Welfare to Work UK Convention 2013

9th July 2013 - 10th July 2013

Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester

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Inclusion's annual Welfare to Work UK Convention and Exhibition is the premier event for employment and skills. This year’s Convention offers up a fantastic programme with a particular focus on disability employment and localism, as well as employment and skills.

In attending the Convention you will have:

  • an unparalleled chance to learn: with the best of good practice and the latest thinking set out for you to sample and debate
  • the best networking opportunity of the year: the major stakeholders and opinion-formers of the sector are attending the Convention
  • a timely opportunity to discover how the sector’s leading organisations are responding to changes in our welfare system
  • access to the latest news from the Department for Work and Pensions on commissioning and delivery, which will sharpen your plans in forging the way ahead and provide added value to you and your organisation.

The Convention is CPD endorsed for attendees. IEP members are particularly encouraged to note their attendance at the Convention as part of their continuing personal development.

'At a glance' programme is now available for download.

Review this year's breakout sessions and plan your Convention now. Ensure you don't miss any sessions with our on demand TV catch up service in the Market Place. 

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We try to be as inclusive as possible. If you find the charge for a delegate place a barrier to attending, please let the Inclusion events team know and we will do our best to see you are not excluded. However, this offer can only be applied to individuals, unfunded academics and students, people between jobs, representatives of small charities and the like, and cannot be extended to businesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies. Please note Inclusion’s standard booking terms and conditions (including cancellation charges). 

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*available free of charge to all registered attendees of the Convention. Please enter your voucher code in the redeem box. For non attendees each session is charged at £5 +VAT

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Confirmed Speakers

Mark Hoban MP
Minister for Employment
Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP
Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions
  • Neil Couling, , Work Services Director, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Derek French, Joint Head of Work and Employment Programmes Division, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, Employment Related Services Association
  • Tricia Hartley, Chief Executive, Campaign for Learning
  • Roy O'Shaughnessy, Chief Executive, Shaw Trust
  • David Frost CBE, Chair, Local Enterprise Partnership Network

Confirmed Exhibitors

  • Alderwood
  • Blackboard International
  • Bootstrap Enterprises
  • Careers Development Group
  • Cognisoft
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • EMQC Ltd
  • Entitledto
  • Equal Approach
  • ERSA
  • Goals UK CIC
  • ICONI Software
  • Institute of Employability Professionals
  • Jim Info System
  • Kaonix
  • Manchester Cathedral
  • Merseyside Probation Trust
  • NCFE
  • Pearson
  • Pinnacle People
  • Prospects
  • PublicCo
  • Reed in Partnership
  • Seetec
  • Shaw Trust
  • Skills for Care
  • Specialist Recruitment Partners
  • Transform Lives Company
  • Work Solutions
  • Worktree

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