Scottish Chambers of Commerce and Microsoft initiated a partnership to run a series of “Microsoft Productivity Experience” events across Scotland in 2015. Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce was delighted to be chosen to host the first of these events.

DACC hosted a “High Noon Lunch with Microsoft” on 25th February as part of Dundee Business Week, at the Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa in Dundee. Local businesses heard from prominent business leaders: Dave Valentine, Vice President of DACC; Chris Forrest, Director of Microsoft Scotland & UK Financial Services and Chris van der Kuyl, Chairman of 4J Studios and Entrepreneurial Scotland, about business vision and going for growth.

Over 130 attendees heard about Microsoft’s plans to work with and support businesses, including table sponsors Dundee & Angus College, Thorntons, Capital Document Solutions, Blackadders and Shackleton Technologies.

There was plenty of opportunity for networking, plus the chance to explore Office 365 & Microsoft’s latest devices in action, and take part in the Microsoft Productivity Experience and understand how to grow businesses using ‘The Cloud’.

Alison Henderson DACC CEO said, “We were really pleased to see the local business community turn out in force to talk about growing their businesses and taking advantage of technology to give us the edge. It was a very inspiring, energetic event and the feedback has been extremely positive.”