ConservativeHome are delighted to announce our programme of events at this year’s Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. We do hope that you can join us at some of our events. We look forward to seeing you there!

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This year’s ConservativeHome Marquee is kindly sponsored by London City Airport.


Sunday 4th October

Barriers to house building: How serious are the challenges we face?
Time: 16.30 Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshments will be provided
Speakers:

  • Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Mark Wallace, Executive Editor, ConservativeHome [Chair]
  • Brian Berry, Chief Executive, Federation of Master Builders
  • Lewis Sidnick, Director of Corporate Affairs, NHBC
  • Cllr Donna Jones, Leader of Portsmouth City Council
In Partnership with NHBC, and Federation of Master Builders
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The political landscape – How can we manage competing demands on our valued landscapes?
Time: 18.30 Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Debating landscape pressure from housing and development, as protections and budgets are declining.Speakers:

  • Rory Stewart MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Rural Affairs
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)
  • Shaun Spiers, Chief Executive, CPRE
  • Simon Murray, Director of Strategy & External Affairs, National Trust
  • Andrew Clark, Director of Policy, NFU
In Partnership with Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), John Muir Trust and the National Trust
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1922 Committee and ConservativeHome: Conservative Conference Drinks Reception
Time: 22.00 Location: Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
In Partnership With:

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Kindly Sponsored By:

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Monday 5th October

The Next Five Years: Getting Involved
Time: 08:00 Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Our panel of experts will give advice on how to develop your political footprint and profile, featuring current parliamentarians, candidates, Police Crime Commissioners, and those in local government and public appointments. This very popular event will be first come, first served.Speakers:

  • Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Vicky Ford MEP
  • Victoria Atkins MP
  • Wendy Morton MP
  • Cllr Phillippa Roe, Leader Westminster Council
  • Amanda Sater
In Partnership with Women2Win (W2W)
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Family policy: a moralising trap – or a matter of social justice?
Time: 10:00 Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)
  • The Rt Hon Priti Patel, Minister of State for Employment
  • Tim Montgomerie, The Times
  • Fiona Bruce MP
  • Samantha Callan, Centre for Social Justice
Financial and related professional services: an engine for growth across the UK
Time: 14:30 Location: The Radisson Hotel: Barbirolli room Refreshments: Refreshments will be provided
Speakers:

  • Harriett Baldwin MP, Economics Secretary to the Treasury
  • Mark Wallace, Deputy Editor, ConservativeHome [Chair]
  • Chris Cummings, CEO, TheCityUK
  • Alan Mak MP
  • Craig Donaldson, CEO, Metro Bank
In Partnership with TheCityUK
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How should the Conservatives respond to Corbyn?
Time: 14:30-16:00 Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP
  • George Eaton, Political Editor, New Statesman
  • Paul Gooman, Editor, ConservativeHome
  • Chris White, Associate Director, Public Affairs, Bellenden, SpAd to former Conservative Leaders of the House, and to a Chief Whip
  • Ian Birrell, Contributing Editor, The Mail on Sunday, Former speech writer to David Cameron
EU reform: building a more competitive Europe (drinks reception)
Time: 16:30 Location: The Radisson Hotel: Barbirolli room Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • The Rt Hon. David Lidington MP, Minister of State for Europe (Invited)
  • Chris Cummings, CEO, TheCityUK (Welcome remarks)
In Partnership with TheCityUK
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The UK’s housing hotspots: building the Northern Powerhouse and meeting the supply gap
Time: 16:30 Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • James Wharton MP, Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse
  • Mark Wallace, Executive Editor, ConservativeHome [Chair]
  • Stewart Baseley, Executive Chairman, Home Builders Federation
  • Lewis Sidnick, Director of Corporate Affairs, NHBC
In Partnership with Home Builders Federation & NHBC
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ConservativeHome Drinks Reception with National Federation of Builders (NFB), Home Builders Federation & NHBC
Regional economies: building places and delivering growth

Time: 18.30 Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • The Rt Hon. Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for DCLG
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Welcome Remarks)
In Partnership with National Federation of Builders (NFB), Home Builders Federation & NHBC
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Bombardier & London City Airport: A reception to celebrate new aircraft, new routes and economic growth
Time: 20:30 Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Wing yourself over to the ConHome Marquee to join Anna Soubry MP (invited), Declan Collier (CEO, London City Airport) and Robert Dewar (Vice-President, Bombardier) where they celebrate how the UK’s aviation industry is creating jobs, boosting the manufacturing industry and connecting our cities to new and emerging global markets.Speakers:

  • Anna Soubry MP (Invited)
  • Rob Dewar, Vice President Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
  • Declan Collier, CEO, London City Airport
In Partnership with Bombardier & London City Airport
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Tuesday 6th October

Early years priorities for Government
Time: 10:00 Location: Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel: Dickens & Thackeray room Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Jane Ellison MP, Public Health Minister at the Department of Health (Invited)
  • Mark Wallace, Executive Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)
  • Paul Gately, Professor of Exercise & Obesity, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • June O’Sullivan MBE – Chief Executive, London Early Years Foundation
  • Helen Crichton, Head of Public Affairs, Danone Nutricia
In Partnership with Conservative Home and Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition
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Does Britain only love some universities?
Time: 10:00 Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science
  • Peter Hoskin, Associate Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)
  • Megan Dunn, NUS President
  • Professor Dave Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor, London South Bank University and Chair, million+
  • Ben Howlett MP
In Partnership with Million+ & NUS
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How can this government deliver genuine competition in the energy market and keep bills low?
Time: 12:00 Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Amber Rudd MP, Energy Secretary
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)
  • Martin Lewis, founder, Money Saving Expert
  • Lawrence Slade, Interim Chief Executive, Energy UK
  • Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive, Smart Energy GB
In Partnership with Smart Energy GB
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Should Britain leave the EU?
Time: 14:30 Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers: Paul Goodman, Editor of ConservativeHome, in conversation with Steve Baker MP, Co-Chairman of Conservatives for Britain.
The green global race: How can the UK get ahead? Balancing environmental policy with a strong economy
Time: 16:30 Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
 Speakers:

  • Andrew Cumpsty, The Enterprise Forum (Chair)
  • Robert Goodwill MP
  • Sir Michael Arthur, President of Boeing UK & Ireland
  • Nora Senior, President, British Chambers of Commerce
  • Ian Jopson, Head of Environmental & Community Affairs, NATS
Kindly sponsored by Airport Operators Association Airport Operators Association; Boeing; British Airways; Gatwick Airport; Heathrow Airport; NATS
In Partnership with The Enterprise Forum
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Conservative Home Drinks Reception with Boris Johnson MP, supported by Edelmans
Time: 17:45 Location: Midland Hotel Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Welcome Remarks)
  • Boris Johnson MP
In Partnership with Edelman
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Invite only
Conservative Home Business Reception with Sajid Javid MP, supported by the Law Society
Time: 19:00 Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshments will be provided
Invite only – contact Toni Dixon at toni@conservativehome.com for information.Speakers:

  • Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills
  • Robert Bourns, Vice President of the Law Society of England and Wales (Welcome remarks)
In Partnership with The Law Society
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ConservativeHome & Save the Children Evening Reception
Time: 21:30 Location: Midland Hotel : Alexandra A Refreshments: Refreshments Available
Speakers:

  • The Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome
  • Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive, Save the Children
In Partnership with Save the Children
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