Event Series: Global Local Executive Panels

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With the launch of LGIU Australia in 2019, and a year and a half’s worth of sharing intelligence from global pandemic responses, we’re now in a position where we’re able to explore new ways of bringing our members high-level insights from councils across the world on how local government is dealing with key global issues.

In our new Global Local Executive Panel Series, we’re working with global partners to bring you regularly scheduled panel events featuring executive speakers from local government across the countries we work in and beyond. These sessions bring together senior executives from councils in different countries to share ideas, compare approaches and explore learning opportunities.

VLGA partnership events

For our first three executive panels, we partnered with VLGA (Victorian Local governance Association). LGIU members can read the summary and watch the full recording of the sessions below.

Global Local Executive Panel – December 2020: Pandemic responses

On December 17th 2020, VLGA, LGPro and LGIU were proud to bring to you a panel of global-local government CEOs discussing the impacts of Covid-19 on the operations of council, the impacts for the municipal communities which they serve and to examine what lies ahead as we move toward a post-acute Covid environment.

Click here for the recap/video

Global Local Executive Panel – March 2021: Community Wellbeing

On March 18th 2021, LGIU Australia, VLGA and LGPro presented an international panel of local government executives to explore how local governments in Australia and the UK are finding innovative ways to deliver improved community wellbeing outcomes against a backdrop of a pandemic and challenging economic climate.

Click here for the recap/video

Global Local Executive Panel – July 2021: Child-Friendly Communities

On July 15th 2021, LGIU Australia and VLGA presented an international panel of expert speakers who detailed their varied experiences in building communities that serve the needs of children and young people and explore how becoming a Child-Friendly City can ensure the future wellbeing of whole communities.

Click here for the recap/video

We want you to participate!

If you’d like your council’s CEO to speak on one of our executive panels, get in touch with Hannah.


Our next panel, also in partnership with VLGA, will cover Community Wealth Building and take place on 19th August 2021.

Click here for more information and to register