The Local Government Association’s annual conference is the biggest event in the local government calendar. It also is one of the biggest political conferences of the year, regularly attracting over 1,100 delegates and keynote speakers from central and local government alike.
In June 2012, the conference will be the place to go for debates on economic growth, local leadership, new models of innovation in service delivery and a host of other issues.
It will also be happening just weeks away from the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games and attention will rightly turn to how economic growth can be generated across the country. The role of councils in creating jobs and wealth will be paramount.
With the forthcoming introduction of city policing and crime commissioners and health and well-being boards, councils will also need to demonstrate leadership at the heart of a new set of relationships between the citizen and the state. Pressure will be on local authorities more than ever to innovate, deliver and manage services differently.
Speakers already confirmed
- Angela Maxwell, Founder, Acuwomen and board member of the West Midlands Enterprise Board
- Dame Clare Tickell, Chief Executive, Action for Children
- Darra Singh, Chairman of the Communities and Victims Panel
- David Holmes, Chief Executive, British Association of Adoption and Fostering
- Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS in England
- Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, NESTA
- Graham Allen MP
- Jim Barker-McCardle, Chief Constable, Essex Police
- John Taylor, Chief Executive, ACAS
- John Cridland, Director General,Confederation of British Industry
- Julia Unwin, Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
- Kathryn Rossiter, Managing Director, SOLACE
- Louise Casey, Director General, Troubled Families, CLG
- Councillor Philippa Roe, Leader, London Borough of Westminster
The LGA exists to support, promote and improve local government. Delegates attend the LGA annual conference and exhibition to:
- hear about current issues in local government
- share experiences with other local authorities
- hear high-profile speakers
- debate issues of importance to local government
- participate and network.
Who should attend?
The LGA annual conference and exhibition is of vital importance to anyone working in, or wishing to work with, the local government sector.
This event is essential for Council Leaders and Chief Executives, senior officers, lead members and policy makers across all services provided by local authorities. The conference regularly attracts high numbers from our partners across the wider public sector, the private and voluntary sectors.
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