24 November 2016, Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff
Welcome to the 2016 conference from:
Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Finance and Local Government
How Not to Empower Your Organisations!
Refreshments and Exhibition
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
Lunch and Exhibition
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.
50 Ways to Save £50M
A practical overview of how a UK public body actually generated significant savings
Neil Vincent, Head of Training and Consultancy, CIPFA
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 CB, OBE, Retired Chief Medical Officer for Wales
Understanding the Barnett Formula
The much talked about formula is explained in an understandable way to enable senior public finance professionals to gain a 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
Gareth Davies, Policy and Technical Manager, CIPFA
Brexit: A Reflection
On 23 June the people of the UK voted to leave the EU. The consequences of that vote are not yet fully known. CIPFA’s CEO summarises the events leading up to the UK’s historic Brexit vote and explores the drivers behind the vote. Rob also explores the likely impact of Brexit upon our public services and our public finances. As a former CEO of the UK Border Agency, Rob is also well placed to offer views on the practical consequences for the devolved administration associated with the vote.
Rob Whiteman, CIPFA CEO
Close of Conference – Iolo Llewellyn, President of CIPFA Wales
Conference Fringe Event
CIPFA’s Political Question Time
This informal fringe session will take the form of the popular BBC TV ‘Question Time’ programme and will feature spokespersons from political parties. The questions will be posed by young local people of Wales who will form the ‘CIPFA Youth Jury’. The session will be hosted by a broadcaster.