Solace Summit 2015 - ‘Reclaiming public leadership’ - 7-9 October 2015


7 Oct 2015


Bournemouth International Centre
Exeter Road




Solace Members: £495+vat* 
Non Member Public Sector: £695+vat*

Private Sector: Unfortunately, private sector organisations are not able to purchase delegate places this event, for further information about sponsorship packages which include delegate place(s), please contact Sonia Rheinlander on

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The Solace Summit is the UK's largest gathering of local authority Chief Executives and senior managers. This year the Summit theme is ‘Reclaiming public leadership’. The event begins in the afternoon of the Wednesday 7th October and will finish at lunch on Friday 9th October. The Solace Summit Dinner is part of the conference package and takes place on the evening of Thursday 8th October. 


Please click here to download the most up-to-date programme.



Click here to download Wednesday's content, including the Grant Thornton 'Making Devolution Work' session slides and report


Click here to download Thursday's content, including the slides from Discussion Groups DS1 through DS12 and also Dr Shayne Silcox's International Perspective.


Zurich Municipal were delighted to launch their new Thought Leadership report at the Annual Solace Summit on Friday 9th October. The ‘Pioneers’ report has given a number of local authority chief executives an opportunity to tell their story and explain the pressures their organisations are facing. The report is based on interviews with senior leaders, conducted at the beginning of this year.

`Pioneers’ is the third in a series of reports and follows ‘The Transformers’ and 'Evolution to Revolution', which were produced in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Last year the report talked about local authorities which were transforming and spearheading a movement to deliver public services differently, taking them outside of their comfort zone. This year, the radical thinking and planning is evident and there’s a pioneering spirit within local government. Please read the report for more information on what senior managers have to say.

Click here to download the slides from the main auditoium sessions on Friday 9th of October, including the Zurich Municipal 2015 Senior Managers' Risk Report.

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