Monday, August 20, 2012

Council’s New Economic Strategy 2012-17

The Council's New Economic Strategy for 2012-17 is being formally launched next month at a conference in the new Assembly Rooms - some details here, and text pasted below ...

... I'm looking forward to this event:

Investing in Jobs: Edinburgh's Call to Action

Conference to Launch the Council’s New Economic Strategy 2012-17

Wednesday 12 September 2012, 8:15-12:00 (registration and breakfast from 07:45)
Music Hall, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street


The City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Business Forum are jointly hosting a conference to launch the Council's new economic strategy and agree how the city will tackle its biggest economic challenges.
The priority for the next few years is clear: all economic development activity will be targeted towards one goal: the creation and retention of sustainable jobs. The conference will explore the programmes that will deliver this outcome.
It will also examine the importance of city regions in driving Scotland's economy forward, and how partnership working is critical for programmes to be delivered effectively.


  • Registration/breakfast
Session 1: Sharing the Vision
  • Introduction from compère: Robert Carr
  • Welcome: Cllr Andrew Burns: Leader, the City of Edinburgh Council
  • Nicola Sturgeon MSP: Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy
  • Sue Bruce: Chief Executive, the City of Edinburgh Council
  • Film: Edinburgh's Strategy for Jobs
  • Panel discussion/Q&A with speakers chaired by Dr Lesley Sawers, Chief Executive, SCDI
  • Hugh Rutherford: Chair, Edinburgh Business Forum
  • Coffee break
Session 2: Realising the Vision

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in the city's economy. Businesses and investors, academics, public sector organisations, third sector organisations, national and local politicians, heritage organisations, residents and the media will all find this relevant.


Registration for the conference is free of charge.

How to book

To secure your space at the conference, send an email with your contact details to or phone 0131 221 2972.


There are a range of sponsorship options still available for the conference. If interested in finding out more, please contact David Hanna at or 0131 529 3161.

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