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IPPR at party conferences 2012

IPPR North, economy, energy, housing, jobs, progressive politics, public services, UK politics, training and skills

 

Start date:  16 Aug 2012

IPPR has a full programme of events at the three party conferences.

Once again, we will bring together an exciting mix of speakers at the three main party political conferences. Do join us at some of the key events of the season for an invaluable opportunity to consider the new political landscape and to debate the crucial issues of the day.

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Liberal Democrats \ 22-26 September 2012, Brighton




Monday 24 September

18:15-19:30 \ The Hilton, Library

Energy - can the market be truly competitive?

Steve Gilbert MP, PPS to Edward Davey as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Erin Gill, News editor, Windpower Offshore
Guy Esnouf, Head of Corporate & Internal Comms, E.ON
Pete Moorey, Energy Campaign Manager, Which?
Nick Pearce, Director, IPPR (Chair)

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Tuesday 25 September

13:00-14:00 \ The Grand, Victoria Terrace

Youth unemployment: defusing the time-bomb

Simon Hughes MP, Deputy Leader of Liberal Democrats
Mike Lee, Director for Skills, Working Links
Mark Ross, Head of Public Affairs, British Retail Consortium
Susan James, Assistant Director, Skope
Tony Dolphin, Senior Economist and Associate Director for Economic Policy, IPPR (Chair)

BRC logo

working links



13:00-14:00 \ The Hilton, Clarence Room

Winning here? What do the Liberal Democrats need to do to improve their electoral prospects in 2015?

Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Dr Evan Harris
Baroness Shirley Williams
Vicky Pryce, economist and former senior UK government adviser
Nick Pearce, Director, IPPR (Chair)

 


18:15-19:30 \ The Grand, Eugenie
 
The future of higher education

Stephen Williams MP
Baroness Margaret Sharp
Professor Wendy Purcell, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of University of Plymouth
Professor Ruth Farwell, Chair, GuildHE
Liam Burns, President, NUS
Nick Pearce, Director, IPPR (Chair)

 

UAguildHE

NUS



18:15-19:30 \ The Hilton, Library

Northern prosperity and national prosperity: cities as engines of growth, North and South

Andrew Stunell MP
Kru Desai, Partner, KPMG
Katja Hall, Chief Policy Director, CBI
Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader, Portsmouth City Council (invited)
Ed Cox, Director, IPPR North

KPMG 



 



Labour \ 30 September - 4 October, Manchester




Sunday 30 September

17:30-19:00 \ Midland Hotel, Chester Suite

What role for newly elected police and crime commissioners? (INVITATION ONLY)

Diana Johnson MP, Shadow Minister for Crime and Security
Vera Baird QC, Labour candidate Police and Crime Commissioner
John Shaw, Managing Director, G4S Policing Support Services
Rick Muir, Associate Director for Public Service Reform, IPPR (Chair)

G4S 



17:30-19:00 \ Manchester Central, Exchange Auditorium

IPPR Juncture debate: Nick Pearce in conversation with Michael Sandel

Michael Sandel, author and political philosopher
Nick Pearce, Director, IPPR (Chair)

 Juncture


19:30-21:00 \ Manchester Central, Cobden 2

The real pensions crisis: The looming black hole in future retirement incomes (INVITATION ONLY)

Gregg McClymont MP, Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions
Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Marketing Officer, Aviva
Graeme Cooke, Associate Director for Family, Community and Work, IPPR (Chair)

 Aviva


Monday 1 October

11:00-12:30 \ Midland Hotel, Victoria Suite

Can housing deliver health savings? (INVITATION ONLY)

Jack Dromey MP, Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government
Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Minister for Public Health
Brendan Sarsfield, Chief Executive, Family Mosaic
Nick Pearce, Director, IPPR (Chair)

NEW FM 



13:00-14.30 \ Midland Hotel, Fairclough Suite

Energy - can the market be truly competitive?

Baroness Bryony Worthington
Sara Vaughan, Director of Strategy & Regulation, E.ON
Richard Lloyd, Executive Director, Which?
Will Straw, Associate Director for Globalisation and Climate Change, IPPR (Chair)

 which


13:00-14:30 \ Midland Hotel, Stanley Suite

IPPR Juncture debate: James Purnell in conversation with Jon Cruddas MP

Juncture 



17:30-19:00 \ Midland Hotel, Stanley Suite

On course for victory?  What does Labour need to do to win in 2015?

