Neil McInroy – Chief Executive of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies announced as keynote speaker for AdviceUK Conference 2019

Neil McInroy – Chief Executive of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies has been announced as keynote speaker at this year’s AdviceUK Annual Conference, which is being held in Oxford on Thursday 10th October 2019.

 Neil McInroy

Neil is CEO of CLES – UK’s leading independent think and do tank, realising progressive economics for people and place. CLES’s aim is to achieve social justice, good local economies and effective public services for everyone, everywhere.

At present he is focused on applying a progressive economic model for places which includes ideas around local wealth building. Local wealth building is a new people-centred approach to local economic development. It is a range of practical actions that reorganises local economies so that wealth is retained and flows into our towns, cities and communities, rather than flowing out.

Neil has been commissioned and collaborated with a broad range of local, regional and national governments and agencies across UK and in Europe, Asia, US and Australasia. He is an Honorary Fellow at the Manchester Urban Institute, University of Manchester, and a Visiting Fellow at Edge Hill University.

The subject of this year’s AdviceUK Annual Conference – Worth Working For: Celebrating 40 Years of Independent Advice.

The Programme

AdviceUK has put together a conference programme with content designed to be inspiring, informative and relevant to advice centre managers, supervisors and advisers.

Following on from our commitment to move to different locations around the UK, this year’s Conference will be hosted at the auspicious location of Oxford at the The King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0ES.

The line-up for the day include:

  • An opening plenary session with AdviceUK CEO Steve Johnson followed by some words from this year’s keynote speaker Neil McInroy
  • A number of workshops including exploring the ideas contained in the Keynote Speech, Universal Credit and couples with Fran Bennett (which could be of specific interest to housing associations), Preparing for commissioning and tenders, AQS: file reviews and support & supervision with Wesley Harcourt, Adviser mental health & well-being with Dan Holloway as well as a session on what’s new in AdvicePro and using AdvicePro for file reviews and managing referrals with AdvicePro Managing Director Ali McLaren
  • A closing plenary session this year will include AdviceUK members showcasing new, innovative projects and answering questions from delegates about them
  • An exhibition area with a wide range of voluntary, statutory and commercial organisations as well as members and associate members of AdviceUK
  • This year we will hold an event to celebrate our 40th birthday drinks at a venue close by and will run from 17:00. In order that we can have an indication of numbers, please can you indicate on your application form if you are intending to join us. If you would like to stay overnight there are a number of hotels near by

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