If you’re looking to provide delegates with a unique conference experience away from the usual uninspiring locations, then look no further than the south west of England

Helen Martindale takes a look at the latest trends in promotional merchandise in the public sector and the sort of products that are widely purchased by government departments

There is now a real opportunity for outsourcing to revitalise the public sector and play a leading role in improving efficiency, argues the National Outsourcing Association

Glen Wilkinson of Carbon Saver, accredited assessors for The Carbon Trust Standard, discusses improving data collection for the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

Dr Stephen L Garvin, construction director at BRE, writes about how new and existing developments can be protected from the severity of flooding

Universities are continually investing in their venues, accommodation and event services to offer a unique package for conference organisers, writes the University of Edinburgh

Patrick Troy, chief executive of the British Parking Association, looks at the industry’s key priorities for
government action

Joanne Segars, chief executive of the National Association of Pension Funds, discusses the call to reform public sector pensions

Local government must demonstrate leadership in delivering effective health and safety, both as employers and commissioners of services, writes the HSE

Islington Council has embarked upon a successful drive to become more environmentally friendly

Katrina Pierce of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, discusses ways to transform business, and the environmental opportunities and competitive advantage available

Payments – where building more efficient government does mean delivering better services

Tony McNally of Climate Change Solutions, takes a look at recent milestones in UK energy provision, and discusses innovation and investment needed for a low carbon future

Phil Rothwell, head of Flood Strategy at the Environment Agency, looks at Cumbria’s recovery, one year on from the floods

Mandy Bretherton, treasury management expert at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, advises on investment strategy in the wake of the collapse of the Icelandic banks

The National Insulation Association and the Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency are setting out a robust delivery plan to insulate the UK’s solid wall housing stock

As London celebrates winning the C&IT Best Conference Destination for the fourth year in a row, we look at why the UK’s capital has the best ingredients to make any conference a huge success

The new energy management systems standard EN 16001 can help public sector organisations identify and reduce their carbon footprint, says Victoria Barron, environment product marketing manager, BSI

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It is no mystery that there is a huge task at hand to solve the growing problems of waste, inefficient resources, and the disposal of hazardous materials as our communities develop.

You are invited to this unique annual exhibition that brings together all the disciplines from the emergency services sector who are involved in prevention, response and recovery. 


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