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Join us for our first conference of the new year to discuss the big economic reforms this Conservative Government could take this decade.

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The Prime Minister has spoken about leading a ‘One Nation’ Government that boosts the regions and so-called ‘left-behind’ areas. If the 2010s was defined, economically, by a period of fiscal retrenchment, what will the 2020s look like?

This conference will bring together politicians, civil servants, special advisers, opinion formers, academics, businesses, social enterprises, NGOs and other groups that are interested in discussing the big economic reforms this Conservative Government could take this decade.

The conference will feature a keynote speech from The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, as well as a series of other panel sessions with leading decision makers and opinion formers. There will be ample opportunities for delegates to network between event sessions.

08:30am | Registration

08.40am | Welcome by The Rt Hon Lord Adebowale CBE, Chair of Social Enterprise UK

08:45 am | Keynote speech by The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

09:15am | Q&A session led by Ryan Shorthouse, Chief Executive of Bright Blue

09.45am | Networking coffee break: Winner of the Bright Blue 2020 Tamworth Prize, Oliver Tinker, speaks about his vision of ‘One Nation’ conservatism

10:25am | Panel discussion – Levelling up: regenerating ‘left behind’ areas

  • Jake Berry MP, Chair, Northern Research Group
  • Cllr Abi Brown, Leader, Stoke-on-Trent City Council
  • Ben Chu, Economics Editor, BBC Newsnight
  • Prof Michael Kenny, Co-Director, Bennett Institute for Public Policy and Professor at the University of Cambridge
  • Michelle York, Commercial Director, Nuneaton Signs
  • Diane Banks, Non-Executive Director, Bright Blue (Chair)

11:25am | Networking coffee break

11.55am | Panel discussion – Levelling up: a greener economy?

  • Peter Gibson MP, Vice-Chair, Northern Powerhouse APPG
  • Randeep Ramesh, Chief Leader Writer, The Guardian
  • Prof Martin Reeves, Chief Executive, Coventry City Council
  • Tommy Ricketts, Founder, Be Zero Campaign
  • Louisa Zane, Chief Operating Officer, Toast Ale
  • Andrew O'Brien, Director of External Affairs, Social Enterprise UK and Associate Fellow, Bright Blue (Chair)

12:55pm | Closing remarks from Ryan Shorthouse, Chief Executive of Bright Blue

13:00pm | Conference ends

More speakers to be announced

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Wednesday 26th January 2022, 08:30am – 13:00pm

Location:

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH

If you have any questions about the event please contact Joseph Silke, our Communications Manager, joseph@brightblue.org.uk.

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