Entitled “Tomorrow’s World” the COSLA and Improvement Service Annual Conference gets underway in Crieff later this week (Thursday 5th, Friday 6th October).

The keynote event in the Scottish Local Government Calendar, “Tomorrow’s World” will be bold in its aspiration and will be dynamic in its execution.

Taking place over two days on Thursday and Friday this week – the event will encapsulate the opportunities and challenges Scottish Local Government faces over the next five years.

Scottish Local Government continues to deliver the best possible services to our communities despite the difficulties we face both financially and in terms of increased demand.

The 2017 Conference will be the first for our new President Councillor Alison Evison who kicks the event off on Thursday morning with her Presidential Address. 

Conference will be given a keynote presentation from the Deputy First Minister John Swinney, and hear from The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke, Father of the House.

The two day event in Crieff will also hear a view from John Curtice, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde. 

The last session on the Friday sees a panel session featuring Alex Rowley; Patrick Harvie, Willie Rennie, Donald Cameron and Kevin Stewart who will give a Parliamentarian's view of Local Government over the next five years.

In addition to the keynote speeches, the Conference provides numerous opportunities for delegates to get involved, interact and network.

The Conference will also, once again, be a celebration of the real difference local government makes in the shape of the Annual COSLA Excellence Awards Ceremony, which takes place on the Thursday night.

For more information download the COSLA and IS Conference Agenda.

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Mon, 02/10/2017 - 12:57