The Storify event report of the EDAS / SLAED Conference 2016 is now available. This includes presentations for download, a flavour of the social media interaction on the day, and the provisional "asks" of Scottish Government and the economic development community which were generated by conference workshops and discussion.
The report can be viewed here: https://storify.com/edas_scotland/edas-slaed-conference-2016
Leading Economic Development Transformation - From National to Local
On 1st December 2016, EDAS and the Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development Group (SLAED) hosted their first joint conference for those leading Scotland’s economic development. The conference was held in partnership with Aberdeen City Council.
Set against a backdrop of economic and political change, the event brought together senior professionals from across sectors to discuss how national strategic aims are delivered locally to maximum impact.
With change across a range of scales, including Brexit, extra Holyrood powers, the agencies' review, budgetary challenges and City Region Deals, the conference represented a timely and important opportunity for leaders in Scotland's economic development community to come together to collectively consider this changing landscape and shape common action.
With insightful and engaging speakers from within and out with Scotland, attendees discussed, considered and contributed to policy and practice that supports effective local leadership for delivering economic development.
A first in Scotland, the conference drew together 100+ leaders from across public, private, voluntary, political and academic spheres relating to economic development decision making and implementation.