International programme

PLEASE NOTE CIPFA RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ALTER THE PROGRAMME, SCHEDULE AND CONTENT AT ANY TIME

WEDNESDAY 12 JULY

08.30 – 09.15 REGISTRATION

09.15 – 09.30 PRESIDENT’S WELCOME

Speaker: Andrew Burns, Director of Finance and Resources, Staffordshire County Council

10.40 – 11.20 COFFEE AND NETWORKING IN THE EXHIBITION HALL

11.20 – 13.30 SESSION TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Chair: To be announced

Speakers: To be announced

13.30 – 14.30 Global cities and growth

Chair: Jayne Stephenson, CFO, Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner

Speakers: To be announced

Cities generate more than 60% of global GDP and house more than 50% of the world’s population. By 2025 McKinsey predicts that just 600 cities will generate nearly 65% of the global economy. Rapid urbanisation can lift populations out of poverty but unchecked it can risk poor health, environmental hazard and worsening inequality. Using strong local institutions and regulatory frameworks local governments can create the business enabling environment that is needed to attract inward investment.

14.30 – 15.10 COFFEE AND NETWORKING IN THE EXHIBITION HALL

15.10 -16.10 Global cities and the role of the CFO

Chair: Caroline Al Beyerty, Deputy Chamberlain, City of London Corporation

Speakers: To be announced

As global cities grow in size and complexity, the role of the city chief financial officer is developing. Commercial skills, a facility with using the prolific amount of data available, acting as a principle interface with business to create the conditions for and generate growth are all requirements in the role of the CFO. A new definition of the future CFO is emerging.

Topics covered: CFO role, leadership, data & analytics, commercial skills

16.20 – 17.25 SESSION TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Chair: To be announced

Speakers: To be announced

18.00 – 20.00 CONFERENCE DRINKS RECEPTION

Sponsored by: Grant Thornton

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Venue: Revolucion de Cuba

Address: 11 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5QR

Website: www.revoluciondecuba.com/bar/manchester/

Please join us along with delegates, sponsors and exhibitors for the official conference drinks reception.

THURSDAY 13 JULY

08.15 – 09.30 REGISTRATION

09.30 – 09.35 PRESIDENT’S WELCOME

Speaker: Andrew Burns, Director of Finance and Resources, Staffordshire County Council

10.35 – 11.10 COFFEE AND NETWORKING IN THE EXHIBITION HALL

11.10 – 12.10 CHOOSE ONE SPECIAL INTEREST CONCURRENT SESSION

11.10 – 12.10 Creating conditions for growth

Chair: Paul Dransfield, Head of Economy, Birmingham City Council

Speakers: To be announced

Building a sustainable economy, managing local public assets bases, ensuring steady revenue, participatory budgeting, a sustainable tax base, and managed expenditure all form part of medium term financial planning for city and local government which needs to be based on the social outcomes required by the local population. How is the key relationship between city leaders and the business community created to ensure a sustainable and stable economic model for city regions?

13.15 – 14.15 Resilient cities

Chair: To be announced

Speakers: To be announced

100 Resilient Cities, an initiative pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation is dedicated to helping citites around the world become more resilient to the environmental, physical, social and economic challenges of the 21st century. How should cities prepare for the shocks like natural disasters that can come with catastrophic consequences, but equally how can cities best manage the day to day and cyclical stresses such as high unemployment, violence and crime and fiscal pressures of rising demand for public services?

 

14.15 – 14.45 COFFEE AND NETWORKING IN THE EXHIBITION HALL