Venues / Targets

There are a whole bunch of Tory hosted fringe events during the event.

Items in Red are “Secure Zones

View the map here! http://snipurl.com/cpccvenuemap

Sunday 3 October

08.00 Centre for Social Justice

City Inn (Brindleyplace) : M3
Rethinking Older Age
Speakers : Christian Guy, Senior Policy Specialist – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Sara McKee, Older Age Working Group Chairman – Centre for Social Justice
Refreshments available

12.30 2020health
The ICC : Hall 7
Elderly Care: Are we failing?
Speakers : Chris Skidmore MP – Health Select Committee (Chair); Victoria Fletcher, Health Correspondent – Daily Express; tbc, Elderly Care Specialist – Birmingham; Representative – Age UK; Julia Manning, Chief Executive – 2020health
Refreshments available

12.30 Adam Smith Institute
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) :
Tax Reform: Blueprint for a Revolution
Speakers : Douglas Carswell MP – Clacton; Allister Heath, Editor – City A.M.; Geoff Cook, Chief Executive – Jersey Finance; Richard Teather, Senior Lecturer in Tax Law – University of Bournemouth
Buffet lunch with refreshments

12.30 Barnardo’s
Hyatt Regency : Sonata
A Class Of Their Own: Do admissions policies favour the well off?
Speakers : Martin Narey, Chief Executive – Barnardo’s (Chair)
Refreshments available

12.30 CST & PCAA Foundation
The ICC : Exec Room 7
Can The Conservatives Stop The BNP?: How to prevent the BNP stealing your vote
Speakers : Paul Goodman, Executive Editor – Conservative Home (Chair); Andrew Rosindell MP, Romford; James Bethell, Director – Nothing British about the BNP; Spokesperson – CST, Community Security Trust
Refreshments available

12.30 CWO & Fawcett Society with iEngage
Hyatt Regency : Allegro
Are Women Citizens Yet?
Speakers : Senior Party Spokesperson; Amber Rudd MP, Hastings & Rye; Ceri Goddard, Chief Executive – Fawcett Society; Shenaz Bunglawala, Head of Research – iEngage; Lynne Berry, Chief Executive – Women’s Royal Voluntary Service
Ruth Fox, Director – Hansard Society Refreshments available

12.30 Childcare Forum
Hyatt Regency : Scherzo
Childcare: What’s next for families and early years services?
Speakers : Mary Riddell – The Daily Telegraph (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson
Refreshments available

12.30 Demos in partnership with Social Enterprise Coalition
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) :
Social Enterprise And The Big Society: Turning policy into practice
Speakers : Philip Collins, Chairman – Demos (Chair); Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General; Fay Selvan, CEO – Big Life Group ; Peter Holbrook, CEO – Social Enterprise Coalition
Refreshments available

12.30 Dods, Public Affairs News, The House Magazine & ePolitix.com
The ICC : Dods Marquee 3
The Week Ahead
Speakers : Tony Grew, Political Editor – ePolitix.com (Chair); Conor Burns MP, Bournemouth West; Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent – Sky News and Columnists – Public Affairs News – Columnist; Jonathan Isaby, Co-editor – ConservativeHome
Refreshments available

12.30 Greenpeace UK, WWF-UK, NEA, CHPA, UKBCSE, PRASEG, Climate Clinic & Micropower Council
The ICC : Hall 8B
What Are The Real Threats To Britain’s Energy Security?
Speakers : National journalist (tbc) (Chair); Senior Party Spokesperson; Dr Robert Gross, Co-Director – UK Energy Research Centre; John Sauven, Executive Director – Greenpeace UK; Business Spokesperson (tbc)
Refreshments available

12.30 Local Government Leadership with Groundwork & Tory Reform Group
The ICC : Marquee 6
The Big Society: Engaging communities
Speakers : Cllr Clare Whelan, Conservative Special Adviser – Local Government Leadership (Chair); Cllr Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman – Conservative Councillors’ Association and Leader – Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; Tony Hawkhead CBE, Chief Executive – Groundwork
Refreshments available

12.30 Make Justice Work
Hyatt Regency : Fortissimo
Community Not Custody: Intelligent alternatives to short prison sentences
Speakers : Peter Oborne, Columnist and Writer – The Daily Telegraph (Chair); John Thornhill, Chair – The Magistrates’ Association; Paul McDowell, Chief Executive – Nacro; Roma Hooper, Director – Make Justice Work
Invite Only

12.30 Population Matters & Save the Children
The ICC : Media Suite B
Will Population Boom End In Bust?
Speakers : Richard Ottaway MP, Vice Chairman APPG Population, Development and Reproductive Health; Roger Martin, Chairman – Population Matters; David Mepham, Director of Policy – Save the Children; Professor Sarah Harper, Professor of Population and Ageing – Oxford University, Royal Society People & Planet WG; Lindsey Hilsum , International News Editor – Channel 4
Refreshments available

12.30 St Mungo’s, Homeless Link & National Housing Federation
Hyatt Regency : Dolce
Homelessness Is A Health Issue: Saving lives and saving money?
Speakers : David Orr, Chief Executive – National Housing Federation (Chair); Jenny Edwards, Chief Executive – Homeless Link; Peter Cockersell, Director of Programmes – St Mungo’s
Refreshments available

12.30 The Work Foundation
Hyatt Regency : Concerto
Body And Soul: Exploring the connection between physical and mental conditions for a healthier economy
Speakers : Stephen Bevan, Managing Director – The Work Foundation; Phil Grey, Chief Executive – Chartered Society of Physiotherapists; Lord Freud (invited), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Minister for Welfare Reform
Refreshments available

12.30 Tory Green Initiative
The ICC : Hall 11B
DEFRA Matters
Speakers : tbc
Refreshments available

12.30 Welsh Conservatives
The ICC : Hall 8A
Turning The Tide In Wales: Iain Dale interviews Cheryl Gillan MP and Nick Bourne AM
Speakers : Iain Dale (Chair); Cheryl Gillan MP, Secretary of State for Wales; Nick Bourne AM, Leader of the Opposition – National Assembly for Wales

12.45 Centre for Social Justice
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City (Holliday Street) : Vista
Education Starts At Home: Uniting schools and parents against poverty
Speakers : Gavin Poole, Executive Director – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (invited), Secretary of State for Education; Adele Eastman, Senior Policy Specialist – Centre for Social Justice; Sarah Darton, Director of Programme Delivery – Family Links
Refreshments available

12.45 Centre for Social Justice
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : M3
Improve Mental Health, Reverse Social Breakdown
Speakers : Dr Samantha Callan, Chairman in Residence – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Prof Chris Thompson, Chief Medical Officer – The Priory Group (Sponsor)
Refreshments available

12.45 Centre for Social Justice
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : M2
Rethinking Community Cohesion: New neighbourhood solutions
Speakers : Chris Bullivant, Projects Director – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Dr Jeff Bailey, Chairman in Residence – Centre for Social Justice
Refreshments available

12.45 Centre for Social Justice & Cash Converters
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : Jura
Personal Debt Roundtable
Speakers : tbc
Refreshments Available Invite Only

13.00 The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society
Hyatt Regency : Andante
What Is The Future Of The Book?
Speakers : John Whittingdale OBE MP, Maldon (Chair); Richard Charkin, Executive Director – Bloomsbury Publishing; Sarah Hunter, Head of UK Public Policy – Google
Refreshments available

17.15 Communication Workers Union & Dods
The ICC : Marquee 4
Royal Mail And The New Politics: The modernisation agenda
Speakers : Billy Hayes, General Secretary – Communication Workers Union (Chair); Dave Ward, Deputy General Secretary (Postal) – Communication Workers Union
Refreshments available

17.15 ResPublica & Rory Stewart MP
The ICC : ResPublica Marquee 5
The Big Society And Cumbria: A rural case study
Speakers : Rory Stewart MP, Penrith and the Border (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Matthew Parris, Columnist – The Times;
Refreshments available

17.15 Shaw Trust & Dods
The ICC : Dods Marquee 3
Jobs and the Big Society: Is there still room for disability specific provision? How can social enterprises play a role in achieving social inclusion and full employment?
Speakers : Lord David Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform; Oliver Heald MP, North East Hertfordshire; Sally Burton, Chief Executive – Shaw Trust
Refreshments available

17.30 ADS, Amnesty International, Oxfam & Saferworld
The ICC : Exec Room 8
Beyond The Business Case: How an arms trade treaty would benefit conflict prevention, human rights, development…and the UK’s defence industry
Speakers : Henry Smith, Director – Saferworld (Chair); Alistair Burt MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Foreign & Commonwealth Office; Tony Baldry MP (tbc), Banbury; Ian Godden, Chairman – ADS Group Ltd
Refreshments available

17.30 Breakthrough Breast Cancer
The ICC : Media Suite B
The Breakthrough Tea Party
Speakers : Jeremy Hughes, CEO – Breakthrough Breast Cancer (Chair); Professor Anthony Howell, Director – Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit; Dawn Symonds, Matron for Oncology and Palliative Care – The Whittington Hospital; Amanda Jones, Patient advocate and campaigner
Refreshments available

17.30 Coalition for Young People and The Co-operative Group
Austin Court (Cambridge Street) : Kingston Theatre
What’s Youth Got To Do With It?: Engaging with the next generation
Speakers : Julia Margo, Acting Director – Demos; Liam Preston, Trustee – British Youth Council; Representative – Conservative Future
Followed by reception from 19.00 in the Waterside Room Refreshments available

17.30 South Warwickshire Conservative Association & The Association for Public Service Excellence
Hyatt Regency : Concerto
More Bang For Your Public Buck
Speakers : Elizabeth Higgins, Councillor – South Warwickshire Conservative Association (Chair); Mark Bramah, Assistant Chief Executive – APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence); Neil McInroy, Chief Executive – CLES (Centre for Local Economic Strategies)
Refreshments available

17.45 2020health
The ICC : Hall 7
Pre-Hospital Care: Why the NHS is not fit for purpose
Speakers : Gail Beer, Consultant Director – 2020health (Chair); Barry Johns, EMS Consultant – Cranmer Lawrence; Nadine Dorries MP – Health Select Committee; Dr Phil Hyde, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist – Birmingham; Lois Rogers, Health Correspondent – Sunday Times
Refreshments available

17.45 Centre for Social Justice
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : M2
Preparing The Workforce: New opportunities for the non-state sector
Speakers : Gavin Poole, Executive Director – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Senior Party Spokesperson; Sara McKee, Economic Dependency Working Group – Centre for Social Justice; Sean Williams, Managing Director, Work Programmes – G4S (Sponsor); Richard Beard, CEO – The Jericho Foundation
Refreshments available

17.45 Centre for Social Justice
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : M3
Will The Coalition Care? A fringe on looked after children
Speakers : Ryan Robson, Children in Care Working Group Chairman – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Tim Loughton MP (invited), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Department for Education; Ali Crossley, Senior Researcher – Centre for Social Justice; David Oldham, Chief Executive – Foster Care Associates (Sponsor)
Refreshments available

17.45 Government of Gibraltar
Hyatt Regency : Sonata
The Chief Minister’s Reception
Speakers : The Hon P R Caruana QC MP, Chief Minister – Government of Gibraltar
Refreshments available

17.45 Thames Gateway Parliamentary Group
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 114
Driving Economic Growth: Can the Thames Gateway deliver?
Speakers : Cllr Stephen Castle, Leader – Essex County Council (Chair); Bob Neill MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Department for Communities and Local Government; Richard Gooding, Managing Director – London City Airport
Refreshments available

17.45 The Family Room
The ICC : Media Suite A
Investing In Stable Families In Tough Times: What’s value for money?
Speakers : Senior Party Spokesperson; Baroness Ritchie of Brompton, Chair, Children and Young People Board – LGA; Claire Tyler, Chief Executive – Relate; Penny Mansfield, Chief Executive – One Plus One
Refreshments available

17.45 The Foreign Policy Centre, International Alert & Care International UK
The ICC : Hall 10B
The Future Of Conflict-Affected States: Is it time to rethink international development…?
Speakers : Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor – Channel 4 News (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Richard Dowden, Director – Royal African Society; Dan Smith, Secretary General – International Alert; Howard Mollett, Conflict Policy Advisor – Care International UK
Refreshments available

17.45 The Health Hotel, ABHI, Alzheimer’s Research Trust & The Anthony Nolan Trust
The ICC : Health Hotel Marquee 2
Innovation As Cure: How medical research can crack our toughest health problems
Speakers : Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department of Health
Refreshments available

17.45 The Health Hotel, British Red Cross & RNIB
The ICC : Health Hotel Marquee 1
A Caring Big Society?
Speakers : tbc
Refreshments available

17.45 The Howard League for Penal Reform
The ICC : Exec Room 1
Take Action 2010: Real work in prison
Speakers : Mary Riddell, Assistant Editor – The Telegraph (Chair); Claire Perry MP, Devizes; Dominic Raab MP, Esher and Walton; Crispin Blunt MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Ministry of Justice; Frances Crook, Director – The Howard League for Penal Reform

17.45 Town & Country Planning Association (TCPA)
The ICC : Hall 10A
Can A National Planning Framework Deliver Localism More Effectively?
Speakers : Cllr Keith Mitchell CBE, Leader – Oxfordshire County Council
Refreshments available

17.45 Voluntary Service Overseas UK
Hyatt Regency : Allegro
Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Choices for migrant health workers
Speakers : Dr Paul Williams, Health Volunteer, Uganda – VSO; Dr Terry John, Chair, International Committee – British Medical Association; Professor Richard Black, Director – Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty
Refreshments available

17.45 ippr North & ACEVO
The ICC : Exec Room 7
A Perfect Storm For The North: Localism, devolution, cuts and the big society
Speakers : Ed Cox, Director – ippr north (Chair); Lord Wei (invited), Government Adviser – Big Society; Cllr Jeff Green, Leader – Wirral Borough Council; Stephen Bubb, Chief Executive – ACEVO; Mike Emmerich, Chief Executive – New Economy Manchester
Refreshments available

18.00 Conservative Technology Forum
Austin Court : tbc
CTF Fringe
Speakers : tbc
Refreshments available

18.00 ConservativeHome and the Canary Wharf Group
The ICC : Hall 1
Rally For Boris
Speakers : Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
Refreshments available

