Conservative Fringe Events The Conservative Party are back in Manchester from Sunday 29 September to Wednesday 2 October 2019! The Conference venue is Manchester Central, and the Conference hotel is The Midland. Themes - Any -Health & CareTransportForeign AffairsEnvironmentCultureCommunitiesDefenceEconomyEnergyEducationBrexit Apply The Rail Interview 29th September 201917:30 – 18:45 Derby Suite, Midland Hotel Supported by ABB, Angel Trains, Atkins, Porterbrook, Siemens and VolkerWessels Speakers Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport Paul Maynard MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport Chair Gwyn Topham, Transport Correspondent, The Guardian The Maritime Reception 29th September 201919:30 - 20:45 Derby Suite, Midland Hotel Speakers Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport Nadhim Zahawi MP, Minister for Business and Industry Harry Theochari, Chief Executive, Maritime UK The Aviation Reception – A global & connected Britain 29th September 201921:30 - 22:45 Derby Suite, Midland Hotel Speakers Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport Tim Alderslade, Our Future Skies & CEO, Airlines UK Cheryl Monk, Our Future Skies & Head of Communications, Airspace Change Organising Group (ACOG) Keeping Her in Mind: How can we ensure that new mothers get the best mental healthcare and support? 30th September 201909:00 - 10:15 Central 7, Manchester Central Speakers Mims Davies MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions Maria Bavetta, Champion Network Manager, Maternal Mental Health Alliance Gill Walton, Chief Executive, Royal College of Midwives Chair Lucy Denyer, Deputy Comment Editor, the Telegraph Upskill, Reskill, Future Skill: The next generation challenge for financial services 30th September 201912:30 - 13:45 Central 7, Manchester Central Speakers Marcus Scott, Chief Operating Officer, TheCityUK Professor Andy Westwood, University of Manchester Chair Simon Culhane, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for Investments and Securities Reforming our Railways – How can a new partnership railway best deliver for customers and taxpayers? 30th September 201912:30 - 13:45 Derby Suite, Midland Hotel Speakers Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Minister of State for Transport Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester Paul Plummer, CEO, Rail Delivery Group Will Roberts, Director, HSRIL & Communications Director UK & Ireland, Alstom Katy Taylor, Group Commercial & Customer Director, Go-Ahead Chair Robert Nisbet, Director, Nations & Regions, Rail Delivery Group What Does the Smart Energy Future Look Like for Consumers? 30th September 201917:30 – 18:45 Central 7, Manchester Central Speakers Vicky Ford MP, Member, Science and Technology Committee Robert Cheesewright, Director of Corporate Affairs, Smart Energy GB Gillian Cooper, Head of Energy Policy, Citizens Advice Clementine Cowton, Director of External Affairs, Octopus Energy Chair Sebastian Whale, Political Editor, The House magazine Unlocking Enterprise: Delivering a new partnership between government and business 30th September 201917:30 - 18:45 Derby Suite, Midland Hotel Speakers Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General, CBI Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA Chair Christopher Hope, Chief Political Correspondent, The Telegraph PoliticsHome Quiz: Party conference edition! 30th September 201919:30 - 20:45 Derby Suite, Midland Hotel Join us for drinks and fun as MPs go head to head with lobby journalists in the PoliticsHome Quiz: Party Conference edition! The Vype Reception: How can the Government accelerate the UK’s vaping transformation? 30th September 201921:30 - 22:45 Derby Suite, Midland Hotel Speakers Sir Graham Brady MP, Member of Parliament for Altrincham and Sake West Will Hill, Head of Legal and External Affairs, UK & Ireland, British American Tobacco UK Busting the Myths Around Renewables 1st October 201912:30 - 13:45 Central 7, Manchester Central Speakers David Duguid MP, Team PPS, Department for Business, Industry and Industrial Strategy Bim Afolami MP, Member of Parliament for Hitchin and Harpenden Chris Hulatt, Founder, Octopus Barnaby Wharton, Director of Future Energy Systems, RenewableUK Chair Jess Shankleman, UK Politics Reporter, Bloomberg Hope for Housing: How can the Conservatives ensure a policy that unites the country? 1st October 201912:30 - 13:45 Derby Suite, Midland Hotel Speakers Bob Blackman MP, Member, Select Committee on Housing, Communities and Local Government John Penrose MP, Member of Parliament, Weston-super-Mare Robert Morritt, Head of Public Affairs, Home Group Rico Wojtulewicz, Head of Housing & Planning Policy, National Federation of Builders Chair Anne Ashworth, Editor, Bricks and Mortar, Editor, Bricks and Mortar Engineering Solutions for a Decarbonised World 1st October 201917:30 - 18:45 Central 7, Manchester Central Speakers Vicky Ford MP, Member, Science and Technology Committee Faye Banks, Independent Energy Consultant & Former IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Bobby Chakravarthy, Partner, Arcus Consulting LLP and Member, IET Built Environment Panel Prof Jon Gluyas, Director, Durham Energy Institute, Ørsted/Ikon Chair in Geoenergy Carbon Capture & Storage, Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University Chair Sebastian Whale, Political Editor, The House magazine Future Challenges in Defence 1st October 201917:30 - 18:45 Derby Suite, Midland Hotel Speaker Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for Defence Chair Tamara Cohen, Political Correspondent, Sky News The CBI Business Reception 1st October 201919:30 - 20:45 Derby Suite, Midland Hotel This event is invitation only. 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