Scotland is one of Europe’s leading financial centres, and our globally recognised products and services, valuable business opportunities and attractive investment returns, have made Scotland a strong proposition for investors. This has allowed us to increase foreign trade and investment in Scotland over the last year – despite declines across the UK.
However, like many countries around the world, we are facing an uphill climb in terms of our economic recovery from the pandemic, with some added challenges arising as we adapt post-Brexit.
Our approach to trade and investment is key to this recovery. So, whether you’re a Scottish organisation looking to attract investment or increase your exports, or an investor wanting to know more about what Scotland has to offer, this event is for you.
With keynote addresses from:
Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise at the Scottish Government
Neil Francis, Interim Managing Director at Scottish Development International
Why This Conference, Why Now?
In January 2021, the Scottish Government published its Vision for Trade, which sets out the principles which will underpin our approach to trade and investment, including implementation of our economic plans on exports, investment, and capital.
In our first post-election event as part of our Scotland: The Recovery series, we will explore how we can drive success in each of these areas. Delegates will hear from experts working across trade and investment about:
- The opportunities and support available for those looking to invest in Scotland;
- The opportunities and support available for organisations seeking investment;
- How we are striving to identify and secure investments which align with our net zero and wellbeing ambitions; and
- How we can facilitate an export-led recovery
Part of Holyrood’s Scotland Recovery Series
This event is part of Holyrood’s Scotland Recovery Series. Spanning a range of subjects related to Scotland’s recovery, the series engages key decision-makers and stakeholders in discussions about how Scotland can build back better. Attendees will be part of creating a more inclusive, just and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.