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Finance Development Network Annual Conference 2018

Thursday 31 May and Friday 01 June 2018

Day One 1200-2230
Day Two 0900-1200
Event Details
DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro
Perth Road
FK15 0HG


Full Conference (including dinner and accommodation) £250
Full Conference (excluding dinner and accommodation) £190
Day One only £95
Day One and Dinner £135
Day Two only £95
Accommodation only £89
Dinner only £40

Please note that the fee is non-refundable unless cancellation is made in writing up to five working days prior to the event.

Who should attend

Anyone with an interest in or who works within the College Finance Sector.


‘We Can Change the World or a Small Part of it!’

Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” As finance professionals we play a part in delivering this change. The education sector is faced with a number of challenges over and above the constant financial pressure. The Scottish Government focus on educational attainment, the intensification of the regional outcome agreement process, national pay bargaining and all its implications and of course the ever present impacts of Brexit (whatever they may be!)

With all these factors at play we are in danger of missing the core of what we were set up to do – which is to effectively educate. So this conference is about remembering that finance is not necessarily at the core of everything and there are other issues we need to deal with in order to deliver effective and efficient education. With all this in mind this years conference will bring to delegates attention a number of topical issues out with the financial sphere which are relevant to finance from cyber security to licensing agreements.

This year’s conference will again bringing together finance professionals from across Scotland and hopefully give them time to reflect on the year past and to remind them that they are not alone in this.

The Finance Development Network Annual Conference is this year due to be held in the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro on Thursday 31 May and Friday 01 June 2018. The event provides an opportunity for delegates to informally network with both colleagues from across Scotland as well as a number of sponsor organisations.

This year we anticipate a wide range of sponsors attending from accountancy firms to procurement organisations. The event will include a number of workshops where you can hear about the latest developments from a number of organisations.