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Institute of Directors Online Global Conference - Connecting the World: Tackling our global challenges together

03 Sep 2021
IoD Online Event, Online

The Institute of Directors is holding its online Global Conference 2 & 3 September 2021, with the theme Connecting the World: Tackling our global challenges together.

Building on its 2020 success, IoD Scotland is excited to announce that this year it will be hosting an online conference on behalf of the whole of the Institute of Directors.


A brief conference message from Louise Macdonald, National Director Scotland can be seen here.

As the world looks to move out of the economic recession created by Covid-19 and also embrace its environmental responsibilities, can economic recovery go hand in hand with climate change action?

• How do we reach net zero by 2050?
• How can we be a greener, fairer planet?
• How can business be part of the solution?

The online international conference is the perfect opportunity for business leaders to come together and discuss how we tackle global challenges together!  Speakers include The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy;the First Minister of Scotland, Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP in conversation with Prof Mariana Mazzucato, author of Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism; President & CEO of the International Rescue Committee, Rt Hon David Miliband; UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals & Founder of the Africa-based Rise Up Movement, Vanessa Nakate; Digital Impact Alliance & Founder of Malawi’s first tech hub, Dr Rachel Sibande; CEO of innocent drinks, Douglas Lamont; Founder & CEO, IntelliDigest, Dr Ifeyinwa Kanu; and Mark Logan, former Skyscanner COO and Lead for the Scottish Technology Ecosystem Transformation.

Keynotes, provocations and challenges will explore leadership, good governance and accelerating to Net Zero, to deliver a varied and engaging programme, as well as excellent discussion and networking opportunities. Why not join us! 

Further details, including speaker biographies, can be found here

The 2-day conference is £40 + vat for IoD members, £60 + vat non-members. Book your place below.

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Date & time: 03 Sep 2021 10:00 - 16:30
Location: IoD Online Event, Online
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