Dods at Party Conference 2022

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Conservative Fringe Events

This year, the Conservatives are returning to Birmingham for their 2022 Party Conference from Sunday 02 October to Wednesday 05 October.

To see the most up to date information regarding the Conference, please visit the Conservative Party website.

Please find below our exciting fringes taking place at the 2022 Conseravtive Party Conference. All of our events are free to attend, on a first-come, first-served basis and refreshments are provided. Please note, all of our events take place within the secure zone, which will require a conference pass.

Ocean Question Time: From green shipping to blue carbon

2nd October 2022

17:30 - 18:45
Hall 10A, ICC Birmingham

The National Oceanography Centre will be hosting a question time panel event at this year's Conservative Party Conference for the very first time. The event will bring those operating within the ocean together to discuss its future, its challenges, its potential, and above all, how we collectively safeguard it for future generations.

Speakers

  • Sally-Ann Hart MP
  • Robert Courts MP (invited)
  • Olivia Hefferman, Freelancer (Chair) (invited)
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The Rail Interview

2nd October 2022

17:30 - 18:45
Hall 10B, ICC Birmingham


Speakers

  • Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport (invited)
  • Transport Correspondent (invited)
Health & Care Forum

The Health and Care Reception

2nd October 2022

19:30 - 20:45
Hall 10A, ICC Birmingham

Network with fellow policymakers, charities, and front-line professionals as we discuss the future of health care in the UK.

 

The Maritime UK Reception

2nd October 2022

19:30 - 20:45
Hall 10B, ICC Birmingham

Maritime UK brings together the UK’s shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries to promote the sector, influence government and drive growth. Join us as we talk about the tremendous opportunities for our maritime nation, with the global maritime sector set to double to $3trn – and that ‘tot’ of rum.

 

The Port of Dover Fringe Event

2nd October 2022

21:30 - 22:45
Hall 10B, ICC Birmingham

 

Health & Care Forum

The Health and Care Interview

3rd October 2022

09:00 - 10:15 (time subject to change)
Hall 10A, ICC Birminghanm

An interview to discuss the Conservative’s priorities for health.

 

 

The University of Manchester Fringe Event

3rd October 2022

10:00 - 11:15
Hall 10B, ICC Birmingham


 

Not Level: How to tackle regional inequalities in cancer care?

3rd October 2022

12:00 - 13:15
Hall 10A, ICC BIrmingham

Join us as we discuss how policy makers, health & care organisations and local government can work together to tackle inequalities within cancer care.

Speakers

  • Elliot Colburn MP, Member, Women and Equalities Committee and Vice-Chair, Cancer APPG 
  • Kris Hallenga, Co-Founder, CoppaFeel
  • Dame Laura Lee, CEO, Maggie’s
  • Baroness Morgan, Chief Executive, Breast Cancer Now (chair)

The Rail Partners Fringe Event

3rd October 2022

12:30 - 13:45
Hall 10B, ICC Birmingham

Speakers

  • Wendy Morton MP, Minister of State for Transport (invited)

Not Just An Age Thing: How do we level up dementia care?

3rd October 2022

14:00 - 15:15
Hall 10B, ICC Birmingham

Join us as we discuss what improvements have, and can be made, to ensure the thousands of people living with dementia see tangible change now.

Speakers

  • Dr James Davies MP, Vice Chair, Dementia APPG
  • Samantha Benham – Hermetz, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Alzheimer’s Research UK
  • Samantha Bolam, Chief Officer, Tide
  • Mark MacDonald, Associate Director of System Change and Advocacy, Alzheimer’s Society
  • Richard Sloggett, Founder & Programme Director, Future Health (chair)

The Confederation of British Industries Fringe Event

3rd October 2022

18:15 - 19:30
Hall 10B, ICC Birmingham

 

The Mind and Co-op Mental Health Reception

3rd October 2022

20:30 - 21:45
Hall 10B, ICC Birmingham


Speakers

  • Gillian Keegan MP, (invited)
  • Paul Farmer, CEO, Mind
  • Paul Gerrard, Campaigns and Public Affairs Director, Co-op 

Beyond The Pandemic: What can we learn from covid to deliver better care?

4th October 2022

10:00 - 11:15
Hall 10A, ICC Birmingham

Join us as we discuss what improvements have been made in healthcare throughout the pandemic that we should retain for the future, and what we can learn from the experience.

Speakers

  • Edward Argar MP, Minister for Health (invited)
  • Dr Luke Evans MP, Member, Health Select Committee (invited)
  • Jonathan Blades, Head of Campaigns and External Relations, MS Society
  • Julian David, CEO, techUK
  • Stephen Scowcroft, Director of Services, Macular Society
  • Sarah Sweeney, Head of Policy, National Voices (Chair)

Jobs and Prosperity: The case for the skills economy

4th October 2022

10:00 - 11:15
Hall 10B, ICC Birmingham

Panelists discuss how developing high-quality skills can increase investment, drive productivity, boost jobs and create opportunities for young people across the UK.

Speakers

  • James Kirkup, Director, Social Market Foundation (Chair)
  • Robert Halfon MP, Chair, Education Select Committee (invited)
  • Dr Fiona Aldridge, Head of Skills Insight & Intelligence, West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Paul Swinney, Director of Policy and Research, Centre for Cities
  • Jo Maher, Principal & CEO, Loughborough College (invited)
  • Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, CEO, WorldSkills UK
  • Kate Shoesmith, Deputy CEO, Recruitment and Employment Confederation

A Framework For Success: How can we benefit from our progress in rare diseases?

4th October 2022

12:00 - 13:15
Hall 10A, ICC Birmingham

Join us as we discuss the initial progress in the UK Rare Diseases Framework.

Speakers

  • Maria Caulfield MP, Minister for Patient Safety and Primary Care (invited)
  • Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP (invited)
  • Louise Fish, CEO, Genetic Alliance UK
  • Clive Smith, Chair, The Haemophilia Society
  • Baroness Neville-Jones, Vice-Chair, Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions APPG (invited)
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The London Councils Fringe Event

4th October 2022

12:00 - 13:15
Hall 10B, ICC Birmingham


 

Levelling Up: Ending inequalities in healthcare

4th October 2022

14:00 - 15:15
Hall 10A, ICC Birmingham

Join us as we discuss how policy makers, health & care organisations and local government can work together to tackle health inequalities.

Speakers

  • Georgina Carr, Chief Executive, Neurological Alliance
  • Dr Ian Walker, Executive Director of Policy, Information and Communications, Cancer Research UK
  • David Sinclair, Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre – UK (chair)

Time to Build Back Better: Almost half of 10 - 25-year-olds say they need to leave their hometown to get on in life

4th October 2022

14:00 - 15:15
Hall 10B, ICC Birmingham 


Speakers

  • Darren Henry MP (invited)
  • Matt Vickers MP (invited)
  • Paul Gerrard, Campaigns and Public Affairs Director - Co-op
  • Victor Agbontean, Birmingham Peer Action Collective
  • Ellie Shipman, Birmingham Peer Action Collective
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The BAE Systems Fringe Event

4th October 2022

18:15 - 19:30
Hall 10B, ICC Birmingham

Speakers

  • Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for Defence (invited)
  • Tamara Cohen, Political Correspondent, Sky News