Policy Exchange at 2019 Conservative Party Conference

Sunday 29th September

 

Abolishing the Backstop: preserving the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland

Speakers: Dr Ray Bassett, Policy Exchange; Sir Graham Brady MP; Lord Caine of Temple Newsam, former Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; Rt Hon Arlene Foster MLA, Leader of the DUP; Kate Hoey MP, Member of the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee; Dean Godson, Policy Exchange (Chair)

15:30–16:30 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

Challenging ‘Islamophobia’

Speakers: Dr. Qanta Ahmed, Author, Commentator and Physician; Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport; Peter Tatchell, Peter Tatchell Foundation; Trevor Phillips OBE, Policy Exchange (Chair)

17:00–18:00 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

Brexit and beyond: what happens after 31st October?

Speakers: Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; Iain Martin, Reaction (Chair)

18:30–19:30 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

Monday 30th September

 

How can new build homes be green, beautiful and high quality?

Speakers: Professor Robert Adam, ADAM Architecture; Louisa Clarence-Smith, The Times; Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association; Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government; David Thomas, CEO of Barratt Developments; Jack Airey, Policy Exchange (Chair)

09:30–10:30 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

Strengthening the Rule of Law to drive UK growth

Speakers: Hon George Brandis QC, Australian High Commissioner to the UK; Simon Davis, President of the Law Society; Michael Ellis QC MP, Solicitor General: Catherine McGuinness, City of London Corporation; Simon Murray, Barrister (Chair)

11:00–12:00 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

Is fixing the housing market an election winner for Blue-Collar Britain?

Speakers: David Goodhart, Policy Exchange; Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation; Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, Minister of State for Housing; Juliet Samuel, The Daily Telegraph; Jack Airey, Policy Exchange (Chair)

14:00-15:00 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

Securing the future for Britain’s high streets and town centres

Speakers: Bob Blackman MP, Chairman of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee; James Hamilton, Head of UK Acquisitions & Estates, Costa; Melanie Williams, Head of Real Estate Sector at DWF; Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange (Chair)

15:15–16:15 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

How can the UK Government deliver its ambitions for digital connectivity?

Speakers: Rt Hon Lord Maude of Horsham, former Minister of State for Trade and Investment; Paddy McGuinness OBE, Senior Adviser Brunswick Group and former UK Deputy National Security Adviser; Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Clive Selley, CEO of Openreach; Benjamin Barnard, Policy Exchange (Chair)

16:30–17:30 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

How can we strengthen the Union after Brexit?

Speakers: Andrew Bowie MP; Lord Caine of Temple Newsam, former Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales; Rt Hon Arlene Foster MLA, Leader of the DUP; Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport; Will Heaven, Policy Exchange (Chair)

18:00–19:00 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

Tuesday 1st October

 

Competition on the final frontier: Implementing the Prime Minister’s Agenda on Space

Speakers: Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General; Lucy Edge, COO of Satellite Applications at Catapult; Ian Taylor, former Minister for Science and Technology and Strategic Advisor to Inmarsat; Rt Hon Lord Willetts, former Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation; Gabriel Elefteriu, Policy Exchange (Chair)

09:45–10:45 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

Is it time for social care to be funded like the NHS?

Speakers: Caroline Abrahams, Director of Age UK; Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice, former Director of the Number 10 Policy Unit; Warwick Lightfoot; Policy Exchange; Richard Sloggett, former Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Health; Will Heaven, Policy Exchange (Chair)

11:00–12:00 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

How can parks and green spaces transform our towns and cities?

Speakers: Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, former Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government; Hilary McGrady, Director-General of the National Trust; Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Karl Wilding, Chief Executive of NCVO; Jack Airey, Policy Exchange (Chair)

12:30–13:30 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

How to unleash growth in the North

Speakers: Ben Houchen, Mayor of the Tees Valley; Henri Murison, Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership; David Skelton, Author of Little Platoons; Jennifer Williams, Manchester Evening News; Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange (Chair)

14:00-15:00 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

Global Britain: The Great Opportunity?

Speakers: Hon Tony Abbott, former Prime Minister of Australia; Rt Hon Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Canada; Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, Foreign Secretary; Dean Godson, Policy Exchange (Chair)

15:30–16:30 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

The Rule of Law: Challenges and Opportunities

Speakers: Hon George Brandis QC, High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom; Lucy Frazer QC MP, Minister of State for Justice; Richard Godden, Corporate Partner at Linklaters; Richard Ekins, Policy Exchange (Chair).

17:30-18:30 | Cobden 3&4

 

 

Policy Exchange Reception with Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

This event is by invitation only. To request a place, visit www.policyexchange.org.uk/pxevents/conference-reception/
19:00–21:00 | Cobden 3&4

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