Scotland’s business community set to gather for largest-ever Annual Scottish Business Address

Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) will hold its flagship Annual Scottish Business Address event on 12th September 2019 at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow, bringing together 460 industry leaders, representing 170 Scottish companies.

This year, the Business Keynote will be delivered by Jonathan Hinkles, Managing Director of Loganair, who will share his experience of transforming Loganair into the UK’s fifth largest airline.

The event will also include, for the first time, an exclusive ‘Conversation with Global Chamber Leaders.’ Hosted by Kaye Adams, the panel will feature Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of SCC; Francis Martin CBE, President of British Chambers of Commerce; and Chris Southworth, Secretary-General of the International Chambers of Commerce (UK). The panel is set to address global business topics including international trade, the cost of doing business and the future of work.

Tim Allen SCC PresidentCommenting ahead of the event, Tim Allan, President of SCC, said:

“This annual event brings together leaders from a wide range of companies and provides an unrivalled forum to connect with business leaders, talk about the economic challenges and opportunities, as well as a chance to celebrate our successes.

“I am delighted that Jonathan will be delivering the Business Keynote at our annual event. Under his leadership, Loganair has flown through significant change to become Scotland’s leading airline with an expanded fleet and more international destinations under his leadership.

“The ‘Conversation with Global Chamber Leaders’ comes at an important time in business. Their insight, expertise and world-view will enable greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

Steve Smart, CGI’s Senior Vice President, Scotland, said:

“CGI is delighted to partner with SCC for this year’s Annual Scottish Business Address. The event is an important one in the calendar, providing a great opportunity for leaders to come together and our partnership is a proud demonstration of our ongoing commitment to Scotland’s business community. As one of the largest independent IT and business consulting firms in the world, this year’s event is of particular relevance to us. We look forward to an excellent evening with Scotland’s business community.”