CIPFA Wales Annual Conference

24 November 2016, Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff

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10.10

Welcome to the 2016 conference from:

  • Brian Roberts, CIPFA President
  • Iolo Llewellyn, President of CIPFA Wales
10.30

Keynote address

Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

10.50

Empowerment: How Not to...

With both humour and inspiration this session explores practically what empowerment really means. The subject is approached however from a different direction. On the basis that we learn more from our mistakes and our failures - we learn how not to empower our people!

Robert Herdman, Motivational speaker, author and trainer

11.15

Refreshments and exhibition

11.40

Aiming Higher: A Local Government Ambition

Words like choice, creativity and ambition for citizens are not normally terms associated with a finance report. But that is exactly what appears in the innovative vision from the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance in Wales. The Chair of the Commission sets the bar high with this inspiring vision.

Professor Tony Travers, Director of British Government, London School of Economics

12.10

Sponsored workshop

TBC

Sponsored workshop

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Sponsored workshop

TBC

12.45

Lunch and exhibition

13.35

The People & Technical Stream

The Empowerment Stream

The Public Finances Stream

  Wales's Tax Powers - The 30 Minute Guide 
This short guide is designed to give public service professionals the latest insight into Wales’s new tax powers
Ed Sherrif, Head of Fiscal Strategy for the Welsh Government
Closing Accounts – The Future Looks Like This

The public demand for earlier information but with less resource has caused CIPFA to introduce remarkable innovation. This session is a glimpse into the future of traditional stewardship

Victoria Barnard, CIPFA
Public Financial Management - CIPFA's FM Model
Good financial management is our business. What does good financial management look like? and can public financial management be defined.
The answer to both of these questions will be explored and answered with an opportunity to hear how CIPFA assesses the financial management of public sector bodies throughout the world.
Don Peebles, Head of CIPFA Devolved Government
14.15-14.40 Empowerment – Your Health Depends on It

The health service in Wales continues to demand scarce public resources. Wales’ highest profile health professional sets out her vision and drive to reform and to modernise the health service and improve the health of the people of Wales. At the heart of the vision is how we can all assume greater personal responsibility and what our role as professionals will be.
Dr Ruth Hussey OBE, Retired Chief Medical Officer for Wales

14.45 - 15.20

The People & Technical Stream

The Empowerment Stream

The Public Finances Stream

 

Understanding the Barnett Formula

The much talked about formula is explained in an understandable way to enable senior public finance professionals to gain an understanding.

Alan Bermingham, Policy and Technical Manager, CIPFA

Public Service Business Partners

What is the formal definition of a business partner, what are the skills required? CIPFA has the answer. Find out how you can develop and formally recognise business partners in your business.

Alistair Steenson, Training Development and Delivery Manager, CIPFA

Closing Accounts – the Future Looks Like This

The public demand for earlier information but with less resource has caused CIPFA to introduce remarkable innovation. This session is a glimpse into the future of traditional stewardship

Victoria Barnard, CIPFA

15.20

Refreshments and exhibition

15.45 Sponsored Workshop

TBC

Sponsored Workshop

TBC

Sponsored Workshop

TBC
16.25

Realising Our Ambition - Empowering Our People
Using integration as a backdrop, conventional thinking will be challenged using a wealth of practical experience across sectors. This will provide a compelling finale to the conference leaving delegates clear about the importance, the necessity and the practical hurdles associated with organisational and transformational change in the Welsh public sector.
Vanessa Young, Director, Welsh NHS Confederation

17.00-17.20

CIPFA 

CIPFA’s President sets out the Institute’s vision, the strategic goals and updates delegates on all of CIPFA’s current initiatives from its work internationally to how it is at the forefront of developing tools and materials to support public finance practitioners in Wales.
Brian Roberts CIPFA President

17.20 

Close of conference, Iolo Llewellyn, President of CIPFA Wales


  Post-conference
19.00 Drinks reception 
19.30  Annual conference dinner and evening entertainment
  After dinner speaker Carolyn Hitt, award winning journalist and broadcaster