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Conservative conference: Monday fringe guide

30 September 2013

8:00 AM

30 September 2013

8:00 AM

Every morning throughout party conference season, we’ll be providing our pick of the fringe events on Coffee House.

It’s the second day of the Conservative conference today in Manchester and the fringe is in full swing. As Grant Shapps noted when he kicked things off yesterday, the Tories’ is the largest party conference in the UK, and you could easily tell that from the fringe listings.

So, for a round-up of the events you can’t miss look no further than Coffee House’s guide to the crème de la crème of the conference fringe below:

Title Key speaker(s) Time Location
Business is good for Britain: How can we encourage private investment and growth? Andrew Lansley 08:00 Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel: Richter

Beyond The Banks: Innovations in SME finance

Sajid Javid 08:00 Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel: Dickens
Women On Boards & Public Appointments: Panel Session and Q&A Francis Maude 08:00 Manchester Central: ConservativeHome Marquee
The Monday Morning Commute: Making door to door journeys possible Simon Burns 8:30 Manchester Central: Central 3
A Public Service Revolution: Doing more with less Chris Skidmore, Phil Collins 8:30 Chetham Room, Novotel Centre
The Snooper’s Charter And Freedom Of Speech: Has Britain surrendered its international moral authority? Dominic Raab, Nick Pickles 9:30 The Freedom Zone, Bridgewater Hall: Barbirolli Room
Future Majority: Can the Conservatives win in a changing Britain? Margot James, Alok Sharma 10:00 Manchester Central: ConservativeHome Marquee
What Is The Purpose Of Social Housing: What should it look like and how can we afford it? Lord Freud 10:00 Chetham Room, Novotel Centre
Searching For A Mobile Signal: When will it be delivered in the countryside? Ed Vaizey, Owen Paterson 11:30 Manchester Town Hall: Banqueting Room
Liam Fox On Liberation Conservatism Liam Fox 12:30 Manchester Central: Exchange 9
Ending Rape As A Weapon Of War: This generation’s responsibility William Hague 12:30 Manchester Central: Charter 1
Universities And Colleges For Life And Growth: Will the Conservatives deliver? David Willetts 12:30 Manchester Central: Central 4
The State Of The State 2013: Performance, productivity and public services Bernard Jenkin 12:30 Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel: Barbirolli
Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad Judge? Dominic Grieve 12:30 Manchester Central: Exchange 4 & 5
UK Automotive: Supporting growth through industrial strategy Patrick McLoughlin 12:30 Midland Hotel: Victoria Suite
General Election 2015: Who is the enemy? Jeremy Hunt, Matthew Parris 12:30 Midland Hotel: Chester Suite
Can Universal Credit Work For All? The Salvation Army shares its approach Lord Freud 12:30 Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street
Living Standards: The 2015 challenge Robert Halfon, Stephan Shakespeare, David Skelton 12:45 Living Standards: The 2015 challenge
The Times & The Rt Hon Phillip Hammond MP Discuss YouGov Findings Phillip Hammond, Stephan Shakespeare, Daniel Finkelstein, Tim Montgomerie 12:45 Midland Hotel: Alexandra A
Conservatives and UKIP: enemies or allies? Nigel Farage, Peter Oborne, Bill Cash 13:00 The Great Hall, Manchester Town Hall
A Manifesto For Cities: The Conservative vision for jobs and growth beyond 2015 Greg Clark, Sir Howard Bernstein 13:00 Hilton Manchester Deansgate: Meeting rooms 2,3 and 4
Rule Britannia: How can the UK realise its growth potential in the global economy? Michael Fallon 13:00 Rylands Room, Novotel Centre
A Portrait Of Political Britain: How to win at the next General Election Daniel Finkelstein, Rick Nye 13:00 Chetham Room, Novotel Centre
Porn, Perverts and Predators: Who in their right mind opposes internet regulation? John Whittingdale, Guido Fawkes, Nick Pickles 13:30 The Barbirolli Room, The Freedom Zone
In Conversation With Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister For The Cabinet Office Francis Maude 14:30 Rylands Room, Novotel Centre
Work For The Dole: The next steps for welfare Peter Lilley 14:45 The Barbirolli Room, The Freedom Zone
Picking Winners: What role should the state play in supporting UK industry? David Willetts 16:00 Rylands Room, Novotel Centre
Moving On Up: Tackling child poverty and improving social mobility Alan Milburn, Christian Guy 16:30 Rochdale Suite, Jurys Inn
Engineering Skills For The Future Matthew Hancock 16:45 Hilton Manchester Deansgate: Deansgate 3
A Thirst For Change: The launch of the Alcohol Health Manifesto Alastair Campbell 17:30 Hilton Manchester Deansgate: Deansgate 3
Growing Global: How do we deliver growth in a changing world? Sajid Javid, Sam Gyimah 17:30 Manchester Central: Central 4
A New Way Of Working: Independent professionals and economic growth Adam Afriyie, David Goodhart 17:30 Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel: Dickens
Europe: The challenge of 2014 William Hague 17:30 Manchester Central: Exchange 9
Supporting job creators: What should the Coalition do? Matthew Hancock 17:30 Midland Hotel: Chester Suite
Identity And The Future Of Our Communities Nadhim Zahawi, Sunder Katwala 17:30 Manchester Central: Exchange 4 & 5
Does Britain’s Economic Future Lie In Europe? David Lidington, Mats Persson 17:30 Manchester Central: Exchange 11
How Do The Conservatives Win The Next General Election? Michael Fallon, Steve Richards, Anne McElvoy 17:45 Manchester Central: Charter 3
Economic Green Shoots: What the Government should or shouldn’t do Andrew Tyrie 18:00 Manchester Town Hall: Reception Room
An Audience With Boris Johnson: Destination signs from Manchester – how London drives the UK economy Boris Johnson 18:00 Manchester Central: Exchange Auditorium
The New Bill: The policing landscape, one year on Damian Green 18:00 Chetham Room, Novotel Centre
Universities And Growth: The Debate David Willetts 18:00 Manchester Central: Central 5
Hope We Die Before They Get Old? First-time-voters and the Conservative Party Chris Skidmore, James Wharton 18:00 Manchester Grammar School: Theatre
The Food And Farming Debate Owen Paterson, Peter Kendall (NFU president) 19:00 The Great Hall, Manchester Town Hall
How The Conservatives Can Tackle Youth Unemployment Matthew Hancock, Charlie Mullins 19:00 Premier Inn
Cybercrime: Our biggest emerging threat? James Brokenshire, Chloe Smith 19:30 Manchester Central: Central 4
Holocaust survivor Eva Clarke shares her testimony Eric Pickles 19:30 Manchester Central: Central 8
Conservative Future Drinks reception 19:30 Manchester Central: Charter Foyer
Energy Reception: Powering the UK Michael Fallon 21:30 Midland Hotel: Stanley Suite
Future Of The UK Sir Robert Worcester 21:30 Midland Hotel: Trafford Room
Young Professionals Midnight Reception Liam Fox 23:30 Midland Hotel: Wyvern Bar
The Aviation Reception Patrick McLoughlin 23:30 Midland Hotel: Alexandra A
Tri-borough Reception Eric Pickles 23:30 Midland Hotel: Stanley Suite

If you have any good fringe spots we’ve missed, why not let us know in the comments below?

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