ConservativeHome is delighted to announce our programme of online fringe events at this year’s Conservative Party Conference – the details of our line-up of fascinating speakers and topics are listed below. We do hope that you can join us.

Participation in all of our events is completely free of charge and is open to Party members and non-members alike. To take part, simply register for your free Party Member or Observer (member of the public) ticket to access the Conservative Party Conference here, and visit the ConservativeHome events area in the Fringe zone.

To register for email updates and reminders for one or more of our events, click here.

The ConservativeHome 2020 Conference Programme is kindly sponsored by TheCityUK.

The CityUK

Saturday 3rd October 2020

In Conversation with Steve Barclay MP

Fringe Date: Saturday 3rd October 2020
Fringe Time: 9.00 – 10.30am
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website
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ConservativeHome in partnership with Heathrow

Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive, Heathrow Airport (Welcome remarks)
  • Charlotte Gill, Deputy Editor, ConservativeHome
Heathrow

The role of responsible business in preventing offending and reoffending

Fringe Date: Saturday 3rd October 2020
Fringe Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with FTSE 100 Landsec

Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP,  Secretary of State for Justice
  • Colette O’Shea, Managing Director, London & Retail Portfolios, Landsec
  • Turly Humphreys, CEO, Circle Collective
  • Nathaniel Campbell, Graduate, Circle Collective
  • Mark Wallace, Chief Executive, ConservativeHome (Chair)
Landsec

How to ensure low-income families with children get through the crisis

Fringe Date: Saturday 3rd October 2020
Fringe Time: 1.00 – 2.30pm
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website
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ConservativeHome in partnership with Save the Children

Speakers:

  • Vicky Ford MP, Minister for Children and Families
  • Kirsty McNeill, Head of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, Save the Children
  • Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of Leon Restaurants and Independent Lead of National Food Strategy
  • Vikki Waterman, Parent & Save the Children Campaigner, Save the Children
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)
Save the Children

Supporting UK economic recovery: how can the financial and related professional services industry accelerate the return to growth?

Fringe Date: Saturday 3rd October 2020
Time: 3.00 – 4.30pm
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with TheCityUK

Speakers:

  • John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury
  • Miles Celic, CEO, TheCityUK
  • Bim Afolami MP
  • Tasnim Ghiawadwala, Head of UK Corporate Banking, Barclays
  • Charlotte Gill, Deputy Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)
TheCityUK

Firing up the engines of the economy – the key to future trade resilience

Fringe Date: Saturday 3rd October 2020
Time: 5.00 – 6.30pm
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with Port of Dover

Speakers:

  • Robert Courts MP, Minister for Maritime
  • Doug Bannister, Chief Executive, Port of Dover
  • James M Stephens, Director Government & Corporate Affairs, Aston Martin
  • Henry Hill, Assistant Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)
Port Of Dover

Sunday 4th October 2020

Setting the standard: exporting our values

Fringe Date: Sunday 4th October 2020
Fringe Time: 9.00am – 10.30am
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with National Farmers Union (NFU)

Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade
  • Minette Batters, President, NFU
  • Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of Leon Restaurants and Independent Lead of National Food Strategy
  • Mark Wallace, Chief Executive, ConservativeHome (Chair)

Back in business: what can modern universities do to support Britain’s recovery?

Fringe Date: Sunday 4th October 2020
Fringe Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with MillionPlus and Hepi

Speakers:

  • Michelle Donelan MP, Minister of State for Universities
  • Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Chair, MillionPlus
  • Nick Hillman, Director, HEPI
  • Charlotte Gill, Deputy Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)

Unleashing Great British Enterprise: delivering on digital to drive a productivity revolution

Fringe Date: Sunday 4th October 2020
Fringe Time: 1.30 – 2.45pm
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with Atos

Speakers:

  • Nadhim Zahawi MP, Minister for Business and Industry
  • Kulveer Ranger, Senior Vice President Strategy & Communications, Atos UK&I
  • James Kirkup, Director, Social Market Foundation
  • Dr Linda Yueh, Fellow in Economics, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
  • Mark Wallace, Chief Executive, ConservativeHome (Chair)

Protecting a Generation: UK Leadership in the Global Education Emergency

Fringe Date: Sunday 4th October 2020
Fringe Time: 3.00 – 4.30pm
Venue:  ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with Save the Children

Speakers:

