A seminar series, which connects prominent professionals with Adam Smith Business School studentsThe 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 and light snacks. There will also be opportunities for networking.
|Tuesday 2 October 2018||Professor Sayantan Ghosal, Adam Smith Business School|
|Wednesday 3 October 2018||Ms Annmarie O'Donnell, Chief Executive, Glasgow City Council|
|Wednesday 17 October 2018||Mr Martin Leyland, Manager of Shetland Seafood Auctions Ltd|
|Wednesday 23 January 2019||Ms Karen Betts, Chief Executive, Scotch Whisky Association|
|Thursday 7 February 2019||Mr Douglas Millican, Chief Executive, Scottish Water|
|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)|
Read about the career opportunities MA Economics/Politics alumna, Sylva Giang Tran, received from attending Adam Smith Business School Practitioner Seminars: