Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference - Brighton 2012

 

Jeremy Browne

Saturday 22nd September 13:00 - 14:00 - The Grand, Consort

CentreForum, Institute for Government and Policy Exchange

Half-Time Oranges (and Blues): How to renew the Coalition while Preparing for the Next Election.

Speakers: Jeremy Browne MP; Tim Farron MP; Akash Paun, Senior Researcher, Institute for Government, and Stephen Tall, Research Associate, CentreForum

 Chair: Peter Riddell, Director, Institute for Government

A report of this event can be read by clicking on this link.


Sarah Ludford MEPSaturday 22nd September 13:00 - 14:00 -  The Grand, Kings Terrace

CentreForum and Open Europe

Civil Liberties and EU control over crime and policing: a compatible arrangement?

Speakers: Nick de Bois MP; Stephen Booth, Open Europe; Tom Brake MP and Sarah Ludford MEP

Chair: Chris Paterson, CentreForum


Andrew StunellSaturday 22nd September 20:15 – 21:30 - The Grand, Regent

CentreForum, Fabian Society and ResPublica

Can Parties reconnect people and politics? 

Speakers: Cllr Abi Bell, Hull City Council; Andrew Harrop, General Secretary, Fabian Society; Caroline Julian, Senior Researcher, ResPublica and Andrew Stunell MP.

 Chair: Anthony Rowlands, CentreForum

A report of this event can be read by clicking on this link.


Jo Swinson
Sunday 23rd September 13:00 - 14:00 - Hilton, Buckingham

CentreForum and Fabian Society

Politics: Is the future plural?

Speakers: Lord Adonis of Camden; Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell MP; Jon Cruddas MP and Jo Swinson MP

Chair: Michael White, The Guardian

A report of this event can be read by clicking on this link.


Richard KempSunday 23rd September 15:30 - 17:00 - The Grand, Kings Terrace

CentreForum and Post Office

How can the Post Office meet the needs of local authorities? 

Speaker: Richard Kemp

Chair: Toby Fenwick, CentreForum

By Invitation Only


Sharon Bowles MEPSunday 23rd September 18:15 - 19:30 - Hilton, Gloucester

CentreForum and TheCityUK

Financial Regulatory Reform Agenda: Help or Hindrance to UK growth? 

Speakers: Chris Bates, Partner, Clifford Chance; Gordon Birtwistle MP; Sharon Bowles MEP and Chris Cummings, Chief Executive, TheCityUK

Chair: Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope


Norman BakerSunday 23rd September 18:15 - 19:30 - Hilton, Edinburgh

CentreForum and Transport Hub

The Big Interview with Norman Baker MP

Speakers: Transport Minister Norman Baker MP in a wide-ranging interview with Philip Pank, The Times' Transport Correspondent. 

A report of this event can be read by clicking on this link.


Simon FanshaweSunday 23rd September 20:00 – 21:15 - Hilton, Lancaster

CentreForum and Core Cities

Beyond City Deals: Creating Sustainable Growth for the UK

Understanding the future sustainable growth potential of cities.

Speakers: Simon Cook, Leader, Bristol City Council; Simon Fanshawe, broadcaster; Chris Murray, Director, Core Cities and Lord Shipley, Government Adviser on Cities

A report of this event can be read by clicking on this link.


Richard ReevesSunday 23rd September 20:00 - 21:15 - Hilton, Surrey Suite

CentreForum and Demos

What is Cleggism?

Launch of pamphlet by Richard Reeves

Speakers: Jeremy Browne MP; David Howarth; Richard Reeves and Jenni Russell, The Guardian

Chair: Phil Collins, Trustee, Demos

 A recording of this event can be viewed by clicking on this link.



Sunday 23rd September 22:00 - 24:00 - The Grand

CentreForum, BVCA, Cicero, Diageo and Policy Exchange

Conference Reception 

By Invitation Only


Vicky Pryce

Monday 24th September 07:30 - 08:45 - Hilton, Lancaster

CentreForum and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Beyond the debt: a compelling vision for growth

Speakers: Robin Fieth, Executive Director, ICAEW; Rt Hon David Laws MP and Vicky Pryce, FTI Consulting

Chair: Patrick Wintour, The Guardian.

 A report of this event can be read by clicking on this link.


Andrew George MP

Monday 24th September 09:15 – 10:30 - The Grand, Kings Terrace

CentreForum, Fabian Society, ResPublica and Unilever

Revaluing Food: Shifting the narrative on food waste 

Speakers: Andrew George MP, Helen Feniwick, Unilever and Natan Doron, Senior Researcher, Fabian Society 

Chair: Lord Redesdale

By Invitation Only


Peter KellnerMonday 24th September 13:00 -14:00 - Hilton, Lancaster

CentreForum and British Future 

Is it possible to be liberal and popular on immigration?

Speakers: Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP; Peter Kellner, Chairman, YouGov; Alasdair Murray, Trustee, British Future; Vicky Pryce, FTI Consulting and David Ward MP

 Chair: Rachael Jolly 

 A report of this event can be read by clicking on this link.


