30/09/2018

12.45 Campaign for Better Transport & Campaign to Protect Rural England

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Fortissimo

What’s the future for sustainable transport?

Speakers: Mark Hookham, Transport Correspondent for The Sunday Times (Chair); Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (Invited); Darren Shirley, CEO at CBT; Crispin Truman, CEO at CPRE; Cllr Lynne Duffy, Deputy Leader of Wychavon District Council;

12.45 Conservative Party Human Rights Commission

ICC Birmingham : Hall 11a

The erosion of freedom, the rule of law and autonomy in Hong Kong

Speakers: Fiona Bruce MP (Chair); Martin Lee, founder of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong; Benny Tai, legal scholar and democracy activist; Nathan Law, Hong Kong’s youngest elected legislator and a leader in the Umbrella Movement; Benedict Rogers, Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission and founder of Hong Kong Watch;

12.45 Resolution Foundation

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Scherzo

How can the Conservative Party win back the under-45s in 2022?

Speakers: Lord David Willetts, Executive Chair, Resolution Foundation (Chair); Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock MP (invited); Rachel Sylvester, Political Columnist at The Times; Lord Andrew Cooper, former No. 10 Advisor and co-founder of Populus Ltd (invited);

12.45 British Red Cross and Muslim Aid

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 1

Government and the Voluntary Community Sector: Preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies

Our panel event will explore the roles and develop the vision for how Government, statutory services, the voluntary sector and communities can work together to prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.

Speakers: Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (Invited); British Red Cross; Muslim Aid ;

12.45 HuffPost UK

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8b

The Waugh Zone Live: Paul Waugh, Executive Editor, Politics, HuffPost UK in conversation with Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Speakers: Paul Waugh, Executive Editor, Politics, HuffPost UK (Chair); Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ;

12.45 Scottish Conservatives

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8a

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Fringe Event

13.00 Lee Rowley MP with Frack Free United

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 2

What is the Conservative case for a rethink on fracking?

Speakers: Lee Rowley, Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire (Chair); Daniel Carey-Dawes, Senior Infrastructure Campaigner for Campaign to Protect Rural England; Frank Colenso, Community Campaigner, Ryedale; Kenelm Storey, President of the Thirsk & Malton Conservative Association and Owner of Settrington Estate;

13.30 Youth Zone

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

Crowdburst

By invitation only: contact jhopkins@citadelcomms.co.uk For young people active in their communities or charity campaigns, engaging with party representatives on ‘what it means to be a young person today’ and democratic engagement. Alongside Young Conservatives and Conservative Young Women. Supported by National Education Union.

Speakers: Andrew Bowie MP (Chair); Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair Education Select Committee; Ben Bradley MP; Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education (invited) ; Chloe Smith MP, Cabinet Office Minister (invited) ; Young Conservatives/ Conservative Young Women;

14.00 Conservative Muslim Forum & Conservative Christian Fellowship in partnership with The Edward Cadbury Centre and Faith Action

Jury’s Inn, 245 Broad Street, B1 2HQ : 102

Having More Faith in Politics

Refreshments provided No conference pass required Register attendance at ccf@conservatives.com

Speakers: Senior Cabinet Minister; Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (TBC); Senior Cabinet Minister;

14.30 ConservativeHome in partnership with NHBC

Centenary Square : ConservativeHome Marquee

UK housing: how do we deliver for homeowners and address the critical challenges ahead?

Speakers: Alex Morton, CPS and ConservativeHome (Chair); Kit Malthouse MP, Minister for Housing ; Lewis Sidnick, Director of Corporate Affairs, NHBC; David Thomas, Chief Executive, Barratt Homes; David Montague, Chief Executive, L&Q Housing Association;

14.30 The TaxPayers' Alliance

Centenary Square : Think Tent

A future without HS2: The Great British Transport Competition

Speakers: Harry Fone, Grassroots Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance (Chair); Craig Tracey MP, North Warwickshire;

15.45 Education Policy Institute and Tes

ICC Birmingham : Media Suite

3 Education Ministers Walk Into a Bar...

Speakers: Ed Dorrell (Tes) (Chair); Lord Willetts, Education Minister, 2010-14; Lord Knight of Weymouth, Education Minister, 2006-09; Rt Hon. David Laws, Education Minister, 2012-15;

15.45 Prospect Magazine and the Big Innovation Centre

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8b

Rise of Tech Giants and Data Capitalism: The New YOU on Blockchains?

Speakers: Jon Bernstein, Associate Editor, Prospect (Chair); Jeremy Wright MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (invited); Grant Shapps MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain; Professor Birgitte Andersen, CEO of Big Innovation Centre; Raj Mack, Head, Digital Birmingham;

15.45 Prospect Magazine kindly supported by the Federation of Master Builders and the British Property Federation

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Sonata

Addressing the construction skills gap now and post-Brexit?

Speakers: Stephanie Boland, Head of Digital, Prospect (Chair); Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education (invited); Brian Berry, Chief Executive, Federation of Master Builders; British Property Federation Representative;

15.45 Greener UK

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Andante

Greener UK in conversation with Michael Gove

Hear Michael Gove discuss brexit, nature’s recovery and the future of the UK’s environment. RSVP only. Please email pmcnamee@green-alliance.org.uk for more information.

Speakers: Rt Hon Michael Gove MP; Tanya Steele, CEO, WWF-UK;

15.45 Conservative Education Society / National Education Union

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Allegro

Is it still rewarding to be a teacher in England?

Speakers: Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education (invited); Steve Mastin, Chairman, Conservative Education Society; Rachel De Souza, Chief Executive, Inspiration Trust; Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union; Geoff Barton, General Secretary, ASCL;

15.45 National Housing Federation, New Philanthropy Central and Centre for Local Economic Strategies

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8a

How can Conservatives deliver great places?

Post-Brexit, a consensus has emerged about the need to respond to, and improve, ‘left-behind areas.’ The fringe meeting will ask: what are the critical components of making Great Places? What policies need to be adopted to help deliver thriving and resilient communities right across the country?

Speakers: Katy Balls, Political Correspondent, The Spectator (Chair); Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands; Tim Bowles, Mayor of the West of England; Ruth Davison, Executive Director of Public Impact, National Housing Federation; Nathan Yeowell, Head of Policy and External Affairs, New Philanthropy Central; Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies;

15.45 Tory Reform Group

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Drawing Room

TRG Panel: GovTech and the Future of Public Service Delivery

New technologies enabling us to bank safely, order cars and have a consultation with our GP - all on a phone - have become common place. But the adoption of these technologies by governments has lagged behind. Join us as we explore how we can all save money, improve improve service delivery and empower citizens though the use of GovTech advance

Speakers: Stephanie Reeves (Chair, TRG Policy Committee) (Chair); Cllr Tim Barnes (Founder, The Rain Gods); For full speaker line-up see www.trg.org.uk;

15.45 Home Builders Federation

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Fortissimo

Can devolution and the Industrial Strategy unleash the potential of the English regions?

15.45 Albert Kennedy Trust

ICC Birmingham : Hall 11b

Preventing Lifetimes of homelessness: working towards a solution for ending youth homelessness

The LGBT youth homelessness charity, AKT, is at the forefront of innovative preventative and early action based work to support the 1 in 4 of young people at risk of homelessness who identify as LGBTQ+. In this session politicians and homelessness specialists will debate the issue to inform a forward direction to preventing youth homelessness.

Speakers: Kit Malthouse; Penny Mordaunt;

15.45 BASW and AFA

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 8

Families First: Protecting Families from Alcohol Related Harm

Speakers: Camilla Tominey, Sunday Express Political Editor (Chair); Steve Brine MP, Alcohol Minister (Invited); Fiona Bruce MP, Congleton ; Cllr Jo Beavis, Braintree District Council ; Sarah Galvani, BASW; Mickey Richards, Change, Grow, Live ;

15.45 Town and Country Planning Association

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Soprano

Building Homes, Creating Communities

Speakers: Mary Parsons, Chair of the Town and Country Planning Association (Chair); Kit Malthouse, Minister of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government; Mark Pawsey, Member of Parliament for Rugby ; Councillor Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council and Chair of the LGA Envrionment, Economy, Housing & Transport Board; Robin Hoyles, Group Land and Planning Director at Crest Nicholson;

16.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Atos

ICC Birmingham : Hall 6

AI: a force for good?

Debate presenting the opportunities & challenges that the greater use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings & what the public can really expect as the use of AI increases in the delivery of public services. Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, is establishing a global set of AI Labs through its partnership agreement with Google Cloud.

Speakers: Kulveer Ranger, VP Strategy and Communications, Atos UK&I (Chair); Damian Collins MP, Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee; Vicky Ford MP (Invited) ; Will Tanner, Onward; Anthony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK; Alan Mak MP;

16.00 The Adam Smith Institute

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 2

Cannabis: Lessons from Abroad

Speakers: Daniel Pryor (Chair); Crispin Blunt MP; George Freeman MP; George McBride; Paul North;

16.30 Girlguiding

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

Millennial Girl To Gen Z: How girls' lives have changed in 10 years and what they want to see next

A presentation and panel discussion on the 10th anniversary of the Girls’ Attitudes Survey led by girls and young women Girlguiding Advocate Panel.

Speakers: Ruth Marvel, Acting CEO, Girlguiding UK (Chair); Girls and Young Women, Girlguiding Advocate Panel; Conservative Party representatives;

16.30 Centre for Policy Studies

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

The Future of Conservatism: In Conversation With Rt Hon Priti Patel MP

Robert Colvile and Priti Patel look ahead to the 2018 Conference and discuss the challenges facing the Government and the Conservative Party.

Speakers: Robert Colvile, Director - Centre for Policy Studies (Chair); Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, former Secretary of State for International Development;

17.00 Policy Exchange

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

Politics in the age of social media: where do we draw the line between free speech and abuse?

If we are to meet the policy challenges of our time, we need to foster a culture of dissent and daring, innovation and challenge. Yet too often our public discourse is marred by abuse-throwing and division, especially on social media. How can we protect free speech, while standing up for civility?

Speakers: David Goodhart, Policy Exchange (Chair); Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation ; William Shawcross CVO, Senior Fellow, Policy Exchange; Chloe Smith MP, Minister for the Constitution ; Julia Hartley-Brewer, Presenter, talkRADIO (invited);

17.30 Maritime UK

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10b

Coastal Powerhouse: The Role of Maritime in Driving UK Growth

Can coastal powerhouses hold the key to a global Britain? Coastal communities have long served as the economic heartbeat of our island nation, but too many now feel left behind. Join us to discuss how Brexit has given the sector the unique opportunity to kick-start a renaissance in the fortunes of the coast and awaken a new coastal powerhouse.

Speakers: Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive, British Ports Association (Chair); Sir Bernard Jenkin MP, Member of Parliament for Harwich and North Essex ; Tim Morris, Chief Executive Officer, UK Major Ports Group; John Murray, Chief Executive, Society of Maritime Industries; Jonathan Roberts, Communications Director, UK Chamber of Shipping; Chris Shirling-Rooke, Chief Executive, Mersey Maritime;

17.30 The Hyde Group

Centenary Square : LondonLounge

Social Housing, building lives, saving money – What is the true value to society of a social home?

Speakers: Anne Ashworth, Assistant Editor (Property and Personal Finance), The Times (Chair); Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing; Elaine Bailey, CEO, The Hyde Group; Nicholas Boys Smith, Founder, Create Streets; David Cleary, National Head of Housing, Lloyds Banking Group ;

17.30 ConservativeHome in partnership with RICS, CIOB, RIBA, RTPI

Centenary Square : ConservativeHome Marquee

Joint Institutes in conversation on Diversity and Skills in the Built Environment (Drinks Reception)

Speakers: Mark Wallace, Executive Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair); Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education ;

17.30 Railway Industry Association (RIA) and High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL)

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10a

The Rail Interview

Supported by the Railway Industry Association, High Speed Rail Industry Leaders, ABB, Bombardier, the University of Birmingham, Freshwater UK, Kilborn Consulting, Porterbrook, Siemens and VolkerWessels

Speakers: Mark Hookham, Transport Correspondent, The Sunday Times (Chair); Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport;

17.30 European Conservatives and Reformists Group

ICC Birmingham : Castle Fine Art Gallery

ECR Reception with ThinkNorth

Speakers: Richard Salt, Chief Executive (Chair); Jacqueline Foster MEP; John Procter MEP; Parliamentarians from the North of England and Scotland - TBC; ThinkNorth Patrons and Supporters - TBC;

17.45 YoungMinds and Conservatives for Mental Health

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 10

Avoiding the cost of crisis: transforming children’s mental health provision

This event is an invite-only roundtable discussion. The discussion will explore how we can transform crisis care provision across different settings, including the education system and primary care, to ensure that young people experiencing a mental health crisis receive the right care, at the right time.

Speakers: TBC (Chair); Attendees TBC;

17.45 Centre for Policy Studies

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

Living Within Our Means: An Agenda for Public Spending Savings presented by the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury leads a discussion about how to bring down public spending. Bring your best ideas.

Speakers: Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury (Chair);

17.45 Education Policy Institute and Birmingham City University

ICC Birmingham : Media Suite

Universities in the future economy

Speakers: Rt Hon. David Laws (Education Policy Institute) (Chair); Rt Hon. Robert Halfon MP (Chair, Education Select Committee) - invited; Professor Julian Beer (Birmingham City University) ; Mary Curnock Cook OBE (University of Buckingham); Paul Faulkner (Birmingham Chambers of Commerce); Michelle Donelan MP (Education Select Committee) - invited;

17.45 Bright Blue with Open Society Foundation

Jury's Inn Birmingham : Room 112

Somewhere secure: helping 'left behind' Britain

Speakers: Diane Banks (Non-Executive Director, Bright Blue) (Chair); Syed Kamall MEP (Chairman, European Conservatives and Reformists); Lord Glasman (Founder, Blue Labour); Rafael Behr (Columnist, The Guardian); Ros Wynne-Jones (Columnist, Daily Mirror, and Founder, The Wigan Pier Project); Sarah Whitehead (Director, Community Pride);

17.45 IBBC

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Dolce

IBBC/ AMAR reception

Speakers: Ashley Goodall, IBBC (Chair); Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne; Mr Charles Burbridge : MD, G4S Risk Management group.; Tom Tugendhat MP ;

17.45 The Centre for Social Justice

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Symphony Ballroom

Are the Conservatives still the Party of law and order?

Law and order has long been considered a prime duty of government, not least given crime disproportionately impacts the poorest. Amid rising levels of recorded crime, we explore what more must be done to fight crime, support victims, and rehabilitate offenders. Drinks Reception at the event. Please RSVP to events@centreforsocialjustice.org.uk

Speakers: Isabel Oakeshott, Journalist (Chair); Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Home Secretary (invited); Lord Hogan-Howe QPM, former Met Police Commissioner (invited); London Mayoral Candidate (TBC);

17.45 Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8

Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar, Reception

Invitations Required : Please collect from Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar Exhibition Stand.

Speakers: The Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, Chief Minister - Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar;

17.45 Youth Zone

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

Welcome To The Youth Zone: official opening

The official opening of the Youth Zone, featuring the call for a Youth Covenant as a promise from the nation for young people: to be safe and secure in the modern world, and treated fairly; supporting young people in the present and ambitious for the future.

Speakers: Leigh Middleton, Chief Executive, National Youth Agency (Chair); Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Leader of the House of Commons; Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Party Chairman (invited); Young Conservatives/ Conservative Young Women;

17.45 The Conservative Disability Group (CDG)

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 2

How do we make society more inclusive for people with hidden disabilities?

Visit www.conservativedisabilitygroup.com or @The_C_D_G for more details. Accessibility: A speech to text service will be provided for this event.

Speakers: Peter Hand - Chairman CDG (Chair); Sarah Newton MP - Minister for Disabled People, Health & Work; Jonathan Andrews - Trustee, Ambitious About Autism; Simon Kitchen - CEO Bipolar UK; Clare Pelham - CEO Epilepsy Society; Cllr Charles Fifield - Cheshire West & Chester Council's Disability Access Forum;

17.45 Campaign to Protect Rural England, National Housing Federation & Hastoe Housing Association

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Fortissimo

The Right Homes in the Right Places: Building the high quality, affordable homes rural England needs

Speakers: Emma Maier, Editor of Inside Housing (Chair); Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough; Tom Fyans, Director of Campaigns and Policy at CPRE; John Lefever, Land and New Business Manager at Hastoe ; Gill Payne, Executive Director of Public Impact at NHF;

17.45 BrexitCentral

ICC Birmingham : Hall 5

"Making a Success of Brexit" - The BrexitCentral Conference Rally

Further speakers to be announced.

Speakers: Jonathan Isaby (Editor, BrexitCentral) (Chair); Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Brexit Select Committee); Daniel Hannan MEP (MEP for South East England); Priti Patel MP (Former Cabinet Minister); Ross Thomson MP (MP for Aberdeen South); Andrea Jenkyns MP (Brexit Select Committee);

17.45 RSPCA

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 1

The future of higher welfare farming and British agriculture post-Brexit

As the countdown to Brexit continues, British agriculture is facing its biggest shake up in a generation and higher welfare farming is in the spotlight more than ever before. But what does higher welfare farming actually look like? How will it work in a post-Brexit world? And what does it mean for British agriculture and British farmers?

Speakers: Caz Graham, journalist (Chair); David Bowles, Assistant Director for Public Affairs, RSPCA ; Stuart Roberts, Vice President, NFU; Eamonn Ives, Researcher, Bright Blue; George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food;

18.00 Conservative Environment Network

The National Sea Life Centre, The Waters Edge, 3 Brindleyplace, B1 2HL : The Ocean Tunnel

Drinking with the Fishes: The CEN Reception

Kindly sponsored by RenewableUK

Speakers: Senior Government Minister (Chair);

18.00 GLA Conservatives’ and the London Mayoral Candidate

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Central Square, Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1HH : Vista Suite

“A Manifesto for London”

This event will invite attendees to help to write a manifesto for London which will be presented to our Mayoral candidate ahead of the 2020 election. Our Mayoral candidate will also give a short speech. Wine, beer and canapés available. No tickets required, but please RSVP to gareth.bacon@london.gov.uk

Speakers: Conservative London Mayoral Candidate (Chair);

18.00 The Heritage Foundation & Initiative for Free Trade

Centenary Square : Think Tent

An Ideal US-UK Free Trade Agreement

The US is the UK’s single largest trading partner, and one of the most talked about post-Brexit opportunities.Toward making this opportunity a reality, Heritage, IFT, Cato, IEA and others have teamed up to craft the full legal text of “An Ideal US-UK Free Trade Agreement”.This event will explain the desirability and feasibility of such an agreement

Speakers: Ted Bromund, Senior Research Fellow, Anglo-American Relations, The Heritage Foundation ; Daniel Hannan MEP, President, Initiative for Free Trade; Daniel Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Shanker Singham, Director, International Trade & Competition Unit, Institute of Economic Affairs;

18.00 Liberty

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 7

Immigration Detention

18.00 Conservative Friends of Cyprus

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Concerto

Annual Conservative Friends of Cyprus Reception

Join our annual Conference Reception to hear about the latest developments with the historic and ever-closer UK-Cyprus relationship. Cyprus is not only a close European and Commonwealth partner, it is where countless Brits call home and has a large diaspora in the UK. CFCyprus was established in 1992. For more info visit www.cfcyprus.org.uk

Speakers: Mr Jason Charalambous (Chair); Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs; HE Euripides Evriviades, High Commisioner for the Republic of Cyprus; Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, CFCyprus President; Dr Ian Twinn, CF Cyprus Vice-President; Mr Tony Yerolemou, CFCyprus Patron;

18.00 New Local Government Network

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Drawing Room

How can we achieve inclusive growth?

Growth is stalling, inequality is rising, and significant sections of the population are acknowledged as "left behind" economically in a globalised world. How can we ensure future growth benefits everyone?

Speakers: Jessica Studdert, Deputy Director, New Local Government Network (Chair); Rishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government (invited); Cllr Matthew Hicks, Leader, Suffolk County Council (invited); Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, Leader, Wiltshire Council (invited);

18.30 UK Youth

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

Working Together To Tackle Youth Loneliness

Policy roundtable by invitation only: email kayleigh.wainwright@ukyouth.org UK Youth is working in partnership with the Co-op Foundation to gain vital insight into youth loneliness and explore how the youth sector can be better supported to identify and combat the issue.

Speakers: Young Conservatives representative (Chair); Maddie Dinwoodie, Deputy CEO, UK Youth; UK Youth Voice representative; Mike Adamson, CEO, British Red Cross (invited); Neil O’Brien MP, Vice-chair of APPG on Loneliness (invited); Local Government Association representative;

18.30 Centre for Cities and PwC

The Library of Birmingham : Highlight

City Reception: Welcome to Birmingham

This event is by invitation only. Contact rsvp@centreforcities.org for details. Up to date event information available at www.centreforcities.org.

Speakers: Andrew Carter, Centre for Cities (Chair); Cllr Ian Ward, Leader, Birmingham City Council; Cabinet Speaker; Jonathan House, PwC;

18.30 Policy Exchange

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

Does class matter more than race? Should we put C2DE before BAME?

There is still an “ethnic penalty” in the labour market for most ethnic minority Brits, but there is a less visible class penalty too if you are born in certain parts of the country into a white working class family. Where should we focus our efforts?

Speakers: Dean Godson, Policy Exchange (Chair); Shaun Bailey, shortlisted Conservative Party Mayoral candidate (invited); Katherine Birbalsingh, Founder and Headmistress, Michaela Community School; Professor Swaran Singh, Professor of Psychiatry with interests in race and class; David Skelton, Google;

19.00 Centre for Policy Studies

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

New Generation Reception

Join 2015 and 2017 MPs, Spads, Downing Street advisers as well as senior ministers and media commentators in a celebration of the Conservative Party’s bright new thinkers. Invitation only.

Speakers: Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department;

19.30 Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC)

The Brasshouse, 44 Broad Street, B1 2HP : Board Room

Networking Drinks, hosted by the APPC Young Consultants’ Committee

19.30 Alzheimer's Research UK

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 1

No Time to Lose: An Action Plan for Dementia

Speakers: Caroline van den Brul MBE (Chair); Richard Murray, Director of Policy, King's Fund ; Dr. Matthew Norton, Director of Policy and Strategy, Alzheimer's Research UK; Jane Vass, Director of Policy and Research, Age UK; Sem Moema;

19.30 Conservative Policy Forum

ICC Birmingham : Hall 11a

CPF Champions 'Drop-In' Policy Workshops

Come and discuss your policy ideas with the CPF ‘Tomorrow’s Champions’ panel. Hear about their work across a range of areas—including the environment, performing arts, health, social housing, entrepreneurs and social enterprise—and help us to shape tomorrow, advancing a Conservative approach to the big challenges of our time.

