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


13.00 Demos & Effective Governance Initiative

Midland Hotel : Rolls Suite

Why localism is more important than ever.

Panel Discussion on localism


In a country polarised not only by Left and Right, but also Leave and Remain, few agendas are able to inspire consensus. Localism, however, might be one of them. Join Demos and the Effective Governance Initiative at the Conservative Party Conference to discuss if localism were to be the first step in consensus post-Brexit, what should it look like?

17.30 Conservative Environment Network

Manchester Central : Central Rooms 3 & 4

The CEN Manifesto: Votes grow on Trees

What is the political role that environmental policies can play and how can the CEN Manifesto's conservative ideas contribute to that debate?


The environment is the top issue for young voters, and polling shows that 71% of the public believes climate change to be more pressing than Brexit. The panel will discuss the political role that environmental policies can play in any future election, what those environmental policies should look like, and the role of free market, conservative solutions in any future election campaign. How can Conservatives combat renationalisation policies proposed by the left that could do economic harm?


08.15 Tory Reform Group

Midland Hotel : Victoria Suite

TRG Forum: The Response To Populism

How to rekindle Conservatism for a new generation


With age the new dividing line in British politics, join the discussion as we explore the ideas and actions our party must take to inspire a new generation of Conservatives and take on the populist agenda. Further details at www.trg.org.uk

09.00 Onward

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Peter Street Free Trade Hall, Manchester M2 5GP : Onward, Room 11

The Future of Work: Making the modern economy work for all

Panel event on making the modern economy work for all, sponsored by Deliveroo


This fringe event will explore how to make the modern labour market work for citizens, employers and the taxpayer. It will consider the on-demand economy, retraining and upskilling and the employment tax landscape. Sponsored by Deliveroo

12.30 Octopus

Manchester Central : Central 7

Busting the Myths Around Renewables

Will the UK reach its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050? Join Octopus and industry experts to discuss the myths behind energy policy


In June the UK became one of the first nations to commit to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. But huge challenges to meeting this target remain. What will it take to make this a reality? Join Octopus and industry experts to discuss the myths behind energy policy.

18.00 IPPR

Midland Hotel : Lancaster

Beyond Brexit: What does the Conservative Party stand for?


This event will discuss the Conservative Party’s policy priorities beyond Brexit, what it has to offer the electorate in the next election, and how it might it to appeal to younger voters in the future. 

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