LGA/CLOA culture, tourism and sport conference #LGACLOA12
07 Mar 2012
This conference was held at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa, Cardiff

Headline Speakers

With the Olympic and Paralympic Games; Diamond Jubilee; Cultural Olympiad and countless local activities and celebrations, 2012 is going to be a huge year for local culture, tourism and sport services.

But coming hot on the heels of the toughest financial settlement in a generation, and with budget pressures continuing, how can services exploit the opportunities of 2012 and beyond? 

  • How have libraries, museums, sports and arts services adapted to budget pressures? 

  • How are councils working with volunteers, social enterprises and the private sector to improve efficiency?

  • How can culture, tourism and sport improve public health, inspire children and young people to learn about and boost the economy?

Online viewers will hear from the foremost experts and thinkers in the field, including:

  • Hugh Robertson MP, Minister for Sport and the Olympics;
  • Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Shadow Deputy Prime Minister;
  • Nick Capaldi, Chief Executive, The Arts Council of Wales;
  • Jenifer Littman MBE, Chief Executive, Tourism for All UK;
  • Dame Jenny Abramsky CBE, Chair, Heritage Lottery Fund;
  • Sean Holt, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

Local Government Association member councils receive discount on all LG Intel events - call Sean Fleetwood for details on 020 7960 6658.

Programme

Day 1 - 07 Mar 2012

09:30
Cllr Andrew Lewer, Deputy Chairman, LGA Culture, Tourism and Sport Board
Conference opening

09:35
Hugh Robertson MP, Minister for Sport and the Olympics
Ministerial address

09:50
Questions and discussion: Session 1
13:30
Welcome to Cardiff
Councillor Flick Rea, Chair, LGA Culture, Tourism and Sport Board; Cllr Professor Delme Bowen, The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of Cardiff

13:45
Culture, tourism and sport – all to play for? Panel discussion
Chaired by: Richard Hunt, Chair of CLOA | Jenifer Littman MBE, Chief Executive, Tourism for All UK | Nick Capaldi, Chief Executive, The Arts Council of Wales | Sean Holt, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

15:30
Good practice workshop 1: Future Libraries
Chaired by: Cllr Florence Nosegbe, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and 2012, London Borough of Lambeth and LGA Culture, Tourism and Sport Board Member Nicky Morgan, Director, Libraries, Arts Council England; Cllr David Pugh, Leader, Isle of Wight Council.

15:30
Good practice workshop 2: Boosting the visitor economy
Chaired by: Cllr Brendan Jameson, Leader, South Lakeland District Council and LGA Culture, Tourism and Sport Board Member | Louise Stewart, Partnerships and Performance Director, VisitEngland; Jason Freezer, Head of Destination Management, VisitEngland; Councillor Kevin Lynes, Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Economic Development, Kent County Council.

15:30
Working with the civil society
Annemarie Naylor, Head of Assets, Locality (Good practice workshop, session one)

15:30
Innovation in local heritage
Councillor Andrew Lewer, Deputy Chair, LGA Culture, Sport & Tourism Board and Leader of Derbyshire County Council

16:25
Transfers to workshops
16:30
Transforming services: superfast broadband and digital inclusion
Councillor Graham Powell, broadband champion and Enterprise & Culture Cabinet Support Member, Herefordshire Council; Councillor Nick Small, Cabinet Member for Employment and Skills, Liverpool City Council; Ros Lloyd, Corporate Marketing Managing, Liverpool Vision. (Good practice workshop, session two)

16:30
2012 – A year of golden opportunity
Kathryn Richards, Chief Communications Officer, Cardiff Council; Chris Perks, Director, Local Relationships, Sport England. (Good practice workshop, session two)

16:30
Supporting entertainment locally
16:30
Improving museums and archives
Oliver Morley, Chief Executive, The National Archives; Councillor Ken Maddock, Leader, Somerset County Council; Headley Swain, Director, Museums and Renaissance, Arts Council England. (Good practice workshop, session two)

17:25
Close of day one

Day 2 - 08 Mar 2012

09:30
Conference welcome back
09:35
David Moorcroft OBE, Former Chief Executive of UK Athletics and Chair, West
Plenary two

10:00
Questions to David Moorcroft OBE
10:10
Transfer to workshop rooms
10:15
Political leadership in tough times
(Leadership workshops)

10:15
Professional leadership in tough times
(Leadership workshops)

11:25
Refreshments and exhibition viewing
12:00
Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Shadow Deputy Prime Minister
Plenary three

12:20
Questions and discussion
12:30
Dame Jenny Abramsky CBE, Chair, Heritage Lottery Fund
Plenary 4

12:50
Questions and discussion and final remarks