London's Employment & Skills Convention 2014

24th November 2014

Millennium Gloucester Hotel


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What last year's attendees thought?

"This was an excellent event. Wide ranging enough to get an overview, specific enough to be able to get inspiration on how to approach particular issues. I was really appreciative of the fact that CESI made it affordable for us to attend. Small private sector organisations can't afford the same price as the big organisations."

London E&S

"I thought the whole day was informative and interesting. Stephen Timms gave a really thoughtful speech, Inclusion's Paul Bivand's stats provided an insight and an opportunity to hear from providers what was happening on the ground, then I went to great sessions on the benefits cap and Job Centre Plus."

What to expect this year in 2014!

London's economy is growing fast, and its labour market is the biggest and most complex in Europe with a rapidly growing and highly diverse workforce.

So employment is up; unemployment down. London has the largest pockets of poverty both in, and out of work in Britain.

This year's London's Employment and Skills Convention explores the key issues for London's labour market. Join the debate on how to get more Londoners into sustained employment, and achieve a step change in collaborative working across London's complex geographical and political boundaries.

Key themes:

Join London's top stakeholders and opinion formers to hear about what works, and what is best practice. Learn more about the development of policy and practice in employment and skills in the year ahead with a particular focus on our three big themes:

  • Future for young Londoners: building employability and skills for the needs of the labour market, and boosting their chances in competing for the jobs of today and tomorrow;
  • Employability and mental health: London's biggest welfare to work challenge: how to find and maintain employment for London's single biggest group of people without work;
  • London's Growth Deal: how will the deal work? And who should reap the rewards?

There will be Plenary sessions from:

  • Cathy Walsh, London LEP member and Principal, Barking and Dagenham College 
  • Carol Morris, Jobcentreplus Director for London and the Home Counties
  • Senior speakers and panellists from Public Health London, and Prince's Trust
  • Plenary session on the Work Programme in London from all six prime providers

And breakouts from:

  • The Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark Community Budget partnership
  • London Youth on Talent Match in London
  • The latest labour market and economic briefings from Inclusion and GLA Economics
  • Jobcentreplus on the programme to e-enable Jobcentre services 

…further speakers and breakout sessions to be announced soon.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

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Confirmed Speakers

Cathy Walsh
London LEP Memeber and Principal, Barking and Dagenham College
Matthew Oakley
Policy Director, Which and Member of Social Security Advisory Committee
  • Louise Duncan, A4e
  • Carol Morris, Jobcentre Plus Director for London and the Home Counties
  • Dermot Finch, Director, The Prince's Trust London and the South
  • Dr Yvonne Doyle, London Director, Public Health England
  • Robyn Fairman, Head of Strategy, Leader of the Borough Partnership, Lewisham Borough Council

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