Speakers: George Freeman MP (Chair); The CPF Champions;

19.30 Conservative Science and Technology Forum

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Dolce

Annual Conference Science and Technology Drinks Reception

Join the Conservative Science and Technology Forum for their annual conference science and technology drinks reception

Speakers: Andrew Henderson, Chair CSTF (Chair); Vicky Ford MP; Minister (Invited); Dr Jack Matthews, Vice Chair (Science) CSTF;

19.30 Tory Reform Group & Parliamentary Mainstream

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Soprano

TRG & Mainstream: One Nation Conservatives Reception

Join TRG and Parliamentary Mainstream for our annual reception to open conference on Sunday evening, supporting and promoting the values of One Nation Conservatives. Kindly supported by Destination For Education

Speakers: Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Mainstream Chair (Chair); Owen Meredith, TRG National Chairman; Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP;

19.30 Health & Care Forum

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10b

Health & Care Forum Reception

Our 2018 partners: Institute and Faculty of Actuaries & The Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Speakers: Daniel Bond, Managing Editor, The House magazine (Chair); Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care ;

19.30 British Tamil Conservatives

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Allegro

BTC Annual Reception

Entry by invitation only. Please remember to bring your invitations with you.

Speakers: Aru Sivananthan (Chair); Paul Scully MP; Robert Halfon MP; Theresa Villiers MP; Andrew Rosindell MP;

19.30 Welsh Conservatives

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Scherzo

Welsh Reception

Strictly by invitation only.

Speakers: Chairman, Welsh Conservative Party (Chair); Secretary of State for Wales; Leader of the Welsh Conservative Group in the National Assembly for Wales;

19.30 Bond and Conservative Friends of International Development

ICC Birmingham : Castle Fine Art Gallery

Pursuing excellence in international development

Bond and CFID's reception is an opportunity to hear thoughts from a range of speakers on how the international development sector can reach its full potential as well as hearing reflections on CFID's social action project for the year.

Speakers: Judith Brodie, CEO, Bond (Chair); Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State for International Development; Jeremy Lefroy MP, Chair, CFID; Caroline Squire, Director, CFID;

19.30 Education Policy Institute and the Fair Education Alliance

ICC Birmingham : Media Suite

The Fair Education Alliance Reception: Closing the Gap in 2018 (by invitation only)

Speakers: Rt Hon. David Laws (Education Policy Institute) (Chair); Rt Hon. Robert Halfon MP (Chair, Education Select Committee) - invited ; Sam Butters (Fair Education Alliance) ;

19.30 Prospect Magazine kindly supported by Funding Circle

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Drawing Room

Beyond the bank: how can we advance access to talent and capital for Britain's SMEs? (invite only)

This is an invite only event. To register your interest please contact saskia.abdoh@prospectmagazine.co.uk

Speakers: Prospect (Chair); Lee Rowley MP, Member, Public Accounts Committee; Stephen Hammond MP, Member, Treasury Select Committee (invited); David de Koning, Director of Group Communication, Funding Circle;

19.30 Scottish Conservatives

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Reception

Rt Hon Ruth Davidson MSP welcomes members to the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Reception

Speakers: Rt Hon Ruth Davidson MSP (Chair);

19.30 Refugee Action

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 8

Unlocking potential: how could Britain benefit from better integration opportunities for refugees?

The Government’s recent commitment to provide integration support to all refugees in Britain will give people granted sanctuary the chance to rebuild their lives and contribute to our society and economy. We discuss how we can best achieve this goal, with a focus on English language and employment support for refugees and people seeking asylum.

19.45 Midlands Engine

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Andante

Midlands Engine Reception - Delivering our Vision for Growth

Speakers: Sir John Peace, Chairman, Midlands Engine (Chair);

19.45 Bright Blue with Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Jury's Inn Birmingham : Room 112

Britain's post-Brexit immigration system

Speakers: Alexandra Jezeph (Non-executive Director, Bright Blue) (Chair); The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP (Former Home Secretary) (Invited); Prof Eric Kaufmann (Professor of Politics, Birkbeck University of London); Adrian Wooldridge (Political Editor, The Economist); Peter Starkings (Managing Director, Global Future); Mike Buckley, Consultant (The Fabian Society);

19.45 Women 2 Win & CWO

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Sonata

100 Years of the Women's Vote

A celebration of women's achievements in the 100 years since limited suffrage. Join us and hear from specially invited guests about their route into politics. RSVP event for confirmed attendees only In partnership with Price Waterhouse Coopers

20.00 PoliticsHome

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10a

PoliticsHome Reception

Come join us for drinks and fun as Jesse Norman MP and Richard Bacon MP go head to head with lobby journalists in the PoliticsHome Quiz: Party Conference edition! Find out who remembers more about the last roller-coaster year in politics.

Speakers: Elizabeth Bates, Senior Political Reporter, Politics Home (Chair);

20.00 POLITICO

ICC Birmingham : Hall 9

The Future of Britain post 2022

Speakers: Jack Blanchard, POLITICO’s London Playbook Editor (Chair); Rt Hon David Davis, Former Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union;

20.00 Institute of Economic Affairs & The TaxPayers' Alliance

Centenary Square : Think Tent

ThinkTent drinks reception (invitation only)

Speakers: Senior Cabinet Secretary tbc;

21.00 Conservative Voice

ICC Birmingham : Castle Fine Art Gallery

Conservative Voice Drinks Reception

Speakers: Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP;

21.30 Bright Blue with Britain’s Beer Alliance

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Andante

Drink Tank

Speakers: Ryan Shorthouse (Director, Bright Blue) (Chair); The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP (Home Secretary);

01/10/2018

07.30 Conservative Christian Fellowship in partnership with Langley House Trust

Birmingham City Church, 1 Parade, B1 3QQ : Life Cafe

Prayer Breakfast: ‘Offender Housing: A Home in God’s Heart?’

All are welcome No conference pass required Cross-denominational Refreshments provided

Speakers: Samantha Graham, Langley House Trust; Rory Stewart MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prisons and Probation ; Andrew Selous MP ; Lord Michael Farmer, Author of The Farmer Review on Prison Reform;

07.45 Policy Exchange and the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA)

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

Nuclear and renewables: friends or foes?

For decades nuclear power has based its business model on providing continuous, reliable energy, but variable renewable technologies providing an ever-greater proportion of generating capacity pose a challenge. Is it possible for renewables and nuclear power to be complementary?

Speakers: Matthew Rooney, Policy Exchange (Chair); Richard Harrington MP, Minister for Business and Industry; Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Vice-Chair, Committee on Climate Change (invited); Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive Nuclear Industry Association; Laurence Slade, Energy UK (invited);

08.00 Education Policy Institute, NAHT, and Tes

ICC Birmingham : Media Suite

School standards matter; is the system safe in head teachers' hands?

Other speakers include: Professor Dame Alison Peacock (Chartered College of Teaching); and Paul Whiteman (NAHT)

Speakers: Ed Dorrell (Tes) (Chair); Rt Hon. Damian Hinds MP (Secretary of State for Education); Nick Brook (NAHT) ; Mark Lehain (New Schools Network); Ros McMullen (Midlands Academies Trust); Rachel Wolf (Public First);

08.00 ConservativeHome

ICC Birmingham : Hall 5

ConservativeHome in conversation with Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP

Speakers: Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP; Isabel Oakeshott;

08.00 ConservativeHome in conversation with Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP

ICC Secure Zone : Hall 5

Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, in conversation with Isabel Oakeshott

Speakers: ConservativeHome (Chair); Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP; Isabel Oakeshott;

08.00 Ombudsman Services

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Dolce

Modernising Markets to work for consumers

This is an invite only event. To register your interest please email Stephen.Roberts@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

Speakers: Katie Morley, Consumer Affairs Editor, The Telegraph (Chair); Thomas Brooks Principal Policy Manger, Citizens Advice; Kirsty Good, Head of Campaigns, MoneySavingExpert.com; John Howell MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Alternative Dispute Resolution; Matthew Vickers, Chief Executive, Ombudsman Services; Kelly Tolhurst, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility (invited) ;

08.00 Planning Futures in partnership with Anderson

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Fortissimo

How local authorities can use the planning system to drive housing delivery

The planning system is sometimes regarded as putting barriers in the way of development. In reality, the planning systems offers local authorities a range of tools to drive housing delivery in their areas. This event will explore how local authorities can best deploy their planning powers to deliver the homes we need.

Speakers: Hannah David, Director, Planning Futures (Chair); Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing; Natalie Elphicke OBE, CEO, Housing and Finance Institute; Jonathan Layzell, Executive Director of Development, Stonewater;

08.00 Centre for Policy Studies and City of London Corporation

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

The Future of UK Financial Services After Brexit

Financial sector experts join policy-makers in a roundtable discussion on post-Brexit scenarios and getting the best possible outcome for UK financial services. Invitation only.

Speakers: John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Chair);

08.00 Conservative Group for Europe & Conservative Mainstream

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8b

Brexit: what does the Autumn hold?

Speakers: Antoinette Sandbach MP (Chair); Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP; CDU MP (tbc);

08.00 Tearfund, CFID and CEN

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Soprano

How do you solve a problem like marine plastic?

Speakers: Caroline Squire - CFID (Chair); Joanne Green - Tearfund; Sam Richards - CEN; Vicky Ford MP; Michael Tomlinson MP; Harriett Baldwin MP;

08.00 MaidenheadMatters.com

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 9

MaidenheadMatters.com

Discussion on plastic, collaboration and the community. Share ideas and network.

Speakers: Rushi Millns; Donna Stimson;

08.00 Institute for Government and Royal College of Nursing

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 1

How do you fix health and social care without losing the next election?

Speakers: Nick Davies, Programme Director, Institute for Government (Chair); Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (invited); George Freeman MP, Chair of the Conservative Policy Forum; Anita Charlesworth, Director of Research and Economics, The Health Foundation; Janet Davies, Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing;

08.00 Institute of Economic Affairs

Centenary Square : Think Tent

Northern Ireland and Brexit: What are the solutions

Speakers: Shanker Singham, Director of the International Trade and Competition Unit, Institute of Economic Affairs (Chair); Arlene Foster; Nigel Dodds MP;

08.00 National Youth Agency

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

Prepare For Life: youth work and services

By Invitation Only: email jhopkins@citadelcomms.co.uk A policy roundtable on the emerging findings of the APPG Youth Affairs inquiry on the role of youth work and sufficiency of youth services.

Speakers: Leigh Middleton, National Youth Agency; Gillian Keegan MP, APPG Youth Affairs (invited); Local Government Association representative; Youth Sector representatives;

08.00 Westminster City Council

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 7

How we can revitalise the High Street

All speakers TBC

Speakers: Cllr David Harvey, Deputy Leader of Westminster City Council and Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Education and Community (Chair); Rt. Hon. Nicky Morgan MP, Chair Treasury Committee; Jace Tyrrell – New West End Company; Prof. Tony Travers – LSE; Nick Hellen - Sunday Times ;

08.00 Stephen Mold, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Allegro

Dying to Share

A panel discussion on how our public agencies can better share information, intervene earlier and protect vulnerable children and families from neglect, harm and abuse. Many deaths of young children and vulnerable adults are preventable and this event will debate methods to enable those who protect us to better share information.

Speakers: Stephen Mold, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire (Chair); Nicci Marzec, Director of Early Intervention at Northamptonshire Police; Simon Clifford, Director of Technology and Digital Transformation at Northamptonshire Police;

08.15 Countryside Alliance

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Andante

Do the Conservatives speak for rural Britain?

Rural communities often feel as if they are forgotten by politicians, and a House of Lords inquiry earlier this year confirmed that the Government needs to give greater attention to rural areas when developing and implementing policy. How are the Conservatives addressing the challenges of rural Britain in government? Breakfast available from 08.00.

Speakers: Abi Kay, Chief Reporter, Farmers Guardian (Chair); Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Tim Bonner, Chief Executive, Countryside Alliance; Other speakers to be confirmed;

08.30 ConservativeHome in partnership with RCM

Centenary Square : ConservativeHome Marquee

Postnatal care – giving families the best start

Speakers: ConservativeHome (Chair); Victoria Prentis MP; Gill Walton, Chief Executive, Royal College of Midwives; Professor Lesley Regan, President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Nick Wilkie, Chief Executive, NCT;

08.30 The FA

Centenary Square : LondonLounge

Grassroots Football: Who is responsible for finding the next Harry Kane or Steph Houghton?

Speakers: Tim Montgomerie (Chair); Martin Glenn, CEO, The Football Association; Casey Stoney MBE, Head Coach, Manchester United Women; Cllr Peter Golds CBE, Deputy Chairman, Culture, Tourism & Sport Board, Local Government Association; Mike Wood MP, Vice Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group for Football; Paul Thorogood, CEO, Football Foundation;

08.30 People's Postcode Lottery

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 8

Helping charity lotteries raise more funds for good causes

Join People’s Postcode Lottery, leading charities and Parliamentarians to support the campaign to allow charity lotteries to raise more funds for good causes.

Speakers: Malcolm Fleming, Head of Public Affairs, People's Postcode Lottery (Chair); Clara Govier, Managing Director, People's Postcode Lottery ; Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian ; Catherine Johnstone, Chief Executive, Royal Voluntary Service; Jo Youle, Chief Executive, Missing People;

08.30 Social Market Foundation (SMF)

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Concerto

Adam Smith and the Social Market: a conversation with Jesse Norman MP

As Jesse Norman's biography observes, Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, was a pragmatist who knew that markets have a social dimension and there is a role for the state in ensuring fairness in the market. Jesse will discuss Smith and the market economy with James Kirkup, Director of the SMF, the think-tank dedicated to fair markets.

Speakers: James Kirkup, Director, Social Market Foundation (Chair); Jesse Norman MP;

08.30 ConservativeHome

ICC Birmingham : Hall 6

ConservativeHome In Conversation with Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

Speakers: Mark Wallace, Executive Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair); Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands;

08.30 Centre for Cities

The Library of Birmingham : Room 101

Cities of glass ceilings? What role can cities play in improving social mobility?

By invitation only. Contact rsvp@centreforcities.org for more details. Updated speaker details available at www.centreforcities.org

Speakers: Andrew Carter, Centre for Cities (Chair); Cllr Sean Anstee, Leader of the Conservative Group, Trafford Council;

09.00 Prospect Magazine

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 2

Prospect policy briefing: Brexeconomics, opportunity or threat?

Join Prospect as we take a look at the day ahead. For an up to date list of speakers please check out our website http://prospectmagazine.co.uk

Speakers: Stephanie Boland, Head of Digital, Prospect (Chair); Vicky Pryce, Economist; Paul Ormerod, Volterra Partners ;

09.00 London Councils, Core Cities UK, and Key Cities

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10b

Delivering for the communities we serve

This event will give panellists an opportunity to demonstrate how they are responding to the needs and demands of their local communities and what they would like to see from upcoming fiscal events – such as the forthcoming Spending Review – in order to deliver excellent public services to their communities.

Speakers: Katie Perrior, iNHouse Communications, Former Director of Communications to the PM (Chair); Cllr Nickie Aiken, Leader, Westminster City Council; Cllr Sean Anstee, Conservative Group Leader, Trafford Council; Cllr Donna Jones, Conservative Group Leader, Portsmouth Council; Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol;

09.00 Health & Care Forum

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10a

In Conversation with Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

Our 2018 partners: Institute and Faculty of Actuaries & The Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

Speakers: Daniel Bond, Managing Editor, The House magazine (Chair); Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care;

09.00 University and College Union

Copthorne Hotel, Paradise Circus, Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HJ : Chamberlain Suite

Government review of post-18 education. How can we ensure a system that works for students and staff?

Speakers: Mark Leach, Editor and CEO of Wonkhe (Chair); Nita Sanghera - Vice President, University and College Union; Amatey Doku – Vice President (HE), National Union of Students; Prof Dave Phoenix - Chair, MillionPlus;

09.15 The TaxPayers' Alliance

Centenary Square : Think Tent

What does business want after Brexit?

Speakers: John O'Connell, Chief Executive, TaxPayers' Alliance (Chair); Helen Dickinson, CEO, British Retail Consortium; Lance Forman, Owner, H. Forman & Son Smoked Salmon; Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce; Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Former Secretary of State for International Development; Chloe Westley, Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance;

09.30 Policy Exchange and Drax Power

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

What is the role of CCUS in delivering clean growth?

Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) is widely seen as a pivotal climate change solution, essential to the success of the Paris Agreement. But what policies and regulatory framework are needed to deliver CCUS technologies, business models and infrastructure?

Speakers: Josh Burke, Policy Exchange (Chair); Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth (invited); Andy Koss, Drax Power; Simon Clarke MP (invited); Charlotte Morgan, former Chair of the Cost Challenge;

09.30 Centre for Policy Studies

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

The Morality of Work

Rachel Wolf presents new research on how attitudes to welfare are changing and how a ‘something for something’ system is key to winning back trust with the electorate - followed by a discussion on how to create a truly contributory welfare system

Speakers: Rachel Wolf, Head of Welfare - Centre for Policy Studies (Chair); Alex Burghart MP, Brentwood and Ongar; Matt Warman MP, Boston and Skegness ; James Bartholomew, Author - The Welfare of Nations;

09.30 Employment Related Services Association (ERSA)

Details on request. : Details on request.

Employment Gaps: The PM’s Race Disparity Audit One Year On

Private roundtable. Please contact matt.byrne@ersa.org.uk for details.

Speakers: Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, ERSA (Chair); Alok Sharma MP, Minister for Employment; Simon Woolley, Chair of the Race Disparity Advisory Group and Director of Operation Black Vote; Arun Batra, Member of the Race Disparity Advisory Group and Associate Partner at Ernst & Young; Cllr Catherine Faulks, Lead Member for Skills and Enterprise, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; Simon Rouse, Managing Director, PeoplePlus;

09.30 UK Youth

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

How can we create an economy that works for all?

Join the debate and economy briefing pre-Chancellor’s Speech.

Speakers: Fraser Nelson, The Spectator (invited) (Chair); Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (invited); Seb Marsden, Unilever GM (invited); Simon Woolley, Chair of the Race Disparity Advisory Group (invited); UK Youth Voice representative; Anna Smee, CEO, UK Youth;

09.30 Conservative Christian Fellowship in partnership with World Vision UK

Birmingham City Church, 1 Parade, B1 3QQ : Life Cafe

Policy Fringe: ‘Faith in Aid? Ending Violence Against Children’

All are welcome No conference pass required Refreshments provided

Speakers: Gavin Crowden, WVUK; Michael Tomlinson MP, PPS to Secretary of State DFID ; Senior Cabinet Minister ; Professor Francis Davis, University of Birmingham, St Mary’s University Twickenham;

10.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Nationwide Building Society

ICC Birmingham : Hall 6

Reforming private renting - A new deal for tenants and landlords

This event is invitation only, please email: events@conservativehome.com for further information

Speakers: Alex Morton, CPS and ConservativeHome (Chair); Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State at MHCLG; Further industry representatives speaking;

10.00 Conservative Cycling Group

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 7

Inaugural Conservative Cycling Group Meeting

Speakers: Andrew Selous MP (Chair); Andy Street; Will Butler-Adams;

10.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Atos

Centenary Square : ConservativeHome Marquee

The Great British Enterprise Challenge: how can we unleash the potential of a new generation of entrepreneurs?

Britain is one of the enterprise centres of the world with 414,000 new businesses launched in 2016. With a changing & more flexible labour market, how can more people be encouraged to set up their own business? The panel will discuss how barriers to enterprise can be hurdled to make Britain’s entrepreneurs even more successful.

Speakers: Alan Mak MP (Chair); Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Invited); Gillian Keegan MP (Invited); Rachel Maclean MP; Kulveer Ranger, VP Strategy and Communications, Atos UK&I;

10.00 Conservative Women's Organisation and Conservative Councillor's Association

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 8

Community Representation needs Conservative Women

How do we get more female representation at all levels and how do we increase women's opportunities in politics, local government and non-exec career progression?

Speakers: Helen Whately MP, Vice Chair for Women (invited) (Chair); Pamela Hall, Vice President National Convention and Chester City Councillor; Sam Smethers, Chief Executive, Fawcett Society; Izzi Seccombe OBE, Leader, Warwickshire County Council; Jo Beavis, Essex County Council and Braintree District Council; Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner;

10.00 Tideway and Port of London Authority

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Concerto

The River Thames Room; Investing, Innovating, Inspiring

10.30 Localis

Jurys Inn Hotel : 116

Beyond Devolution – How Could Conservatives Empower and Grow our Core Cities?

This year’s local election results delivered an indecisive set of verdicts on both Labour and Conservative aspirations. Neither party made a definitive breakthrough in urban areas and the number of city councils remained largely unchanged from 26 to 24 for the Conservatives and up to 66 from 64 for Labour. If anything, the political divides that emerged in urban England at the 2017 general election – between bigger cities and smaller cities, and buoyant and struggling places – are persisting. Has the Government given Metro Mayors and strategic authority leaders the right set of tools, power

Speakers: Sir Merrick Cockell, former chair, LGA (Chair); Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol; Andy Bounds, North of England Correspondent, Financial Times ; George Freeman MP; Cllr Elizabeth Campbell, leader Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea;

10.45 CapX

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

Adam Smith - Crusader for Capitalism? In Conversation with Jesse Norman MP

What did Adam Smith really believe, and what would he would make of modern capitalism’s crisis of confidence?

Speakers: Lord Finkelstein of Pinner OBE (Chair); Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport; Oliver Wiseman, Editor - CapX;

10.45 Bright Blue with the Environmental Services Association

Jury's Inn Birmingham : Room 112

Plastic fantastic? Exploring the current debate on plastic waste

Speakers: Wilf Lytton (Senior Researcher, Bright Blue) (Chair) (Chair); Dr Therese Coffey MP (Minister for Environment and Rural Life Opportunities); Chris Lowe (Senior Director Public Affairs, Asda); Lyndsey Dodds (Head of UK & EU Marine Policy, WWF); Paul Taylor (CEO, FCC Environment UK); Jacob Hayler (Executive Director, Environmental Services Association);

11.00 UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG)

Centenary Square : Think Tent

Energy security: is shale gas better for Britain?

Speakers: John O’Connell, Chief Executive, TaxPayers’ Alliance (Chair); Mike Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy, Warwick University; Ken Cronin, Chief Executive, UKOOG; Natascha Engel, Director, PYC and former Labour MP for NE Derbyshire; Stuart Fegan, GMB Union; Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth;

11.00 New Statesman & University of Buckingham

NOVOTEL Birmingham Centre, 70 Broad Street, B1 2HT : Wedgewood Suite

Why are Universities so Sluggish on Innovation in Education?

*Event date/time is subject to change. For up to date information, please visit www.newstatesman.com/conference2018

Speakers: Jon Bernstein (Chair); Robert Halfon MP; Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice Chancellor, University of Buckingham; Lord David Willetts Chancellor of the University of Leicester; Professor Rose Luckin, UCL Knowledge Lab;

11.00 Policy Exchange and Pool Re

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

From technology to terrorism: how the internet threatens national security and democracy

The UK faces growing cyber challenges, from terrorist material, data manipulation and so-called fake news. Just how far is our national security and political system being threatened by extremist groups and hostile nation states – and what more can we do in response?

