The MJ Future Forum North:
The new government's agenda for the North

November 30th and December 1st 2017
Midland Hotel, Manchester


Event Sponsors: BT Gatenby Sanderson logo NPS logo  Microsfot logo logo

Provisional Programme :

Thursday 30th November 2017

12.30 - 13.45 Registration, refreshments and lunch  
13.45 - 13.50 Welcome and introduction Welcome from Forum chairs: Michael Burton, Editorial Director, The MJ Group, Heather Jameson, Editor, The MJ
13.50 - 14.25 The new metro mayoral agenda for the North (1): a vision from the mayors Speakers tbc
14.25 - 15.00 Session tbc  
15.00- 15.30  Monitoring the money  Adbool Kara, Executive Leader, Local Service Delivery, National Audit Office
15.30 - 15.50 Refreshment break
15.50 - 16.30 The new metro mayoral agenda for the North (2): administrative planning                    Eamon Boylan, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester CA, Andrew Lewis, Managing Director, Tees Valley CA


16.30 - 17.20

A country that works for all? The Northern Powerhouse and the industrial strategy

Joanne Roney, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council,  Martin Swales, Chief Executive, South Tyneside MBC and SOLACE spokesman on economic prosperity, Theresa Grant, Chief Executive, Trafford MBC and Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, Leeds City Council

17.20 - 17.55

GatenbySanderson on HR: title tbc


19.00 - 19.45 Pre-dinner drinks
19.45 Charity Dinner   

Friday 1st December 2017

08.45 - 09.20 Norse Group: title tbc  
09.20 - 10.20 What's next for health and care budgets and integration? Jon Rouse, Chief Officer, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers
10.20 - 11.00 Children's services Jo Miller, Chief Executive, Doncaster City Council and president of SOLACE
Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council
11.00 - 11.20 Refreshment break
11.20 - 11.45 Update from the LGA Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive, Local Government Association 
11.45- 12.20 Microsoft  
12.20 - 12.35 The Autumn Budget: its implications for local government and the public finances Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies 
    Close of conference  

* Please note it may be necessary to alter the timings, speakers or content of the agenda for reasons beyond our control.