The MJ Future Forum - Agenda

Discover what to expect at The MJ Future Forum 2024 agenda below. We will cover:

  • What can we expect from the next government?
  • Artificial intelligence: threat or opportunity?
  • The Budget and the public finances: is the cupboard truly bare?
  • Health and care integration: a wish or a reality?
  • Net zero: how councils must keep climate change high on their agendas

Wednesday 20 March 2024

12:30

Registration & Buffet lunch

12:30 - 13:45
13:55

Introduction

13:55 - 14:00

Mike Burton, Editorial Director of The MJ will introduce the event and give us a taster of what's to come and what to expect.

14:00

It’s election year – so what can we expect from the next Government?

14:00 - 14:40
14:35

Integrated care and health: What next? A view from the NHS

14:35 - 15:10
15:10

Energising Your Journey to Net Zero

15:10 - 15:45
15:45

Break

15:45 - 16:05

This coffee break is sponsored by:

 

16:05
16:40

The pre-election Budget - and the real shape of the public finances

16:40 - 17:15
17:15

Standing out to outstanding leaders

17:15 - 17:55
19:15

Networking drinks

19:15 - 19:45
19:45

Charity dinner

19:45 - 21:30

Thursday 21 March 2024

08:55

Welcome

08:55 - 09:00

Heather Jameson, Editor of The MJ welcomes us into Day 2 of Future Forum, sharing the agenda for the day.

09:00

Challenges and opportunities for the sector

09:00 - 09:35
10:50

Break

10:50 - 11:10

This coffee break is sponsored by:

 

11:10

How can service providers help local authorities facing severe financial challenges?

11:10 - 11:45

Council budgets are being squeezed, with ever-increasing costs, rising demand and inadequate government funding.

Many frontline services such as waste collection, highways, housing repairs and FM are outsourced, so can suppliers do anything over and above providing services to help local authorities save money?

Does the answer lie in greater investment in innovation to improve productivity?

Is there a different model beyond traditional outsourcing or self-delivery?

Can long-term partnership working make the difference?

11:45

AI – what does AI mean for local government?

11:45 - 12:30
12:30

Buffet lunch and close

12:30 - 13:30