Dods at Party Conference 2019

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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.

 

HSRIL_RDG_RIA

The Rail Interview

29th September 2019

17:30 – 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 2019

19:30 - 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
Our Future Skies

The Aviation Reception – A global & connected Britain

29th September 2019

21:30 - 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 2019

09:00 - 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 2019

12:30 - 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
HSRIL_RDG_RIA

Reforming our Railways – How can a new partnership railway best deliver for customers and taxpayers?

30th September 2019

12:30 - 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 2019

17:30 – 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
CBI & BVCA - Vertical

Unlocking Enterprise: Delivering a new partnership between government and business

30th September 2019

17:30 - 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 
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PoliticsHome Quiz: Party conference edition!

30th September 2019

19:30 - 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!

BAT & Vype merge

The Vype Reception: How can the Government accelerate the UK’s vaping transformation?

30th September 2019

21:30 - 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 2019

12:30 - 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 2019

12:30 - 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
IET

Engineering Solutions for a Decarbonised World

1st October 2019

17:30 - 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
BAE Systems and Politics Home

Future Challenges in Defence

1st October 2019

17:30 - 18:45

Derby Suite, Midland Hotel

Speaker

  • Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for Defence

Chair

  • Tamara Cohen, Political Correspondent, Sky News
CBI and BVCA

The CBI Business Reception

1st October 2019

19:30 - 20:45

Derby Suite, Midland Hotel

This event is invitation only. For more information or to RSVP, please click here.