18.00 Green Alliance, WWF-UK, Greenpeace, RSPB & Climate Clinic
Climate Clinic @ Baskerville House (Centenary Sq) :
Greenest Government Ever: Benchmarks for Success
Speakers : Matthew Spencer, Director – Green Alliance (Chair); Greg Barker MP, Minister of State – Department for Energy and Climate Change; Emma Howard-Boyd, Head of Socially Responsible Investment – Jupiter Asset Management; Dr Phillip Lee MP (invited), Bracknell; John Sauven, Executive Director – Greenpeace UK
Refreshments available

19.30 A Libel Reform Campaign Event from English PEN, Index on Censorship and Sense About Science
The ICC : Castle Fine Arts Gallery
Our Libel Laws Stifle Debate: Will the coalition stop the chill?
Speakers : Rt Hon Dominic Grieve MP QC, Attorney General; Jonathan Heawood, Director – English PEN; Simon Singh, Author
Refreshments available

19.30 A|D|S supported by: BAES, Dettica, GKN, Rolls-Royce & Dods
The ICC : Dods Marquee 3
Wealth-creating Industries Reception
Speakers : Ian Godden, Chairman – A|D|S
Refreshments available

19.30 Birmingham & Centre for Cities
The Waterhall Gallery (Chamberlain Sq) :
The Host City’s Welcome Reception
Speakers : Councillor Mike Whitby, Leader – Birmingham City Council; Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government
Invite Only. For invitations please contact rsvp@centreforcities.org or 020 7803 4300

19.30 Greenpeace UK, WWF-UK, NEA, CHPA, UKBCSE, PRASEG, Climate Clinic & Micropower Council
Climate Clinic @ Baskerville House (Centenary Sq) :
Green Shoots: Business and jobs from low carbon growth
Speakers : National journalist (tbc) (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; David Nussbaum, Chief Executive – WWF-UK; Business spokesperson (tbc)
Refreshments available

19.30 New Local Government Network
Hyatt Regency : Andante
Innovation Network Reception
Speakers : Conservative Senior Spokesperson (tbc)
Refreshments available

19.30 Places for People & eaga plc
Hyatt Regency : Sonata
Retrofit Revolution: Housing and the green investment bank
Speakers : Tom Burke, Founder – E3G (Chair); David Cowans, Group Chief Executive – Places for People; John Swinney, Strategy Director – eaga plc
Refreshments available

19.30 RSPCA
The ICC : Hall 9
RSPCA Beer And Curry Night
Speakers : Jim Paice MP
Refreshments available

19.30 The Bow Group & FAES
The ICC : Hall 6
Latin America: The Opportunity for Britain
Speakers : President Aznar, Former Prime Minister of Spain 1996-2004 – FAES
Refreshments available

19.30 The National Autistic Society
The ICC : Hall 8B
The NAS’ Annual Cocktails And Conversations: Where next for special educational needs?
Speakers : Charlotte Leslie MP, Chair – All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism (Chair); Sir Robert Balchin, Education Advisor; Graham Stuart MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee; Conservative Senior Spokesperson (tbc)
Refreshments available

19.30 The Work Foundation
The ICC : Exec Room 1
Where Will The Jobs Come From? Growth, fairness and good work
Speakers : Will Hutton, Executive Vice Chair – The Work Foundation (Chair); John Philpott, Chief Economist – CIPD; Stephen Overell, Associate Director – The Work Foundation; John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning – Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Refreshments available

20.00 BBC Radio 4’s World at One
The ICC : Hall 10
The New Politics?
Speakers : Martha Kearney, Presenter – BBC Radio 4’s World at One (Chair)
Your chance to participate in a Radio 4 broadcast Refreshments available

20.30 ResPublica
The ICC : ResPublica Marquee 5
The Big Society Party
Speakers : Phillip Blond
Refreshments available

21.00 Tesco & CCA
The ICC : Hall 11A
Tesco & CCA Champagne Reception
Speakers :
The Conservative Local Government Reception. Tickets available on the CCA stand or in advance on 020 7984 8155. Ticket price includes Champagne.

21.30 CWO & Ovarian Cancer Action
Hyatt Regency : Soprano
Turning Up The Volume On Women’s Health Reception
Speakers : Peter Reynolds, Chief Executive – Ovarian Cancer Action; Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Totnes
Free Refreshments

21.30 National Association of Local Councils
Hyatt Regency : Scherzo
Localism In Action
Speakers : Elinor Goodman, Freelance Journalist (Chair); Rory Stewart MP, Penrith and The Border; Cllr Michael Chater, Chairman – National Association of Local Councils
Refreshments available

21.30 North of England Conservatives
The ICC : Hall 9
North Of England Reception
Speakers : tba
Wine and canapes

23.30 Conservative Way Forward
Hyatt Regency : Sonata
Midnight Reception
Speakers :
Free for CWF members or £30 for non-members/£10 for students To apply for tickets email: partyconference@conwayfor.org Tickets strictly limited. Refreshments available
Monday 4 October

07.45 Conservative Christian Fellowship
Birmingham Christian Centre :
Prayer Breakfast
Speakers : tbc
The breakfast is free of charge and starts at 07.45 for 08.00, finishing at 09.00 prompt Refreshments available

08.00 2020health
Hyatt Regency : Sonata
Combating Stress: The hidden injury of mental illness
Speakers : Dr Jonathan Shapiro, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham and Consultant Director – 2020health (Chair); Dr Andrew Murrison MP, PPS to Andrew Lansley MP; Lt Col Peter Poole MBE, Director Strategy Policy & Performance – Combat Stress; Geoff Mead, Defence Correspondent – BskyB (invited); John Glen MP – Defence Select Committee
Refreshments available

08.00 Birmingham Science City
Hyatt Regency : Andante
Innovation And The Green Revolution
Speakers : Professor Julia King, Vice Chancellor – Aston University (Chair); Dr Bruno Pollet, Lecturer in Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Technologies – University of Birmingham ; Professor Andreas Hornung, Head of the European Bioenergy Research Unit (EBRI) – Aston University
Refreshments available

08.00 British Chambers of Commerce
Royal Bank of Scotland (St Philips Pl) :
From Finance To Guidance: What can the new government do to support business growth?
Speakers : David Frost, Director General – British Chambers of Commerce (Chair); Senior Director, Royal Bank of Scotland ; Conservative Party Spokesperson
Refreshments available

08.00 Campaign for Better Transport
Hyatt Regency : Fortissimo
Making the right choices for transport
Speakers : Stephen Joseph, Executive Director – Campaign for Better Transport (Chair); Daniel Moylan, Dep Leader – Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Dep Chairman – Transport for London
Refreshments available

08.00 Centre for Social Justice
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : M2
Breakthrough Northern Ireland
Speakers : Gavin Poole, Executive Director – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; Dr Samantha Callan, Chairman in Residence – Centre for Social Justice; Cliff Kennedy, CEO – Oasis Caring in Action
Refreshments available

08.00 LSN’s Centre for Innovation in Learning in partnership with the Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning
Hyatt Regency : Scherzo
Who Should Pay For Skills?
Speakers : Graham Stuart MP, Chairman – Children, Schools and Families Select Committee (Chair); John Hayes MP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills; John Stone, Chief Executive – LSN; Lord Digby Jones, UK Business Ambassador
Refreshments available

08.00 Lansons Communications
The ICC : Marquee 6
Beyond The Crisis: How can the banking and financial services industry rebuild its reputation?
Speakers : Tony Langham, Chief Executive – Lansons Communications (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson
For invitations please contact publicaffairs@lansons.com Invite only Refreshments available

08.00 Leeds City Region Partnership
The ICC : Media Suite B
Local Enterprise Partnerships And Localism
Speakers : tbc
Refreshments available

08.00 National Youth Agency & Groundwork UK
The ICC : Youth Zone – Exec Room 2
Big It Up: Young people and social action
Speakers : Fiona Blacke, Chief Executive – National Youth Agency; Tony Hawkhead, Chief Executive – Groundwork UK
For invitations please contact jonathan@nya.org.uk Invite only Refreshments available

08.00 Reform & Airwave
The ICC : Exec Room 1
Technology: Saving money in the Police Service
Speakers : Dale Bassett, Senior Researcher – Reform (Chair); Nick Herbert MP, Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice; David Sangster, UK Services Director – Airwave
Invite only

08.00 Reform & Baxter
The ICC : Exec Room 7
NHS: The new health service
Speakers : Nick Seddon, Deputy Director – Reform (Chair); Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Chair of the Health Select Committee; Harry Keenan, General Manager – Baxter UK
Invite only

08.00 Reform & RSA
The ICC : Exec Room 8
Risky Business: The role of insurance in securing the UK’s future success
Speakers : Andrew Haldenby, Director – Reform (Chair); Mark Hoban MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury; Clare Sheikh, Director of Strategy, Marketing & Customer – RSA
Invite only

08.00 ResPublica, Fabian Society & CentreForum
The ICC : ResPublica Marquee 5
Trust, Fairness And The Future Economy
Speakers : Phillip Blond, Director – ResPublica
Refreshments available

08.00 StartHere
The ICC : Marquee 4
Empowering Communities: Local information to help people help themselves
Speakers : Richard Worsley, Chairman of the Trustees – StartHere (Chair); Gillian Guy, Chief Executive – Citizens Advice; Martha Lane Fox (tbc), UK Digital Champion – Race Online 2012; Jonathan Welfare, Chairman – Nominet Trust
For invitations please contact events@starthere.org or 020 8742 7722 Invite only

08.15 Cambridge Assessment
Hyatt Regency : Soprano
English Language Skills: What should their role be in the immigration debate?
Speakers : Mike Baker, Former BBC Education Editor (Chair); Mike Milanovic, Chief Executive – University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations; Government Home Office Minister
(Breakfast available) Refreshments available Invite only

08.15 The Health Hotel, Fitness Industry Association, Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation, Mend & Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee
The ICC : Health Hotel Marquee 2
Solving The Public Health Crisis
Speakers : Sue Tibballs, Chief Executive – WSFF; Fred Turok, Chair – FIA; Harry MacMillan, Chief Executive – MEND; Sue Sharpe, Chief Executive – PSNC; Anne Milton MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department of Health
Refreshments available

08.30 Food and Drink Federation, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Siemens & Dods
The ICC : Dods Marquee 3
A Manufacturing Led Economic Recovery: What is the government’s role?
Speakers : Jonathan Walker, Political Editor – Birmingham Post & Birmingham Mail (Chair); Melanie Leech, Director General – Food and Drink Federation; Bill Parfitt, Chairman & CEO – GMUK/Vauxhall Motors ; Andrew McCall, Director of Global Government Affairs – Jaguar Land Rover; Andreas J Goss, Chief Executive – Siemens plc
Refreshments available

08.30 Global Strategy Forum
The ICC : Hall 10A
Farewell To Drift: A new foreign policy for a network world
Speakers : Michael Ancram, Former Shadow Foreign Secretary; Peter Oborne, Journalist
Refreshments available

08.30 Teacher Support Network & Parentline Plus
The ICC : Hall 6
Sparing The Rod: Building a broad coalition to improve school discipline
Speakers : Nick Gibb MP (invited), Minister for Schools – Department for Education; Julian Stanley, Chief Executive – Teacher Support Network; Jeremy Todd, Chief Executive – Parentline Plus
Refreshments available

08.45 New Statesman & Starbucks
Starbucks Coffee Co (125 Colmore Row) :
Big Brands And The Big Society
Speakers : Jonathan Derbyshire, Culture Editor – New Statesman (Chair); Nick Hurd MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Charities, Social Enterprise and Volunteering; Ed Mayo, Secretary General – Co-operatives UK
Refreshments available

09.00 Demos in partnership with Teach First, supported by the Institute of Education and PwC
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) :
Learning To Succeed: Building culture and ethos in challenging schools
Speakers : Philip Collins, Chairman – Demos (Chair); Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (invited), Secretary of State for Education ; Daisy Christodoulou, 2007 Ambassador – Teach First; Professor Alma Harris, Pro-Director (Leadership) – Institute of Education; Chris Kirk, Partner, Education and Enterprise – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Refreshments available Invite Only

09.00 Federation of Small Businesses & Friends of the Earth
Crowne Plaza (Central Square) : Vista Suite 2
Low-Carbon Local Economies
Speakers : Representative – Federation of Small Businesses; Representative – Friends of the Earth; Local Authority Leader tbc ; Government Minister tbc
Refreshments available

10.15 Big Brother Watch
The Freedom Zone, Austin Court : Kingston Theatre
Freedom And Liberty Under The Coalition
Speakers : Alex Deane, Director – Big Brother Watch (Chair); Jesse Norman MP, Hereford and South Herefordshire; Philip Johnston, Assistant Editor – Daily Telegraph; Dominic Raab MP, Esher and Walton

11.45 The TaxPayers’ Alliance
The Freedom Zone, Austin Court : Kingston Theatre
Tax & Spending Under The Coalition
Speakers : Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive – TaxPayers’ Alliance (Chair); Matthew Sinclair, Research Director – TaxPayers’ Alliance; Fraser Nelson, Editor – The Spectator; Ruth Lea, Economic Advisor – Arbuthnot Banking Group; Michael Fallon MP, Sevenoaks

12.30 2020health
Hyatt Regency : Drawing Room
Why The NHS Needs To Be Transformed By Technology
Speakers : Julia Manning, Chief Executive – 2020health (Chair); Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Chairman – Health Select Committee; John Cruickshank, Consultant Director – 2020health; Jon Hoeksma, Editor – e-health insider; Industry Representative
Refreshments available

12.30 ASCL, AoC & Cambridge Assessment
The ICC : Exec Room 7
What Do You Think Makes A Good Education?
Speakers : Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (invited), Secretary of State for Education; Chris Morecroft, President – AoC; Brian Lightman, General Secretary – ASCL; Simon Lebus, Group Chief Executive – Cambridge Assessment
Refreshments available

12.30 British Chambers of Commerce
GVA Grimley (3 Brindleyplace) :
The Business Debate: Spending cuts and policy changes. Will the Government’s programme secure economic recovery?
Speakers : Iain Dale, Political commentator and leading UK blogger (Chair); Senior Conservative Party Spokesperson; Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Shadow Financial Secretary and Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills; Will Butler-Adams, Managing Director – Brompton Bikes; David Frost, Director General – British Chambers of Commerce
Refreshments available

12.30 British Retail Consortium
The ICC : Hall 6
Retail Therapy: Generating sustainable growth
Speakers : Stephen Robertson, Director General – British Retail Consortium (Chair); Andy Street, Managing Director – John Lewis Partnership; Dame Judith Mayhew-Jonas, Chairman – New West End Company
Refreshments available

