Virtual Annual Conference – gearing up for change in rural Scotland

Annual Conference

Virtual Annual Conference – gearing up for change in rural Scotland

Time 10:00 - 16:30
Cost 95.00
Cost (Members) 45.00
Capacity 171 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


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Our flagship annual conference is a must-attend event for anyone with an interest in rural Scotland. The event will offer insight, practical tips with 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.

To view the Draft programme click here


Confirmed speakers

We have 17 confirmed speakers including:

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 on 3 September, by William Collins.  

You can find out more about our speakers here


Exhibitor Opportunity

The 2020 Annual Conference presents itself as an ideal opportunity to promote your support and prominence in rural business to our members, all of whom will receive multiple communications regarding the conference and its content.  For more information click here


Thank you to our Sponsors:

Barclays     Galbraith


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