Your Business Your Future

Date & Time

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 at 09:30 - 11:45

In a recent survey conducted by Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce (DACC) only 52% of local businesses reported that their total revenue had increased or remained constant over the last 3 months. Businesses across the region are now operating at 49% of capacity on average, which compares poorly with the level of 71% recorded in Q4 2020.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE EVENT HAS NOW CLOSED, SHOULD YOU WISH TO ATTEND PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO SARAHYOUNG@DUNDEEANDANGUSCHAMBER.CO.UK STATING WHICH DISCUSSION GROUP YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN

Many businesses have adopted flexible working practices however for many firms it’s not yet fully clear how their workplaces will adapt over the coming months. People will need the support to reskill as our sectors reshape, and new opportunities arise. Businesses must ensure they are planning for the future, considering the skills that they will need to thrive, and supporting their people to succeed. 

Investment in infrastructure and minimising of costs of doing business will all help economic recovery. Businesses must use this time to refresh strategy,
look to take advantage of opportunities that exist in climate change/green recovery policies, in the widening world of global trade and in becoming the engine that drives local wealth building in our communities.

We invite businesses from across the region to get involved with our facilitated discussion groups. This critical feedback will enable us to inform Government of the challenges facing business and support needed to build a strong, successful and sustainable business post pandemic.

Our Governments must adopt a pro-growth agenda, embedding the right levels of business support to encourage swift recovery.

Programme

9.30am – Networking - Attendees are invited to join us from 9.30am for a spot of networking before the main session starts

10.00am – Welcome - Alison Henderson, Chief Executive Office, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

10.05am – Opening Remarks - Professor Morris Altman, Dean, University of Dundee School of Business

10.15am – Challenging Your Business - Liz Ditchburn, Director-General Economy, Scottish Government

Liz will be talking more about the regions pace of innovation, future strategy planning and will also discuss how government sees the economy of the future

Liz has worked in the public sector for more than 25 years. She joined the civil service and DFID in 1998, and worked firstly as a technical specialist in Latin America and Africa on rural development, environment and economic growth, moving into management and leadership roles from 2003.

Liz has served as the UK Government's Department for International Development Director of Policy, where she led on international development policy for the UK across areas as diverse as girls and women, inclusive societies, governance and anti-corruption, youth, migration and climate change. Prior to this, Liz was DFID's Director of Value for Money.

10.30amWhat can we learn from the East? - William Lau, Founder & Principal, A.Alliance Design International Architects & Planners (AADI)


We'll be joined by William Lau, University of Dundee alumnus, who spent 3 years in the city of Dundee studying Architecture, as he talks more about the impact of COVID on his business and how they've overcome obstacles along the way. William will discuss what the future looks like and their strategy for the coming months. 

William Lau is an Urban Planner & Architect and Inspirational Public Speaker based in Singapore. William is also IFHP Ambassador for SE Asia, Adjunct Senior Fellow of SUTD Academy (Singapore University of Technology & Design), Chairman of One Singapore Town PL and as President, Singapore Institute of Planners (SIP), Year 2010 to 2014, William & its members playing an integral role in transforming Singapore into a modern city, with fine example of a distinctive urban planning. 

10.40am – Group Facilitated Discussions

• Net Zero
• The Future of the Workplace
• Future Skills
• Digital Innovation

11.25am – Networking

11.45am – Closing Remarks


Registration Process

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE EVENT HAS NOW CLOSED, SHOULD YOU WISH TO ATTEND PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO SARAHYOUNG@DUNDEEANDANGUSCHAMBER.CO.UK STATING WHICH DISCUSSION GROUP YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN

Event Platform

The event platform being used is Slingshow, attendees will be sent a link on Friday 23 April which will enable them to complete registration on the platform. You are not required to set-up an account for the Slingshow, this second registration will enable you to create your profile for the event which can include your LinkedIn account, website or social media pages. For a brief overview of the registration process on Slingshow please see here.


 

With thanks to our event partners - University of Dundee, School of Business

In 2018 the University of Dundee, School of Business (UDSB) was formally established. The University brought together key areas of accounting, finance, economics, management and marketing into one School. These areas had been part of the University for decades, with significant historic strengths in accounting and economics. Much of this can be evidenced by the thousands of very successful Alumni currently working around the globe, in all sectors.

The School delivers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes across these key business areas, as well as offering a wide range of postgraduate research opportunities. The School is growing fast with significant increases in student population, as well as an increase in experienced academic staff from around the world. As a research intensive University, the School’s academic population are research active and have a growing focus on partnering with industry on impactful projects.

To find out more about the School, please visit – www.dundee.ac.uk/business - www.facebook.com/uodbusiness 

IF YOU'RE AN ALUMNI OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE AND HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH THEM, OR WOULD LIKE TO UPDATE YOUR DETAILS, PLEASE COMPLETE THEIR ONLINE FORM HERE