12 people standing outside a hotel with a sign that says Entrepreneurial Scotland

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Speakers Assemble

Graeme Thomson Uncategorized

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s annual summit is taking place today (Thursday 25 April) at the Gleneagles Hotel and is set to be an inspiring occasion. The country’s leading business membership network has assembled a world-class line up of international entrepreneurs to share their knowledge, experience and insights with Scotland’s business leaders.

The impressive line-up of speakers includes (L-R):

  • Charlie MacGregor, CEO of the innovative hotel chain The Student Hotel
  • Alan McIntyre, Accenture’s Senior Managing Director for the global banking industry and a Global Scot
  • Jo Fairley, founder of chocolate brand, Green & Blacks
  • Colin Robertson, Chair at Entrepreneurial Scotland
  • Sonia Lo, CEO of Crop One Holdings, the world’s largest vertical farmer – the practice of producing food in vertically stacked layers, surfaces and/or structures
  • David S. Rose, CEO of the global financing platform, Gust
  • Mike Soutar, co-founder of Shortlist Media and a regular on the BBC TV programme, The Apprentice
  • Sandy Kennedy, Chief Executive at Entrepreneurial Scotland
  • Hugh Griffith, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NuCana plc, a Nasdaq listed biopharmaceutical company
  • Janice Forsyth, Scottish broadcaster turned entrepreneur
  • Iain Anderson, Executive Chair at Cicero Group
  • Steven Gray, CEO of ROVOP, the independent provider of remotely operated subsea vehicle services

ES Annual Summit is one of the signature events of CAN DO Fest, Scotland’s festival of entrepreneurship, that kicked off earlier this week with EIE 2019 – a key event for tech entrepreneurs and investors. CAN DO Fest is set to deliver a record programme of 31 events right across the country and will culminate with Impact Summit delivered on 15 May.

Speaking ahead of the summit, David S. Rose said:

“I’ve been involved with building the entrepreneurial ecosystem in New York City since the early 1980s and have seen first-hand the impact that passionate founders can have on the economy. It’s a thrill to experience what’s now happening in Scotland’s thriving ecosystem. Scotland is reclaiming its global reputation as a nation of change makers and innovators.”