Programme

Day One - Thursday 5th December

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

Speakers :
Dr Nicola Millard , Principal Innovation Partner , BT

14.35 - 15.10

Health and local government integration: the GM experience

Speakers :
Steven Pleasant , Chief Executive, Tameside MBC and Accountable Officer , Tameside and Glossop CCGH

15.10 - 15.50

Dealing with a crisis

Speakers :
Sharon Kemp , Chief Executive , Rotherham MBC

15.50 - 16.10

Refreshment break

16.10 - 16.45

Intelligent automation and the workforce

Speakers :
EY

16.45 - 17.20

Leading in a time of change

Speakers :
Joanne Roney , Chief Executive , Manchester City Council, SOLACE spokesperson on leadership and learning

17.20 - 17.55

19.15 - 19.45

Pre-dinner drinks

19.45

Charity dinner

Day Two - Friday 6th December

08.45

Welcome from day 2 chair

Speakers :
Heather Jameson , Editor , The MJ

08.50 - 9.20

Threats and opportunities for the sector over the coming months

Speakers :
Mark Lloyd , Chief Executive , Local Government Association

09.20 - 09.55

A catalyst for wider change (The English Cities Fund)

Speakers :
Sir Michael Lyons , Chairman , The English Cities Fund
Matt Crompton , Director , The English Cities Fund
Bill Hughes , Director , The English Cities Fund
Kersten England , Chief Executive , Bradford City Council
Jim Taylor , Chief Executive , Salford City Council

09.55 - 10.30

Growing our towns and cities

Speakers :
Mike Emmerich , Founding Director , Metrodynamics

10.30 - 10.50

Refreshment break

10.50 - 11.25

How to address a climate emergency – a local government perspective

Speakers :
Haydn Scarborough , Integrated Solutions Director , ENGIE UK & Ireland
Richard Carmichael , Account Director, Services North, Places & Communities , ENGIE UK

11.25 - 12.00

What next for devolution and the Northern Powerhouse economy?

Speakers :
Tom Riordan , Chief Executive , Leeds City Council
Pat Ritchie , Chief Executive , Newcastle City Council

12.00 - 12.35

A new role for local authorities as housing providers: delivering low energy homes - and income

Speakers :
PSP

12.35 - 13.00

Is austerity over? The Budget outlook for public finances

Speakers :
Paul Johnson , Director , Institute for Fiscal Studies

13.00

Close of forum and buffet lunch