Responding to Brexit - priorities for inward investment, economic growth and international trade

Delegates at this seminar will discuss the challenges and opportunities for inward investment, economic growth and international trade, in light of the EU referendum result.


Wed, 08 Mar 2017


Stephanie Barr



Central Edinburgh



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It follows the First Minister’s recent announcement that the Scottish Government will implement a four-point plan aimed at supporting trade and exports including setting up a Board of Trade within the Government, as well a trade envoy scheme; establishing trade representation in Berlin and increasing the number of Scottish Development International staff working in Europe.

Planned sessions also focus on how export-driven industries within Scotland, such as the food, drink and manufacturing sectors, can effectively prepare for the UK’s forthcoming exit from the EU.

Those attending will also consider the next steps in relation to the Scottish Government’s priority areas - investment, innovation, inclusive growth and internationalisation - as outlined in Scotland’s Economic Strategy.

Guests of Honour: Lord Dunlop, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scotland Office and Michael Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, The Scottish Government

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