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20 . Glasgow Business March/April 2013


Chamber events for 2013 attract a host of business leaders that include Stagecoach supremo Sir Brian Souter and Weir Group’s Keith Cochrane


BIG NAMES FOR PACKED PROGRAMME


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rom the high-profile Glasgow Talks series featuring a range of business figures, through


networking lunches to Behind Te Scenes tours, Glasgow Chamber has a packed programme of events in 2013. With more than 100 events


planned for this year – from small intimate gatherings to major conferences on the major issues


affecting Glasgow’s economy – there is plenty for Chamber members to get their teeth into. Seven Glasgow Talks events


for 2013 have already been announced with other big names still to be unveiled. Speakers confirmed so far


include top business leaders Sir Brian Souter of Stagecoach and Keith Cochrane of Te Weir Group, alongside major commentators Martin Wolf of the Financial Times (on economics) and Martin Powell of Siemens (Smart Cities). Your Chamber will mark the one-year countdown to the Commonwealth Games with a talk from Sir Craig Reedie and Games


Chief Executive David Grevemberg. Te 2013 series has


already found its voice with a very thoughtful


contribution from experienced non-executive


director Shonaig MacPherson on trust in business. She


discussed how businesses win or lose the trust of their customers and the wider community. A spokesman for Glasgow Talks


Sir Brian Souter


series sponsor Clydesdale Bank said: “We at the Clydesdale Bank are delighted to be working in partnership with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in sponsoring a thought-provoking and awareness-raising series of Glasgow Talks. “Te 2013 series features a


range of top business leaders and commentators on key sectors and challenging issues for the business community today.” Te events programme also


Sir Craig Reedie


includes a number of sessions focusing on particular issues and


challenges encountered in doing business today. In February, Glasgow


Chamber staff atended Te Gathering, Scotland’s Tird Sector showcase, at the SECC to co-host a session with the Scotish Council for Voluntary Organisations. Te ‘Tinking Commercially’


workshop looked at ‘How To Pack 48 Hours into 24’ providing well-received tips and techniques for managing heſty workloads. It also covered social media strategy and tools for boosting


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