Smart Places 2017

31st May 2017
Museum of Science & Industry,




UKAuthority is the prime communication channel to public sector decision makers in the digital space. It is 'the' trusted, independent media organisation, promoting innovation and best practice for better and lower cost digital public services that citizens choose to use.

The online news service,, attracts more than 43,000 visitors a month, updating these public sector decision makers and influencers with the latest digital news for their sector. More than 17,000 start the week with the UKA Extra weekly email news round-up. UKA Live interactive round table TV debates bring the community together with policy makers and thought leaders and enables the news-makers to speak to the community in their own words. Social media and email keep the conversation alive across the core editorial and research database of 33,420 decision makers from central and local government, police, fire, health and ancillary services.

For the three years to March 2016, UKAuthority provided the infrastructure for the communications and engagement elements of DCLG’s Local Digital Programme, with Publisher, Helen Olsen Bedford, working in-house as Head of Communications for the Programme.


The MJ magazine


For more than 120 years, The MJ has been the leading weekly publication on local government for local government. In this rapidly changing climate, it is essential that you have access to the most up-to-date and detailed information. Dedicated to UK local authorities, The MJ offers you the latest news, features, comment, opinion and insightful analysis on the topics that are affecting the sector.


Solace is the representative body for Chief Executives and senior managers working in the public sector in the UK. We are committed to promoting public sector excellence. We provide our members with opportunities for professional development and seek to influence debate around the future of public services to ensure that policy and legislation are informed by the experience and expertise of our members. Whilst the vast majority of our members work in local government, some occupy senior positions in health and social care organisations, police and fire authorities and central government departments. - See more at: