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IPPR at party conferences 2017

IPPR will be delivering a programme of events at four party conferences (Liberal Democrat, Labour, Conservative, SNP, ) across a range of research areas. For enquiries, please contact Kellan Palmer

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Liberal Democrats \ 16 - 19 September 2017, Bournemouth 
Monday 18th September

13.00 - 14.00 \ Avon, Bournemouth International Centre

Can the Lib Dems win back the youth vote?

  • Lord Paddy Ashdown

  • Layla Moran MP

  • Charlie Kingsbury, Chair, Young Liberals

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

Labour \ 24 - 27 September 2017, Brighton 
Sunday 24th September

12.30 - 14.00 \ Surrey Suite 1, Hilton Brighton Metropole

What makes a good low paid job in a post Brexit Britain?

  • Jack Dromey MP, Shadow Minister for Labour
  • Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation
  • Ben Southwood, Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute 
  • Sam White, Group Public Policy Director, Aviva plc 

Chair: Miatta Fahnbulleh, Director of Policy and Research, IPPR 

17.30 - 19.00 \ Surrey Suite 1, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Building our Future: Infrastructure Investment in England

  • Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Treasury Minister

  • Cllr Kieran Quinn, Executive Leader, Tameside Borough Council and Chairman of Greater Manchester Pension Fund

  • Vicky Pryce, Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) and former Joint Head of the Government Economic Service

Chair: Luke Murphy, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

17.30  - 19.00 \ Osborne Suite, Hilton Brighton Metropole 

Energy in our cities: From promise to delivery - what next? 

  • Cllr Judith Blake, Leader, Leeds City Council 
  • Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change
  • Polly Billington, Director, UK100
  • Jim Lightfoot, Managing Director - Business to Municipalities, E.ON UK

Chair: Hywel Lloyd, Associate Director for the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure, IPPR

Monday 25th September 

08.00 - 09.30 \ Surrey Suite 1, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Private Roundtable: Can the private rented sector help solve the housing crisis? 

  • Helen Hayes MP
  • Rt Hon John Healey MP
  • Luke Murphy, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR 
  • Stephen Uden, Director of Social Investment, Nationwide Building Society

Chair: Miatta Fahnbulleh, Director of Policy and Research, IPPR

**please note this event is by invitation only

12.30 - 14.00 \ Surrey Suite 1, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Gambling in the UK: Reducing social harms while retaining economic benefits

  • Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham (invited)
  • Tom Watson MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (invited)
  • Rachel Lampard, Member, Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (invited) 
  • John White, Chief Executive, BACTA

Chair: Miatta Fahnbulleh, Director of Policy and Research, IPPR 

12.30 - 14.00 \ Osborne Suite, Hilton Brighton Metropole

A leader in global trade: How can the UK remain successful after Brexit?

  • Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade 
  • Stephen Kinnock MP
  • Rafael Behr, Columnist, the Guardian
  • Chris Cummings, Chief Executive, The Investment Association
  • Aimee Donnellan, Banking Correspondent, the Sunday Times

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR 

17.30 - 19.00 \  Surrey Suite 1, Hilton Brighton Metropole 

Putting low carbon at the heart of Northern economic growth

  • Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation 
  • Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region
  • Mark Knowles, Head of Low Carbon, Liverpool City Region LEP
  • Amanda Lyne, Managing Director, ULEMCo Ltd
  • Matthew Wright, Managing Director, DONG Energy

Chair: Hywel Lloyd, Associate Director for the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure, IPPR

17.30 - 19.00 \ Osborne Suite, Hilton Brighton Metropole 

Problem debt: the role of public services in suppoting families and tackling poverty

  • Margaret Greenwood MP, Shadow Minister for Employment and Inequalities
  • Jo Casebourne, Chief Executive, Early Intervention Foundation
  • Joanna Elson, Chief Executive, Money Advice Trust
  • Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group
  • Chris Sherwood, Chief Executive, Relate

Chair: Joe Dromey, Senior Research Fellow, Work and the Welfare State, IPPR 

Tuesday 26th September

08.00 - 09.30 \ Surrey Suite 1, Hilton Brighton Metropole 

Simpler energy bills: will they help consumers get a better deal?

  • Gill Fruniss MP
  • Adam Vaughan, Energy Correspondent, the Guardian 
  • Jesper With-Fogstrup, Chief Operating Officer, comparethemarket.com 

Chair: Hywel Lloyd, Associate Director for the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure, IPPR

12.30 - 14.00 \ Surrey Suite 1, Hilton Brighton Metropole

The Future of the UK Data Economy after Brexit

  • Daniel Zeichner MP 
  • Helia Ebrahimi, Channel 4 (invited)
  • Alistair Tebbit, Head of Government Affairs UK, RELX Group
  • Other speakers tbc

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

12.30 - 14.00 \ Osborne Suite, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Overlooked opportunities: how can a proper industrial strategy boost Northern towns and cities?

