ES Conference 2018

Thursday 26th April 2018

ES Conference

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s 22nd annual conference will take place on Thursday 26th April at Gleneagles Hotel and is the highlight of the annual programme. In 2018, our conference will bring together the most inspirational entrepreneurs of today and the rising stars of tomorrow to engage in open debate and share their valuable insights on scaling globally.

To find out more information and book your place click here.

Conference Partner & Speakers

Cazenove is the premier provider of personalised wealth management services. 

“Cazenove is delighted to partner with Entrepreneurial Scotland and believe this shows our commitment to entrepreneurs. It is a pleasure to count some of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs amongst our clients and we hope the attendees at this year’s conference will be inspired, motivated and better connected after hearing from such a brilliant line up of speakers.” - Bob Hair, Portfolio Director and Head of Edinburgh Office.

Susan Aktemel

Director, Homes for Good.

Full bio here

Mark Bamforth

CEO, Brammer Bio.

Full bio here

Mark Beaumont

Athlete, Broadcaster and Patron for the Entrerpreneurial Scotland Foundation.

Full bio here

Lord Bilimoria

Founder and Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited.

Full bio here

Paul Forkan

Co-founder at Gandys.

Full bio here

Steve McCreadie

CEO, The Lens.

Full bio here

Angus MacDonald

Chairman and the largest shareholder of three Scottish companies, SWR in recycling, ICS Learn in education and Renewable Parts.

Full bio here

Dr Vivienne Ming

Executive Chair & Co-Founder of Socos Labs.

Full bio here

Ana Stewart

Non-Exec Director Scottish FA, Founder, i-design.

Full bio here

Gareth Williams

CEO and co-founder of Skyscanner

Full bio here

Agenda

8:30 - 9:15 Registration
9:30 - 11.00 Session 1: Global Ambition
11:30 - 12:35 Session 2: Scaling the Global Heights
12:35 - 14:00 Lunch & Networking
14:00 - 15:20 Session 3: How to Think and Act Like a Global Leader
15:45 - 17:25 Session 4: Global Head... Scottish Heart
17.30 Conference ends

This year's theme is Global Mindset: What do leaders need to succeed? Entrepreneurial leaders with a global mindset have the best chance of taking advantage of emerging opportunities early on, driving innovation, growing sustainably, and delivering economic sustainability.

Focusing on the theme of “global mindset and ambition” we will explore the challenges and practicalities of leading with confidence into global markets.

A leader now has to develop skills to operate in a multi-polar world; a more uncertain, interdependent and digital world with hyper-connected, hyper-complex business models and an incredible pace of information and innovation. A global mindset is about crossing not just borders but also cultural divides between business, government, and social sectors. 

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Members of Entrepreneurial Scotland:

  • Conference Day Delegate £295 +VAT - Delegate package includes access to all conference sessions, arrival breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
  • Conference and Dinner £395 +VAT - Delegate package includes access to all conference sessions, arrival breakfast, lunch, refreshments and a formal dinner with entertainment post conference.

To book your place click here.

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Non-member rates are: 

  • Conference Day Delegate £395 +VAT - Delegate package includes access to all conference sessions, arrival breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • Conference and Dinner £495 +VAT  - Delegate package includes access to all conference sessions, arrival breakfast, lunch, refreshments and a formal dinner with entertainment post conference.

Additional information

Dinner

The culmination of an inspiring day, our Conference Dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday 26th April at Gleneagles hotel. The dinner is limited to 180 places that will be allocated on a first come first served basis – so do not delay and get your tickets today!

Getting home

Complimentary buses will be available to delegates wishing to return to Glasgow and Edinburgh after the dinner. The buses will leave Gleneagles at midnight, dropping off at George Square, Glasgow and St Andrew Square, Edinburgh. Seats are limited and available on a first come first served basis. Seats must be reserved in advance. Booking can be made by email to mairi.graham@entrepreneurialscotland.com

 

 

 

 

Accommodation

Gleneagles are offering conference delegates a rate of £343.00 per room per night, Bed and Breakfast for delegates on the night of the 26th April 2018. To book accommodation please contact Gleneagles Hotel directly through the Resort Sales Team on 0800 704 705, option 1.

ScotRail 30% Discount

We have also secured a great offer with our new partners ScotRail:

30% off Anytime Return or First Class Anytime Return Tickets on any ScotRail service travelling to and from Gleneagles between the 25th and 29th April.  Call our Customer Centre on 0344 811 0144 quoting ESCONF18 to book tickets. 
All tickets should be paid at time of booking and can be posted, or collected from a station where facilities are available. Delegates should advise their preference at time of booking.

 

To find out more information and book your place click here.