Northern Ireland Leadership and Governance Conference

When: 25 / 11 / 2020 9.15am - 25 / 11 / 2020 5pm

When: 25 / 11 / 2020 9.15am - 25 / 11 / 2020 5pm
Where: Online
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This year’s conference comes at a time of immense pressure and uncertainty as we face the twin giants of the COVID-19 pandemic and the end of the transition period for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on the 31st of December.

Our title this year is Stronger Together | Getting Through & Getting Better. At conference, public sector leaders will consider how we can continue to develop a culture of collaboration – focusing not only on ‘getting through’ these challenges together, but on getting better – by harnessing this disruptive period to accelerate transformation and ultimately build a fairer, fitter and greener society for all our citizens. A growing body of evidence has shown that we have supported significant innovation over the last seven months, but how can we truly build on this work to create our new future and join what commentators say can be a new era of social progress?

Key contributors include:

Arlene Foster MLA, First Minister
Michelle O’Neill MLA, Deputy First Minister
Lord Michael Bichard, Chair, National Audit Office
Brett Hannam, Chief Executive, Strategic Investment Board
The Right Honourable Andy Burnham, Mayor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
A host of other local leaders

In the spirit of strengthening collaboration, the NI Public Sector Chairs’ Forum, Chief Executives’ Forum, and the Society of Local Government Chief Executives are pleased to be working closely together and with colleagues across government to host this conference. We are also delighted to welcome conference supporters EY and Deloitte to contribute to these important conversations.

While this year’s conference will take place on a virtual platform, all sessions are designed to be interactive, and with the added advantage of a catchup facility, delegates can watch back content they may miss. We look forward to seeing many of you on the day.


Download the full agenda. 

Booking your place

The conference is open to a wide range of individuals including chairs, non-executive directors, chief executives, senior leaders, governance professionals and our partners. 

If you wish to register to attend conference, book your place now.

Conference rates (per person):

Chairs Forum, CEF, SOLACE Members & charities - £65 + VAT
Non-members and commercial - £100 + VAT
Students and board room apprentices - £50 + VAT

Discounts: You can get a 20 per cent group discount when booking 5 or more places. Group discount will only be applied if tickets are purchased in one transaction. Discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

Please note there is a 5 per cent admin fee for paying by invoice.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities 

To discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for this event, please email or call 0113 306 3268.

If you need any further information, please contact the events team at

Please also join the conversation at #NIGovConf20 


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0844 800 5987

25 / 11 / 2020 9.15am - 25 / 11 / 2020 5pm
Where: Online
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