CFID @ Conservative Conference 2017

CFID/BOND Annual Conference Reception

We are delighted to announce details of a number of conference events we are supporting. Not least our annual reception in partnership with BOND. It's a particularly special year as we celebrate Project Umubano tenth anniversary and British leadership on the world stage. You need to apply for tickets for security reasons, save your place with Eventbrite. We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Sunday 1st October, 19.30 – 21.00pm
Where: Lancaster room, Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St, Manchester, M60 2DS

  • Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Secretary of State for International Development (invited)
  • Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, former Secretary of State for International Development
  • Tamsin Barton, CEO BOND
  • Caroline Squire, Director of CFID
  • Theo Carke, Former Director CFID

CFID/CCF/World Vision Fringe


CFID/PLAN Policy Fringe

Theme: Defeating Modern Day Slavery. Protecting the most vulnerable children at home and abroad.
When: Wednesday 4th October, 8am – 9.30am (Breakfast included)
Where: Manchester Central, Exchange 2-3

Join us for a panel discussion to examine evidence, learnings and possible solutions to end this practice in the UK and Internationally. Chaired by Caroline Squire, Director, CFID.

Panellists include:

  • Jeremy Lefroy, Member of Parliament
  • Kevin Hyland, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
  • Simon Bishop, Director of Policy and Programmes, Plan International UK
  • Mervis, Girl Advocate from Malawi

At least 40 million people worldwide are subject to modern day slavery. Modern day slavery affects the most vulnerable in society – particularly children and young people. It is a global phenomenon that affects the UK as well as developing nations, especially those experiencing conflict, natural disasters and fragility.

Urgent attention is needed – particularly in humanitarian crises – to bring an end to this abhorrent crime in line with Sustainable Development Goal 8.7.

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Other Conference Events

We have pulled together a number of other interesting fringe events that we are aware of to help you organise your diary.


  • ODI Fringe: Trade after Brexit: Global Britain and developing countries. 8am-9:30am, Monday 2nd October. Exchange 10, Manchester Central
  • CWO/Amnesty International Fringe: Human Rights in a Global Britain, 1245-1400, Central 6, Manchester Central
  • Oxfam Fringe: Send My Friend to School, 15.15 Central 8 Manchester Central , Youth Zone CAF Fringe: Rethinking International Development Mon 17.45-19.00 (Former Director Theo Clarke speaking)
  • CWO/WaterAid Fringe: Challenging the period taboo: How ‘taps and toilets’ transform the lives of women and girls. Monday 2 October I 17:45-19.00 I Exchange 2/3, Manchester Central
  • The Amar Foundation Reception: "The Reconstruction of Iraq and a new humanitarian philosophy. 1930 Lancaster Room ,Midland Hotel.
  • Trade out of Poverty Fringe: Trade and Investing in the Commonwealth, 21.30, Rolls Suite, Midland Hotel
  • ONE Reception: Poverty is Sexist,2100-2300, Manchester Town Hall


  • MAIN HALL: Promoting Global Britain (FCO/DFID/MOD) 1400-1600.
  • UNICEF Fringe: ‘Why do we give aid to India when it has a space programme?’ How to answer difficult questions about aid on the doorstep. Tuesday 3rd October, 15.45 – 17.15. Central room 6, Manchester Central.
  • Institute of Economic Affairs Fringe: In conversation with RT Hon Priti Patel MP, 1800-1900 The Think Tent.
  • CWO/Action Aid Reception: Women on the front line,Tues 19.30-2100 Manchester Central, Exchange 1
  • Save the Children/Conservative Home Reception. Tues 2100-2300 Manchester Central, Charter 4