Croeso i Gymru. Presidents' Conference 2022 is back and is coming to Cardiff

Connecting you to high calibre digital leaders in the following public sectors

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Local and central government

Health and social care

Health and social care

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Third Sector

Third sector

Social Housing

Social housing

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Our bigger and better partnership for 2022

We improve our packages every year, following your feedback and suggestions. This year’s exciting changes offers more opportunities and flexibility than ever before.

Executive partners stay in the loop

As an Executive partner, you will develop close working relationships with our President’s team and directors, to influence public sector leaders to a brighter, digital future.

Regeneration, sustainability and connectivity

Demonstrating how innovation, technology and modernising services are vital in the regeneration of communities and places following the challenges of Covid-19.

Theme lead:
Samantha Smith – Assistant Director of IT & Digital Services, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council

Leadership, diversity and skills

There are a number of issues and challenges our sector needs to address if we are to attract and retain the talent needed for the challenges ahead. We consider this positively and proactively in striving to provide the necessary support to members.

Theme lead:
Matt Lewis – Chief Operating Officer, SRS Shared Resource Service

Modernising ICT service delivery

Making sense of emerging technologies to underpin new service patterns while recognising ongoing funding challenges and ensuring that expectations are met.

Theme lead:
Alison Hughes – Assistant director of ICT, digital and customer at Liverpool City Council

Ethical, responsible and secure use of technologies and data

Ensuring public benefit and minimising unintended consequences, whilst helping understand and promoting the use of emerging technologies.

Theme lead:
Mark Lumley – Director of ICT & digital at London Borough of Hounslow

Service design and transformation

Developing digitally aware leadership within our organisations and communities, embracing new and totally different ways of collaborating and working for the benefit of our citizens.

Theme lead:
Huw McKee – Head of IT and digital transformation at Conwy Council

Our partnership packages

President's partner

per year
  • Service design and transformation
    Lead: Huw McKee
Work with our 2022 Socitm President Huw McKee to continue the journey of public sector transformation.
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Theme partners

per year
  • Leadership, diversity and skills
    Lead: Matt Lewis £25,000
  • Regeneration, sustainability and connectivity
    Lead: Sam Smith £25,000
  • Modernising ICT service delivery
    Lead: Alison Hughes £25,000
  • Ethical, responsible and secure use of emerging technology and data
    Lead: Mark Lumley £25,000

Join forces with our Presidents and Directors, to continually improve the public sector services.

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A bit more context:

Our executive packages put partners at the centre of influence on key issues throughout the public sector. 

Enjoy building a close working relationship with a member of our president’s team to inform, shape and lead the debate on a policy theme.  In doing so, executive partners can expect to create powerful and credible links throughout the sector. Partners will also take a seat on the Local CIO Council where they can help set and lead the vision and strategic direction for ICT and digital policy for local public services.  Through engagement in this group, partners will also be able to network throughout local government, with central government and with the third sector. These high-level connections allow lasting and meaningful relationships to develop. 

There are several other packages available to suit partner needs, all with virtual and face to face elements. 


Full access
  • £3,000

Strengthen relationships and share best practice with leaders in our UK regions.

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National partner

Entry level
  • £2,500

Take part in our specific theme-driven national events.

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National partner

Full access
  • £5,000

Access the full range of benefits, including a hosted workshop session table.

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President's partner

Entry level
  • £5,500

Enjoy the benefits of joining the President’s Conference – our jewel in the crown event.

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President's partner

Full access
  • £9,995

Access the full range of benefits, including a table at our President’s Dinner and more.

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A bit more context:

Building on last year’s programme of events, we are pleased to offer new and improved partner opportunities for 20/21.

Our packages start at £2,500 and for this partners can attend three of our local meetings in person. With a choice of 10 regions, you can either use all three in one region or mix and match to suit your needs.

You will experience an engaged group and enjoy presentations, discussions and workshops with Socitm members. You can also have the stage for a memorable 2-minute elevator pitch to introduce yourself.

For the same cost you could attend five virtual meetings throughout the course of the year. These are small, intimate events and, depending on the size of the region and number of authorities, these events attract between 15-50 delegates.

If you would like to join one of our bigger national events, we have several options at different price points.

There is the option of joining one of our virtual events as either a panellist or presenter or joining us at our events held in the Midlands, London or Manchester, which offer the opportunity to host a workshop table for the day and put an advertorial in our magazine associated with the event.

And finally, our biggest event is our President’s Conference. The week-long affair will include a physical meet up for one day, with the remainder delivered online. It is an excellent opportunity to join in roundtable discussions and enjoy an evening of celebration when we announce our award winners and raise money for our chosen charity.

Top Talent partner

  • £10,000

Support our unique, inspirational, and universally well-received Leadership Academy – which invests in individuals, empowering them to confidently take risks and challenge conventions imaginatively. 

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Webinar partner

  • £1,250

Host a webinar which gives partners the perfect opportunity to inform and discuss with our members the biggest challenges they are facing.  

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Inform partner

  • £1,995

Produce a briefing of up to 2,000 words, for promotion to our membership – and more widely – strengthening your credibility in the public sector.  

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A bit more context:

We understand a calendar of engagement is of the upmost importance to our partners. 

Therefore, we are excited this year to offer opportunities to help build your understanding of the challenges faced by our members now and in the future, and how you can help solve them with practical solutions. 

There are several ways you can support our members while bringing your brand to life within the public sector.

Not sure which package is best for you?

We are happy to discuss all your options and help you choose the best package for your organisation.

Our team is available to help Monday to Friday, 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.

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Just wanted to drop you a line to say we got a lot of sign ups off the back of you guys promoting our webinar (63 to date).

It’s great to see the return on this.

Jenny Trainor, Texthelp

Just a very brief note to say how much our team are enjoying working with you, and to thank you all for your sterling efforts in producing and distributing a fabulous joint communique. We rarely have the opportunity to work with such a professional cadre of people such as the like of you; it has been both refreshing and inspiring for us to experience. We are very grateful for your efforts to date.

Dan Turner, Deep Secure

The support Microsoft receives from Chantelle and the team at head office is really fantastic.

Not only are they incredibly proactive when responding to enquiries, but they also work really hard to ensure we are getting the most out of our investment in a partnership.

Faith la Grange, Microsoft

A long-standing, strategic relationship with Socitm as a partner

Canon UK have had a long-standing, strategic relationship with Socitm as a partner.

This partnership is a key enabler in supporting our business objectives and assisted in developing high level relationships with senior decision makers across the public sector.

David Crichton, Canon UK