Party Conference

SMF at the 2015 Party Conferences

Full details of the SMF's events at the 2015 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 21 September 2015

Only if the price is right? Going beyond the economic case for EU membership

Speakers:

Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP
Baroness Sarah Ludford, EU Spokesperson
Lord William Wallace
John Springford, Centre for European Reform

Chair: Emran Mian, Director, SMF

In partnership with CentreForum

Labour Party Conference

Sunday 27 September 2015

Towards a savings strategy

Speakers: 

Alison McGovern MP
John Lawson, Head of Policy, Aviva
Nigel Keohane, Research Director, SMF

Supported by Aviva

Sunday 27 September 2015

Teaching excellence

Speakers: 

Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP
Emran Mian, Director, SMF

Supported by University Alliance and Guild HE

Monday 28 September 2015

Making pensions work better for people: priorities for policy

Speakers: 

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Shadow Pensions Minister
Caroline Rookes, Chief Executive, Money Advice Service
Jamie Jenkins, Head of Pensions Strategy, Standard Life
John Greenwood, Editor, Corporate Adviser
Nigel Keohane, Research Director, SMF

Supported by Standard Life

Monday 28 September 2015

What works in reducing obesity? Next steps in public health

Speakers:

Andrew Gwynne MP, Shadow Minister for Public Health
Mike Hobday, Director of Policy, British Heart Foundation
Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health
Mary Ann Sieghart, Chair, SMF

Monday 28 September 2015

Incomes and outcomes: Retirement funding in the new pensions environment

Speakers: 

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Shadow Pensions Minister
Stephen Lowe, Group Communications Director, Just Retirement
Nigel Keohane, Research Director, SMF

Supported by Just Retirement

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Savings in the Balance: Pension innovation and the economy

Speakers: 

Seema Malhotra MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
John Longworth, Director-General, British Chambers of Commerce
James Quinn, Group Business Editor, The Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
Dominic Grinstead, Managing Director, MetLife
Nigel Keohane, Research Director, SMF

Supported by MetLife

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Commissioning for innovation: The future of employment services

Speakers:

Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Employment Minister
Nigel Meager, Director, Institute for Employment Studies
Dean James CBE, Strategic Adviser, Shaw Trust
Nida Broughton, Chief Economist, SMF
John Rentoul, The Independent

Supported by Shaw Trust

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Gene Genie: Are the Uses of DNA About to Change Healthcare For Ever?

Speakers:

Chi Onwurah MP
Mark Henderson, The Wellcome Trust
Emran Mian, Director, SMF

Tuesday 29 September 2015

UK in a changing Europe: New parliamentarians on British membership of the EU

Speakers: 

Ruth Smeeth MP
Louise Haigh MP
Stephen Kinnock MP
Professor Anand Menon, King’s College London
Sonia Sodha, The Observer

Supported by The UK in a Changing Europe (ESRC)

Conservative Party Conference

Sunday 04 October 2015

Teaching excellence

Speakers: 

Jo Johnson MP, Minister for Universities and Science
Emran Mian, Director, SMF

Supported by University Alliance and Guild HE

Sunday 04 October 2015

Towards a savings strategy

Speakers:

David Rutley MP, PPS to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
James Ward, Strategy Director, Aviva
Nigel Keohane, Research Director, SMF

Supported by Aviva

Monday 05 October 2015

Making pensions work better for people: priorities for policy

Mark Garnier MP, Treasury Select Committee
Jamie Jenkins, Head of Pensions Strategy, Standard Life
Sarah Luheshi, Deputy Director, Pensions Policy Institute
Richard Dyson, Personal Finance Editor, The Telegraph
Nigel Keohane, Research Director, SMF

Supported by Standard Life

Monday 05 October 2015

What works in reducing obesity? Next steps in public health

Speakers: 

Maggie Throup MP, Health Select Committee
Christopher Snowden, Columnist, Spectator Health
Chris Askew, Chief Executive, Diabetes UK
Sarah Kershaw, Senior Researcher, 2020health
Nida Broughton, Chief Economist, SMF

Monday 05 October 2015

The only way is exports: How to make Britain a world leader in trade

Speakers: 

Alok Sharma MP
John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive, Heathrow
Liam Halligan, The Telegraph
David Sleath, Chief Executive, Segro
Mary Ann Sieghart, Chair, SMF

Supported by Heathrow

Monday 05 October 2015

A switch in time: How consumers get a good deal

Speakers: 

John Penrose MP, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury and Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office
Kate Webb, Deputy Policy Director, Shelter
Paul Galligan, Managing Director, Comparethemarket.com
Matthew Oakley, Senior Researcher, SMF

Supported by Comparethemarket.com

Monday 05 October 2015

Incomes and outcomes: Retirement funding in the new pensions environment

Speakers: 

Jeremy Quin MP, Work and Pensions Select Committee
Stephen Lowe, Group Communications Director, Just Retirement
Nigel Keohane, Research Director, SMF

Supported by Just Retirement

Monday 05 October 2015

UK in a changing Europe: Parliamentarians on British membership of the EU

Speakers:

Flick Drummond MP
Professor Anand Menon,
King’s College London
Lucy Thomas, Business for New Europe
Professor Tim Bale, Queen Mary, University of London
Emran Mian, Director, SMF

Supported by The UK in a Changing Europe (ESRC)

Tuesday 06 October 2015

Savings in the Balance: Pension innovation and the economy

Speakers: 

Chris Philp MP, Treasury Select Committee
Tom McPhail, Head of Pensions Research, Hargreaves Lansdown
Dominic Grinstead, Managing Director, MetLife
Nigel Keohane, Research Director, SMF
Liam Halligan, The Telegraph

Supported by MetLife

Tuesday 06 October 2015

Gene Genie: Are the Uses of DNA About to Change Healthcare For Ever?

Speakers: 

George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences
Mark Henderson, The Wellcome Trust
Emran Mian, Director, SMF
Renate Samson, Chief Executive, Big Brother Watch

Tuesday 06 October 2015

Commissioning for innovation: The future of employment services

Speakers: 

Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell
Roy O’Shaughnessy, Chief Executive, Shaw Trust
Nida Broughton, Chief Economist, SMF
John Rentoul, The Independent

Supported by Shaw Trust

SNP Party Conference

Friday 16 October 2015

Spending Review 2015: Challenges and opportunities for Scotland

Speakers: 

Paul Brewer, Government Public Sector Leader, PwC Scotland
John McDermott, Financial Times
Emran Mian, Director, SMF

Share:

Past Conferences

2019

2018

2017

2016

Upcoming Conferences

2020