  • Baroness Sugg, Minister for the Overseas Territories and Sustainable Development
  • Virginia Crosbie, MP for Ynys Môn
  • Kirsty McNeill, Head of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, Save the Children
  • Alice Albright, CEO, Global Partnership for Education
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)

Turbocharging the UK’s transition to electric vehicles

Fringe Date: Sunday 4th October 2020
Fringe Time: 5.00 – 6.30pm
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with Uber

Speakers

  • Rachel Maclean MP, Minister for the Future of Transport and Decarbonisation
  • Jamie Heywood, General Manager for the UK, Northern and Eastern Europe, Uber
  • Peter Mather, Head of BP in the UK
  • Ginny Buckley, CEO & Founder of Electrifying.com and journalist
  • Charlotte Gill, Deputy Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)
Uber

Medical Cannabis and the UK: Becoming a global leader

Fringe Date: Sunday 4th October 2020
Fringe Time: 7.00 – 8.30pm
Venue:  ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis

Speakers:

  • Robert Wilson, Former Cabinet Office Minister and MP
  • Michael Abbott, Executive Chairman, Columbia Care
  • Tony Diver, News and politics reporter, The Daily Telegraph
  • Dr Mikael Sodergren, Imperial College
  • Charlotte Caldwell, Patient Advocacy Lead, Centre for Medicinal Cannabis
  • Henry Hill, Assistant Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)
The Centre for Medical Cannabis

Monday 5th October 2020

In conversation with Sajid Javid MP

Fringe Date: Monday 5th October 2020
Fringe Time:  7.30 – 8.45am
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with UK in a Changing Europe

Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
  • Prof Anand Menon, Director, UK in a Changing Europe
  • ConservativeHome (Opening remarks)
UK in a Changing Europe

 

The Future of Life Sciences in the UK

Fringe Date: Monday 5th October 2020
Fringe Time:  9.00 – 10.30am
Venue: Private roundtable

Invitation only

ConservativeHome in partnership with ABPI

Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health
  • Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Mark Wallace, Chief Executive ConservativeHome (chair)
ABPI

A digital strategy for a digital society

Fringe Date: Monday 5th October 2020
Fringe Time: 11am – 12.30pm
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with Atos

Speakers:

  • Matt Warman MP, Minister for Digital Infrastructure
  • Clay van Doren, Chief Executive Officer, Atos UK&I
  • Polly Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Demos
  • Anthony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK
  • Felicity Burch, CBI
  • Charlotte Gill, Deputy Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)

Social care and beyond: delivering for older voters in the ‘Red Wall’

Fringe Date: Monday 5th October 2020
Fringe Time: 1 – 2.30pm
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with Age UK

Speakers:

  • Dehenna Davison MP
  • Deborah Mattinson, Founding Partner, BritainThinks
  • Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director, Age UK
  • Mark Wallace, Chief Executive, ConservativeHome (Chair)
AgeUK

A new generation of good jobs to secure an economic recovery for all of us

Fringe Date: Monday 5th October 2020
Fringe Time: 3.30 – 4.30pm
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with JRF

Speakers:

  • Paul Scully MP, Minister for Labour Markets
  • Jonathan Gullis MP 
  • Helen Barnard, Director, JRF
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)

In conversation with Ben Wallace MP

Fringe Date: Monday 5th October 2020
Fringe Time:  5.00 – 6.30pm
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with Raytheon

Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for Defence
  • Mark Wallace, Chief Executive, ConservativeHome

The Business Conversation: How to make small business the centre of a post-Covid UK

Fringe Date: Monday 5th October 2020
Fringe Time: 7.00 – 8.30pm
Venue: ConservativeHome space on the Conservative Conference website

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ConservativeHome in partnership with FSB

Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Martin McTague, National Vice Chair Policy and Advocacy, FSB
  • Charlotte Gill, Deputy Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)

Tuesday 6th October 2020

The Moggcast – LIVE

Fringe Date: Tuesday 6th October 2020
Fringe Time: 7pm – 8pm
Venue: Zoom

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ConservativeHome in partnership with Thorncliffe

Speakers:

  • Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Leader of the House of Commons
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Interviewer)

Participation in all of our events is completely free of charge and is open to Party members and non-members alike. Simply register for your free Party Member or Observer (member of the public) ticket to access the Conservative Party Conference here, and visit the ConservativeHome events area in the Fringe zone.

Please note: events are subject to speaker changes, and new events may be added to our programme.