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CSPP

Party Conference Programme Autumn 2013


The CSPP has a tradition of holding successful, interesting and well-attended fringe events during the national party conference seasons in Scotland. ABOUT THE CSPP CSPP provides a forum for imaginative and innovative policy debate on the key issues facing Scotland. The Centre provides an independent arena for organisations and individuals to develop ideas which can be drawn upon by Government and other policy-makers. It aims to ensure that the policy debate reflects the distinctive concerns of Scottish society whilst drawing upon the best of new thinking and new ideas from other countries. The Centre is independent of political parties and open to relevant policy debate whatever its source. Its activities are founded on a vision of a society where a modern, vibrant, and sustainable economy is accompanied by fairness and social inclusion. CSPP EVENTS CSPP has run a series of very successful invitation only dinners during the party conference season and outwith conference with keynote speakers including Alex Neil, Derek Mackay, Sarah Boyack and Willie Rennie. As well as constructive, detailed debate dialogue dinners are an opportunity to network in an informal setting. We are currently looking for sponsors for the following confirmed events: CSPP Environment Dialogue Dinner with Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Environment and Climate Change Thursday 17th October, 7.30pm SNP Conference, Perth

CSPP Health Dialogue Dinner with Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Friday 18th October, 7.30pm SNP Conference, Perth

Recent speakers at our party conference breakfasts have included John Swinney, Nicola Sturgeon and Hugh Henry. Breakfast meetings are often the best time to catch up with the busiest conference speakers and can be open or closed. CSPP Breakfast meeting with John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth Friday 18th October, 8.30am CSPP Breakfast meeting with Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Local Government and Planning Time and date to be confirmed PARTNERING In order to produce a high quality, varied programme, we work closely with a number of partners from public and private sector organisations. We are currently seeking partners for our autumn programme. Working with CSPP, our supporters benefit from CSPPs reputation and abilities in organising well-attended and interesting policy-led events. Partners have the opportunity to network and develop relationships with key policy makers and agenda setters, as well as inform and influence debate. Partners benefit from an opportunity to shape the agenda and content of the debate in advance of the dinner, as well as provide a speaker to respond to the minister. Our partners are welcome to have one or two colleagues also at the dinner. Partners are welcome to provide stands with their logo in the room, and literature to be circulated to attendees. To ensure that there are tangible and useful outcomes from events, CSPP will write a report of the discussion. PARTNERSHIP COSTS We would request our partners to support CSPP by sponsoring the dinner. In return we are able to offer the following benefits: A speaking opportunity Input into the invitation lists for dinner Attendance at the dinner for up to 3 guests from the partner organisation Branding in the room, and materials circulated to staff

Production of a report, branded with the partner logo(s) Plus logistical elements including: Invitations to speakers, and all liaison with them Invitations to attendees, and all liaison with them All liaison with the venue including room arrangement, catering Advertisement for the event as outlined All related administration & CSPP overheads Catering costs Venue hire PA equipment where necessary CSPP branding NEXT STEPS For further information or to proceed with this proposal please contact: Jacqueline Cassidy at jacqueline@cspp.org.uk or 07803 723055