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Conservative Party Conference 2019, Manchester

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 08:00 - 18:15

The Institute for Government was 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?

 

How can government deliver better public services without breaking the bank?

Institute for Government and Association for Project Management

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

Speakers:

  • Jesse Norman MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury
  • 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.

 

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

 

 What does spending uncertainty mean for the health and care service?

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

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
  • Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Leader of Oxfordshire District Council
  • Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing.

 

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

 

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

Institute for Government and Advertising Association

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

Speakers: 

  • David Henderson, Senior Public Affairs Manager at the Advertising Association
  • Adam Micklethwaite, Director of Digital and Social Inclusion at Good Things Foundation
  • Renate Samson, Senior Policy Adviser at the Open Data Institute
  • Antony Walker, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of techUK.

 

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

 

 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

Chair: Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government

Speakers: 

  • Rt Hon the Lord Willetts, former Minister for Universities and Science
  • Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs
  • John Barnett, Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

 

12:45 | Where next for social care? 

 

Where next for social care?

Institute for Government and Future Care Capital

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

Speakers: 

  • Andrew Selous MP, Member of the House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee
  • Richard Graham, Member of Parliament for Gloucester 
  • Cllr Izzi Seccombe OBE, Leader of the LGA Conservative Group
  • Greg Allen, Chief Executive of Future Care Capital.

 

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

 

How will future technology make us rethink the state and regulation?

Institute for Government and the Solicitors Regulation Authority

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

Speakers: 

  • Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General
  • Damian Collins MP, Chair of the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
  • Carly Kind, Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute
  • Daniel Korski, Chief Executive Officer of PUBLIC
  • Tony Williams, Board member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority 

 

Tuesday 1 October

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

 

'Global Britain': more than a slogan?

Institute for Government, Imperial College London and the Wellcome Trust

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

Speakers:

  • Richard Graham MP, Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to the ASEAN EC, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Phillippines
  • 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.

 

12:45 | Taking back control of migration policy 

 

Taking back control of migration policy

Institute for Government and Fragomen

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

Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Mark Harper, Member of Parliament for the Forest of Dean
  • 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.

 

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:

  • Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP, former Secretary of State for Transport
  • Chris McMonagle, Head of Strategy and Business Development, UK Infrastructure at Bechtel.

This was a private roundtable. 

 

12:45 | How can the Conservatives develop a domestic policy that takes the country with them?

 

How can the Conservatives develop a domestic policy that takes the country with them?

Institute for Government and PwC

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

Opening remarks: Sir Charles Bowman, Senior Partner at PwC

Speakers: 

  • Iain Dale, broadcaster and journalist
  • Iain Martin, co-founder, editor and publisher of Reaction and The Times columnist

 

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

 

 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:

  • Tim Bowles, Metro Mayor for the West of England Combined Authority
  • Julia Goldsworthy, Director of Strategy for West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Mike McNicholas, Managing Director, Infrastructure at Atkins
  • Akash Paun, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government.

This was a private roundtable.

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