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Edinburgh Development Plans 2017
November 15 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs
Edinburgh Development Plans 2017 | Event
Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work at the Scottish Parliament is joining us as a speaker for our next Edinburgh Conference in November. Among his many responsibilities, Keith looks after cities and infrastructure investment policy, energy, energy consent, a low carbon economy and renewable energy industries, Scottish Enterprise and trade and inward investment. We look forward to hearing from Keith as to how sees the Scottish economy performing, what Brexit means to Scotland and what is happening with regard to investment, regeneration and development.
Kerry Alexander, Investment Programmes Director at Scottish Futures Trust who role in terms of funding and providing the impetus and support for projects across Scotland is vital and Kerry and her team continues to have a massive influence on the Scottish property sector.
Kier Property are prolific developers in the UK at the present time and Mark Robinson will be on hand to advise which schemes they are working on and what else is in their sights in Scotland.
We are looking forward to hearing from Edinburgh City Council as to how and where they are set to continue to develop the City’s property and infrastructure in order to keep pace with a growing economy.
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- 1530 – 1600; Registration
- 1600 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
- 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
- 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
- 1930 – 2200; After Event Speakers Dinner (VIP TICKET HOLDERS ONLY)
We have an exciting new opportunity for you – buy a VIP ticket to this event and come to dinner straight after the event with the speakers who have accepted an invitation, see below.
Great food, good wine and excellent conversation.
VIP Ticket Privileges
- FREE attendance at the after-event Speakers Dinner
- Reserved seating in the front two rows at the event
- Guaranteed tickets even at sold-out events
- Up to 20 x VIP tickets available at each event
- VIP Name Badges
Dinner Venue – G&V Royal Mile Hotel
Come to dinner and join:
- Kerry Alexander; Scottish Futures Trust
- Mark Robinson; Kier Property
Kerry Alexander, Investment Programmes Director; Scottish Futures Trust
Kerry is the Investment Programmes Director with responsibility for the NPD programme, a form of public private partnership used to deliver major projects in the further education, roads and health sectors. Her team manages the Scotland’s Schools for the Future Programme and is supporting the development of the Early Learning and Childcare Programme as well as managing SFT investments in hub projects and considering alternative structures for infrastructure investment.
Kerry initially qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen and has over 15 years in infrastructure investment in advisory roles in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining SFT, Kerry worked for Grant Thornton advising on social and energy infrastructure models, city development and the local government sector.
Michael Thain, Head of Place Development; The City of Edinburgh Council
Michael Thain is Head of Place Development at the City of Edinburgh Council. Appointed in 2017, he has held a number of roles in the Council including responsibility for the Council’s Housing Service, house building programme, neighbourhood management and regeneration. Before joining the Council in 2002 Michael worked for the Chartered Institute of Housing , Shelter and other homelessness agencies in London and Scotland.
Mark Robinson, Director; Kier Property
Mark has over 15 years’ experience in acquisition and development within the industrial, office, in-town retail and mixed use sectors.
Mark re-joined Kier Property in January 2012 having worked with the business up to 2004. He is a director for the Kier Property Northern business and is responsible for the securing and delivery of a range of development opportunities in the North of England.
Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work; Scottish Government
He served with the Royal Marines before pursuing a career in local government administration, where he was also an active trade union representative with UNISON. He is a graduate of Dundee University and studied at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Mr Brown has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament since 2007 and is currently the constituency MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane. Before his election he served for 11 years as a councillor in Clackmannanshire, and held the post of Council Leader from 1999 to 2003.
He became Minister for Skills and Lifelong Learning in February 2009 and has since held a number of ministerial roles before becoming Minister for Transport and Veterans in September 2012 and Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities in November 2014.