12.30 Christian Aid, UNICEF & Climate Clinic
Climate Clinic @ Baskerville House (Centenary Sq) :
Will Climate Change Define 21st Century Global Politics?
Speakers : Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor – The Telegraph (Chair); Henry Bellingham MP, Foreign Office Minister; Bernice Lee, Director of Energy, Environment and Development – Chatham House; Loretta Minghella, Director – Christian Aid; Zac Goldsmith MP (invited), Richmond Park
Refreshments available

12.30 Citizens Advice (sponsored by Barclays)
The ICC : Hall 11A
Big Society On A Small Budget: Can more really be done for less?
Speakers : Conservative Party Spokesperson; Andrew Tyrie MP (invited), Chair, Treasury Select Committee; Catherine French, Corporate Affairs Director – Barclays; Gillian Guy, Chief Executive – Citizens Advice
Refreshments available

12.30 Conservative Medical Society
The ICC : Marquee 6
Healthcare: Where now?
Speakers : Dr Paul Charlson, Chairman – Conservative Medical Society (Chair)
Refreshments available

12.30 Demos in partnership with Save the Children
Hyatt Regency : Fortissimo
Tackling Child Poverty In An Age Of Austerity
Speakers : Philip Collins, Chairman – Demos (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Eleanor Mills, Associate Editor – Sunday Times; Fergus Drake, Director of UK Programmes – Save the Children
Refreshments available

12.30 Everything Everywhere Ltd & Federation of Small Businesses
The ICC : Hall 8B
Digitising Britain’s Economy: The way forward
Speakers : Vivienne Parry, Broadcaster and Scientist (Chair); Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries; Richard Moat, Deputy CEO – Everything Everywhere Ltd; John Walker, Chairman – FSB; Graham Walker, Office of the UK Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox
Refreshments available

12.30 Finance & Leasing Association
Copthorne Hotel (Paradise Pl) : Jubilee Suite
What Next For Personal Debt?
Speakers : Stephen Sklaroff, Director General – Finance & Leasing Association (Chair); Andrew Tyrie MP (invited), Chairman – Treasury Committee; Delroy Corinaldi, Director of External Affairs – Consumer Credit Counselling Service
Refreshments available

12.30 Local Government Leadership
Novotel Birmingham Centre : Priestly Room
Magna Carta For Localism
Speakers : Christina Dykes, Senior Conservative Special Adviser – Local Government Leadership (Chair); Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister for Communities & Local Government; Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh, Leader – London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham; Cllr Colin Barrow CBE, Leader – Westminster City Council; Cllr Edward Lister, Leader – London Borough of Wandsworth
Refreshments available

12.30 Localis in association with May Gurney
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 112
Total Place Or Total Waste: What future for joined up services?
Speakers : Alex Thomson, Chief Executive – Localis (Chair); Bob Neill MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Communities & Local Government; Prof John Seddon, CEO – Vanguard Consulting; Cllr Paul Carter, Leader – Kent County Council
Refreshments available

12.30 NESTA
Austin Court (Cambridge Street) : Telford Room
Made In Britain: Building a 21st century economy
Speakers : Jonathan Kestenbaum, Chief Executive – NESTA (Chair); Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science
Refreshments available

12.30 NHBC & Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
The ICC : Marquee 4
How Can The Big Society Deliver Housing?
Speakers : Anne Ashworth, Property Editor – The Times (Chair); Imtiaz Farookhi, Chief Executive – NHBC; Tony Bouron, RICS Member – RICS; Alan Evans, Academic – University of Reading; Conservative Party Spokesperson
Refreshments available

12.30 Public & Commercial Services Union
Novotel Birmingham Centre : Burne-Jones Suite
Our Alternative To Spending Cuts
Speakers : Mark Serwotka, General Secretary – Public and Commercial Services Union; Other speakers tbc
Refreshments available

12.30 R3 – The Insolvency Trade Body & Dods
The ICC : Hall 10A
Avoidable Or A Necessary Evil? Does business failure matter and what should Government be doing about it?
Speakers : Kamal Ahmed, Business Editor – Sunday Telegraph (Chair); Stephen Alambritis, Head of Public Affairs – Federation of Small Businesses; Andrew Tyrie (invited), Chair – Treasury Committee; Harriett Baldwin MP, West Worcestershire; Steven Law, President – R3 – The Insolvency Trade Body
Refreshments available

12.30 Reform & ICAEW
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 112
Getting Back To Principles: Fixing the UK’s tax system
Speakers : Lucy Parsons, Senior Economics Researcher – Reform (Chair); David Gauke MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury; Michael Izza, Chief Executive – ICAEW
Invite only

12.30 ResPublica & Electoral Reform Society
The ICC : ResPublica Marquee 5
Who’s Afraid Of Electoral Reform?
Speakers : Carina Trimingham, Campaigns Director – Electoral Reform Society (Chair); Phillip Blond, Director – ResPublica; Senior Conservative Party Spokesperson
Refreshments available

12.30 Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party
The ICC : Hall 8A
Fringe Meeting
Speakers : Andrew Fulton, Chairman – Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party (Chair); Annabel Goldie MSP, Leader in the Scottish Parliament; David Mundell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Scotland Office
Refreshments available

12.30 Society of Conservative Lawyers & JUSTICE
The ICC : Hall 7A
The Future Of Civil Liberties & Human Rights
Speakers : Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Attorney General; Dr Eric Metcalfe, Director of Human Rights Policy – JUSTICE; Eleanor Laing MP, Epping Forest
Refreshments available

12.30 St Mungo’s and Crisis
The ICC : Exec Room 8
Can The Coalition Government End Homelessness?
Speakers : tbc (Chair); Leslie Morphy, Chief Executive – Crisis; Mike McCall, Executive Director of Operations – St Mungo’s
Refreshments available

12.30 The Accord Coalition & British Humanist Association
The ICC : Media Suite A
Should We Have Faith In Faith Schools?
Speakers : Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, Chair – The Accord Coalition; Andrew Copson, Chief Executive – British Humanist Association

12.30 The Association of Conservative Clubs
The ICC : Castle Fine Arts Gallery
Conference Reception
Speakers :
Refreshments available

12.30 The British Association for Shooting and Conservation & The Angling Trust
Hyatt Regency : Sonata
The Rural Reception
Speakers :
Refreshments available

12.30 The Family Room
Hyatt Regency : Soprano
British Families: Bruised but not broken?
Speakers : Andrew Gimson – The Daily Telegraph (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Baroness Ritchie of Brompton (invited), Chair, Children and Young People Board – LGA; Dr Katherine Rake, Chief Executive – Family and Parenting Institute; Sam Smethers, Chief Executive – Grandparents Plus
Refreshments available

12.30 The Foreign Policy Centre, SAB Miller & Business Action for Africa
Copthorne Hotel (Paradise Pl) : Kohinoor Suite
The Truth About Trade: Igniting or impeding Africa’s development?
Speakers : Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP, Chair – Trade Out of Poverty Campaign (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Sue Clarke, Corporate Affairs Director – SAB Miller; Jamie Drummond, Executive Director – ONE; Jonathan Rugman, Foreign Affairs Correspondent – Channel 4 News
Refreshments available

12.30 The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT)
The ICC : Media Suite B
UK Automotive Industry: Delivering the recovery
Speakers : Paul Everitt, Chief Executive – SMMT (Chair)
Lunch Available Invite Only

12.30 Tory Green Initiative
The ICC : Hall 7B
Climate Change
Speakers : tbc
Refreshments available

12.30 WaterAid
Hyatt Regency : Dolce
Dealing With Waste: Why are we ignoring sanitation and water, the most cost effective ways to make aid work for the poor?
Speakers : Stephen O’Brien MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development
Refreshments available

12.45 Centre for Policy Studies & Standard Life
Novotel Birmingham Centre : Darwin
What Can Government Do To Promote A Savings Culture?
Speakers : Jill Kirby, Director – Centre for Policy Studies (Chair); Mark Hoban MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury; Michael Johnson, Research Fellow – Centre for Policy Studies; David Nish, Chief Executive – Standard Life plc
Refreshments available

12.45 Centre for Social Justice
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : M2
Voluntary Sector Funding In An Age Of Austerity
Speakers : Zoe Briance, CSJ Awards and Alliance Manager – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Lord Wei, Government Advisor on Big Society – House of Lords; Philippa Stroud, Consultant – Centre for Social Justice; Toby Eccles, Development Director – Social Finance (Sponsor)
Refreshments available

12.45 Centre for Social Justice
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City (Holliday Street) : Vista
“We’re going to make this the most family friendly country in Europe” David Cameron. How to make it happen
Speakers : Gavin Poole, Executive Director – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Dr Samantha Callan, Chairman in Residence – Centre for Social Justice; Camilla Cavendish, Chief Leader Writer and Columnist – The Times
Refreshments available

12.45 Centre for Social Justice & Places for People
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : Jura
Social Housing Roundtable
Speakers : tbc
Refreshments available Invite only

12.45 Citizencard
Bank Restaurant (Brindleyplace) : Private Dining Room
ID For The Big Society, Not Big Brother
Speakers : James Lowman, Chief Executive – Association of Convenience Stores; Robert Humphreys, Chairman – Proof of Age Standards Scheme; Christopher Ogden, Chief Executive – Tobacco Manufacturers Association; Tom Kenny, Senior Executive – Association of British Bookmakers
Refreshments available

12.45 Conservative Women’s Organisation with ActionAid UK
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City (Holliday Street) : Vista Suite 2
On The Frontline: Women, peace and conflict
Speakers : to be confirmed
Refreshments available

12.45 New Local Government Network supported by British Gas
The ICC : Exec Room 1
Tackling Climate Change Through Communities
Speakers : Conservative Senior Spokesperson and local Government speakers (tbc)
Refreshments available

12.45 The Co-operative Financial Services & The Consumer Finance Education Body
The ICC : Youth Zone – Exec Room 2
Young People & Money: Creating a generation of savers
Speakers : Neville Richardson, Chief Executive – The Co-operative Financial Services; Tony Hobman, Chief Executive – Consumer Finance Education Body; Paul Oginsky, Chief Executive – Personal Development Point
Refreshments available

12.45 The Health Hotel, Breast Cancer Care, Macmillan Cancer Support & The Prostate Cancer Charity
The ICC : Health Hotel Marquee 1
What’s Next For Cancer Survivors? Aftercare that works for all
Speakers : Patrick Hennessy – Sunday Telegraph (Chair); Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive – Macmillan Cancer Support; Layne Hamerston – Bournemouth Aftercare Cancer Survivorship Project; Anne Milton MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department of Health
Refreshments available

12.45 The Health Hotel, British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK & The Stroke Association
The ICC : Health Hotel Marquee 2
Research To The Rescue! Is medical research the new growth area for Britain’s economy?
Speakers : Joe Korner, Director of Communications – The Stroke Association; Peter Hollins, Chief Executive – British Heart Foundation; Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department of Health
Refreshments available

12.45 The Independent in association with John Lewis Partnership
The ICC : Hall 1
Oliver Letwin MP in Conversation with Steve Richards
Speakers : Oliver Letwin MP, Minister of State – Cabinet Office; Steve Richards, Chief Political Correspondent – The Independent
Refreshments available

12.45 The Times in association with Populus
Pizza Express (Brindleyplace) :
Conservatives And The Voters: The political landscape this autumn
Speakers : James Harding, Editor – The Times (Chair); Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (invited), Secretary of State for Education; Andrew Cooper, Founder & Strategic Director – Populus; Peter Riddell, Senior Fellow – Institute for Government
Refreshments available

12.45 Transport for London
The ICC : Hall 11B
London’s Transport Upgrade: Britain’s future growth
Speakers : Peter Hendy CBE, Commissioner – Transport for London (Chair); Kulveer Ranger, Transport Adviser – Mayor of London’s Office
Refreshments available

13.00 All Party Light Rail & Conservative Transport Group (CTG)
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) :
Fair Play For Trams
Speakers : Graham Brady MP (invited), Altrincham and Sale West (Chair); Geoff Inskip – Centro; Stephen Norris, Member of the Board – Transport for London; Councillor Ian Macdonald – GMITA; Robert Whyte – Alstom
Refreshments available

13.00 Charity Commission
Austin Court (Cambridge Street) : Lodges 1 & 2
Great Expectations: What lies ahead for charities?
Speakers : Mary Riddell – Daily Telegraph (Chair); Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society; Catherine Johnstone, Chief Executive – Samaritans; Stephanie Hilbourne, Chief Executive – The Wildlife Trusts; Dame Suzi Leather, Chair – Charity Commission
Refreshments available

13.00 New Statesman & National Association of Head Teachers
Copthorne Hotel (Paradise Pl) : Cullinan Suite
Will Schools Have Too Much Freedom in a Big Society?
Speakers : Spencer Neal, Publisher – New Statesman (Chair); Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (invited), Secretary of State for Education; Russell Hobby, General Secretary – National Assocation of Head Teachers; Toby Young, Broadcaster
Refreshments available

13.00 Social Market Foundation & Catch22
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : Meeting room
Not My Space: Digitally excluded young people
Speakers : David Furness, Head of Strategic Development – Social Market Foundation (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Martha Lane Fox (tbc), UK Digital Champion; Joyce Moseley OBE, Chief Executive – Catch22
Refreshments available

13.00 The Smith Institute & NAPF (National Association of Pension Funds)
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 104
Britain’s Pensions System: Can we fix it?
Speakers : Conservative Party Spokesperson; Nick Timmins, Public Policy Editor – Financial Times; Joanne Segars, Chief Executive – NAPF
Refreshments available

14.30 Conservatives for International Travel with Airport Operators Association
Soloman Cutler (Lloyds No1), Broad Street :
Aviation Taxes: A barrier to trade, a barrier to travel?
Speakers : tbc
(Cash Bar)

15.00 YWCA
The ICC : Media Suite
Quiz And Tea Party
Speakers :
For invitations please contact helen.berresford@ywca.org.uk Refreshments available Invite Only

15.15 Direct Democracy
The Freedom Zone – Austin Court : Kingston Theatre
Direct Democracy: The coalition’s big idea
Speakers : Ed Howker, Associate Editor – The Spectator (Chair); Douglas Carswell MP, Clacton; Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive – TaxPayers’ Alliance

17.00 NCVO, LGiU & Community Matters
Birmingham City Council : Chamberlain Room
From Empty Spaces To Community Places: The future of community ownership
Speakers : Belinda Pratten, Head of Policy – NCVO (Chair); David Tyler, Chief Executive – Community Matters
Refreshments available

