CIPFA Northern Ireland Conference, 11 October 2018, Stormont

NI Conference Belfast 11 Oct

Thursday 11 October 2018


Welcome to the 2018 CIPFA Northern Ireland Conference from:
Catherine McFarland, Chair of CIPFA Northern Ireland and Andy Burns former CIPFA President;
Conference Chair – Jamie Delargy


Plenary sessions


Keynote address


Affordability, Accountability and  Outcomes
Celine McStravick, Director of NCB in Northern Ireland


Refreshments and Exhibition


Break out workshops


2018 Global Risk Report – Environment

Every year the Global Risks Report is produced by the World Economic Forum, with support from Zurich.  We will introduce the key findings of the 2018 report including the top 5 risk areas and to participate in an interactive session looking at the number one risk, Environment, and how it relates to you and your organisations.  

We will consider key risk areas such as extreme weather events, the failure of climate change adaption and how this links through to insurance issues such as flooding, property damage as well as wider impacts on ability to deliver services. 

Sponsored by Zurich


Sponsored workshop


NI Audit Office, Outcomes Best Practice Framework and Toolkit
Neil Gray, Director, NIAO


Plenary Sessions


Scottish Government Budget Process Review:
Planning, Performance and Accountability

Stephen Boyle, Audit Scotland


Influence, collaboration and capacity building: Supporting delivery of national performance at a local level in Scotland
Mark McAteer, OEPB Board Member


Lunch and Exhibition


Gender Budgeting – restructuring revenue and spending decisions to eliminate unequal gendered outcomes.


Break out workshops


2018 Global Risks Report – Cyber & Data Loss

Join us for our second session looking at the top risk areas identified in the 2018 Global Risks Report, produced by World Economic Forum with support from Zurich as a strategic partner.  This interactive workshop will look at Cyber & Data 

Loss, along with fraud all of which appear within the top 5 global risks by likelihood.  Cyber risks intensified in 2017 and the cost of cyber-crime to businesses is expected to represent 8 trillion USD over the next five years.  We will consider how these risks could impact you and your organisatio, both internally and externally and how you should be responding.

Sponsored by Zurich

Sponsored workshop

Professional Ethics – Upping Your Game
The ethical challenges in today’s public services are outlined along with tips on how to navigate through them

Margaret Pratt, Chair CIPFA Ethics Working Group


Plenary sessions


Brexit and the Irish Border Question

Paul Gosling


Refreshments and Exhibition


Break out workshops


NI Economic Outlook and the Public Sector
Esmond Birnie, Ulster University

Data, Technology and Service Outcomes from LPS
Chris Smart, Nova Programme Director

Accounting for Nature
Jonathan Bell,  NI Lead



Closing sessions


Motivate Your Staff and Yourself!

Paul McVeigh, former Northern Ireland International Footballer


Close of conference –
Catherine McFarland, Chair CIPFA NI Branch


17:00 – 19:00

Evening drinks reception and dinner
Hosted by Catherine McFarland and the CIPFA NI Branch Committee

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