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Public Finance Live 2021: CIPFA’s annual conference for all those who manage the public’s money.

CIPFA’s annual conference Public Finance Live 2021 will take place virtually on 7-8 July 2021.

As the public sector emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, it has demonstrated remarkable resilience and an ability to work together to address and overcome the common challenge. 2021 must be the year we embed and expand this common sense of purpose. Public Finance Live will bring together practitioners, commentators and experts from across the sector to identify opportunities to improve communities and sustain our planet.

This year our programme features three content streams, each of which will focus on a key topic in the public sector. You can choose which streams to attend and therefore build your own individual programme. Stream sessions will include:

Place – COVID-19 helped us break down organisational boundaries. But how do we consolidate this to develop a place-based approach to public services and better outcomes for citizens and communities?

Planet – while the pandemic will eventually run its course, there is no vaccine for climate change. How can the public sector come together to tackle the greatest challenge of our time and leave the world a better place than we found it?

Profession – come and explore practical issues impacting your day to day working life and skills and look ahead to the future of public finance.

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View photos from 2019 here.