We are thrilled to unveil our 20th Anniversary Annual Conference, a milestone achievement that marks two decades of innovation in the public sector. After months of preparation, we are excited to bring you a number of key announcements about the conference scheduled for the 30th of November. This year, we are proud to host the conference at the illustrious Hyatt Regency in Manchester, a venue befitting our grand celebration.

We’re excited to reveal some of our keynote speakers. Joining us for an open panel discussion on “Two Decades of Innovation in the Public Sector” will be Alison McKenzie Folan, Chief Executive of Wigan Council, and Morten Gammelgarrd, Founder and Executive Vice President of Bullwall. They will be accompanied by our Chair, Phil Swan, Director of Digital at GMCA.

In our closing panel, “Shaping the Future of the Public Sector,” we’re honoured to welcome back former chair Steven Pleasant MBE, now supporting the South Yorkshire Mayoral Authority’s “Healthy Lives” program.

Seminar session highlights throughout the day include: Matt Colledge, Executive Director of the High Streets Task Force, will share insights gained from working with 150 councils as part of the High Streets Taskforce program.

Additionally we have two topical panel discussion: “Securing the Public Sector in the Age of AI” will delve into how AI is transforming the cybersecurity landscape, featuring Yunus Mayat, Chair of Yorkshire and Humberside WARP, and other distinguished speakers.

“Managing Risk Down the Supply Chain” will address supply chain challenges exacerbated by COVID-19, Brexit, and the Ukrainian conflict. The panel will include our partners YPO and STAR procurement, chaired by Peter Schofield, Head of Integrated Commissioning and Procurement at Manchester City Council.

We’re thrilled to announce Bullwall as our headline sponsor, alongside Amazon Business and GeoPlace as seminar sponsors. Additionally, we have several valued supporters who will be exhibiting alongside the sponsors, including Digital Co-Production, Local Digital, and Rubrik.

Our 20th-anniversary conference promises to be an unparalleled gathering of public sector visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders. With a stellar line-up of speakers, engaging panel discussions, and the support of our dedicated sponsors and exhibitors, this event is set to be a landmark occasion in the winter of 2023. Don’t miss out—reserve your ticket today and join us for a day of inspiration, networking, and shaping the future of the public sector! Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we approach the event date.

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