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Following the success of our inaugural ‘mission led investment’ event for Scotland at the start of 2019, we are delighted to provide further details of our next Private Investor Conference on 26 February 2020. This exclusive event is once again being arranged and hosted by Cazenove Capital in association with LINC Scotland, Saffery Champness, Turcan Connell and Hampden & Co. This year the conference is also being brought to you in association with Entrepreneurial Scotland and Social Bite.
In November 2020, Scotland will be the global epi-centre of the climate change debate as Glasgow hosts the United Nations 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) which, for the first time since the Paris Agreement was reached in 2015, will include global leaders - amidst a furious escalation of public pressure about the growing “Climate Emergency”. With Scotland aiming to transition rapidly to a low carbon economy, we will consider the impact of climate change, the critical importance of solutions which can be found and how Scottish academics and entrepreneurs are playing their part.
Climate change is certainly disrupting how we live and how we invest for the future but the technology revolution and the need for private investment to tackle problems in society are also creating huge disruption. With disruption comes opportunity for the prescient, so once again we will showcase some of the opportunities in Scotland to give private investors the potential for profit with purpose.
Join us on the day to take part in the debate and hear from a range of keynote speakers, including Josh Littlejohn MBE, founder of Social Bite, a social enterprise that's dedicated to helping end homelessness in Scotland. Josh is also the architect of the World’s Big Sleep Out which took place on 7 December, which a team from Cazenove Capital in Edinburgh took part in – if you would like to make a donation to this worthy cause there is still time to do so here.
There will also be a series of break-out sessions, panel discussions and exhibitors, showcasing Scotland’s entrepreneurial spirit, innovative culture and a wide range of private investment opportunities.
We hope you will join us for this thought provoking and, judging from previous experience, inspiring day.
We will once again be holding this event at the easily accessible Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and already have an exciting line-up of speakers planned, which we will announce in the coming weeks, however in addition to the conference partners, the following organisations will also be getting involved - Big Society Capital, Big Issue Invest, Scottish Enterprise, Schroders plc, Cult Wines, Social Investment Scotland, the Green Angel Syndicate, and many more.
We will publish the full agenda, details of the breakout sessions and speaker biographies closer to the event, but for now let us know if you would like to attend and secure your place! Once you have registered we will contact you again to confirm your personalised agenda for the day.
10.30 Arrival, registration and coffee
11.00 Conference begins
13.00 Lunch, exhibition and networking
14.30 Rolling programme of presentations, panel discussions and Q&A
16.30 Drinks, exhibition and networking
Cazenove Capital is bringing this exclusive event to you in association with select partners:
Hampden & Co provides a personal, professional banking service. We aim to build lasting relationships with our clients based on honesty, integrity and fairness, and caring for the individual, their family and their business interests.
Saffery Champness is an independent firm of chartered accountants with offices across the UK, including Edinburgh and Inverness. We advise owner-managed businesses, individuals, families and trusts, charities, other not-for-profit organisations and land owners.
Turcan Connell is Scotland’s premier private client law firm, with a clear focus on meeting the needs of individuals and their families across generations, as well as those of charities, entrepreneurs and family businesses.
LINC Scotland is the national association for business angels in Scotland, with a membership which includes many active individual investors and most of the main angel groups or syndicates. These members have now invested in over a thousand high-potential technology based companies, making the Scottish business angel market one of the most active in Europe.
Entrepreneurial Scotland is unique. Powered by our global and local community, we curate hands-on peer learning and leadership development for those who have the ambition to shift the dial. Our peer network of world-leading entrepreneurs, innovative academics and intrapreneurs, as well as aspiring future leaders – work collaboratively to help make Scotland the most entrepreneurial society in the world.
Social Bite is a chain of cafe's which exists to end homelessness. We employ people from homeless and disadvantaged backgrounds and we are the largest distributor of fresh free food to people experiencing homelessness in the UK. We have held record-breaking Sleep-Out fundraising events enabling us to build a Village in Edinburgh and fund transformational programs like Housing First Scotland, which will house more than 800 people by 2021.