Liz Kendall MP, Shadow Minister for Care and Older People
Jim Murphy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
Mehdi Hasan, Political Director, Huffington Post
Marc Stears, Visiting Fellow, IPPR
Mary Riddell, Columnist, Daily Telegraph (Chair)

POQU 



17:30-19:00 \ Midland Hotel, Trafford Suite

The Living Wage: is decent pay for all possible

Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health
Frances O’Grady, Deputy General Secretary, TUC
Cllr Catherine West, Leader, Islington Council
Graeme Cooke, Associate Director for Associate Director for Family, Community and Work
Gavin Kelly, Chief Executive, Resolution Foundation (Chair)

 

 

Resolution-Foundation



Tuesday 2 October

08:00–09:30 \ Midland Hotel, The French

Northern Economic Futures Commission Breakfast Briefing

Geoff Muirhead, Chair, Northern Economic Futures Commission
Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Tom Kelly, Director of Communications, Network Rail
Ed Cox, Director, IPPR North (Chair)

 

 Northern Economic Futures Commission logo

 



13:00-14:30 \ Midland Hotel, Fairclough Suite

The future of higher education

Shabana Mahmood MP, Shadow Minister for Higher Education
Professor Steve West, Chair, University Alliance
Professor Ruth Farwell, Chair, GuildHE
Liam Burns, President, NUS
Nick Pearce, Director, IPPR (Chair)


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NUS

 



13:00-14:30 \ Midland Hotel, Stanley Suite

The end of Britain? The future of the Union

Margaret Curran MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
Douglas Alexander MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary
Professor John Curtice, Professor of Politics, Strathclyde University
Guy Lodge, Associate Director for Politics and Power, IPPR
Jackie Ashley, Columnist, Guardian (Chair)

Juncture 



15:00-16:30 \ Midland Hotel, Lancaster Suite

Where will the jobs come from – challenges and opportunities for small businesses as employers (INVITATION ONLY)
 
Stephen Timms MP, Shadow Minister of State for Employment
Professor Peter Urwin, Director, Centre for Employment Research
Mike Cherry, National Policy Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses
Tony Dolphin, Senior Economist and Associate Director for Economic Policy IPPR (Chair)

FSB



17:30-19:00 \ Midland Hotel, Fairclough Suite

Northern prosperity and national prosperity: cities as engines of growth, North and South

Jack Dromey MP, Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government
Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy and External Affairs, British Chamber of Commerce
Kru Desai, Partner, KPMG
Cllr David Sparks, Leader, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham
Ed Cox, Director, IPPR (Chair)

KPMG 



17:30-19:00 \ Midland Hotel, Chester Suite

Youth unemployment: defusing the time-bomb

Stephen Timms MP, Shadow Minister of State for Employment
Mike Lee, Director for Skills, Working Links
Mark Ross, Head of Public Affairs, British Retail Consortium
Susan James, Assistant Director, Skope
Nick Pearce, Director, IPPR (Chair)

 

BRC logo

working links

 



20:00-21:30 \ People’s History Museum, Engine Room

Labour in the North: Past, present, future

Tony Benn, former Labour Cabinet Minister
Owen Jones, author of Chavs: the demonization of the working class
Tristram Hunt MP
Ed Cox, Director, IPPR North (Chair)

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Wednesday 3 October

 

12:00-13:00 \ Lord Mayor’s Suite, Manchester Town Hall

The energy-industrial revolution: how the UK can lead the world in low-carbon

Caroline Flint MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Andrew Pendleton, Head of Campaigns, Friends of the Earth
Will Straw, Associate Director for Globalisation and Climate Change, IPPR
Nick Gardiner, Director Energy & Utilities, BNP Paribas
Dimitri Zenghelis, Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics
David Nussbaum, Chief Executive, WWF-UK (Chair)

 LFF

FOE

   






Conservative \ 7-10 October, Birmingham




Sunday 7 October

17:30-19:00 \ Hyatt Hotel, Drawing Room

Housing the nation

Nick Boles MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government
Cllr Teresa O’Neill, Leader, London Borough of Bexley
Steve Trusler, Strategy Director, Wates Group
Paul Tennant, Chief Executive, Orbit Group
Nick Pearce, Director, IPPR (Chair)

 OrbitWates



Monday 8 October

08:30-10:00 \ The ICC, Media Suite B

Northern prosperity and national prosperity: cities as engines of growth, North and South

David Rutley MP
Chris Murray, Chief Executive, Core Cities
Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy and External Affairs, British Chamber of Commerce
Kru Desai, Partner, KPMG
Councillor Tony Ball, Leader, Basildon Council
Ed Cox, Director, IPPR North (Chair)

KPMG



10:30-12:00 \ The ICC, Media Suite

Housing and health: bridging the gap (INVITATION ONLY)

Stephen Dorrell MP
Cllr Louise Goldsmith, Vice Chair, LGA Community Wellbeing Board
Brendan Sarsfield, Chief Executive, Family Mosaic
Tim Finch, Director of Communications, IPPR (Chair)

NEW FM



17:30-19:00 \ Hyatt Hotel, Drawing Room

Energy - can the market be truly competitive?

Guy Newey, Head of Environment & Energy, Policy Exchange
Sara Vaughan, Director of Strategy & Regulation, E.ON
Jenny Driscoll, Senior Campaigner, Which?
Nick Pearce, Director, IPPR (Chair)

 

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Tuesday 9 October

 

17:30-19:00 \ The ICC, Media Suite

The road to 2015: what do the Conservatives need to do to win in 2015?

Jo Johnson MP, Assistant Government Whip
Cheryl Gillan MP
George Eustice MP
Pete Hoskin, Conservative Home
Nick Pearce, Director, IPPR
Patrick Hennessy, Political Editor, The Sunday Telegraph (Chair)

 

 Juncture

 

 

 

Key contact

Tim Finch
Tim Finch, Director of Communications and Associate Director for Migration