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Latest ADEPT conference programme (23/24 Nov)

19 September 2017

DAY ONE

9.00

Registration and Refreshments

9.30

Welcome & Introduction
  Simon Neilson, ADEPT President / Walsall Council

 

Plenary Session 1
  How will the Government refocus its agenda in the   post-election, pre-Brexit world?

Chair: Simon Neilson, ADEPT President / Walsall   Council

9.45

Paper 1.  Where   next for the Industrial Strategy?

10.00

Paper 2.  Devolution,   the Mancunian way

10.15

Q&A session

10.45

Paper 3.  Investing   in Infrastructure: What are the challenges and opportunities to delivering   infrastructure fit for the future?

11.00

Paper 4.  More   than just a house, it’s a home: How will the government deliver on its   housing ambitions?

11.15

Q&A session

11.45

Refreshment Break

 

Plenary Session 2
  Delivering a sustainable future: what are some of the challenges and   opportunities ahead of us?
 
Chair: Nigel   Riglar, ADEPT Vice President / Gloucestershire County Council

12.00

Paper 1.  A   manifesto for a greener UK: delivering ambitious environmental outcomes Tamsin   Cooper, Strategy Director, Green Alliance Coalition

12.15

Paper 2.    Energy futures: how do we navigate pathways through the uncertain   energy landscape?

Marcus Stewart, Head of Energy Insights, National   Grid

12.30

Paper 3.  Big   data, smart systems: how does local government harness the power of big data   to find creative solutions?

Nabil Abou-Rahme, Head of Smart Infrastructure,   Mott MacDonald

12.45

Q&A session

13.15

Lunch

14.15

Workshops

 

      
  1. Making public rights of way and other highways        an asset (and not an obstacle) for developments and communities
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  3. The impact of        Industry 4.0 on the highway sector
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  5. Future energy systems: how do local        authorities enable ‘energy smart’ places, and potentially also become        energy generators of the future?
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  7. How digital        innovation can deliver more efficient and effective place-based services       
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  9. Emergency        planning: learning lessons from recent incidents

15.15

Refreshment Break

15.30

Workshops (repeats)

16.30

Refreshment Break

16.45

Roundtable hackathon: Tackling the thorny issue   of air quality
 
Chair: Paula   Hewitt, Chair - ADEPT Environment Board / Somerset County Council

      
  • Houda Al Sharifi, Director of Public Health,        Richmond & Wandsworth / Association of Directors of Public Health
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  • Andrea Lea, Healthy Air Campaigner, Client        Earth

17.45

Summary & End of Day One Programme

18.15

ADEPT General Meeting

19.30

Drinks Reception

20.00

Dinner

 

DAY TWO

8.00

Registration (new arrivals only) and Refreshments

9.00

Welcome

 

Special Plenary: The ADEPT 50 / 50 Leaders   Network

Over 75% of the local   government workforce is women, yet only one in four LAs directors is female.   How can ADEPT encourage and support more women into leadership roles?

Chair: Rupert Clubb,   immediate Past President, ADEPT / East Sussex County Council

Speakers: Alison   Baptiste, Environment Agency & Cllr Sion Timoney, Luton Borough Council

10am

Plenary Session 3
  Working in partnership with the private sector
 
Chair: Neil   Gibson, ADEPT Vice President / Buckinghamshire County Council

10.10am

Paper 1.  Examining   the role of digital in creating places
  Jason Pavey, Market Director Local Transport, Transportation, Atkins

10.25am

Paper 2.  A   private sector view of post-Election, pre Brexit, economy and challenges
  Scott Wardrop, Chief Executive, Ringway Infrastructure Services Ltd

10.40am

Paper 3.  Transforming   public services delivery
  Neil Sartorio, Partner - Local Public Services, EY

10.55

Q&A session

11.10

Refreshment Break

11.25

Plenary Session 4
  Funding in the future
 
Chair: Darryl   Eyers, ADEPT Vice President / Staffordshire County Council

11.30

Paper 1.  Funding delivery of the Industrial Strategy 
  Simon Ridley, Director General, DCLG

11.45

Paper 2.  What   might a model for regional funding post Brexit look like?
  Councillor Kevin Bentley, Chair, LGA Brexit Task & Finish Group

12.00

Paper 3.  What   are the implications of localism for local government spending?
  Professor Tony Travers, Director of LSE London

12.15

Q&A session

12.30

Closing Remarks
  Simon Neilson, ADEPT President

12.45

Lunch and Close of the Conference