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Each year SCDI organises around 100 events for members throughout Scotland and in London, providing excellent opportunities to make new business contacts and raise your corporate profile. 

All events with the exception of those marked * are free of charge to members.   The programme is varied, ranging from informal networking events, to Influencers’ Dinners, Business Seminars, and annual flagship projects such as Annual Awards Dinners, Lecture and Forum. Further information on our Events programme is given below.

Forthcoming Events Click here for a list of forthcoming SCDI Events

Meet the Politician
There is an on-going programme of Meet the Politician - 'Political Challenge' series events, enabling members to put their views forward to key MPs, MSPs, MEPs and other parliamentary and committee representatives.

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Members’ Networking Events
These regular, informal occasions afford the opportunity to network with fellow members and receive a brief update on SCDI activities. 
Influencers’ Dinners
Our programme of Influencers’ Dinners throughout the year provides members with the opportunity to meet and hear key speakers from both the public and private sectors in relaxed surroundings conducive to informed discussion. 
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Business Seminars
Seminars designed to inform our members on topical business issues are held for members throughout the year in various locations.
Annual Lecture
The Annual Lecture is an event of Scotland-wide interest held in Aberdeen in January each year and is attended by around 250 members.
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SCDI in London
SCDI hold a series of engagement events in London during the year, attended by London-based members, politicians and academics. Most guests are either Scottish or have strong business connections with Scotland.
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Celebration of Engineering & Science
This is an exciting opportunity for SCDI’s network of over 700 Young Engineers & Science Clubs to showcase their engineering activities and compete in a series Technology Challenge set by member companies. The action-packed event is held in June each year and is attended by around 600 young engineers, teachers and companies.
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SCDI Annual Forum*
The Forum is SCDI’s flagship annual conference held in spring each year. It is attended by around 300 delegates and is widely regarded as the key networking event in the Scottish business calendar. 
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Highlands & Islands Dinner & Awards*
This annual event held in September is a renowned networking and corporate entertainment occasion for around 280 members. Awards for Excellence in a variety of categories are presented to companies based in the Highlands and Islands region. 
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Annual Dinner & Scotland's International Awards*

SCDI's Annual Dinner & Scotland's International Awards is firmly established as the premier networking event in the Scottish business calendar. With around 850 attending each year in autumn, it provides a unique platform to showcase the global achievements of companies based throughout Scotland in a wide range of sectors to a key business audience.

Previous high-profile keynote speakers include Mayor Rudy Guiliani, Kofi Annan and Dr.Madeleine Albright.

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