Party Conference

SMF at the 2020 Party Conferences

Autumn Party Conferences are going virtual for 2020. The SMF is hosting events as part of Labour Connected and the Liberal Democrat and Conservative Party Conferences, convening politicians and experts, and driving the policy agenda forwards.

Labour Connected 2020

Monday 21 September 202015:00 - 16:15

Obesity & inequality: How can reducing obesity improve outcomes for all?

Obesity is an inequality issue. People living in poverty are more likely to suffer from obesity and unchecked inequality will increase. Join us for a virtual debate to discuss how equality can be better integrated into obesity policy and services.

Ross Lydall, Health Editor, the Evening Standard


Cllr Paulette Hamilton, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Birmingham City Council & Vice Chair of the Community Wellbeing Board, LGA
Scott Corfe, Research Director, Social Market Foundation
Avideh Nazeri, Director of Clinical, Medical & Regulatory Affairs, Novo Nordisk
Final speaker (tbc)

Please register here to attend the session. Joining instructions will be emailed to registered attendees.

Novo Nordisk has provided sponsorship to the Social Market Foundation (SMF) to fund this panel event and has sponsored an agenda presentation.

Liberal Democrat Party Conference

Monday 28 September 2020

The future of the UK’s creative industries: How can we ensure the sector survives and thrives post-Brexit and post-COVID-19?

At this virtual roundtable we will consider challenges and opportunities facing the UK’s creative industries, following Brexit and the introduction of a points-based immigration system in 2021. We will also discuss how we can ensure that the sector can build back better after COVID-19.

James Kirkup, Director, Social Market Foundation (Chair)


Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation
Jamie Stone MP,Spokesperson for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Sarah Olney MP, Spokesperson for the Climate Emergency, Business & Energy and Transport. MP for Richmond Park

Supported by the City of London Corporation


This event is by invitation only as spaces are limited. If you are interested in attending, please email

Conservative Party Conference

Monday 05 October 2020

Events to be announced

Please check back here shortly for announcements of our events at Conservative Party Conference.


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