What is this conference about?


Placed based working in locality areas is a priority for both Government and local areas with the focus on person-centred, bottom up approach to meet the unique needs of local people.

 Place based working is at the heart of devolution, and one year on from the signing of deals, we explore the journey to a place where public services: are integrated, intervene early, and work collaboratively with the people who live and work locally.

This unique event is organised by iNetwork with the support of GMCA’s Public Service Reform team, Advancing Quality Alliance and is sponsored by EY. It will be the best opportunity to engage with leaders and decision makers in the North of England this year.  The conference is free to attend for all Public Sector employees. Private sector delegates are also welcome to attend for a small fee. 

Why get Involved?


Over 280 people from 140 organisations attended our flagship conference last year and this year we are building on that success. The event will include influential, expert speakers from across public and private sectors. This conference provides the perfect networking opportunity at a time when public sector organisations are looking to work with partners to commission and deliver cost-effective services that work for their citizens and the wider community.

Attendees will include Chief Executives, Directors, Service Heads, Leaders from local authorities, NHS Trusts, Fire & Rescue Service, Police, Housing, central government departments, national/ regional bodies, voluntary and not-for –profit sector, etc. A full list of organisations that attended our 2015 conference can be accessed here.

This is the best conference I have been to all year. Informative, diverse, relevant, great venue and atmosphere. High Calibre

Jullie Williams

Partner, PTSN

iNetwork opened my eyes to the innovation, passion and drive for excellence in service delivery across different Public Sector organisations.

Jo Walby

Assistant Director, Big Life Group

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsor Opportunities 


There are a limited number of speaking and exhibition sponsor opportunities for this event. Please contact us at sponsorship@i-network.org.uk to discuss how this event could benefit you.

iNetwork is a public sector partnership and does not seek to make a profit – income from events such as this helps to sustain the programme. More information on iNetwork is available at www.i-network.org.uk.


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