Party Conference

SMF events at the 2018 Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative Party Conferences

Full details of the SMF's events at the 2018 Liberal Democrat, Labour, and Conservative Party Conferences can be found below.

If you are interested in finding out more about our party conference partnership opportunities get in touch with SMF's Head of Events and Partnerships, Hannah Murphy via hannah@smf.co.uk

Liberal Democrat Party Conference

Monday 17 September 2018

Roundtable discussion: Inclusion and innovation: Financial Services in Brexit Britain

The Social Market Foundation and The City of London Corporation hosted a roundtable event on the future of the UK’s financial services sector, and in particular fintech, after Brexit. We discussed how the UK can retain it’s position as a global fintech hub whilst ensuring that innovation empowers consumers and aids financial inclusion.

Speakers:

Baroness Susan Kramer, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson
Catherine McGuinness, Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee, The City of London Cooporation

Chair: James Kirkup, Director, SMF

Supported by The City of London Corporation

Labour Party Conference

Monday 24 September 2018

Roundtable discussion: Next steps for the water sector

Speakers:

Angela Smith MP, Member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Co-Chair for APPG for Water
Luke Pollard MP, Secretary, APPG for Water
Michael Roberts, CEO, Water UK

Chair: James Kirkup, Director, SMF

Sponsored by Water UK

Monday 24 September 2018

Immigration and the future of British politics: sorting fact and fiction

Speakers:

Alison McGovern MP
Professor Rob Ford
, Professor of Political science, University of Manchester
Adam Drummond, Senior Research Manager and Partner, Opinium
Jonathan Thomas, Migration Researcher, SMF

Chair: James Kirkup, Director, SMF

Supported by Policy@Manchester and Opinium

Tuesday 25 September 2018

The good health gap: how can we make healthcare sustainable and accessible to ensure good health outcomes for all?

Speakers:

Justin Madders MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Social Care
Kate Thornton, Chief Customer Officer, Simplyhealth
Niall Dickson, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
Nigel Keohane, Research Director, SMF

Chair: Pippa Crerar, Deputy Political Editor, The Guardian

Sponsored by Simplyhealth

Tuesday 25 September 2018

How can we reduce regional health inequalities to create a healthier and wealthier Britain?

Speakers: 

Sharon Hodgson MP, Shadow Minister for Public Health
Luciana Berger MP
Dr Hakim Yadi OBE, CEO, Northern Health Science Alliance
Dr Luke Munford, Research Fellow, University of Manchester

Chair: Nigel Keohane, Research Director, SMF

Sponsored by Northern Health Science Alliance

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Good returns: What role can investors play in holding business to account?

Speakers:

Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Treasury Minister
Andrew Ninian, Director of Stewardship & Corporate Governance, The Investment Association
Janet Williamson, Senior Policy Officer, TUC

Chair: James Kirkup, Director, SMF

Sponsored by The Investment Association

 

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Economic and Social Challenges for the UK: A view from the experts

Speakers:

Dr Arun Advani, Deputy Director (Impact), CAGE
Dr Claire Crawford, Research Associate, CAGE
Dr Dennis Novy, University of Warwick
Dr. Eugenio Proto, University of Bristol and CAGE

Chair: James Kirkup, Director, SMF

In partnership with: The Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), University of Warwick

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Dinner discussion: Higher education and the inclusive economy

Sponsored by: University Alliance and GuildHE

Conservative Party Conference

Monday 01 October 2018

Adam Smith and the Social Market: a conversation with Jesse Norman MP

As Jesse Norman’s biography observes, Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, was a pragmatist who knew that markets have a social dimension and there is a role for the state in ensuring fairness in the market. Jesse will discuss Smith and the market economy with James Kirkup, Director of the SMF, the think-tank dedicated to fair markets.

Speaker: Jesse Norman MP

Chair, James Kirkup, Director, SMF

Monday 01 October 2018

Next steps for the water sector?

This Social Market Foundation and Water UK panel event discussed how water companies, government and regulators can work together to drive innovation, investment and better outcomes in the water industry.

Speakers:

Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Defra
Michael Roberts, Chief Executive, Water UK
Jonathan Ford, City Editor, Financial Times
Katie Martin, Head of Campaigns, News and Public Affairs, Citizens Advice
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering

Chair: Mary Ann Sieghart, Chair, SMF

Sponsored by Water UK

Monday 01 October 2018

Higher education and the inclusive economy

Sponsored by: University Alliance and GuildHE

Tuesday 02 October 2018

Fit for the future: how can we sustainably support the nation’s health and ensure good outcomes across all services?

The founding aim of the NHS – accessible care available free at the point of use –  remains at the core of its future purpose. But how the best care and health outcomes are achieved is more contested. This event discussed how the private sector, employers and others can help support the NHS to ensure healthcare is widely accessible and sustainable.

Speakers:

Alan Mak MP
Kate Thornton
, Chief Customer Officer, Simplyhealth
Nigel Keohane, Research Director, SMF
David Furness, Director of Policy and Delivery, NHS Partners Network

Chair: Laura Donnelly, Health Editor, The Telegraph

Sponsored by Simplyhealth

Tuesday 02 October 2018

Immigration: what do voters really want, and what does Britain need?

Immigration is at the heart of the Brexit debate, but the issue is often misunderstood. This event presented new evidence revealing the nuances in public opinion that could allow political leaders to satisfy public demands on immigration without sacrificing Britain’s economy or public finances.

Speakers:

Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP
Maria Sobolewska FRSA
, Professor of Political Science, PhD Director in Politics, University of Manchester
Adam Drummond, Senior Research Manager and Partner, Opinium
Jonathan Thomas, Migration Researcher, SMF

Chair: James Kirkup, Director, SMF

Supported by Policy@Manchester and Opinium

Tuesday 02 October 2018

Good returns: what role can investors play in holding business to account?

This event focused on role that the asset management industry can play in encouraging “responsible capitalism”, delivering returns for investors and building faith in a fairer market economy.​

Speakers:

Guy Opperman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Pensions and Financial Inclusion
Chris Cummings, Chief Executive, The Investment Association
Charlotte Pickles, Managing Editor, UnHerd

Chair: James Kirkup, Director, SMF

Sponsored by The Investment Association

Tuesday 02 October 2018

Economic and Social Challenges for the UK: The Experts’ View

What will Brexit mean for UK economic policy? How can education drive social mobility? Is the tax system fit for the online global economy? The big political questions of the day need serious study and expertise.

Speakers:

Dr Arun Advani, Deputy Director (Impact), CAGE
Dr Claire Crawford, Research Associate, CAGE
Prof Sascha Becker, Research Director, CAGE
Prof Michael McMahon, Impact Director, CAGE

Chair: Mary Ann Sieghart, Chair, SMF

In partnership with: The Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), University of Warwick

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2020