SCDI Events
SCDI Annual Lecture - Aberdeen


SCDI has been active in the North East of Scotland for over 40 years and recognises the region as an integral and vital part of the wider Scottish economy. To acknowledge this and to provide additional value for members, the SCDI Annual Lecture was launched in 2004, an event of Scotland-wide interest held in Aberdeen.

Now firmly established, the Annual Lecture is a key event in the Scottish business calendar and provides an opportunity to network with over 250 representatives from the world of business, politics, education, public services and the voluntary sector.

The 2012 Annual Lecture will take place on Tuesday 17 January at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen, with Jim McColl OBE, Chairman & Chief Executive, Clyde Blowers Ltd, as keynote speaker.

Keynote Speakers at the SCDI Lectures to date have been:

The Rth Hon Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chairman, Weir Group
Nick Horler, CEO, ScottishPower
Peter J Robinson, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chevron Corporation
Paul Walsh, Chief Excutive, Diageo
David Reid, Chairman, Tesco
Sir John Elvidge, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Executive
Jack Perry, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise

For further information contact:

Principal Partners 2012
Associate Partners 2012
Quotes from Recent Attendees
“This is the first Annual Lecture I have attended and I found the whole evening both useful and enjoyable”  

“From my perspective there was little if anything that could have been improved upon. Most particularly, I found the lecture itself both original and insightful”


“First attendance at the Annual Lecture – excellent”

Bill Cattanach, Deputy Director, Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform  

Brian O’Neill, Public Affairs-Corporate Communication Manager, Total E&P UK


Jim Thomson, Assistant Director, Food Standards Agency Scotland