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NILGA Annual Conference (12 October) Posted on 12/10/2017 00:00:00 The Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA), 2017 Annual Conference, Exhibition & Gala Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday 12th October 2017 in the La Mon Hotel, Castlereagh. About the event
The theme for the conference is “Local Enterprise, Global Reach” Sustaining Communities, Strengthening  Democracy and Developing the Future of Northern Ireland, aimed at identifying the key role councils play in supporting communities, the NI economy and how this role needs to be developed into the future.

Councils and local economies are increasingly at the forefront of investment and enterprise in Northern Ireland.  With the increased services, functions and responsibilities of the 11 councils, significant global opportunities are now available to transform the local government sector.

Draft Agenda


830 - 930

Registration

930 - 935

Welcome to Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

935 - 955

Ministerial Keynote Address – A partnership approach to government

Minister

955 - 1010

NILGA Welcome & Address

Alderman Arnold Hatch, NILGA President

1010 - 1020

SOLACE Address

SOLACE Chair

1020 - 1035

Principal Sponsor’s Address – Local Enterprise, Global Reach

1035 - 1100

Refreshment Break / Networking / Engagement with sponsors / exhibitors

SESSION TWO  - SUSTAINING COMMUNITIES - COUNCILS SHAPING PLACES & INSPIRING PEOPLE

1100 - 1115

Keynote Address - Department for Communities – Putting the Programme for Government into Practice

Minister / Permanent Secretary 

1115 - 1135

Community Planning

Getting it Right – Inspired Outcomes

Championing what’s local – Creating a Sense of Place and Pride

1135 - 1200

Innovative Investment Solutions, Locally Led

Fresh Thinking, Real Outcomes – Local Partnerships & SIB

Growing an Effective Enterprise Landscape – Invest NI  

1200 - 1220

Panel Debate

1220 - 1345

Lunch / Networking / Engagement with Sponsors / Exhibitors

SESSION THREE  - STRENGTHENING LOCAL DEMOCRACY

– Local Government in a Global Context – Power with Outcomes

1345 - 1405

Keynote Address Commonwealth Local Government Forum -  Investment in Municipalities

Dr Greg Munro, General Secretary, CLGF

1405 - 1450

The Programme for Local Government in Northern Ireland

Building Citizens and Communities into Government (Stratagem NI)

1450 - 1505

Panel Q & A

1505 - 1530

Refreshment Break / Networking / Engagement with sponsors / exhibitors

SESSION FOUR - IS NI FIT FOR THE FUTURE?

HOW GLOBAL ISSUES CAN ACHIEVE LOCALLY LED OUTCOMES

1530 - 1555

Brexit Made Local, Brexit Made Real (Repatriation, Post Great Repeal Act, Funding, Devolution)

1555 - 1625

Globalisation: Entrepreneurship in Business, Politics and Councils – How to rewire our Public Services

Dr Ken Nelson, Inter Trade Ireland, Mr Steve Thomas MBE, WLGA CEO &  EER Partner

1625 - 1640

Plenary Session / Q & A

1640 – 1655

1655 - 1700

Closing Challenge / Address - Brilliant Public Services through Councils  

VIP / Minister:

Conference Close

Conference Close & Local Government Gala Awards Prelude









For more information
For information re booking a place and sponsorship / exhibitors please contact Mark Maher, Communications & Engagement Officer, NILGA on 028 9079 8972.