CBI Scotland’s 2016 Annual Dinner took place on Thursday 1 September 2016 at the Hilton Hotel Glasgow and was once again a first-class evening!  The Aspen team were again delighted to host a table of Business leaders and the event was enjoyed by all.

The key note speaker at this year’s Dinner was the US Ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun. A former business executive with CNET Networks, he was appointed as Ambassador to the UK in 2013 and has since set up the Young Leaders UK (YLUK) programme. He made some simple but very interesting points which made for insightful table discussion.

Carolyn Fairbairn, the CBI Director-General, also spoke at the Dinner. Her key message was that productivity growth across all parts of the UK should be the single most important domestic goal for business and government over the next five years.

“Productivity may not be the most riveting of terms. But it really matters. It is the only route to rising living standards. It lifts people out of poverty, pays for public services, creates opportunities for our young people.” Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General

Congratulations to the CBI Scotland team for another great evening and we look forward to next year’s Dinner.

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