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ADEPT Annual Conference 2016

Enabling Good Growth, Everywhere: Place Leadership in Uncertain Times

165 delegates attended this excellent conference.  The theme was that, with a significantly changing national landscape, place leadership and place services have never been more vital.  The UK needs more housing, stronger economic growth, better connected and more resilient places.  And as we face 2020, we will require healthy local economies to secure funding for vital local services through retained business rates.

Delegates attended the conference to:

The conference blended together presentations, debates, industry insight and networking - ensuring delegates leave with the most contemporary experience of the challenges and opportunities facing place leadership in the UK.  The programme is available HERE

There had been no increase in the delegate fees for this event since 2013 thanks to the generous support of the event sponsors.  

The Platinum Event Sponsor was Colas with supporting sponsorship from Atkins, Kier and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff.

The presentations are given below.  Please note that Copyright is retained by the authors at all times.

President's Address

Rupert Clubb (East Sussex County Council)

Plenary Session 1: Devolution, Devolution, Devolution

Cllr Keith Glazier (East Sussex County Council)

Dr Martin Reeves (West Midlands Combined Authority & Coventry City Council)

Plenary Session 2: Good, Bad, Indifferent - where next for devolution?

Cllr Robert Light (Kirklees Council)

Plenary Session 3: Natural Opportunities for Growth

John Dora (Infrastructure Operators' Adaptation Forum)

David Elliott (Wessex Water)

Dr David Pencheon (NHS England / Pulic Health England)

Plenary Session 4: Continuing the Transformation as Place Shapers

Jonathan Schifferes (Royal Society of Arts)

Felicity Algate (The Behavioural Insights Team)

Plenary Session 5: Public Sector Finance - how are we going to pay for it all?

Philip Cox  (Cheshire & Warrington LEP)

Plenary Session 6: 21st Century Infrastructure - are we ready?

Ivan Stone (Radioactive Waste Management)

Peter Molyneux (Transport for the North)

Ian Crummack (Cobalt Energy)