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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

IPPR at Party Conferences 2018

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 Olivia Vaughan.

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Liberal Democrats \ 15 - 18 September 2018, Brighton 
Tuesday 18th September

13.00 - 14.00 \ Sandringham Suite, Brighton Hilton Metropole

What next for Brexit?

  • Rt Hon Tom Brake MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Exiting the European Union and International Trade
  • Baroness Sarah Ludford, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson on Exiting the European Union
  • Catherine Bearder MEP
  • Dr Simon Usherwood, Deputy Director, The UK in a Changing Europe

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

Labour \ 23 - 26 September 2018, Liverpool 
Sunday 23rd September

17.30 - 19.00 \ Meeting Room 13, ACC

The New Political Coalition

  • Lisa Nandy MP
  • Matt Zarb-Cousin
  • Marie Le Conte, freelance journalist
  • Rob Ford, University of Manchester

Chair: Mat Lawrence, Senior Research Fellow and Editor, IPPR Progressive Review

17.30 - 19.00 \ Meeting Room 14, ACC

Prosperity and Justice: A Plan for the New Economy

  • Kate Green MP 
  • Tim Roache, General Secretary, GMB 
  • Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

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

Monday 24th September 

10.30 - 12.00  \ Suite 1, Jurys Inn Liverpool

Private Roundtable: Reforming Private Renting - A New Deal for Tenants and Landlords

  • Melanie Onn MP, Shadow Minister for Housing
  • Helen Hayes MP
  • Julie Rugg, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York
  • James Murray, Deputy Mayor for London, Housing and Residential Development
  • Victoria Neaves, Senior Manager, Strategy & Insight, Nationwide

Chair: Luke Murphy, Associate Director for the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure, IPPR

**please note this event is by invitation only

12.30 - 14.00 \ Suite 1, Jurys Inn Liverpool

Unlocking Liverpool’s Potential: How Can Regional Industrial Strategies Best Stimulate Local Economic Growth?

  • Maria Eagle MP 
  • Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool 
  • Euan West, Senior Partner for Liverpool, KPMG

Chair: Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR North

12.30 - 14.00 \ Meeting Room 14, ACC

What Next for Social Care?

  • Barbara Keeley MP, Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Social Care
  • Dr Paul Williams MP
  • Sonia Sodha, Chief leader writer, The Observer
  • George McNamara, Director of Policy and Influencing, Independent Age
  • Greg Allen, Chief Executive, Future Care Capital
  • Harry Quilter-Pinner, Research Fellow, IPPR


Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

17.30 - 19.00 \  Suite 1, Jurys Inn Liverpool 

Building Britain’s Future? The Construction Workforce after Brexit

  • Jenny Chapman MP, Shadow Minister for Exiting the European Union 
  • James Murray, Deputy Mayor for London, Housing and Residential Development
  • Cllr Georgia Gould, Leader of the Council, Camden Council 
  • Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation
  • Colette O'Shea, Managing Director, London Portfolio, Landsec

Chair: Joe Dromey, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

17.30 - 19.00 \ Meeting Room 14, ACC

Rebalancing the Economy: Raising Productivity and Promoting Regional Growth

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
  • Stephen Morgan MP
  • Jen Williams, Politics and investigations editor, Manchester Evening News (invited)
  • Sean Beech, Tax Partner and Head of Liverpool Office, Deloitte


Chair: Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR North

17.30 - 19.00 \  Suite 7, Jurys Inn Liverpool 

Taming the Wild West: How to Regulate the Internet?

  • Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Digital
  • Emily Cherry, Assistant Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Barnardos 
  • David Wheeldon, Group Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Sky
Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

19.30 - 20.30 \  Suite 1, Jurys Inn Liverpool 

IPPR Commission on Economic Justice Reception

  • Frances O'Grady, General Secretary, Trades Union Congress (TUC) 
  • Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

Please register your place for this event is here

Tuesday 25th September

08.00 - 09.30 \ Suite 4, Jurys Inn Liverpool

Private Roundtable: Keeping it Flowing: Reforming and Revolutionising the Water Industry

  • Luke Pollard MP 
  • Nicci Russell, Managing Director, Waterwise
  • Colin Skellett, Chief Executive, Wessex Water

Chair: Luke Murphy, Associate Director for the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure, IPPR

**please note this event is by invitation only

10.30 - 12.00 \ Suite 1, Jurys Inn Liverpool

Private Roundtable: Security and Opportunity - Building a pension system fit for the modern world 

  • Lord McKenzie, Shadow Spokesperson for Work and Pensions
  • Sarah Luheshi, Deputy Director, Pensions Policy Institute
  • Emma Watkins, Director of Individual and Bulk Annuities, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Pete Glancy, Head of Pensions Policy, Lloyds Banking Group

Chair: Joe Dromey, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

**please note this event is by invitation only

12.30 - 14.00 \ Suite 1, Jurys Inn Liverpool

What is the Role of Community Businesses in the Northern Powerhouse?

