A Scottish Business Network event in partnership with:
- Global Welsh
- KEA New Zealand
- NI Connections
- London Irish Business Community
- Global Scot
- The Ireland Funds
- Irish International Business Network
"In today’s world, over 250 million people live outside their country of birth. The Internet facilitates engaging with Diasporas who, now more than ever, are keen to be connected to their home nation.
Governments and organisations that embrace their ‘Diaspora Capital’ can leverage the power of flows of people, knowledge and finance, turning ‘Brain Drain’ into ‘Brain Gain’ and ‘Brain Exchange’". - Kingsley Aikins, CEO of The Networking Institute
This afternoon conference will be to share stories and expertise on how each group have worked with global diaspora to provide value add to home economies and global locations.
This Scottish Business Network conference will share the best practice from each of the global diaspora groups along with an opportunity to network.
Agenda for the Event:
12.30pm - 1.00pm: Lunch and Networking
An opportunity to network with attendees and speakers with some light refreshments.
1.00pm - 1.05pm: Introduction from Scottish Business Network
An introduction from the Scottish Business Network Co-Founders Christine Esson and Russell Dalgleish.
1.05pm - 1.45pm: Keynote presentation by Kingsley Aitkens
2.00pm - 2.15pm: Diaspora Value by Michelle Thomson
2.15pm - 3.00pm: Expert Panel Session led by Scottish Business Network
The panel includes experts in the value of diaspora:
The panel will be led by Scottish Business Network Chair, Russell Dalgleish.