Local Area Agreements
15 Oct 2009
5th Annual Conference. Held at the Barbican Centre, London

Delegates heard from best practice and learned how to demonstrate that their Local Area Agreements are effective.

Programme
10:00
Heather Jameson, Deputy Editor, The MJ
Introduction and welcome from Conference Chair

10:10
Jo Webber, Deputy Director, NHS Confederation
Joining up services & bridging the sector divide

10:30
Rosie Winterton MP, Minister for Local Government
Keynote address

10:50
James Morris, Chief Executive, Localis
Changes in public sector spending – where next for the LAA

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments and exhibition
11:50
Simon Newall, Head of Partnerships and External Relations, 2020 Community Partnership, Brighton and Hove City Council
LAAs as a means to surviving the recession

12:10
Dan Gascoyne, Assistant Director for Partnership Delivery, Essex County Council
Targeting places; challenging spaces-making LAA relevant locally

12:30
Panel discussion: Total Place and the LAA
Joe Simpson, Director of Partnerships, Leadership Centre for Local Government Professor George Jones OBE, Emeritus Professor of Government, London School of Economics Councillor Mike FitzGerald, Chairman of the Balance of Power Working Group, Maidstone Borough Council

13:15
Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking
14:15
Dr Jane Kennedy, Senior Research Manager, Audit Commission
Working better together

14:30
Nick Cave, Buckinghamshire Pathfinder Director
LAAs in a two tier area - lessons from an enhanced two tier pathfinder

14:45
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:00
Refreshments and exhibition
15:30
Interactive seminars: Session 4