Policy Exchange at 2018 Conservative Party Conference

Sunday 30th September

Politics in the age of social media: where do we draw the line between free speech and abuse?

Speakers: Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation; Chloe Smith MP, Minister for the Constitution; William Shawcross CVO, Senior Fellow, Policy Exchange; David Goodhart, Policy Exchange (Chair)
17:00–18:00 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

Does class matter more than race? Should we put C2DE before BAME?

Speakers: Shaun Bailey, shortlisted Conservative Party Mayoral Candidate (invited); Katharine Birbalsingh, Michaela Community School; Professor Swaran Singh, Professor of Psychiatry with interests in race and class issues; David Skelton, Google; Remi Adekoya, Journalist and Commentator; Dean Godson, Policy Exchange (Chair)
18:30–19:30 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

Monday 1st October

Nuclear and renewables: friends or foes?

Speakers: Richard Harrington MP, Minister for Business and Industry; Tom Greatrex, Nuclear Industry Association; Lawrence Slade, Energy UK; Jamie Reed, Sellafield; Claire Spedding, National Grid (invited) Matthew Rooney, Policy Exchange (Chair)
07:45–08:45 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

What is the role of CCUS in delivering clean growth?

Speakers: Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth; Andy Koss, Drax; Charlotte Morgan, former Chair of the Cost Challenge (invited); Simon Clarke MP (invited) Josh Burke, Policy Exchange (Chair)
09:30–10:30 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

 

From technology to terrorism: how the internet threatens national security and democracy

Speakers: Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Former Home Secretary; Julian Enoizi, CEO, Pool Reinsurance; Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Culture, Media and Sports Committee; Jamie Bartlett, Author, The People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy; Paddy McGuinness, former Deputy National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister
11:00–12:00 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

Can the Conservatives win in Canterbury and Middlesbrough at the same time?

Speakers: Jacob Rees-Mogg MP; Ben Houchen, Mayor of the Tees Valley; James Cleverly MP, Deputy Chairman (invited); Helen Whately MP; Joe Twyman, Deltapoll; James Frayne, Public First; Dean Godson, Policy Exchange (Chair)
11:30–12:30 | Hall 7, ICC

What is the role of hydrogen in a decarbonised world?

Speakers: Simon Farman, Cadent; Mike Hulme, Alstom UK; Dr Rachel Smith, ITM Power; James Heappey MP; Josh Burke, Policy Exchange (Chair)
12:30–13:30 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

Should we try to maintain the home-owning democracy? If so, how can millennials be encouraged to save for a deposit?

Speakers: Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury; Bob Seely MBE MP; Nick Boles MP (invited); Judith Evans, Financial Times (invited); Jack Airey, Policy Exchange (Chair)
15:30–16:30 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

Policy Exchange Drinks Reception with Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

This event is by invitation only. To request a place, visit
www.policyexchange.org.uk/conference-reception
18:30–20:00 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

Tuesday 2nd October

A private roundtable on the future of the water industry

This event is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending please email events@policyexchange.org.uk
09:30-10:30 | Hall 7, ICC

 

Changing the AI conversation: why we need to refocus on the opportunity and how we achieve public trust

Speakers: Margot James MP, Minister of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; Shamus Rae, KPMG; Hugh Milward, Microsoft; Matt Warman MP; Rupert Reid, Policy Exchange (Chair)
09:30–10:30 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

Building more by building beautiful

Speakers: Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing; Sir Roger Scruton, Writer and Philosopher; Tom Tugendhat MBE MP; Anne Ashworth, The Times (invited); Jack Airey, Policy Exchange (Chair)
11:00–12:00 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

Powering the clean growth revolution: making the opportunity a reality

Speakers: Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury (invited); Lawrence Slade, EnergyUK; Friederike Kienitz, Nissan; Tom Glover, RWE (invited); Josh Burke, Policy Exchange (Chair)
12:30–13:30 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

Waste or resource? Developing a whole system approach to delivering the circular economy

Speakers: Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment; Carole Taylor, LARAC; Paul Vanston, INCPEN David Palmer-Jones, Suez; Matthew Rooney, Policy Exchange (Chair)
12:30–13:30 | Hall 7, ICC

Violent crime in London: does Trump have a point?

Speakers: Mak Chishty QPM, former Commander at Metropolitan Police Service; Duwayne Brooks OBE, campaigner and former Lewisham Councillor; Baroness Meyer CBE; Rupert Reid, Policy Exchange (Chair)
14:00–15:00 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

Education as the rocket fuel for social mobility: how to unleash Britain’s potential

Speakers: Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education; Andy Ratcliffe, Impetus-PEF; Melanie Richards, KPMG; David Goodhart, Policy Exchange (Chair)
15:30–16:30 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

 

The future of work: regulation vs liberation

Speakers: Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Jan Zeber, Policy Exchange; Juliet Samuel, The Telegraph; Hugh Milward, Microsoft; David Goodhart, Policy Exchange (Chair)
17:00–18:00 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

Should social care be funded by the state or the individual?

Speakers: Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care; Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair, Health and Social Care Committee (invited); Baroness Cavendish, Former No. 10 Director of Policy (invited); Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange; Will Heaven, Policy Exchange (Chair)
18:30–19:30 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

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