CIPFA Wales Annual Conference

22 November, St David’s Hotel Cardiff

CIPFA Wales Conference 22 November Cardiff

Thursday 22nd November: The CIPFA Wales CYMRU Annual Conference 2018


Welcome to the 2018 CIPFA CYMRU Conference from:

  • Rhian Evans, President of CIPFA CYMRU Wales.
  • Carolyn Williamson, CIPFA Vice President 


Plenary Sessions


Keynote Address

Mark Drakeford AM Cabinet Secretary for Finance


A Welsh Challenge - A Welsh Solution
Debbie Wilcox,  Leader WLGA  

The leader of WLGA sets the template for conference (addressing all parts of the public sector) outlining how Welsh professionalism and political values can be a combined positive force.


Refreshments & Exhibition


Modernising the Audit Process
Adrian Crompton, Auditor General for Wales

Wales’ new Auditor General takes an early opportunity to set out his vision for what public services in Wales can expect from a future modernised audit service under his leadership and how he will assess public bodies who are rising to public finance challenges.


Break Out Workshops


Investing for Impact with Outcomes based budgeting
Grant Thornton UK LLP

Public bodies across Wales are under pressure to deliver more for less in a context of reducing resources. Drawing on a range of analytical tools, Grant Thornton will talk through experiences of working with a number of organisations across the UK on implementing approaches to outcomes-based budgeting in order to ensure that remaining resources are focused on achieving the greatest possible impact for communities. 
Sponsored workshop


The role of the Modern FD

Local government is going through many changes, the reduction of resources has been one of the reasons for transforming the current role of an FD. 

The balance between being pragmatic and challenging the norm to achieve organisation goals. The current FD faces daily challenges to ensure  services are providing value for money. Finance can no longer be a back office function but has to be an integrated service.


Building a Capital Strategy
CIPFA Property

CIPFA’s property experts provide a briefing on the new requirement for a capital strategy.


Lunch & Exhibition


The City Deal: A Good Deal for Wales
Kellie Beirne, CEO City Deal Project

What is the city deal and how does it benefit Wales?  Find out from the CEO of the City Deal Project and how it can transform public services in Wales.


Break Out Workshops


Sponsored workshop



Commercialism and Alternative Delivery

A commercial approach to local service delivery and the use alternative service delivery vehicles is an increasing feature of the Welsh local government landscape. In this interactive and informative session we will be looking at the current picture of alternative service delivery, the success criteria for a successful launch and the role and potential pitfalls of the authority as a client. The session will provide some practical insights and case study experience that you will be able to take back and apply within your own organisation. 

Professional Ethics – Upping Your Game

The ethical challenges in todays public services are outlined along with tips on how to navigate through them

Margaret Pratt, Chair CIPFA Ethics Working Group


Refreshment & Exhibition


Plenary Sessions


The Finance Professional of the Future!


Motivate Your Staff and Yourself!


Close of Conference – Rhian Evans, President of CIPFA CYMRU Wales




Evening Drinks Reception
Hosted by Rhian Evans President


CIPFA Wales Annual Conference Dinner


CIPFA Wales Public Finance Awards
The Wales Public Finance Awards.
Hosted by yet to be announced

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