ConservativeHome is delighted to announce our programme of events at this year’s party conference in Birmingham.  This will be an exciting time in the lead up to the next General Election.  We do hope that you can join us at all our events.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday 28th September

Lord Ashcroft Sets The Scene: ConHome’s proprietor unveils his latest polling and sets the context for the final party conference before the election
Time:
2:00 – 3:30pm
Location:
ConservativeHome Marquee
Refreshments:
Refreshments will be provided
Speakers:

  • Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC
  • Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Justice
  • Tim Montgomerie, Columnist – The Times
  • Paul Goodman, Editor – ConservativeHome [Chair]
The future of housing: how and where will we build the new homes?
Time:
4:00 – 5:30pm
Location:
ConservativeHome Marquee
Refreshments:
Afternoon tea will be provided
Speakers:

  • Mark Wallace, Executive Editor – ConservativeHome [Chair]
  • Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Minister for Housing and Planning
  • Lewis Sidnick, Director of Corporate Affairs – NHBC
  • James Hulme, Strategic Policy Advisor – National Federation of Builders
  • Cllr Mike Jones, Housing Board – Local Government Association
In Partnership with NHBC, and National Federation of Builders
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Drinks Reception and Azerbaijani Wine and Brandy tasting
Time:
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Location:
ICC, Castle Fine Gallery
Refreshments:
Drinks and canapés will be provided
Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Paul Goodman, Editor – ConservativeHome
In Partnership with The European Azerbaijan Society
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Monday 29th September

Women2Win on Selection
Time:
8:00 – 9:30am
Location:
ConservativeHome Marquee
Refreshments:
Refreshments will be provided
Speakers:
Part 1: “How I Did It”,  with 3 newly-selected Conservative Candidates:

  • Seema Kennedy, PPC for South Ribble
  • Maria Caulfield, PPC for Lewes
  • Nusrat Ghani, PPC for Wealden
  • Guy Opperman MP, [Chair]

Part 2: Mock Selection with panel of MPs showing how to give a good speech and answer tricky questions in Selections.

  • Penny Mordaunt MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary [Department for Communities & Local Government]
  • Sarah Newton MP, Truro and Falmouth
  • Therese Coffey MP, Assistant Whip [HM Treasury]
  • Tim Montgomerie, Columnist – The Times [Chair]
How do we build the homes Britain needs?
Time:
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Location:
ConservativeHome Marquee
Refreshments:
Refreshments and sandwiches will be provided
Speakers:

  • Paul Goodman, Editor – ConservativeHome [Chair]
  • John Howell MP, Henley and author, Open Source Planning
  • Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor of London for Housing, Land & Property
  • Mike Quinton, CEO – NHBC
  • Richard Cook, Head of Residential – Lendlease
  • Stewart Baseley, Executive Chairman – Home Builders Federation
In Partnership with NHBC, Home Builders Federation and LendLease
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Finance the Future – the role of financial and related professional services in supporting aspiration
Time:
3:00 – 4:30pm
Location:
Hilton Garden Inn, Brindley Place,
City Cafe Room
Refreshments:
Afternoon tea and sandwiches will be provided
Speakers:

  • Mark Wallace, Executive Editor – ConservativeHome [Chair]
  • Andrea Leadsom MP,  Economic Secretary to the Treasury and South Northamptonshire
  • David Cruickshank, Chairman Deloitte
  • Iain Martin, Political Commentator, and a former Editor of The Scotsman and former Deputy Editor of The Sunday Telegraph
  • Chris Cummings, Chief Executive – TheCityUK
In Partnership with TheCityUK
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“Dad’s Army: why we need to engage with Dads as well as Mums in vulnerable families”
Time:
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Location:
ConservativeHome Marquee
Refreshments:
Drinks and canapés will be provided
Speakers:

  • Puja Darbari, UK Director of Strategy – Barnardo’s [Chair]
  • Sam Gyimah MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Childcare & Education and Parliamentary Secretary [Minister for the Constitution]
  • Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, Chief Executive – Royal College of Midwives
  • Javed Khan, Chief Executive – Barnado’s
  • Shane Ryan, Chief Executive- Working With Men
  • Katie O’Donovan, Head of Communications and Partnership – Mumsnet
In Partnership with Barnado’s, Royal College of Midwives, Mumsnet and Working with Men
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ConservativeHome Boris Johnson Rally – How we win in 2015 – a rally for victory
Time: 6:15pm – 7:00pm Location: ICC, Hall 1
Speaker:

  • Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
  • Paul Goodman, Editor – ConservativeHome
In Partnership with Thorncliffe
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The Aviation Reception
Time:
9:30pm – 11:00pm
Location:
Hyatt Regency: Sonata Room
Refreshments:
Drinks and canapés will be provided
Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport
  • Nigel Milton, Director of Policy & Political Relations, Heathrow Airport
  • Ed Anderson, Chairman, Airport Operators Association
  • Paul Goodman, Editor – ConservativeHome
In Partnership with Airport Operators Association, easyJet, Heathrow Airport and Sustainable Aviation
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Tuesday 30th September

More Europe, No Europe, Better Europe
Time:
7:45am – 9:30am
Location:
ConservativeHome Marquee
Refreshments:
Breakfast will be provided
Speakers:

  • Lord Callanan, Conservative Party
  • Jan Zahradil MEP, ODS Party – Czech Republic
  • Timo Soini, Leader Finns Party – Finland
  • Syed Kamall MEP, Chairman of the ECR Group [Chair]
In Partnership with European Conservatives and Reformists
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Supporting Britain’s global economic recovery: what role do legal and professional services have to play?
Time:
8:00am – 9:30am
Location:
Jury’s Inn – Rooms 113, 115 and 117
Refreshments:
Refreshments and breakfast will be provided
Speakers:

  • Mark Wallace, Executive Editor – ConservativeHome [Chair]
  • Alok Shama MP, Member of the Treasury Select Committee and MP for Reading West
  • Jonathan Smithers, Vice President – The Law Society
  • Sean Hanafin, MD, Head of Global Corporates, UK & Europe – Standard Chartered Bank
In Partnership with The Law Society
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Effective Government: Getting the Job Done
Time:
10:00am – 11:30am
Location:
ConservativeHome Marquee
Refreshments:
Refreshments will be provided
Speakers:

  • Paul Goodman, Editor – ConservativeHome [Chair]
  • Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office
  • Priti Patel MP, Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
  • Isabel Hardman, Assistant Editor – The Spectator
  • Rt Hon Peter Riddell CBE, Director – Institute for Government
In Partnership with the Institute for Government
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Immigration: How can we make promises we can keep?
Time:
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Location:
ConservativeHome Marquee
Refreshments:
Refreshments and sandwiches will be provided
Speakers:

  • Paul Goodman, Editor – ConservativeHome [Chair]
  • Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, North Shropshire
  • Mark Field MP, Cities of London and Westminster
  • Isabel Oakeshott, Political Journalist and Commentator
  • Sunder Katwala, Director – British Future
In Partnership with British Future
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Conservatism: better – not just different
Time:
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location:
ConservativeHome Marquee
Refreshments:
Refreshments will be provided
Speakers:

  • The Rt. Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, Member of Parliament for North Somerset
  • Paul Goodman, Editor – ConservativeHome
Floods and Drought. Managing the UK’s Water for Consumers and Business
Time:
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Location:
ConservativeHome Marquee
Refreshments:
Drinks and canapés will be provided
Speakers:

  • Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Natural Environment and Science
  • Peter Davis OBE, Deputy Chairman – The Enterprise Forum [Chair]
  • Peter Simpson, Chief Exec – Anglian Water
  • Cllr Mike Jones, Deputy Chairman of the LGA
  • Allan Edwards, Senior Director – Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility – ASDA
In Partnership with Enterprise Forum and Anglian Water
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Property, Growth & Communities – stimulating economic growth and creating better communities in which to live
Time:
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Location:
ConservativeHome Marquee
Refreshments:
Drinks and canapés will be provided
Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
  • Andrew Cumpsty, Chairman – The Enterprise Forum [Chair]
  • Matthew Howell, Managing Director – RICS
  • Andrew Baddeley-Chappell, Head of Policy & Governance [Mortgages & Savings] – Nationwide Building Society
  • Cllr David Hodge, Chairman of People & Places Board, Local Government Association & Leader of Surrey County Council
In Partnership with Enterprise Forum and RICS
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ConservativeHome and Save the Children Reception
Time:
9:30pm – 11:00pm
Location:
ICC, Hall 8B
Refreshments:
Drinks and canapés will be provided
Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities
  • Paul Goodman, Editor – ConservativeHome
  • Justin Forsyth, Chief Exec – Save the Children
In Partnership with Save the Children Reception
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