Business School takes the lead in new series of policy making debates

The University of Glasgow’s Business School, in partnership with Clydesdale Bank, is to host a new series of evening discussion forums exploring the Scottish Government’s key priority of ‘Delivering Sustainable Growth’.

Each event in the seven part series which runs until May next year will explore a different important issue facing Scotland and its economy.

Angus Laing, Head of the University of Glasgow Business School said: “In this exciting new programme of events, we will be discussing subjects of crucial interest to both policy-makers and business leaders. Our aim is to stimulate meaningful discussions that will not only inform policy debate but will ultimately help form it.”

In the opening seminar, chaired by Jim McFarlane, Managing Director, Regional Operations with Scottish Enterprise, guest speakers Will McWilliams,  Government and Infrastructure Advisory, Grant Thornton LLP and Michael Carrick, Managing Director of Global Infrastructure Investments, Merrill Lynch will discuss ‘Funding Scotland’s Infrastructure Needs’.

Future subject headings to be discussed, later in the series, are:

• Creativity and innovation
• Is the green economy viable?
• The art of management
• 20th century education - 21st century learning
• High value manufacturing.

The opening seminar starts at 7pm on Thursday 11 October in the Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, 1 University Avenue, Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow Business School is officially recognised as one of the world’s best business schools by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Martin Shannon, Media Relations Officer
Tel: 0141 330 8593

Wendy Weaver, Events Officer, Business School
University of Glasgow

First published: 8 October 2007

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