CIPFA NW Society Regional Conference

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Event summary

CIPFA North West is inviting members to the Regional Conference - 'Creating opportunity from uncertainty - Fit for the Future'. This event is the highlight of the year which brings together CIPFA members from across the region. With a wide range of speakers already confirmed, this regional event is not to be missed. We are looking forward to welcoming you on the day! PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKINGS WILL CLOSE ON 8 NOVEMBER 2017


17 November 2017
Starts: 09:00
Ends: 16:30


Preston Marriott
418 Garstang Road
[See map]

Standard price

£60.00 excl VAT

*the event has started.

About this event

Who should attend?

All North West regional members are welcome to attend. Whether you are an experienced member or just started CIPFA, come and see what Regional Conference has to offer.

Regional conference provides an excellent opportunity for members to come together and discuss issues and latest developments in the public sector and get to know each other.


09.00 Registration and Refreshments

09.30  Society President's Opening Address

  • Mike Thomas

09.45 Creating a strong and inclusive economic future

  • Jim Taylor, City Director, Salford City Council

10.30 Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships- a chance to achieve integrated care

  • Gary Raphael, L&SC STP and Sarah Senior, Fylde Coast ACS

11.15 Refreshments

11.30 An outward looking response to Brexit

  • James Sharples, EU Brussels Office

12.15 Financing the future

  • John Kelly, Head of Investment, CCLA

13.00 Lunch

13.45 Establishing the Government Internal Audit Agency

  • Chris Westwood, Director, GIAA

14.30 Connecting the Future

  • Nigel Foster, Director of Strategy, Transport for the North

15.15 Coffee

15.30 The Future Talent Agenda

  • Anthony Lewis, Practice Director, Executive Interim, PENNA

16.15 CIPFA events

  • Amie Hall and Giles Orr, CIPFA

1630 Close of Event

  • President's closing address

Important notice

Please note that booking for Regional Conference and Regional Dinner will close early this year. The deadline to book your place for this years events is 8 November 2017. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment as late bookings might not be accommodated.

Regional dinner

Regional conference will be followed by annual black tie dinner later in the evening. The dinner is a chance to kick back and celebrate all last year's achievements. For more information and to book your place, please follow the link here.


North West Society Regional Conference and Dinner programme (PP, 230KB)

North West Society Annual Dinner leaflet (pub, 752KB)

CPD hours

Seven and a half.


  • Brexit
  • / Capital finance
  • / Governance
  • / Internal audit
  • / Transport