CIPFA is the professional body for people in public finance and the conference will bring commentators and thought leaders to the main stage to explore new thinking about how we deliver public services. Leading professionals from the breadth of the public services will share knowledge in a series of practical workshops.
This year’s CIPFA conference (which runs from 7-9 July) takes place just two months after the UK general election with attention turnings to the sustainability of delivering public services.
With further fiscal constraints ahead, the conference will focus on how organisations can deliver economic, effective and efficient public services. Local government is looking to break down organisational boundaries, align services and work together towards the shared vision of a sustainable legacy.
On 8 July, 3pm, we're sponsoring workshop 2D 'Commercialisation and asset management: using the balance sheet to invest in services and economic growth'. Delivering public services in an era of fiscal constraint inevitably requires new approaches including independent revenue generation, entrepreneurial management of the organisations’ balance sheet and smarter asset management to promote growth and free up capacity. Capita's market director, Chris Dobson, will be speaking about maximising assets.
Also on the 8th, Capita’s local government market director, Jonathan Flowers, will be chairing workshop 1D, at 1.30pm, on the ‘Future of the corporate centre’ – how the frontline versus the back office may be an outdated concept. You can download the paper 'The future of the corporate centre', written by The Resources Directors’ Network, which was founded by Gillian Quinton, strategic director of resources and business transformation, Buckinghamshire CC; and Jonathan Flowers.
On the 9th, Jonathan will be chairing workshop 3B,at 1.30pm,'Making collaborative and systems leadership work in practice'.
Finally, do come and visit us on Stand 43 in the Chablis Suite.