SLE Annual Spring Conference 2019 - Maximising the Margins

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Wednesday 15 May 2019 - 09:00 to 17:00

Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh

Scottish Land and Estates

‘Maximising the margins’ – the theme of this year’s conference – will explore land use in our more challenging and fragile areas. The event will look in depth at how rural business can rise to the challenge of increasing social, economic and environmental benefits.

The conference will examine how to maximise:

  • Productivity on marginal land
  • Opportunities for our marginal communities
  • Environmental benefits of our field margins
  • Rural business profit margins

Land-based businesses continue to face the potential of a very different future. As well as adapting to fundamental changes resulting from Brexit, the sector will have to address long-term issues such as lack of profitability in farming, an ageing workforce and poor connectivity. The sector also must adapt to play an even bigger part in helping big issues such as climate change and rural depopulation.

You will hear from businesses who are leading the way in the latest industry innovations and speakers will share insights into current and emerging best practice. There will also be a thought-provoking panel debate that will question established views and prompt discussion about alternative approaches. 

High-profile influential speakers, policy decision makers and rural business owners will speak at the conference.  The keynote address will be provided by a high-profile industry figure.

This event is open to anyone with an interest in rural Scotland, but especially rural business leaders and senior decision-makers.

Conference Costs including lunch:

  • Members: £78 Inclusive of VAT
  • Non Members: £180 Inclusive of VAT

Scottish Land and Estates are offering 10 Student tickets free of charge on a first-come-first-served basis. To claim your ticket, please email with your name and a scanned copy of your matriculation card.

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Members: £78 Inclusive of VAT Non Members: £180 Inclusive of VAT