17.15 ATOC & Dods
The ICC : Hall 6A
Can We Afford The Railways?
Speakers : Andrew Pierce – Daily Mail (Chair); Christian Wolmar, Transport Commentator; Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy and External Affairs – British Chambers of Commerce; Paul Plummer, Director of Planning and Development – Network Rail ; Tom Smith, Chairman – ATOC
Refreshments available

17.15 ResPublica & CUREE
The ICC : Respublica Marquee 5
The Future For Teaching: Responsibility or regulation?
Speakers : Gerard Kelly, Editor – TES (Chair); Phillip Blond, Director – ResPublica; Philippa Cordingley, CEO – CUREE; John Bangs, Assistant Secretary – NUT; Conservative Senior Spokesperson (tbc)
Refreshments available

17.30 Demos in partnership with City & Guilds & Unionlearn
The ICC : Exec Room 1
Where Next For The Skills Agenda?
Speakers : Kitty Ussher, Chief Economist – Demos (Chair); Senior Party Spokesperson; Frances O’Grady, Deputy General Secretary – TUC; Andrew Sich, Head of Policy & Corporate Affairs – City & Guilds
Refreshments available

17.30 Refugee Council, Still Human Still Here & UNHCR
The ICC : Exec Room 7
Honouring Our Proud Tradition Of Protecting Refugees
Speakers : Damian Green MP (invited), Minister of State for Immigration; Donna Covey, Chief Executive – Refugee Council; Roland Schilling, UNHCR Representative to the UK
Refreshments available

17.30 Society of Conservative Lawyers
Austin Court (Cambridge Street) : Lodge Rooms 1 & 2
Access To Justice In An Age Of Austerity
Speakers : Oliver Heald MP, North East Hertfordshire (Chair); Jonathan Djanogly MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice; Peter Lodder QC, Vice Chairman – Bar Council; Joshua Rozenberg, Journalist
Refreshments available

17.30 Voice4Change England
The ICC : Youth Zone – Exec Room 2
Equality, Fairness And The Big Society
Speakers : Vandna Gohil, Director – Voice4Change England (Chair); Faiza Chaudary, Director of Policy and Communications – NCVYS; Rob Berkeley, Director – Runnymede Trust; Kevin Curley, Chief Executive – NAVCA; Other speakers tbc

17.45 Age UK
The ICC : Hall 10A
Are We Prepared For An Ageing Society? Join our fringe, join the debate
Speakers : Tom Wright, Chief Executive – Age UK
Refreshments available

17.45 Centre for Social Justice
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : M2
Social Housing: Freeing people from the housing trap
Speakers : Gavin Poole, Executive Director – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Grant Shapps MP (invited), Minister for Housing; Dr Jeff Bailey, Chairman in Residence – Centre for Social Justice; David Ellis, Group Business Development Director – Catalyst Housing Group (Sponsor)
Refreshments available

17.45 Conservative Way Forward
The ICC : Marquee 6
Strategic Defence And Security Review: Britain’s role in the world
Speakers : Don Porter CBE, Honorary Chairman – Conservative Way Forward (Chair); Bernard Jenkin MP, Harwich and North Essex
(Cash Bar)

17.45 Federation of Small Businesses
The ICC : Hall 11A
FSB Small Business Reception
Speakers : Mark Prisk MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise – Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; John Walker, National Chairman – Federation of Small Businesses
Refreshments available

17.45 GMITA & Conservative Transport Group (CTG)
The ICC : Hall 7A
Sustaining Economic Growth Through Rail
Speakers : Andy Crane, TV Presenter (Chair); Minister (tbc) – Department of Transport; Chris Fletcher – Chamber of Commerce; Steve Butcher – Northern Rail; Councillor Ian Macdonald – GMITA
Refreshments available

17.45 International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
The ICC : Hall 6B
Whale Meat Again: What next for whale conservation?
Speakers : Richard Benyon MP, Minister for Natural Environment & Fisheries
Refreshments available

17.45 Irwin Mitchell Solicitors in association with Acorns Children’s Hospice & Caudwell Children
The ICC : Castle Fine Arts Gallery
Reception To Effect A Positive Change For Children To Access Respite Care More Easily
Speakers : David Strudley CBE FRSA, Chief Executive – Acorns Children’s Hospice
Refreshments available

17.45 NASUWT & UNISON
Hyatt Regency : Sonata
Does Local Government Have A Role In Public Services?
Speakers : Chris Keates, General Secretary – NASUWT; Christina McAnea, National Secretary for Education & Childrens Services – UNISON; Clare Collins, Chair – National Governors Association; Conservative Party Spokesperson
Refreshments available

17.45 National Federation of Occupational Pensioners
Hyatt Regency : Soprano
The New ‘Old’: Rethinking our ageing society
Speakers : Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science; Roger Turner, General Secretary – National Federation of Occupational Pensioners
Refreshments available

17.45 Nuclear Industry Association
The ICC : Hall 8A
New Nuclear: From debate to delivery
Speakers : Charles Hendry MP, Minister for Energy and Climate Change
Refreshments available

17.45 Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party
Hyatt Regency : Scherzo
Reception
Speakers : George Kynoch, Deputy Chairman – Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party (Chair)
Refreshments available

17.45 Social Market Foundation & Engineering the Future
Hyatt Regency : Concerto
An Industrial Policy For The 21st Century: Engineering growth in Britain
Speakers : James Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow – Social Market Foundation (Chair); John Hayes MP (invited), Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning – Business, Innovation and Skills; David Kester, Chief Executive – Design Council; Kate Bellingham, TV Presenter and STEM Ambassador; A Representative from Engineering the Future Alliance
Refreshments available

17.45 The Enterprise Forum & Food and Drink Federation
Hyatt Regency : Fortissimo
The Role Of Manufacturing: Is there still time to rebalance the economy?
Speakers : Senior Party Spokesperson; Mike Gregory (tbc), Institute for Manufacturing – Cambridge University; Ross Warbuton, President – Food and Drink Federation
Refreshments available

17.45 The Health Hotel, British Dental Association, FPA (Family Planning Association) & Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
The ICC : Health Hotel Marquee 1
The Unheard Voice: Are health services failing the most vulnerable?
Speakers : Margot James MP, Stourbridge (Chair); Julie Bentley, Chief Executive – FPA; Dr John Milne, Chair – BDA General Dental Practice Committee; Other speakers tbc
Refreshments available

17.45 The Health Hotel, Health Professions Council, Medical Protection Society & The Royal College of Midwives
The ICC : Health Hotel Marquee 2
Trust And Openness In The NHS: From paternalism to partnership
Speakers : Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent – The Sunday Telegraph (Chair); Marc Seale, Chief Executive – Health Professions Council; Dr Stephanie Bown, Director of Policy and Communications – Medical Protection Society; Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, General Secretary – Royal College of Midwives; Simon Burns MP, Minister for Health
Refreshments available

17.45 Transport Hub, FTA & Kapsch
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 113, 115, 117
Making The Most Of Little: How to keep developing infrastructure while reducing the deficit
Speakers : James Hookham, Managing Director – Policy and Communications – FTA; Joerg Konrad, Head of international Relations – Kapsch
Refreshments available

18.00 ACT TravelWise
Birmingham City Council House (Victoria Square) : Committee Rooms 3 & 4
ACT TravelWise: Giving people real transport choices
Speakers : Neil Scales, Chief Executive and Director General – Merseytravel (Chair); Steve Norris, Former Transport Minister & Board Member, Transport for London; Stephen Joseph, Executive Director – Campaign for Better Transport; Shona Johnstone, Councillor – Cambridgeshire County Council
Refreshments available

18.00 Aviva
The ICC : Exec Room 8
Future Of Flooding Policy
Speakers : Anne McIntosh MP, Chair of All Party Parliamentary Flood Prevention Group (Chair); Dominic Clayden, Director of Claims – Aviva; Senior Conservative Party Spokesperson
Refreshments available

18.00 CER & BNE – sponsored by Clifford Chance LLP
Copthorne Hotel (Paradise Pl) : Kohinoor Suite
Europe’s Crisis: What role for Britain?
Speakers : Roland Rudd, Chairman – Business for New Europe (Chair); Pierre Lellouche, French Europe Minister; Malcolm Harbour MEP, West Midlands; Stuart Popham, Senior Partner – Clifford Chance LLP; Sir Malcolm Rifkind QC MP, Kensington
Refreshments available

18.00 Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Novotel Birmingham Centre : Burne-Jones Room
Future Defence: Moving on from Trident
Speakers : Kate Hudson – CND (Chair); Mary Riddell, Assistant Editor – Daily Telegraph; Other speakers to be announced
Refreshments available

18.00 Centre for Policy Studies & Association of British Insurers
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 107, 109, 111
Going For Growth: Pain today, prosperity tomorrow?
Speakers : Jill Kirby, Director – Centre for Policy Studies (Chair); Senior Party Spokesperson; Michael Fallon MP; Kerrie Kelly, Director General – Association of British Insurers; Fraser Nelson, Editor – The Spectator
Refreshments available

18.00 City of London & Financial Times
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 102
The Challenge For Financial Services: Helping the UK economy grow
Speakers : Lionel Barber, Editor – Financial Times (Chair); Mark Hoban MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury; Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive – London Stock Exchange; Stuart Fraser, Policy Chairman – City of London
Refreshments available

18.00 Local Government Leadership with Westminster City Council
Copthorne Hotel (Paradise Pl) : Jubilee Suite
Tackling Broken Families: Lessons from the frontline
Speakers : Joe Simpson, Director of Politics and Partnerships – Local Government Leadership (Chair); Tim Loughton MP (invited), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Department for Education; Cllr Colin Barrow CBE, Leader – Westminster City Council
Refreshments available

18.00 RSPB, WWF-UK & Climate Clinic
Climate Clinic @ Baskerville House (Centenary Sq) :
Changing Rainforests: Can UK politics protect both species and climate?
Speakers : Juliette Jowit, Environment Editor – The Guardian (Chair); Greg Barker MP (invited), Climate Change Minister; Dr Mark Avery, Director of Conservation – RSPB; David Nussbaum, Chief Executive – WWF-UK
Refreshments available

18.00 The Guardian
The ICC : Hall 5
The Guardian Debate
Speakers : Michael White, Assistant Editor – The Guardian (Chair)
Refreshments available

18.00 The Law Society & Wragge & Co
Wragge & Co LLP (55 Colmore Row, B3 2AS) :
Law Society Conference Reception
Speakers : Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor; John Wotton, Vice President – The Law Society
Refreshments available

18.00 The Smith Institute, Home Group & Localis
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 104
Should We Fund Social Housing?
Speakers : Representative – Localis (Chair); Grant Shapps MP (invited), Minister for Housing; Stuart Macdonald, Editor – Inside Housing Magazine; Mark Henderson, Chief Executive – Home Group
Refreshments available

18.30 2020 Public Services Trust & A4E
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) :
Public Services In A Cold Climate
Speakers : Rachel Silvester, Columnist – The Times (Chair); Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General; Dame Clare Tickell, Chief Executive – Action For Children; Steven Dorrell MP, Chair – Health Select Committee; Merrick Cockell, Chair – London Councils
Refreshments available

18.30 Birmingham Churches & Conservative Christian Fellowship
Birmingham Town Hall :
Party Conference Church Service
Speakers : Rt Hon Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Major Samuel Edgar – Salvation Army; David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham; Bishop Derek Webley
Doors open at 18.00 with music provided from one of Britain’s best organists Thomas Trotter. Service starts at 18.30 and finishes at 19.15 prompt. Sponsored by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund, and World Vision

18.30 National Farmers Union
Crowne Plaza (Central Square) : Vista Suite 1
Why Farming Matters To The Coalition Government: Food security, economic recovery, climate change & the environment
Speakers : Claire Perry MP, Devizes (Chair); Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; DEFRA Team Ministers – Richard Benyon MP, James Paice MP and Lord Henley; Peter Kendall, President – National Farmers Union
Refreshments from 18.30 and meeting from 19.00hrs Refreshmentshrs available

18.30 New Statesman, Livability & Sue Ryder Care
Copthorne Hotel (Paradise Pl) : Cullinan Suite
Where Now For Personalisation: Delivering the big idea with small government
Speakers : Jenni Russell, Broadcaster (Chair); Paul Woodward, Chief Executive – Sue Ryder Care; Dave Webber, Director of Adult Services – Livability; Senior Party Spokesperson
Refreshments available

18.30 Politeia
Novotel Birmingham Centre : Priestly Suite
Recession Or Recovery: After the crisis, where next for the UK economy?
Speakers : Dr Sheila Lawlor, Director – Politeia (Chair); Senior Party Spokesperson; Lord Forsyth, Director – Centre for Policy Studies; Dr Irwin Stelzer – Hudson Institute, Washington
Refreshments available

18.45 Centre for Cities & ASDA
Deloitte (Brindleyplace) :
Tomorrow’s Jobs: On your bike or on your doorstep?
Speakers : Mary Ann Sieghart, Columnist and Radio 4 presenter (Chair); Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities & Science; Jesse Norman MP, Hereford and South Herefordshire & author of Compassionate Conservatism; Nigel Hugill, Chair of Trustees – Centre for Cities
Refreshments available

19.00 Lansons Public Affairs & Regulatory Consulting
Nuvo (Brindleyplace) :
The Financial Services Reception
Speakers : Mark Hoban MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury
For invitations please contact publicaffairs@lansons.com Invite Only Refreshments available

19.00 NESTA & the Conservative Creative Industries Network
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (Chamberlain Square) : Waterhall
Reception
Speakers : Jonathan Kestenbaum, Chief Executive – NESTA (Chair); Damian Collins MP, Folkestone and Hythe; Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
Invite Only

19.00 Policy Exchange & SITA UK
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 101
Waste Not, Want Not: Planning and waste infrastructure
Speakers : Ben Webster, Environment Editor – The Times (Chair); Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government; Julie Hill, Associate – Green Alliance; Simon Less, Head of the Environment and Energy Unit – Policy Exchange; David Palmer-Jones, Chief Executive Officer – SITA UK
Refreshments available

19.15 Transport Hub & Kapsch
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 106, 108, 110
Kapsch Transport Hub Reception
Speakers :
Drinks Reception With Wine and Canapés

19.30 2020health
The ICC : Marquee 6
Pricing Medicines: Can we deliver value to patients AND industry?
Speakers : Julia Manning, Chief Executive – 2020health (Chair); Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health; Panos Kanavos, Senior Lecturer – London School of Economics; Richard Ashcroft, Corporate Affairs Director – Lilly; Aisling Burnand, Executive Director – Cancer Research UK
Refreshments available

