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IPPR at Party Conferences 2021

IPPR has been delivering a lively programme of events throughout the party conference season to discuss the policy issues and questions that dominate the political landscape. Watch all the sessions so far down below.

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Liberal Democrats \ 17 - 20 September 2021, Online

Monday 20th September

13.05 - 14.15 \ Online

In conversation with Ed Davey MP 

Hosted by IPPR 

  • Rt Hon Ed Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Chair: Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

Labour \ 25 - 29 September 2021, Brighton

Please note, the Labour Party will be taking steps to reduce risk and prevent the spread of Covid-19 at their conference. This will include encouraging conference attendees to wear a facemask when inside any conference venue, unless exempt, and everyone over the age of 18 will be required to provide evidence of either double vaccination or a recent negative Covid test. This will be required of all attendees entering the secure zone and we encourage all attendees planning to join us for our events outside of the secure zone to follow these same safety measures. 

Sunday 26th September

Sunday 26th September, 17.00 - 18.30 \ Marine Room, Brighton Harbour Hotel

The IPPR Big Ideas Debate

Hosted by IPPR 

  • Rayhan Haque, Campaign Manager, Community Wealth Fund Alliance
  • Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Director of Movement Building, NEON
  • Chris Curtis, Senior Research Manager, Opinium
  • Parth Patel, Research Fellow, IPPR
  • Sarah Arnold, Senior Economist, NEF 
  • Chris Thomas, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR
  • Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

Sunday 26th September, 19.30 - 21.30 

IPPR Centre for Economic Justice Drinks: Prosperity and Justice after Covid-19 

Hosted by the IPPR Centre for Economic Justice

  • Wes Streeting MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Child Poverty
  • Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

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

Monday 27th September

Monday 27th September, 08.30 - 10.00 

Private roundtable: 
From ambition to reality: The role of evidence in ending homelessness for good 

Hosted by IPPR and the Centre for Homelessness Impact

  • Karen Buck MP, Shadow Minister for Social Security
  • Neil Coyle MP, Chair of the APPG for Ending Homelessness  
  • Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Member of the APPG for Ending Homelessness  
  • Tom Copley, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development  
  • Dr Lígia Teixeira, Chief Executive, Centre for Homelessness Impact
  • Chair: Jonathan Webb, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR North 

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

Monday 27th September, 10.30 - 12.00 

Private roundtable: 
Green jobs, skills and a just transition to net zero 

Hosted by IPPR and SSE

  • Matt Western MP, Shadow Minister for Further Education and Universities
  • Helen Hayes MP, Member of the Net Zero APPG 
  • Daniel Zeichner MP, Shadow Minister for Food, Farming and Fisheries
  • Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, TUC  
  • Nick Robins, Professor in Practice - Sustainable Finance, Grantham Research Institute 
  • Rachel McEwen, Chief Sustainability Officer, SSE  

Chair: Luke Murphy, Associate Director for Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure, IPPR 

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

Monday 27th September, 12.30 - 14.00 \  Tyne Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole

A plan for a cleaner, healthier and fairer economy 

Hosted by the IPPR Environmental Justice Commission

  • Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Co-Chair, IPPR Environmental Justice Commission  
  • Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, President, CBI 
  • Polly Billington, Chief Executive, UK100
  • Angela Francis, Chief Advisor, Economics and Economic Development, WWF UK 
  • Luke Murphy, Associate Director for Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure, IPPR 

Chair: Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR 

**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Monday 27th September, 12.45 - 14.15 \ Marine Room, Brighton Harbour Hotel

Innovation, education and representation: Improving access to legal and other essential consumer services 

Hosted by IPPR and the Solicitors Regulation Authority 

  • Ellie Reeves MP, Shadow Solicitor General for England and Wales
  • Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP  
  • James Plunkett, Executive Director of Advice and Advocacy, Citizens Advice 
  • Tracy Vegro, Executive Director, Strategy and Innovation, Solicitors Regulation Authority 

Chair: Harry Quilter-Pinner, Director of Research and Engagement, IPPR  

Monday 27th September, 14.45 - 16.00 \ Marine Room, Brighton Harbour Hotel

We can’t end homelessness without ending homelessness amongst non-UK nationals 

Hosted by Crisis and IPPR

  • Bambos Charalambous MP, Shadow Minister for Immigration 
  • Cllr Kieron Williams,  Leader, Southwark Council
  • Barbara Drozdowicz, Chief Executive Officer, East European Resource Centre 
  • Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive, Crisis 
  • Katia Massimi, Italian national with lived experience of homelessness in the UK 
  • Marley Morris, Associate Director for Migration, Trade and Communities, IPPR 

Chair: Georgina Bailey, Policy Editor, The House Magazine

Monday 27th September, 16.30-18.00 \ Marine Room, Brighton Harbour Hotel

A strong financial services sector for a strong economy 

Hosted by the IPPR Centre for Economic Justice and UK Finance 

  • Rupa Huq MP, Member of the APPG for London as a Global City
  • Helia Ebrahimi, Economics Correspondent, Channel 4 News 
  • Paul Thwaite, CEO, Commercial Bank, NatWest Group
  • Sarah Boon, Managing Director of Corporate Affairs, UK Finance   

Chair: George Dibb, Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR 

Monday 27th September, 17:30-19:00 \ Edinburgh Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole 

Building back better: How can local economies drive an inclusive recovery? 

Hosted by the IPPR Centre for Economic Justice and the Post Office  

  • Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP, Chair of the Labour Towns Group 
  • Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region  
  • Richard Taylor, Director of Corporate Affairs, Post Office 

Chair: Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR 

**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Tuesday 28th September

Tuesday 28th September, 08:30-10:00

Private roundtable: 
Building the diverse net zero energy workforce of the future 

Hosted by IPPR and National Grid  

  • Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Green New Deal and Energy  
  • Sue Ferns, Deputy General Secretary, Prospect 
  • Rhian Kelly, UK Corporate Affairs Director, National Grid  
  • Other speakers to be announced

Chair: Luke Murphy, Associate Director for Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure, IPPR

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

Tuesday 28th September, 08:30-10:00

Private Roundtable: 
How can the UK advance an ethical and sustainable trade agenda? 

Hosted by IPPR and Tate & Lyle Sugars 

  • Hilary Benn MP, Former chair of the Committee on the Future Relationship with the EU 
  • Patricia Hewitt, Member of the UK Board of Trade 
  • Gerald Mason, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Tate & Lyle Sugars
  • Marley Morris, Associate Director for Migration, Trade and Communities, IPPR   

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

Tuesday 28th September, 10:30-12:00

Private Roundtable: 
Progressive tax reform and reducing inequalities: Building Labour’s vision for economic justice 

Hosted by the IPPR Centre for Economic Justice and Fairer Share 

  • Rt Hon John McDonnell MP, Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 
  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester Combined Authority  
  • Jamie Driscoll, Mayor of North of Tyne 
  • Shreya Nanda, Economist, IPPR 
  • Andrew Dixon, Founder, Fairer Share Campaign  

Chair: Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP  

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

Tuesday 28th September, 12:45-14:15 \ Marine Room, Brighton Harbour Hotel 

Technology, democracy and trust: Creating a more democratic online world 

Hosted by IPPR and Microsoft 

  • Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Science, Research & Digital  
  • Jessica Cecil, Founder, Trusted News Initiative 
  • Hugh Milward, General Manager, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft  

Chair: Harry Quilter-Pinner, Director of Research and Engagement, IPPR 

Tuesday 28th September, 15:00-16:30 \ Marine Room, Brighton Harbour Hotel 

Metro Mayors and the future of local transport with Andy Burnham & Tracy Brabin 

Hosted by IPPR North 

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester Combined Authority  
  • Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire 
  • Marcus Johns, Research Fellow, IPPR North 

