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


18.00 Youth Zone

Manchester Central : Youth Zone

Welcome To The Youth Zone

Official Opening and reception to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Youth Zone. Speakers include youth sector leaders and senior party representatives.


Celebrating ten years of the Youth Zone: presenting a programme of events, open to all ages, on the intergenerational challenges and opportunities for the economy, environment and society. Committed to #BackYouth in a new compact with government and civil society; supporting young people in the present, ambitious for their future. See full listings for all the fringe events taking place in the Youth Zone during conference.

21.00 Bright Blue with Britain's Beer Alliance

Midland Hotel : Stanley Suite

Drink Tank

Join us for a drink and a chat at Bright Blue's flagship annual event at the start of Party Conference



15.45 Conservative Friends of Pakistan

Midland Hotel : Alexandra A

Conservative Friends of Pakistan Drinks Reception

Reception with Conservative Friends of Pakistan Chairman Zameer Choudrey, High Commissioner of Pakistan, Parliamentary Patrons & Cabinet Members.


H.E. Nafees Zakaria , High Commissioner of Pakistan to UK, Pakistan High Commission
Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Former Chief Secretary to HM Treasury (Invited)
Nusrat Ghani MP, Member of Parliament for Wealden (Invited)
Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Founder and Chairman, CSJ (Invited)
Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Invited)
Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Invited)
Rt Hon Stephen Barclay MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Invited)
Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for Defence (Invited)
Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Invited)
Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department (Invited)
Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Invited)
Shaun Bailey, Conservative Candidate for Mayor of London (Invited)
Rt Hon James Cleverly MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party (Invited)
Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer (Invited)
Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for the Home Office (Invited)
Zameer Choudrey, CEO Bestway , Conservative Friends of Pakistan (Chair)

Drinks Reception with Conservative Friends of Pakistan Chairman Zameer Choudrey, High Commissioner of Pakistan, Parliamentary Patrons and Cabinet Ministers CFOP seeks to build a stronger, wider and deeper relationship between the Conservative Party, Pakistan and British Pakistani communities in the UK, by bringing together MPs, campaigners, donors, and Conservatives from across the British Pakistani community and the Conservative Family.

20.00 CWO

Manchester Central : Exchange 1

Celebrating 100 years of the Conservative Women’s Organisation. 1919-2019:

Come and meet the CWO lead Patrons and Women Candidates as well as the women who have worked so hard to bring about success at election time.


Celebrate along side MPs the best women’s movement that the Conservative Party has and find out how it is attracting a new generation of Conservative Women. From Nancy Astor to Today. By Invitation only: please contact CWO@conservativewomen.org

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