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

29/09/2019

16.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Atos

Manchester Central : Central 5

AI: Could we? Should we?

What potential does AI have to positively impact citizens in the near future and how do we ensure it serves all citizens equally?

Speakers:

As AI pushes the boundaries of technology, the issue of ethics is becoming more prominent. What potential does AI have to positively impact citizens in the near future and how do we ensure it serves all citizens equally?

30/09/2019

09.00 Onward

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

Tech for good: improving financial capability and inclusion across the UK

A private invite-only roundtable on how financial technology can help the financially squeezed, sponsored by Nationwide

Speakers:

Consumers increasingly have access to a new wave of products offering finance that is more accessible, innovative and user-focused than ever before. This event will explore how innovative new technologies can best be used for social good, by supporting the financially squeezed. Sponsored by Nationwide

14.00 Onward

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

Setting places free: Giving local communities a stake in economic development

A panel event on giving local communities a stake in economic development, sponsored by Power to Change

Speakers:

This event will explore how best to give local communities a stake in economic development, especially in the context of Britain's departure from the EU on 31 October. Sponsored by Power to Change

16.30 Onward

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

Taming Tech: How should government and business keep people safe online?

A panel event on online harms and internet regulation, sponsored by Sky

Speakers:

In the wake of the Government's White Paper this year, this event will consider how we can best keep people safe online and where responsibility for content and activity lies. Sponsored by Sky.

01/10/2019

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

Speakers:

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

11.00 Onward

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

Tomorrow's high street: How can new payments technology transform financial inclusion, boost small businesses and help consumers?

A private invite-only roundtable on how new payments technology transform financial inclusion and help SMEs and consumers, sponsored by Transferwise

Speakers:

This private roundtable will discuss how technology can improve access to banking, transform the high street and bring security and convenience to consumers and small businesses. Delivering affordable, secure and convenient payments infrastructure must be a priority in the next stage of Britain’s financial services revolution. Sponsored by Transferwise.

15.00 Onward

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

Connected growth: How the internet is helping the economy and a new wave of businesses to grow and prosper

A panel event on the growth of the digital economy, and the opportunities and risks of further innovation, sponsored by the Internet Association

Speakers:

This panel event will consider the role the internet plays in the modern economy, how we can further harness digital technologies while mitigating the social consequences of the internet. Sponsored by the Internet Association

17.00 Onward

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

How do we house the generations of the future and give them a stake in their community?

How do we house the generations of the future and give them a stake in their community? Sponsored by the National Housing Federation

Speakers:

This event will explore how we can best provide the homes that Britain needs for future generations and fix the housing crisis, while doing so in a way that preserves and reinforces community. Sponsored by the National Housing Federation.



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