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 five 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.

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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.

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Global Local Executive Panel – August 2021: Community Wealth Building

On August 19th 2021, LGIU and VLGA presented the latest Global Local Executive Panel session. The international expert panel discussed community wealth building from their own varied perspectives and explored how local governments in both Australia and Scotland are utilising community wealth building initiatives, creating a fairer, more sustainable economy and directing wealth back into local communities.

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Global Local Executive Panel – October 2021: Addressing the Housing Crisis

The final LGIU and VLGA Global Local Executive Panel of 2021, Innovative Approaches to Addressing the Housing Crisis, brought together representatives from Cornwall Council in the UK, Cork City Council in Ireland, and Infrastructure Australia to explore the ways in which local governments can and are working to address the housing crisis.

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2022 Programme

We’ve got five panel sessions in our diary for 2022 and we’re looking forward to bringing you executive speakers from local government in Australia and beyond to have some engaging conversations on the following subjects:

  • Thursday 24 March  – Local Government Reform
  • Thursday 26 May – Trust & Culture in Local Government
  • Thursday 28 July – Biodiversity Planning and Green Spaces
  • Thursday 20 Sept – Rural and Coastal Issues
  • Thursday 10 November  – COP26: One Year On

Exact times of the panels tbc but will be around 5:30/6:30pm AEST/AEDT in Australia and around 7:30/8:30am GMT/BST in the UK.