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester (invited)
  • Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region (invited)
  • Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader, Bradford Council
  • Chris Hearld, Chairman, North Region, KPMG

Chair: Luke Raikes, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR North

17.30 - 19.00 \ Surrey Suite 1, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Industrial strategy: laying the foundations for future success 

  • Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Chair, APPG on Inclusive Growth
  • Professor Birgitte Andersen, Professor of the Economics and Management of Innovation, Birkbeck University of London 
  • Josh Hardie, Deputy Director General, CBI

Chair: Michael Jacobs, Director, IPPR Commission on Economic Justice 

17.30 - 19.00 \ Osborne Suite, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Tech literacy: setting the next generation up for success in a digital world 

  • Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Digital Economy 
  • Gary Stannett, CEO, Rio Ferdinand Foundation
  • Nijma Khan, Strategy, Insights, Innovation, Accenture
  • Liz Williams, Director, Tech Literacy and Education Programmes, BT

Chair: Miatta Fahnbulleh, Director of Policy and Research, IPPR

17.30 - 19.00 \ Lancaster Suite, Hilton Brighton Metropole

'New New Labour': should Labour build a new coalition to secure electoral success? 

  • Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP
  • Lisa Nandy MP
  • John Landsman, Chair, Momentum
  • Abi Wilkinson

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

Conservative \ 1 - 4 October 2017, Manchester 
Sunday 1st October

14.00 - 15.30 \ Central 5, Manchester Central

Building Britain's Future: The construction industry after Brexit

  • Alan Mak MP
  • John Slaughter, Director of
    External Affairs, Home Builders Federation (invited)
  • Lewis Sidnick, Director of Corporate Affairs, NHBC
  • Phoebe Griffith, Associate Director for Migration, Integration and Communities, IPPR

Chair: ConHome, TBC 

Monday 2nd October

12.45  - 14.00 \ Exchange 8, Manchester Central

Gambling in the UK: Reducing social harms while retaining economic benefits

  • Cllr Morris Bright, Leader, Hertfordshire County Council and Vice-Chair, LGA Safer & Stronger Communities Board
  • Edward Davies, Director of Policy, The Centre for Social Justice
  • John White, Chief Executive, BACTA

Chair: Miatta Fahnbulleh, Director of Policy and Research, IPPR

17.45 - 19.00 \ Exchange 8, Manchester Central

Putting low carbon at the heart of Northern economic growth

  • James Heappey MP
  • Sarah Tennison, Technology and Innovation Manager, Tees Valley Combined Authority
  • Matthew Wright, Managing Director, DONG Energy

Chair: Hywel Lloyd, Associate Director for the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure, IPPR

17.45 - 19.00 \ Victoria Suite, Midland Hotel 

Tech literacy: setting the next generation up for success in a digital world 

  • Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Children and Families
  • Matt D'Ancona, the Guardian
  • Gary Stannett, CEO, Rio Ferdinand Foundation
  • Liz Williams, Director, Tech Literacy and Education programmes, BT
  • Andy James, Managing Director, Accenture

Chair: Miatta Fahnbulleh, Director of Policy and Research, IPPR

Tuesday 3rd October

08.00 - 09.30 \ Dickens/Thackeray Suite, Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester

Simpler energy bills: Will they help consumers get a better deal? 

  • John Penrose MP
  • Nathalie Thomas, Energy Correspondent, FT
  • Jesper With-Fogstrup, Chief Operating Officer, comparethemarket.com 

Chair: Hywel Lloyd, Associate Director for the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure, IPPR

12.45 - 14.00 \ Exchange 8, Manchester Central

The Future of the Data Economy after Brexit

  • Matt Warman MP
  • Ruth Davis, Head of Cyber Security Strategy, FTSE 100 Communications Service Provider
  • Alistair Tebbit, Head of Government Affairs UK, RELX Group

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

17.45 - 19.00 \ Pankhurst Suite, Radisson Blu Edwardian **please note change of venue

Industrial strategy: laying the foundations for future success?

  • Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Chair of the APPG on Inclusive Growth
  • Dr Marianne Sensier, The University of Manchester and the Industrial Strategy Commission
  • Sonali Parekh, Head of Policy, Federation of Small Businesses

Chair: Michael Jacobs, Director, IPPR Commission on Economic Justice

17.45 - 19.00 \ Exchange 8, Manchester Central **please note change of venue

What do the Conservatives need to do to win the next general election?

  • Bim Afolami MP 
  • Theresa Villiers MP
  • Marie Le Conte
     

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

SNP \ 8 - 11 October 2017, Glasgow 
Monday 9th October

17.30 - 18.30 \ Barra Suite, Crowne Plaza Hotel Glasgow

Tech Literacy: setting the next generation up for success in a digital world

  • John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills
  • Jim Donnelly, Rio Ferdinand Foundation
  • Mark Dames, Head of Public Affairs, BT Scotland
  • Lucy Murdoch, Managing Director – Global Corporate Citizenship, Accenture

Chair: Russell Gunson, Director, IPPR Scotland