Exploring excellence in frontline services, the APSE Annual Seminar 2017 is one of the biggest events on the local government calendar. This lively and informative two-day conference and networking event is an invaluable opportunity for local authorities across the UK to meet up, explore innovation, excellence, and best practice in local government neighbourhood services, and share their own experiences.
Delegates will get the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers from across UK local government covering frontline services such as refuse and recycling, highways and maintenance, housing and building, and many more neighbourhood service areas. There will also be speakers discussing the latest policy developments, and explaining what they mean for you.
This year’s seminar will take place in the fantastic and welcoming city of Oxford. Our programme of events will commence with a welcome reception for exhibitors and delegates on Tuesday 5 September at 7.30pm, with an opportunity for delegates and suppliers to network and share ideas in an informal setting.
The seminar itself starts on Wednesday 6 September at 9.00am, and continues into Thursday 7 September at Oxford Town Hall, where an exciting and varied exhibition will showcase the latest in local government technologies, services, and developments.
This year’s seminar theme looks beyond the austerity that has hampered many councils in the UK, and focuses on ensuring a sustainable and supportive future for our neighbourhood services. The programme includes industry-leading speakers from across UK local government and beyond, speaking on vital issues such as Brexit, the importance of neighbourhood services, housing and place, and developing a resilient future in which local authorities can thrive.
Speakers include the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA), the New Policy Institute, CIPFA, and the TCPA, alongside high-profile Directors and Managers from local authorities across the UK.
During the seminar, APSE will host our prestigious Service Awards 2017 which will celebrate the very best in local government frontline services. We will recognise all of the finalists and announce the winners.
Tying in with the overarching themes of the seminar, there will also be an opportunity for delegates to attend the premiere of Redefining neighbourhoods: Beyond austerity, a new documentary created by ITN Productions in partnership with APSE, which will explore how local authority frontline strategies need to evolve as funding diminishes and social care needs increase. The programme will also bring to life investment strategies that lead to a more self-sufficient and sustainable future.
Make sure that you and your organisation don’t miss out.