Speakers: Dean Godson, Policy Exchange (Chair); Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Former Home Secretary; Jamie Bartlett, Author, "The People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy"; Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Culture, Media and Sports Committee; Julian Enoizi, CEO, Pool Reinsurance; Paddy McGuiness, Former Deputy National Security Adviser to the PM (invited);

11.00 NHS Confederation

Hilton Garden Inn : The Gallery

What can local government do to improve mental health in local communities?

Speakers: Rebecca Cotton, Mental Health Network (Chair); Rehman Chishti MP for Gillingham and Rainham; Dr Julie Hankin, Medical Director, Nottinghamshire NHS Foundation Trust; Councillor, LGA confirmed speaker ; Andy Bell, Centre for Mental Health ; Department of Health and Social Care (invited);

11.30 Policy Exchange

ICC Birmingham : Hall 7

Can the Conservatives win in Canterbury and Middlesbrough at the same time?

2017 saw the Conservatives seek a landslide coalition of their southern heartlands & Brexit-supporting Labour areas in the North, Midlands & Wales. The result: the loss of seats like Canterbury & Stockton together with Cameron’s majority. Is this strategy doomed or can an effective campaign deliver?

Speakers: Dean Godson (Policy Exchange) (Chair); Jacob Rees Mogg MP; Ben Houchen, Mayor of the Tees Valley ; James Frayne, Public First; Helen Whately MP ; Joe Twyman, Deltapoll;

11.45 ConservativeHome Event in Conversation with Rt Hon David Davis MP (Kindly supported by The UK in a Changing Europe)

ICC Birmingham : Hall 6

Delivering a successful Brexit: a conversation

Speakers: Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair); Rt Hon David Davis MP; Anand Menon, Director, UK in a Changing Europe;

12.00 Conservative Rural Forum

Austin Court, 80 Cambridge St., Birmingham B1 2NP : Waterside Theatre

Future of the Countryside

Presentations & discussion on a wide range of farming & rural issues.

Speakers: Marquess of Abergavenny (Chair); Ross Murray, former President Country Landowners Association; To be confirmed;

12.00 Centre for Policy Studies

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

The Best Years of Our Lives? Mental Health at University

Studying at university should be a time of excitement, discovery and fellowship. But many students experience anxiety and depression. What can be done by the government, universities and students?

Speakers: Helen Whately MP, Vice-Chair for Women - Conservative Party (Chair); Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation; Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor - University of Buckingham ; Professor Dame Janet Beer, President - Universities UK; Meg Zeenat Wamithi - Student and Founder, My Mind Matters Too;

12.00 Localis

Jury's Inn Hotel : 116

Breaking Badly – is the funding of local government services fixable?

Faced with a trajectory of anticipated Spending Review cash-throttling, increased demand for cost-intensive social care services, fiercer pressures on non-statutory services and widespread concern council tax and a 75% share of business rates revenues alone cannot plug the funding gap, it might appear there are few grounds for hope. But does this seeming impasse inherently contain the seeds for a long overdue and creative reform of local government finances and to implementing more innovative and ethical commercial approaches in how local authorities buy in goods and services? Can we square t

Speakers: Jonathan Werran, chief executive, Localis (Chair); Natalie Abraham, operations director, CIPFA C.CO; Rob Whiteman, chief executive, CIPFA; Cllr Paul Carter, Leader of Kent County Council; Micheal Burton, Editorial Director, The Municipal Journal;

12.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Shelter

Centenary Square : ConservativeHome Marquee

Securing voters’ support: how important is it for the Conservatives to present a new offer to renters?

Speakers: Alex Morton, CPS and ConservativeHome (Chair); Ben Bradley MP; Polly Neate, CEO, Shelter; Anne Ashworth, Assistant Property and Personal Finance Editor, The Times; Matt Singh, Founder, Number Cruncher Politics;

12.00 The Salvation Army

Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP : 102

Older Renters – an interactive discussion on the future of Adult Social Care

Ahead of the green paper on adult social care funding, this interactive event will highlight the potential repercussions of ignoring the 25% of over 75s who do not own their own home. Facilitated by experts giving perspectives from residents, care providers, local authorities and healthcare. Registration advised, public.affairs@salvationarmy.org.uk

Speakers: Beverley Egan - Public Affairs Adviser, Localism (Chair); Elaine Cobb - Director of Older People's Services;

12.30 Rail Delivery Group

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10b

Delivery of passenger services: How can we innovate and improve for customers, communities, employees and the economy?

Join the Rail Delivery Group to hear from senior leaders from across rail and business, as well as Parliamentarians, to discuss the future delivery of passenger services. Find out how the industry is working together to create a more customer focused flexible system to deliver for passengers.

Speakers: Robert Nisbet, Regional Director, Rail Delivery Group (Chair); John Penrose MP, Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare; Paul Faulkner, CEO, Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce ; Mary Hewitt, Strategy and Policy Director, Arriva; Paul Plummer, Chief Executive, Rail Delivery Group; Laura Shoaf, Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands;

12.30 New Statesman & Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

NOVOTEL Birmingham Centre, 70 Broad Street, B1 2HT : Wedgewood Suite

Building a Trading Nation: How ADR can empower UK businesses in the global marketplace

Speakers: Jon Bernstein (Chair); John Howell MP ; Anthony Abrahams Director General, CIArb; Mark Levy - Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Allen & Overy;

12.30 Design Council

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

Blueprint For The Economy

A debate on the major economic challenges for business and industry, including infrastructure, investment and regional growth, for the UK as “A nation more innovative than anywhere else in the world, where we nurture the next generation of designers, innovators and engineers” (Prime Minister).

Speakers: Sarah Weir, Chief Executive, Design Council (Chair); Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Leader of the House of Commons; Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, BEIS Secretary of State (invited); Vicky Ford MP, Science & Technology select committee; CBI, Senior Representative; TUC, Senior Representative;

12.30 Women2Win and the Fawcett Society, hosted by DLA Piper and West Midlands Women’s Voice

DLA Piper, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B2 4DL : Room 67 and 68

“What do women want from the Conservative Party?”

100 years since women got the vote, we ask: what does the Party need to do to get more women standing - and voting - Conservative? Hear insights from research and the experience of Conservative women that looks at why four out of five Conservative MPs are men, and what can be done to change that picture.

Speakers: Baroness Jenkin, Women2Win Co-Chair (Chair); Sam Smethers, Fawcett Society Chief Executive; Members of Parliament (invited);

12.30 Chartered Body Alliance

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10a

Who’s Watching the Machines? Ethics of AI in Financial Services

Especially timely in light of the Government's response to the Lords AI Select Committee report, this fringe will bring together a panel of MPs, academics, ethics specialists and professionals to explore the potential impact of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ on financial services.It will consider how the benefits of AI can be shared more widely

Speakers: Angela Knight CBE, Office of Tax Simplification (Chair); Lee Rowley MP, Co-Chair, Cross-Party Parliamentary Commission on Technology Ethics; Raman Bhatia, Head of Digital Bank, HSBC; Simon Culhane, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment; Simon Thompson, Chief Executive, Chartered Banker Institute; Dr Adrian Weller, Programme Director for AI, The Alan Turing Institute;

12.30 Policy Exchange and Cadent Gas

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

What is the role of hydrogen in a decarbonised world?

Decarbonisng the UK’s power, transport and heat systems is a huge challenge. Hydrogen offers the potential to provide clean low carbon heat and power and help integrate increasing amounts of variable renewable energy. So are we on the cusp of a hydrogen economy?

Speakers: Josh Burke, Policy Exchange (Chair); Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth (invited); Simon Farman, Cadent Gas; Mike Hulme, Alstom UK; Dr Rachel Smith, ITM Power;

12.30 Sense

IKON Gallery : Events Room

What will happen when I'm gone? Long-term care and support for disabled people and their families

1.7 million disabled people are supported by their friends and families. But 75% of carers supporting people with complex needs have no plan for what should happen when they can no longer provide support. The disability charity Sense invites you to a reception to hear from families about why they need more help to make long term plans.

Speakers: Richard Kramer- Sense Chief Executive;

12.30 Women's Aid

Crowne Plaza : Meeting Room 3

The Real Cost of Economic Abuse: How the Government’s new Domestic Abuse Bill can be truly transformative.

Economic abuse limits women’s ability to access safety, exacerbates existing economic disadvantage, and has a high cost if unaddressed. Join Women’s Aid for a debate on access to economic resources, domestic abuse and how the Domestic Abuse Bill can provide economic stability and safety to survivors.

Speakers: (Chair/Chairwoman) Claire Cohen, Women's Editor and Associate Features Editor, Telegraph (Chair); Katie Ghose, Chief Executive, Women’s Aid ; Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs, Founder and Director, Surviving Economic Abuse; Survivor of Economic Abuse; Victoria Atkins MP, Minister Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism (Invited); Andy Cook, Chief Executive, Centre for Social Justice (Invited);

12.45 Prospect Magazine

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 2

Health technology and patient empowerment: how can data save lives?

This event is a part of Prospect's ongoing health programme to find out more or to register your interest in this event please contact saskia.abdoh@prospectmagazine.co.uk

Speakers: Steve Bloomfield, Deputy Editor, Prospect (Chair); Helen Whately MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Health; Chris Green MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research; Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, CEO, Patients Know Best; Professor Chris Holmes, Programme Director for Health Data, Alan Turing Institute; Simon Gillespie, CEO, British Heart Foundation (BHF);

12.45 Education Policy Institute and Sheffield Hallam University

ICC Birmingham : Media Suite

What do we need from Universities? The HE funding review

Speakers: Natalie Perera (Education Policy Institute) (Chair); Rt Hon. Damian Hinds MP (Secretary of State for Education) - invited ; Shakira Martin (NUS); Professor Sir Chris Husbands (Sheffield Hallam University) ; Lord Willetts (Education Minister, 2010-14); Rachel Wolf (Public First);

12.45 Demos, Money Mental Health and GambleAware

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 8

Could Employers be the answer to Britain's social ills?

Research on the level of indebtedness in the UK shows that there are 4 million people who have problems with debts. Could the nation's employers be the solution to improving financial wellbeing and mental health? This session is supported by GambleAware.

Speakers: Alan Lockey, Head of Research, Demos (Chair); Guy Opperman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Pensions and Financial Inclusion; Polly Mackenzie, Director, Demos; Helen Undy, Director, Money Mental Health; Marc Etches, Chief Executive, GambleAware;

12.45 Prospect Magazine and the Higher Education Commission kindly supported by ACCA

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 1

Keeping our higher education sector open to the world post-Brexit?

Speakers: Stephanie Boland, Head of Digital, Prospect (Chair); Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education (invited); Michelle Donelan MP, Member, Education Select Committee (invited); Helen Brand, CEO, ACCA; Shakira Martin, President, NUS; Pooja Kumari, Research Manager, Policy Connect;

12.45 Bright Blue with Hanover Housing Association

Jury's Inn Birmingham : Room 112

The social care crisis: developing cross-party support and local solutions

Speakers: Ryan Shorthouse (Director, Bright Blue) (Chair); The Rt Hon Damian Green MP (Former First Secretary of State); Sonia Sodha (Chief Leader Writer, The Observer); William Laing (Data Director and founder, LaingBuisson); Cllr David Simmonds CBE (Deputy Chairman, Local Government Association); Dame Clare Tickell DBE (Chief Executive, Hanover Housing Association);

12.45 WWF

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Dolce

Our Planet: Restoring Nature after Brexit

WWF will bring together representatives from government and business to discuss how the UK can lead international efforts to protect the environment.

Speakers: Amy Mount - Greener UK (Chair); Tony Juniper CBE - WWF ; Rebecca Pow MP PPS to DEFRA; Zac Goldsmith MP ; David Wheeldon - Sky ;

12.45 Prospect Magazine kindly supported by the Current Account Switching Service (CASS)

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Drawing Room

Banking on Change: how would inclusive banking services work in practice? (invite only)

This is an invite only event. To register your interest please email saskia.abdoh@prospectmagazine.co.uk

Speakers: Andy Davis, Associate Finance Editor, Prospect (Chair); Kevin Hollinrake MP, Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee; Anne Pickielon, Director of Product and Strategy, BACS; Chris Pond, Vice Chair, Financial Inclusion Commission; Paul Uppal, Small Business Commissioner; Joanna Elson, CEO, Money Advice Trust;

12.45 Bright Blue with Offshore Wind Industry Council

Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindleyplace : Barra Room

Putting the wind in Britain’s sails? Global Britain and offshore wind

Speakers: Wilf Lytton (Senior Researcher, Bright Blue) (Chair) (Chair); Rebecca Pow MP (PPS, Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs); Prof Michael Grubb (Professor of Energy and Climate Change, UCL); Baroness Brown (Deputy Chair, Committee of Climate Change); James Murray (Editor, Business Green); Benj Sykes (Vice President, Offshore Wind Industry Council);

12.45 Transport for North, ABPorts and uber

Austin Court, The IET Birmingham : Telford Room

THE Northern Transport Fringe

Unlocking the potential of the north is vital to the long-term interests of the UK as well as beneficial to northern communities. THE Northern Transport fringe will highlight the case for new infrastructure investment as well as innovation in quality, integrated, affordable, accessible, low carbon transport in all parts of the North.

Speakers: Henri Murison, Director of Northern Powerhouse Partnership (Chair); Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport; Ben Houchen, Mayor of The Tees Valley; Barry White, Chief Executive Officer, Transport for North; David Leighton, Group Head of Corporate Affairs, ABPorts; Neil McGonigle, Head of Cities, Uber;

12.45 KPMG, Battersea Power Station and E.ON

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Sonata

Ask the apprentice: the apprentice panel

Speakers: Gillian Keegan MP, Co-Chair, APPG on Apprenticeships (invited) (Chair); Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister for Apprenticeships (invited); Apprentices, KPMG (tbc); Apprentice, Battersea Power Station (tbc); Apprentice, E.ON (tbc);

12.45 ECR Group - Danish Conservatives

ICC Birmingham : Hall 9

Relations with Europe after Brexit: The Conservatives and the European Conservatives and Reformists

Buffet lunch available at this event

Speakers: Anders Vistisen MEP, Leader of the Danish Conservatives in the European Parliament (Chair); Lord Callanan, Minister, Department for Exiting the European Union; Andrew Lewer MP;

12.45 Local Authority Pension Fund Forum and The Smith Institute

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Fortissimo

Why do companies go bust?

Last year bankruptcies hit a four year high and 2018 has shown no signs of being any better. When companies get into trouble there are varied explanations with many linked to corporate governance failings. What policy reforms should the Conservative Party consider?

Speakers: Jonathan Djanogly MP, Chair of the APPG for Corporate Governance (Chair); Kelly Tolhurst MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility (invited); Edwin Morgan, Director of Policy, IoD; Cllr Paul Doughty, Vice Chair, Local Authority Pension Fund Forum;

12.45 Chatham House in partnership with The City of London Corporation

ICC Birmingham : Hall 5

Global Britain? The Future of UK Trade

MPs and trade experts discuss the UK’s future trading relationships.

Speakers: Liam Halligan - Columnist, The Sunday Telegraph (Chair); Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP - Chair, Treasury Select Committee; Professor Anand Menon - Director, UK in a Changing Europe; Catherine McGuinness - Policy Chairman, The City of London Corporation; Linda Yueh - Associate Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Department, Chatham House;

12.45 Royal Town Planning Institute & British Property Federation

Novotel Birmingham Central, 70 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HT : Priestley and Darwin Room

How can devolution boost housing delivery?

Speakers: Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation; Victoria Hills MRTPI, Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute; Gareth Bradford, Director of Housing and Regeneration, West Midlands Combined Authority ; Councillor Melanie Baker, Deputy Leader Malvern Hills District Council; Vicky Pryce, Director, Centre for Economics and Business Research (Invited);

12.45 IPPR and Future Care Capital

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Soprano

What Next for Social Care?

Speakers: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR (Chair); Helen Whately MP (invited); Greg Allen, Chief Executive, Future Care Capital; Janet Morrison, Chief Executive, Independent Age;

12.45 Institute for Government and British Red Cross

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 10

Tackling the big challenges facing health and care: the role of Civil Society and Government

Speakers: Nick Davies, Programme Director, Institute for Government (Chair); Private roundtable, by invitation only. To register your interest in attending, please email: bookings@instituteforgovernment.org.uk;

12.45 Conservative Women's Organisation

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 7

How tackling mental health issues can impact on the reduction in numbers of rough sleepers across our cities: myth or fact?

Statistics indicate that there are more people rough sleeping and sofa surfing. Can this be attributed simply to circumstances or are deeper issues such as mental health at play here.

Speakers: Amanda Solloway, National Deputy Chairman, Conservative Women’s Organisation (Chair); Jeremy Lefroy MP, Stafford; Larry Waller, Chief Executive, Padley Centre; Sean Kelly, Previously homeless person; Kate Gillespie, Head of Accommodation and Support, YMCA; Ian Hodgkinson, Chief Executive, Hodgkinson Construction;

12.45 BASC and The Angling Trust

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8

Rural Reception

12.45 Onward

Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP : Room 105

Vibrant Communities: Taking back control of local politics and growth

A high level debate on the future of localism, in partnership with the Power to Change Research Institute

Speakers: Will Tanner, Director, Onward (Chair); Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury; Bim Afolami MP, Member of Parliament for Hitchin and Harpenden; Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive, Power to Change Research Institute;

12.45 Institute of Economic Affairs

Centenary Square : Think Tent

Housing policies to promote intergenerational fairness

Speakers: Kate Andrews, Associate Director, Institute of Economic Affairs (Chair); Siobhain McDonagh MP; Sam Collins, Age Endeavour; John Myers, YIMBY; Priti Patel MP (invited);

13.00 Centre for Cities

The Library of Birmingham : Room 101

From state to city: are city leaders the new policy pioneers?

For updated details go to: www.centreforcities.org.

Speakers: Andrew Carter, Centre for Cities (Chair); Cllr Donna Jones, Leader of the Conservative Group, Portsmouth City Council; James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough; Cllr David Renard, Leader of Swindon;

13.00 The Bruges Group

Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS : Lyttelton Lecture theatre

Brexit means Brexit?

Speakers: Barry Legg, Chairman, Bruges Group (Chair); Rt Hon Priti Patel MP; Andrea Jenkyns MP; Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP;

13.00 NHS Confederation

Hilton Garden Inn : The Gallery

Developing the NHS workforce of the future

Speakers: Danny Mortimer, NHS Employers (Chair); Alan Mak MP for Havant; Anita Charlesworth, Health Foundation; Janet Davies, Royal College of Nursing; Department for Health and Social Care (invited);

13.20 Centre for Policy Studies

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

The Politics of Age

The issue of inter-generational (un)fairness challenges all parties and politicians. How can Conservatives best deliver opportunity and security for young people?

Speakers: Emma Barr, Head of Communications - Centre for Policy Studies (Chair); Tom Pursglove MP, Vice-Chair for Youth - Conservative Party; Ben Bradley MP, Mansfield; Tom Harwood, former NUS Presidential Candidate; Andrew Bowie MP, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine;

13.30 Conservative Environment Network and UK100

IET Birmingham: Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, B1 2NP : Boulton/Faraday Room

Accelerating the Transition to Electric Vehicles

Speakers: Polly Billington (Chair); Isabella Gornall; Neil Parish MP; Mayor Andy Street TBC; Cllr Jonathan Cook TBC;

14.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Aberdeen Standard Investments

Centenary Square : ConservativeHome Marquee

Inclusive Capitalism - how can business help create a better society?

Speakers: Rebecca Lowe, ConservativeHome (Chair); Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Martin Gilbert, CEO, Aberdeen Standard Investments; Oliver Shah, Business Editor, Sunday Times; Frances O’Grady, General Secretary, TUC;

14.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with TheCityUK

ICC Birmingham : Hall 6

Global talent: immigration and skills after Brexit

Speakers: Henry Newman, Director, Open Europe (Chair); John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister; Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Chair, Treasury Select Committee; Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK; Margaret Burton, Partner, Global Immigration, People Advisory Services, EY LLP;

14.30 New Statesman & NOCN

NOVOTEL Birmingham Centre, 70 Broad Street, B1 2HT : Wedgewood Suite

The Skills Gap and Productivity Crisis: A National Strategy for the Future

For up to date information, please visit www.newstatesman.com/conference2018

Speakers: Jon Bernstein (Chair); Rachel Maclean MP - Member of the APPG on Skills and Employment; Gareth Jones, Chair of NOCN or Alison Lamplough, Vice Chair of NOCN; Lord Lucas - Member of the APPG on Skills and Employment ;

14.30 Localis

Jury's Inn, Birmingham : 116

Does patient power exist? How can we ensure the NHS is more responsive to people’s needs?

"Putting patients first" has been a goal of successive governments -but how much of this rhetoric has become reality? As we move towards implementing more integrated models of healthcare, how do we ensure that rather than creating “cosy geographical monopolies, any future model of care puts patient choice and control centre-stage?

Speakers: Stephen Dorrell, Chair, The NHS Confederation (Chair); David Hare, Chief Executive, NHS Partners Network; Rachel Power, Chief Executive, The Patients Association; Andrew Haldenby, Director, Reform; Dan Wellings, Senior Policy Fellow, The King's Fund;

14.30 The TaxPayers' Alliance

Centenary Square : Think Tent

Automating the public sector

Speakers: Andrew Allum, Chairman, TaxPayers' Alliance (Chair); George Freeman MP, Chair, Conservative Policy Forum; Ben Ramanauskas, Policy Analyst, TaxPayers' Alliance; Alok Sharma MP, Minister for Employment; Cllr Edward Smith, Deputy Leader, Conservative Group, Enfield Council;

14.30 Centre for Policy Studies and CapX

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

The Future of Capitalism

Capitalism has proved itself to be the most effective means of distributing wealth and creating opportunity for all. But the global financial crisis has damaged capitalism’s reputation for efficiency and fairness, and created a new anti-market narrative which is being exploited by populists and the left

Speakers: Chris Skidmore MP, Vice-Chair for Policy - Conservative Party (Chair); Dame Helena Morrissey, Founder - The 30% Club; Fredrik Erixon, European Centre for International Political Economy; Robert Colvile, Director - Centre for Policy Studies;

15.00 The Telegraph

Centenary Square : The Business Hub

Telegraph Refresh - Are all young people really Corbynistas?

Telegraph Refresh is a policy discussion forum aimed at young people. This is our first event at Conference and it will explore whether the "youthquake" really happened, dismantle the socialist stereotype that is often aimed at young people and discuss policy ideas for a generation which often feels ignored and undervalued.

