Past Events

EDAS holds events and conferences on key issues for Scotland’s economic development in areas such as economic strategy, innovation, internationalisation, skills development, and the labour market. You can access reports from EDAS’ previous events, including presentations and images for download, on the EDAS Storify page.

Alternatively, you can access EDAS' Storify event reports below. 

March 2017 - Practical Benefits of the Circular Economy

December 2016 - EDAS / SLAED Conference 2016 

October 2016 - Scotland's Economy and Brexit

On Tuesday 4 October 2016, EDAS hosted an event examining the implications of the UK vote to leave the European Union for Scotland’s economy and economic development practitioners. The event took place in the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh.

June 2016EDAS AGM 2016 - Scotland’s Economy and the European Union: A Time for Reflection

On Friday 17 June EDAS held its AGM as part of a special event entitled “Scotland’s Economy and the European Union: A Time for Reflection”.

April 2016Launch of "Culture, Outlook and Scottish Internationalisation"

On Thursday 28 April 2016, the Economic Development Association Scotland (EDAS) held the launch of an agenda-setting publication written by eight leading figures from business, media, the public sector and academia concerning the internationalisation of the Scottish economy.

March 2016Innovation in Action: Learning the Lessons for Scotland’s Economy

On 21 March 2016 at the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Strathclyde University, key stakeholders in innovation policy and practice in Scotland met to learn about examples of innovation activity boosting the Scottish economy, and how this can be supported.

February 2016Skills Event II: Equity and Employment in the Scottish Labour Market

On Friday 26th February a series of expert speakers were invited to present the latest research and case studies on equity in the Scottish labour market, and what more can be done to guarantee inclusive and equitable employment.

December 2015 - Global Opportunities for Scottish Business

On Thursday 17th December 2015 global directors of Scottish Development International and Scottish Enterprise gave their expert insight on the opportunities, challenges and practical issues for Scottish businesses operating in and looking to enter international markets.

November 2015 - Scotland's Economic Strategy in the Highlands and Islands

On Monday 30 November 2015 in Inverness, EDAS, Highland Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise held a joint event on Scotland’s Economic Strategy in the Highlands and Islands.

November 2015 - Skills Event I: Underemployment and Workforce Planning in Scotland

On Friday 6th November 2015, EDAS invited an expert panel to present the latest knowledge and contemporary case studies on workforce planning and underemployment in Scotland - key issues for the skills agenda and Scotland's economy.

October 2015 - Building New Local Economies: Lessons from the United States

On Friday 30th October EDAS held an event in Edinburgh with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies to discuss the building of local economic strategies in Scotland which promote both economic progress and social well-being.

June 2015 - Innovation and Prosperity for Scotland Conference 2015

On 23 June 2015 over 200 stakeholders representing a range of organisations and sectors met for the Innovation and Prosperity for Scotland Conference, organised by EDAS and innovation charity Nesta. The event took place at the Dynamic Earth science centre, adjacent to the Scottish Parliament.

May 2015 - EDAS AGM 2015 & Scotland's Economy Sessions Launch

The report of the Economic Development Association Scotland's (EDAS) AGM and the launch of the first Scotland's Economy Session in Edinburgh on 29 May 2015.