Sandy Kennedy

By Sandy Kennedy, Chief Executive, Entrepreneurial Scotland.

Every year the Entrepreneurial Scotland conference brings together some of the most innovative minds from home and further afield. As an organisation, we join the dots by inspiring, connecting and developing entrepreneurs. Our vision is to make Scotland the most entrepreneurial society in the world.

A stellar line-up of international speakers will share their expertise and knowledge at the Entrepreneurial Scotland Conference on Thursday 26 April.
The theme of this year’s event at Gleneagles Hotel is Global Mindset and focuses on the need for organisations across all sectors to look outwards and consider what Scotland can offer, and learn from, the rest of the world.
Mark Beaumont, the intrepid, record-breaking long distance cyclist and patron of the Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation, will open the conference. Mark previously set the world record at 194 days for cycling around the world in 2008 – a record that was subsequently beaten in 123 days. Mark’s approach to global mindset embraces an attitude rather than a set of skills and, undaunted he set out to cycle around the world in 80 days. On his bike more than 16 hours day, his drive and determination set the new world record at 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes. Mark’s bold ambition epitomises global mindset as a key to achieving what many would see as impossible goals.
What does it mean to adopt a global mindset? Being curious, embracing diversity and different cultures. Global mindset is an attitude that is vital for entrepreneurs who want to grow and scale their businesses and be international in the true sense of the word. Don’t be afraid to open your mind and expand your horizons. This will help you to navigate new approaches and generate opportunities.
Entrepreneurial Scotland is bringing world-class speakers who attribute their success to embracing a Global Mindset. They will share their expertise at what promises to be a formidable Conference to fuel our ambition! We are delighted to have the support of Cazenove Capital as our headline partner and DC Thomson Media as this year’s official media partner.

Follow Entrepreneurial Scotland on social media TwitterLinkedInFacebook and search #ESConference for all the latest news. A full line-up of speakers can be found here.

30 April 2018

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