Speakers: Christopher Hope, Chief Political Correspondent, The Telegraph (Chair); The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss, Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Bim Afolami, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden ;

15.15 Bright Blue with Calor Gas

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 1

A heated debate: greening Britain’s homes

Speakers: Eamonn Ives (Researcher, Bright Blue) (Chair); Kevin Hollinrake MP (Parliamentary Private Secretary to The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP) (Invited); Tony Juniper CBE (Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns, WWF); Richard Howard (Head of Research, Aurora Energy Research); Jillian Ambrose (Energy Editor, The Daily Telegraph); Paul Blacklock (Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Calor Gas);

15.15 Bright Blue with Smart Pension

Jury's Inn Birmingham : Room 112

Can tech save savings?

Speakers: Ryan Shorthouse (Director, Bright Blue) (Chair); Guy Opperman MP (Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion); Iona Bain (Founder, Young Money Blog); Andrew Evans (Chief Executive, Smart Pension); Rachel Rickard-Straus, Personal Finance Editor, Daily Mail (Invited); Karen Rowlingson (Professor of Social Policy, University of Birmingham);

15.30 Policy Exchange

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

Should we try to maintain the home-owning democracy? If so, how can millennials be encouraged to save for a deposit?

Home-ownership has been a norm of British life and society for decades. So when the housing ladder gets further and further out of reach for younger people, what should be done about it, if anything at all? What are the steps government can take to support millennials into home-ownership?

Speakers: Jack Airey, Policy Exchange (Chair); Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury; Bob Seely MBE MP (invited); Nick Boles MP (invited); Sarah O'Connor, Financial Times (invited);

15.45 Planning Futures in partnership with the Thakeham Group

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 8

Sustainable Place Making and the Green Belt

Taking a broad look at current challenges to delivering the homes people desire where they desire as well as current Green Belt policy, we will consider the case for Green Belt release in specific instances & reasons for protection, ultimately posing the question: Is it thwarting sustainable place making or protecting communities from urban sprawl?

Speakers: Hannah David, Director, Planning Futures (Chair); Kevin Hollinrake MP; Rob Boughton, Chief Executive, Thakeham Group; Cllr David Simmonds, Deputy Chairman, LGA & Deputy Leader, LB Hillingdon; Victoria Hills, Chief Executive, RTPI;

15.45 Centre for European Reform

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8a

What will be the outcome of Brexit?

Speakers: Charles Grant (Chair); Vicky Ford MP; Bernard Jenkin MP; Juliet Samuel; Antoinette Sandbach MP;

15.45 ResPublica and bacta

Library of Birmingham : Room 101

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals: The costs of delaying the £2 stake reduction

Speakers: Laura Hughes, Political Correspondent, FT (invited) (Chair); Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP (invited); John White, Chief Executive, bacta; Oliver Hogan, Chief Economist, Cebr; Cllr Morris Bright, Vice Chair, LGA Safer and Stronger Communities Board;

15.45 LGA

ICC Birmingham : Hall 9

Investing in our future: why the Spending Review must provide for communities

Speakers: LGA Conservative Group representative (Chair); Cllr James Jamieson, LGA Conservative Group Leader ; The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (invited); The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury (invited) ; Emily Andrews, Associate Director, Institute for Government;

15.45 Welsh Conservative Party

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 7

Fringe Event

Speakers: Byron Davies, Chairman of the Welsh Conservative Party (Chair); The Rt Hon. Alun Cairns, MP, Secretary of State for Wales; Leader of the Welsh Conservative Group in the National Assembly for Wales;

15.45 Institute for Government and Solicitors Regulation Authority

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Concerto

Trust, data and decisions: how do we find the information we need?

Speakers: Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director, Head of Data and Transparency, Institute for Government (Chair); Matt Warman MP, Board Member, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST); Caroline Normand, Director of Policy, Which?; Jane Malcolm, Executive Director, External and Corporate Affairs, SRA; Antony Walker, Deputy Chief Executive, techUK;

15.45 Education Policy Institute and ASCL

ICC Birmingham : Media Suite

How do we put the joy back into teaching?

Also invited to speak: Professor Rebecca Allen, Director, Centre For Education Improvement Science (IOE)

Speakers: Natalie Perera (Education Policy Institute) (Chair); Rt Hon. Nick Gibb MP (Minister for School Standards) - invited ; Lucy Allan MP (Education Select Committee) - invited; Geoff Barton (ASCL) ; Mark Lehain (New Schools Network) ; Russell Hobby (Teach First);

15.45 NASUWT

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Sonata

Who is teaching our children? The teacher recruitment and retention crisis.

There is increasing evidence of a school teacher recruitment and retention crisis. This fringe seeks to discuss possible solutions to this challenge.

Speakers: TBC (Chair); Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education; Ms Chris Keates NASUWT General Secretary;

15.45 Conservative Voice

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Allegro

Conservative Voice Fringe Event

Speakers: Mr Don Porter CBE (Chair); Rt Hon Priti Patel MP;

15.45 ResPublica and Westminster City Council

Library of Birmingham : Room 102

Devo London: What policies does London need to succeed?

Speakers: Phillip Blond, Director, ResPublica (Chair); Paul Scully MP, Conservative Party Vice-Chair for London; Cllr Nickie Aiken, Leader, Westminster City Council; Professor Tony Travers, LSE; Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive, London First ; Shaun Bailey AM;

15.45 Child Poverty Action Group / National Education Union

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Andante

Child poverty is on the increase – what does this mean for learning?

Speakers: Robert Halfon MP, Chair, Education Select Committee (invited); Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group; Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union;

15.45 Countryside Alliance

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Fortissimo

Do animal rights influence elections?

There is no doubt that most people want to see high standards of animal welfare, and campaigners have focused on these issues in countless elections, including the General Election last year. Whilst we may be a nation of animal lovers, do animal rights determine how people vote when it comes to elections?

Speakers: Victoria Prentis MP; Johnny Heald, Managing Director, ORB International; Tim Bonner, Chief Executive, Countryside Alliance; Other speakers to be confirmed;

16.00 The Spectator and Octopus

ICC Birmingham : Hall 5

What next for the over-60s? Social care and beyond. Damian Green in conversation with Fraser Nelson

Gin & tonic served to guests. See the latest line-up at spectator.co.uk/conference

Speakers: Fraser Nelson, Editor, The Spectator (Chair); Rt Hon Damian Green MP;

16.00 Portman Group and The Local Government Information Unit

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Dolce

Local partnership working for a vibrant night time economy

An attractive night time economy makes sense for councils as it can reduce costs, boost business rate income, improve community wellbeing and create jobs. How can partnerships with the health services, police, businesses and others help councils make the most of these benefits?

Speakers: Dr Jonathan Carr-West, LGiU Chief Executive (Chair); John Timothy, Portman Group Chief Executive; tbc; tbc; tbc;

16.00 New Statesman & Unite Students

NOVOTEL, Birmingham Centre, 70 Broad Street, B1 2HT : Wedgewood Suite

In conversation with Sam Gyimah MP: The future of the Conservatives and higher education

Speakers: Jon Bernstein (Chair); Sam Gyimah MP; George Eaton, Political Editor, New Statesman;

16.00 NHS Confederation

Hilton Garden Inn : The Gallery

Can a Conservative government change the political narrative on funding for the NHS and social care?

Speakers: Niall Dickson, NHS Confederation (Chair); Paul Johnson, Institute for Fiscal Studies; Dr Tania Mathias, former MP for Twickenham; Dr Graham Jackson, NHS Clinical Commissioners; Mike Thompson, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry; Senior Cabinet Minister (Invited);

16.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Landsec

Centenary Square : ConservativeHome Marquee

How should businesses help ex-offenders back into the workforce?

Speakers: Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair); Rory Stewart MP, Minister of State, Ministry of Justice; Robert Noel, Chief Executive, Landsec; Fran Findlater, CEO, Bounce Back ;

16.00 Centre for Policy Studies

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

From Rent to Own: How to Bring Back Mass Home Ownership

Home ownership used to be part of the British dream. Is it still possible?

Speakers: Alex Morton, Head of Policy - Centre for Policy Studies (Chair); Kit Malthouse MP, MInister of State for Housing; Graham Edwards, Executive Chairman - Telereal Trillium; Natalie Elphicke OBE, Chief Executive - The Housing and Finance Institute;

16.00 IPPR North and Deloitte

Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre : Room 6

Rebalancing the Economy: Raising Productivity and Promoting Regional Growth

Venue Address: Central Square, Holliday Street, Birmingham B1 1HH

Speakers: Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR North (Chair); Richard Harrington, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (invited); Stephen Hammond MP (invited); Pauline Biddel, Managing Partner Regional Markets and NWE Board of Partners Member, Deloitte; David Paine, Editor, local Government Chronicle (invited); Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK ;

16.00 Leonard Cheshire and Microsoft

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Soprano

Tackling the disability employment gap: how assistive technology can close the employment gap, boost productivity and deliver the modern workplace

Speakers: Neil Heslop MBE, Chief Executive, Leonard Cheshire (Chair); Steve Tyler, Director of Assistive Technology, Leonard Cheshire; Hannah Rose, Vetting Officer, Cheshire Constabulary; Hector Minto, Accessibility Evangelist, Microsoft EMEA; Sarah Newton MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work (TBC);

16.00 FiveAI & techUK

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Drawing Room

How do we make the UK a world leader in autonomous vehicles?

Speakers: Oliver Shah, Business Editor, The Sunday Times (invited) (Chair); Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport (invited); Stan Boland, CEO and co-founder, FiveAI; Vicky Ford MP (invited); Leon Daniels, former MD, surface transport, TfL; Dharmash Mistry, Partner, Lakestar;

16.00 Prospect magazine kindly supported by Associated British Ports

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 2

Beyond tariffs: where are our opportunities to boost trade Post-Brexit?

Speakers: Tom Clark, Editor, Prospect (Chair); Suella Braverman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DExEU; John Howell MP, Trade Envoy to Nigeria; David Leighton, Group Head of Corporate Affairs, Associated British Ports; Professor Alan Winters, Director, UK Trade Observatory; Josh Hardie, Deputy Director-General, CBI;

16.00 The University of Warwick

Ikon Gallery, Brindleyplace : Gallery 1

How do we make Good Work for All a reality?

Following Taylor Review into Modern Employment Practices, Government accepted the case for all work to be Good Work. How can employers improve the quality of work in the UK economy and what support does Government need to give? What is the right balance between the needs of employers and employees? How can job quality be measured?

Speakers: Professor Chris Warhurst, Director, Warwick Institute for Employment Research (Chair); Josh Hardie, Deputy Director General, Confederation of British Industry; Martyn Evans, CEO, Carnegie Trust; Paul Novak, Deputy General Secretary, TUC; Greg Clark, Business Secretary (invited);

16.00 Social Market Foundation with Water UK

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Scherzo

Next steps for the water sector?

Join the Social Market Foundation and Water UK for a panel event discussing how water companies, government and regulators can work together to drive innovation, investment and better outcomes in the water industry.

Speakers: Mary Ann Sieghart, Chair, Social Market Foundation (Chair); Political Representative TBA; Michael Roberts, Chief Executive, Water UK; Jonathan Ford, City Editor, The Financial Times; Scott Corfe, Chief Economist, Social Market Foundation; Kayley Hignell, Citizens Advice;

16.15 ConservativeHome in partnership with CityFibre

ICC Birmingham : Hall 6

Broadband Infrastructure: How can the Government place consumers at the heart of its full fibre vision?

Speakers: Mark Wallace, Executive Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair); Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries ; Mark Collins, Director of Strategy and Public Affairs, CityFibre ; Martin McTague, Policy & Advocacy Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses; Richard Piggin, Head of External Affairs, Which?;

16.15 St John Ambulance

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

Long Term Relationships: the value of volunteering to young people and their communities

Speakers: Peter Aldous MP (Chair); Rebecca Owens and Jamie Trusler, Young Volunteers, St John Ambulance; Rob Moore, 999: On the frontline; Samantha Hyde, Youth United Foundation;

16.15 Institute of Economic Affairs & The TaxPayers' Alliance

Centenary Square : Think Tent

In conversation with... the Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

Speakers: Iain Dale, LBC presenter (Chair); Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union;

16.30 CBI

Centenary Square : The Business Hub

Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders: The Growing Contribution of Business to Education

Join us for a high-level debate on the vital contribution of business to education. The CBI will host an expert panel from education, business, and politics, who will consider how all three can best work together to shape the leaders of tomorrow. Light refreshments will be served.

Speakers: Neil Carmichael, former Chair of the Education Select Committee (Chair); John Cope, Head of Education and Skills, CBI; Gordon Adams, Head of Planning & Public Affairs, Battersea Power Station Development Company; Amelia Walker, National Director for Strategy and Quality, Ormiston Academies Trust; Anna Soubry MP;

16.30 Seahorse Environmental Communications

Novotel Birmingham Centre Hotel : Wedgwood Suite

The UK’s role in a new deal for global nature

Speakers: Mike Barrett, Executive Director of Science and Conservation at WWF;

17.00 TELL MAMA

Hilton Garden Inn : Barra Room

TACKLING HATE AND EXTREMISM: THE CHALLENGES AHEAD

Tell MAMA is the UK’s leading project countering anti-Muslim hate. It is a national, independent and confidential support service for victims of anti-Muslim hate and prejudice. Tell MAMA maps, monitors and measures anti-Muslim hate in the UK. We provide tailored victim support, advocacy for victims of hate crime and discrimination, signposting and referrals for legal advice and support, and court support for victims. Tell MAMA also provides training for local authorities and other bodies on understanding the changing nature of anti-Muslim hate. Since it was founded in 2012 Tell MAMA’s work has led to over 1,000 arrests, and it has helped over 15,000 people.

Speakers: FIYAZ MUGHAL (Chair); FIYAZ MUGHAL; IMAN ABOU ATTA; MICHAEL CRAVEN;

17.20 Centre for Policy Studies and the National Pharmacy Association

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

The NHS: What's the Plan?

NHS leaders have been asked to set out a 10-year strategy for its future. But what would a better health service actually look like? And what can be done today?

Speakers: Laura Donnelly, Health Editor - The Telegraph (Chair); Robert Colvile, Director - Centre for Policy Studies; Niall Dickson CBE, Chief Executive - NHS Confederation; Nick Kaye, Board Member - National Pharmacy Association; Alan Mak MP, Havant;

17.30 JTI and Logic Vapes

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10a

Is Brexit a Victory for Vaping?

Can Brexit provide an opportunity to liberalise legislation around vaping? Join our panel of experts and parliamentarians to discuss if the restrictions on advertising and nicotine levels, amongst other things, should be relaxed following the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Speakers: Elizabeth Bates, Senior Political Reporter, PoliticsHome (Chair); Mark Pawsey MP, Chair, APPG for E-Cigarettes; Daniel Pryor, Head of Programmes, Adam Smith Institute; Martin Cullip, Board Member, New Nicotine Alliance ; Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs;

17.30 Lansons

Nuvo Bar, Brindley Place : Main Bar

Lansons Financial Services and Business Reception

Invitation only. Please register interest to: partyconference@lansons.com

Speakers: Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP - Chair, Treasury Select Committee; Economic Secretary to the Treasury, John Glen MP;

17.30 The Catholic Church and the Catholic Education Service

Pitcher and Piano : Brindleyplace

Catholic Church drinks reception

Drinks and food available. Come along and hear about the Catholic Church's work in a range of areas including running schools, supporting refugees and promoting religious freedom around the world.

Speakers: Simon Hoare MP; Mgr Timothy Menezes - Vicar General, Archdiocese of Birmingham;

17.30 CBI and BVCA

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10b

Building a Global Britain: Equipping the UK to Win on the World Stage

As the UK prepares to exit the European Union, building a Britain able to compete and thrive on the world stage must be a top priority. This CBI fringe event will look at how government and business can work in a partnership to build a more competitive Britain to seize the opportunities on offer and unlock growth and prosperity across the UK.

Speakers: Adam Boulton, Editor-at-large, Sky News (Chair); Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation; Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General, CBI; Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA;

17.30 RICS

Deloitte : 4 Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2HZ

RICS Housing Reception: Opening doors for the locked-out generation

The UK’s housing market is facing one of the most complicated situations that we have seen for some time. Join RICS at its annual Residential Reception to hear from an expert panel which will discuss alternative approaches to tackling the UK’s housing crisis. To book on please email ExternalAffairsandPolicy@rics.org.

Speakers: Peter Bolton-King, RICS (Chair); Senior Cabinet Minister (Invited); John Penrose MP, Chair of APPG for Housing and Planning; Michael Newey, Broadland Housing Group; Victoria Hills, RTPI ; Jeff Doble, Dexters ;

17.45 Education Policy Institute and Achievement for All

ICC Birmingham : Media Suite

Missing School and Missing Out: Reducing All Exclusions and Closing the Gap for SEND

Also speaking: Natalie Perera (Education Policy Institute)

Speakers: Professor Sonia Blandford (Achievement for All) (Chair); Nadhim Zahawi MP (Minister for Children and Families); Rt Hon. Robert Halfon MP (Chair, Education Select Committee); Dr Mary Bousted (NEU) ; Kiran Gill (The Difference) ; Professor Brian Lamb OBE (Achievement for All & SEND Adviser) ;

17.45 Prospect Magazine

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 1

The new economy: how will automation and AI change the future of work?

This event is part of Prospect's ongoing work on the future of work. To find out more or to register your interest in this event please get in touch with saskia.abdoh@prospectmagazine.co.uk

Speakers: Steve Bloomfield, Deputy Editor, Prospect (Chair); Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Employment; Neil Carmichael, Chair, Commission on Sustainable Learning for Life, Work and a Changing Economy; Raj Mack, Head of Digital Birmingham; Vinous Ali, Head of Policy, TechUK ;

17.45 ResPublica

Library of Birmingham : Room 102

Knife, acid and scooter crime: What can be done?

Speakers: Fiona Hamilton, Crime and Security Editor, The Times (Chair); Javed Khan, Chief Executive, Barnardo's; Niven Rennie, Director - Violence Reduction Unit, Police Scotland; Sophie Linden, London Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime;

17.45 Residential Landlords Association

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 7

Housing Generation Rent – A Conservative Agenda for the Private Rented Sector

Speakers: Anna Mikhailova (Political Correspondent, The Daily Telegraph) (Chair); Kit Malthouse MP (Minister of State for Housing and Planning); Ben Marshall (Research Director, IPSOS Mori); Douglas Haig (Vice Chair, Residential Landlords Association);

17.45 Bright Blue with Child Poverty Action Group

Jury's Inn Birmingham : Room 112

Making child poverty history

Speakers: Jackie Long (Social Affairs Editor, Channel 4 News) (Chair); Shaun Bailey AM (Chair, GLA Regeneration Committee) (Invited); Dr Kitty Stewart (Associate Professor in Social Policy, LSE) ; Alex Burghart MP (Member, Work and Pension Select Committee) (Invited); Ryan Shorthouse (Director, Bright Blue); Alison Garnham (Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group) ;

17.45 Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Shaw Trust and Design Council

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

THE post-Brexit Employment and Skills Fringe: is devolution the solution to inclusive growth?

Campbell Robb, Chief Executive at Joseph Rowntree Foundation How can the Conservative Party meet the employment and skills challenges facing the UK post-Brexit? This event will highlight the need for a more strategic, more responsive, more devolved approach to tackle areas of high unemployment, in-work poverty and low skills.

Speakers: Dr Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce (Chair); Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships (invited); James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough; Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England; Richard Clifton, Chief Commercial Officer, Shaw Trust; Sarah Weir, Chief Executive at Design Council;

17.45 Tory Reform Group & Counter Extremism Project

Novotel Birmingham Centre, 70 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HT : Garden Room

Is Big Tech Turning a Blind Eye to Extremism and Radicalisation?

While major platforms like Facebook and YouTube are getting to grips with taking down material that violates copyright restrictions they are slow to take down dangerous extremist content. Join our discussion with leading technology commentators.

Speakers: The Rt Hon Mark Simmonds (Chair); Lucinda Creighton (former Irish Europe Minister); Garvan Walshe (Conservative Home); For full speaker line-up see www.trg.org.uk;

17.45 Brexit Civil Society Alliance

IET Birmingham: Austin Court : Boulton/Faraday Room

Brexit Certainty and Civil Society: What Next?

Speakers: Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (Chair); Alison Pickup, Public Law Project; Craig Bennett, Friends of the Earth; Corey Stoughton, Liberty ;

17.45 Prospect Magazine

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 2

Risks, governance and crisis: how can the UK address emerging national security threats?

This event is part of Prospect's ongoing work on cyber security. To find out more or to register your interest in this event please get in touch with saskia.abdoh@prospectmagazine.co.uk

Speakers: Jay Elwes, Executive Editor Prospect (Chair); Vicky Ford MP, Team PPS, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Professor Trevor Taylor, Professorial Research Fellow, Defence, Industries and Society, RUSI; Emily Taylor, Associate Fellow, Chatham House; Chris Burgess, UK Cyber Leader, AIG; Julian Enoizi, CEO, Pool RE;

17.45 Royal College of GPs

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Concerto

Royal College of GPs

A frank debate on the future of the NHS in the context of the Prime Minister's Long- Term Plan.

Speakers: Professor Helen Stokes- Lampard (Chair);

17.45 Coalition for Global Prosperity and Charities Aid Foundation

ICC Birmingham : Hall 9

Should Charity Begin and End at Home?

Speakers: Theo Clarke, CEO at the Coalition for Global Prosperity (Chair); Rt Hon Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister of State for the Foreign Office; Bim Afolami MP ; Owen Barder, the Center for Global Development ; James Price, TaxPayers' Alliance ; Michael Mapstone, Charities Aid Foundation ;

17.45 Conservative Women's Organisation and Conservative Policy Forum

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Soprano

What policies will attract women to vote Conservative?

The launch of regional policy forums to discuss the economic factors affecting which party 51% of the population will vote for at the next general election.

Speakers: Andrew Sharpe, Chairman of National Convention (Chair); George Freeman MP Mid Norfolk, Chairman of the Conservative Policy Forum ; Victoria Atkins MP Louth & Horncastle, Minister for Women (invited); Chris Skidmore MP Kingswood, Vice Chairman Conservative Party (invited); Julie Iles National Chairman, Conservative Women’s Organisation;

17.45 The Centre for Social Justice

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Symphony Ballroom

Does the Conservative Party care about social justice?

What is the nature of disadvantage faced by poor communities in the UK and how can the Conservative Party speak into those situations? We will hear from a number of MPs and commentators on how the Conservative Party can strengthen its approach on social justice. Drinks Reception at the event. Please RSVP to events@centreforsocialjustice.org.uk

Speakers: Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP (Chair); Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (invited); Rt Hon Justine Greening MP (invited) ; Johnny Mercer MP ; Andy Ratcliffe, CEO of Impetus-PEF; Tim Montgomerie, Journalist ;

17.45 ResPublica

Library of Birmingham : Room 101

The New and the Lost Conservative Voters: How can the party get a majority?

