Glasgow Growth Summit

Friday November 15, 8am – 12pm followed by lunch

200SVS, 200 St Vincent St, Glasgow, G2 5SG 

The Times, The Sunday Times and KPMG invite you to join us for our Growth Summit in Glasgow. This invitation-only event is a key part of the nationwide CEO network that we are building as an extension of The Times CEO Summit in June.

We’ll be convening FTSE CEOs with high growth entrepreneurs, policy makers and Times journalists to discuss how different industries and sectors can prosper during this pivotal period of both uncertainty and opportunity.

Our audience will comprise business leaders, influencers, innovators and policy makers - inspirational and connected men and women who are focused on shaping the future of Britain's economy. Join this exclusive group to spend a morning sharing insights and experiences around embracing disruption, driving innovation and debating new strategies for growth post-Brexit.

We hope you can join us.

Magnus Llewellin
Editor,
The Times Scotland

Catherine Burnet
Senior Partner,
Scotland, KPMG UK

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Key topics

TECH: Driving Innovation
Why Scotland is a contender on the world stage, and what more we can do to drive inclusive growth and innovation. Can more collaboration and partnership lead to a stronger Scottish ecosystem where companies grow to scale rather than get sold?

TRADE: Trading Nation  
The political mood in Scotland has long been different to the prevailing winds for the UK as a whole. CEOs across a range of sectors give their takes on meeting the challenge of exporting and what’s needed to boost international trade, whilst navigating the political forces at play.

Speakers

Agenda

8.00am

Registration, breakfast and networking

8.30am

Welcome from The Times & The Sunday Times and KPMG

8.40am

In conversation with Charles Hammond, CEO, Forth Ports
One of the largest port operators in the UK and employing over 1,100 employees, Charles will share the story of Forth Ports’ growth, his approach to innovation in supply-chain solutions and how the organisation is gearing up for the changes ahead.

9.10am

TECH: Driving Innovation
Why Scotland is a contender on the world stage, and what more we can do to drive inclusive growth and innovation. Can more collaboration and partnership lead to a stronger Scottish ecosystem where companies grow to scale rather than get sold?

Panellists:

Colette Cohen, CEO, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre
Nick Jones, CEO, Zumo
Jim McDonald, Principal & Vice-Chancellor, University of Strathclyde
Ian Ritchie, Non-Executive Chairman, Tern

10.00am

Coffee break

10.30am

A Trading Nation - a Plan for Growing Scotland's Exports
Kevin Quinlan, Director of International Trade & Investment, Scottish Government

10.40am

TRADE: Trading Nation
The political mood in Scotland has long been different to the prevailing winds for the UK as a whole. Can CEOs understand the political forces at play and make long-term investment decisions at a time when uncertainty has become the new normal?

Panellists:

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, Founder, Genius Foods Ltd
Bryan Donaghey, CEO, Whyte & Mackay
Simon Pitts, CEO, STV
David Slater, Director, International, KPMG UK

11.20am

Roundtable discussion

11.55am

Wrap up and conclusions

12.00pm

Lunch

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