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Speakers

Nigel Patrick

Head, Scotland Team, Cities & Local Growth Unit, UK Government

Claire Carpenter

Founder and CEO, The Melting Pot Edinburgh

Nick Bennett

Regional Managing Partner, Audit & Assurance, Azets

Claire Daly

Head of Policy & Communications, Sustrans Scotland

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North Ayrshire Council

Sandy Robinson

Principal Architect, Scottish Government

Alan Pert

Deputy Dean, Melbourne School of Design, Australia

Cathy Parker

Co-Chair, Institute of Place Management & Research Lead, UK High Streets Task Force

Craig McLaren

Director of Scotland, Ireland and English Regions, RTPI

Peter Duncan

Director, Message Matters

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Stage Host

Ali Harvey

Planning Programmes Manager, The Heritage Council of Ireland

Nicola Hill

Economic Development Officer, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Liam Turbett

Senior Consultant, EKOS

Mhairi Donaghy

Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust

Laurence Rockey

Director, Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland

Fergus Murray

Head of Development and Economic Growth, Argyll & Bute Council

Malcolm Hewines

Partner, Montagu Evans

Jonathan Guthrie

Director, Public Sector Partnerships Scotland, The Robertson Group

Daniel McKendry

Principal Landscape Architect, Architecture + Design Scotland

Ian Gilzean

Chief Architect, Scottish Government

Jenny Elliott

Smart Places Lead, Edinburgh Futures Institute

Nick Wright

Planner, Nick Wright Planning

Kimberley Guthrie

Strategy and Relationship Consultant, Scotland's Towns Partnership

Irene Beautyman

Planning for Place Programme Manager, Improvement Service

joanne boyle

Regeneration & Towns Strategy Team Leader, Scottish Government

Sam Cassels

Place Principle Adviser, Scottish Government

Phil Prentice

Chief Officer, Scotland's Towns Partnership

Leigh Sparks

Deputy Principal and Professor of Retail Studies, University of Stirling | Chair of STP

Prof Carlos Moreno

Associate Professor, IAE, Paris – Panthéon Sorbonne University

Rozina Spinnoy

Design Strategist and Social Entrepreneur, Placemaking Europe and Director, BIDs Belgium

Brian Saunderson

Mayor, Town of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

Chris Story

Associate, Message Matters

Ian Williams

Deputy Director for Homes and Places, The Welsh Government

Deryck Irving

Director Of Strategy & Development, Green Action Trust

Alan Anthony

Managing Director, Threesixty Architecture | Scottish Chair, REVO

Hilary Kidd

Smart Services Director, Young Scot

Neil McInroy

Senior Advisor, Democracy Collaborative

Tom Arthur MSP

Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth

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Community Land Scotland

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Green Action Trust

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Azets

Wherever you are on your journey, our team of experts can help you with all aspects of planning, accounting, tax and audit.

The Melting Pot & Coworking Accelerator

Global pioneers in coworking for social impact

Possilpark Business Improvement District

Possilpark BID is at pilot stage and we’re dedicated to lifting the look and feel of Saracen St for the benefit of businesses and the wider community.

Nairn Connects BID

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Visit Inverness Loch Ness

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