Programme

CIPFA Public Finance Live Scotland 2019

Public Finance LIVE Scotland 2019 

21-22 March Fairmont, St Andrews, Fife



Thursday, 21 March Day One: Public Finance Live Scotland 2019

09.00 - 09.20

Welcome to the 2019 Conference from:

  • Gordon Weir, Chair of CIPFA in Scotland Executive Committee
  • Sarah Howard, CIPFA President

09.20 - 10.00

Keynote Address

Kate Forbes, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy

10.00 - 11.00

Cristiano Ronaldo and Me – Elite Performance in Public Services
Paul McVeigh, formerly Spurs & Norwich City

A former international footballer and now an elite performance coach and renowned motivational speaker brings his skills to Scotland for the first time.

11.00 - 11.30

Refreshments and exhibition

11.30 - 12.00

Human Rights: The Role of Budgeting
Dr Alison Hosie, Scottish Human Rights Commission

An insight into what the future of budgeting could look like from one of Scotland’s leading thinkers.

 

The Young People Stream

Public Service Resilience

People and Place

Talent, Skills, Technology

Building Public Trust

12.00 - 12.45

Investing for a Positive Impact

Two investors from Baillie Gifford will introduce the concept of impact investing – where we seek to generate attractive investment returns as well as a positive societal impact.

Tom Wright,
Bailie Gifford

CIPFA's Resilience Index

A session which looks at the background and the detail of the new financial early warning system.

Nedelina Ivanova,

CIPFA

Integration of Health & Social Care: The Story so Far

The challenges and successes of integration (from across the UK are reviewed in CIPFA's project on integration.

Dr Eleanor Roy,
CIPFA

Developing a Capital Strategy

Key to the development of a robust, coherent and considered capital strategy is the extent to which it is informed by and linked to your asset strategy. This session will look at the key areas you should consider to get the asset-related aspect of your capital strategy right.

Tim Reade,
CIPFA Property

The Ethics Workout!

Join past CIPFA president and current chair of CIPFA’s Ethics Working Group for an ethics workout and understand your new ethical responsibilities.

Margaret Pratt,
CIPFA

12.45 - 13.30

Lunch and exhibition

13.30 - 14.15

NHS: Winning the Fight Against Fraud
Fraser Paterson, NHS National Services Scotland Counter Fraud Services

NHS Scotland’s success in anti-fraud measures is told by its award winning counter fraud team who describe their success and how they have achieved it. The focus on prevention provides a counter fraud template for public bodies in Scotland.

14.15 - 15.00

The Northamptonshire Story: The Council that Failed
Brian Roberts, Finance Commissioner & 'Council Doctor'

Northamptonshire Council has been the biggest public finance story for the last ten years. Hear at first hand the story of the council which failed financially and hear about the stabilisation plan from the Council Doctor who helped them back to a balanced budget.

15.00 - 15.30

Refreshments and exhibition

15.30 - 16.15

Student Session

Senior Managers’ Stories

A chat with Gordon Weir, the CIPFA Scotland Chair, and two other CIPFA members on how the CIPFA PQ has helped them reach where they are today and how it can help tomorrow’s leaders.

Gordon Weir, CIPFA Scotland Chair; Alison Cumming, Scottish Government; Elise Black, Scottish Government


Accounts Closedown Solution – Adding Value and Efficiency to Closing the Accounts

Our specifically designed Code-compliant accounts software solution is known as CIPFA Closedown. This licensed software application has been designed and built by our local authority experts and our global accountancy software partner Technology1. The software significantly reduces the time-consuming burden of delivering accounts so you can free up your indispensable finance resource to add value in business partnering and financial planning. 


Sponsored by Technologyone

Sustainable Social Impact Investing – A Better Solution for All

Is it possible to find investment solutions which address statutory duties whilst delivering good risk return ratios and secure asset backing? Long-term sustainable investment opportunities are arising which can be tailored with proper alignment of interest between investor and manager. Examining regeneration/repurposing and the challenges around Brownfield and Greenfield development.

