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


14.00 NHS Confederation

Hilton Manchester Deansgate : Meeting Rooms 2, 3 & 4

Can the Conservative Party deliver a solution to the social care crisis?

Politicians and leaders from the NHS and social care sector share their thoughts on the prospect of a solution to the social care crisis


The Prime Minister has promised to fix the social care crisis but after the failure of successive governments can the Conservative Party deliver a solution to the groundhog day issue of British politics? The panel, chaired by Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation which leads the Health for Care campaign, brings together leading voices from across the system to explore what’s required to turn warm words into a settlement that will last for generations.

15.30 CEN with the Woodland Trust

Manchester Central : Central Rooms 3 & 4

Planting for Success with the Northern Forest

Celebrating British forests and trees, their importance for climate and communities and the plans for the Northern Forest


Trees are not only important habitats for many birds, insects and other wildlife, they reduce temperatures and suck carbon from the atmosphere. We need to plant 50 million trees per year in order for us to reach net zero emissions by 2050 - and the Northern Forest is a key part of that ambition, with £5.7 million of Government investment expected to create nearly £2 billion for the country’s economy. Join us to celebrate trees and woodlands, and the plans for the Northern Forest.

16.15 Positive Money

Lloyd's House : Shipping Office

Is UK banking fit for purpose?

Positive Money bring together MPs and experts to explore whether banks are failing to meet their responsibilities to customers and communities


Positive Money hosts this panel discussion exploring whether banks are failing to meet their responsibilities to customers and communities, and what can be done about it, featuring: Steve Baker MP (invited) Kevin Hollinrake MP (invited) James Vacarro, Special Advisor, Triodos Bank Fran Boait, Executive Director, Positive Money More speakers TBC. The event is a short walk from the conference centre, at Lloyd's House, 22 Lloyd Street (opposite the Town Hall). Refreshments provided.

18.00 Residential Landlords Association

Midland Hotel : Victoria Suite

Rented Homes Fit for Families – A Conservative Vision for the Private Rented Sector

How do we balance the demand for secure tenancies whilst ensuring good landlords have the confidence to provide the homes to rent we need?


With the continued requirement for the private rented sector to evolve to suit the changing demographic it is housing, particularly families and older people, this event discusses how it can do this whilst ensuring good landlords have the confidence to continue to invest and provide the homes the country desperately needs.


12.45 Ombudsman Services

Midland Hotel : Rolls Suite

Nurturing SMEs: building trust in markets and ensuring they get a fair deal

In an uncertain economy, how we can create an environment for SMEs to prosper and ensure they receive protections from unfair practice.


Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in the UK economy but often do not enjoy the same rights and protections as individual consumers. How can we build SME trust and confidence in key markets such as energy and telecoms?

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