NLGN Conference: Commissioning Dialogues- Understanding the next stage of commissioning

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NLGN Conferences are significant events in the public policy calendar year and an excellent opportunity to set out the political agenda for the year ahead, bringing together senior local government stakeholders, representatives from the private sector and key thought leaders.

Building on our track record of leading the debate on public sector commissioning, with major research reports published in 2009, 2010 and last year, this conference will support our ongoing research project on the future shape of commissioning. The day will explore the current context for commissioning from the perspective of all partners, before building into a comprehensive discussion of what effective commissioning – providing local government gets it right – can really achieve.

Confirmed speakers include:

Nick Bell, Chief Executive, Staffordshire County Council

Gavin Jones, Chief Executive, Swindon Borough Council

Andrew Muter, Chief Executive, Newark and Sherwood District Council

John Seddon, Managing Director, Vanguard Consulting

Andy Bagnall, Head of Public Service Reform, CBI

Robert Saunders, Team Leader, Local Government Commissioning and Local Data, Communities and Local Government

Catherine Staite, Director, Institute of Local Government Studies

James Allen, Head of Public Services and Partnerships, NCVO

To see the full agenda and details of who else will be attending please click here

Further booking information can be downloaded here.

NLGN members can attend this event for free, non-member attendance fees are £50 for public sector delegates and £150 for private sector delegates.