Local Authority Property and Estates 2024

Wednesday 20th March 2024

ETC Venue, 11 Portland Street, Manchester


The Local Authority Property & Estates 2024 conference will be held at 11 Portland Street in Manchester on 20th March . This prestigious event, for many years a must attend feature of the public sector property professionals calendar, will see the return of current, expert, high profile and influential speakers from a diverse range of public and private sector organisations. We are delighted to welcome back Dave Sweeney as the Chair for this conference.  Dave received excellent feedback from delegates at the 2023 event as his enthusiasm and thought-provoking style creates a great environment for exciting discussions and networking.

This conference will allow circa 150 delegates from local authorities and the wider public sector to attend, each of whom will do so completely free of charge. Places are strictly limited so please ensure to book your place early to avoid disappointment.

Work sessions will be led by a mix of high-level public and private sector presenters and will encourage interactivity. Throughout the day there will be chances to network with your peers within the exhibition area. Food and refreshments are provided to all attendees.

Delegate places are free of charge for all property professionals employed within the UK public sector*.

*Terms & Conditions apply as detailed on booking

Conference Agenda

Wednesday 20th March 2024

ETC Venue, 11 Portland Street, Manchester

Subject matters to be covered include (but not limited to):

  • Social responsibility
  • Asset valuation
  • Levelling-Up – myth or reality?
  • Building better collaboration across public sector
  • Understanding the threats and benefits of AI in property
  • Place based decarbonisation
  • The future of the estates profession in public sector – one year on
  • Sustainability
  • Strategic Asset Management
  • Legal update
  • Retrofit

Agenda may be subject to change and will be updated regularly

Plenary Speakers

Wednesday 20th March 2024

ETC Venue, 11 Portland Street, Manchester

Conference Chair: Dave Sweeney

Executive Director of Partnerships

Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership

Dave is a multi-award-winning commissioner with 21 years’ experience working in NHS and Local Authority transformation and various levels of change management. He is passionate about mental wellbeing, social movement and harnessing the power of communities. In December 2016 Dave picked up an NHS Leadership Award for ‘Service Development and Innovation’. He graduated from and is part of the alumni from the Yale Global Leadership program on behalf of Cheshire and Merseyside.

In 2017 Dave left his Chief Officer role at NHS Halton CCG to help build the vision/design the implementation for Cheshire and Merseyside STP, a challenging role that covered 12 CCGs and 9 places. He designed the 10 point plan that was adopted across all places to support successful place integrated implementation. Dave spent 3 years working as Public Sector Director for Renover, ensuring the connectivity to ensure optimisation of NHS estate.

Dave is now a Director in the newly established NHS Cheshire and Merseyside and leads on Sustainability and a wide range of system aspects including the Green plan and implementing place and scale opportunities to meet the net zero targets. In summer of 2022 Dave was honoured to be named as the new Chair for Liverpool and Sefton Health Partnership Board.

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Session speakers and panel members

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Josef Eckert

Asst. Quantity Surveyor

Defence Infrastructure Organisation (MoD)

Persephone Gallanis

Development Surveyor

Manchester City Council

Robbie Metcalfe

Estates Surveyor

Lancashire County Council

Neil Webster

Head of Engagement

ACES (Association of Chief Estates Surveyors)

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Speakers, Exhibitors and Supporters from:

Event Timetable

Wednesday 20th March 2024

ETC Venue, 11 Portland Street, Manchester

09:00 – 10:00 Registration & Networking breakfast – continental breakfast provided

10:00 – 11:15  Plenary session

11:15 – 11:45 Refreshments and networking

11:45 – 12:45  Sessions

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch and networking

13:45 – 14:45  Sessions

14:45 – 15:10 Refreshments and networking

15:10 – 16:10  Sessions

16:10 – 16:30 Panel & Chair’s closing remarks

16:30 – Conference Close

16:30 – Drinks Reception – TBC

Please note agenda will be updated regularly, speakers, subject matter and timings may be subject to change

Venue, Travel & Hotels – ETC

Venue Information

Etc. Venues, 11 Portland Street, Manchester – CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

Venue Tel: 0161 302 8888

Venue E-mail: manchester@etcvenues.com

Venue Website: https://www.etcvenues.com/venues/manchester

Contact Us

Delegate Enquiries (Including Bookings)

Georgia Richardson – Conference Manager
– 0161 482 7853

Exhibition & Sponsorship Enquiries

Sharon Quinn – Head of Business Development
– 0161 482 7859

Conference Logistics & Presentation & Print Enquiries

Georgia Richardson – Conference Manager
– 0161 482 7853


– 0161 482 7853


Public Sector Connect Ltd
Lockside Mill
St Martins Road

(please note this is the organisers business address – NOT the venue for the event)