19.30 Charities Aid Foundation
The ICC : Hall 6A
The Charity Question Time
Speakers : David Brindle – The Guardian (Chair); Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society; George Freeman MP, Mid Norfolk; Dr John Low, Chief Executive – Charities Aid Foundation; Joe Saxton, Driver of Ideas – nfpSynergy
Refreshments available

19.30 Chinese Conservative Group
The ICC : Hall 7
Chinese Conservative Group Drinks Reception
Speakers : Alistair Burt MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Refreshments available

19.30 Conservative Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International & Conservative Women’s Organisation
The ICC : Hall 11B
Defending The Defenders: Human rights at the heart of UK foreign policy
Speakers : Tony Baldry MP, Chair Conservative Human Rights Commission (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Kate Allen, Director – Amnesty International UK; Wai Hnin Pwint Thon, Burmese Human Rights Activist
Refreshments available

19.30 Demos in partnership with the Manchester Partnership
Hyatt Regency : Sonata
City Growth And The New Economy
Speakers : Kitty Ussher, Chief Economist – Demos (Chair); Senior Minister and Senior Council Leaders tbc
Refreshments available

19.30 Four Communications Group plc
The ICC : Hall 11A
Four London Drinks Reception
Speakers :
For invitations please contact conference.reception@fourcommunications.com Hot Buffet Refreshments Available Invite Only

19.30 Localis
The ICC : Media Suite B
Total Neighbourhood: What role for local government in the Big Society? (Report Launch)
Speakers : Alex Thomson, Chief Executive – Localis (Chair); Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister for Communities & Local Government; Cllr Mike Whitby, Leader – Birmingham City Council; Dr Dick Atkinson (tbc), Chief Executive – Balsall Heath Forum
Refreshments available

19.30 Micropower Council @ Climate Clinic
Climate Clinic @ Baskerville House (Centenary Sq) :
Microgeneration: Cleaner energy begins at home
Speakers : Geoffrey Lean – Daily Telegraph (Chair); Greg Barker MP, Minister for Climate Change – Department for Energy and Climate Change; Dave Sowden, Chief Executive – Micropower Council
Refreshments available

19.30 Social Market Foundation and Avanta
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : Meeting room
Welfare Reform: Can we crack it this time?
Speakers : Ian Mulheirn, Director – Social Market Foundation (Chair); Lord Freud (invited), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Minister for Welfare Reform; Nigel Meager (tbc), Director – Institute for Employment Studies; Lord Victor Adebowale (tbc), Chief Executive – Turning Point; A Representative from Avanta
Refreshments available

19.30 TSL Education
The Birmingham Marriot Hotel : Aston Martin
TSL Roundtable Discussion
Speakers :
Private dinner Invite Only

19.30 The Care and Support Alliance
The ICC : Media Suite A
The Care Reception
Speakers : Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP (invited), Secretary of State – Department of Health; Imelda Redmond CBE, Chief Executive – Carers UK
Refreshments available

19.30 The Coalfields Regeneration Trust
Hyatt Regency : Concerto
Reception
Speakers :
Refreshments available

19.30 The Family Room
The ICC : Exec Room 8
Family Room Reception
Speakers : Tim Loughton MP (invited), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Department for Education; Ben Gordon, Chief Executive – Mothercare; Kim Catcheside, Social Policy Correspondent – BBC
Refreshments available

19.30 The Health Hotel
The ICC : Hall 5
The Health Debate
Speakers : Michael White – The Guardian (Chair); Mehdi Hasan, Assistant Editor (Political) – New Statesman; Karl Milner, Regional Director – NHS Yorkshire and Humber; Anne Milton MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department of Health
Refreshments available

19.30 The Holocaust Educational Trust
The ICC : Marquee 4
‘When everything is Auschwitz, you deny the Holocaust’: Anti-semitism reinvented
Speakers : (Chair); David Aaronovitch, Columnist – The Times; Paul Goodman, Executive Editor – ConservativeHome
Refreshments available

19.30 The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
The ICC : Exec Room 7
Lifelong Learning In A New Era
Speakers : Alan Tuckett, Chief Executive – The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
Refreshments available

19.30 The Royal British Legion & Dods
The ICC : Dods Marquee 3
The Royal British Legion Reception At Conservative Party Conference
Speakers : Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for Defence
Refreshments available

19.30 World Vision and Saferworld
Hyatt Regency : Soprano
The Afghan, Somali… And Me? The UK’s engagement in fragile countries
Speakers : Mike Thomson, Foreign Affairs Correspondent – BBC Radio 4 (Chair); Henry Bellingham MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Dr Paul Cornish, Head of International Security Programme and Carrington Professor of International Security – Chatham House; Steven Jermy, Commodore – Royal Navy (Rtd)
Refreshments available

20.30 Conservative Way Forward
The ICC : Hall 8
Conference Dinner
Speakers : High Profile Guest Speaker to be announced
Dinner commences at 20:30hrs in The ICC, Hall 8. Tickets are strictly limited. £50 per head for members, £60 for non-members. Apply by email to partyconference@conwayfor.org

20.30 ResPublica
The ICC : ResPublica Marquee 5
The Incredible Economics Of Localism And The Illusion Of Scale
Speakers : Phillip Blond, Director – ResPublica; John Seddon, Lead Consultant – Vanguard
Refreshments available

21.00 Conservatives at Work
The Yardbird (Paradise Pl) :
Jazz Night (Free)
Speakers :
The New Georgia Jazz Band Cash Bar

21.30 Climate Clinic & Stop Climate Chaos
The ICC : Castle Fine Arts Gallery
A Reception With Special Guests
Speakers : ;
Refreshments available

21.30 Conservative Friends of India
The ICC : Hall 11A
Conference Reception hosted by the High Commissioner of India, Nalin Surie
Speakers :
For invitations please contact couns.sahc@hcilondon.in or pol.sec@hcilondon.in tel 0207 632 3162 or 07501 228 674 Refreshments available Invite Only

21.30 GovNet Communications
Hyatt Regency : Allegro
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Number 10
Speakers : Eleanor Laing MP, Epping Forest (Chair); Paul Baines, Political Marketing Expert; Lord Alastair Goodlad; Journalist (tbc); Senior Party Spokesperson
Fringe meeting followed by Reception Refreshments Available

21.30 Local Government Leadership
The ICC : Marquee 4
Next Generation Reception
Speakers :
Refreshments available

21.30 Save the Children & ConservativeHome
The ICC : Media Suite A
Save the Children & ConservativeHome Reception
Speakers : Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP , Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Tim Montgomerie, Editor – ConservativeHome; Justin Forsyth, CEO – Save the Children UK
Refreshments available

21.30 The Health Hotel
The ICC : Symphony Hall Foyer Level 4
The Health Hotel Reception
Speakers : Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP, Secretary of State for Health
The whole Conservative Health team are in attendance as are a number of MPs and Peers. Parliamentary pass holders or members of the media gain automatic entry; otherwise you will need to be on our invite list. (Invitations are issued at the discretion of the Health Hotel. Invitations can be applied for up to 15 September by e-mailing reception@healthhotel.org.uk. Successful applicants will be informed by e-mail by 30 September) Invite only

23.30 ConservativeHome and The European Azerbaijan Society
The ICC : Hall 11
From Baku To Birmingham: The ConHome and The European Azerbaijan Society Reception
Speakers : Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Refreshments available
. The Fabian Society, Groundwork UK, Respublica, CentreForum
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre : Smallbrook Suite
Jump Starting Green Jobs
Speakers : Matilda Lee, Community Affairs Editor – Ecologist (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Tony Hawkhead, Chief Executive – Groundwork UK; Phillip Blond, Director – Respublica
Refreshments available

Tuesday 5 October
07.30 British Medical Association & Royal College of Nursing
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 112
Health, Economy, Workforce: Considering how the health service is responding to the current financial challenges
Speakers : Dr Peter Carter, CEO & General Secretary – The Royal College of Nursing (Chair); Dr Hamish Meldrum, Chairman of Council – British Medical Association
Breakfast Roundtable Event Invite Only

07.45 Conservative Christian Fellowship
Birmingham Christian Centre :
Prayer Breakfast
Speakers : David Burrowes MP, CCF Parliamentary Chairman; Lt Colonel Marion Drew – Salvation Army
The breakfast is free of charge and starts at 07.45 for 08.00, finishing at 09.00 prompt. (Sponsored by the Free Church Leaders) Refreshments available

08.00 Association of British Insurers, Local Government Information Unit & WSP Group
Hyatt Regency : Dolce
Protecting Businesses And People From Flooding: Making the case for spending on flood defences
Speakers : Minister (tbc), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Kerrie Kelly, Director General – Association of British Insurers; Senior representative – Local Government Information Unit; Conservative member of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee; Senior representative – WSP Group
Refreshments available

08.00 BAE Systems plc and EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation
The ICC : Hall 10A
Developing New Talent: Can the UK win the international skills race?
Speakers : Conservative Party Spokesperson tbc
Refreshments available

08.00 British Chambers of Commerce
GVA Grimley (3 Brindleyplace) :
Local Business, Local Economies: How can business and councils lead renewal together?
Speakers : Jerry Blackett, Chief Executive – Birmingham Chamber of Commerce (Chair); Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government ; David Frost, Director General – British Chambers of Commerce
Refreshments available

08.00 Centre for Cities & Network Rail
Bank Restaurant (Brindleyplace) :
Staying Connected: A ministerial & business breakfast on the future for urban transport investment
Speakers :
For invitations please contact Rosamund Taylor r.taylor@centreforcities.org or 020 7803 4316 Invite Only

08.00 Centre for Social Justice
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : M2
Sport And Social Justice: What is the goal?
Speakers : Gavin Poole, Executive Director – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Michael de Giorgio, Sport Working Group Chairman – Centre for Social Justice; Richard Cooper, CEO – The Real Source Cafe
Refreshments available

08.00 Centre for Social Justice
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : M3
Building Blocks: Ensuring stable childhoods
Speakers : Dr Samantha Callan, Chairman in Residence – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Sarah Teather MP (invited), Minister of State for Children and Families
Refreshments available

08.00 Christian Aid
Hyatt Regency : Sonata
Taxing Times: What role for tax in international development?
Speakers : Vanessa Houlder, Economics Reporter – Financial Times (Chair); Daniel Mobley, Group Head of Public Affairs – Standard Chartered Bank; Loretta Minghella, Director – Christian Aid; Susan Symons, Leader – Total Tax Contribution – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Jeremy Lefroy MP, International Development Select Committee
Refreshments available

08.00 Conservative Women’s Muslim Group, Oxfam GB, National Federation of Women’s Institutes & Amnesty International UK
The ICC : Hall 8A
Safe Births, Safe Mothers, Safe Babies: The global battle for maternal health
Speakers : Dr Shazia Ovaisi, Chair – Conservative Women’s Muslim Group (Chair); Stephen O’Brien MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department for International Development; Dame Barbara Stocking, Chief Executive – Oxfam GB; Lady Fiona Hodgson – Conservative Women’s Organisation; Ruth Bond, Chair – National Federation of Women’s Institutes
Refreshments available

08.00 Demos in partnership with Birmingham University
The ICC : Hall 10B
The Big Society In Action
Speakers : Professor David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor – Birmingham University (Chair); Lord Wei (invited) – Big Society; Ben Lucas, Director – 2020 Public Services Trust ; Helen Sullivan , Professor of Government and Society – University of Birmingham ; Max Wind-Cowie, Head of the Progressive Conservatism Project – Demos
Refreshments available

08.00 Reform & Research In Motion UK
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 112
High Tech, Low Cost: Tomorrow’s public services
Speakers : Andrew Haldenby, Director – Reform (Chair); Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister for Government Policy – Cabinet Office; Stephen Bates, Managing Director – Research In Motion UK
Invite only

08.00 ResPublica, WWF & Oxfam
The ICC : ResPublica Marquee 5
Beyond Carbon: Moving environmental and developmental debates forward
Speakers : Phillip Blond, Director – ResPublica; Conservative Senior Spokesperson (tbc); Barbara Stocking, Director – Oxfam; David Nussbaum, CEO – WWF
Refreshments available

08.00 Social Market Foundation and Aegon
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : Meeting Room
Pension Reform And A New Savings Culture For The UK
Speakers : James Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow – Social Market Foundation (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Chris Curry (tbc), Research Director – Pensions Policy Institute; Tony Hazell (tbc), Personal Finance Editor – The Daily Mail; A Representative from Aegon
Refreshments available

08.00 Social Market Foundation and IPA Involve
Hyatt Regency : Fortissimo
All In It Together? Where now for industrial relations
Speakers : Ian Mulheirn, Director – Social Market Foundation (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Will Hutton (tbc), Executive Vice Chair – Work Foundation; Ed Sweeney (tbc), Chair – ACAS; Nita Clarke, Director – IPA Involve
Refreshments available

08.00 World Vision and Save the Children
The Rep (Centenary Square) :
Expert Roundtable And Briefing: Healthy mothers, healthy children: Is it either or?
Speakers : Conservative Party Spokesperson; Richard Horton (tbc), Editor – The Lancet
Refreshments available

08.00 ippr in partnership with Friends Provident Foundation
The ICC : Hall 11B
New Era Economics: Building a resilient, innovative and sustainable economy
Speakers : Anatole Kaletsky, Editor-at-Large and Principal Economic Commentator – The Times (Chair); Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science; Ferdinand Mount, Writer and novelist; Adam Lent, Head, Economic and Social Affairs Department – Trades Union Congress; Ashley Taylor, Chair of Trustees – Friends Provident Foundation
Refreshments available

08.15 Crop Protection Association
The ICC : Marquee 4
Securing Britain’s Food Future
Speakers : Anne McIntosh MP, Chair – Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee; Tim Nevard, CEO of the Conservation Grade Farming Scheme – Jordan’s Head of Sustainable Business;
Refreshments available

08.15 The Health Hotel, British Society of Gastroenterology & Patient Opinion
The ICC : Health Hotel Marquee 1
New Politics, New Healthcare: Can the web help patients and clinicians transform the NHS?
Speakers : Professor Chris Hawkey, Chair – BSG Public Affairs Committee (Chair); Dr Paul Hodgkin, Chief Executive – Patient Opinion; Dr Tom Smith, Chief Executive – BSG; Anne Milton MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department of Health
Refreshments available

