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Glasgow Talks

Glasgow Talks

Buy our Glasgow Talks Season Pass, purchase three upcoming and get 15% off your total. The events are listed below.


June's Glasgow Talks event is still to be confirmed.


Glasgow Talks ... with Peter Duthie

Wednesday 8 March 2017, 8.00 am - 10.00 am


Please phone 0141 204 8319 or email to take advantage.


Glasgow Talks - supported by Clydesdale Bank and University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School - is Glasgow Chamber's monthly series of business seminars featuring influential guest speakers drawn from the business and political elite.

The strategic influencers programme puts top business decision makers, leading politicians and key commentators in front of a business audience to outline key issues affecting their business or organisations.



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Glasgow Talks has featured many of Scotland's most influential leaders such as:

Nicola Sturgeon MSP (SNP/Scottish Government)
Iain Grey MSP (Scottish Labour)
Jim McColl (Clyde Blowers Capital)
Michael Moore MP (Scottish Liberal Democrats)
Rupert Soames (Aggreko Plc)
Football - Neil Doncaster (SFA) and Kenny McLeod (SPL)
Willie Haughey (City Holdings Ltd)
Economy: Alf Young (Scotsman) and Nick Parsons (Clydesdale Bank)
Ian Curle (Edrington Group)
Brian McBride (
Michael Levie (CitizenM)
Kate Armstrong (
John Swinney MSP (SNP)
Media: Andy Harries (The Sun), Rob Woodward (STV) and Paul Cooney (Global Radio)
Willie Walsh (British Airways)
David Ramsey (Kelvin Topset)
Robert Peston (BBC)
Lord George Robertson (Scottish Labour and NATO)
Hospitality: Stephen Carter (Cameron House), Audrey Gillespie (Premier Inn), Ryan James ( Glasgow Restaurateurs Association)
Steve Cram (Athlete)
Keith Anderson (Scottish Power)
State of the City: Greg Clark (Cities Expert)
Lena Wilson (Scottish Development International)
John Gilligan (Tennents)
Trust: Shonaig MacPherson
Martin Wolf (Financial Times ) & Professor Anton Muscatelli (University of Glasgow)
Brian Souter (Stagecoach Group)
Martin Powell (Siemens)
Sport: David Grevemberg (Glasgow 2014) & Sir Craig Reedie (London 2012 & Glasgow 2014)
Life Science: Prof. Anna Dominiczek (University of Glasgow) & Peter Silvester (Life Technologies)
Scott Taylor (Glasgow City Marketing Bureau)
Colin Matthews (Heathrow Airport Holdings)
Stewart Wingate (London Gatwick Airport)
Gilad Tiefenbrun (Linn Products)
Stewart Regan & Mark Wotte (Scottish FA)
Rob Woodhouse (STV Group)
Richard Godfrey (MTV EMA)
Dr Katherine Grainger CBE

Glasgow Chamber Chief Executive Stuart Patrick has said of the Glasgow Talks series: "At the Chamber we are aware of the key role that we play in working with politicians and other key public agencies to influence and shape the economic and business agenda of the city and the west of Scotland.