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SMF at the 2016 Party Conferences

Full details of the SMF's events at the 2016 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 19 September 2016

Inequality in Education – SMF Commission on Inequality in Education

Speakers: 

Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
Lord Mike Storey CBE
Lucy Nethsingha, Chair, Liberal Democrat Education Policy Working Group

Chair: Emran Mian, Director, SMF

Labour Party Conference

Sunday 25 September 2016

Lifetime learning: a bigger priority now than ever

Speakers:

Gordon Marsden MP, Shadow Minister for Higher & Further Education and Skills
Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, TUC
Peter Horrocks CBE, Vice-Chancellor, The Open University
Jill Westerman CBE, Principal at Northern College

Chair: Emran Mian, Director, SMF

Supported by The Open University

Monday 26 September 2016

Inequality in Education - SMF Commission on Inequality in Education

Speakers: 

Lucy Powell MP
Stephen Kinnock MP
Professor Mel Ainscow
, Professor of Education and co-director of the Centre for Equity in Education, University of Manchester

Chair: Sonia Sodha, Chief Lead Writer, The Observer

Conservative Party Conference

Monday 03 October 2016

The UK’s industrial strategy: In conversation with the PM’s Policy Board chairman George Freeman MP

Speaker: George Freeman MP

Chair: Liam Halligan, Daily Telegraph

Monday 03 October 2016

How to develop and deliver educational opportunities for all

Speakers:

Dominic Raab MP
Peter Horrocks CBE, Vice-Chancellor, The Open University
Baroness Philippa Stroud, Chief Executive, Centre for Social Justice

Chair: Emran Mian, Director, SMF

Supported by The Open University

Monday 03 October 2016

Markets for the masses – making the most of consumer data

Speakers:

Jeremy Quin MP
Romilly Dennys, Executive Director, Coalition for a Digital Economy
Jan Smith, External Affairs Director, Callcredit
Sir Brian Pomeroy OBE

Chair: Nida Broughton, Chief Economist, Social Market Foundation

Supported by Callcredit

Monday 03 October 2016

Inequality in Education – SMF Commission for Inequality in Education

Speakers:

Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP
Dr Rebecca Allen, Director, Education Datalab
Jon Coles, Group Chief Executive, United Learning
James Westhead, Director of External Relations, TeachFirst

Chair: Suella Fernandes MP

Monday 03 October 2016

Dead centre? The Conservative party and the post-referendum political landscape

Speakers: 

Professor Tim Bale, Professor of Politics, Queen Mary
Matthew Parris, Columnist, The Times
Adam Drummond, Research Manager, Opinium

Chair: Mary Ann Sieghart, Chair, SMF

In partnership with Opinium

Monday 03 October 2016

Dinner Discussion: Universities after the referendum

Supported by GuildHE and University Alliance

SNP Party Conference

Friday 14 October 2016

Investing in Scotland’s young people: creating the workforce of tomorrow

Speakers: 

Jamie Hepburn MSP
Martin Brookes, CEO, Tomorrow’s People
Louise Macdonald OBE, Chief Executive, Young Scot
Sandy Begbie, Chief People Officer, Standard Life

Chair: Emran Mian, Director, SMF

Supported by Standard Life

Friday 14 October 2016

When the Going Gets Tough: How financial services firms can support customers through life changing circumstances

Speakers:

George Kerevan MP
Mandy Griffin, Head of Customer Experience Delivery, Nationwide
Joanna Elson OBE, Chief Executive, Money Advice Trust

Supported by Nationwide Building Society and the Money Advice Trust

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2020