drinks reception

19:00 Dinner in the Garden Lobby (Including remarks from Presiding Officer)

21:30 Dinner ends 

People gathered in the Garden Lobby

Friday 3 February 2023

08:15 Registration and breakfast

09:00 Welcome from the Presiding Officer

09:05 Views from the Convener of the Economy and Fair Work Committee

09:10 Address by keynote speaker, Andrew Murphy, COO John Lewis Partnership

09:35 Address by First Minister

10:00 Presiding Officer closes first session

Andrew Murphy

The morning session can be viewed here.


12:00 Cross-Party Q & A Session

  • Maggie Chapman MSP (Scottish Green Party)
  • Daniel Johnson MSP (Scottish Labour Party)
  • Liam McArthur MSP (Scottish Liberal Democrats)
  • Liz Smith MSP (Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party)
  • John Swinney MSP (Scottish National Party)

MSPs and the Presiding Officer in the debating chamber

12:45 Closing speech – Deputy Presiding Officer

12:55 Closing remarks – Presiding Officer

13:00 END

13:00 Networking lunch until 15:00

The afternoon session can be viewed here.

Photos from the event can be accessed here.

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