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


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Sunday 2nd October

Building a Nation: How do we build the homes Britain needs?
Time: 4:00 -5:30 PM Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshments will be provided
Speakers:

  • Gavin Barwell MPMinister of State for Housing, Planning and Minister for London, Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Lewis Sidnick, Director of Corporate Affairs, NHBC
  • Brian Berry, Chief Executive, Federation of Master Builders
  • Baroness Cllr Jane Scott, Leader of Wiltshire Council
  • Alex Morton, ConservativeHome (Chair)

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Monday 3rd October

How to win a marginal seat: Gavin Barwell MP’s exclusive guide to winning elections
Time: 8:30-9:30 AM Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Hosted by Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome
  • Gavin Barwell MPMinister of State for Housing, Planning and Minister for London, Department for Communities and Local Government

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How can Conservatives deliver for working people?
Time: 10.30am-11.30am Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshments will be provided
Speakers:

  • The Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Minister of State (Department for Education)
  • David Orr, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
  • Torsten Bell, Director, Resolution Foundation
  • Rebecca Coulson, Columnist, ConservativeHome (Chair)

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A changing terrorist threat: the resilience challenge for police and society
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, the Home Office
  • Duncan Gardham, Security Journalist
  • Julian Enoizi, Chief Executive, Pool Re
  • Mah-Ruk Ali, Norwegian journalist and author of ‘The threat from IS’
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)

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Brexit: The risks and opportunities for the UK’s financial and related professional services industry
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Chris Philp MP
  • Miles Celic, Chief Executive, TheCityUK
  • Baroness Nicholson
  • Xavier Rolet, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group
  • Mark Wallace, Deputy Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)

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Securing future growth for UK financial and related professional services drinks reception
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Alan Mak MP
  • Miles Celic, Chief Executive, TheCityUK (Welcome remarks)

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How can the Conservatives win the Black and Minority Ethnic votes they need to win in 2020?
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM Location: Library of Birmingham, Room 101 Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Lord Finkelstein (Chair)
  • Kulveer Ranger, Director, Modern Britain
  • Helen Grant MP, Minister for Sport and Tourism
  • Syed Kamall MEP
  • Binita Mehta, Director, Modern Britain

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Delivering one million homes by 2020
Time: 6:00pm-7:30 PM Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
  • Lewis Sidnick, Director of Corporate Affairs, NHBC
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Welcome remarks)

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British Academy: The future for political parties. The Conservative Party after Brexit in a devolved England

Time: 6:00-7:30 PM Location: Library of Birmingham, Room 101 Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • James Wharton MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development
  • Rt Hon John Redwood MP
  • Professor Michael Kenny
  • Mark Wallace, Deputy Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)

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Unicef UK and ConservativeHome Reception: The UK as a Moral Compass
Time: 8:00-9:30 PM Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Children around the world are facing unprecedented levels of danger. Hear from major political figures about how the UK can act as a force for good. Swiftly followed by drinks and informal conversation.Register your interest in attending
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Tuesday 4th October

Women2Win: Getting Started In Politics
Time: 8.00am-9.30am Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Pauline Lucas MBE, Hon Vice-President, Conservative Women’s Organisation
  • Councillor Donna Jones, Leader, Portsmouth City Council
  • Steph North, Chair, Hackney Conservatives
  • Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Deputy Chief Whip
  • Councillor Gillian Keegan, Director,Women2Win

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Reform or revolution – have the government got it right for universities and students in a post Brexit world?
Time: 10:00 -11:30 AM Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation
  • Ben Howlett MP
  • Sorana Vieru, Vice President for Higher Education, NUS
  • Prof Dave Phoenix, Chair of MillionPlus and Vice-Chancellor at LSBU
  • Rebecca Coulson, Columnist, ConservativeHome [Chair]

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Who cares in an ageing Britain? Time for a new deal with families
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Philip Dunne MP, Minister of State for Health
  • Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director, Age UK
  • Katy Bourne, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner
  • Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive, Carers UK
  • Henry Hill, Columnist, ConservativeHome (Chair)

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David Davis MP in conversation with Iain Dale
Time: 12.45pm-2.00pm Location: Hall 1, ICC Refreshments: N/A
Speakers:

  • Rt Hon David Davis MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
  • Iain Dale, LBC Drivetime Presenter

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Is foreign aid in the national interest?
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Tackling poverty, fighting disease, keeping us safe. Are these key goals of the aid budget achievable? Speakers:

  • James Wharton MP
  • The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP
  • John O’Connell, Tax Payers Alliance
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (chair)

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Managing the impact of Brexit: Ensuring banks and financial markets can continue to meet the needs of customers and businesses
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Location: Library of Birmingham, Room 101 Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Stephen Hammond MP
  • Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP
  • Charles Grant, Director, Centre for European Reform
  • Anthony Browne, Chief Executive, BBA
  • Henry Hill, Columnist, ConservativeHome (Chair)

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The government’s social reform agenda: what will it mean in practice
Time: 3.30pm-4.30pm Location: Policy Exchange Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • David Goodhart, Policy Exchange (Chair)
  • Nick Bosanquet, Emeritus Professor of Health Policy, Imperial College London
  • Philip Collins, Columnist, The Times
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome
  • Rt Hon David Willetts, Resolution Foundation and former Universities Minister

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How can technology and innovation transform Britain’s energy market?
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
 Speakers:

  • Margot James MP
  • Richard Wiles, Sales & Business Development Director, Toshiba
  • Romilly Dennys, Executive Director, Coalition for a Digital Economy
  • Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive, Smart Energy GB
  • Henry Hill, Columnist, ConservativeHome (Chair)

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Global Britain: life after Brexit
Time: 4.15-5.15pm PM Location: Hall 5, ICC Refreshments: N/A
 Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
  • Mark Wallace, Deputy Editor, ConservativeHome (Welcome remarks)
  • Professor Anand Menon, director UK in a Changing Europe

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The UK after Brexit: Open for Business
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM Location: ConservativeHome Marquee, Secure Zone Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Robert Bourns, President of the Law Society
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Welcome remarks)
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A Maritime Nation: Rebuilding Britain as a great maritime power drinks reception
Time: 8:00-9:30 PM Location: ConservativeHome Marquee Refreshments: Refreshments will be provided
A conversation featuring maritime business leaders and former First Sea Lord, Lord West of Spithead.Speakers:

  • Tim Waggott, Chief Executive, Port of Dover
  • James Cooper, Chief Executive, Associated British Ports
  • Lord West

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Save the Children Annual Reception
Time: 9.30pm-11.00pm Location: The Media Suite, ICC Refreshments: Refreshment will be provided
Speakers:

  • The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP
  • Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive, Save the children
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome
  • Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives

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