Focus Forward: Glasgow a leader in 2030 | Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Focus Forward: Glasgow a leader in 2030

As the city of Glasgow prepares to host the COP26 summit in November 2021, the UK Presidency is a pivotal moment as the business community emerges from the COVID pandemic to focus on an issue which will impact us all and be the conversation of a generation. 

We are all aware of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the business community as we address climate change and our role in reducing carbon emissions. 

The event will explore and evaluate the role of businesses in addressing the UK national and local targets to fighting climate change, and how as a city we can establish an economic model to foster business growth, attract business investment and talent as we move into the 2020’s. 

The event will explore ...

  • What hosting COP26 means for the city
  • What the implications for businesses will be over the next 10 years
  • How businesses are already innovating, disrupting and preparing us for the challenges of the next decade

Thursday 13 May 2021

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Schedule

 

8:15 – 8:45 AM
Networking & Expo

8:45 – 9.55 AM
Welcome Remarks & Guest Speakers

9.55 – 10:40 AM
Glasgow: COP 26 and Climate Change

10:50AM–11:30AM
The Role of Business Leadership

11:40AM – 12:20PM
Innovation and Disruptive Tech

12:20PM – 12:30PM
Closing Remarks

12:30PM – 1:30PM
Networking & Expo

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Why Should I attend?

The conference provides attendees with the opportunity to:

  • Network with fellow Glasgow Businesses
  • Learn more about the opportunities of COP26
  • Hear from key business leaders
  • Enhance your knowledge on how you can fight climate change

Speakers

The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP

COP26 President

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Andrew Griffith MP

UK’s Net Zero Business Champion

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James Close

Head of Climate Change, Royal Bank Of Scotland

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Cllr Susan Aitken

Leader of Glasgow City Council

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Guy Jefferson

Chief Operating Officer, SP Energy Networks

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Alison McRae

Senior Director, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

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Barry Fisher

CEO, Keep Scotland Beautiful

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Jo Chidley

Founder, Beauty Kitchen UK Ltd

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Dr Warren Bowden

Managing Director, Scottish Leather Group Technologies

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Carol Henry

Group People Director, Arnold Clark

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Gillian Docherty OBE

Chief Executive, The Data Lab

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Hazel Gulliver

Director of Engagement, ScottishPower

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Dr Sam Chapman

Managing Director, Kenoteq Ltd

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Kirsty Macarthur

Director, MacArthur Green

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Sebastian Burnside

Chief Economist, Royal Bank of Scotland

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Kate Bordwell

Creative Insight Lead, NatWest Group’s Open Experience

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Andrew Dobbie

Founder and Director, MadeBrave

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