CIPFA Wales Annual Conference

24 November 2016, Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff

Join the discussion: #CIPFAWales

 

The People & Technical Stream

The Empowerment Stream

The Public Finances Stream

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, Minister for Finance and Local Government

10.50

How Not to Empower Your Organisations!

11.15

Refreshments and Exhibition

 

The People & Technical Stream

The Empowerment Stream

The Public Finances Stream

11.40 Sponsored Workshop

Sponsored Workshop

Sponsored Workshop

12.15

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

12.40

Lunch and Exhibition

 

The People & Technical Stream

The Empowerment Stream

The Public Finances Stream

13.40

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

FM Model

Neil Vincent, Head of Training and Consultancy, CIPFA

14.10

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

 

The People & Technical Stream

The Empowerment Stream

The Public Finances Stream

14.35

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

15.15

Refreshments and Exhibition

 

The People & Technical Stream

The Empowerment Stream

The Public Finances Stream

15.45 Sponsored Workshop

Sponsored Workshop

Sponsored Workshop
16.20

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

16.55

Close of Conference – Iolo Llewellyn, President of CIPFA Wales

17.30
- 18.30

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.

 

Drinks Reception

  Annual Conference Dinner and evening entertainment