CIPFA annual conference set for 8-9 July

Public sector accounting and finance professionals are meeting in London this week at the CIPFA annual conference on 8-9 July, at the Novotel London West Hotel in Hammersmith, in a climate of constrained budgets and public sector cuts

As public sector budgets are squeezed, the Office For Budget Responsibility estimates that central spending on public services is projected to fall from 21% of GDP in 2009-10 to 12.6% in 2019-20.

Kicking off on the day of the emergency Budget on 8 July, the conference attracts high profile speakers from across politics and the public sector, and 1,000 senior delegates from the public sector including finance and resource directors from local government, health, education, central government and other public bodies.

Sessions will cover managing budgets effectively under PFI contracts, health and housing, Scottish devolution and the impact on public sector delivery, the future for corporate overheads and back office functions, and commercialisation and asset management.

  • Date:          8-9 July 2015
  • Venue:       Novotel London West, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR
  • Time:          9.00 to 17.00

The conference theme is ‘aligning public services, forging a sustainable legacy’. There will also be sessions on practical tools and techniques needed to create sustainable public services in 2015 and beyond.

Speakers at the event include:

  • Simon Stevens, chief executive, NHS
  • John Swinney MSP, cabinet secretary for finance, employment and sustainable growth, Scottish government
  • Lord Smith of Kelvin, Scotland Devolution Commission
  • Dr Gerald Lyons, chief economic advisor to mayor Boris Johnson
  • Sir Howard Bernstein, chief executive, Manchester City Council
  • Rob Whiteman, chief executive, CIPFA
  • Katie Ghose, chief executive, Electoral Reform Society

Further information including the programme of speakers is available here

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