Speakers: Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor, The Economist (invited) (Chair); Dr Phillip Lee MP; Lord Cooper of Windrush; Phillip Blond, Director, ResPublica; Lara Spirit, Co-President, Our Future Our Choice;

17.45 The Enterprise Forum; ABPI; ACCA; ACS; EEF; FMB; FSB; FDF; ICAEW; IoD; IPSE; techUK

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8

The Enterprise Forum Business Reception In partnership with: ABPI; ACCA; ACS; EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation; FMB; FSB; FDF; ICAEW; IoD; IPSE; techUK

Admittance to this event is strictly by invitation only. Please contact markbeckett@enterprise-forum.co.uk for more information.

Speakers: Andrew Cumpsty, Chairman, The Enterprise Forum (Chair); The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Brian Berry, Chief Executive, Federation of Master Builders, speaking on behalf of ABPI; ACCA; ACS; EEF; FMB; FSB; FDF; ICAEW; IoD; IPSE; techUK;

17.45 IPPR Commission on Economic Justice

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Fortissimo

Prosperity and Justice: A Plan for the New Economy

Speakers: Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR North (Chair); George Freeman MP; Charlie Pickles, UnHerd (invited); Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR;

18.00 The Trussell Trust

Birmingham Repertory Theatre (Unique Venues Birmingham), Centenary Square, Broad Street, B1 2EP : Room 105

Universal Credit and Mental Health: improving mental health outcomes for vulnerable claimants

How can U.C. better support vulnerable claimants? Research has shown that Universal Credit (U.C.) can cause and exacerbate mental ill-health among claimants. The panel will share experience of U.C. and discuss what can be done to avoid a negative impact on claimants' mental health.

Speakers: Emma Revie, CEO of The Trussell Trust (Chair); Mind: Sophie Corlett, Head of External Relations; Taunton Foodbank: Sue Weightman, Project Manager; Citizens Advice: Kayley Hignell, Head of Policy (Families, Welfare and Work); Wandsworth Foodbank: Sarah Chapman, Trustee; Heidi Allen MP: Member of the Work&Pensions Select Committee;

18.00 The Spectator and Sky

ICC Birmingham : Hall 5

How open is Britain?

Drinks served to guests. See the latest line-up at spectator.co.uk/conference

Speakers: Fraser Nelson, Editor, The Spectator (Chair); Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Home Secretary; Andrew Griffith, Group CFO & COO, Sky ; More speakers TBA;

18.00 Transport for Greater Manchester Committee Reception

Birmingham Library, 6 Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP : Shakespeare Memorial Room & Skyline

Devolution in Motion: A new order for transport in Greater Manchester

Speakers: Secretary of State (invited); GM MPs (invited); Councillor Doreen Dickinson, Vice Chair, TfGM Committee;

18.00 The Royal Society

Copthorne Hotel : Kohinoor Suite

How long until we have a robot for PM? Are the predictions about the future of work getting ahead of reality?

Speakers: Ian Sample - Science Editor, The Guardian (Chair); Zeno the robot ; Robert Halfon MP - Chair, Education Select Committee; Professor Nick Jennings FREng - Imperial College London ; and other guests;

18.00 FREER & Institute of Economic Affairs

Centenary Square : Think Tent

Next-generation capitalism: attitudes to freedom and progress

Speakers: Rebecca Lowe, Director, FREER (Chair); Lee Rowley MP; Luke Graham MP; Ben Bradley MP; Rachel Maclean MP;

18.00 NFU / FDF

The Repertory Theatre, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP : The Studio

What should the UK’s future food policy look like?

Speakers: Christopher Hope, Chief Political Correspondent and Assistant Editor, The Daily Telegraph (Chair); Senior Cabinet Minister ; Minette Batters, President, NFU; Ian Wright CBE, Chief Executive, FDF;

18.00 Midlands Connect

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 8

Midlands Connect: Join the Journey

Speakers: Maria Machancoses, Director, Midlands Connect (Chair);

18.00 New Local Government Network, supported by iMPOWER

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Dolce

What does 'good' mean for local public services?

With social care, children's services and council budgets under increasing pressure from tight finances and rising demand, how can we judge if we are delivering the best possible outcomes?

Speakers: Adam Lent, Director, New Local Government Network (Chair); Cllr Rachel Bailey, Leader, Cheshire East Council; Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor, Leader, Wokingham Borough Council; Jeremy Cooper, Director (Adult Social Care), iMPOWER;

18.00 PLMR in partnership with UK business

Centenary Square : The Business Hub

Women and Business – innovative solutions beyond pay gap reporting

Solution-focussed discussion and networking event with businesses and policy makers about what comes after gender pay gap reporting and what action needs to be taken to ensure that businesses realise the full potential of their entire workforce.

Speakers: Mo Hussein, Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns, PLMR (Chair); The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities (invited); Victoria Atkins MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Women (confirmed); Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent, Deloitte;

18.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with British Red Cross and Co-op

ICC Birmingham : Hall 6

The ‘working together to tackle loneliness’ Reception

Speakers: ConservativeHome (welcome remarks) (Chair); Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care; Mike Adamson, Chief Executive, British Red Cross;

18.00 Prospect Magazine kindly supported by Octopus

Revolution Birmingham : Main Bar

The Parliamentary Staffer Welcome Reception

Speakers: Tom Clark, Editor, Prospect (Chair); Senior Cabinet Minister (Invited); Lisa Townsend, Octopus;

18.00 High Speed Rail Industry Leaders & Railway Industry Association

Jury's Inn, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HQ : 102

HSRIL and RIA Drinks Reception

Speakers: Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands (invited); Nusrat Ghani MP, Transport Minister (invited);

18.15 Leave Means Leave

Novotel Birmingham Centre : Lunar Suite

Brexit means Brexit

Leave Means Leave invites you to attend this debate on Brexit, followed by a drinks reception.

Speakers: Richard Tice (Chair); Tim Martin (Wetherspoons Chairman); Jacob Rees-Mogg MP; John Longworth;

18.30 Society of Conservative Lawyers, the Law Society and the Bar Council

The Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB : Banqueting Suite

Drinks Reception

For more information and to apply for a ticket please contact Cherry Clarke at socconlaw@aol.com

Speakers: Victoria Prentis MP (Chair); Senior Cabinet Minister; Andrew Walker QC, Chair of the Bar; Simon Davis, Vice President of the Law Society;

18.30 Policy Exchange with CGI

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

Policy Exchange Drinks Reception with Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

This event is by invitation only. To request a place, visit www.policyexchange.org.uk/conference-reception

19.00 ABP

The Brasshouse : 44 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HP

Sea Fare and Sea Shanty Reception

Guests will enjoy traditional entertainment from the Roaring Trowmen sea shanty group.

19.15 Prospect Magazine and the Financial Inclusion Commission kindly supported by Visa

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 1

The Financial Inclusion Reception

Speakers: Steve Bloomfield, Deputy Editor, Prospect (Chair); Guy Opperman MP, Minister for Financial Inclusion; Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, Chairman, Senior Visa Representative Inclusion Commission; Jessica Lennard, Head of UK Regulatory and Public Affairs, Visa;

19.15 PLMR Ltd

Centenary Square : The Business Hub

Intelligent Mobility: the future of connectivity and how we can embrace it

Speakers: Simon Darby, Senior Account Director, PLMR (Chair); James Taylor, Managing Director, DriveNow; Jack Tindale, Manager, Design and Innovation, Policy Connect; Jonn Elledge, Editor, CityMetric;

19.15 Plan International UK

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

It's Not OK! Why are girls as young as 11 being harassed on Britain's streets?

Street harassment is an almost universal experience for girls around the UK, to the point that some even consider this to be a normal part of growing up. Girls have a right to move freely, express themselves and participate in activities and education without worrying about potential harassment. Panel Debate.

Speakers: Conservative Women’s Organisation/ Conservative Young Women (Chair); Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Chair Women & Equalities select committee; Victoria Atkins MP, Home Office and Minister for Women (invited); Tanya Barron, Chief Executive, Plan International UK; Representative, Police and Crime Commissioners;

19.30 Conservative Councillors' Association and Young Conservatives

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 8

Becoming a Young Councillor

Under 35s looking to find out more about becoming a Conservative councillor

Speakers: Cllr Scott Benton, CCA Board Member (Chair); Cllr Sean Anstee, Trafford Council; Cllr Gabriella Giles, Hounslow Council; Cllr Nick Harris, Wyre Forest District Council ; Binita Mehta-Parmar, Watford Conservative Association; Cllr Ryan Stoneman, Young Conservatives Youth Officer and Sutton Council;

19.30 ECR Group and Rupert Matthews MEP

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Drawing Room

ECR Group and Rupert Matthews MEP presents The Trail of Angels Exhibition

Speakers: Rupert Matthews MEP (Chair);

19.30 Conservative Friends of the Commonwealth

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Dolce

The Commonwealth Reception

Speakers: Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP; Ross Thomson MP; Alec Shelbrooke MP; Tom Tugendhat MP; Helen Grant MP;

19.30 Prospect Magazine kindly supported by Atkins

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How could a smarter approach to infrastructure and mobility improve regional growth? (invite only)

This is an invite only event. To register your interest please contact oliver.ward@prospectmagazine.co.uk

19.30 Amy Agnew, Global Citizen

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 7

Building a Better World: the Commonwealth and UK Aid

Speakers: Marie Le Conte (Chair); H. E. Yamina Karitanyi, the Rwandan High Commissioner; Amy Agnew, Europe Director, Global Citizen; Lord Ahmad, FCO Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN (Invited);

19.30 Barnardo's supported by CareTech

ICC Birmingham : Castle Fine Art Gallery

The Barnardo's Reception - Lost Childhoods

Speakers: Javed Khan, Chief Executive of Barnardo's (Chair); Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families; Cllr Teresa Heritage, Deputy Leader at Hertfordshire County Council and LGA Children and Young People Board Member.; Mike Adams OBE, Non-Executive Director at CareTech;

19.30 Education Policy Institute, Teach First, AQA, and Impetus-PEF

ICC Birmingham : Media Suite

Education Reception (by invitation only)

Speakers: Natalie Perera (Education Policy Institute) (Chair); Rt Hon. Damian Hinds MP (Secretary of State for Education) ; Russell Hobby (Teach First) ; Andy Ratcliffe (Impetus-PEF) ; Professor Toby Salt (AQA);

19.30 sustainability hub with Conservative Environment Network

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Fortissimo

sustainability hub low carbon reception with Conservative Environment Network supported by Gemserv

Come and meet leading figures in the low carbon economy and help deliver a sustainable future www.sustainability-hub.org

Speakers: Karen Potter, Project Director, sustainability hub (Chair); Sam Richards, Director, Conservative Environment Network; James Heappey MP, Chair, PRASEG ; Trevor Hutchings, Director of Strategy, Gemserv; other speakers tbc;

19.30 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Private restaurant dining room : Dining room

International trade private dinner with MPs, ambassadors and business dignitaries

The largest global accountancy body brings together partners to provide international insight on the trade and inward investment debate

19.30 Apprenticeships Forum

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10a

Apprenticeships Forum Reception

Our 2018 partners: The Institution of Engineering and Technology & WorldSkills UK

Speakers: Sebastian Whale, Political Editor, The House Magazine (Chair);

19.30 The Spectator and Manchester Airports Group

Jury’s Inn Hotel, 245 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HQ : Room 102

Going global: why Britain’s regions need direct links to the wider world

Gin & tonic served to guests. See the latest line-up at spectator.co.uk/conference

Speakers: James Forsyth, Political Editor, The Spectator (Chair); Tim Hawkins, Chief Strategy Officer, Manchester Airports Group; Emma Degg, Chief Executive, North West Business Leadership Team;

20.00 ConservativeHome Reception in partnership with Cifas

Centenary Square : ConservativeHome Marquee

Reception Event: Protecting Young People from Financial Harm

Speakers: Mark Wallace, Executive Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair); Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families; Mike Haley, CEO, Cifas ;

20.00 ConservativeHome In conversation event

ICC Birmingham : Hall 6

Iain Martin in conversation with Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

Speakers: Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair); Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Chair, Treasury Select Committee; Iain Martin, Columnist, The Times;

20.30 The ONE Campaign

Library of Birmingham : Book Rotunda

We Are All Health Heroes

“(S)he who has health, has hope”. Join the ONE Campaign as we celebrate the UK's extraordinary contribution to global health, which saves millions of lives overseas and delivers enormous benefits to the UK. With speeches, poetry, live music and refreshments provided.

Speakers: Romilly Greenhill (Chair); Award Winning Poet, Theresa Lola; DFID Minister (invited); Health Minister (invited);

20.30 The ONE Campaign

Library of Birmingham : Book Rotunda

We Are All health Heroes

“(S)he who has health, has hope”. Join the ONE Campaign as we celebrate the UK's extraordinary contribution to global health, which saves millions of lives overseas and delivers enormous benefits to the UK. With speeches, poetry, live music and refreshments provided.

Speakers: Romilly Greenhill (Chair); Award Winning Poet, Theresa Lola; DFID Minister (invited); Health Minister (invited);

21.30 Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation & Conservative Environment Network Hosted By Zac Goldsmith MP

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Concerto

Brexit: Opportunities for Animal Welfare & The Environment Reception

Join Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation and Conservative Environment Network at our joint reception: 'Brexit: Opportunities For Animal Welfare And The Environment' kindly hosted by Zac Goldsmith MP

Speakers: Chris Platt, Vice President of Esher & Walton Conservative Association (Chair); Zac Goldsmith MP; Lorraine Platt, Co- Founder, Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation; Sam Richards, Director, Conservative Environment Network;

21.30 British American Tobacco UK

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10b

The Vype Reception

The e-cigarette industry has gone from strength to strength in the UK over the last decade. The potential public health and economic opportunities that this category can bring to the UK cannot be understated. Come and hear our speakers from all areas of the industry provide views on how to make the UK the global centre of excellence for vaping.

Speakers: Kevin Schofield, Editor, PoliticsHome (Chair); Mark Pawsey MP, Chair, APPG for E-Cigarettes; Will Hill, Head of Legal and External Affairs, BAT UK & Ireland; Steven Mealey, CEO, Ziggicig;

21.30 Conservative Humanists & Humanists UK

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Dolce

Right to offend? The global battle against blasphemy laws

Drinks reception

Speakers: Crispin Blunt MP (Chair); Gulalai Ismail; Andrew Copson;

21.30 John Procter MEP Yorkshire & The Humber

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Fortissimo

European Reception for Yorkshire & The Humber Conservatives

Limited space - bookings only - inside secure area - Conference pass needed. Contact Martin Dales 07764 985009 mpd@martindales.me.uk

Speakers: John Procter MEP; Michael Lee, Chairman, Yorkshire & The Humber Conservatives;

21.30 Bright Blue with MIMA and The Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group

Hotel du Vin Birmingham : Strictly by invitation only

Going green: mainstreaming climate change in the UK economy

Speakers: Ryan Shorthouse (Director, Bright Blue) (Chair); Robert Jenrick MP (Exchequer Secretary, HM Treasury) (Invited); Matthew Bell (Former Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change);

21.30 The ECR Group and Rupert Matthews MEP

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 8

Projekt Hansa: The Future of Trade in Northern Europe

Speakers: Rupert Matthews MEP, East Midlands (Chair); Anders Vistisen MEP, Denmark ; Susie Carlisle, Director of The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company; Allie Renison, Head of Europe and Trade Policy at the Institute of Directors; Morten Messerschmidt MEP, Denmark;

21.30 APPG Votes at 16

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 7

Votes at 16 Evening Reception

Evening Reception for supporters and those interested in the Votes at 16 Campaign - free wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks provided. Featuring short speeches from MPs and campaign leaders at 21:45 followed by networking and drinks. No RSVP required.

Speakers: Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP; Luke Graham MP; Darren Hughes - Electoral Reform Society; John Lamont MP (TBC);

21.30 Friends of the British Overseas Territories

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Soprano

British Overseas Territories Reception

Speakers: Philip Smith (Chair); Andrew Rosindell MP ; Priti Patel MP; Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon;

22.00 Company Shop

Centenary Square : The Business Hub

Business Reception

Invitation Only. Please RSVP to conference@conservatives.com

Speakers: Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment & Rural Affairs (Invited); Therese Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Life Opportunities (Invited);

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07.30 Conservative Christian Fellowship in partnership with The Trussell Trust and Leaders from the Free Churches

Pitcher & Piano, The Water’s Edge, Brindley Place, B1 2HP : downstairs room

Prayer Breakfast: ‘Food Poverty and Social Isolation’

All are welcome No conference pass required Cross-denominational Refreshments provided

Speakers: Emma Revie, CEO Trussell Trust; Senior Cabinet Minister; Malcolm Page, Assistant Territorial Director of Homelessness Services (North), The Salvation Army; Jeremy Lefroy MP;

08.00 NHS Providers

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Andante

NHS Providers roundtable

In June, the Prime Minister announced a new five year funding settlement for the NHS and asked the service to produce a sustainable 10 year plan. Our private roundtable will explore how we will navigate the hard choices that will have to be made as we balance the need to both recover performance and rebuild services around patients and service users. Attendance is by invitation only. For more information please contact Alex Richardson (alex.richardson@nhsproviders.org)

Speakers: Nicholas Timmins (author and journalist) (Chair); Chris Hopson (NHS Providers chief executive); Secretary of State of State (invited) ;

08.00 The TaxPayers' Alliance

Centenary Square : Think Tent

Cutting council tax with tighter budgets

Speakers: Harry Fone, Grassroots Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance (Chair); Cllr Sean Anstee, Leader of the Opposition, Trafford Council; Andrew Bridgen MP, North West Leicestershire; Cllr Ferris Cowper, East Hampshire District Council; Cllr Kevin Davis, Leader of the Opposition, Kingston Council;

08.00 Institute for Government and PwC

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Allegro

Immigration after Brexit

Speakers: Jill Rutter, Programme Director, Institute for Government (Chair); Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, former Home Secretary; Steve Hawkes, Deputy Political Editor, The Sun; Julia Onslow-Cole, Partner, Legal Markets Leader & Head of Global Immigration, PwC; Joe Owen, Associate Director, Institute for Government;

08.00 Crisis

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8b

Everybody In: Building public and political support for ending homelessness

Speakers: Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis (Chair); Nigel Adams MP, Minister for Housing and Homelessness; Cllr Joy Morrissey, Conservative Policy Forum Champion for Social Housing Tenants; Bob Blackman MP, Author of the Homelessness Reduction Act; Will Quince, Chair of the APPG on Ending Homelessness;

08.00 Brook and FPA

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

Relationships and Sex Education: beyond the classroom

By Invitation Only. Email lisa.hallgarten@brook.org.uk The Gold Standard for young people’s sexual health is the combination of good quality education delivered within schools and at home; and access to good quality accessible sexual health services. How local authorities, schools and young people work together and put their learning from RSE into practice.

Speakers: Giles Dilnot, Director of Communications, Children’s Commissioner for England (Chair); Lisa Hallgarten, Head of Policy, Brook; Emily James, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, FPA; Tanya Barron, Chief Executive, Plan International UK; Cllr Izzi Seccombe, LGA Community Wellbeing Board (invited);

08.00 Centre for Policy Studies and Women2Win

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

What's Stopping Women From Stepping Up?

Four out of five Tory MPs are men. Are women deterred by the abuse, the process, or do they just need to be asked?

Speakers: Carrie Symonds, Ocean Conservation - Bloomberg (Chair); Victoria Atkins MP, Minister for Women; Baroness Jenkin of Kennington, Co-Chair - Women2Win; Cllr Joy Morrissey, Shortlisted Conservative Candidate for London Mayor; Molly Samuel-Leport MBE, 7 times World Karate Champion and previous PPC for Walthamstow' ;

08.00 Onward & Sky

ICC Birmingham : Media Suite

New rules for the game: how to regulate the internet

A high-level panel event on the future of digital regulation, held in partnership with Sky.

Speakers: Will Tanner, Onward (Chair); Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, Culture Secretary ; Kemi Badenoch MP, Vice Chair of the Conservative Party; Rachel Coldicutt, CEO, DotEveryone; David Wheeldon, Group Director of Policy & Public Affairs, Sky ;

08.00 The Vegan Society

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 8

A Menu for a Sustainable and Healthy Future

Our food choices and farming methods are increasingly in the news. The NHS is facing multiple challenges and animal agriculture is heavily linked to climate change, so is it possible for us to produce food that can simultaneously improve the nation’s health, be environmentally sustainable and remain affordable?

Speakers: Sam Richards, Director, Conservative Environment Network (Chair); Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Dr Helen Harwatt, Animal Law and Policy Fellow, Harvard Law School ; Isabel Sigmac, former Conservative Councillor and Parliamentary Candidate ; Pamela Mason, Food & Nutrition Author & Researcher; Duncan Milwain, Chair, Real Junk Food Project; Louise Davies, Head of Campaigns, Policy & Research, The Vegan Society;

08.00 Demos think tank

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 7

If not Leave, what?

If there were to be a second referendum, what policies would we need to address the concerns of the 52% who voted leave? We must ask what led to this division and look at how we rebuild a sense of trust and pride in our political institutions. With greater understanding of why people voted as they did; could a different outcome be provoked?

Speakers: Bobby Duffy, Director of the Policy Institute at King's (Chair); Lord Andrew Adonis; Polly Mackenzie, Director, Demos; Dr Phillip Lee MP; Stephen Bush, New Statesman; James Crouch, Opinium;

08.00 Demos and Facebook

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 9

Is Social Media Good for Social Action?

Online spaces have become rallying points for social action. Social, community & political organisations have turned to the web to organise, coordinate, spread the word and raise funds. From political rallies of hundreds of thousands to local community projects, digital channels have enabled new and existing forms of social action. We explore the ways in which these organisations have succeeded and failed, and ask whether the digital revolution has helped or hindered our ability to effect change offline, and what might we be doing better. Invite only event. Contact events@demos.co.uk to apply

Speakers: Jamie Bartlett, Director, CASM (Chair); Carl Miller, Research Director, CASM;

08.00 eToro

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Sonata

Will regulation accelerate or obliterate crypto-assets?

This breakfast event is your opportunity to explore the issues and opportunities involved with regulating cypto-assets, but also to own Bitcoin. Attendees will receive Bitcoin.

Speakers: Iqbal Gandham, UK Managing Director, eToro; Crypto-sector, government and media panellists invited;

08.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with The Law Society

ICC Birmingham : Hall 6

Legal and ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence: what are the threats and opportunities?

Speakers: Rebecca Lowe, ConservativeHome (Chair); Speaker tbc; Neil O’Brien MP; Christina Blacklaws, President, The Law Society ; Matthew Fell, CBI Chief UK Policy Director;

08.00 Finance & Leasing Association / Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

DLA Piper Offices, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B2 4DL : Boardroom

Supporting SMEs: unlocking finance

Spaces are very limited so first come first served will apply to non pre-invited participants.

