Party Conference

SMF events at the 2017 Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative Party Conferences

Liberal Democrat Party Conference

Monday 18 September 2017

Roundtable discussion: What is the future for the City after Brexit?

Chair: Lord Wrigglesworth

Sponsored by City of London Corporation

 

Monday 18 September 2017

Brexit: where next for the UK – and the Liberal Democrats?

Speakers:

Anand Menon, professor of European politics and foreign affairs at King’s College London, director of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative
Paddy Ashdown, former leader, Liberal Democrats
Willie Rennie MSP, leader, Scottish Liberal Democrats
Sir Nick Harvey, interim chief executive of the Liberal Democrats, former MP for North Devon and minister for the armed forces
Miranda Green, journalist and former Lib Dem adviser

Chair: James Kirkup, SMF Director

Sponsored by UK in a Changing Europe

Labour Party Conference

Monday 25 September 2017

Challenges for the UK economy

Speakers:

Professor Michael McMahon, associate professor of economics at the University of Warwick
Professor Nicholas Crafts, director of ESRC Research Centre and professor of economics and economic history at the University of Warwick
Vera Troeger, Professor of Quantitative Political Economy and PPE Co-Director, University of Warwick
Anandi Mani, Professor of Behavioural Economics and Public Policy, the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University
Thijs Van Rens, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Warwick

Chair: James Kirkup, Director, SMF

Sponsored by the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), University of Warwick

Monday 25 September 2017

Dinner Discussion: Universities and education for the post-Brexit economy

Supported by University Alliance and GuildHE

 

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Carers and careers – a balancing act: how can we better support carers who work?

Speakers: 

Julie Cooper MP, shadow minister for community health
Nigel Keohane, research director, SMF
Raman Sankaran, chief commercial officer, Simplyhealth
Paul Nowak, deputy general secretary, TUC

Chair: Sonia Sodha, chief leader writer, The Observer

Sponsored by Simplyhealth

 

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Digital security: how do we keep our money – and ourselves – safe online?

Speakers: 

Liam Byrne MP, shadow minister for digital
Mike Haley, deputy chief executive, Cifas
Jane Vass, director of policy and research, Age UK
Alasdair MacFarlane, head of fraud prevention and response, NatWest

Chair: Scott Corfe, chief economist, SMF

Sponsored by Cifas and NatWest

 

 

Tuesday 26 September 2017

New jobs, new technologies, same old solutions? Labour, the trade unions and the changing labour market

Speakers:

Alison McGovern MP
Sonia Sodha, chief leader writer, The Observer
Duncan Weldon, head of research, Resolution Group

Chair: James Kirkup, director, SMF

Sponsored by Community

 

Tuesday 26 September 2017

A tale of two generations – can Labour inspire the young and win over older voters?

Speakers:

Seema Malhotra MP
Adam Drummond
, senior research manager & partner, Opinium
Stephen Bush, special correspondent, New Statesman

Chair: James Kirkup, director, SMF

In partnership with Opinium

Conservative Party Conference

Sunday 01 October 2017

Dinner Discussion: Universities and education for the post-Brexit economy

Sponsored by The University Alliance and GuildHE

Monday 02 October 2017

A tale of two generations – can Conservatives inspire the young and win over older voters?

Speakers:

Dr Phillip Lee MP
Adam Drummond, research manager & partner, Opinium
Katy Balls, political correspondent, The Spectator

Chair: James Kirkup, director, SMF

In partnership with Opinium

Monday 02 October 2017

Fair consumer markets – how can we ensure the best deal for consumers?

Speakers:

Elizabeth Truss MP, chief secretary to the Treasury
Scott Corfe, chief economist, Social Market Foundation
Liz Lynch, head of public affairs, TSB
Andrew Ellson, consumer affairs correspondent, The Times

Chair: James Kirkup, director, SMF

Sponsored by TSB

 

Monday 02 October 2017

In conversation with Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson MSP

Speaker: Ruth Davidson MSP

Chair: James Kirkup, director, SMF

Tuesday 03 October 2017

Social care and the ‘just about managing’ – who cares for the carers?

Speakers:

Jackie Doyle-Price MP, care minister, Department of Health
Raman Sankaran, chief commercial officer, Simplyhealth
Nigel Keohane, research director, SMF
Giles Meyer, interim chief executive, Carers Trust

Chair: Chris Smyth, health editor, The Times

Sponsored by Simplyhealth

Tuesday 03 October 2017

Challenges for the UK economy

Speakers:

Dr Dennis Novy, associate professor of economics, University of Warwick
Professor Nicholas Crafts, director of ESRC research centre and professor of economics and economic history at the University of Warwick
Professor Vera Troeger, Professor of Quantitative Political Economy and PPE Co-Director

Chair: Mary Ann Sieghart, chair, SMF

Sponsored by the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), University of Warwick

Tuesday 03 October 2017

A fair, accessible legal system – what price civil justice?

Speakers:

Bob Neill MP, chair of the House of Commons justice select committee
Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire
Andrew Twambley, director, Access to Justice

Chair: Nigel Keohane, research director, SMF

Sponsored by Access to Justice

Tuesday 03 October 2017

Stick or switch? Getting a good deal for loyal customers

Speakers:

Margot James MP, minister for consumer affairs and competition
Neil Clitheroe, chief executive, ScottishPower Retail and Generation
Laura Osborne, director of campaigns and  communications, Which?
Iain Wood, director of regulation and public affairs, ‎TalkTalk

Chair: James Kirkup, director, SMF

Sponsored by ScottishPower

 

Tuesday 03 October 2017

Digital security: how do we keep our money – and ourselves – safe online?

Speakers:

Ben Wallace MP, minister of state for security
Martin Sweeney, chief executive, Ravelin
Jane Howard, managing director of customer distribution for personal banking, NatWest
Simon Dukes, chief executive, Cifas

Chair: James Kirkup, director, SMF

Sponsored by Cifas and NatWest

SNP Party Conference

Monday 09 October 2017

Digital security: how do we keep our money – and ourselves – safe online?

Speakers:

Paul Wheelhouse MSP, minister for business, innovation and energy, Scottish government
Alasdair Macfarlane, head of corporate security services, RBS
Simon Fell, assistant director, engagement, Cifas
Dr Lynsay Shepherd, security research group, Abertay University’s division of cyber security

Chair: Scott Corfe, chief economist, SMF

Sponsored by Cifas and RBS

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