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LG Group Annual Conference 2011: Localism Works
28 Jun 2011
The LG Groups’ Annual Conference - ‘Localism Works’ took place in Birmingham on 28-30 June 2011.

Headline Speakers

The Government's flagship Localism Bill set out new leadership roles and a vision of a state in which communities, charities and businesses have increased powers in shaping the way their places develop and how their services are delivered. The Big Society will remain a phrase crucial to all discussions about the future of public services. And alongside these wide-ranging reforms, councils will be dealing with an exceptionally tough financial settlement which is already affecting the way they serve their communities. The results of tough budgeting decisions will be apparent by the summer.
 
This conference asks how the role of local government should be defined in the brave new world – as the body for local leadership, a commissioning hub, an information centre for stimulating local activity, or all of the above and more. 

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Main conference sponsor 2e2 and EGA
Media sponsor: The MJ

Programme

Day 1 - 28 Jun 2011

14:45
Plenary 1 (part 1): The government one year on - what has it meant for local government?
Chair: Lynn Faulds Wood. Speakers: Kevin Maguire, The Mirror; Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, The Independent; Tim Montgomarie, Conservative Home.

15:10
Plenary 1 (part 2): The government one year on - what has it meant for local government?
Chair: Lynn Faulds Wood. Speakers: Kevin Maguire, The Mirror; Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, The Independent; Tim Montgomarie, Conservative Home.

15:35
Keynote address: David Cameron, Prime Minster
16:45
Workshop 3: Sector self regulation and improvement
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16:45
Workshop 7: Making the most of an older population
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16:45
Workshop 8: Don't stop planning:making the planning reforms work for your area
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Day 2 - 29 Jun 2011

08:00
Breakfast Session: The true cost of domestic violence
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09:00
Audience reaction to day one
09:15
Plenary 2: Is the Future of Public Services localist and what does it mean for funding?
Chair: Cllr Ann Lucas, Coventry City Council. Speakers: Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister of State for Decentralisation; Graham Allen MP, the Allen review; Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive, Turning Point; Councillor Colin Barrow, Leader, London Borough of Westminster.

10:00
Keynote address: Nick Clegg, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Deputy Prime Minister
11:15
Workshop 9: Technology and the ageing society
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11:15
Workshop 10: Preparing for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games in your local area
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14:00
Plenary 4: Local Government Challenge
FREE TO VIEW The final challenge for the four remaining candidates. To view earlier episodes of the challenge visit www.policyreview.tv/lgchallenge. Chair: LG Group Vice Chair (Independent Group). Speakers: John Ransford, Chief Executive, Local Government Group; Susan Johnson, Chief Executive, Durham & Darlington Fire and Rescue Service; Rachel Allen, Winner, 2010 LG Challenge.

14:45
Plenary 5: Councillors: the social entrepreneurs of our communities
Chair: Michelle Rigby, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise East of England Speakers: Councillor Keith Mitchell, Leader, Oxfordshire County Council; Councillor Steve Reed, Leader, London Borough of Lambeth; Councillor Abi Bell, Deputy Leader, Hull City Councill.

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16:00
Plenary 6: Leading the workforce of the future – the next generation
Chair: Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI. Panel: Stephen Hughes, Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council; Kieron Brennan, Head of Business Development for the Public Sector, Vertex; Rachel Allen, 2010 Local Government Challenge Winner.

18:00
Local Government Minister Bob Neill interview
18:05
Delivering public service contracts - the challenge for the private sector

Day 3 - 30 Jun 2011

10:30
Plenary 7: Boosting private sector growth
Chair: Cllr David Sparks, Vice Chair, Local Government Association. Speakers: Emma Harrison, founder, A4E; Sir Stuart Lipton, Chair, City Finance Commission.

11:00
Plenary 7: Panel Q&A
Chair: Cllr David Sparks, Vice Chair, Local Government Association. Speakers: Emma Harrison, founder, A4E; Sir Stuart Lipton, Chair, City Finance Commission.

11:15
Plenary 8: Speech by Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health.
Speech by Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health. Followed by a reactions and debate chaired by Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ. Panellists: Paul Corrigan, specialist advisor to previous government and commentator on health matters; Jenny Owen, Deputy Chief Executive, Essex County Council; Cllr David Rogers OBE, Chair, Community Well-being Board, Local Government Group.

11:45
Plenary 8: Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health Q&A
Speech by Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health. Followed by a reactions and debate chaired by Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ. Panellists: Paul Corrigan, specialist advisor to previous government and commentator on health matters; Jenny Owen, Deputy Chief Executive, Essex County Council; Cllr David Rogers OBE, Chair, Community Well-being Board, Local Government Group.

12:00
Plenary 8: Panel Reforming health and social care to improve outcomes
12:15
Plenary 8: Panel Q&A Reforming health and social care to improve outcomes
Panellists: Paul Corrigan, specialist advisor to previous government and commentator on health matters; Jenny Owen, Deputy Chief Executive, Essex County Council; Cllr David Rogers OBE, Chair, Community Well-being Board, Local Government Group.

14:50
Plenary 9: Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Leader, Labour Party
Chair: Cllr David Sparks, Vice Chair, LGA.

15:00
Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Leader, Labour Party Q&A
Chair: Cllr David Sparks, Vice Chair, LGA.

15:30
Plenary 10: Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
To include awarding of winner of Local Government Challenge. Chair: LG Group Vice Chair (Conservative).

16:00
Plenary 10 Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Q&A
16:15
Plenary 10: LG Challenge Winner
The winner of the Local Government Challenge is announced. To view earlier episodes of the challenge visit www.policyreview.tv/lgchallenge.

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