To help you navigate this year's Conservative Party Conference (4-7 October 2015), we've provided a selection of events we thought might be interest to our supporters at Party Conference this year. We very much look forward to seeing you there!
Sunday 4th October
14.15 - 16.00: The Secretary of State for International Development will be addressing Party Conference on Sunday 4th October during the 14.15 - 16.00 slot, following the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and the Secretary of State for Defence.
Below we've detailed some fringe events taking place at party conference that we though might be of interest to you. As always, these timings may be subject to change so make sure you check the guide when you get there! We'll of course do our best to keep them as accurate as possible!
Sunday 4th October
19.30 - 21.00: Tearfund - Building a Resilient Global Economy that Tackles Poverty; Manchester Central - Exchange 8. Kate McCann (The Telegraph); Rt Hon. Grant Shapps MP - Minister DFID/FCO (tbc); Rt Hon. Caroline Spelman MP; Kim Tan, Transformational Business Network; Paul Cook, Tearfund; Steve Baker MP, Treasury Select Ctte (tbc); Refreshments Available
Monday 5th October
12.45 - 14.00: World Vision & Islamic Relief – From Syria to Somalia: What is like it to live and work in a forgotten crisis and why doesn’t the world seem to care?; International Development Hub, Cobden 4
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown; Rt Hon Desmond Swayne, Minister of State for International Development; Patricia Moumar, World Vision Lebanon; Imran Maddan, Islamic Relief Worldwide.
19:30-21:00 Bond and CFID - Rally for International Development - the Post-2015 Agenda; International Development Hub, Cobden 4. Joint event hosted by Bond (a network of UK based NGOs) and CFID, with an address by the Secretary of State and CFID Chair Amanda Solloway MP. Refreshments Available.
21.30 - 23.00 The ONE Campaign Evening Reception with Bob Geldof; Manchester Central - Charter 3 Refreshments Available
Tuesday 6th October
12:45-14:00: International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Malaria No More UK, RESULTS UK, STOPAIDS - Investments that work: Ending AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria International; Development Hub, Cobden 4. Stuart Andrew MP, Vice-chair of APPG on HIV & AIDS; Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Refreshments Available
17.45 - 19.00: UK 2020, A Bright Future for Global Food Security - How biotech and agriculture can feed the world’s poorest; Manchester Central - Exchange 10. Chris Bullivant, Executive Director - UK 2020; Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development (invited); Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Chairman - UK 2020; Matt Ridley, Peer, author, The Times columnist; Mark Lynas, Cornell Alliance for Science; Nick von Westenholz, Chief Executive – Crop Protection Association. Refreshments Available
21.30 - 23.00: ConservativeHome & Save the Children Evening Reception; Midland Hotel - Alexandra A. The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education; Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome; Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive, Save the Children. Refreshments Available
Wednesday 7th October
09.00 - 10.15: Hestia, Children: the forgotten victims of domestic abuse TBC; Manchester Central - Central 5. Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development (invited); Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities (invited); Patrick Ryan, Chief Executive, Hestia. Refreshments Available