  • Lisa Nandy MP
  • Brian Dawe, Chief Executive, SAFE Regeneration
  • Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive, Power to Change


Chair: Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR North

12.30 - 14.00 \ Meeting Room 14, ACC

The Opportunity Gap: Why Are We Still Failing Young People From Disadvantaged Backgrounds?

  • Lucy Powell MP 
  • Kirsty Pearce, Liverpool Combined Authority (invited)
  • Professor Karen Rowlingson, Professor of Social Policy, University of Birmingham
  • Jatin Patel, Inclusion, Diversity and Social Equality Manager, KPMG
  • Maria Neophytou, Head of Public Affairs, Impetus PEF

Chair: Joe Dromey, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

15.15 - 16.30 \ Suite 1, Jurys Inn Liverpool

In Conversation with Keir Starmer MP and Catherine Colebrook

  • Rt Hon Keir Starmer MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
  • Catherine Colebrook, Chief Economist and Associate Director for Economic Policy, IPPR

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

17.30 - 19.00 \ Suite 1, Jurys Inn Liverpool

The Big Ideas Debate with Ed Miliband

  • Stephanie Boland, Head of Digital, Prospect Magazine
  • Maya Goodfellow, Journalist 
  • Wendy Liu, Editor, the New Socialist 
  • Tom Mills
  • Will Stronge, Founder, Autonomy

Chair: Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP

17.30 - 19.00 \ Meeting Room 14, ACC

What Should Be Labour’s Next Move on Brexit?

  • Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Chair, Exiting the EU Committee 
  • Jenny Chapman MP, Shadow Minister for Exiting the European Union
  • Stephen Kinnock MP
  • Gareth Snell MP

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

19.30 - 20.30 \ Suite 1, Jurys Inn Liverpool

In Conversation with Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region
Chair: Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR North

Conservative, 30 September - 3 October, Birmingham

Monday 1st October

12.45-14.00 \ Soprano, Hyatt Regency Birmingham 

What Next for Social Care?

  • Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Leader Warwickshire County Council
  • Richard Murray, Director of Policy, The King’s Fund
  • Janet Morrison, Chief Executive, Independent Age
  • Greg Allen, Chief Executive, Future Care Capital

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

16.00-17.30 \ Room 6, Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre

Rebalancing the Economy: Raising Productivity and Promoting Regional Growth

  • Richard Harrington MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (invited)
  • David Paine, Editor, Local Government Chronicle (invited)
  • Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK
  • Pauline Biddel, Managing Partner Regional Markets and NWE Board of Partners Member, Deloitte

Chair: Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR North

17.45-19.00 \ Fortissimo, Hyatt Regency Birmingham 

Prosperity and Justice: A Plan for the New Economy

  • George Freeman MP 
  • Charlie Pickles, UnHerd (invited)
  • Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR 

Chair: Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR North

Tuesday 2nd October

12.45 - 14.00 \ Soprano, Hyatt Regency Birmingham

Private Roundtable: Security and Opportunity - Building a pension system fit for the modern world 

  • Nigel Mills MP 
  • Sarah Luheshi, Deputy Director, Pensions Policy Institute
  • Emma Ann Hughes, Editor, FTAdviser 
  • Representative, Lloyds Banking Group

Chair: Joe Dromey, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

**please note this event is by invitation only

17.45-19.00 \ Soprano, Hyatt Regency Birmingham

Can the Conservatives Win Over the Under 40s?

  • Ben Bradley MP 
  • Lee Rowley MP
  • Rebecca Lowe, Director, FREER
  • Katy Balls, Political Correspondent, The Spectator
  • Joe Twyman, Director, Deltapoll 

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR
SNP/ 7 - 9 October, Glasgow
Monday 8th October

12.30-13.30 \ Barra Suite, Crowne Plaza Glasgow

Scotland, the UK and Brexit: What Happens Now?

  • Stephen Gethins MP, SNP Spokesperson for International Affairs and Europe
  • Michael Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe 
  • Professor Nicola McEwen, Centre on Constitutional Change 
  • Professor Anand Menon, Director, The UK in a Changing Europe

Chair: Russell Gunson, Director, IPPR Scotland