Transform - Modernise - Improve : Local Gov Strategy Forum, Local Government Events
2nd & 3rd June 2015

Local Gov Strategy Forum Autumn 2014 Highlights

Introducing The Event

The public sector as a whole and local authorities in particular are going through radical change with huge spending cuts, radical shifts in power and scope of responsibilities. With much more control being exercised over costs and the continued drive to improve services local authority executives are now looking to one common focal point - delivering accessible, informative and innovative services to their citizens in a shrinking financial envelope.

The Local Gov Strategy Forum brings together the finest thought leaders and peers from across the industry to share ideas and help you improve key aspects of your organisation. A little less formal than traditional conferences the Strategy Forum enables local authority leaders to network and benchmark with peers, meet solution providers to help you achieve your wider objectives and trade contact details for future collaborations.

The Forum promises to deliver a full circle of innovative and interactive workshops, presentations and networking opportunities all within a 2 day time efficient format in a private residential setting.

Unique aspects of the event

The Strategy Forum is unique and unlike any other event, here’s why:

  • P2P Connect - Speed Networking sessions ensure you meet everyone in attendance
  • Complimentary Accommodation - with full use of Hotel and Spa facilities
  • Invitation Only - Pre-qualified senior level attendees
  • 2 Days - The event format runs full circle from start to finish over 2 days
  • Hosted Lunch & Dinner Tables - Both Vendors & Delegates can enjoy an interactive lunch and dinner
  • Inspirational Guest Speaker - World famous high profile celebrity dinner guest speaker
  • Free to attend - All delegates attend on a complimentary basis
  • 121 Business Meetings - Choose who you want to meet with specifically through the meeting scheduler

The De Vere Heythrop Park 2nd & 3rd June 2015

The De Vere Heythrop Park

Set within 440 acres of inspiring Oxfordshire countryside, De Vere Venues Heythrop Park is a unique, rural retreat, located within easy reach of London and the Midlands. Dating back to 1710, this quintessential English country estate seamlessly combines elegance with style.

As such our Oxfordshire venue is wonderfully suited to all manner of events, from spectacular weddings to private business functions.

Relax and rejuvenate at our indoor leisure complex with pool, gym, sauna, steam and beauty treatment rooms, or if golf is your passion, tee off on our very own 18-hole golf course.

With the Cotswolds on our doorstep and the historic city of Oxford within easy reach, De Vere Venues Heythrop Park is the perfect base for exploring this tranquil, yet inspiring region of England.

Introducing the speakers

Dawn Baxendale
Chief Executive,
Southampton City Council

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Paul Abraham
Director of Transformation,
Essex County Council

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Alison Hughes
Assistant Director Strategic ICT Partnerships,
Bolton & Wigan Council, Wigan & Leigh Housing, Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust

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Jane Lubbock
Head of Business Improvement and Technology,
Oxford City Council

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Paul Flemming
Chief Technology Manager,
Oxford City Council

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John Jackson
CIO & Digital Strategy lead,
Camden Borough Council

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121 Business Meetings

121 Business Meetings

Our pre-scheduled business meetings enable Providers and Delegates to book meetings in advance of the event, each delegate and provider get a meeting schedule at the event to ensure you maximise your time out of the office.

Th!nk Tank Round Tables

Th!nk Tank Round Tables

Think tank sessions enable intensive research, ideas on collaboration with peers and an opportunity to consult with providers and industry experts on your most burning issues. Develop business with others, organisational direction & strategy and embed, share and obtain expert views to move your organisation forwards.


Read What Others Say

I just wanted to relay my thanks to all involved in making the event very successful, interesting and useful.

- Projects & Systems Manager - Aberdeen City Council

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Past Speakers

Steve Beynon
Steve Beynon
Chief Executive
Isle of Wight Council

Register your interest

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P2P Connect

Our signature Peer2Peer networking sessions are a fantastic way to make new contacts. As well as exchanging ideas & business cards you will walk away with over 100 new contacts and a diary full of new appointments.