JCI Edinburgh to Host Referendum Debate for Young Professionals

Wednesday 20 August 2014, 6.00pm – 9.00 pm

English Speaking Union Scotland, 23 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8HQ           
With less than five weeks to go until the referendum, JCI Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square Club is hosting a debate on Scottish Independence that specifically seeks to address the concerns of young people in business.

Featuring speakers from both sides of the campaign, the event aims to equip young professionals with the facts they need in order to make an informed decision on the 18th of September. The panel will feature a variety of young business professionals and will give attendees the chance to gain answers to their burning questions.

The event, which is completely free and is open to non-members, will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to gain clarity on the issues that particularly affect them.

The evening will be split in two, starting with a debate featuring members of JCI Edinburgh. The second part will centre around a panel discussion with the opportunity for questions from the floor, featuring journalist Ian Fraser, Iain McGill of Harmony Employment and Scottish debating champion Paul Stretton.

The organiser of the event, JCI Edinburgh’s current Board Secretary Amy Thomson hopes the relevance of the subject matter will encourage non-members to come along and find out more about what JCI has to offer.

“One of the most important things about JCI is the opportunities it creates to meet new and interesting people. That’s why we encourage non-members to come along to events such as this which provide an open forum for discussion and debate in a friendly and welcoming environment.”

JCI Edinburgh is part of Junior Chamber International, the worldwide personal development organisation for business professionals in their 20s and 30s. We offer a stimulating range of activities to enable members to develop communication, presentation, leadership, project management, networking and business skills. Our aim is provide tomorrow’s leaders with the necessary skills to improve themselves and their community.

For an annual fee of £85, JCI members can access a wide-ranging programme of events, training and social opportunities. A voluntary organisation, JCI also has a long history of charitable work and fundraising. Recent local projects have seen members participate in an Apprentice style challenge which saw two teams battle it out to run the most successful Bethany charity shop as well as a Suit Drive, in which members of the public were encouraged to donate unwanted suits to the homeless in order to assist them in finding work.

To register to attend the event, please email Amy Thomson: amy.thomson@jciedinburgh.org.uk.

For more information on opportunities and events organised by JCI Edinburgh please visit http://jciedinburgh.org.uk/.

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