You can view the agenda from last year below. More information on the 2019 agenda will be announced shortly.

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Timings Session Contributors


Registration and refreshments


Welcome from LGC Editor and Mayor of Greater Manchester

Nick Golding, Editor, LGC Summit

Andy Burnham, Mayor, Greater Manchester 



Welcome from LGC Summit chair

Steven Pleasant, Accountable Officer, NHS Tameside & Glossop CCG and Chief Executive, Tameside MBC 

17:15 - 17:45 Health and care Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England 


Integrating care beyond the care and support reform green paper

Summer 2018 will see government set out proposals to reform care and support but what will this mean for relationships between the NHS, local government health and social care? Can preventative services be better equipped to support local communities? 

Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, CQC 

Fiona Smith, Specialist Adviser for Community Settings, Macmillan Cancer Support 

David Pearson, Corporate Director, Adult Social Care & Health, Nottinghamshire County Council 

Stephen Dorrell, Chair, NHS Confederation 


Networking reception


Two course informal dinner


After dinner speech

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts 

Thursday 13 September 2018


Networking and refreshments


Reflections from Chair

Eleanor Kelly, Chief Executive, Southwark Council 


Financial resilience

Council tax equalisation, 100% business rate retention, transition funding and damping systems, what should local government be preparing for with the implementation of new fair funding arrangements in 2019-2020. Will the new formulas bring sustainability to local government finance? Will local government structure inevitably change as a result of the funding review?

Stuart Hoggan, Deputy Director of Local Government Finance Settlement, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

Tony Travers, Director, LSE London 

Martin Reeves, Chief Executive, Coventry City Council 

Jacqui McKinlay, Chief Executive, Centre for Public Scrutiny 


Morning refreshments 



Leading the workforce in the digital age

With an ageing workforce, digital transformation of business and new mobile and joined up ways of working, is the image of local government falling behind other sectors when it comes to attracting and retaining the best talent and leadership? How can the impact and values of working in local government be better aligned to inspire the next generation?

Dominic Campbell, Director, FutureGov 

Kersten England, Chief Executive, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council 

Will Tuckley, Chief Executive, Tower Hamlets Council 

11:30 - 12:00

The value of health creation in building happy communities

Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England 



13:00 - 13:05

Reflections from the afternoon Chair

Barry Quirk, Chief Executive, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 

13:05 - 14:00

Challenge session

More information to follow soon

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts 

14:00 - 15:15

Children, safeguarding and opportunity for the future

Inclusive growth, inward investment and job creation to improve opportunities for the next generation. This session will explore the role of place budget and the value of health creation in building happy communities.


Sharon Kemp, Chief Executive, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 

Amanda Kelly, Associate Director, Ernst & Young 

Yvette Stanley, National Director for Social Care, Ofsted 

Sally Burlington, Head of Policy, LGA 

15:15 - 15:25

Comfort break

15:25 - 16:25

Place and local growth

How are we preparing local economies to thrive post-Brexit? Reducing business rates, investing in town centres and local infrastructure, three of the priorities for business from local government, but what can and is being done with the resources available? How is growing service demand being managed? Can we be more innovative in service delivery?

Lee Hopley, Chief Economist, EEF 

Sam Markey, Head of Executive Office, Future Cities Catapult 

Deborah Cadman, Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority 


Closing remarks


Summit ends

   © EMAP 2018. The programme may change due to unforeseen circumstances. EMAP reserves the right to alter the venue and/or speakers. 


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