Speakers: Liz Barclay (Chair); Mark Pawsey MP. Member Member, Business Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee; Paul Uppal, Small Business Commissioner; Gavin Wraith-Carter, Managing Director, Hitachi Capital Business Finance ; Paul Bithrey, Chair of ACCA Practitioners Panel. Director, Foxley Kingham ; Joel Blake OBE, Executive Officer for Growing Businesses, Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership;

08.00 Greener Journeys with Transport Times

Jurys Inn, 245 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HQ : 101

Tackling pollution and congestion in our towns and cities

This event is by invitation only - please contact kirsty.walton@transporttimes.co.uk if you wish to attend.

Speakers: Prof. David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (Chair); Senior Cabinet Minister (Invited); Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys; Laura Shoaf, Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands (invited); David Brown, Chief Executive, Go-Ahead Group;

08.00 Lord Farmer and Jacob Rees-Mogg MP

ICC Birmingham : Hall 11a

Fractured Families

Fractured Families. Lord Farmer will speak about how successive governments have failed to strengthen families and what can be done. Followed by a Q & A session and discussion. Breakfast will be served.

Speakers: Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Chair); Lord Farmer;

08.15 Social Enterprise UK

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Scherzo

Social enterprise delivering at every scale: local, regional, national and global

Hot breakfast provided 8.00 - Pre-Event Drop In Session for Conservative Councillors to find out how social enterprise can support their local communities.

Speakers: Lord Victor Adebowale (Chair); Andy Streets, Mayor of West Midlands Combined Authority (invited); Oliver Dowden MP, Minister for Implementation (invited); Claire Perry MP, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth (invited); Joe Garner, Chief Executive Officer, Nationwide Building Society ; David Bird, Chief Executive Officer, Coop Energy;

08.30 Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Academy of Engineering, British Academy, Royal Society

Copthorne Hotel : Kohinoor Suite

What has science ever done for me?

Speakers: Professor Graeme Reid - UCL (Chair); Sam Gyimah MP - Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation; Professor Richard Jones FRS - Industrial Strategy Commission & Sheffield University; and other guests;

08.30 British Heart Foundation and the Conservative Science and Technology Forum

ICC Birmingham : Hall 11b

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Healthcare

Speakers: Vicky Ford MP (Chair); Minister (Invited); Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation;

08.30 Centrica

Centenary Square : LondonLounge

Powering Britain – a prescription for clean growth

Speakers: Philip Collins, Columnist and Leader writer for The Times (Chair); Iain Conn, Group Chief Executive for Centrica; Senior Ministerial Speaker TBC;

08.30 PLMR Ltd

Centenary Square : The Business Hub

Politics and the internet: where do we go from here?

Speakers: Mike Ramsden, Director of Film, Digital and Design, PLMR (Chair); The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Catherine Miller, Director of Policy, Doteveryone; Laura Townshend, Campaign Director, 38 Degree; Dr Andreas Vlachos, Founder of Factmata (Invited);

08.30 Social Market Foundation with Opinium and Policy@Manchester

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Dolce

Immigration: what do voters really want, and what does Britain need?

Immigration is at the heart of the Brexit debate, but the issue is often misunderstood. This event will present new evidence revealing the nuances in public opinion that could allow political leaders to satisfy public demands on immigration without sacrificing Britain’s economy or public finances.

Speakers: James Kirkup, Director, Social Market Foundation (Chair); Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP; Maria Sobolewska FRSA, Professor of Political Science, PhD Director in Politics, University of Manchester; Adam Drummond, Senior Research Manager and Partner, Opinium; Jonathan Thomas, Migration Researcher, Social Market Foundation;

08.30 Social Market Foundation with Simplyhealth

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Fortissimo

Fit for the future: how can we sustainably support the nation's health and ensure good outcomes across all services?

The founding aim of the NHS – accessible care available free at the point of use – remains at the core of its future purpose. But how the best care and health outcomes are achieved is more contested. Join us to debate how the private sector, employers and others can help support the NHS to ensure healthcare is widely accessible and sustainable.

Speakers: Laura Donnelly, Health Editor, The Telegraph (Chair); Political Representative TBA; David Furness, Director of Policy and Delivery, NHS Partners Network; Kate Thornton, Chief Customer Officer, Simplyhealth; Nigel Keohane, Research Director, Social Market Foundation;

08.30 London School of Economics and Political Science

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Concerto

Future Perfect? The Industrial Strategy and the Future of Work

Breakfast available

Speakers: Prof Tony Travers, LSE (Chair); Richard Harrington MP, Minister for Business and Industry; Josh Hardie, Deputy Director General, CBI ; Ben Houchen, Mayor of The Tees Valley (invited); George Freeman MP, Member of Parliament for Mid Norfolk; Dr Grace Lordan, Associate Professor at LSE ;

08.45 Bright Blue with the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Jury's Inn Birmingham : Strictly by invitation only

Progression in the professions

Speakers: Ryan Shorthouse (Director, Bright Blue) (Chair); Robert Buckland QC MP (Solicitor General); Jane Malcolm (Executive Director of External Affairs, Solicitors Regulation Authority); Simon Woolley (Chair, PM’s Race Disparity Audit Advisory Group) ;

09.00 Apprenticeships Forum

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10b

In Conversation with Rt Hon Anne Milton and Rt Hon Robert Halfon

Our 2018 partners: The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Raytheon & WorldSkills UK

Speakers: Sebastian Whale, Political Editor, The House Magazine (Chair); Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills; Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair, Select Committee on Education;

09.00 Scope

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10a

One million more disabled people in work by 2027: what role should business play?

This is an invite-only event. If you would like to find out more or request an invitation please contact Diane Rolland at conservativefringes@dodsgroup.com

09.00 Policy Exchange and Wessex Water

ICC Birmingham : Hall 7a

Roundtable: The Future of the Water Industry

This event is invitation only, if you are interested in attending please email events@policyexchange.org.uk

09.00 Centre for Cities and the Urban Mobility Consortium a Stagecoach and Enterprise Holdings partnership

The Library of Birmingham : Room 101

Mobile cities: the revolution in urban movement

This event is by invitation only. Contact rsvp@centreforcities.org for details. Up to date speaker information available at www.centreforcities.org.

Speakers: Andrew Carter, Centre for Cities (Chair); James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough; Paul Bunting, Stagecoach Group; Ben Lawson, Enterprise Holdings;

09.15 Institute of Economic Affairs

Centenary Square : Think Tent

Global trade: Producers vs Consumers. Where does the balance lie?

Speakers: Mark Littlewood, Director General, Institute of Economic Affairs (Chair); Steve Baker MP; Gerald Mason, Tate and Lyle; Liam Halligan (invited); Victoria Hewson, Senior Counsel, Institute of Economic Affairs;

09.15 Centre for Policy Studies and PERT

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

A Rebalancing Act: UK Prosperity After Brexit

The UK contains Northern Europe’s richest region (Inner London), and 9 of its 10 poorest regions. Addressing this should be a priority for UK and devolved government.

Speakers: Nick King, Head of Business - Centre for Policy Studies (Chair); Ben Houchen, Mayor of the Tees Valley; James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ; Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands; Sir John Peace, Chair - Midlands Engine;

09.30 Policy Exchange and KPMG

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

Changing the AI conversation: why we need to refocus on the opportunity and how we achieve public trust

The possibilities of AI are limitless, but must first be preceded by an open public debate around data privacy, ownership, access and control. We need to make clear the benefits of AI and increase public trust in the technology. This event will explore what is needed to change the AI conversation and how we increase public trust in AI.

Speakers: Rupert Reid (Policy Exchange) (Chair); Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries ; Shamus Rae, Partner, KPMG; Tabitha Goldstaub, CognitionX (invited); Senior Representative, Microsoft (invited);

10.00 Prospect Magazine

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 1

The Civil War without muskets: The extraordinary analogy for Brexit

Speakers: Tom Clark, Editor, Prospect (Chair); Richard Graham MP, Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union;

10.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Onward

ICC Birmingham : Hall 6

Modern Britain: How can the Party continue to broaden its electoral appeal?

Speakers: Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair); Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Home Secretary ; Chris Philp MP ; James Kanagasooriam, Onward; Rachel Wolf, Founding Partner, Public First;

10.00 Jesse Norman MP

ICC Birmingham : Hall 5

Capitalism, markets, free trade: the amazing legacy of Adam Smith

Jesse Norman MP and Peter Oborne discuss how the insights of Smith can be applied to the problems of today. Copies of Jesse Norman’s acclaimed biography of Smith will be available for sale at the event.

Speakers: Peter Oborne, Associate Editor, The Spectator (Chair); Jesse Norman MP;

10.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with MillionPlus and NUS

Centenary Square : ConservativeHome Marquee

Reviews, revelations and revolutions: what is the future for our universities and students?

Speakers: Rebecca Lowe, ConservativeHome (Chair); Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation; Trudy Harrison MP, Education Select Committee ; Professor Dave Phoenix OBE, Chair, MillionPlus ; Shakira Martin, President, NUS ;

10.00 Prospect Magazine

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 2

Abuse, Rage and Fake News: How Twitter is ruining politics

Join Prospect's Deputy Editor, Steve Bloomfield, in conversation with Rafael Behr

10.00 Action on Addiction and Centrepoint

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

Broaching Boundaries: the impact of addiction on family resilience

By Invitation Only. Email jhopkins@citadelcomms.co.uk A policy roundtable on distinctive approach to build resilience in families and vulnerable children, including mental health, domestic abuse, homelessness and addiction.

Speakers: Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England (Chair); Nadhim Zahawi MP, Minister for Children & Families (invited); Tim Loughton MP, Chair APPG Children; Seyi Obakin, Chief Executive, Centrepoint; Graham Beech, Chief Executive, Action on Addiction; Local Government Association representative;

10.00 Conservative Women's Organisation and Women2Win

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 7

Navigating the Political Maze…

Come and learn from experienced women as they share their stories to help you on your journey in to politics

Speakers: Virginia Crosbie, Director of Women to Win and 2017 parliamentary candidate (Chair); Gillian Keegan MP Chichester; Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner Devon, Cornwall + Isles of Scilly; Julie Iles, Surrey County Councillor; Anita Boateng, Redbridge Borough Councillor; Kemi Badenoch MP Saffron Walden, Vice Chairman Conservative Party (invited);

10.30 Policy@ Manchester with Centre for Cities

Birmingham Repertory Theatre : Meeting Room 103

Is further devolution the key to successful cities post Brexit?

As our cities embrace devolution and subsequently gain greater control over local policymaking, is there further opportunity, after Brexit, to increase their powers and resources to support and ensure prosperous local economies in a changing UK

Speakers: Andrew Carter - Centre for Cities (Chair); Josh Hardie - CBI Deputy Director -General; Tim Bowles, Mayor of the West of England; Prof. Francesca Gains - Head of Politics at The University of Manchester; James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough;

10.30 Tory Reform Group

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Allegro

TRG Forum: Cities, Millennials and the future of the Conservative Party

With growing divisions between generations of voters, and the Conservative falling further behind in our major cities in recent elections, this forum will explore the ideas and actions our party must take to build support across communities.

Speakers: Flora Coleman, TRG Deputy Chair (Chair); Bim Afolami MP; For full speaker line-up see www.trg.org.uk;

10.30 CapX

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

What Does Global Britain Mean?

Our rules-based system is under threat from trade wars and great power rivalry. Will Brexit prompt the UK to adopt a more global role as a champion of free trade and liberalism, or plunge it into irrelevance? In the age of uncertainty, who are our true friends?

Speakers: Oliver Wiseman, Editor - CapX (Chair); Lord O'Neill of Gatley, former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury; Baroness Neville-Rolfe, former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury; Bob Seely MP, Isle of Wight;

10.45 Bright Blue with Open Society Foundation

Jury's Inn Birmingham : Room 112

Stop-and-search: effective or divisive?

Speakers: Jessica Prestidge (Senior Researcher, Bright Blue) (Chair); Nick Hurd MP (Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Services) (Invited); Rory Geoghegan (Head of Criminal Justice, Centre for Social Justice); Katrina Ffrench (Chief Executive, StopWatch); David Jamieson (West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner); Nick Glynn (Senior Programme Officer, Open Society Foundation);

11.00 University of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham : Room 101, First Floor

How can we strengthen FE – HE pathways? Joining up the post-18 educational offer

Speakers: Mark Leach, Editor and CEO of Wonkhe (Chair); Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills; Dinah Caine, Chair of Goldsmiths University of London and member of the Creative Industries Skills Council; Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham; Professor Alex Lofthouse, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University College Birmingham; Lowell Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Dudley College of Technology ;

11.00 Policy Exchange

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

Building More by Building Beautiful

For decades, NIMBYism has been a barrier to new homes being built in the places and at the scale they are needed. As the country takes to building 300,000 homes per year, this event will ask whether opposition to development can be overcome by a greater focus on design and style in housebuilding.

Speakers: Jack Airey, Policy Exchange (Chair); Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing; Tom Tugendhat MBE MP ; Sir Roger Scruton, writer and philosopher; Anne Ashworth, The Times (invited);

11.00 Institute of Economic Affairs

Centenary Square : Think Tent

The Flexible Economy: Is the Conservative Party still standing up for the self-employed?

Speakers: Mark Littlewood, Director General, Institute of Economic Affairs (Chair); Alok Sharma MP, Minister for Employment; Simon McVicker, IPSE; Michelle Dewbery (invited); Rachel Maclean MP;

11.15 Conservative Young Women

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

Why don't women vote Conservative?

By Invitation Only: email Email jhopkins@citadelcomms.co.uk Roundtable discussion with young members and senior party representatives

Speakers: Senior Party representatives (Chair);

11.30 New Statesman & Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

NOVOTEL Birmingham Centre, 70 Broad Street, B1 2HT : Wedgewood Suite

An Industrial Strategy on Strong Foundations: Unleashing the hidden potential of construction investment

This is an invitation only event. To request participation, contact jonathan.ball@newstatesman.co.uk

Speakers: Jon Bernstein (Chair); Richard Harrington MP ; Chris Blythe OBE – Chief Executive, CIOB; Ben Goodwin – Lead Policy Manager, ICE ; Adam Ellis Morgan - Rider Levett Bucknall, Managing Partner;

11.45 Centre for Policy Studies

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

Is Privatisation Dead?

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is committed to re-nationalising the UK’s railways, water, energy networks and Royal Mail. Opinion polls suggest these policies have growing appeal to voters. Does privatisation have a future?

Speakers: Tom Clougherty, Head of Tax - Centre for Policy Studies (Chair); Rt Hon John Redwood MP, Wokingham; John Penrose MP, Weston-super-Mare; Dr Tony Ballance, Director, Strategy and Regulation - Severn Trent;

12.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with FSB

Centenary Square : ConservativeHome Marquee

FSB Business Interview

Speakers: Mark Wallace, Executive Editor, ConservativeHome (Welcome remarks) (Chair); Rt Hon Damian Green MP, former First Secretary of State; Sean Worth, Director of WPI Strategy and former Downing Street Adviser;

12.00 The Spectator and Centrica

Crowne Plaza, Holliday Street, B1 1HH : Vista Suite

Earth, wind and fire: can clean energy really grow the economy?

Gin & tonic served to guests. See the latest line-up at spectator.co.uk/conference

Speakers: Fraser Nelson, Editor, The Spectator (Chair); Senior Cabinet Minister ; Iain Conn, Group Chief Executive, Centrica; Mark Dooley, Global Head of Green Energy, Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd ;

12.00 Policy@ Manchester

Birmingham Repertory Theatre : Meeting Room 103

On the dole - will robots put us out of work?

There have been many predictions about how artificial intelligence and robotics may end up changing the way we work. Many of those predictions have differed wildly. So what will the future of work look like in the UK, and what can we do to make sure the UK is ready to lead the fourth industrial revolution.

Speakers: Hetan Shah - Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society; Professor Jill Rubery - The University of Manchester; IPPR, Senior Research Fellow - tbc; John Hawksworth - Chief Economist PWC;

12.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Port of Dover

ICC Birmingham : Hall 6

How can we preserve our trading relationship with the EU post-Brexit?

Speakers: Henry Newman, Director, Open Europe (Chair); Suella Braverman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the EU; Tim Reardon, Head of EU Exit, Port of Dover; Dr Adam Marshall, Director-General, British Chambers of Commerce;

12.30 Home Group

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10b

Ending Britain’s Housing Crisis: the role of innovation in solving the UK’s housing shortage

Building 300,000 homes a year and meeting Britain’s housing needs requires innovation to build more homes, quicker. This event will discuss how modern methods of construction and technology can deliver this, following an ambitious test site developed by Home Group, one of the UK’s largest affordable home builders.

Speakers: Anne Ashworth, Assistant Editor (Property and Personal Finance), The Times (Chair); Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing; Bjorn Conway, Chief Executive Officer, Ilke; Hew Edgar, Policy Manager, RICS; Matt Forrest, Executive Director of Business Development, Home Group;

12.30 Policy Exchange and Suez

ICC Birmingham : Hall 7

Waste or resource? Developing a whole system approach to delivering the circular economy

The Government has pledged to meet higher recycling targets. By 2030, 65% of British household waste will be required to be recycled, but with China setting stricter standards for UK exports and the potential for tariff and non-tariff barriers impacting the UK’s trade in waste after Brexit, how should the UK manage its growing waste inventory?

Speakers: Matthew Rooney, Policy Exchange (Chair); Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Minister for the Natural Environment; David Palmer-Jones, Suez; Richard Howard, Aurora Energy Research (invited); Samantha Harding, Campaign to Protect Rural England (invited);

12.30 The Children's Society and BASW

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

Crumbling Futures: why vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds need more support as they move into adulthood

Speakers: Frank Young, Head of Family Policy, Centre for Social Justice (Chair); Nadhim Zahawi MP, Minister for Children and Families (Invited); Ruth Allen, Chief Executive, BASW; Hannah Chetwynd, Policy Officer, The Children’s Society; Cllr Sean Anstee, Trafford Council;

12.30 Policy Exchange and EnergyUK

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

Powering the Clean Growth revolution: making the opportunity a reality

The Clean Growth Strategy set out the UK government's proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy through the 2020s. But what technologies will drive this as we move towards a more decentralised, digitalised and decarbonised future?

Speakers: Josh Burke, Policy Exchange (Chair); Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Transport (invited); Lawrence Slade, CEO, EnergyUK; Senior Representative, Nissan (invited); Tom Glover, UK Country Chair, RWE;

12.30 The Telegraph

Centenary Square : The Business Hub

Choppers Brexit Podcast - exclusive live recording

Speakers: Christopher Hope, Chief Political Correspondent, The Telegraph (Chair); Christopher Hope, Chief Political Correspondent, The Telegraph; Jacob Rees-Mogg MP;

12.45 Charities Aid Foundation

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 7

The Original Social Networks: What Is The Value Of Charities In A Digital Future?

Join us as we explore what the continuing role of charities will be in our increasingly digital future. From the rise in social media and loss of personal connection, to the changing nature of finances and money – we know that the charity sector will need to be more robust if we are to continue helping millions of people across the world.

Speakers: Rhodri Davies, Head of Policy - Charities Aid Foundation (Chair); Gillian Keegan MP, PPS HM Treasury (Confirmed); Robert Buckland QC MP (Confirmed); Lord Lucas, APPG on Digital Identity (Confirmed); Sarah Foxall, Director Corporate Affairs and UK Philanthropy - Microsoft; Caroline Macfarland, Director - Common Vision;

12.45 TFA and Barton Willmore

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Drawing Room

The Business of Building

Roundtable debate by invitation only. For enquiries contact - callum@tfa-ltd.co.uk

12.45  Institute for Fiscal Studies & Chartered Institute of Taxation

Jury's Inn : 102

What does fair business taxation look like in a digital world? With hot buffet lunch

Corporation tax is levied based on where businesses create value, but what does that mean in today’s world? Are the government right to be considering a revenue-based tax for digital companies? Is an international solution likely? Join us to discuss these and wider issues around business taxation. Hot buffet lunch will be served.

Speakers: Ray McCann (Chair); Paul Johnson; Claire Hooper; Ministerial speaker TBC;

12.45 Urban Transport Group

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Allegro

Smarter,greener,stronger towns and cities - which transport policies can deliver ?

The Urban Transport Group are the nations network of transport authorities. Our city regions need modern, green and efficient transport networks to grow in an inclusive and sustainable way. – To do this we need transport policies that can deliver to support our city regions needs and help to provide the investment to plan for the future.

Speakers: Llewela Bailey, Broadcast Journalist (Chair); Transport Minister; Vernon Everitt, Managing Director, Transport for London; Sue Percy, Chief Executive, Chartered Institution of Highways; Tobyn Hughes, Chair,UTG, Managing Director, Nexus;

12.45 The Enterprise Forum & EEF, the manufacturers' organisation

ICC Birmingham : Hall 5

Global Britain: In Conversation with Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief Executive, EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and Special Guest Speaker. In partnership with EEF, The Manufacturer's Organisation

Speakers: Andrew Cumpsty, Chairman, The Enterprise Forum (Chair); Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief Executive, EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation; Special Guest Speaker;

12.45 Onward

Jurys Inn, 245 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HQ : Room 105

Raising our game: How can we improve UK productivity through unlocking regional growth?

A high-level panel event on regional growth, in partnership with the Northern Health Science Alliance

Speakers: Will Tanner, Director, Onward (Chair); Richard Harrington MP, Minister for Industrial Strategy; Neil O'Brien MP, Member, Science and Technology Committee and Advisory Board Member, Onward; Lord Jim O'Neill, Vice-Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership; Hakim Yadi OBE, Chief Executive, Northern Health Science Alliance;

12.45 Centre for Progressive Policy

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 10

The NHS: How can we make it last another 70 years?

Speakers: Chris Smyth, The Times (tbc) (Chair); Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair, Health Select Committee; Charlotte Alldritt, Director, Centre for Progressive Policy; Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chair LGA Community and Wellbeing Board (tbc); Dame Julie Moore, CEO Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust;

12.45 Demos and the Solicitors Regulation Authority

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 8

How technology is changing access and choice to professional services

Advances in technology are expanding access to a wider range of professional services. How can technology make it easier for consumers to access legal services and compare suppliers? How can regulators and Government make sure this information is reliable and trusted? Other speakers to be confirmed.

Speakers: Alan Lockey, Head of Research, Demos (Chair); Richard Collins, Executive Director - Policy and Resources, Solicitors Regulation Authority; Richard Tromans, Founder, Artificial Lawyer; Rich Piggin, Head of External Affairs, Which?;

12.45 Demos and Aviva

ICC Birmingham : Media Suite B

Could more inclusive workplaces be the key to future UK productivity?

How can the best employers make workplaces and practices inclusive to a diverse workforce? Britain is currently experiencing a productivity lag, stagnant wages and technical skills shortage. With Brexit signalling potentially dramatic changes to the workforce, what can ambitious employers do to fill the skills gap within the domestic labour force?

Speakers: Iain Martin, Editor, Reaction (Chair); Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Employment; Amanda Mackenzie, CEO BiTC; Polly Mackenzie, Director, Demos;

12.45 The Federalist Society

Centenary Square : Think Tent

Should we keep the European Arrest Warrant as we leave the EU?

