The Public Sector Show

The largest event of its kind in the UK, the Public Sector Show brings together senior professionals from across central and local government, along with the wider public sector, to hear key policy updates, learn from best practice case-studies and satisfy their procurement needs to deliver smarter and more efficient public services.

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


The State of the Public Sector Theatre

The centrepiece of the content on the day, the State of the Public Sector theatre delivers strategic messages from political heavyweights as well as leaders from government departments and other leading public sector bodies. The day is broken into four key themes:

  • Future of the public sector
  • Delivering value for money
  • Transforming digital services
  • Leading change in organisations and people


Hot Seat

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


Finance and Corporate

The Finance and Corporate theatre provides a forum for pioneering solution providers and best practice case studies to demonstrate how they’re driving efficiency and better financial management across the public sector. Key topics include:

  • Delivering better value for money through better procurement and a commercial mind-set
  • Commercialism and finding new sources of revenue
  • Embedding social value in the commissioning of public services
  • Effective finances in the backdrop of continuing austerity


Workforce and Leadership

The Workforce and Leadership theatre assembles the foremost leaders of the public sector to discuss the essence of good leadership and HR management, and how it is they can attract, train and retain the most talented employees in the UK. Key topics include:

  • Fostering diversity, inclusion and staff wellbeing
  • Recruitment and off-payroll working (IR35) in the context of the public sector pay cap
  • Leading transformation and overcoming barriers to change
  • Increase staff retention and cultivating apprenticeships and talent


Digital and Technology

The Digital and Technology theatre provides a platform for local digital leaders and pathfinding technology providers to present and share the latest ways to deliver digital transformation, digital services and a digital government. Key topics include:

  • Past experience and next steps for digital transformation across the public sector
  • Remoulding user experience and the relationship between citizen and state
  • Automation, AI and the future of ICT in the public sector
  • The cloud, data and key technological infrastructure underpinning service delivery


Assets and Estates Management

The Assets and Estates Management theatre brings together leading facilities and assets management professionals to share policy and practice in delivering rational and sustainable estates. Key topics include:

  • Rationalisation and commercialisation of the public sector estate
  • New ways of collaboration through shared services and hubs
  • Modern workplaces through smart and remote working
  • Delivering estate transformation through the One Public Estate programme


Infrastructure and Growth

The Infrastructure and Growth 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. Key topics include:

  • Social infrastructure and housing
  • Creating integrated transport systems
  • Harnessing connectivity to deliver growth
  • The obstacles and opportunities of full-fibre and 5G rollout