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By Amy Duffy
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Lecture season kicks off
THE next instalment of the Crichton Conversation lecture series has been announced.
Dave Valentine had a 37-year local government career as a chartered town planner and economic development practitioner, focusing mainly on implementing development projects and supporting business growth in Angus.
He was appointed assistant CEO of Angus Council in 2003 and in 2006 was made responsible for trading standards, consumer protection and environmental health as well as economic development.
He served as national chair of the Scottish Local Economic Development Group in 2004 and was also chair of the Business Gateway Scotland Board in 2009.
In 1998 he established the ‘Angus-in-China initiative’ and twinning links with Yantai, Shandong Province, and was made honorary citizen of Yantai in 2008.
His lifelong ambition to build his own business enterprise led him to retire in 2012.
He will share his life stories with the Crichton Conversation audience next week.
Crichton Foundation convenor Andrew Walls said: “Scotland’s relationship with China is rich and varied.
“As the winter Olympics in Beijing draw to a close and at the beginning of the new year of the Tiger, Dave will consider how the future trade and cultural links between our countries might develop.
“I hope you will be able to join us for what is sure to be a fascinating talk.”
This is a virtual event, held via Zoom, that will take place on Tuesday February 22. To book a place, email [email protected] or call 01387 702048.

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