Day 1: Wednesday 7 July

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12:00 am - 10:00 am

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Worlds apart: inequality at home and abroad

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Today, 1 in every 5 children will not be allowed to go to school. Every day, 10,000 people die because they lack access to healthcare. And despite being one of the wealthiest countries in the world, last year Unicef delivered aid to children in the UK experiencing dire levels of food poverty. This session will explore the scale of the problem, the extent to which it has been exacerbated by COVID-19, and what the next steps are to bridge outcome gaps for communities around the world. 

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Session to be announced

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

 

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Sustainability reporting 2021

11:40 am - 12:40 pm

While sustainability reporting is increasingly common in the private sector, it’s less clear how well its being adopted in the public sector globally. No single, consistent framework recognised internationally for public sector organisations currently exists. With sustainability having many definitions, which can influence the scope and focus of public sector sustainability efforts the picture is less than clear. This session will launch a brand new report from CIPFA assessing current global practice.

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Break

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Time to explore the virtual exhibition hall and chat with the exhibitors

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Prizegiving Ceremony

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

This event is a chance for friends and family to celebrate CIPFA students whose exam results reflect the best performance in specified modules of CIPFA’s Professional Accountancy Qualification (CIPFA PQ).

Speakers:
Suzanne Jones
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Careers in public finance – insights and inspiration for the journey ahead

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Your future career: senior managers from the world of public finance share their stories and advice on shaping your career.

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Break

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Networking break in the exhibition hall

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Conference close

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Session to be announced

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Summary to be announced

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The failure of centralism

10:30 am - 11:30 am

The government is at odds with itself. The ability of UK cities and regions to truly level up is contingent on empowered local leadership. At the same time, the UK swings towards central decision making at all turns. This session will explore the requirements for a levelled-up UK society, with case studies in international governance structures. 

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Session to be announced

11:40 am - 12:40 pm

 

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The UK has taken back control. Now what?

4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Brexit has fundamentally changed our relationship with both the EU and our trading partners around the world. At the same time, with Joe Biden resetting the tone of US rhetoric, could the tide of populism and protectionism around the world be about to turn? What does the future look like, and what are the prospects for the global Britain?

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Session to be announced

3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

 

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Session to be announced

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Summary to be announced

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Procurement and the climate change challenge

1:50 pm - 2:50 pm

Climate change creates threats and opportunities for public procurement. On the one hand, climate change threatens disruption to supply chains in food,  pharmaceuticals and even waste recycling. On the other, transport, homes, agriculture and  energy alone contribute a massive 78% of total emissions, opening up huge prospects for public procurement to play a leading role in driving down emissions. This session will explore how procurement can be a driving force in the UK’s net zero ambitions. 

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Break

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm

Networking break in the exhibition hall

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Session to be announced

1:50 pm - 2:50 pm

 

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Session to be announced

3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

 

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President's welcome to day two

8:50 am - 9:00 am

 

 

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Leadership of place

3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

A truly place based approach to public services will require a new kind of leader. Join us to explore case studies in place with leaders who are doing things differently. 

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Session to be announced

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Summary to be announced

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A time for renewal: the future of the workplace

3:20 pm - 4:20 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic saw a mass shift to home working almost overnight across sectors and around the world. With a return to normality on the horizon, we are presented with an opportunity to entirely reshape the look and feel of our organisations. 

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What’s next for health and social care integration?

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

The publication of the government white paper, ‘Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all’, has put health and social care integration back on the policy agenda. While the proposals represent a welcome commitment to integrating services, questions remain around governance, accountability and incentives for collaboration. How do practitioners feel these proposals will play out in practise – will they achieve the long-term ambition of integrated health and care?

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The future of local audit

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The challenges in the local audit market have been years in the making. Statistics issued by Public Sector Audit Appointments in 2020 reported that 55% of audit opinions were not issued by the required deadline. The Redmond Review also raised concerns about the knowledge and skills in the market to effectively operate in local government, despite the important role it plays in securing transparency and accountability for the public. Join this session to share your views and explore the future of local audit.

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Session to be announced

1:50 pm - 2:50 pm

 

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Session to be announced

11:40 am - 12:40 pm

 

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Session to be announced

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

 

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Big data and working across boundaries

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

In the wake of COVID-19, how can we enable collaboration across public services to deliver better outcomes for communities?

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Student Networking / Mentoring

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Reaching net zero: the 2050 target

9:30 am - 10:40 am

Despite declaring a climate emergency in 2019, and government outlining a ten-point plan for climate change in 2020, there’s still a long road to net zero by 2050. With the Paris Agreement under threat, developing economies resistant to cutting industrial emissions, and a continuing reliance on carbon in our day to day lives, how do we accelerate action before it’s too late?

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Drinks reception

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sponsored by: Grant Thornton

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Break

10:40 am - 11:20 am

Networking break in the exhibition hall

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Lunch

12:20 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch and networking in the exhibition hall

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Break

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm

Networking break in the exhibition hall

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Lunch

12:40 pm - 1:50 pm

Lunch and networking in the exhibition hall

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Day 1
Day 2

09:15 - 09:30

 

Reaching net zero: the 2050 target

09:30 - 10:40

Despite declaring a climate emergency in 2019, and government outlining a ten-point plan for climate change in 2020, there’s still a long road to net zero by 2050. With the Paris Agreement under threat, developing economies resistant to cutting industrial emissions, and a continuing reliance on carbon in our day to day lives, how do we accelerate action before it’s too late?

Break

10:40 - 11:20

Networking break in the exhibition hall

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What’s next for health and social care integration?

11:20 - 12:20

The publication of the government white paper, ‘Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all’, has put health and social care integration back on the policy agenda. While the proposals represent a welcome commitment to integrating services, questions remain around governance, accountability and incentives for collaboration. How do practitioners feel these proposals will play out in practise – will they achieve the long-term ambition of integrated health and care?

Place

Session to be announced

11:20 - 12:20

 

Planet
11:20 - 12:20

In the wake of COVID-19, how can we enable collaboration across public services to deliver better outcomes for communities?

Profession

Lunch

12:20 - 13:30

Lunch and networking in the exhibition hall

Fringe

Session to be announced

13:30 - 14:30

 

Place

Session to be announced

13:30 - 14:30

 

Planet
13:30 - 14:30

The challenges in the local audit market have been years in the making. Statistics issued by Public Sector Audit Appointments in 2020 reported that 55% of audit opinions were not issued by the required deadline. The Redmond Review also raised concerns about the knowledge and skills in the market to effectively operate in local government, despite the important role it plays in securing transparency and accountability for the public. Join this session to share your views and explore the future of local audit.

Profession

Break

14:30 - 15:10

Networking break in the exhibition hall

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Leadership of place

15:10 - 16:10

A truly place based approach to public services will require a new kind of leader. Join us to explore case studies in place with leaders who are doing things differently. 

Place

Session to be announced

15:10 - 16:10

 

Planet

Session to be announced

15:10 - 16:10

 

Profession

The UK has taken back control. Now what?

16:20 - 17:20

Brexit has fundamentally changed our relationship with both the EU and our trading partners around the world. At the same time, with Joe Biden resetting the tone of US rhetoric, could the tide of populism and protectionism around the world be about to turn? What does the future look like, and what are the prospects for the global Britain?