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 Centre for Policy Studies

Manchester Central : Centre for Policy Studies, The Gallery

Think Small: Are the Conservatives Doing Enough for Small Business?

Small and family businesses drive our economy. Are the Conservatives doing enough to support them? See CPS website or conference app for speaker info.


Small and family businesses are the backbone of the UK’s economy. Yet despite their importance, their concerns have frequently been neglected by Government. Join industry experts and policymakers for a panel discussion on what can be done to help these firms flourish.


13.00 UK Music

Midland Hotel : Lancaster

We Can Work It Out

#SelfieLeave & the campaign to help self-employed creative freelancers


Join Chair Michael Dugher (CEO, UK Music) for an in depth panel discussion on how to support creative freelancers and entrepreneurs with Nigel Adams MP (Minister of State for Sport, Media & Creative Industries, DCMS), Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, OlgaFitzRoy (award-winning Coldplay & Dr Who sound engineer) & Simon McVicker (Director of Policy, IPSE). Lunch and refreshment provided!

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