2018 Agenda

The Public Sector Solutions Expo provides eight dedicated content streams, between them providing a diverse range of in-depth case studies, lively panel debates, insightful interviews and strategic keynote addresses.

Agenda Content Areas

The State of the Public Sector Theatre

The centrepiece of the content on the day, delivering strategic messages from political heavyweights as well as leaders from government departments and other leading public sector bodies. The theatre delves into overriding top-line themes that pose cross-sector challenges for the public sector, including delivering value for money, transforming digital services and leading organisations to meaningful change.

National Infrastructure Forum

Now in its third year, NIF combines thought-leading content, top-level policy briefings and insights into the future of the sector. Bringing together the most prominent figures and influencers in the industry, the forum creates the opportunity to discuss and debate the key issues in UK infrastructure, dealing with challenges such as delivering the infrastructure pipeline, Britain’s new industrial strategy, Brexit, expanding the supply chain and embracing the future of infrastructure.

Hot Seat

The agenda provides an engaging and interactive forum for attendees to gain insights from the most compelling and thought-provoking leaders in the public sector, providing the opportunity to delve in conversation into the most prominent topics in the sector with some of its most influential voices.

Finance and Corporate

This theatre provides a forum for pioneering solution providers and best practice case studies to demonstrate how they’re driving efficiency and better value for money across the public sector. Exploring topics such as commercialism, procurement, social value, commissioning, financial management, and investment, the theatre provides a range of expertise on how to meet the public sector’s fiscal challenges.

Workforce and Leadership

Assembling the foremost leaders of the public sector to discuss the essence of good leadership and HR management, this agenda discusses how it is they can attract, train and retain the most talented employees in the UK. Key topics include fostering inclusion and diversity, improving staff productivity, effective recruitment, upskilling employees, and overcoming workforce barriers to change.

Digital and Technology

This theatre provides a platform for local digital leaders and path-finding technology providers to present and share the latest ways to deliver digital transformation, digital services and a digital government. Some of the key themes include improving user experience, automation, AI, the cloud, digital skills, data, and next steps for digital transformation and change across the public sector.

Assets and Estates Management

Bringing together leading facilities and assets management professionals to share policy and practice in delivering rational and sustainable estates, key topics include: the rationalisation and commercialisation of the public sector estate, new ways of working through shared services and hubs, creating modern workplaces through smart and remote working, and delivering local government rationalisation through the One Public Estate programme.

Infrastructure and Planning

This theatre focuses on the key issues facing effective local delivery of infrastructure projects and how greater levels of connectivity can be leveraged to create prosperity across a region. Prominent topic areas include delivering social infrastructure and housing, creating integrated transport systems, harnessing connectivity to deliver growth and the obstacles and opportunities of full-fibre and 5G rollout.