Dods at Party Conference 2021

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Labour Fringe Events

This year, Labour are returning to Brighton for their 2021 Party Conference from Saturday 25 September to Wednesday 29 September.

To see the most up to date information regarding the conference, please visit the Labour Party website.

Please see below for the exciting list of fringes we have planned for Labour Party Conference 2021.

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. 

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PoliticsHome Sunday Lunch Live

26th September 2021

12:45 - 14:00
Osborne Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Grab a coffee and join PoliticsHome’s Adam Payne as he discusses the need-to-know stories of the day.

Speakers

  • Stephen Kinnock MP, Shadow Minister for Asia and Pacific
  • Bridget Phillipson MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • Adam Payne, Westminster and Brexit Reporter, PoliticsHome
  • Ailbhe Rea, Political Correspondent, New Statesman
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The Rail Interview

26th September 2021

17:30 - 18:45
Osborne Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Join us to hear from the Shadow Transport Secretary for this one-on-one interview to discuss Labour’s priorities for rail. Sponsored by Alstom, Atkins, Porterbrook, Siemens, and VolkerWessels.

Speakers

  • Jim McMahon OBE MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
  • Gwyn Topham, Transport Correspondent, The Guardian (chair)

Building Inclusive Local Economies

27th September 2021

08:30 - 09:45
Osborne Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Join us as we explore how towns and cities can develop more inclusive, democratic, and green local economies, shining a spotlight on good practice examples from members of the Key Cities network and beyond. 
 

Speakers

  • Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Co-Chair, Key Cities APPG
  • Cllr Matthew Brown, Council Leader, Preston City Council and Portfolio Lead Towns and Urban Centres, Key Cities Group
  • Sarah Longlands, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
  • Cllr Asima Shaikh, Executive Member for Inclusive Economy & Jobs, London Borough of Islington
  • Cllr John Merry, Chair, Key Cities Group and Deputy City Mayor, Salford City Council (chair)
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The Rail Debate: A Platform For Change – How Rail Can Support Britain’s Green Recovery

27th September 2021

12:30 - 13:45
Buckingham Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Join us to hear from senior industry and political speakers on the vital role rail can play in supporting the nation’s green recovery post- pandemic and to consider the implications of sector reform.
 

Speakers

  • Tan Dhesi MP, Shadow Minister for Railways
  • Andy Bagnall, Director General, Rail Delivery Group
  • Darren Caplan, Chief Executive, Railway Industry Association
  • Maria Machancoses, CEO, Midlands Connect
London Councils

London And The ‘Levelling Up’ Agenda

27th September 2021

12:45 - 14:00
Osborne Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Join us as we discuss whether London stands to miss out from the Government’s levelling up agenda, and what its implication are for local government in the capital. 

Speakers

  • Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive, New Economics Foundation
  • Cllr Nick Forbes, Newcastle City Council
  • Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz, Newham Council
  • Cllr Georgia Gould, Chair, London Councils and Leader, Camden Council (chair)
CBI and BSA

Seize The Moment - In Conversation With The Shadow Chancellor Of The Exchequer

27th September 2021

17:15 - 18:30
Buckingham Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Join the CBI’s new Director-General, Tony Danker, and the Shadow Chancellor to discuss the economic recovery and how both business and Labour can work together to Seize the Moment and bolster the UK’s competitiveness. 

Speakers

  • Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Tony Danker, Director-General, CBI
  • Robin Fieth, Chief Executive, Building Societies Association
Raytheon

The Importance Of Manufacturing In The UK

27th September 2021

17:30 - 18:45
Osborne Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Join us to understand what the future of UK manufacturing looks like and how the industry needs to evolve to increase skill set and reduce the skills gap currently experienced.

Speakers

  • Stephanie Peacock MP, Shadow Minister for Veterans 
  • Darren Jones MP, Chair, Select Committee for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy 
  • Daniel Bond, Head of Political Engagement, Dods Group (chair)
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Zero Chance: Why Labour Can't Afford To Ignore Nuclear

28th September 2021

12:45 - 14:00
Osborne Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Join us to hear how the nuclear sector is helping to deliver net zero emission targets and can help lower energy prices while creating new jobs.

Speakers

  • Charlotte Nichols MP, Member, Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Select Committee
  • Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive, NIA
  • Gary Smith, General Secretary, GMB
  • Laura Hutchinson, Head of UK Political Intelligence, Dods Group (chair)
BAE Systems and Politics Home

The Future of Skills And Apprenticeships: How The Defence Industry Plays Its Part

28th September 2021

17:30 - 18:45
Osborne Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Apprenticeships help to generate the essential STEM skills required for aerospace, software, and nuclear engineering, which are hard to recruit in the open market. Join us as we discuss how the defence sector can play a part in promoting skills and apprenticeships within STEM.

Speakers

  • Rt Hon John Healey MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
  • Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, CEO, WorldSkills UK
  • Michelle Knott, Head of Submarines Academy of Skills and Knowledge - Barrow, BAE Systems 
  • Rhys McCarthy, National Officer – Aerospace & Shipbuilding, Unite the Union 
  • Laura Hutchinson, Head of UK Political Intelligence, Dods Group (chair)
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PoliticsHome Quiz: Party Conference Edition!

28th September 2021

19:45 - 21:00
Osborne Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Join us for drinks and fun as MPs go head to head with lobby journalists in the PoliticsHome Quiz.