A security pass is required at all times to attend events in either of the secure Conference venues, Manchester Central or The Midland Hotel.


16.30 Girlguiding

Manchester Central : Youth Zone

Facing Our Future: hearing young people's voices in the fight back against plastic pollution

Girls and young women from the Girlguiding Advocate panel and senior party representatives


Presentation and panel debate with Girlguiding youth panel members to explore ways to include young people in efforts to protect the environment and tackle plastic pollution – a topic Girlguiding’s Future Girl consultation with 76,000 of their young members showed girls care passionately about.


12.30 Centre for Cities

Hilton Manchester Deansgate : The Boardroom

Cities in 2020: money, power, elections

Will 2020 mark a watershed for the UK's cities?


Cities power the national economy. With Westminster busy with Brexit, cities have shown themselves ready to step up. Join our debate on what will the future bring for them in terms of funding and powers, and next year's mayoral elections.

17.45 Plan International UK

Manchester Central : Youth Zone

Top-5 Ways To Listen To Girls Locally

Panel Debate. Invited Speakers: Amber Rudd MP, DWP Secretary and Minister for Women & Equalities; Maria Miller MP, Chair, Women & Equalities committee


Being young and female in the UK comes with specific challenges that today seem greater than ever. What needs to change? This conversation must be led by girls. They must have the chance to work with policymakers to bring about the changes in the local area they live in. Speakers include: Lucy Russell, Head of Girls’ Rights and Youth. Plan International UK; Youth Advocates, Plan International UK; Local Government Association representative; Senior Party representatives.

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