ACCA's 4th International Public Sector Conference, 'rebalancing the economy - boosting growth'
Took place 13 December 2012
In a time when sovereign debt issues are prominent around the world and the measures taken to resolve the crisis have been described as no more than dispensing a 'financial aspirin' this conference provided a timely opportunity to consider how the economy can be rebalanced and how public services can help boost growth.
For those of you unable to attend the conference we filmed each of the sessions and have added them to this page for you to view.
Anthony Harbinson, director of justice delivery, Department of Justice for Northern Ireland and vice president and vice chair of the Public Sector Global Forum, ACCA
Economic outlook & major trends
Carl Emmerson, deputy director, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
Public services in the eye of a storm
Brian Quinn, director - loan department, World Bank
Mario Marcel, deputy director - public governance and territorial development directorate, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Emmanouil Schizas, senior economic analyst, ACCA
Chair: Helen Ripley, business development manager- public sector UK, ACCA
Speakers in this session provide different perspectives on the current state of the economy; discuss a range of economic scenarios and their implications for public services in the future. The discussion also focuses on the changing role of financial professional in times of austerity.
Richard Hughes, division chief - fiscal affairs department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
How to build an effective economy for the future
Fabian Zuleeg, chief economist, European Policy Centre
Gary Gillespie, Scottish government director and chief economist, Scottish Government
Alexandre Makaronidis, head of unit - government finance statistics (GFS) quality management and government accounting, DG Eurostat
Chair: David Watkins, senior accountant, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Panellists in this session focus on how we can build an effective economy; explore how the public sector can contribute to boosting economic growth at international, national and local levels. Overall, it explores what needs to change to deliver sustainable public services for the future and the positive role financial professionals can play.
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Gillian Fawcett, head of public sector, ACCA
Please note watching these videos counts as verifiable CPD if you identify new, relevant learning from taking part and you keep a record of its relevance to your current or future career aspirations and your participation. One hour of learning equates to one unit of CPD.