ConservativeHome is delighted to present our programme of online fringe events at the 2021 Conservative Party Spring Conference, taking place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th March.

The details of our line-up of fascinating speakers and topics are listed below. We do hope that you can join us.

All of our events will be broadcast for free on:

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

The ConservativeHome Spring Conference Programme is kindly sponsored by Liberty Global:

Friday 26th March 2021

How to Reform Business Rates and support businesses

Fringe Date: Friday 26th March 2021
Fringe Time: 3.00 – 4.00pm
Venues:
– The Conservative Party Conference site (for members),
– via Zoom 
– the ConservativeHome YouTube Channel.

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ConservativeHome in partnership with the TaxPayers’ Alliance

Speakers:

  • Paul Scully MP, Minister for Small Business
  • Nick Lakin, Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Kingfisher plc
  • James Lowman, Chief Executive, ACS
  • John O’Connell, Chief Executive, TaxPayers’ Alliance
  • Henry Hill, News Editor, ConservativeHome (chair)
TaxPayers' Alliance

Saturday 27th March 2021

Compassionate and fair: how can we build an asylum system fit for the future?

Fringe Date: Saturday 27th March 2021
Fringe Time: 9.30 – 10.30am
Venues:
– The Conservative Party Conference site (for members),
– via Zoom,
– the ConservativeHome YouTube Channel.
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ConservativeHome in partnership with the British Red Cross

Speakers:

  • Shaun Bailey MP
  • Cllr Abi Brown, Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council
  • Mike Adamson, Chief Executive, British Red Cross
  • Ahmad Al-Rashid, former refugee and refugee integration specialist
  • Mark Wallace, Chief Executive of ConservativeHome (chair)

Levelling Up: Pan-Regional Partnerships and the key to success

Fringe Date: Saturday 27th March 2021
Fringe Time: 11.00am – 12.00 noon
Venues:
– The Conservative Party Conference site (for members),
– via Zoom,
– the ConservativeHome YouTube Channel.
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ConservativeHome in partnership with One Powerhouse Consortium

Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Saqib Bhatti MP
  • Piers Warburton, Chief Executive, One Powerhouse
  • Andrew Jones, Cities Programme Lead and technical partner, AECOM
  • Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair)

Dreaming of and delivering Net Zero

Fringe Date: Saturday 27th March 2021
Time: 12.30 – 1.30pm
Venues:
– The Conservative Party Conference site (for members),
– via Zoom,
– the ConservativeHome YouTube Channel.
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ConservativeHome in partnership with Atos

Speakers:

  • Andrew Griffith MP, the Government’s Net Zero Business Champion
  • Benedict McAleenan, Senior Adviser on Energy and Environment, Policy Exchange
  • Emma Gatten, Environment Editor, Daily Telegraph
  • Kulveer Ranger, SVP Strategy & Communications for UK&I, Atos
  • ConservativeHome (chair)
Atos

In conversation with The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

Fringe Date: Saturday 27th March 2021
Time: 2.00 – 3.00pm
Venues:
– The Conservative Party Conference site (for members),
– via Zoom,
– the ConservativeHome YouTube Channel.
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ConservativeHome in partnership with the Coalition for Global Prosperity

Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
  • Ryan Henson, CEO, Coalition for Global Prosperity
  • ConservativeHome (Welcome remarks)