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Festival of Governance - Annual Lecture 2018

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Our annual Festival of Governance is an opportunity to bring our clients, partners and contributors together, to celebrate examples of good governance and to share ideas and experiences with a wide range of colleagues, where old friends meet and new ones are made.

Governance can never be defined as an activity that stands on its own. Good governance by its definition, is a communal activity. The Festival is unique in that we have brought together leaders and decision-makers from across multiple sectors bound by a common passion for good governance and a community of likeminded people with a common purpose. 

Festival of Governance 2018 aims to explore the impact this community has on the local communities of people they serve, and we will explore what leaders of organisations are capable of when we work together to create a better, fairer world.




This year the Festival kicks off on 27 September with the Annual Lecture headlined by the Rt Hon Jacqui Smith. To follow, we will look back and examine our previous festivals with the launch of a printed Festival Review, illustrating the impact of our work over the past four years, featuring contributors from all the sectors we work with, drawing inspiration from local, national and international communities. 



17.30   Registration and welcome reception

18.00   Welcome from the Chair, Imelda Redmond (CBE), National Director of Healthwatch England

18.05   Launch of the Festival Review and introduction to the Festival of Governance 2018 by Jaco Marais, Festival of Governance Director, GGI

18.15   First keynote address by the Rt. Hon. Jacqui Smith, former Home Secretary and Chair of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

18.35   Second keynote address by Andrew Corbett-Nolan, Chief Executive, GGI

18.55  Presentation of NHS 70th Anniversary Special Good Governance Award: Contributions made by NHS managers towards improving patient care in the UK: Dame Julie Moore

19.10   Q&A with keynote speakers

19.30   Champagne reception and networking

Over the following weeks, we will look at how communities are created and sustained through good governance, hosting various events exploring issues of engagement, improvement, diversity, immigration, sustainability, technology, partnerships and the voice of communities. 

Your involvement is, as always, key to making the Festival of Governance a success.


27th September, 2018 5:30 PM   to   9:00 PM
RICS: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
12 Great George Street
Parliament Square
London, LONSW1P 3AD
United Kingdom

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