CIPFA Cymru Wales Annual Conference

23 November 2017, Mercure Hotel, Cardiff

 Wales Conference

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The largest and the main public sector conference in Wales once again returns to Cardiff on 23 November 2017. The CIPFA Wales Annual Conference once again provides its successful blend of inspiring plenary sessions and streamed optional workshops. All of this is supplemented by a new and improved evening programme of entertainment which will feature the inaugural CIPFA Wales Public Finance Awards.

The themes and context

The conference will take place at a time when the wider constitutional developments associated with Brexit and new powers for Wales are still in development.

The need to be financially resilient and seek new ways to design and deliver public services remains. The conference will focus on how Welsh public finance leaders can lead the way and will not only examine the challenges but identify new service solutions for a digital Wales. The powerful combination of Welsh leadership, new ways of working and embracing the digital future will unlock practical solutions and inspiration in equal measure.

Conference highlights

  • keynote speech from Jane Hutt, Leader of the House and Chief Whip Welsh Government
  • insight, debate and practical sessions from leading figures and practitioners
  • streamed workshop choices 
  • student strands
  • inaugural public finance awards ceremony
  • networking and social
  • exhibition.

Programme, workshops and speakers

Visit our programme pages as it updated regularly updated. All delegates attending the 2017 CIPFA Wales Annual Conference can map their own personal conference journey with tailored workshops across key themes. Our speakers will be drawn from across government, research and academia, the commercial world and media - similarly do check our speakers page for updates.

Public finance awards for Wales

CIPFA Wales will for the first time be celebrating the success of Welsh finance practitioners and public service professionals with three award categories. Entry deadline is by 7 November.  View full details here.


The day only is £99 + VAT, and to attend the main conference and the conference dinner and awards the rate is £119 + VAT.  Should you wish to attend the conference dinner and awards please select the dinner, which is an optional extra available on the online booking portal. 


Thursday, 23 November 2017 is the date to join Wales public finance professionals, senior politicians and public service managers at the CIPFA Cymru Wales Annual Conference for 2017. 

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