Free to Prosper: Creating the Celtic Lion Economy with discussant First Minister Alex Salmond.
First Minister Alex Salmond will outline his ambitions for a Celtic Lion economy to emerge in Scotland as he addresses Harvard University's Center for European Studies and Harvard Business School.
Mr. Salmond will set out his vision to transform Scotland's recent economic performance and replicate the success of Ireland's Celtic Tiger. Highlighting the success of Europe's smaller countries - which have dramatically outperformed their larger neighbors - Mr. Salmond's message will be delivered on the eve of a business tax cut that will see Scotland become even more competitive.
His speech at Harvard opens a week of travels by Mr. Salmond and his ministers across the United States and Canada that will underscore that Scotland is open for business and flourishing, and that an independent Scotland could well be the next European economic miracle- Center for European Studies
Alex Salmond is the First Minister of Scotland, heading a minority government.
He is leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Member of Parliament for the constituency of Banff and Buchan, and the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Gordon. He is currently serving his second term as leader of the SNP, taking over from John Swinney.