Our regular practitioner seminar series’ connects prominent professionals from a spectrum of industries to Adam Smith Business School students fostering high quality interactions in a relaxed and open environment.
The Adam Smith Business School carefully selects and invites honourable guest speakers from a diverse background across Scotland, the United Kingdom, and an international arena as business becomes dynamically borderless.
The aim of the seminars is to equip our Business School students with valuable real-world business knowledge, and encourages interactions between the delegates and guests offering opportunities to learn from these esteemed experts.
Each seminar 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 and Business school students, who will soon be industry practitioners themselves, are strongly encouraged to attend.
The seminars are free to attend and are held regularly throughout the academic year: registration is ticketed and upcoming seminar dates are listed in the schedule below.
|Tuesday 2 October 2018||Professor Sayantan Ghosal, Adam Smith Business School|
|Wednesday 3 October 2018|
|Wednesday 17 October 2018||Mr Martin Leyland, Manager of Shetland Seafood Auctions Ltd|
|Thursday 25 October 2018||Ms Ailsa Graham, Digital Marketing Lead, Tesco Bank.|
|Friday 16 November 2018|
|Wednesday 23 January 2019||Ms Karen Betts, Chief Executive, Scotch Whisky Association|
|Thursday 7 February 2019||Mr Douglas Millican, Chief Executive, Scottish Water|
|Wednesday 13 February 2019||Mr Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland|
|Wednesday 6 March 2019||Ms Elaine Lorimer, CEO, Revenue Scotland|
|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|
Read about the career opportunities MA Economics/Politics alumna, Sylva Giang Tran, received from attending Adam Smith Business School Practitioner Seminars: