Annual Conference – gearing up for change in rural Scotland

Annual Conference

Annual Conference – gearing up for change in rural Scotland

Time 09:00 - 17:00
Cost 180.00
Cost (Members) 80.00
Capacity 223 places available
Booking Cut-off Friday 6 Nov, 12:00:pm
Organiser Jane Laing
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Gearing up for change in rural Scotland

Venue: The Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh

Sponsored by

Our flagship annual conference is a must-attend event for anyone with an interest in rural Scotland. The event will offer insight, practical tips and a fantastic networking opportunity with over 300 delegates from across the sector. This year’s topic ‘gearing up for change in rural Scotland’ will showcase real examples of innovation from land-based businesses who are not only tackling climate change but improving their bottom line. You will also hear from landowners and tenants who have a real understanding of their market and have successfully diversified. All of this, along with experts on carbon trading, natural capital, forestry and more, will ensure you will leave the event full of practical ideas and steps you can take right now to help you gear up for change.

You can view our draft programme here.


Confirmed speakers

Keynote speaker: Professor Dieter Helm

Prof HelmDieter is an Official Fellow in Economics   at New College, Oxford and Professor of Economic policy at the University of Oxford. He is Chair of the Natural Capital Committee. Dieter completed the Helm Review on The Cost of Energy for the British Government in 2017.  Dieter’s recent books include:  The Carbon Crunch - revised and updated edition (2015)Natural Capital - Valuing The Planet (2015), and Burn Out: the endgame for fossil fuels (2018), all published by Yale University Press. Green & Prosperous Land was published in 2019 and his new book Net Zero will be published in May 2020, by William Collins.  

You can find out more about our speakers here


Interested in our Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities:

You can find out more about our Sponsorship Opportunities here and exhibition stands here.


Thank you to our Sponsors:

Barclays     Galbraith


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