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Business event sheds light on crucial concerns

How organisations can best respond to society’s most pressing challenges will be the focus of a key Business School event.

Some 2,500 researchers from a range of disciplines will explore issues including digital technology’s impact on jobs and corporate responses to climate change.

Delegates will weigh up how democracies can best strike a balance between a desire for openness with the need for security.

They will also consider how business can best respond to issues such as modern slavery, the wellbeing of staff and inequality in the workplace.

Convention Edinburgh was delighted to support the bid to secure EGOS 2019, which will be one of the largest conferences in the city this year attracting delegates from across Europe.

Amanda FergusonHead of Business Tourism at Convention Edinburgh

Time will also be given to debate the ethical concerns raised by gig economies, which are marked by a prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work.

Annual event

The 35th annual EGOS –European Group for Organizational Studies – Colloquium takes place between 1 and 6 July,

Enlightening the Future: The Challenge for Organisations is the biggest event ever hosted by University of Edinburgh Business School.

The keynote speaker on Thursday 4 July will be former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, who played a key role in responding to the global financial crisis of 2008.

This is an opportunity to shape global thinking and advocate evidence-based decisions. This event can have a positive impact on the worlds of business and public policy.

Professor John AmisChair of the event organising committee

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EGOS Colloquium