2019 Programme

Day One - Thursday 11th April

12.30 - 13.45

Registration, refreshments & buffet lunch

14.00

Welcome and Introduction

Welcome from Day 1 chair

Speakers :
Michael Burton , Editorial Director , The MJ Group

14.05 - 14.35

Update on local government finance, social care and other challenges for the sector

Speakers :
Mark Lloyd , Chief Executive , Local Government Association

14.35 - 15.10

Placeshaping 2.0: decarbonisation; decentralisation; digitalisation (ENGIE)

Speakers :
Karl Limbert , Commercial Development Director , ENGIE

15.10 - 15.45

The Northamptonshire experience

Speakers :
Theresa Grant , Chief Executive , Northamptonshire CC

15.45 - 16.05

Refreshment break

16.05 - 16.45

The future of health and social care funding:

Speakers :
Saffron Cordery , Deputy Chief Executive , NHS Providers
Iain MacBeath , ADASS Lead for Resources and Director of Adult Care Services , Hertfordshire CC

16.45 - 17.20

The public finances, the Spring Statement and the Spending Review

Speakers :
Paul Johnson , Director , Institute for Fiscal Studies

17.20 - 17.55

Talking Talent – Sharing Our and Your Experience

Speakers :
Toni Hall , Director, Public Sector, Executive Interim Management , Penna
Julie Towers , Managing Director , Penna

19.15 - 19.45

Pre-dinner drinks

19.45

Charity dinner for Herts Young Homeless

Speakers :
Bob Neill , Chair , Commons Justice Select Committee

Day Two - Friday 12th April

08.55

Welcome

Welcome from day 2 chair

Speakers :
Heather Jameson , Editor , The MJ

09.00 - 09.35

The safeguarding challenge

Speakers :
Merran McRae , Chief Executive , Wakefield City Council
Ian Thomas , Chief Executive , Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames

09.35 - 10.10

Resilience in our communities

Speakers :
Nick Carey , Chief Strategy Officer , Shaw Trust
Alison Williams , Managing Director of Children and Family Services , Shaw Trust

10.10 - 10.45

The housing challenge

Speakers :
Nick Walkley , Chief Executive , Homes England

10.45 - 11.05

Refreshment break

11.05 - 11.35

Who spends what and where in local government?

Speakers :
James Smith , Business Development Manager , MYB Public Spend
Steve Dewhurst , Business Development Manager , MYB Public Spend

11.35 - 12.10

The next Spending Review

Speakers :
Duncan Whitfield , President, Association of Local Authority Treasurers and Strategic Director, Finance and Governance , Southwark LBC

12.10 - 12.45

The financial sustainability challenge

Speakers :
Abdool Kara , Executive Leader , National Audit Office
Alison Griffin , Chief Executive , Southend-on-Sea BC
Becky Shaw , Chief Executive , East Sussex CC

12.45

Close of forum and buffet lunch