CIPFA Wales Annual Conference

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21 November, Radisson Blu, Cardiff

The annual gathering of public finance professionals will take place again in Cardiff in November 2019.  Public Finance Live Wales, will take place three weeks after the date at which the constitutional position of the UK within the EU is expected to be resolved.  Against that backdrop however public finances still need to be carefully managed and scrutinised. 

The Welsh public finance professional will still need to be armed with the necessary skills and information to navigate the challenges both current and in the future.

The programme for the day addresses the key areas which will shape the success of our public services, Financial Resilience and Trust, Data and Technology, People and Places; and, Talent and Skills.

The day closes with the traditional CIPFA Wales programme of evening entertainment.  As ever the prestigious CIPFA Wales Public Finance Awards will represent the highlight.  The ceremony will be held after the annual conference dinner.  You will shortly be able to nominate colleagues and teams for these prestigious awards.

Programme

09.45

Welcome to the Public Finance Live 2019 from:

  • Rebecca Nelson, President of CIPFA CYMRU Wales.
  • Carolyn Williamson, CIPFA President

 

Plenary Sessions

10.10

Keynote Address

Mark Drakeford AM First Minister

10.30

Restoring Trust

Adrian Crompton, Auditor General for Wales

One year into post the Auditor General assesses how trust in public services can be restored for the people of Wales.

11.00

Refreshments & Exhibition

11.30

Safeguarding the Future: Wales Leading the Way

How Wales inspirational and ground breaking future generations legislation can have the positive impact today for the Welsh citizens of tomorrow.  Find out the role for finance professionals.

 

Break Out Workshops

12.00

Sponsored workshop

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Sponsored workshop

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The Financial Management Code

From April 2020 a new Code will be introduced in Wales, an opportunity to begin your planning
Venue:
Jo Pitt CIPFA

12.45

Lunch & Exhibition

13.45

The 21st Century Finance Professional
The Public Finance award winners for 2019 in financial training and development came from Wales outshining all other entries from all over the UK.

 

Break Out Workshops

14.15

Sponsored workshop

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Sponsored workshop

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Public Finance Masterclass

An essential short guide to the current finance and technical issues

CIPFA Network Advisers
[contact David Ellis]

15.00

Refreshment & Exhibition

 

Plenary Sessions

15.20

The Council that Failed: The Northamptonshire Story

The fascinating story of the fall and rise of a major public body with lessons to be earned for every professional and every politician.

15.50

The Welsh Economy: the outlook

An assessment of wider economy in Wales framing the challenges which Welsh public finance professionals face.

16.20

Is Government Performing?
Is this a question that can be answered? Yes! the widely acclaimed IfG work with CIPFA each year to assess performance – hear the most recent results.

17.00

Close of Conference

Rebecca Nelson, President of CIPFA CYMRU Wales
 

POST – CONFERENCE EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

18.45

Evening Drinks Reception

Hosted by Rebecca Nelson President

19.15

CIPFA Wales Annual Conference Dinner

21.00

CIPFA Wales Public Finance Awards

The Wales Public Finance Awards.
Hosted by tbc