CIPFA Scotland Annual Public Finance Conference 2018 - Programme

Scotland Public Finance Conference

22nd – 23rd March 2018 – Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Thursday 22nd March - Day One

09.00

Welcome to the 2017 CIPFA Conference
Alison Cumming, Chair of CIPFA in Scotland Executive Committee
Andrew Burns, CIPFA President

09.20

Keynote Address
Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitutional Reform

09.45

Women in Leadership
Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Me
Marie Macklin CBE  

Football, business and entrepreneurship are all part of the DNA of one off Scotland’s top business leaders. Find out how her journey from the west coast of Scotland led her to meet two US presidents on the way to becoming Scotland’s female business leader of the year in 2016 and 2017 Business Woman of the Year. 

10.05

Managing Public Service Demand: Changing our Ways
Anna Randle, Director, Collaborate  

Managing service demand is the challenge for all public bodies. This new thinking will offer opportunity for practical solutions. 

10.30

Refreshments & Exhibition

11.00

Young People

Public Money: Public Health

What role should public money play in the health and wellbeing of Scotland and what is our relationship between health and public money at present. Find out what role young people and young finance managers can play.

John Matheson, formerly Director Finance NHS Scotland and Past President of CIPFA

 

Change

Artifical Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is generally seen as being part of our future. Find out what artificial intelligence means and what its role in public services could be. 

 

Public Finance

Brexit: The 30 Minute Guide

What does Brexit mean and what does it mean for public finance accountants? This workshop delivered by the UK public finance expert on Brexit is designed to give public service professionals a ready guide to the fundamentals of Brexit. 

Alan Bermingham, CIPFA

 

Future Workforce

Mandatory Fun in the Workplace!

The workplace of the future will be different – we will need to be professional but find a different way to build relationships with colleagues and clients to have fun. Could it be mandatory?

11.30

Scotland's Cyber War: Stories From the Battlefield

Kevin Duthie, Associate Partner Ernst and Young LLP

Scotland, like the rest of the world, is facing a new enemy – cyber crime – the main risk of the modern era. But what is it, and how do we combat it? These stories from the warfare against cyber crime will help you and your public body to better understand this issue. 

12.00

Sponsored workshops tba

12.30

Lunch & Exhibition

13.30

Scotland’s Force for Change

Karyn McCluskey, CEO Community Justice Scotland

Karyn’s vision is to make Scotland the safest country in the world. Karyn is one of Scotland’s most inspirational public service leaders. After hearing from Karyn, you will not doubt that her inspirational vision be achieved and will inspire you to believe what is possible.

13.50

Informing Scotland’s Budget: The Fiscal Commission

Of all of Scotland’s new powers, it may be that Lady Susan Rice has the hardest job of all – forecasting tax revenues, GDP and social security expenditure. This session explores the new role of a new body through the lens of its charismatic leader. 

14.10

Rescue Me: Public Service Reform Made Easy

Scotland has felt the pain of several high profile public service reforms. But Fire and Rescue Scotland is not one of them. The journey to a single national force resulted in public money being spent differently but maintaining business as usual – but transformation is only just beginning. A model for all public service reforms. 

14.30

Young People

The Culture of Public Money

Find out how Scotland’s culture has a direct relationship with the public pond and why public support for culture is essential. 

 

Change

Tackling Counter Fraud

A new model has emerged in London to tackle counter fraud. This innovative counter fraud hub in London is expected to enable substantial change in to te public bodies involved. A useful case study for Scotland. 

 

Public Finance

Crowdfunding for Local Authorities

Yes, there could be a place for this media-based form of revenue generation. The author of a recent paper expands on this new area of revenue for local authorities. 

 

Future Workforce

Weekday Wow

The future citizen will likely have to take greater ownership for personal health. A new form of early intervention and occupational health initiative is underway in Scotland. 

15.00

Refreshments & Exhibition

15.30

Sponsored workshops tba

16.00

A Post Brexit Scotland: Funding Public Services
Professor Graeme Roy, Fraser of Allander Institute  

Having emerged as one of Scotland’s leading public finance commentators, Professor Graeme Roy, brings the CIPFA conference lens back to public finance and reflects on Scotland’s place in the post-Brexit period and looks at where it is going.

16.30

Close of Day one – Alison Cumming, Chair of CIPFA in Scotland

 

Friday 23rd March - Day Two

09.00

Welcome to the 2018 CIPFA Conference Day 2 -
Alison Cumming, Chair of CIPFA in Scotland Executive Committee

09.10

Keynote Address

09.30

A Longer Term Look: Budgeting for Scotland’s Future
Bruce Crawford MSP, Chair of the Scottish Parliament Finance and Constitution Committee  

Scotland has a brand new set of proposals for a brand new budget process fit for the 21st century. Find out what the future could look like for Scotland’s finances.

10.00

Sponsored workshops tba

10.30

Refreshments & Exhibition

11.00

Young People

Equality in Public Money

How can a different use of public money lead is to a more equal society? What is unequal at the moment? This workshop will both inform and change your thinking. 

Dr. Angela O’Hagan, Glasgow Caledonian University

 

Change

Successful Service Change

There are key ingredients to successful service change, integration or disinvestment. This workshop will offer a window into how to do it by an expert who has done it.

 

Public Finance

The Future of Business Rates

Non-domestic rates was the subject of a recent major review. The report in August 2017 contained significant proposals for change.  This workshop will ensure that you are fully briefed.

 

Future Workforce

The 21st Century Accountant

Find out what skills we need to sharpen up to become a 21st century accountant. CIPFA’s financial management expert tells all.

Stuart Fair, CIPFA

11.30

Women in Leadership

From managing the finances of one of the UK overseas territories to becoming Scotland’s only second Auditor General, Caroline Gardner, is well placed to comment on the challenges and the opportunities facing our people our public money and our use of powers.

12.00

Final Session

Leading figures in Scotland’s political scene invited – revisit us again soon for announcements.

13.00

Close of 2018 conference –
Alison Cumming, Chair of CIPFA in Scotland

Lunch & Exhibition