As councils across the country regroup and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, their leaders are already grappling with the emerging cost-of-living crisis and the Ukrainian refugee situation. To respond to overlapping crises, councils need continually adapt and remain agile while maintaining a strategic vision for their place.

In such changing and unstable times, how can council chief executives best lead their organisations through multiple crises while serving the needs of their communities? How is the role of local government evolving and what does it mean for the future organisation and structure of councils?

The LGC Summit brings together council chief executives and their senior officers at a critical time for the sector, providing a crucial safe space for them to reflect on where we are today and what the future holds.

Featuring high-level panel debates and interactive discussion sessions under the Chatham House Rule, the Summit provides a unique platform for an open and honest discussion around the biggest challenges facing the sector.

This year’s Summit will now take place on 22 and 23 November at Innside, Manchester, and is an invitation-only event for council chief executives and their senior officers. The Summit will kick off with keynote sessions on the afternoon of day one, followed by an evening networking drinks reception and dinner. Sessions will continue on day two, with a mid afternoon finish.

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Why Attend

Connect with your peers, reflect on where we are today and explore what the future looks like for local government in a safe space.


Debate the biggest issues of the day and explore how local authorities across the country are responding to those challenges.


Hear from and be inspired by a panel of high-profile speakers from within and outside local government.

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