08.15 Volunteering England & The National Trust
The ICC : Exec Room 8
Big Society: Power to the People? The role of social action & volunteering
Speakers : Mary Riddell, Assistant Editor – The Daily Telegraph (Chair); Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society; Dr Justin Davis Smith, Chief Executive – Volunteering England; Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE, Director General – The National Trust
Breakfast from 8.15am, event starts 8.45am Refreshments Available

08.30 Action for Children
The Studio : Open Room
Making BIG Local: How to include the most neglected children and young people?
Speakers : Baroness Ritchie of Brompton, Chair, Children and Yound People Board – Local Government Association (Chair); Dame Clare Tickell, Chief Executive – Action for Children; Cllr Mike Whitby (invited), Leader – Birmingham City Council; Conservative Party Spokesperson
Refreshments available

08.30 British Retail Consortium & Food and Drink Federation
The ICC : Hall 6
Healthy And Sustainable Food: Can the right balance be struck?
Speakers : John Stevenson MP, Chair – Food and Drink Manufacturing All Party Group (Chair); Andrew Opie, Director of Food Policy – British Retail Consortium; Ross Warburton, President – Food and Drink Federation; Andrew Jarvis, Principal – GHK Consulting Ltd; James Paice MP, Minister for Agriculture and Food
Refreshments available

08.30 Social Care Institute for Excellence
The ICC : Marquee 6
Local Government & Health: Working Together
Speakers : Allan Bowman, Chair – Social Care Institute for Excellence (Chair); Other speakers tbc
Refreshments available

08.30 Vote No to AV
The ICC : Hall 5
Getting To No: Securing a No vote in the referendum on AV
Speakers : Lynton Crosby, Managing Director – Crosby l Textor; Daniel Kawczynski MP, Chairman – APPG Promoting FPTP; Other speakers tbc
Refreshments available

09.00 Demos in partnership with A4e
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) :
Tackling Britain’s Worklessness: How to get the work programme working
Speakers : Kim Catcheside, Former Education and Social Policy Correspondent for BBC Radio (Chair); Lord Freud (invited), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Minister for Welfare Reform; Tim Horton , Research Director – Fabian Society; Mark Lovell, Executive Chairman – A4e
Refreshments available Invite Only

10.00 Policy Exchange & CentreForum
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 103
The Post Bureaucratic Age: Government & the Information Age
Speakers : Charles Moore, Chairman of the Board (Chair); Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office; Julian Astle, Director – CentreForum; Neil O’Brien, Director – Policy Exchange
Refreshments available

10.15 The TaxPayers’ Alliance
The Freedom Zone, Austin Court : Kingston Theatre
Cutting Council Spending and Delivering Low Taxes
Speakers : Andrew Allum, Chairman – TaxPayers’ Alliance (Chair); Cllr Steven Greenhalgh, Leader – Hammersmith and Fulham Council; Cllr David Burbage, Leader – Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council; Cllr Edward Lister, Leader – Wandsworth Council; Bob Neill MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Communities & Local Government

10.30 Conservatives for International Travel with British Airways
Soloman Cutler (Lloyds No1) Broad Street :
Green, Quiet, Comfortable, Efficient: What are the priorities for travel in the future?
Speakers : tbc
(Cash Bar)

11.45 The TaxPayers’ Alliance
The Freedom Zone, Austin Court : Kingston Theatre
Britain’s Relationship with the EU under the Coalition
Speakers : Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive – TaxPayers’ Alliance (Chair); Dan Hannan MEP; Bill Cash MP, Stone; Dr Lee Rotherham – TaxPayers’ Alliance; Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Daventry

12.30 1994 Group of Universities supported by the University Partnerships Programme (UPP) & the National Union of Students (NUS)
Hyatt Regency : Soprano
The Future Of Higher Education: A free market for universities?
Speakers : Bernard Jenkin MP , Essex North – Chair of the Public Administration Select Committee; Aaron Porter, National President – National Union of Students (NUS); Sean O’Shea, Group CEO – University Partnerships Programme (UPP); Dale Bassett, Senior Researcher – Reform; Paul Marshall, Executive Director – 1994 Group
Refreshments available

12.30 Association of Teachers and Lecturers & National Union of Teachers
The ICC : Hall 8A
Can Assessment Measure Up?
Speakers : Tim Oates – Cambridge Assessment; Mary Bousted, General Secretary – Association of Teachers and Lecturers; Christine Blower, General Secretary – National Union of Teachers
Refreshments available

12.30 CWO & University of Birmingham
The ICC : Marquee 4
Aid & UK Security: What’s the relationship?
Speakers : Professor David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor – University of Birmingham (Chair); Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development; Senior Party Spokesperson; Professor Paul Jackson, Head of School of Government & Society – University of Birmingham; Dr Basia Spalek, Reader in Communities & Justice – University of Birmingham
Refreshments available

12.30 Cancer Research UK with the Royal College of GPs
Bank Restaurant (Brindleyplace) : Private room
Time Is Of The Essence: Diagnosing cancer earlier
Speakers : Julia Manning, Chief Executive – 2020health.org (Chair); Harpal Kumar, Chief Executive – Cancer Research UK; Dr Clare Gerada, Vice-Chair of Council – Royal College of GPs
Space is limited Refreshments available Invite ONly

12.30 Conservatives in the European Parliament (ECR Group)
The ICC : Hall 9
The New Global Challenges And The Part The EU Must Play In Meeting Them
Speakers : tbc
Refreshments available

12.30 Defence Matters & Dods
The ICC : Dods Marquee 3
Defence Review 2010: Afghanistan and beyond
Speakers : David Robertson – The Times (Chair); Conservative Defence Minister (invited); Laura Sandys MP, South Thanet; Nick Witney, Senior Policy Fellow – European Council on Foreign Relations; Ian King, CEO – BAE Systems
Refreshments available

12.30 Demos in partnership with 4Children
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : Room tbc
Familiar Divides: Can policy shape families?
Speakers : Julia Margo, Acting Director – Demos (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Katherine Rake, Chief Executive – Family and Parenting Institute; Camilla Cavendish, Columnist – The Times; Anne Longfield, Chief Executive – 4Children
Refreshments available

12.30 First Defence sponsored by EADS
The ICC : Hall 11A
The Challenges Ahead For Defence
Speakers : Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for Defence

12.30 Green Alliance
Malmaison (Mailbox) : Mal Four
The Big Green Society?
Speakers : Greg Barker MP, Minister for Energy and Climate Change; Tony Hawkhead, Chief Executive – Groundwork; Paul Kelly, External Affairs and Corporate Responsibility Director – Asda; Matthew Spencer, Director – Green Alliance; Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park – Conservative Party
Refreshments available

12.30 Hansard Society & Institute for Government
The ICC : Marquee 6
Jack Of All Trades: How can MPs fulfil all their roles?
Speakers : Peter Riddell, Chair – Hansard Society (Chair); Nick Boles MP, Grantham and Stamford; Stephen Dorrell MP, Charnwood; Iain Dale – Total Politics
Refreshments available

12.30 Kurdistan Regional Government
The ICC : Symphony Hall Foyer Level 5A
Is British Business Being Left Behind In Kurdistan And Iraq?
Speakers : Tony Baldry MP – Conservative Friends of Iraq (Chair); Alistair Burt MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Nadhim Zahawi MP, Vice Chair – All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq; Tim Montgomerie, Founder & Editor – ConservativeHome; Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman and Michael Thomas – Kurdistan Regional Government High Representative; Middle East Association & Arab British Chamber of Commerce
Refreshments available

12.30 Motor Sports Association
The ICC : Hall 11B
How Motor Sports Can Bring Benefit To Local Communities
Speakers : Steve Rider, TV Presenter (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Colin Hilton, Chief Executive – Motor Sports Association; Richard Phillips, Managing Director – Silverstone Circuits Ltd; Vicki Butler-Henderson, TV personality and racing driver
Refreshments available

12.30 Northumbrian Water & Association of North East Councils
Novotel Birmingham Centre : Wedgewood Suite
Working Together: The North East commitment to economic recovery
Speakers : Martin Callanan MEP, North East Region (Chair); Lord Michael Bates – Conservative Party; Councillor Ken Lupton, Vice Chair – Association of North East Councils; John Mowbray, Director of Corporate Affairs – Northumbrian Water
Refreshments available

12.30 Nuclear Industry Association
The ICC : Hall 10B
Nuclear Decommissioning: The skills, the bills and the opportunities
Speakers : tbc
Refreshments available

12.30 ResPublica & Core Cities
The ICC : ResPublica Marquee 5
Driving Recovery: A new partnership between core cities and government
Speakers : Andrew Bounds, North of England Correspondent – Financial Times (Chair); Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister for Communities & Local Government; Chris Murray, Director – Core Cities; Cllr Mike Whitby – Birmingham City Council; Phillip Blond, Director – ResPublica
Refreshments available

12.30 Royal Society of Arts
The ICC : Hall 5
Hidden Wealth: Finding the big society in a deprived community
Speakers : Polly Toynbee, Columnist – Guardian (Chair); Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General; Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive – Royal Society of Arts; Ben Page, Chief Executive – Ipsos Mori; Dr David Halpern, Director of Research – Institute for Government; Representative – The Social Investment Business
Refreshments available

12.30 Save the Children
Hyatt Regency : Dolce
Afghanistan, Pakistan: How do we win the peace?
Speakers : Rageh Omaar, Journalist (Chair); Prof. Paul Collier; David Mepham, Director of Policy – Save the Children UK; Henry Bellingham MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State – Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Rory Stewart MP
Refreshments available

12.30 Spear’s
Hyatt Regency : Club Lounge
How To Keep London The Financial Capital Of The World
Speakers : Crispin Odey, Founder – Odey Asset Management
Refreshments available

12.30 The Bow Group & The European Azerbaijan Society
The ICC : Hall 10a
Energy Security: The Role of the Caspian Basin
Speakers : Senior Party Spokesperson; Christopher Pincher, Member – Energy Select Committee; Mark Field MP, Chairman – All Party Parliamentary Group on Azerbaijan; Tony Lodge, Chairman – Bow Group Policy Committee on Energy; Fakhraddin Gurbanov, Ambassador – Azerbaijan Embassy
Refreshments available

12.30 The Family Room
Hyatt Regency : Drawing Room
Life After Marriage: How can we do our best for children when families split up?
Speakers : Anastasia de Waal, Deputy Director – Civitas (Chair); Tim Loughton MP (invited), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Department for Education; Fiona Weir, Chief Executive – Gingerbread; Jeremy Todd, Chief Executive – Parentline Plus
Refreshments available

12.30 The Foreign Policy Centre, BBC World Service Trust & ActionAid UK
The ICC : Executive Room 8
Aid: Help or hindrance? Can aid help poor people hold their leaders to account?
Speakers : Jon Snow, Presenter – Channel 4 News (Chair); Stephen O’Brien MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Department for International Development; Alison Evans, Director – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Caroline Nursey, Executive Director – BBC World Service Trust; Belinda Calaguas, Director of Policy and Campaigns – ActionAid UK
Refreshments available

12.30 Tory Green Initiative
The ICC : Media Suite B
Renewable Energy
Speakers : tbc
Refreshments available

12.30 Transport Hub – AOA
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 113, 115, 117
A Future For Aviation?
Speakers : Ed Anderson, Chairman – Airport Operators Association
Refreshments available

12.30 WWF-UK, NEA, CHPA, UKBCSE, PRASEG, Climate Clinic, Micropower Council & Calor
Climate Clinic @ Baskerville House (Centenary Sq) :
Homes Fit For The future?
Speakers : Juliette Jowit , Environment Editor – The Guardian (Chair); Kevin McCloud – Designer and Great British Refurb Campaign; Greg Barker MP (invited), Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change; Jenny Saunders, Chief Executive – National Energy Action; Paul Blacklock, Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs – Calor Gas Ltd
Refreshments available

12.30 ippr in partnership with E.ON
The ICC : Exec Room 1
The Economic Climate: How can the UK maximise investment, innovation and jobs in the low-carbon transition?
Speakers : Ben Webster, Environment Correspondent – The Times (Chair); Senior Party Spokesperson; Phil Gilbert, Head of Innovation – E.ON; Matthew Lockwood, Head of Energy and Climate Policy – ippr
Refreshments available

12.30 pteg & Conservative Transport Group (CTG)
The ICC : Hall 7
Tough Times Means Big Decisions On Transport In The Cities: Are we getting the balance right on the spending priorities? Do cities need to raise more transport funding themselves?
Speakers : (tbc) (Chair); Philip Hammond MP (invited), Secretary of State for Transport; Stuart Andrew MP, Pudsey; Neil Scales, Chair – pteg; Simon Moppett, Chairman – Conservative Transport Gr
oup
Refreshments available

12.45 Centre for Social Justice
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City (Holliday Street) : Vista
Dynamic Benefits: Why and how does it work?
Speakers : Gavin Poole, Executive Director – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Dr Stephen Brien, Dynamics Benefits Working Group Chairman – Centre for Social Justice; Greg Walker, CEO – CREATE UK Ltd; Fraser Nelson (invited), Editor – The Spectator
Refreshments available

12.45 Centre for Social Justice
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : M2
Addiction: What does a recovery oriented society look like?
Speakers : Christian Guy, Senior Policy Specialist – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); David Burrowes MP, Enfield Southgate; Noreen Oliver MBE, Founder & Chief Executive – BAC O’Connor
Refreshments available

12.45 Centre for Social Justice
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : M3
Criminal Justice: Restoring rehabilitation
Speakers : Jonathan Aitken, Prison Reform Working Group Chairman – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Crispin Blunt MP, Minister for Prisons and Probation; Paul Cowley, Director – Caring for Ex-Offenders
Refreshments available

12.45 Centre for Social Justice
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : M3
More Bang For Your Buck: Spending public finances wisely. Social Return on investment.
Speakers : Gavin Poole, Executive Director – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Dr Stephen Brien, Social Return on Investment Working Group Chairman – Centre for Social Justice; Campbell Robb, Chief Executive – Shelter (Sponsor)
Refreshments available

12.45 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Association of British Orchestras, in partnership with Barclays Wealth
CBSO Centre (Berkley Street) : Main Auditorium
For Goodness Sake: In an age of ‘progressive austerity’, can private philanthropy replace public subsidy for the Arts?
Speakers : Stephen Maddock, Chief Executive – City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Chair); Colin Tweedy, Chief Executive – Arts & Business; Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
Refreshments available

12.45 Stonewall
Novotel Birmingham Centre : Priestly / Darwin Suite
What The Coalition Government Means For LGB Equality
Speakers : Matthew Sephton, Chair – LGBTory (Chair); Nick Herbert MP, Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice; Margot James MP, Stourbridge; Matthew Parris, Journalist; Ben Summerskill, Chief Executive
Refreshments including wine.