Monday 24th September 16:00 - 17:15 - Hilton, Library

CentreForum and PwC

Opening out and under pressure: conditions for success?

Speakers: Sara Caplan, PwC and Lord Wallace of Saltaire

By Invitation Only 


Rt Hon Dr Vince CableMonday 24th September 17:00 - 18:00 - The Old Ship Hotel

CentreForum and City of London

Growth to last: how the coalition can deliver economic growth 

Speakers: Mark Boleat, Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee, City of London; Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Xavier Rolet, CEO, London Stock Exchange.

Chair: Lord Newby 

A report of this event can be read by clicking on this link.


Ed DaveyMonday 24th September 18:15- 19:30 - The Grand, Consort

CentreForum and ESB International

What role for gas? Keeping the lights on in a low-carbon world? 

Where will the flexible electricity generation come from to keep the lights on? Is continued use of gas compatible with meeting our carbon reduction commitments? Speakers: John Cridland, Director General, CBI; Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and John Shine, Deputy Chief Executive, ESB International.

Chair: Tim Leunig, Chief Economist, CentreForum

 A report of this event can be read by clicking on this link.


Dr Evan HarrisMonday 24th September 20:00 - 21:15 - Hilton, Sandringham

CentreForum and KPMG

Tomorrow's public services: what do we want and how will we get there?

Speakers: Lord Ashdown of Norton Sub-Hamdon; Alan Downey, Partner, KPMG, and Dr Evan Harris

Chair: Tom Clark, The Guardian

Read Lord Ashdown's speech by clicking on this link.


Rt Hon Vince Cable MPTuesday 25th September 07:30 - 08:45 - Hilton, Edinburgh

The Open University, in partnership with The Guardian and CentreForum

Educating for growth: how can part-time and distance learning deliver economic growth?

Speakers: Martin Bean, Vice-Chancellor, The Open University and Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 

Chair: Sue Littlemore, The Guardian

The Guardian report of this roundtable can be accessed by clicking on this link. 


Sharon Bowles

Tuesday 25th September 07:30 - 08:45 - Hilton, Gloucester

CentreForum and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Sovereign debt in Europe: how can governments manage public finances better?

Speakers: Roger Acton, Director, Europe, ACCA; Sharon Bowles MEP and Julian Callow, Chief Economist, Barclays Capital 

Chair: Lord Clement-Jones


Paddy AshdownTuesday 25th September 13:00 - 14:00 - Hilton, Balmoral 

CentreForum 

Why have the Liberal Democrats forgotten Foreign Policy? 

Speaker: Lord Ashdown of Norton Sub-Hamdon 

Chair: Duncan Greenland, CentreForum

Read Lord Ashdown's speech by clicking on this link



Baroness KramerTuesday 25th September 13:00 - 14:00 - The Grand, Consort

CentreForum, BVCA and Cicero

Economy 20/20: looking ahead 

Speakers: Iain Anderson, Director, Cicero; Tim Hames, Head of Public Affairs, Communications and Campaigns, BVCA; Baroness Kramer of Richmond and Rt Hon Michael Moore MP, Secretary of State for Scotland  

Chair: Sean O'Grady, Independent.


Jo SwinsonTuesday 25th September 16:00 - 17:15 - Hilton, Lancaster

CentreForum and FSB

Where the jobs will come from - the challenges and opportunities for small businesses as employers

Speakers: Mike Cherry, National Policy Chairman, FSB; Jo Swinson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, BIS, and Professor Peter Urwin

By Invitation Only


Rt Hon Ed Davey MPTuesday 25th September 18:15-19:30 - Hilton, Lancaster

CentreForum and British Gas 

The Big Energy Debate 

Speakers: Phil Bentley, CEO, British Gas; Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Climate Change and Ann Robinson, Director of Consumer Policy, uSwitch

Chair: Tim Leunig, Chief Economist, CentreForum

A report of this event can be read by clicking on this link.


Philippe Sands QCTuesday 25th September 20:00 - 21:15 - Hilton, Lancaster

CentreForum

What can Britain's role be in 21st Century? 

Speakers: Lord Ashdown of Norton Sub-Hamdon; Robert Cooper, diplomat and author; Edward Mortimer, Salzburg Global Seminar, and Phillippe Sands QC

Chair: Duncan Greenland, CentreForum.

 A report of this event can be read by clicking on this link.


Vicky Pryce

Wednesday 26th September 13:00 - 14:00 - Hilton, Ambassador

CentreForum, Engineering Employers' Federation, Fabian Society and Food and Drink Federation. 

Going for Growth: the new relationship between government and the economy

Speakers: Geoff Edwards, B & W Group; Vicky Pryce, FTI Consulting; Ian Rayson, Nestle UK and Lord Razzall.


Nick Harvey

Wednesday 26th September 13:00-14:00 - The Grand, Pavilion

CentreForum

Divorcing Dr Strangelove - UK defence beyond Trident 

Speakers: Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Director, UK Defence Policy, RUSI; Toby Fenwick, Research Associate, CentreForum and Nick Harvey MP, former Minister of State for the Armed Forces.

 A report and a recording of this event can be accessed by clicking on this link. 


 

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CentreForum Partners at Brighton 2012

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