Chair: Rosie Lockwood, Head of Media and Advocacy, IPPR North 

Tuesday 28th September, 16:00-17:30 \ Edinburgh Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole 

A transport revolution: A gear shift to electric vehicles and shared mobility 

Hosted by IPPR and Uber 

  • Kerry McCarthy MP, Shadow Minister for Transport 
  • Christopher Hammond, Membership Director, UK100
  • Mike Hawes, Chief Executive, SMMT
  • Christopher Hook, Head of Vehicles & Clean Air Lead, Uber 

Chair: Becca Massey-Chase, Co-Deputy Head of the Environmental Justice Commission, IPPR  

**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

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Tuesday 28th September, 17:30-19:00 \ Marine Room, Brighton Harbour Hotel 

The retrofit revolution: What will it take to deliver greener jobs and homes? 

Hosted by IPPR and Nationwide 

  • Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 
  • James Murray MP, Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury
  • Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation 
  • Claire Tracey, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, Nationwide  

Chair: Luke Murphy, Associate Director for Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure, IPPR 

Conservative \ 3 - 6 October, Manchester

Monday 4th October

Monday 4th October, 13:00-14:30 \ Exchange 6 & 7, Manchester Central 

Technology, democracy and trust: Creating a more democratic online world 

Hosted by IPPR and Microsoft 

  • Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP
  • Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Draft Online Safety Bill Committee
  • Selaine Saxby MP, Chair of the APPG on Broadband and Digital Communication
  • Owen Meredith, Chief Executive Officer, News Media Association
  • Poppy Wood, Senior Advisor, Reset.Tech 
  • Hugh Milward, General Manager, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft 

 
Chair: Harry Quilter-Pinner, Director of Research and Engagement, IPPR 

Monday 4th October, 15:30-17:00 \ Exchange 6 & 7, Manchester Central 

Building Back Better: Regional inequality and the recovery

Hosted by the IPPR Centre for Economic Justice 

  • Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the LGA 
  • Richard Holden MP, Member of Parliament for North West Durham
  • Margaret Bolton, Director of Policy and Communications, Local Trust
  • Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive, Transport for the North
  • George Dibb, Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR

Chair: Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR 

Monday 4th October, 18:00-19:30 \ Exchange 6 & 7, Manchester Central 

A plan for a cleaner, healthier and fairer economy 

Hosted by the IPPR Environmental Justice Commission 

  • Sir Bernard Jenkin MP, Vice-chair, APPG on Net Zero
  • Laura Sandys, Co-Chair of the IPPR Environmental Justice Commission
  • Sam Hall, Director, Conservative Environment Network
  • Isabella Gornall, Founder and Managing Director, Seahorse Environmental  
  • Luke Murphy, Associate Director for Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure, IPPR 

Chair: Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR 

SNP/ 26 - 29 November, Online

Saturday 27th November, 12:45-13:45 \ Online 

From ambition to reality: The role of evidence in ending homelessness for good 

Hosted by IPPR Scotland and Centre for Homelessness Impact  

  • Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government 

  • Elena Whitham MSP, Deputy Convener of the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee and Deputy Convener of the Cross-Party Group on Housing

  • Cllr Kate Campbell, Convener of the Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee, The City of Edinburgh Council

  • Dr Lígia Teixeira, Chief Executive, Centre for Homelessness Impact

  • Chair: Rachel Statham, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR Scotland 

**please note this event will take place within the SNP online conference platform and so a conference pass will be required to join.

Monday 29th November, 09:15-10:15 \ Online 

Building back better: How can local economies drive an inclusive recovery? 

Hosted by IPPR Scotland and the Post Office 

  • Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy
  • Peter Grant MP, Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson for the Treasury
  • Siobhian Brown MSP, Convener of the COVID-19 Recovery Committee and Convener of the Cross-Party Group on Towns and Town Centres
  • Richard Taylor, Director of Corporate Affairs, Post Office 
  • Chair: Rachel Statham, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR Scotland 

**please note this event will take place within the SNP online conference platform and so a conference pass will be required to join.