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Conservative Party Conference Fringe 2017

Monday 2nd October 2017 – Tuesday 3rd October 2017

    The Centre for Policy Studies will hold two events at the Conservative Party Conference 2017. CapX, owned and produced by the Centre for Policy Studies, will also be hosting an event.

    All 3 events will be held in the Pankhurst Suite at the Radisson Hotel, outside the secure zone, so a conference pass is not required.


    Brexit Britain - the Workshop of the World, again?

    Monday 2 October 12.45 - 2pm

    PERT – the sponsor of this event – last year commissioned a number of think tanks across the political spectrum to examine the potential for rebalancing the UK economy. And now Britain will be leaving the European Union, this event will seek to address what future lies ahead for UK manufacturing.  We will hear from leading cross-party figures on the Remain and Leave side of the EU referendum.

    Panel: Oliver Wiseman - Deputy Editor, CapX, Baroness Nevile-Rolfe - Former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, Vicky Pryce - Board Member, CEBR, John Mills - Chairman, Labour Leave, 

    Chair: Tim Knox - CPS Director

    Sponsored by PERT


    CapX - In Conversation with Daniel Hannan MEP

    Monday 2 October 6.00 - 7.15pm

    Robert Colvile, Editor of CapX, meets Daniel Hannan MEP to talk about Brexit, Britain's future, and why free trade matters so much.


    Gigabit Britain - for the many, not the few

    Tuesday 3 October, 1.30 - 2.30pm

    High-speed fibre broadband infrastructure is crucial to the UK's success so can it be right that while 80% of homes in Latvia have fibre straight to their premises, only 2% of UK households can say the same? If we don't get the investment we need in full fibre broadband, we risk falling further behind at this critical time for our economy. What can Government do to build the Gigabit Britain that families, communities, and business across the country need?

    Panel: Mark Collins - Director of Strategy, City Fibre, Paul Morris - Head of Government Affairs, Vodafone, Sarah Lee - Head of Policy, Countryside Alliance, Damian Collins MP - Chair of the DCMS Select Committee

    Chair: Tim Knox - CPS Director

    Sponsored by Vodafone