CIPFA conferences

CIPFA's expertise and history of working with the public sector is unparalleled. Our conferences offer advice, best practice and commentary for finance professionals across the public sector.

CIPFA is now offering a mixture of in person, online and hybrid conferences and training as we monitor the effects of COVID-19 on live events. Our event programme reflects local conditions and regulations within the UK. Events are under constant review, so please refer to each for the latest information.

Upcoming conferences

CIPFA Public Finance Live 2023

CIPFA’s 2023 Public Finance Live will return to London at the QEII Centre on 27-28 June.

This two-day conference is aimed at professionals working in public finance and accountancy in the UK and globally and will include a combination of keynote speakers, plenaries, panel debate and special-interest focus streams.

Past events

CIPFA Public Finance Live Cymru (Wales)

Our last Public Finance event of the year took place on 17 November 2022 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff. This too was our first face to face conference in Wales post pandemic and explored the Future of Public Sector Finance through a variety of workshops and addresses from our talented speakers.

Speakers included:

  • Vaughan Gething, Minister for Economy
  • Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner
  • Michael Brodie, NHS Business Services Authority Chief Executive
  • Andrew Lloyd Williams, HSS Head of Foundational Economy.  

CIPFA Public Finance Live Northern Ireland

The latest Northern Ireland conference took place on the 18 October at Stormont Hotel, Belfast. The 2022 conference theme is the Future of Public Sector Finance and explored how finance professionals are vital to delivering for our citizens, now and in the future.

This was CIPFA's first face-to-face conference in Northern Ireland since 2019.


CIPFA Public Finance Live Scotland

The Scottish annual conference took place 21–22 September at Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.

The theme for the 2022 conference theme was the Future of Public Sector Finance, exploring how finance professionals are vital in continuing to deliver public services. This was our first face-to-face event in Scotland since 2019.

Speakers included:

  • Alice Beveridge, Psychologist, Teacher, Director
  • Kit England, Glasgow City Council
  • Liz McAreavey, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
  • Clare MacGillivray, Making Rights Real


CIPFA Public Finance Live 2022

CIPFA’s flagship annual conference took place at ACC Liverpool on 13-14 July 2022.

The conference took place over two days and consisted of workshops and plenaries that covered topics from climate change to digital fraud and was the first face to face conference since 2020.