CIPFA Cymru Wales Annual Conference

A key event in the calendars of those working in the public services in Wales

Wales Conference 2016

24 November, Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff

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Empowerment – people and places. The ambition for public services in Wales

In November 2016, public finance professionals, politicians and decision makers will gather in Cardiff at what is the biggest and main public sector conference in Wales, an intensive single day conference providing a programme with plenary sessions and streamed optional workshops, as well as an evening of entertainment.

More than one year after a UK election and nearly six months into the new term for the Welsh Government, Wales’s constitutional makeup is still evolving with the prospect of greater powers and public services looking much different. Meanwhile, the main reference point continues to be challenging financial and economic conditions and limits to the amount of public finance which will be available. The conference will link these themes by focusing on the empowerment of public finance professionals and decision makers in Wales to guide us confidently through the challenging financial times.

Why attend?

The ambition of Wales itself will be the underlying spirit of the conference: by empowering Wales’s public service professionals we see an emerging leadership role. The conference highlights include:

  • the focus on people: that is you, the people that deliver and account for our public services, and of course those that use public services
  • the focus on places: empower ourselves to challenge conventional thinking and traditional service delivery
  • keynote address: Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Finance and Local Government
  • networking: opportunity for delegates to share their experiences, best practice and ideas with colleagues, speakers and exhibitors
  • NEW: enhanced choices for delegates with workshop streams, enabling you to map a personal conference journey to meet personal and professional requirements.

Programme and speakers 

Inspirational discussion, new ideas, practical advice and social networking: so whether you are a senior politician, public service manager or finance expert, the CIPFA Cymru Wales conference for 2016 has been designed to inspire you both personally and professionally. View the current programme and the profiles of the confirmed speakers.


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