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SMF at the 2014 Party Conferences

The 2014 party conferences will be the last before we head to the polls next year. They will be an opportune time to participate in crucial debates and discussions as all parties finalise their manifestos for 2015.

Building on the continued success of our previous conference programmes, we are pleased to announce our fringe events for Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat party conferences this autumn. Our 2014 fringe programme will seek to tackle issues from our key research priorities: increasing productivity; changing financial services; tackling the cost of living; and, reforming public services. Scroll down to see a full list of our activity across the three conferences.

For more information about any of these events contact Megan Poole or Michelle Cremin.

 

Liberal Democrat Party Conference 2014, Glasgow

Monday 6 October
Backing a Britain that saves: A vision for pensions in 2020
Supported by Standard Life
08.00-09.30, Crowne Plaza SECC Staffa Room
Rt Hon Steve Webb MP (Minister for Pensions), Barry O’Dwyer (Managing Director of Workplace, Standard Life), Richard Lloyd (Executive Director, Which?), John Greenwood (Corporate Adviser), Nida Broughton (Chief Economist, SMF)

How to govern effectively and turn manifesto commitments into reality
Supported by the Institute for Government
09.30-10.30, SECC Dochart 2
Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP, Duncan Hames MP, Julia Goldsworthy (PPC for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle), Peter Riddell (Institute for Government), Emran Mian (Director, SMF)

Saving for the future: The pensions landscape post-2015
Supported by Aviva
20.00-22.00 By invitation only
Mike Thornton MP (Work and Pensions Select Committee), John Lawson (Head of Policy, Aviva), Nigel Keohane (Research Director, SMF)

Tuesday 7 October
Has the Coalition given universities a strong foundation for the future?
Supported by The Sutton Trust
09.30-10.30, Crowne Plaza SECC Barra Room
Rt Hon Vince Cable MP (Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills), Conor Ryan (Sutton Trust), Claire Crawford (Research Fellow, IFS), Nick Hillman (Higher Education Policy Institute), Rowena Mason (The Guardian), Emran Mian (Director, SMF)

Striking the balance between fairness and economic credibility post-2015
Supported by Provident Financial
13.00-14.00, SECC Leven Room
Rt Hon David Laws MP (Minister for Education and the Cabinet Office), Paul Johnson (Director, IFS), Peter Grigg (Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, The Children’s Society), Philip Collins (The Times), Nida Broughton (Chief Economist, SMF)

Person-centred care: How to integrate health and social care
Supported by Bupa
20.00-22.00, By invitation only
Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP (Minister for Care and Support), Nigel Keohane (Research Director, SMF)

 

Conservative Party Conference 2014, Birmingham

Sunday 28 September
Saving for the future: The pensions landscape post-2015
Supported by Aviva
20.00-22.00, By invitation only
Mark Hoban MP, John Lawson (Head of Policy, Aviva), Nigel Keohane (Research Director, SMF)

Monday 29 September
Backing a Britain that saves: A vision for pensions in 2020
Supported by Standard Life
08.00-09.30, Hyatt Regency Dolce Room
Mark Garnier MP (Treasury Select Committee), Jamie Jenkins (Head of Pensions Strategy, Standard Life), Daniela Silcock (Senior Policy Researcher, Pensions Policy Institute), Jeff Prestridge (Personal Finance Editor, Mail on Sunday), Nigel Keohane (Research Director, SMF)

Bridging the independent and state school divide
Supported by The Sutton Trust
12.30-14.00, ICC Executive Room 7
Graham Brady MP (Chair, 1922 Committee), Sir Peter Lampl (Chair, Sutton Trust), Barnaby Lenon (Chair, Independent Schools Council), Mary Riddell (Daily Telegraph), Mary Ann Sieghart (Chair, SMF)

Person-centred care: How to integrate health and social care
Supported by Bupa
20.00-22.00, By invitation only
George Freeman MP (Minister for Life Sciences), Nigel Keohane (Research Director, SMF)

Tuesday 30 September
The Pensions Market post Budget 2014
Supported by MetLife
08.00-09.30, Hyatt Regency Concerto
David Gauke MP (Financial Secretary to the Treasury), Dominic Grinstead (Managing Director, MetLife), Dr Ros Altmann CBE, Jeff Prestridge (Mail on Sunday), Nigel Keohane (Research Director, SMF), other speakers TBC

Making Work Pay
Supported by Provident Financial
08.00-09.45, Hyatt Regency Concerto
Dominic Raab MP (Author, The Meritocrat’s Manifesto), Nick Pearce (Director, IPPR), Helen Barnard (Poverty Research Manager, JRF), Dan Hodges TBC (The Telegraph), Nida Broughton (Chief Economist, SMF)

 

Labour Party Conference 2014, Manchester

Sunday 21 September
Saving for the future: The pensions landscape post-2015
Supported by Aviva
19.30-22.00 By invitation only
Gregg McClymont MP (Shadow Pensions Minister), John Lawson (Head of Policy, Aviva), Nigel Keohane (Research Director, SMF)

Monday 22 September
The early years conundrum – achieving quality for all
Supported by The Sutton Trust
12.30-14.00, Manchester Central 9
Lucy Powell MP (Shadow Education Minister), Laura Barbour (Early Years Manager, Sutton Trust), Naomi Eisenstadt CB (Education Research Fellow, University of Oxford), Purnima Tanuku OBE (CEO, National Day Nurseries Association), Emran Mian (Director, SMF)

2015 and beyond: What are the challenges for London?
Supported by City of London Corporation
20.00-22.00, By invitation only
Lord Andrew Adonis (Shadow Infrastructure Minister), Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Justice), Diane Abbott MP, Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Mark Boleat (City of London), Mary Ann Sieghart (Chair, SMF)

Person-centred care: How to integrate health and social care
Supported by Bupa
20.00-22.00, By invitation only
Sir John Oldham (Chair, Whole Person Care Commission), Nigel Keohane (Research Director, SMF)

The Aviation Reception
Supported by AOA, easyJet, Manchester Airport Group and Sustainable Aviation
21.30-23.45, Midland Hotel Derby Suite
Mary Creagh MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Transport), Tim Hawkins (Corporate Affairs Director, Manchester Airport Group), Sophie Dekkers (UK Director, easyJet), Emran Mian (Director, SMF)

Tuesday 23 September
The Pensions Market post Budget 2014
Supported by MetLife
08.00-09.30, Manchester Central Exchange 4-5
Gregg McClymont MP (Shadow Pensions Minister), Dominic Grinstead (Managing Director, MetLife), Caroline Rookes (Money Advice Service), Phillip Inman (Economics Correspondent, The Guardian), Nigel Keohane (Research Director, SMF)

The Cost of Living Crisis for People on Low Incomes
Supported by Provident Financial
12.30-14.00, Manchester Central 8
Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP (Shadow Employment Minister), Paul Johnson (Director, IFS), Roger Harding (Shelter), Dan Hodges (Daily Telegraph), Nida Broughton (Chief Economist, SMF)

Robbins Rebooted: The future of Higher Education
Supported by GuildHE and University Alliance
17.30-19.00, Manchester Town Hall
Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP (Shadow Universities Minister), Andy Westwood (CEO, Guild HE), Professor Janet Beer (Vice Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University), Emran Mian (Director, SMF)

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