Conservative party conference

The Spectator will be hosting seven fringe events at this year’s Conservative party conference in Birmingham. Join us for discussions and gin & tonic with The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth along with a stellar line-up of speakers.

All fringe events are free to attend but those wishing to beat the queues can purchase a priority ticket for £5, which guarantees entry. Ticket money will go to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. For events held in the ICC, accreditation to Conservative Party conference is required.




What next for the over-60s? Social care and beyond

Rt Hon Damian Green MP Fraser Nelson


Rt Hon Damian Green MP in conversation with Fraser Nelson

In association with Octopus. Book Now




How open is Britain?

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Home Secretary Andrew Griffith, Group CFO & COO, Sky


Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Home Secretary
Linda Yueh, Economist, broadcaster, author
Fredrik Erixon, Director & Co-founder of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)
Andrew Griffith, Group CFO & COO, Sky
Chaired by Fraser Nelson

In association with Sky. Book Now




Going global: why Britain’s regions need direct links to the wider world

Tim Hawkins, Chief Strategy Officer, Manchester Airports Group James Forsyth


Marcus Fysh MP
Emma Degg, Chief Executive, North West Business Leadership Team
Tim Hawkins, Chief Strategy Officer, Manchester Airports Group
Chaired by James Forsyth

In association with Manchester Airports Group. Book Now




Earth, wind and fire: can clean energy really grow the economy?

Rt Hon Claire Perry MP Iain Conn


Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth
Iain Conn, Group Chief Executive, Centrica plc
Mark Dooley, Global Head of Green Energy, Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd
Chaired by Fraser Nelson

In association with Centrica. Book Now




Powering up: productivity in the digital age

Tony Danker, Chief Executive, Be the Business Jacqueline de Rojas, President, techUK


Andy Street, Mayor, West Midlands
Tony Danker, Chief Executive, Be the Business
Jacqueline de Rojas, President, techUK
Scot Gardner, Chief Executive UK & Ireland, Cisco
Chaired by James Forsyth

In association with Cisco. Book Now




The next Industrial Revolution: is Britain missing out and does it matter?

Rt Hon Greg Clark MP Mariana Mazzucato, UCL Professor, Director of Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose


Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Oliver Wiseman, Editor, CapX
Mariana Mazzucato, UCL Professor, Director of Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose
Juergen Maier, CEO, Siemens UK
Chaired by Fraser Nelson

In association with Siemens. Book Now




Women at work: why diversity is good for business

Nusrat Ghani MP Michelle Dewberry, broadcaster and businesswoman


Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport
Michelle Dewberry, Broadcaster and businesswoman
Rory Olcayto, CEO, Open City
Lara Poloni, CEO EMIA, Aecom
Chaired by James Forsyth

In association with Aecom. Book Now

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