Public Finance Live Scotland 2019

Scotland's annual public finance conference

Public Finance LIVE Scotland 2019

21 to 22 March, Fairmont St Andrews, Fife

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CIPFA's Scotland public finance conference may have a new name and format but you'll find the same commitment to supporting public finance professionals.  

Public Finance Live 2019 takes place shortly before the UK’s planned departure from the EU. With both uncertainty and opportunity in seemingly equal measure, the impact for public finances will require careful management from Scotland’s finance professionals.  

Added to this, new powers of taxation and a new budget process have been implemented. Resources however continue to be scarce and the ingenuity of CIPFA’s professionals will be required more than ever to ensure forward innovation in our public finances.

Join us for two days of inspirational discussion, in-depth analysis and opportunities to network and socialise with colleagues from across Scotland.

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Any enquiries please email or call our Scotland Conference team on 020 7543 5600. 


This year we've devised a comprehensive programme of keynote presentations, workshops and breakout sessions around four key themes, to explore the link between our public finances and the role of the public finance manager:

  • Public Service Resilience
  • People and Place
  • Talent, Skills and Technology
  • Building Public Trust

On the evening of 21 March, the Public Finance Live 2019 Dinner will take place. One of the highlights of the conference, it gives everyone the chance to come together for a drinks reception, wonderful food, the CIPFA Scotland Public Finance Awards and of course, entertainment. This year's drinks reception is kindly sponsored by Grant Thornton. 

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A range of leading speakers from across the public sector, the political world, academia and beyond include Kate Forbes, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy; Graham Atkins, Institute for Government; Daren Fitzhenry, Scottish Information Commissioner; Alison Hosie, Research Officer, Scottish Human Rights Commission; Paul McVeigh, Author and Former Premier League Footballer and Brian Roberts, Finance Commissioner, Northamptonshire County Council

Learn more about our speakers 

CIPFA Scotland Public Finance Awards

Extended until 11 March.

At the Public Finance Live 2019 Dinner on 21 March, we will be celebrating the exceptional work being done by public finance professionals right across Scotland.  There are three award categories and entries.

Find out more and submit your entry 

Exhibitors and sponsors

Thank you very much to our exhibitors and sponsors. If your organisation is keen to support Public Finance Live 2019, you can find full details here

Find out about our exhibitors and sponsors