The Practitioners seminars respectfully invites high-profile professionals to the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School, including, but not limited to, global firm executives, leading financial analysts, chief business consultants, high-ranking government/municipal officials, rapidly-growing high-tech and pioneering internet firm leaders, venture business entrepreneurs, and philanthropic non-profit organisation experts.
To foster a high quality of interactions, the business school faculty carefully selects and invites honourable seminar guest speakers. As 21st century business is dynamically becoming borderless, guests speakers come not only from Scotland and the United Kingdom, but also from a vast range of global areas.
The aim of these seminars is to connect prominent professionals with Adam Smith Business School students who will soon enter into the real-world business societies, as seminar room interactions allow business schools, as well as other schools, senior undergraduates and postgraduates excellent opportunities to learn from real-world business/government practice. Business school students who will soon themselves be industry practitioners are strongly encouraged to attend.
Each seminar will typically consists of a presentation by the guest speaker, followed by a Q&A session. There will also be opportunities for networking.
|Tuesday 3 October 2017||Mr Andrew Mann and Ms Ramona Blanes (Glasgow, UK)|
|Friday 6 October 2017||Mr Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive of the Scottish Professional Football League|
|Friday 3 November 2017||Mr Ian Small, Head of Public Policy and Corporate Affairs, BBC (Glasgow, UK)|
|Tuesday 7 November 2017||Dr Hundtofte, Financial Economist, Federal Reserve Bank (New York, USA)|
|Monday 13 November 2017||Sir David Tweedie, former Chairman, International Accounting Standards Board|
|Thursday 16 November 2017||Mr Jim Robertson, former VP Tax Americas|
|Monday 29 January 2018||Mr Paul McNamee, First Editor The Big Issue (London, UK)|
|Friday 16 February 2018||Mr Geoff Ogle, Chief Executive, Food Standards Scotland (Aberdeen, UK)|
|Tuesday 20 March 2018||Dr Lixin Colin Xu, Lead Economist, World Bank (Washington DC)|
|Friday 30 September 2016||Dr Gregor Irwin, Chief Economist, Global Counsel and Foreign & Commonwealth Office (London, UK)|
|Friday 14 October 2016||Mr Kenny Richmond, Economics Director, Scottish Enterprise (Glasgow, UK)|
|Friday 4 November 2016||Ms Hazel Curtis, Chief Economist, Seafish (Edinburgh, UK)|
|Friday 2 December 2016||Dr Thorarinn G. Petursson, Chief Economist, the Central Bank of Iceland (Reykjavik, Iceland)|
|Monday 13 February 2017||Ms Sandra Black, Chief Executive, Renfrewshire Council, (Paisley, UK)|
|Tuesday 21 February 2017||Mr Chris O'Shea, Group Chief Financial Officer, Smith Group (UK)|
|Monday 13 March 2017|
|Monday 5 June 2017|
|Monday 19 June 2017|
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2 October 2015
|16 October 2015||Mr Gordon Maclennan, Chief Executive, SPT (Strathclyde Partnership for Transport) (Glasgow, UK)|
|30 October 2015||Mr Stuart Patrick, CEO, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce (Glasgow, UK)|
|6 November 2015||Mr Andy King, Head of Staff, Office for Budget Responsibility (London, UK)|
|22 January 2016||Mr Stephen Boyle, Head of Group Economics, RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), (Edinburgh, UK)|
|5 February 2016||Dr Stephen P Millard, Senior Economist, Bank of England (London, UK)|
|4 March 2016||Dr Graeme Roy, Deputy Director, Scottish Government Economics Service (Edinburgh, UK)|
|Guest speaker||Date/Venue||Hosted by|
Topic: Application of statistical analysis in economic consulting
|7 Nov 2014 at 3.30pm, Boyd Orr Lecture Theatre 203|
Topic: Price for action and inaction: survival and success in asset management
|28 Nov 2014 at 4.00pm, Sir Charles Wilson Building, 101A B Seminar|
|9 Dec 2014, 2.00 - 4.00pm, Business School Lecture Theatre 206||Dr Hisayuki Yoshimoto|
|Professor Christian Dunis, Joint General Manager, Horus Partners Wealth Management Group (Geneva, Switzerland)||CANCELLED|
Topic: Global Macro investment strategies under a UCITS regulatory framework
|6 Feb 2015, 3.30pm -4.45pm, Business School LT 206|
Topic: So what is it you actually do?
|20 Feb 2015, 3.00pm, Business School LT 206||Dr Hisayuki Yoshimoto|
Topic: Reflections on the great recession, the recovery, and future prospects for the Scottish economy
|13 Mar 2015, 3.30pm, Business School TL 206|
Topic: Back allocation in a statistical Framework - a CVA approach
|3 June 2015, 1.00pm - 2.30pm, venue to be confirmed||
Read about the career opportunities MA Economics/Politics alumna, Sylva Giang Tran, received from attending Adam Smith Business School Practitioner Seminars.