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; Kate Proctor, Evening Standard; David Goodhart, Policy Exchange (Chair)
17:00–18:00 | 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, Head of Corporate Affairs, Sellafield; Lesley Rudd, Sustainable Energy Association; 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; Phil Macdonald, Sandbag; 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; Helen Whately MP, Conservative Party Vice Chair for Women; Joe Twyman, Deltapoll; James Frayne, Public First; Kirstene Hair MP; Dean Godson, Policy Exchange (Chair)
11:30–12:30 | Hall 7, ICC

What is the role of hydrogen in a decarbonised world?

Speakers: James Heappey MP; Simon Farman, Cadent; Mike Muldoon, Alstom UK;Dr Jennifer E Baxter, Institution of Mechanical Engineers; 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; Gillian Keegan MP; Stephen Bush, New Statesman; Jack Airey, Policy Exchange (Chair)
15:30–16:30 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

Policy Exchange Drinks Reception with Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

18:30–20:00 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

Tuesday 2nd October

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; Carol Lewis, The Times; Sir Robin Wales, former Mayor of Newham; Jack Airey, Policy Exchange (Chair)
11:00–12:00 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

Powering the clean growth revolution: making the opportunity a reality

Speakers: Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury; James Heappey MP; Lawrence Slade, EnergyUK; Friederike Kienitz, Nissan; Tom Glover, RWE; Josh Burke, Policy Exchange (Chair)
12:30–13:30 | Policy Exchange Marquee, 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; Kate Proctor, Evening Standard; Paul Scully MP; 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; Dr Julie Nugent, WMCA; Dr Joanna Williams, Policy Exchange; 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: Bob Blackman MP, Health & Social Care Committee; Camilla Tominey, The Telegraph; Julia Lepoidevin, Coventry City Council; Benjamin Barnard; Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange; Will Heaven, Policy Exchange (Chair)
18:30–19:30 | Policy Exchange Marquee, ICC

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