Speakers: Alex Deane, Head of Public Affairs UK, FTI Consulting (Chair); David Campbell Bannerman MEP, Former Co-chair, Conservatives for Britain; Martin Howe QC, Chairman, Lawyers for Britain; Joe Owen, Associate Director, Institute for Government;

12.45 BACP and Relate

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Fortissimo

Why relationships matter: Supporting a strong society

Speakers: David Weaver, President, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Chair); Emeritus Professor Janet Walker OBE, Vice Chair, Relate; Andrew Selous MP, Chair, APPG for Supporting Couple Relationships and Reducing Inter-Parental Conflict; Dr Jo Casebourne, Chief Executive, Early Intervention Foundation;

12.45 West Midlands Combined Authority

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Dolce

Let the 2022 Games Begin! Heart of the UK, Soul of the Commonwealth

Speakers: Deborah Cadman OBE, Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority (Chair); Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands; Cllr Ian Ward, Leader, Birmingham City Council; Laura Shoaf, Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands; Minister (invited);

12.45 ResPublica

Library of Birmingham : Room 102

The North is on the rise: What more does it need?

Speakers: Helen Pidd, North of England Editor, The Guardian (Chair); Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership; Ben Houchen, Mayor of the Tees Valley (invited); Edna Robinson, Chair, The People's Powerhouse (invited); Barry White, Chief Executive, Transport for the North; Geoff White, Policy Manager (North & Midlands), RICS;

12.45 Royal Town Planning Institute, sponsored by Countryside

Novotel Birmingham Central, 70 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HT : Priestley and Darwin Room

How can infrastructure help to deliver housing?

Speakers: Andrew Taylor FRTPI, Director – Head of Planning, Countryside (Chair); Bob Neill MP, Justice Committee Chair, Former Planning Minister; Richard Bacon, MP for South Norfolk; Liz Peace CBE, Chair, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (Invited); John Howell, MP for Henley (Invited); Nursat Ghani MP, Transport & Maritime Minister (Invited);

12.45 Institute for Government and Mastercard

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Concerto

How can digital technology transform services in government?

Speakers: Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director, Head of Data and Transparency, Institute for Government (Chair); Oliver Dowden CBE MP, Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office; Daniel Korski, former Deputy Chief of Staff at No 10, co-founder and CEO of PUBLIC; Jennifer Duncan, Director - Government and Public Sector, Mastercard UK and Ireland; Councillor James Jamieson, Local Government Association Conservative Group;

12.45 Society of Conservative Lawyers and JUSTICE

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Scherzo

Making the Justice System Work: What are the necessary features of a functioning justice system and how do we ensure that these work in practice?

Speakers: Victoria Prentis MP (Chair); Lucy Frazer QC MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice; Andrea Coomber, Director, JUSTICE; Andrew Walker QC, Chair of the Bar; Christina Blacklaws, President of the Law Society;

12.45 ECR - Conservatives in the European Parliament

ICC Birmingham : Hall 11a

Defence and Security - keeping us safe after Brexit

A buffet lunch will be served at this event

Speakers: Geoffrey Van Orden MEP, Defence Spokesman (Chair); Con Coughlin, Defence and Foreign Affairs Editor, The Telegraph; The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (; Jacqueline Foster MEP, Deputy Leader, Conservative MEPs;

12.45 Prospect Magazine kindly supported by the TUC

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 2

Equality in the workplace: can the Conservatives lead the agenda?

Speakers: Stephanie Boland, Head of Digital, Prospect (Chair); Amber Rudd MP, Member of Parliament for Hastings and Rye; Maria Miller MP, Chair, Women and Equalities Commitee (invited); Frances O'Grady, General Secretary, TUC;

12.45 MoneySavingExpert.com

ICC Birmingham : Hall 11b

The mortgage ticking timebomb

Millions of mortgage holders are trapped on standard variable rates, as lending criteria have been tightened. And while rates look cheap, the gap between standard mortgage rates and UK base rates has never been bigger, meaning an interest rate rise is a ticking timebomb. How do we diffuse it?

Speakers: John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury; Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Chair, Treasury Committee; Martin Lewis, Founder, MoneySavingExpert.com;

12.45 Prospect Magazine

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 1

How can investment in national infrastructure help to re-balance the UK economy?

This event is a part of Prospect's ongoing infrastructure programme to find out more or to register your interest in this event please contact saskia.abdoh@prospectmagazine.co.uk

Speakers: Steve Bloomfield, Deputy Editor, Prospect (Chair); Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Transport; Steve Double MP, Member, Transport Select Committee; Sadie Morgan, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission and Design Panel Chair, HS2; Jack Brereton MP, Member, Transport Select Committee;

12.45 Bright Blue and the Living Wage Foundation with Aviva

Jury's Inn Birmingham : Room 112

Building an economy that works for everyone: how to get a good deal for low-paid workers

Speakers: Rachel Johnson (Non-Executive Director, Bright Blue) (Chair); Baroness Stroud (CEO, Legatum Institute); George Freeman MP (Chair, Conservative Policy Forum); Kate Andrews (News Editor, Institute of Economic Affairs); Owen Jones (Columnist, The Guardian) ; Tess Lanning (Director, Living Wage Foundation);

13.00 UK Music

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Andante

How can we support our future musical talent pipeline?

Join UK Music for an expert panel discussion on how the UK stays at the forefront of producing creative talent. Key figures from politics and music in attendance. Refreshment provided.

Speakers: Michael Dugher (CEO, UK Music) (Chair); Margot James MP (Minister for Digital & the Creative Industries); Damian Collins MP (Chair, Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee); Julian Lloyd Webber (Principal, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire);

13.00 Centre for Policy Studies

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

Today's Millennials, Tomorrow's Conservatives?

The older you get, the more likely you are to vote Conservative, right? But polls suggest that most young people rule out ever voting Tory. Can Conservative ideas endure? What can Conservatives do to start building a meaningful relationship with young people?

Speakers: Rachel Sylvester, Columnist - The Times (Chair); Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation; Guy Opperman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Pensions and Financial Inclusion; Paul Goodman, Editor - ConservativeHome; Emma Barr, Head of Communications - Centre for Policy Studies;

13.00 Transport Times

Jurys Inn, 245 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HQ : Room 101

Rail franchising and how rail can help re-balance the UK's economy

This event is by invitation only. If you wish to attend please contact kirsty.walton@transporttimes.co.uk

Speakers: Prof. David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (Chair); Senior Cabinet Minister (Invited); William Wilson, Managing Director for Rolling Stock, Siemens Mobility;

13.00 ConservativeHome

ICC Birmingham : Hall 1

ConservativeHome event: Speech by Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

Speakers: Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair); Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP;

13.30 University of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham : Room 101, First Floor

Overcoming the challenges of Brexit at a local level

Parliamentarian speaker - TBA

Speakers: Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Regional Economic Engagement, University of Birmingham (Chair); Jeremy Lefroy MP, Member of the Exiting the EU Select Committee; Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands; Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities; Professor Anand Menon, Director, UK in a Changing Europe; Professor Anne Green and Professor Raquel Ortega-Arguilés, City-REDI, University of Birmingham;

14.00 Policy Exchange

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

Violent crime in London: Does Trump have a point?

‘There’s blood all over the floors…they say it’s as bad as a military war zone hospital’, said Donald Trump about the rise in knife crime in London. Three months on, UK surgeons warned of blood shortages as knife crime rose for a 4th year. So is Trump right - have we lost control of the streets? And what should City Hall be doing?

Speakers: Rupert Reid (Policy Exchange) (Chair); Mak Chishty QPM, former Commander at Metropolitan Police Service; Duwayne Brooks OBE, Campaigner and former Lewisham Councillor ; Baroness Meyer CBE (invited);

14.00 The Centre for Policy Studies and Octopus

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

Turning UK SMEs into Global Champions

High Growth Small Businesses (HGSBs) are important wealth and job creators for the UK. What can the Government do to help them scale into world beaters?

Speakers: Nick King, Head of Business - Centre for Policy Studies (Chair); Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury; Sarah Windrum, CEO and Co-Founder - The Emerald Group; Chris Hulatt, Founder - Octopus; Sahar Hashemi, Entrepreneur and Author;

14.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with British Future and PwC

ICC Birmingham : Hall 6

Immigration after Brexit: is there common ground?

Speakers: Ben Roback, Cicero Group & ConservativeHome (Chair); Matt Warman MP; Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future; Julia Onslow-Cole, Head of Global Immigration, Partner, PwC UK, PwC United Kingdom;

14.00 Policy@Manchester

Birmingham Repertory Theatre : Meeting Room 103

Data Lounge

Policy@ Manchester invites you to dig into key data on environmental, health, social trends, and polling statistics. Drop in and join us for a coffee, take a break, charge your phone, and find out more about your constituency's key factors

14.00 FOREST

Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham B1 2NP : Boulton/Faraday

Should smoking be consigned to history?

Roundtable discussion, Q&As and refreshments (from 13:30)

Speakers: Claire Fox, Academy of Ideas (Chair); Simon Clark, Forest; Mark MacGregor, Philip Morris UK; Rae Maile, Cenkos Securities; Chris Snowdon, Institute of Economic Affairs;

14.00 Learn By Design, Tideway and Engineering UK

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

UK Infrastructure and the STEM Skills Gap: a nationwide solution?

By Invitation Only. Email: jhopkins@citadelcomms.co.uk A policy roundtable with business and industry leaders in the Year of Engineering; what has changed since the Perkins Review on engineering skills (2013), and looking to a unifying solution for UK infrastructure and the STEM skills gap.

Speakers: Geoff Parsons, Executive Chairman, By Design Group (Chair); Rt Hon Ann Milton MP, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills (invited) ; Professor John Perkins; Mark Titterington, Chief Executive, Engineering UK; Roger Bailey, Chief Technical Officer, Tideway; Business and industry representatives;

14.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with AgeUK

Centenary Square : ConservativeHome Marquee

Can the Conservatives solve the social care crisis once and for all?

Speakers: Rachel Wolf, Founding Partner, Public First (Chair) (Chair); Rt Hon Damian Green MP; Alex Chalk MP; Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair of Health and Social Care Select Committee; Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director, AgeUK ;

14.15 Conservative Academy & Unicorn

ICC Birmingham : Hall 5

Why is it so hard to sell cyber security to the board?

Understanding different perspectives: security experts vs. business leaders and employees Closing the gap: re-positioning and communicating cyber risks as business risks Building positive and productive security habits

Speakers: Dr Madeline Carr, ‎Associate Professor of International Relations and Cyber Security, UCL;

14.30 FREER & Institute of Economic Affairs

Centenary Square : Think Tent

In conversation with...The Rt Hon Liz Truss MP

Speakers: Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss, Chief Secretary to the Treasury;

15.00 Learn By Design, Engineering UK, Festo and Staffordshire University

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

The Big Bang Showcase: young scientists and engineers

Join students from Staffordshire University and West Midlands Big Bang, for a presentation, demonstration and showcase of science and engineering.

Speakers: Geoff Parsons, Executive Chairman, By Design Group (Chair); Staffordshire University; Festo; Engineering UK;

15.00 Centre for Policy Studies

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

In Conversation With Sir Graham Brady

Speakers: Robert Colvile, Director - Centre for Policy Studies (Chair); Sir Graham Brady MP, Chairman - The 1922 Committee;

15.00 Conservative Academy & Unicorn

ICC Birmingham : Hall 5

Making your people your cyber heroes: the challenges and the opportunities

• Your people vulnerability – the stories and the facts • Why typical cyber security awareness learning methods are failing us; • What good awareness learning can look like.

Speakers: Richard Knowlton, former Group Security Director at Vodafone and Strategic Adviser to AXELOS RESILIA; Nick Wilding, General Manager, Cyber Resilience, AXELOS Global Best Practice;

15.15 Bright Blue with Action for Children and Royal Mail

Jury's Inn Birmingham : Room 112

Top of the mind? Young people and mental health

Speakers: Ryan Shorthouse (Director, Bright Blue) (Chair); Jackie Doyle-Price MP (Minister for Mental Health and Inequalities) (Invited); Prof Russell Viner (President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health); Dr Jo Casebourne (Chief Executive, Early Intervention Foundation); Julie Bentley (Chief Executive, Action for Children); David Gold (Director of Public Affairs and Policy, Royal Mail Group);

15.30 Policy Exchange and KPMG

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

Education as the Rocket Fuel for Social Mobility: how to unleash Britain's potential

Improving social mobility has been an object of all parties for decades now, and much good work has been done to open up educational opportunities to children outside the traditional professional classes, but what can be done to enhance social mobility in the workplace?

Speakers: David Goodhart, Policy Exchange (Chair); Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education ; Raj Chetty, The Equality of Opportunity Project (invited); Dr Henry Kippin, Director of Public Service Reform, West Midlands Combined Authority (invited); Andy Ratcliffe, CEO, Impetus-PEF; Melanie Richards, KPMG;

15.30 Conservative Friends of Pakistan

ICC Birmingham : Castle Fine Art Gallery

Drinks Reception

Conservative Friends of Pakistan (CFOP) seek to build a stronger, wider and deeper relationship between the Conservative Party, Pakistan and British Pakistani communities in the UK. Join the Conservative Friends of Pakistan at https://www.cfop.org.uk/membership Follow us on Twitter @ConservativeFOP and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ConservativeFOP Our Directors are dedicated to reach out to British Pakistani voters who are finding a home within the Conservative Party. Zameer Choudrey CBE Syed Qamar Raza Ahmereen Reza Aliya Afzal Khan Mohammed Afzal Fazan Tahir Shakar Elahi

Speakers: Zameer Choudrey CBE (Chair); Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon; Rt Hon Brandon Lewis ; MP Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP; Baroness Nosheena Mobarik CBE; Syed Kamall MEP;

15.45 Conservative Policy Forum

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8b

CPF Drinks Reception

If your idea of the CPF is a stuffy academic meeting, then think again! The Party's Vice-Chair for Policy may mention the PM’s new Policy Commission and the CPF Chairman might refer to how CPF members are helping to shape tomorrow. For, addressing the big challenges of our time should always be inspiring. So, come join the CPF team for a drink!

Speakers: George Freeman MP (Chair); Chris Skidmore MP;

15.45 Novartis, British Society for Heart Failure

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Scherzo

The Heart Failure Reception – exclusive showing of a short from upcoming documentary

Please see conference app for further event information, including details on exclusive film screening. To RSVP, contact heartfailure@mandfhealth.com

Speakers: Maggie Throup MP ; British Society for Heart Failure;

15.45 Centre for Local Economic Strategies and The People’s Powerhouse

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Sonata

People, Inclusive Growth and The Northern Powerhouse

Join our ‘question time’ style audience for a live debate on the Northern Powerhouse, chaired by Neil McInroy CEO, Centre for Local Economic Strategies. We’ll be exploring the inclusive growth agenda and asking how we can ensure that people and communities are at the heart of the Powerhouse plans.

Speakers: Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (Chair); Edna Robinson, People’s Powerhouse, Big Life Group, Trafford Housing Trust; Sean Anstee, Leader of the Conservative Group, Trafford Council (invited);

15.45 Demos and Signify

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Allegro

The Digital Campaign: Will the US Mid-Term Elections be Won or Lost Online?

Bringing together the UK’s leading thinkers on American politics, we will look at the roles digital campaigning, voter segmentation & new data tools will play in the US Mid-Term election strategies. Exploring how issues such as voter suppression and gun control will be mobilised online and consider how ‘fake news’ & misinformation might play a role

Speakers: Jamie Bartlett, Director, CASM (Chair); Jonathan Sebire, Chief Strategy Officer, Signify; Line Kristensen, Campaigns & Community Strategist Nation Builder; Bobby Duffy, Director of the Policy Institute, Kings College London;

15.45 Demos and FleishmanHillard Fishburn

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8a

Protecting Oceans, Reducing Plastic: In Conversation with Michael Gove

For decades, oceans have been damaged by unsustainable policy - from waste to water treatment; from fisheries to farming. Now passion for protecting marine life has sparked a new environmentalism that's changing corporate and citizen behaviour. What lessons can be learned from the campaign against single use plastics to drive wider sustainability?

Speakers: Polly Mackenzie, Director, Demos (Chair); Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Lewis Pugh, United Nations Patron of the Oceans;

15.45 Prospect and The High Pay Centre

ICC Birmingham : Hall 11a

An economy that works for everyone?: How can the Conservatives give workers a stake

Speakers: Sarah O’Connor, Investigations Correspondent, Financial Times (Invited) (Chair); Justine Greening MP (Invited) ; Gillian Keegan MP (Invited); Tim Montgomerie, Editor, UnHerd (Invited); Mike Clancy, General Secretary, Prospect ; Luke Hildyard, Executive Director, High Pay Centre;

15.45 WAVE Trust

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Drawing Room

Bold, cutting-edge solutions to crime, violence, mental ill-health, disease, poverty and inequality

WAVE Trust, the APPG for Prevention of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and the 70/30 campaign backed by MPs and MSPs from IDS to Ruth Davidson present evidence-backed solutions to the problems of crime, violence, mental ill-health, disease, school-readiness, educational failure, poverty and low productivity. These solutions save £billions.

Speakers: George Hosking OBE, Chief Executive, WAVE Trust (Chair); Iain Duncan Smith MP (Invited); Andrew Selous MP (Invited); Alex Burghart MP (Invited);

15.45 Fair By Design and Child Poverty Action Group

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 7

Why life costs more when you're poor - a roadmap for tackling the poverty premium

Poor people pay around £490 per year more for everyday goods and services, Join Fair By Design and CPAG for the launch of a roadmap to end this unfair poverty premium.

Speakers: Laura Whitcombe, Digital Campaigns Editor, The Sun (Chair); Kevin Hollinrake MP; Martin Coppack, Financial Inclusion Commission; Lucie Russell, Fair By Design; Lord John Bird ; Alison Garnham, Child Poverty Action Group;

15.45 The Epilepsy Society

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Concerto

The Epilepsy Society

How Can We Maximise the UK's Investment in Science & Innovation To Achieve Better Health Outcomes For Patients With Epilepsy & Other Neurological Conditions? An invitation only private roundtable event in partnership with the Epilepsy Society and the Conservative Science & Technology Forum. Contact peter.hand@epilepsysociety.org.uk for details.

Speakers: Clare Pelham - CEO Epilepsy Society; Andrew Henderson - Chair Conservative Science & Technology Forum;

15.45 Open Europe (@OpenEurope)

ICC Birmingham : Media Suite

Discussing Brexit

Further details will be listed at www.openeurope.org.uk/events or @OpenEurope

Speakers: Henry Newman (Chair);

15.45 Centre on Constitutional Change

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 9

This Other Eden: Brexit, England and the Future of the Tory Party

A discussion of the implications of Brexit for the governance of England, the survival of the Union and the future of the Tory Party. This event will be in the format of a workshop discussion and is by invitation only. For further information or if you would like to attend, contact nick.bibby@ed,ac,uk.

Speakers: Alex Massie, the Spectator (Chair); Prof Ailsa Henderson, University of Edinburgh; Prof Richard wyn Jones, Cardiff University;

15.45 Matt Chorley, Editor, Red Box

ICC Birmingham : Hall 5

The Times and The Sunday Times: Red Box

Speakers: Matt ChorleyMatt Chorley, Editor, Red Box (Chair); Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care;

15.45 Prospect Magazine and the British Chambers of Commerce

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 1

Going global: how can we support growth and innovation through place-making?

This event is a part of Prospect's ongoing infrastructure programme to find out more or to register your interest in this event please contact saskia.abdoh@prospectmagazine.co.uk

Speakers: Stephanie Boland, Head of Digital, Prospect (Chair); The Rt Hon Lord Oliver Henley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on; Mark Pawsey MP, Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee; Antoinette Sandbach MP, Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee; Dr Adam Marshall, Director-General, British Chambers of Commerce; Vicky Pryce, Economist;

15.45 Prospect Magazine

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 2

Prime Ministerial Top Trumps: why good leaders always hold the key to No. 10

Speakers: Jay Elwes, Executive Editor, Prospect (Chair); Lord Andrew Adonis; Andrew Gimson, Journalist; Sonia Sodha, Chief Leader Writer, Observer;

15.45 ResPublica and Supporters Direct

Library of Birmingham : Room 102

Who’s in charge? Regulating English football for the good of the game

Speakers: Tom Greatrex, Chair, Supporters Direct (Chair); Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee; Caroline Barker, Sports Broadcaster ; Nick Vaughan, Senior Public Affairs Manager, The FA; Jaimie Fuller, Executive Chairman, Skins;

15.45 University of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham : Room 101, First Floor

How can we engage young people in politics?

Speakers: Dr Tim Haughton, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham (Chair); Jack Brereton MP; Anna Humphreys, Conservative Society President, University of Birmingham Guild of Students; Ellis Palmer, BBC News Broadcast Journalist; Reece Roberts, President, University of Birmingham Guild of Students;

15.45 CCA/British Red Cross

ICC Birmingham : Hall 11b

Working Together: Community-Centred Emergency Response

A discussion on how councils, councillors, the voluntary sector and community groups can pool resources and knowledge to ensure local emergency response remains human-centred. This event will look to share best practice and produce tangible next steps for attendees to consider and implement in their communities, constituencies and wards.

Speakers: Cllr Rory Love, CCA Chairman (Chair); Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Simon Lewis, Head of Crisis Response, British Red Cross; Cllr Philip Atkins OBE, Leader of Staffordshire County Council;

16.00 New Statesman & National Education Opportunities Network (NEON)

NOVOTEL, Birmingham Centre, 70 Broad Street, B1 2HT : Wedgewood Suite

Open to all? Making the Case for Higher Education

*Event date/time is subject to change. For up to date information, please visit www.newstatesman.com/conference2018

Speakers: Jon Bernstein (Chair); Andrea Jenkyns MP; Dr Graeme Atherton – Director, NEON; Shakira Martin – President, National Union of Students ; Dr Angus Holford – Economist at the Inst. for Social & Economic Research at the University of Essex ;

16.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Legatum Institute

ICC Birmingham : Hall 6

More Good Homes: Making planning more proportionate, predictable and equitable

Speakers: Philippa Stroud, CEO, Legatum Institute (Chair); Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government); Nicholas Boys Smith, Founding Director, Create Streets; Dr Stephen Brien, Director of Policy, Legatum Institute; Lewis Sidnick, Director of Corporate Affairs, NHBC;

16.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Citi and Clifford Chance

Centenary Square : ConservativeHome Marquee

Britain and the digital economy: how do we maximise tech opportunities to maintain our global lead?

Speakers: Rachel Wolf, Founding Partner, Public First (Chair); Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Alan Mak MP; Vanessa Colella, Head of Citi Ventures & Chief Innovation Officer, Citi ;

16.00 Google, Sage & techUK

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Dolce

Digital Britain: Are we being ambitious enough?

