Upcoming event

Conservative Party Conference 2019, Manchester

Monday 30 September 2019 - 08:00
Tuesday 1 October 2019 - 17:15
Monday 30 September 2019, 08:00 - Tuesday 1 October 2019, 17:15

The Institute for Government will be at the 2019 Conservative Party Conference from Monday 30 September to Tuesday 1 October. Find out about our programme of events.

Monday 30 September

08:00 | How can government deliver better public services without breaking the bank?

 

Institute for Government and Association for Project Management

Lancaster Room, Midland Hotel, Manchester

Chair: Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director and Head of Data and Transparency at the Institute for Government

Speakers:

  • Chris Cook, Editor at Tortoise Media
  • Dr Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist at the Institute for Government
  • David Thomson, Head of External Affairs at the Association for Project Management
  • More speakers to be confirmed.

 

08:00 | What does spending uncertainty mean for the health and care service? 

 

Institute for Government, Royal College of Nursing and Cancer Research UK

Exchange Room 10, Manchester Central Convention Complex

Chair: Nick Davies, Programme Director at the Institute for Government

Speakers: 

  • Sir Bernard Jenkin MP, Chair of the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Emma Greenwood, Director of Policy at Cancer Research UK
  • Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing
  • More speakers to be confirmed.

 

12:45 | The database state, data-driven companies: where next for personal data? 

 

Institute for Government and Advertising Association

Fairclough Room, Midland Hotel, Manchester

Chair: Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director and Head of Data and Transparency at the Institute for Government

Speakers: 

  • Margot James, former Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Renate Samson, Senior Policy Adviser at the Open Data Institute
  • Kate Saunders, Senior Public Policy Manager at Guardian Media Group
  • Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK.

 

12:45 | Is austerity really over? And how can a Conservative government pay for it?

 

Institute for Government, Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Institute for Fiscal Studies

Stanley Suite, Midland Hotel, Manchester

Chair: Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government

Speakers: 

  • John Barnett, Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • More speakers to be confirmed.

 

12:45 | Where next for social care? 

 

Institute for Government and Future Care Capital

Exchange Room 1, Manchester Central Convention Complex

Chair: Camilla Tominey, Associate Editor of The Telegraph

Speakers: 

  • Jackie Doyle-Price MP, former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention (invited)
  • Greg Allen, Chief Executive of Future Care Capital
  • Nick Davies, Programme Director at the Institute for Government
  • More speakers to be confirmed.

 

16:00 | How will future technology make us rethink the state and regulation? 

 

Institute for Government and the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Exchange Room 1, Manchester Central Convention Complex

Chair: Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director and Head of Data and Transparency at the Institute for Government

Speakers: 

  • Oliver Dowden MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General (invited)
  • Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner, Information Commissioner's Office
  • Carly Kind, Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute
  • Tony Williams, Board member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority 

 

Tuesday 1 October

08:00 | 'Global Britain': more than a slogan?

 

Institute for Government, Imperial College London and the Wellcome Trust

Stanley Suite, Midland Hotel, Manchester

Chair: Dr Hannah White, Deputy Director at the Institute for Government

Speakers:

  • Hon George Brandis QC, Australian High Commissioner to the UK
  • Stephen Adams, Senior Director at Global Counsel
  • Dr Beth Thompson, Head of UK and EU Policy at the Wellcome Trust
  • More speakers to be confirmed.

 

12:45 | Taking back control of migration policy 

 

Institute for Government and Fragomen

Stanley Suite, Midland Hotel, Manchester

Chair: Emma Norris, Director of Research at the Institute for Government

Speakers:

  • Harry Cole, Deputy Political Editor at the Mail on Sunday
  • Julia Onslow-Cole, Partner, Global Government Strategies and Compliance, Fragomen
  • Joe Owen, Programme Director at the Institute for Government
  • More speakers to be announced. 

 

12:45 | How can government and industry work together to build infrastructure that’s fit for the future?

 

Institute for Government and Bechtel

Chair: Nick Davies, Programme Director at the Institute for Government

Speakers:

  • Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP, former Secretary of State for Transport
  • Chris McMonagle, Head of Strategy and Business Development, UK Infrastructure at Bechtel
  • More speakers to be confirmed.

This is a private roundtable and attendance is by invitation only. To register your interest, please email bookings@instituteforgovernment.org.uk.

 

12:45 | How can the government reform tax while meeting public spending demands?

 

Institute for Government and PwC

Exchange Room 1, Manchester Central Convention Complex

Chair: Iain Dale, broadcaster and journalist 

Speakers: 

  • Iain Martin, co-founder, editor and publisher of Reaction and The Times columnist
  • Dr Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist at the Institute for Government
  • Marissa Thomas, Head of Tax at PwC UK
  • More speakers to be confirmed. 

 

16:00 | Devolution and economic productivity: where next for England’s cities and regions?  

 

Institute for Government and Atkins

Chair: Dr Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist at the Institute for Government

Speakers:

  • Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands (invited)
  • Mike McNicholas, Managing Director, Infrastructure at Atkins
  • Akash Paun, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government.

This is a private roundtable and attendance is by invitation only. To register your interest, please email bookings@instituteforgovernment.org.uk.

 

Please note, unless indicated, all events take place inside the secure zone, so you must have an appropriate pass issued by the Conservative Party.

The Institute for Government is grateful to the following organisations for their support at this year’s Conservative Party Conference: