Business Breakfast: On the right road? Mar 5 2020 07:30 - 09:00


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Translating thinking into action
Our flagship business breakfast series, brought to you in partnership with the University of Aberdeen Business School, provides a learning and networking forum to discuss the topics essential to successful economic growth in our region.

Investment in connectivity
Physical and digital infrastructure act as the backbone for business growth. With the AWPR, harbour expansion and well-connected regional airport, our region has solid foundations which allow us to export our products and talent beyond our boundaries and welcome new visitors to our shores. However, continued delay on major national infrastructure projects, whether that's digital connectivity or Heathrow, could constrain the ambitions of North-east businesses.

Our members want support for guaranteed ringfenced slots for Aberdeen International Airport linked to the Heathrow expansion, strengthening our connectivity to key hubs. They want a commitment to work alongside the aviation industry and the Scottish Government to realise the long awaited devolution of Air Passenger Duty, a commitment to a structured consultation and discussion with key regional stakeholders regarding policy which maximises economic development opportunities for the maritime and ports sector in North-east Scotland.

This business breakfast will focus on transport, as one of the key priorities for our member businesses across the region.

The panel of speakers will include Lisa Childs, senior external affairs manager at Heathrow, who will provide an update on the third runway, outlining the benefits of the 'hub and spoke' model as well as discussing the potential impact there may be for businesses in the North-east of Scotland.

She will be joined by Alison Irvine, director of transport strategy and analysis at Transport Scotland, who will talk about the upcoming National Transport Strategy, the process to consult with communities across Scotland, the implications for local businesses and the likely future focus for the organisation in driving the low carbon agenda.

Additionally, Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of ConnectedKerb, will join the panel to discuss the roll out of electric vehicles and the infrastructure investment required to be ready to meet Government targets on electric vehicles.

We are delighted to welcome the University of Aberdeen Business School as our new partner sponsor for our flagship event series and we look forward to delivering an engaging range of business breakfasts equipping you with the skills and knowledge for business success.

Image result for free clock clipart 07:30 registration and networking breakfast - 30 minutes
Image result for free clock clipart 08:00 chair welcome - 5 minutes
Image result for free clock clipart 08:05 presentations and discussion - 50 minutes
Image result for free clock clipart 08:55 chair close - 5 minutes

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