Sponsored by Mulberry Green

Risks and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Whether you believe we are in the midst of an industrial revolution or not, you won’t have missed the claims of transformational change. Alan Ross explores the risks your organisation should be managing as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Sponsored by Zurich Municipal 

Cost Caps and McClouds on the Horizon

Explaining what the ongoing cost cap valuations mean for employers with staff in the LGPS and other public sector pension schemes and how the recent McCloud ruling could change everything.

Sponsored by Hymans Robertson

16.15 - 17.00

The Confident Financial Manager!
Carol Craig, CEO Centre for Confidence and Wellbeing

One of Scotland’s leading thinkers and author of 'Scots Crisis of Confidence' sets out how a lack of confidence is built in to Scots in society and describes how public finance accountants can become more confident.

17.00

Close of Day One – Gordon Weir, Chair of CIPFA in Scotland

19.00 Public Finance Live 2019 Dinner: commences with a drinks reception, followed by a meal, the CIPFA Scotland Public Finance Awards and entertainment. 



Friday, 22 March Day Two: Public Finance Live Scotland 2019


09.00 - 09.15

Welcome to the 2019 CIPFA Conference Day 2 from:

Gordon Weir, Chair of CIPFA in Scotland Executive Committee

09.15 - 09.45

Keynote Address

Willie Rennie, Member of the Scottish Parliament, North East Fife and Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats

09.45 - 10.15

The Government Report Card: Tracking Performance:
Graham Atkins, Institute for Government

One week before Scotland (and the UK) is scheduled to leave the EU, what is the state of our public services? Is current performance commensurate with the challenges ahead.

10.15 - 11.00

Accounts Closedown Solution – Adding Value and Efficiency to Closing the Accounts

Our specifically designed Code-compliant accounts software solution is known as CIPFA Closedown. This licensed software application has been designed and built by our local authority experts and our global accountancy software partner Technology1. The software significantly reduces the time-consuming burden of delivering accounts so you can free up your indispensable finance resource to add value in business partnering and financial planning. 

Sponsored by Technologyone

Driving Digital Transformation
through Adoption of an Integrated
Cloud-ERP Solution

As part of ‘Lambeth Vision of the Future’
programme, the London Borough of
Lambeth recently launched a Oracle
cloud-based solution to meet its future
finance, procurement, HR and payroll
requirements in a 12-month timescale.
How did the council, technology
provider Oracle, implementation
partner Evosys and change management
partner Socitm Advisory make this possible?

Sponsored by Evosys/Oracle

Risks and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Whether you believe we are in the midst of an industrial revolution or not, you won’t have missed the claims of transformational change. Alan Ross explores the risks your organisation should be managing as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Sponsored by Zurich Municipal 


Sustain 'Edge of Care' Early Intervention Service

Residential care is the most expensive service councils commission. Despite austerity, it remains in very high demand. Sadly, 30% of care experienced people die before age 25 and draw on high levels of public services.

Aberlour will present their Sustain Service, demonstrating how early intervention can achieve a unique win-win scenario for young people on the “edge of care.”


David Grant, Aberlour
Ian Black, Aberlour


11.00 - 11.30

Refreshments and exhibition

11.30 - 12.15

Reimagining Government in 2019

Daren Fitzhenry, Scottish Information Commissioner

One of the UK’s leading public service thinkers offers his insight into what the future could be for Scotland’s public services and public finances and challenges Scotland’s finance professionals to ‘imagine’ a different future.

12.15 - 13.00

Brexit and Scotland’s Public Services: Opportunity or Challenge?

The CIPFA conference concludes with a review of the public service relationship with Brexit, what are the challenges? Are there opportunities? And what should public service leaders be doing (or should already have done)?

13.00

Close of 2019 Conference – Gordon Weir, Chair of CIPFA in Scotland

Lunch and exhibition


Join the conversation: #CIPFAScot

Accounts closedown solution – adding value and efficiency to closing the accounts

Our specifically designed Code-compliant accounts software solution is known as CIPFA Closedown. This licensed software application has been designed and built by our local authority experts and our global accountancy software partner Technology1. The software significantly reduces the time-consuming burden of delivering accounts so you can free up your indispensable finance resource to add value in business partnering and financial planning. 


Sponsored by Technologyone