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IPPR at Party Conferences 2019

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 \ 14 - 17 September 2019, Bournemouth 

Monday 16th September

13.00 - 14.00 \ Shaftsebury Suite, Mariott Hotel

What now for the Lib Dems on Brexit?
Hosted by IPPR and The UK in a Changing Europe 

  • Rt Hon Tom Brake MP, Spokesperson for Exiting the European Union
  • Catherine Bearder MEP, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Delegation in Renew Europe/European Parliament, Shadow Cabinet member for Europe
  • Miranda Green, Deputy Opinion Editor, FT
  • Professor Tim Bale, Deputy Director, The UK in a Changing Europe

Chair: Phoebe Griffith, Deputy Director, IPPR

Labour \ 21 - 25 September 2019, Brighton

Sunday 22nd September

15.00 - 16.30 \ Marine Room, Brighton Harbour Hotel

Fixing Finance – Regulating Banking as if People Matter
Hosted by IPPR, Jubilee Debt Campaign, Prime Economics and the University of West England 

  • Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Treasury Minister 
  • Ann Pettifor, Director, Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME)
  • Professor Daniela Gabor, Professor of Economics and Macro-Finance, University of West England
  • Sarah-Jayne Clifton, Director, Jubilee Debt Campaign 
  • Grace Blakeley, Research Fellow, IPPR

Chair: Martin Sandbu, Economics Leader Writer, the FT

17.30 - 19.00 \ Marine Room, Brighton Harbour Hotel

The Big Ideas Debate with Ed Miliband: Delivering Environmental Justice
Hosted by the IPPR Environmental Justice Commission 

Welcome

  • Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

Presenters

  • Leo Murray, Director of innovation, 10:10 Climate Action 
  • Ann Pettifor, Director, Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME) 
  • Simon Lewis, Professor of Global Change Science, University College London

Panel

  • Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
  • Fatima Zahra-Ibrahim, Climate Activist
  • Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, Trade Union Congress 
  • Angela Francis, Chief Economic Advisor, WWF (invited)
  • Luke Murphy, Head of the Environmental Justice Commission, IPPR

19.45 - 21.00 

IPPR Drinks 

  • Rt Hon John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (invited)

** please note this event is by invitation only. For more information please contact [email protected]

Monday 23rd September 

12.30 - 14.00 \ Wye Room, Hall 7, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Stronger Towns, Stronger Communities
Hosted by IPPR North and Power to Change

  • Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy 
  • Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP, Chair of the Labour Towns Group 
  • Jamie Driscoll, Mayor, North of Tyne
  • Jess Steele, Director, Jericho Road Solutions
  • Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive, Power to Change 

Chair: Arianna Giovannini, Interim Director, IPPR North

12.30 - 14.00 \  Gloucester Room, Brighton Hilton Metropole

The Transport Infrastructure Revolution: Why We Need It and How We Can Get It
Hosted by IPPR North and West Yorkshire Combined Authority

  • Daniel Zeichner MP, Transport Select Committee
  • Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region 
  • Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Chair of the Combined Authority and Leader of Bradford Council
  • Peter Molyneux, Major Roads Director, Transport for the North

Chair: Luke Raikes, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR North

15.00 - 16.30 \  Wye Room, Hall 7, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Fairer Welfare: What Should Labour’s Priorities be for a Fairer Welfare State?
Hosted by IPPR

  • Ruth George MP, Chair of APPG Universal Credit and Member of Work and Pensions Committee
  • Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group 
  • Professor Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associate, SOAS University of London, founding member and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) 
  • Harry Quilter-Pinner, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

Chair: Clare McNeil, Associate Director for Work and Welfare State, IPPR

17.30 - 19.00 \ Wye Room, Hall 7, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Decarbonising the Economy and Delivering a Green Industrial Revolution
Hosted by the IPPR Environmental Justice Commission and HSBC

  • Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Chair of IPPR’s Environmental Justice Commission 
  • Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade
  • Nick Robins, Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance, Grantham Research Institute, LSE 
  • Angela Francis, Chief Economic Advisor, WWF
  • Rebecca Self, Chief Financial Officer – Sustainable Finance, HSBC

Chair: Luke Murphy, Head of the Environmental Justice Commission and Associate Director for the Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure Team, IPPR

17.30 - 19.00 \ Gloucester Room, Brighton Hilton Metropole

How Can Good Digital Regulation Help Reduce Online Harms?
Hosted by IPPR and Internet Association

  • Tom Watson MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (invited)
  • Clive Efford MP, Member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee
  • Claire Levens, Policy Director, Internet Matters
  • Daniel Dyball, UK Executive Director, Internet Association

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

Tuesday 24th September

10.30 - 12.00 \ Wye Room, Hall 7, Hilton Brighton Metropole

What Would a Just Cashless Society Look Like?
Hosted by IPPR Centre for Economic Justice 

  • Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Small Business Minister 
  • Joanna Elson, Chief Executive, Money Advice Trust
  • Stephen Jones, Chief Executive, UK Finance 
  • Rachel Statham, Economic Analyst, IPPR

Chair: Carys Roberts, Chief Economist and Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR

12.30 - 14.00 \ Queens Room, Brighton Hilton Metropole

Reform, Funding and Sustainability: What Now for Social Care?
Hosted by 
IPPR and MHA

  • Rosie Duffield MP
  • Annemarie Naylor MBE, Director of Policy and Strategy, Future Care Capital
  • Dan Ryan, Director of Operations, MHA
  • Harry Quilter-Pinner, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

15.00 - 16.00 \ Wye Room, Hall 7, Hilton Brighton Metropole

In Conversation with Keir Starmer MP 
Hosted by IPPR

  • Rt Hon Keir Starmer MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

17.30 - 19.00 \ Wye Room, Hall 7, Hilton Brighton Metropole

What Would It Take for Labour to Win a General Election?
Hosted by IPPR

  • Rt Hon Diane Abott MP, Shadow Home Secretary
  • Lisa Nandy MP
  • Jamie Driscoll, Mayor of North of Tyne Combined Authority
  • Ellie Mae O'Hagan
  • Joe Twyman, Director, Deltapoll

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

17.30 - 19.00 \ Queens Room, Brighton Hilton Metropole

How Can the UK Economy be both Prosperous and Just?
Hosted by the IPPR Centre for Economic Justice

  • Jonathan Reynolds MP, Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury
  • Rachel Reeves MP, Chair, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
  • Lord Bob Kerslake, Chair, UK2070 Commission
  • Randeep Ramesh, Chief Leader Writer, the Guardian
  • Paul Mason, Journalist


Chair: Carys Roberts, Chief Economist and Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR

Conservative, 29 September - 2 October, Manchester

Monday 30th September

18.00 - 19.30 \ Exchange 7, Manchester Central

The Transport Infrastructure Revolution: Why We Need It and How We Can Get It
Hosted by IPPR North and West Yorkshire Combined Authority

  • Jesse Norman MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury (invited) 
  • Helen Pidd, North of England Editor, the Guardian (invited)
  • Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North
  • Ben Still, Managing Director, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Chair: Arianna Giovannini, Interim Director, IPPR North

Tuesday 1st October

12.45 - 14.15 \ Exchange 8, Manchester Central

How Can the UK Economy be both Prosperous and Just?
Hosted by the IPPR Centre for Economic Justice

  • George Freeman MP, Minister for Transport 
  • John Penrose MP
  • Lord Bob Kerslake, Chair, UK2070 Commission 
  • Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation 
  • Carys Roberts, Chief Economist and Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR 

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

16.00 - 17.30 \ Exchange 5, Manchester Central

Decarbonising the Economy and Delivering Net Zero
Hosted by the IPPR Environmental Justice Commission 

  • Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth 
  • Laura Sandys, Former Conservative party MP and Chair of the BEIS/Ofgem Energy System Data Taskforce
  • Isabella Gornall, Managing Director, Seahorse Environmental Communications
  • Sam Hall, Director, Conservative Environment Network 

Chair: Luke Murphy, Head of the Environmental Justice Commission and Associate Director for the Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure Team, IPPR

18.00 - 19.30 \ Lancaster Suite, Midland Hotel

Beyond Brexit: What Does the Conservative Party Stand For?
Hosted by IPPR 

  • Lee Rowley MP
  • Bim Afolami MP
  • John Penrose MP 
  • Jenni Russell, The Times (invited)
  • Sherelle Jacobs, Columnist, The Telegraph (invited)

Chair: Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

SNP/ 13 - 15 October, Aberdeen 

Monday 14th October

12.30 - 13.30 \ Hall B Fringe Space, Aberdeen Event Complex

Scotland and Brexit: What Next? 
Hosted by IPPR Scotland and the UK in a Changing Europe

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

Chair: Russell Gunson, Director, IPPR Scotland 

Tuesday 15th October

12.30 - 13.30 \ Meeting Room 7, Aberdeen Event Complex 

The Low-Carbon Transition: How to Support Vulnerable Households and Meet the Climate Emergency 
IPPR Scotland and SGN 

  • Patricia Gibson MP, Shadow SNP Spokesperson  for Consumer Affairs (invited) 
  • Norman Kerr, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Action Scotland  
  • Charlotte Hartley, Member of 2050 Climate Group, Member of the Scottish Just Transition Commission, and Member of IPPR Environmental Justice Commission 
  • Dr Jamie Stewart, Head of Markets, Citizens Advice Scotland 
  • Joss Clarke, Head of External Affairs, SGN

Chair: Russell Gunson, Director, IPPR Scotland