13/05/2021
09:15 - 14:30
Online
, Glasgow
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Description

The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the conference “Focus Forward: Glasgow a Leader in 2030”

When: Thursday 13/05/2021 08:15 – 13:30 (GMT)
Where Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Online/Webinar


As the city of Glasgow prepares to host the COP26 summit in November 2021, the UK Presidency is a pivotal moment as the business community emerges from the COVID pandemic to focus on an issue which will impact us all and be the conversation of a generation.

We are all aware of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the business community as we address climate change and our role in reducing carbon emissions.

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The event will explore and evaluate the role of businesses in addressing the UK national and local targets to fighting climate change, and how as a city we can establish an economic model to foster business growth, attract business investment and talent as we move into the 2020’s.
The event will explore …

  • What hosting COP26 means for the city
  • What the implications for businesses will be over the next 10 years
  • How businesses are already innovating, disrupting and preparing us for the challenges of the next decade

Why Should I attend?

The conference provides attendees with the opportunity to:

  • Network with fellow Glasgow Businesses
  • Learn more about the opportunities of COP26
  • Hear from key business leaders
  • Enhance your knowledge on how you can fight climate change

Schedule

8:15 – 8:45 AM
Networking & Expo
8:45 – 10:00 AM
Welcome Remarks & Guest Speakers
10:00 – 10:40 AM
Glasgow: COP 26/Carbon Neutrality
10:50AM–11:30AM
The Role of Business Leadership
11:40AM – 12:20PM
Innovation and Disruptive Tech
12:20PM – 12:30PM
Closing Remarks
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Networking & Expo

Speakers

  • Cllr Susan Aitken – Leader of Glasgow City Council
  • Barry Fisher – CEO, Keep Scotland Beautiful
  • Jo Chidley – Founder, Beauty Kitchen UK Ltd
  • James Close – Head of Climate Change, NatWest Group
  • Carol Henry – Group People Director, Arnold Clark

Gillian Docherty – Chief Executive, The Data Lab

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