Speakers: Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK (Chair); Margot James MP, Minister for Digital; Ronan Harris, MD, Google UK & Ireland; Stephen Kelly, CEO, Sage; Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands (invited) ;

16.00 The Spectator and Cisco

ICC Birmingham : Hall 9

Powering up: productivity in the digital age

Gin & tonic served to guests. See the latest line-up at spectator.co.uk/conference

Speakers: James Forsyth, Political Editor, The Spectator (Chair); Scot Gardner, Chief Executive UK & Ireland, Cisco; Tony Danker, Chief Executive, Be the Business; Jacqueline de Rojas, President, techUK; Andy Street, Mayor, West Midlands;

16.00 Carers UK

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Fortissimo

The future of care: the role of family and the state

Speakers: James Kirkup, Director of Social Market Foundation (Chair); Minister of State for Care, Caroline Dinenage MP; Emily Holzhausen OBE, Carers UK - Director of Policy; Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chair of Local Government Association’s Community and Wellbeing Board;

16.00 FOREST

Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham B1 2NP : Boulton/Faraday

Balloon Debate: The Most Pleasurable Nicotine Delivery Device In The World

What is the most pleasurable nicotine delivery device in the world? Is it the cigarette, cigar, pipe, snus or e-cigarette? Come and find out!

Speakers: Simon Clark, Forest (Chair); Claire Fox, Academy of Ideas; James Price, TaxPayers Alliance; Madeline Grant, Institute of Economic Affairs; Brian Monteith, writer and public relations consultant; More contestants tbc;

16.00 The Adam Smith Institute

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 8

Rebooting Consumer Capitalism

Speakers: Sam Dumitriu (Chair); John Penrose MP; Chris Hulatt; Oliver Wiseman; Eleanor Mack; Bim Afolami MP;

16.00 The Adam Smith Institute

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Soprano

1 Million Years of Life: How Harm Reduction in Tobacco Policy Can Save Lives

Speakers: Christopher Snowdon (invited) (Chair); Daniel Pryor; John Dunne; Martin Cullip; Mark Pawsey MP (invited);

16.15 Institute of Economic Affairs

Centenary Square : Think Tent

High time to legalise cannabis?

Speakers: Nerissa Chesterfield, Head of Comms, Institute of Economic Affairs (Chair); Crispin Blunt MP; Luke Graham MP; Tim Stanley, Daily Telegraph; Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs;

16.15 Centre for Policy Studies in Conjunction with members of Retirement House Builder's Group

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

Older, Independent and Active: How to House an Ageing Population

1 in 4 of us will be over 65 in the next twenty years, so how does the type and location of our housing stock best serve the needs and ambitions of an older generation?

Speakers: Alex Morton, Head of Policy - Centre for Policy Studies (Chair); Rt Hon Damian Green MP, former First Secretary of State; Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Leader - Warwickshire County Council; John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs - Home Builder's Federation;

16.15 National Youth Agency, Design Council and Groundwork UK

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

Transform Ageing: the next generation

Local Government Association representative Taking at a new approach to take a young people's perspective on local solutions for place-making in the face of societal, economic, environmental challenges. Where young people are part of the solution, to be included in decision-making, including regeneration and youth social action.

Speakers: Philip Collins, The Times (Chair); Sarah Weir, Chief Executive, Design Council; Graham Duxbury, Chief Executive, National Youth Agency; Leigh Middleton, Chief Executive, Groundwork UK; Tim Loughton MP, Home Affairs select committee; Jake Berry MP, Minister, Communities & Local Government (invited);

17.00 Policy Exchange and Microsoft

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

The Future of Work: Regulation vs liberation

Record employment has been accompanied by record high self-employment. But has the rise of the gig economy given people the freedom and flexibility they need in today’s fast-paced world, or has it created a new class of workers destined for insecurity? An expert panel will discuss what policies are needed to get the best from new ways of working.

Speakers: David Goodhart (Policy Exchange) (Chair); The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury ; Juliet Samuel, The Telegraph; Jan Zeber, Policy Exchange; Hugh Milward, Microsoft;

17.00 Commission for Sustainable Learning for Life, Work and a Changing Economy, supported by Pearson

Centenary Square : The Business Hub

Report launch and panel discussion: Reimagining our education and skills system: Delivering sustainable learning for life, work and a changing economy and the cost of failing to act

Speakers: Jay Elwes, Executive Editor, Prospect (Chair); Neil Carmichael, Chairman, Commission on Sustainable Learning for Life, Work & a Changing Economy; Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills; John Cope, Head of Education and Skills, CBI; Katherine Bennett, Senior Vice President, Airbus; Rod Bristow, President, Pearson UK;

17.00 All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Legal Aid and the APPG on Pro Bono

Irwin Mitchell, Imperial House, 31 Temple Street, Birmingham B2 5DB : Boardroom

Rethinking access to justice – risks and opportunities from the Ministry of Justice’s Legal Aid (LASPO) review

Speakers: Alex Chalk MP, Chair of APPG on Pro Bono (Chair); Lucy Frazer MP, Minister of State for Justice; Bob Neill MP, Chair Justice Select Committee ; James Sandbach, Policy Director LawWorks; Carol Storer, Director of Legal Aid Practitioners Group; Oliver Carter, Irwin Mitchell;

17.30 Northern Ireland Conservatives

ICC Birmingham : Castle Fine Art Gallery

Northern Ireland Conservatives Reception

17.30 PoliticsHome in association with BAE Systems

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10b

Future challenges in defence

Speakers: Lewis Goodall, Political Correspondent, Sky News (Chair); Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, Secretary of State for Defence;

17.30 Ageas and PACTS

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10a

REPORT LAUNCH: How can we develop better Safe System Road Safety Indicators in the UK?

Accidents do not happen, they are caused. Join us for this exciting and timely report launch where we will discuss how we can make our roads a safer place with political speakers and experts, followed by networking drinks.

Speakers: Elizabeth Bates, Senior Political Reporter, PoliticsHome (Chair); Jack Brereton MP, Member, Select Committee on Transport; Dr Suzy Charman, Executive Director, Road Safety Foundation; Andy Watson, CEO, Ageas UK; David Davies, Executive Director, PACTS;

17.30 Unlock Democracy

Austin Court, IET Birmingham : Crompton Room

Building Britain after Brexit: Ideas to transform the nation

This event will bring together voices from a wide range of sectors to explore the big, bold ideas that could bring positive systemic change to the UK. Panelists will pitch the one idea they think would shape the future of Britain for the better to kick start the conversation.

Speakers: Alexandra Runswick, Director, Unlock Democracy (Chair); George Freeman MP, Member of Parliament for Mid Norfolk; Ed Cox, Director of Public Services and Communities, RSA; Kath Dalmeny, CEO, Sustain; Sam Smethers, Chief Executive, Fawcett Society; John Strafford, Chairman, The Campaign for Conservative Democracy;

17.30 Centre for Policy Studies

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

Will We Ever Cut Taxes Again?

Today’s politicians seem more likely to make the case for more government spending than lowering taxes. But as we leave the EU, the UK needs to make itself even more competitive. Is it time to make the case for supply side reforms?

Speakers: Tom Clougherty, Head of Tax - Centre for Policy Studies (Chair); John O'Connell, Chief Executive - Taxpayer's Alliance; Kate Andrews, News Editor - Institute of Economic Affairs ; Sam Dumitriu, Head of Research - Adam Smith Institute; Rt Hon Mel Stride MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury;

17.45 Bright Blue with Friends Provident Foundation

Jury's Inn Birmingham : Room 112

Transcending the trilemma: the future of UK energy

Speakers: Ryan Shorthouse (Director, Bright Blue) (Chair); Peter Atherton (Associate, FTI Consulting); Dr Simon Evans (Policy Editor, Carbon Brief); Matthew Fell (Chief UK Policy Director, CBI); Colin Baines (Investment Engagement Manager, Friends Provident Foundation); Peter Aldous MP (Chair, Intelligent Energy APPG);

17.45 Conservative Women's Organisation and Amnesty International

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 7

Global Britain and Women’s Rights: Defending the Defenders

Human rights defenders are experiencing a concerning increase in attacks, arrests and deaths globally, with women human rights defenders (HRDs) especially being at risk of gender-based threats and attacks, and the backlash they face often sexualised. Now that the UK’s relationship with the EU is changing, what will Global Britain mean for women HRD

Speakers: Peter Oborne, Political Columnist, Daily Mail (Chair); Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Sutton Coldfield; Idil Eser, Amnesty Director, Turkey and women’s human rights defender; Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State Dept Int’l Dev joint with Foreign & Commonwealth Office (invited); Kate Allen Amnesty International UK Director;

17.45 ResPublica, techUK and Tata Consultancy Services

Library of Birmingham : Room 101

What do automation and AI mean for the future of work?

Speakers: Jim Bligh, Corporate Affairs Director, Tata Consultancy Services (Chair); Senior DCMS Minister (invited); Vicky Ford MP, Co-Chair, The Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (Pictfor); Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK; Stephen Metcalfe MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (invited);

17.45 Institute for Government and CIPFA

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8a

What are the biggest public service pressures facing the country right now?

Speakers: Bronwen Maddox, Director, Institute for Government (Chair); Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair, Select Committees on Health and Social Care and Liaison; Chris Cook, Policy Editor, BBC Newsnight; Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, CIPFA; Dr Emily Andrews, Associate Director, Institute for Government ;

17.45 Guardian News & Media

ICC Birmingham : Hall 5

The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, in conversation with Guardian editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner

Speakers: The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Home Secretary; Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief, Guardian News & Media;

17.45 Conservative Health

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8b

The NHS at 70 - what next? How technological innovation and social change will affect our healthcare

Speakers: Professor Roger Williams, Chairman, Conservative Health (Chair); Stephen Barclay, MP, Minister for Health (invited); Dr. Ben Spencer, Consultant Psychiatrist, Leader of CH Mental Health Special Interest Group ; Emma Greenwood, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Cancer Research UK; Robert Colvile, Director, Centre for Policy Studies;

17.45 IPPR

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Soprano

Can the Conservatives Win Over the Under 40s?

Speakers: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR (Chair); Ben Bradley MP; Lee Rowley MP; Rebecca Lowe, Director, FREER; Joe Twyman, Director, Deltapoll (invited); Katy Balls, Political Correspondent, The Spectator;

17.45 Country Land & Business Association (CLA)

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Drawing Room

How can we end the 4G wilderness across the countryside?

Speakers: Julian Sturdy MP (Chair); Digital Minister Margot James MP (Invited); Hamish MacLeod – Director Mobile UK ; Tim Breitmeyer - CLA; Helen Whately MP (Invited);

17.45 The Centre for Social Justice

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Symphony Ballroom

Is the Conservative Party making work pay?

Work is the most effective route out of poverty, but with progression stagnating, conditions deteriorating and the ‘Uberisation’ of the job market, what is the future of work and how will the poorest communities be affected in 21st century Britain? Drinks Reception at the event. Please RSVP to events@centreforsocialjustice.org.uk

Speakers: Tom Newton Dunn, Political Editor of The Sun (invited) (Chair); Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP; Tim Martin, Chairman of JD Wetherspoon;

17.45 Prospect Magazine kindly supported by the Conservative Group for Europe

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 1

Tom Clark in conversation with the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

Speakers: Tom Clark, Editor, Prospect (Chair); Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Chair, treasury Select Committee ;

17.45 Women and Work APPG

Birmingham Library, Centenary Square : Heritage Learning Suite

How to Recruit Women for the 21st Century

Speakers: Emma Barnett, BBC Broadcaster and Journalist (Invited) (Chair); Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP (Invited); Kemi Badenoch MP (Invited) ;

17.45 Centre for Progressive Policy

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Concerto

Spending Review 2019: the big choices on tax and spending?

Speakers: Charlotte Alldritt, Director, Centre for Progressive Policy (Chair); Neil O'Brien MP; Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist, IfG; Gideon Skinner, Research Director, IpsosMori (tbc); Cllr John Fuller, Deputy Chair LGA Resources Board;

17.45 Prospect Magazine

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 2

Global Britain: what does it mean? Foreign policy in a post-Brexit world

Speakers: Steve Bloomfield, Deputy Editor, Prospect (Chair); Richard Graham MP, Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union; Lord Andrew Adonis;

17.45 ResPublica

Library of Birmingham : Room 102

Backing Beauty: What should our towns and cities look like in the future?

Speakers: Mark Hansford, Editor, New Civil Engineer (Chair); Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury; Ian Liddell, Managing Director for Planning and Advisory, WSP; Julie Hirigoyen, CEO, UK Green Building Council; Nicholas Boys Smith, Founding Director, Create Streets;

18.00 The TaxPayers' Alliance

Centenary Square : Think Tent

How do we get value from the aid budget?

Speakers: Andy Silvester, Head of PR and Leader Writer, The Sun (Chair); Ian Birrell, Columnist and Foreign Correspondent; Theo Clarke, Founder & CEO, Coalition for Global Prosperity; Pauline Latham MP, International Development Committee; Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Former Secretary of State for International Development; James Price, Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance;

18.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with UK Finance

Centenary Square : ConservativeHome Marquee

Driving growth: How do we best support SMEs? (UKF fringe series)

Speakers: Mark Wallace, Executive Editor, ConservativeHome (Chair); Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Invited); Lee Rowley MP (Invited); Stephen Jones, CEO, UK Finance; Sue Douthwaite, Managing Director, Santander Business;

18.00 Social Market Foundation with The Investment Association

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Dolce

Good returns: What role can investors play in holding business to account?

This event will focus on role that the asset management industry plays in encouraging “responsible capitalism”, delivering returns for investors and building faith in a fairer market economy.

Speakers: James Kirkup, Director, Social Market Foundation (Chair); Guy Opperman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Pensions and Financial Inclusion; Chris Cummings, Chief Executive, The Investment Association; Charlotte Pickles, Managing Editor, UnHerd ; Further speakers TBA;

18.00 The Howard League for Penal Reform

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Fortissimo

How will the government change prisons for the better?

The Howard League for Penal Reform is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison. Find out more at www.howardleague.org

Speakers: Andrew Neilson, Director of Campaigns, Howard League for Penal Reform (Chair); Rory Stewart OBE MP, Prisons Minister;

18.00 Commission for Sustainable Learning for Life, Work and a Changing Economy, supported by Pearson

Centenary Square : The Business Hub

Commission for Sustainable Learning for Life, Work and a Changing Economy – Reception

To RSVP email: CommissiononLearning@plmr.co.uk

18.00 Social Market Foundation with the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE)

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 8

Economic and Social Challenges for the UK: The Experts' View

What will Brexit mean for UK economic policy? How can education drive social mobility? Is the tax system fit for the online global economy? The big political questions of the day need serious study and expertise. Come and hear from the experts, then make up your own mind.

Speakers: Mary Ann Sieghart, Chair, Social Market Foundation (Chair); Dr Arun Advani, Deputy Director (Impact), CAGE; Dr Claire Crawford, Research Associate, CAGE; Professor Sascha Becker, Research Director, CAGE; Dr Michael McMahon, University of Oxford;

18.00 The Spectator and Siemens

ICC Birmingham : Hall 9

The next Industrial Revolution: is Britain missing out and does it matter?

Gin & tonic served to guests. See the latest line-up at spectator.co.uk/conference

Speakers: Fraser Nelson, Editor, The Spectator (Chair); Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Juergen Maier, CEO, Siemens UK; Oliver Wiseman, Editor, CapX; Mariana Mazzucato, UCL Professor, Director of Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose;

18.30 Policy Exchange

Centenary Square : Policy Exchange Marquee

Should social care be funded by the state or the individual?

Unlike NHS patients, those needing complex, long-term social care have to pay for it until they have exhausted their assets. We hit those with dementia but help others with different medical conditions. Can we fund social care as part of a comprehensive welfare state? Or can an insurance market work?

Speakers: Will Heaven, Policy Exchange (Chair); Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Care ; Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair, Health and Social Care Committee (invited); Baroness Cavendish, Former No. 10 Director of Policy (invited); Rachel Sylvester, Columnist, The Times (invited); Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange;

18.45 Centre for Policy Studies

ICC Birmingham : Level 4 Foyer (Symphony Hall)

In Conversation With the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

Speakers: Robert Colvile, Director - Centre for Policy Studies (Chair); Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care;

19.15 APPG for Farming

Centenary Square : The Business Hub

What does Brexit mean for farmers?

Speakers: Neil Carmichael, Secretariat for the APPG for Farming (Chair); Julian Sturdy MP, Chair of the APPG for Farming; Neil Parish MP, Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee; George Eustice, Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Laura Townsend, Campaigns Director, 38 Degrees; Tim Breitmeyer, CLA President ;

19.30 The Coalfields Regeneration Trust and the Industrial Communities Alliance

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 8

Towns? Shared Prosperity and a Sense of Place.

Speakers: Peter McNestry, Chair, The Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Cllr Terry O’Neill, Chair, Industrial Communities Alliance (Chair); Dr Joan Dixon, Industrial Communities Alliance; Gary Ellis, The Coalfields Regeneration Trust; Prof Will Jennings (tbc), Centre for Towns, ; (speaker tbc), Key Cities;

19.30 Stonewall and LGBT+ Conservatives

ICC Birmingham : Castle Fine Art Gallery

Come Out For LGBT: delivering the National LGBT Action Plan

Join Stonewall and LGBT+ Conservatives for an evening drinks reception to celebrate the progress made towards LGBT equality in the last year, and to look ahead at the upcoming priorities from the hugely anticipated National LGBT Action Plan.

19.30 Institute for Government

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Soprano

Institute for Government drinks reception

Speakers: Bronwen Maddox, Director, Institute for Government (Chair); James Cleverly MP, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party;

19.30 Institute of Economic Affairs

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Fortissimo

Drinks Reception

Speakers: Mark Littlewood (Chair); To be confirmed;

19.30 STOPAIDS, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Malaria No More UK, RESULTS UK, ONE

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Dolce

Working to end AIDS, TB and Malaria: UK leadership at the Global Fund

Speakers: Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria; The Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State at the Department for International Development; Clara Banya, National Coordinator for the International Community of Women Living with HIV ;

19.30 Families 4 Access in partnership with Columbia Care

ICC Birmingham : Executive Room 7

Medicinal Cannabis: What next? Global lessons for the UK.

Drinks & canapés reception with panel discussion on what the best medicinal cannabis regime for the UK should be, following the Home Secretary’s decision to reschedule cannabis-derived medicine this autumn. Star guest is Charlotte Caldwell, a brave mother from Northern Ireland, whose fight for medicinal cannabis for her epileptic son Billy cracked the out-of-date system open and forced the Government to change their stance on medicinal cannabis.

Speakers: Marina Kim, Families 4 Access (Chair); Charlotte Caldwell, Families 4 Access; Steve Moore, Volteface; George Freeman MP, former Life Sciences Minister & the Director of the Big Tent Ideas Festival; Professor Dr Rosemary Mazanet, Chief Scientific Officer of Columbia Care;

19.30 CBI and BVCA

ICC Birmingham : Hall 10b

CBI Business Reception

Invitation only. For further details or to RSVP, please visit www.cbi.org.uk/events/events/party-conference-season-2018/

Speakers: Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General, CBI; Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA;

19.30 The Prince's Trust and HSBC

Malmaison Birmingham : TBC

Youth Can Do It: How do we empower young people to boost our economy?

Private dinner event, invitation only. To request an invitation please email Policy.Events@princes-trust.org.uk

Speakers: Minister TBC (Chair); Prince's Trust Young Ambassadors;

19.40 Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Drawing Room

Never just a number: Evaluating the impact of a holistic approach to UK poverty

What is the Social Return on Investment of CAP’s unique approach to tackling debt and poverty? The report, launched tonight, from LSE identifies the strengths of a service which utilises resources in the community to address the whole person. It looks at the increased impact that results from this, both for the client and the community as a whole.

Speakers: John Glen MP, Economic Secretary (HM Treasury) ; John Kirkby, Founder, CAP; Professor Anne Power, London School of Economics (LSE); Dawn Stobart, Director of External Affairs, CAP; First hand experiences shared by CAP clients;

19.45 Conservative Young Women

ICC Birmingham : Youth Zone

Panel, Pizza and Prosecco

Obstacles and Challenges to Girl Power – panel debate and networking reception

Speakers: Senior Party representatives;

20.00 The Spectator and Aecom

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8

Women at work: why diversity is good for business

Gin & Tonic served to guests. See the latest line-up at spectator.co.uk/conference

Speakers: James Forsyth, Political Editor, The Spectator (Chair); Lara Poloni, CEO EMIA, Aecom; Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport ; Michelle Dewberry, Broadcaster and Businesswoman; Rory Olcayto, CEO, Open-City;

21.30 Bacta

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Scherzo

Bacta Seaside reception: A celebration of the British seaside and coastal communities

Speakers: Jake Berry MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth (Invited); Deirdre Wells OBE, Chair, Tourism Alliance ;

21.30 Save The Children and ConservativeHome

ICC Birmingham : Castle Fine Art Gallery

Save the Children and ConservativeHome Annual Reception

Save The Children and ConservativeHome's annual reception brings together parliamentarians, party members, opinion formers and journalists to set out a shared vision for giving children the opportunity to learn, survive, and thrive.

Speakers: Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State for International Development; Tom Tugendhat MP, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee; Paul Goodman, Editor of ConservativeHome ; Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save the Children UK;

21.30 LGA

ICC Birmingham : Media Suite

LGA Conservative Group Evening Reception

Speakers: Cllr James Jamieson, LGA Conservative Group Leader (Chair); The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (invited); Lord Porter of Spalding CBE, LGA Chairman;

21.30 CFI

ICC Birmingham : Hall 8

CFI Conference Reception

Speakers: Andrew Heller (Chair); Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP, Home Secretary; H.E. Mark Regev, Ambassador of Israel ; Rt. Hon. Stephen Crabb MP, CFI Parliamentary Chairman (Commons); Rt. Hon. Lord Pickles, CFI Parliamentary Chairman (Lords);

23.30 Tory Reform Group

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Sonata

TRG Midnight Reception

On behalf of TRG President, The Rt Hon Ken Clarke CH QC MP, the Chairman and Board invites you to join the annual Midnight Reception at Conservative Party Conference. This event is exclusively for TRG members. Due to high demand, please join or renew in advance of the event at www.trg.org.uk/join-us

Speakers: Owen Meredith, TRG National Chairman (Chair); James Cleverly MP;

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08.00 Westminster City Council

Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Dolce

Building the Right Type of Homes

All speakers TBC

Speakers: Kit Malthouse MP, Minister for Housing; Cllr Nickie Aiken, Leader of Westminster City Council; Olivia Harris - Dolphin Living and Westminster Property Association;

08.00 Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

ICC Birmingham : Hall 11b

Priorities for investment in the health and care system - what do doctors think?

Speakers: Prof Wendy Burn, President, Royal College of Psychiatrists (Chair); Dr Adrian Boyle, Vice President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine; Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (invited); Prof Derek Bell, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh; Dr Asha Kasliwal, President, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health. ;