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9 Feb 2023

Annual Lecture 2023

P&J Live, Aberdeen

The SCDI Annual Lecture, which launched in 2004, is now a well-established highlight of the Scottish business calendar, providing an opportunity to network with delegates from the world of business, politics, education, public services and the voluntary sector.

The event is known for attracting inspirational and topical speakers.  In 2023 we held our largest and most acclaimed lecture so far at the P&J Live in Aberdeen, where 450 representatives of the cream of North East business and organisations heard from Keynote speaker, Ken Gilmartin, CEO Wood.

Annual Lecture 2022 welcomed Louise Kingham CBE, Senior Vice President, Europe & Head of Country, UK for bp.

In 2021, the year of COP26, CEO of the Climate Change Commission, Chris Stark, joined members to share his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities ahead for Scotland.

In previous years, speakers have included Rupert Soames OBE, Chief Executive, Serco Group Plc; Robin Watson, Chief Executive, Wood; Martin Temple, Chair, Health & Safety Executive and Dame Ann Dowling DBE, President, Royal Academy of Engineering and the 202£ speaker will be of the same high standard attendees have come to expect.

*Titles at the time of the event.

Annual Lecture 2023

Andrew Ritchie and Ken Gilmartin at SCDI's Annual Lecture 2023

Former North East Committee Chair Andrew Ritchie (Left) & Ken Gilmartin