Annual Conference Update

As you will know, our joint SUSE / Apt PSP Conference is taking place on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow. As this is a hybrid conference, you can choose to attend in person or online for the same conference experience!

Attend the main stage for speakers and panel discussions, take part in a wide variety of breakout sessions, enjoy networking opportunities, and visit our sponsors’ exhibition booths.

We are excited to announce more Breakout Sessions and our Panel Discussion topic: The Post-COVID Labour Market and Economy – What does the recovery look like as we put COVID behind us?

Join us on Tuesday 3rd May!

Book Your Tickets Now!

You can choose either the SUSE Members or SUSE Non-Members ticket options and whether you would like an in-person or an online ticket. If you choose in-person, you will receive an email with your tickets. If you choose the online option, you will also receive another email with links and joining instructions for the online conference. Whichever option you choose, we look forward to welcoming you on the day!

To book your tickets, please click here!

This is the first time we have all been able to get together in recent years and we are keen for everyone to get as much out of the day as possible. Whichever type of ticket you choose, in-person or online, please let us know of any specific accessibility, communication or dietary requirements (venue) by emailing us at

The Conference Day

We already have a packed agenda, with even more to announce soon!

We can announce that Marc Crothall, CEO of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, will be joining our panel discussion on The Post-COVID Labour Market and Economy – What does the recovery look like as we put COVID behind us? Where will jobs be created or lost and what does this mean for disabled jobseekers and the agencies who support them? We’ll be inviting you to have your say and hear from expert contributors.

Marc joins the panel’s Chair Ian Bruce, Equality Manager at Skills Development Scotland and Deputy Chair of the SUSE Board.

Hear from David Cameron, SUSE CEO, Richard Lochhead, MSP for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work, and Stuart Duffin, SUSE Chair. Celebrate the achievements of the employers who will be presented with their Inclusive Workplace Award, a particularly special accomplishment as they completed their award during the pandemic. Enjoy networking opportunities and visit the exhibition area, where ENABLE Works are running virtual reality experiences! (Available at the venue).

Breakout Sessions

This is your time to contribute! There will be 9 breakout sessions running throughout the day. Our in-person and online delegates will be invited to choose which 3 sessions you would like to attend. As these sessions are designed to be run as workshops, involving delegates in discussion and activities, there will be a maximum number permitted in each session.

You do not have to register for Breakout Sessions in advance, however the in-person delegates at the venue will be asked to sign-up for your sessions when you arrive at the venue.

Confirmed Breakout Sessions So Far…

NEW: We are teaming up with the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) during Scottish Learning Disability Week 2022! SCLD will be hosting a panel of employees with learning disabilities who will tell you about their experience of work, followed by a Question-and-Answer session. Our online delegates will be able to join their session and have your questions about employing people with learning disabilities answered.

NEW: Flexible Working in the Post-Covid Economy
Who wants flexible working and what types of flexible working do people have? How can flexible working benefit employees and businesses? In this session, led by Lisa Gallagher, Co-Founder and Director of Flexibility Works, you will discuss the key challenges in your business right now and how flexible working might help. You will also have the chance to find out about flex in action!

The Supported Employment Guarantee
This is the moment to campaign for the services we need to ensure everyone has the chance of a working life, if they want it. This workshop will look at a set of principles our members and stakeholders can sign up to, to increase the quality, availability and impact of supported employment in Scotland. How do we make this a reality? Join this workshop to be part of the discussion.

Supported Employment Quality Standard
With the Supported Employment Quality Standard for Scotland, providers will finally have a sector standard they can achieve. This will also give confidence to disabled people who use their services and funders. This workshop is designed for service providers to have your say on how we roll out this important initiative.

Why Employers Should Recruit Disabled People
A workshop with the award-winning social entrepreneur and author, Jane Hatton, founder and CEO of Evenbreak, the recruitment website where disabled jobseekers can be confident that employers are committed to diversity and equality and are keen to recruit people based on their talents and abilities.

Maximising the contribution from People with Lived Experience in the PSP
People with lived experience are at the centre of everything we do in the PSP. But what does the next stage look like? How can we develop our current team and grow this as we work towards establishing a Centre of Excellence for Scotland’s employers? Danielle Farrell from Your Options Understood (Y.O.U), will invite you to have your say in this workshop.

Delivering a Centre of Excellence for Scotland’s Employers
The PSP’s ambition is to create a one stop shop for employers who want to attract, recruit and retain disabled people. Join Emma Soanes, Chief Executive of Unity, and David Stewart, Regional Partnership and Development Manager at Fedcap Scotland, and help us design this exciting new initiative to make it an essential resource for Scotland’s employers.

Quality Assurance in the PSP
An interactive workshop that explores how the PSP can create highly effective services that are proven to give employers meaningful results.

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Thank you to our conference sponsors ENABLE Works, who are our headline sponsors, Fedcap Scotland and DFN Project Search. All delegates will be able to visit their exhibition areas during the Conference, whether you have an in-person or online ticket.

ENABLE Works will be offering delegates at the venue the opportunity to try out their new Virtual Reality Experience and find out how these VR headsets are going to be used in training and delivering services.

If you are interested in becoming one of the sponsors of this year’s conference and exhibiting at the venue and online, please contact Fiona Walker, Digital Communications Officer via


  • 9am – Arrival for Registration and Workshop selection
  • 9.15am – Breakfast, Networking and visit the Exhibition Area (Expo Booths online)
  • 9.45am – Main Stage Events Begin including Speakers and Inclusive Workplace Award presentations
  • 10.45am – First Breakout Session / Workshop
  • 12.00noon – Panel Discussion
  • 1pm – Lunch, Networking and visit the Exhibition Area (Expo Booths online)
  • 2pm – Second Breakout Session / Workshop
  • 3.15pm – Final Breakout Session / Workshop
  • 4.15pm – Plenary
  • 4.30pm – Close

Keep Up with the News

We will be announcing speakers, panel participants, and more breakout sessions via our social media channels. If you haven’t followed us already, please check out our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to keep up with the latest conference news!


We can’t wait to welcome you to our joint SUSE / Apt PSP Annual Conference, don’t forget to book your tickets here!