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


16.00 Coalition for Global Prosperity and BBC Media Action

Midland Hotel : Victoria Suite

Defending Media Freedom across the World

This event will explore how the UK is protecting journalists and Freedom of the Press across the world


Hosted by the Coalition for Global Prosperity with BBC Media Action, this event will bring together parliamentarians, members, journalists and activists to examine the challenges faced by journalists operating in conflict and fragile states, and Britain’s leading role in developing and sustaining public interest media around the world.

18.00 Oxfam & IEA

Midland Hotel : Stanley Suite

The Big Inequality Debate: A Global Crisis or the Politics of Envy? 

Join Oxfam and the Institute of Economic Affairs to have your say in the Big Inequality Debate


Is closing the gap between rich and poor essential to tackling poverty and staving off public anger across the globe? Or is focusing on wealth and income inequality a fool's errand because the best way to help the poor is to grow the pie rather than meddle with how it's divided? Join the debate with Oxfam, IEA, senior Conservatives including Lord David Willetts, and Chair Kate Procter.

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