FDA secures Cabinet Office minster Ben Gummer for Annual Delegate Conference

Monday 3 March 2017

Minister for the Cabinet Office Ben Gummer has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the FDA's Annual Delegate Conference, which offers members the chance to shape the work of the union, hear from expert speakers and take advantage of a whole range of professional development and networking opportunities.

This year's event, which takes place on Thursday 11 May at Hamilton House, Mabledon Place in central London, already has a packed agenda.

Gummer was appointed to the job by Prime Minister Theresa May in 2016, and has responsibility for areas including civil service policy and public sector efficiency - issues that directly affect FDA members.

Policies agreed by the ADC will also determine the work of the FDA - its officers, branches and sections - over the next 12 months, giving delegates a direct influence on the priorities of the union and how it can improve the working lives of members.

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman said: “The FDA annual conference is our opportunity, once a year, to come together as a union and is the only place where, members, activists, the executive committee and staff get together to talk, debate issues and hear from interesting and influential speakers.”

To secure your place at the ADC, either speak to your local Branch Secretary or Convenor or get in touch with us directly by emailing adc@fda.org.uk. Delegates’ names, addresses and email addresses must be received by noon on Thursday, 13 April.

Ahead of the ADC you can view a preliminary agenda - setting out the motions submitted for debate - here. Amendments to motions should be submitted through your branch or section and must reach FDA head office at 8 Leake Street, London SE1 7NN or by email at adc@fda.org.uk by noon on Thursday 13 April 2017.

We look forward to seeing you there.