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

The landscape for local government: a view from Whitehall

14.35 - 15.10

Intelligent automation and the workforce

15.10 - 15.50

The landscape for local government: a view from the sector

Speakers :
Martin Swales , Chief Executive and President of SOLACE , South Tyneside MBC
Sharon Kemp , Chief Executive , Rotherham MBC

15.50 - 16.10

Refreshment break

16.10 - 16.45

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

Welcome from day 2 chair

Speakers :
Heather Jameson , Editor , The MJ

08.50 - 9.20

Threats and opportunities for the sector from the new government

Speakers :
Mark Lloyd , Chief Executive , Local Government Association

09.20 - 09.55

A catalyst for wider change

Speakers :
Sir Michael Lyons , Chairman , English Cities Fund and local authority panellists

09.55 - 10.30

Housing the Northern Powerhouse

Speakers :
Danielle Gillespie , General Manager for the North , Homes England

10.30 - 10.50

Refreshment break

10.50 - 11.25

11.25 - 12.00

What next for devolution and the Northern Powerhouse economy?

Speakers :
Tom Riordan , Chief Executive , Leeds City Council

12.00 - 12.35

12.35 - 13.00

The Budget outlook for public finances

Speakers :
Paul Johnson , Director , Institute for Fiscal Studies

13.00

Close of forum and buffet lunch