12.45 The Enterprise Forum & EEF, The Manufacturers’ Organisation
Copthorne Hotel (Paradise Pl) : Jubilee Suite
Size Matters: Does the UK need more, larger, manufacturing companies?
Speakers : Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science ; Larry Elliott (tbc) – The Telegraph ; Steve Radley, Chief Economist & Director of Policy – EEF, The Manufacturers’ Organisation
Refreshments available

12.45 The Health Hotel, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Royal College of General Practitioners & The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
The ICC : Health Hotel Marquee 2
Better Outcomes For Patients: NHS dragons in the den
Speakers : Denis Campbell – The Guardian/ The Observer (Chair); Simon Burns MP, Minister for Health
Refreshments available

12.45 The Health Hotel, General Medical Council, Nursing & Midwifery Council, The Patients Association & The Royal College of Surgeons of England
The ICC : Health Hotel Marquee 1
Preventing Another Mid-Staffs: Debating the essential steps to secure patient safety in the NHS
Speakers : John Black, President – The Royal College of Surgeons of England; Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP, Secretary of State for Health; Professor Tony Hazell, Chair – Nursing and Midwifery Council; Dr Phil Hammond, Chair – The Patients Association; Roswyn Hakesley-Brown – The Patients Association
Niall Dickson, Chief Executive – General Medical Council Refreshments Available

12.45 The Telegraph
The ICC : Hall 1
Conference Keynote: Rt. Hon. William Hague, MP in Conversation with Peter Oborne
Speakers :
Refreshments available

13.00 Centre for Policy Studies & TSL Education
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 105, 106
From Factory Schools To Free Schools
Speakers : Kim Catcheside, Former Education Correspondent – BBC (Chair); Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (invited), Secretary of State for Education; Louise Rogers, Chief Executive – TSL Education; Anthony Seldon, Master – Wellington College; Harriet Sergeant, Research Fellow – Centre for Policy Studies
Refreshments available

13.00 ConservativeHome
The Freedom Zone – Austin Court : Kingston Theatre
An Analysis Of The Conservatives’ General Election Performance
Speakers : Fraser Nelson – The Spectator (Chair); Lord Ashcroft, Vice Chairman – Conservative Party; Tim Montgomerie – ConservativeHome; James Forsyth – The Spectator; Iain Martin – Wall Street Journal
Tickets for this event must be reserved via conservativehome@mac.com

13.00 New Statesman & Medical Aid for Palestinians
Copthorne Hotel (Paradise Pl) : Cullinan Suite
Gaza Life Support: Is aid a failure of politics?
Speakers : Mehdi Hasan – New Statesman (Chair); Rt Hon Alan Duncan MP, Minister for International Development; Lord Patten of Barnes CH PC, President – Medical Aid for Palestinians
Refreshments available

13.00 Politeia
Birmingham & Midland Institute (Margaret Street) : John Lee Lecture Theatre
Any Questions?
Speakers : Lord Strathclyde, Leader of the House of Lords (Chair); Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister of State – Cabinet Office
Refreshments available

13.00 Social Market Foundation, The Go-Ahead Group & New Transit
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : Meeting room
Being Green When We’re In The Red: Transport in the austerity age
Speakers : David Furness, Head of Strategic Development – Social Market Foundation (Chair); Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP (invited), Secretary of State for Transport; Claire Haigh, Campaign Director – Greener Journeys; Professor Stephen Glaister (tbc), Director – RAC Foundation; Keith Ludeman, Group Chief Executive – The Go-Ahead Group
Refreshments available

13.00 The Smith Institute, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd & Asthma UK
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 104
Can Health Cuts Be Good For You?
Speakers : Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP (invited), Secretary of State for Health; Sophia Christie, Chief Executive – NHS Birmingham East & North; Dr Tim Cave, Medical Director – Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd; Neil Churchill, Chief Executive – Asthma UK
Refreshments available

14.30 Conservatives for International Travel with Airport Operators Association
Soloman Cutler (Lloyds No1), Broad Street :
A 20 Year Vision: What should be the state of Britain’s transport infrastructure by 2030?
Speakers : tbc
(Cash Bar)

15.15 Big Brother Watch
The Freedom Zone, Austin Court : Kingston Theatre
Civil Liberties Under The Coalition
Speakers : Alex Deane, Director – Big Brother Watch (Chair); Rt Hon David Davis MP, Haltemprice and Howden; Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive – TaxPayers’ Alliance

16.30 The TaxPayers’ Alliance
The Freedom Zone, Austin Court : Kingston Theatre
Taxpayer Funded Radicalisation
Speakers : Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive – TaxPayers’ Alliance (Chair); Douglas Murray, Director – Centre for Social Cohesion; Matthew Sinclair, Research Director – TaxPayers’ Alliance; Raheem Kassam, Manager, Campaign Against Hate Education – TaxPayers’ Alliance; Paul Goodman, Former Member of Parliament and Contributing Editor to ConservativeHome

17.00 Birmingham Science Park Aston
Nuvo (Brindleyplace) :
Science Parks Without Walls: Using digital connectivity to spark innovation-led growth and regeneration
Speakers : Cllr Mike Whitby, Leader – Birmingham City Council (Chair); Dr David J Hardman MBE, Managing Director – Birmingham Science Park Aston; Ralph Varcoe, Head of Strategy & Marketing, Europe – Tata Communications; Spokesperson – Cisco Systems
Refreshments available

17.15 Conservative Middle East Council and the Council for Arab-British Understanding
The ICC : Hall 8
Britain And The Middle East: A 21st century relationship
Speakers : The Baroness Morris of Bolton, Chairman – Conservative Middle East Council (Chair); Further speakers to be confirmed
Refreshments available

17.15 ResPublica, Business for New Europe & Aviva
The ICC : ResPublica Marquee 5
Europe: Changing the terms of debate
Speakers : James Crabtree, Comment Editor – The Financial Times (Chair); Rt Hon David Davis MP, Haltemprice and Howden; Roland Rudd, Chairman – Business for New Europe; Phillip Blond, Director – ResPublica
Refreshments available

17.30 CWO, Marina Yannakoudakis MEP (ECR Group), Sustainable Enterprise Strategies & Conservative Co-op Movement
The ICC : Marquee 4
Women In Small Enterprise Reception
Speakers : Mark Prisk MP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills; Marina Yannakoudakis MEP – European Conservatives & Reformists Group; Carole Stone – YouGovStone; Linda Rutter – Sustainable Enterprise Strategies; Loanna Morrison – Conservative Co-op Movement
(Free Refreshments)

17.30 Carers UK, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and The King’s Fund
Hyatt Regency : Concerto
Care: Who pays?
Speakers : Sam Lister, Health Editor – The Times (Chair); Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP (invited), Secretary of State for Health; Imelda Redmond CBE, Chief Executive – Carers UK; Julia Unwin CBE, Chief Executive – Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow – Social Care – The King’s Fund
Refreshments available

17.30 Conservative Education Society with unionlearn & City & Guilds
The ICC : Exec Room 1
Cinderella Shall Go To The Ball: The importance of adult education and lifelong learning to economic growth and a learning society
Speakers : John Hayes MP, Minister for Business, Innovation & Skills; Frances O’Grady, Deputy General Secretary – TUC
Refreshments available

17.30 Conservative Friends of Israel
The ICC : Hall 9
CFI Annual Conference Delegates Reception 2010
Speakers : Alistair Burt MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Foreign & Commonwealth Office; H.E. Ambassador Ron Prosor, Embassy of Israel to the UK
Refreshments available

17.30 Demos in partnership with Dr Foster Intelligence
The ICC : Hall 6B
More For Less: Can healthcare reform save money and lives?
Speakers : Kitty Ussher, Chief Economist – Demos (Chair); Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP (invited), Secretary of State for Health; Richard Horton, Editor in chief – The Lancet; Roger Taylor, Director of Political Affairs – Dr Foster Intelligence
Refreshments available

17.30 Places for People
Hyatt Regency : Andante
How Will We Pay For Tomorrow’s Homes?
Speakers : Grant Shapps MP (invited), Minister for Housing; Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh, Leader – London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham; David Cowans, Group Chief Executive – Places for People
Refreshments available

17.45 ATL, NASUWT & NUT
The ICC : Hall 10B
England’s Schools: A free for all?
Speakers : Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (invited), Secretary of State for Education; Chris Lines, President – NASUWT; Andy Brown, President – ATL; Fiona Millar, Writer and Journalist; Professor Becky Francis – RSA
Refreshments available

17.45 All Party Parliamentary Water Group
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 114
Facing The Future: Innovation, affordability and change
Speakers : Anne McIntosh MP, Chair – EFRA Select Committee (Chair); Richard Benyon MP, Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries; Pamela Taylor, Chief Executive – Water UK; Richard Flint, Chief Executive – Yorkshire Water; Peter Simpson, Managing Director – Anglian Water
Refreshments available

17.45 Centre for Social Justice
City Inn (Brindleyplace) : M2
Youth Justice: Prevention, Prevention, Prevention
Speakers : Christian Guy, Senior Policy Specialist – Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Senior Party Spokesperson; Ali Crossley, Senior Researcher – Centre for Social Justice; Joe Russo, CEO – Enthusiasm Trust
Refreshments available

17.45 Institute of Economic Affairs & Adam Smith Institute
Hyatt Regency : Allegro
Pragmatism, Principle And Power: What will the coalition mean for Conservative politics?
Speakers : Iain Dale, Blogger and Publisher – Total Politics (Chair); Douglas Carswell MP, Clacton; Daniel Hannan MEP; Philip Booth, Editorial Director – Institute of Economic Affairs; Madsen Pirie, President – Adam Smith Institute
Refreshments available

17.45 Social Market Foundation & Citi/Career Academies UK
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : Meeting room
Making Social Mobility Happen
Speakers : David Furness, Head of Strategic Development – Social Market Foundation (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Alan Milburn (tbc), Author; James McCreary, Chief Executive – Career Academies UK; A Senior Representative from Citi
Refreshments available

17.45 The Foreign Policy Centre, Coca-Cola Great Britain, Enterprises & Standard Chartered
The ICC : Hall 6A
From Poverty to Prosperity: Can big business really do good in poor countries?
Speakers : Martin Kettle, Associate Editor – The Guardian (Chair); Stephen O’Brien MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department for International Development; Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive – Save the Children UK; Euan Wilmshurst, Manager, International Government Relations – The Coca-Cola Company; Dan Mobley, Group Head, Government Relations – Standard Chartered
Refreshments available

17.45 The Health Hotel, Alzheimer’s Society, Eye Health Alliance & RNID
The ICC : Health Hotel Marquee 1
Getting In Early: Transforming care through early diagnosis and intervention
Speakers : Rosie Boycott, Ambassador – Alzheimer’s Society (Chair); Julia Manning, Chief Executive – Health 2020.org; Professor Steve Field, Chairman – Royal College of General Practitioners; Leighton Jones, Person with hearing loss
Refreshments available

17.45 The Health Hotel, Help the Hospices, MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association) & Parkinson’s UK
The ICC : Health Hotel Marquee 2
Smarter Spending for Better Care
Speakers : David Brindle, Public Services Editor – The Guardian (Chair); Dr Kirstine Knox, Chief Executive – MND Association; Anne Milton MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department of Health
Refreshments available

17.45 The National Autistic Society, The MS Society & Mencap
The ICC : Marquee 6
Face The ‘FACS’: A fresh start for social care
Speakers :
Senior Conservative Spokespersons invited, Social care professionals, MPs, Councillors & various service users will be in attendence. Excellent refreshments and food available

17.45 Tobacco Retailers Alliance
The ICC : Media Suite B
Tackling Tobacco Smuggling Together
Speakers : Representative – LGA (Chair); Christopher Ogden, Chief Executive – Tobacco Manufacturers Association; Senior Party Spokesperson
Refreshments available

17.45 Transport Hub – ABTA / Flying Matters
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 113, 115, 117
Are The Conservatives Now Anti-Flying?
Speakers : Patrick Hennessy, Political Editor – Sunday Telegraph (Chair)
Refreshments available

18.00 Birmingham City Centre Partnership
The Mailbox : Marketing Suite, Level 5
What Role Can Business Improvement Districts Play in Helping to Prepare for the Upturn?
Speakers : Representative – Association of Town Centre Management; Alan Chatham, Chairman – Retail Birmingham; Gary Cardin, Chairman – Colmore Business District; Jacquie Reilly, Director – National BIDs Advisory Service
Champagne and canapes

18.00 CLES and GMITA
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 108
Financing Local Transport
Speakers : Neil McInroy, Chief Executive – Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) (Chair); Cllr Ian MacDonald, Chair – Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority (GMITA)
Refreshments available

18.00 Greener Journeys, LowCVP, Transport Times and Climate Clinic
Climate Clinic @ Baskerville House (Centenary Sq) :
Low Cost & Low Carbon: Delivering sustainable transport in an age of austerity
Speakers : Professor David Begg, Executive Director – Transport Times (Chair); Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP (invited), Secretary of State for Transport; Sir Moir Lockhead, CEO – FirstGroup; Edmund King, President – Automobile Association; Doug Parr, Chief Scientist – Greenpeace UK
Refreshments available

18.00 The Smith Institute & ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 104
Bankrupt Britain: Can we break the cycle of boom and bust in public finance?
Speakers : tbc
Invite only

18.15 The Government of Bermuda
Ikon Gallery (Oozells Sq) : First Floor Galleries
Cocktail Reception
Speakers : Kimberley Durrant, Director of London Office & UK Representative – The Government of Bermuda (Chair)
Refreshments available

18.30 All Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure
Bank Restaurant (Brindleyplace) : PDR 6
Infrastructure for Growth
Speakers : tbc
Refreshments available

18.30 Politeia
Birmingham & Midland Institute (Margaret Street) : Dickens Room
Public Services v Economic Stringency
Speakers : Dr Sheila Lawlor, Director – Politeia (Chair); Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science; Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP (invited), Secretary of State for Transport
Refreshments available

18.30 ResPublica & UNICEF-UK
The ICC : ResPublica Marquee 5
How Can the Big Society Help End Child Poverty?
Speakers : Phillip Blond, Director – ResPublica; Conservative Senior Spokesperson (tbc); David Bull, CEO – UNICEF-UK; David Powell – Dorset Local Authority
Refreshments available

