Business in the Parliament Conference 2020

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Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 11:00am12:30pm

Category: Panel Discussion

The Business in the Parliament Conference aims to facilitate engagement between businesses and politicians. It is jointly hosted by the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government. This years conference theme will be on Resilience and Recovery

Event Details

Business in the Parliament 2020

The Business in the Parliament conference aims to facilitate engagement between businesses and politicians. It is jointly hosted by the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government

The conference forms part of an ongoing programme of engagement with business organisations and senior business leaders across Scotland.

Alongside the Institute of Directors and the Scottish Council for Development & Industry, YE Scotland will also be hosting one of the Conference Workshop Sessions, which this year will be focusing on Resilience & Recovery.

This session will explore some of the themes around why? and how? Adaptability and Resilience have been built in our economy, with examples from Education, Start Up and the wider Business Community


In relation to the Business in the Parliament topic, our current levels of resilience and adaptability will determine how well we react to our current environment and will lead to an economic recovery one way or another.

We will explore Young People's resilience in our schools, colleges and universities. We will also hear from Educators and Professionals involved in the Business Start Up Community to see how their adaptability to change has impacted their growth potential.

Running Order:

Brian McEwan, Business Development & Evaluation Manager at YE Scotland, will host the workshop: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.

The session introduces participants to the context and content of the Conference and will be co-hosted by Julie Degnan of Scotland's Enterprising Schools, who will be invited to chair a panel discussion, which will include Monica Young from Breadalbane High School in Perthshire, and Alison Loveday from Scottish Enterprise who leads on the Unlocking Ambition Programme.

Hosted on Microsoft Teams, Brian McEwan will invite attendees to pose some further questions and allow active engagement through the chat and Q&A functions. The purpose of this element is to generate data, insights and evidence that will form the basis of feedback and suggested points of discussion that will be presented on the Business in the Parliament main conference to be held on Friday 4th December.

The session will also explore how this can be applied into the workplace and future employment, post-education.

On conclusion of the supporting examples discussed in the session, there will be an opportunity to open the debate to other delegates in attendance.

Host & Speakers

Our Host

Brian McEwan

Brian McEwan

Business Development & Evaluation Manager, YE Scotland

Business Development & Evaluation Manager at YE Scotland, Brian is responsible for revenue generation and evaluating Enterprise teaching & learning activity within the Programmes and wider Schools and College delivery

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  • SCQF

About YES

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.

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