Here is the programme for Edinburgh 2017. Stay tuned for updates and speaker additions.

08.15 Registration

09.20 MT’s welcome address

Matthew Gwyther, editor, Management Today 

Kate Bassett, features editor, Management Today

09.30 Scotland Today: View from the top

09.45 The MT Interview

10.15 Battling the bias

Why businesses must stop recruiting 'lookylikies' or risk stifling creativity.

Two speakers will each give us their perspective of unconscious bias in the workplace, and how we can conquer it.

Jennifer Thomas, head of financial communications, Direct Line Group 

10.40 Entrepreneurs: Going for growth

Building your own business is tough. From digital dilemmas to HR howlers, our panel of business experts discuss their biggest mistakes - and share tips on how to kick-start your company's growth.

11.15 Morning refreshments

11.35 Agents of change 

11.50 How I made it 

Two speakers will talk about breaking barriers in male-dominated industries

Jacqui Low, executive chairman, Indigo PR and board member, Partick Thistle 

12.15 When the chips are down

Two inspiring businesswomen share their darkest moments - and how they bounced back.

12.45 Poet's corner

12.55 Lunch and mentoring

14.15 The tech masterclass

Two TED-style power speeches to boost your digital knowledge

14.40 Confidence: Why we lack it; how we can get more of it

Julie Grieve, founder, Information Apps 

15.15 How I made it ..... in finance

Two speakers tell us about their careers in the finance industry  

Helen Rose, COO, TSB 

15.40 Afternoon refreshments

16.00 Rise of the unicorns

What needs to be done to help create Scotland's next unicorn business.

16.20 The MT interview

16.50 Conference ends                      

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