19.30 Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists
Hyatt Regency : Allegro
A Conservative Policy For Europe
Speakers : Jan Zahradil MEP – Civic Democratic Party, Czech Republic; Adam Bielan MEP – Law & Justice Party, Poland; Daniel Hannan MEP – Conservative Party UK
Refreshments available

19.30 Anchor, Counsel and Care & Partnership
The ICC : Hall 8A
Paying For Care: New solutions for old age
Speakers : Rosemary Bennett, Social Affairs Correspondent – The Times (Chair); Jane Ashcroft, Chief Executive – Anchor; Chris Horlick, Managing Director of Care – Partnership
Refreshments available

19.30 Anglian Water
The ICC : Hall 1 Foyer Level 4
Eastern Region Reception
Speakers : Peter Simpson, Managing Director – Anglian Water (Chair); Sir Graham Bright, President – East of England Conservatives
Refreshments available

19.30 BOND joint event, including Christian Aid, Amnesty International, Oxfam GB, Tearfund, World Vision & Actionaid
The ICC : Hall 6
Tough Questions For International Development
Speakers : Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development; Alison Evans, Director – Overseas Development Institute; Tim Montgomerie – Conservative Home
Refreshments available

19.30 Bible Society with the Conservative Christian Fellowship
The ICC : Hall 9
Christianity And The Conservative Party: A match made in heaven?
Speakers : Fiona Bruce MP (Chair); Dr Jonathan Chaplin, Director – Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics; Joshua Hordern, Author, ‘One Nation – Two Cities: Christianity and the Conservative Party’; Elizabeth Berridge, Executive Director – Conservative Christian Fellowship; Dr Dave Landrum – Bible Society
Refreshments available

19.30 Bombardier Transportation, Guide Dogs & Dods
The ICC : Dods Marquee 3
Dods Transport Dialogue Fringe
Speakers : Sue Sharp, Head of Public Policy – Guide Dogs; Colin S Walton, UK Chairman – Bombardier Transportation
Refreshments available

19.30 British Humanist Association & Conservative Humanist Association
Hyatt Regency : Scherzo
Multiculturalism
Speakers : Rumy Hasan, Author – ‘Multiculturalism: Some Inconvenient Truths’; Parvin Ali, Founder – Fatima Women’s Network; Andrew Copson, Chief Executive – BHA
Refreshments available

19.30 British Humanist Association (BHA)
Hyatt Regency : Scherzo
BHA & Conservative Humanist Association Reception
Speakers : Andrew Copson, Chief Executive – British Humanist Association; Other VIP Guests tbc;
Refreshments available

19.30 Climate Clinic
The ICC : Marquee 4
An ‘in conversation’ interview with a Senior Conservative Spokesperson
Speakers : Ian Katz (tbc) – The Guardian (Chair); Senior Conservative Party Spokesperson
Refreshments available

19.30 Conservative Arab Network
The ICC : Castle Fine Arts Gallery
CAN Conference Reception
Speakers : Daniel Kawczynski MP, Shrewsbury & Atcham; Dr Wafik Moustafa, Chairman – Conservative Arab Network
Refreshments available

19.30 NESTA
Austin Court (Cambridge Street) : Telford Room
Mass Localism: From the margins to the mainstream
Speakers : Jonathan Kestenbaum, Chief Executive – NESTA (Chair); Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister for Communities & Local Government
Refreshments available

19.30 National Union of Teachers
Hyatt Regency : Sonata
NUT Fish & Chips Supper Reception
Speakers :
Numbers limited. Collect your invitation from NUT stand number 97 in Hall 3, The ICC. Music provided by Music for Youth Invite Only

19.30 Social Market Foundation & B&CE Benefits
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : Meeting room
Pension Reform After The Crisis: Is there still consensus?
Speakers : James Lloyd, Senior Researcher – Social Market Foundation (Chair); Oliver Heald MP (invited), Member of Work and Pension Select Committee; Niki Cleal (tbc), Director – Pensions Policy Institute; Paul Lewis (tbc), Journalist – BBC Money Box; John Jory, Director – B&CE Insurance Ltd
Refreshments available

19.30 The Co-operative Group
The ICC : Exec Room 1
Delivering The Big Society: A co-operative solution?
Speakers : Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society; Moira Lees, Group Secretary – The Co-operative Group; Dame Margaret Eaton, Chairman – Local Government Group
Refreshments available

19.30 The Enterprise Forum & UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy
The ICC : Marquee 6
Governing Energy: What next?
Speakers : Senior Party Spokesperson; Other speakers tbc
Refreshments available

19.30 The Royal Society and The 1994 group
The ICC : Hall 8B
The Scientific Century: Can research secure our future prosperity?
Speakers : Sir Martin Taylor, Chair, The Scientific Century – The Royal Society (Chair); Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science; Professor Paul Wellings, Chair of the 1994 group and Vice-Chancellor, Lancaster University; Professor Brian Cox, Royal Society University Research Fellow – Chair in Particle Physics, University of Manchester; , A Senior Representative from the British Academy
Refreshments available

19.30 The Smith Institute & Accord
The ICC : Media Suite A
A Better Way To Behave: How do we get back to ethical retail banking?
Speakers : Conservative Party Spokesperson; Phillip Blond, Director – ResPublica; Martin Wolf (tbc), Chief Economics Commentator – Financial Times; Ged Nichols, General Secretary – Accord
Refreshments available

19.30 Transport Hub
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 113, 115, 117
Transport Hub Question Time
Speakers : tbc
Refreshments available

19.45 Chemical Industries Association
Hyatt Regency : Concerto
Science Education: The next deficit. Reception
Speakers : Esther McVey MP (Chair); Senior Party Spokesperson; Steve Elliott, Chief Executive – Chemical Industries Association
Refreshments available

20.30 ResPublica & The Social Investment Business
The ICC : ResPublica Marquee 5
Reinventing Investment And Commissioning: Launch of a ResPublica & Social Investment Business Report
Speakers : Asheem Singh, Deputy Director – ResPublica (Chair); Conservative Senior Spokesperson (tbc); Phillip Blond, Director – ResPublica; Jonathan Lewis, CEO – The Social Investment Business
Refreshments available

21.30 Local Government Group (sponsored by the Mersey Gateway project)
The ICC : Hall 8B
The Local Government Reception
Speakers : Cllr David Shakespeare OBE, Leader – LGA Conservative Group
Refreshments available

21.30 National Landlords Association
Hyatt Regency : Dolce
The Future Of Private Rented Housing
Speakers : Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (invited), Minister for Housing
Refreshments available
Wednesday 6 October

07.45 Conservative Christian Fellowship with CAFOD & Tearfund
Birmingham Christian Centre :
The Big Society: Measuring what matters in development. Prayer Breakfast.
Speakers : Jeremy Lefroy MP, International Development Select Committee (Chair); Lord Wei (invited) – Big Society
The breakfast is free of charge and starts at 7.45 for 08.00, finishing at 09.00 prompt.

08.00 League Against Cruel Sports
The ICC : Exec Room 1
Conservatives Against Fox Hunting: Breakfast Briefing
Speakers : Chris Platt, Chair – Conservatives Against Fox Hunting (Chair); Douglas Batchelor, Chief Executive – League Against Cruel Sports; Dominic Raab MP, Esher and Walton
Refreshments available

08.00 ResPublica & Carnegie UK Trust
The ICC : ResPublica Marquee 5
Growing A Civil Economy Through Civil Society
Speakers : Phillip Blond, Director – ResPublica; Geoff Mulgan, Director – The Young Foundation; Neil Sherlock, Partner – KPMG; Conservative Senior Spokesperson (tbc)
Refreshments available

08.00 Social Market Foundation and G4S
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : Meeting room
Reducing Re-offending: What are the options?
Speakers : Ian Mulheirn, Director – Social Market Foundation (Chair); Senior Party Spokesperson; Paul McDowell, Chief Executive – NACRO; Emily Bolton (tbc), Associate Director – Social Finance; Jerry Petherick, Managing Director, Offender Management – G4S
Refreshments available

08.00 The Government of Bermuda
The ICC : Hall 6A
Optimising Status As An Overseas Territory: Bermuda
Speakers : Kimberley Durrant, Director of London Office & UK Representative – The Government of Bermuda (Chair)
Refreshments available

08.30 Eaves
The ICC : Exec Room 8
From Belle de Jour To Bradford: Tackling the financial and life costs of trafficking and prostitution
Speakers : Denise Marshall, Chief Executive – Eaves; Anna van Heeswijk, Campaigns Coordinator – Object
Refreshments available

08.30 International Institute for Environment & Development (IIED)
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : Room tbc
International Development: “Trickle down” doesn’t work; supporting local people and their organisations is most effective
Speakers : Chair and speakers tbc
Refreshments available

08.30 National Federation of Builders & Dods
The ICC : Dods Marquee 3
The Role Of Construction In Rebuilding The Economy: The impact of coalition policy
Speakers : Nick Edwards, Editor – Construction News (Chair); Julia Evans, Chief Executive – National Federation of Builders
Refreshments available

08.30 Reform & PricewaterhouseCoopers
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : 114
Capable Communities: More giving, less taking
Speakers : Dame Julie Mellor, Partner – PricewaterhouseCoopers; Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government; Andrew Haldenby, Director – Reform
Refreshments Available Invite only

08.30 The Smith Institute & PIRC (Pensions Investment Research Consultants)
The ICC : Hall 10A
Who Runs UK Plc: Why we need to reform corporate governance
Speakers : Conservative Party Spokesperson; Alan MacDougall, Managing Director – PIRC Limited; Marc Jobling (tbc), Assistant Director for Investment – Association of British Insurers
Refreshments available

10.30 Transition to Adulthood Alliance
The ICC : Youth Zone – Exec Room 2
Better For Less: Robust community alternatives to custody for young people
Speakers : Sara Llewellin, Chief Executive – Barrow Cadbury Trust (Chair); Joyce Moseley, Chief Executive – Catch22; Jane Slowey, Chief Executive – The Foyer Federation
Refreshments available

12.30 2020 Public Services Trust and NHBC
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : (tbc)
Social Business
Speakers : Ben Lucas, Director – 2020PST (Chair); Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society; Jesse Norman MP, Hereford and South Herefordshire; Imtiaz Farookhi, Chief Executive – NHBC; Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive – Turning Point
Refreshments available

12.30 Charities Aid Foundation & Community Foundation Network
The ICC : Marquee 6
Who Pays For The Big Society?
Speakers : Dr John Low, Chief Executive – Charities Aid Foundation (Chair); Conservative Senior Spokesperson (tbc); Matthew Bowcock, Chair – Community Foundation Network; Asheem Singh, Deputy Director – ResPublica; David Hutchison, Chief Executive – Social Finance
Refreshments available

12.30 Demos in partnership with ACEVO & CDG
The ICC : Hall 11B
Public Service Reform In An Age Of Cuts: Where next?
Speakers : Kitty Ussher, Chief Economist – Demos (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperon; Dr Peter Kyle, Deputy CEO – ACEVO; Roy O’Shaughnessy, Chief Executive – CDG
Refreshments available

12.30 Local Government Leadership with Westminster City Council
The ICC : Hall 10A
Local Society: Building living cities
Speakers : Cllr David Parsons CBE, Leader – Leicestershire County Council (Chair); Cllr Colin Barrow CBE, Leader – Westminster City Council
Refreshments available

12.30 Neurological Commissioning Support
Hyatt Regency : Soprano
The 8 Million Forgotten: Neurological services under the spotlight
Speakers : tbc

12.30 Oxfam
The ICC : Media Suite B
Struggling With The System: How should benefits combat poverty?
Speakers : tbc
Participants at this cabaret event will include people experiencing poverty in the UK

12.30 Play England
The ICC : Marquee 4
Building Communities For Play: Training on how to ensure that playable spaces for children and families are at the heart of the big society.
Speakers : Adrian Voce, Director – Play England (Chair)
Refreshments available

12.30 Police Federation of England and Wales, Police Superintendents’ Association & Association of Chief Police Officers
Hyatt Regency : Andante
The Policing Fringe
Speakers : Nick Herbert MP, Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice; Sir Hugh Orde, President – Association of Chief Police Officers; Paul McKeever, Chairman – Police Federation of England and Wales; Derek Barnett, President – Police Superintendents’ Association
Refreshments available

12.30 ResPublica & Accord Housing Association
The ICC : ResPublica Marquee 5
After Social Housing: The future for social housing landlords
Speakers : Phillip Blond, Director – ResPublica; Conservative Senior Spokesperson (tbc); Chris Handy, Chief Executive – Accord Housing Group; David Orr, Chief Executive – National Housing Federation
Refreshments available

12.30 Royal Town Planning Institute
Jurys Inn (Broad Street) : Room tbc
Giving People A Voice In Planning
Speakers : Richard Summers, Senior Vice President – Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) (Chair); Bob Neill MP, Local Government and Planning Minister; Dame Margaret Eaton (tbc), Chair – Local Government Association; Cllr Michael Chater, Chairman – National Association of Local Councils; Sue Manns, National Unit – Planning Aid
Refreshments available

12.30 Social Market Foundation & Childcare Voucher Providers
The ICC : Exec Room 7
Caring Costs: Children, families, employment and the welfare system
Speakers : Ian Mulheirn, Director – Social Market Foundation (Chair); Senior Party Spokesperson; Sarah Jackson OBE (tbc), Chief Executive – Working Families; Anne Atkins (tbc), Journalist – The Daily Telegraph; A Representative from Childcare Vouchers Provider
Refreshments available

12.30 The Anne Frank Trust UK
The ICC : Hall 8B
What Kind Of Country Do You Want?
Speakers : Martina Milburn, Chief Executive – The Prince’s Trust; Dr Theo Gavrieledes, Director – Independent Academic Research Studies; Arfan Haque, Consumer Law Specialist
Refreshments available

12.30 Working Links & Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion
The ICC : Hall 8A
Guilty As Charged: Tackling employer discrimination towards ex-offenders
Speakers : Dave Simmonds OBE, Chief Executive – Inclusion (Chair); Breege Burke, Chief Executive Officer – Working Links; Debbie Ryan, Director of Market Development – Working Links
Refreshments available

13.00 The Smith Institute, Resolution Foundation & The Centre for Social Justice
The ICC : Hall 7B
Fair Pay: Can we afford it?
Speakers : (tbc) – The Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Conservative Party Spokesperson; Will Hutton (tbc), Chair – Public Sector Fair Pay Review; Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy – British Chambers of Commerce; Clive Cowdery, Chairman – Resolution Foundation
Refreshments available

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