Today at Conservative Party Conference
Today Onward is hosting nine events at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. We’re joined by Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho, Security Minister Tom Tugendhat, West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, and many more ministers, MPs, policy experts and business leaders. We hope you’ll join us too. Scroll down to find out what’s on today.
You can find all of our events at the Onward Marquee inside the secure zone at Manchester Central unless otherwise stated below.
Monday 2 October
Britain has a skills problem – and it’s holding back our levelling up ambitions. Schools, colleges and universities are key to addressing qualification gaps, but governments too often overlook those already in the workforce. This panel will consider how apprenticeships and vocational training can shore-up the UK’s skills pipeline and improve social mobility. Register your interest.
Schools and teachers are on the frontline in the fight against inequality. But too often they lack the tools and training to really boost social mobility and ensure that all young people succeed in the workplace. Join us as we discuss the role of schools in levelling up and preparing our economy for the future. Register your interest.
Britain needs to retrofit two homes every minute from now until 2035 to meet Government net zero targets. But major barriers remain to financing and delivering change on the necessary scale. This panel will discuss how people, business and policymakers can work together to make Britain’s homes more energy efficient. Register your interest.
As AI technologies continue to advance, governments will need to adopt a proactive and strategic approach to regulation. This panel discussion will focus on balancing innovation and accountability by creating adaptable and future-proof regulatory frameworks, and promoting responsible AI development and deployment. Register your interest.
Private sector investment is one of the key ingredients for thriving cities. City leaders can develop partnerships with investors to regenerate urban centres, build new homes and offices, and turn net zero ambitions into reality. This panel will discuss how strong public-private partnerships can unlock our cities’ potential. Register your interest.
The UK is facing an obesity crisis. Businesses have a role in offering healthier options, but too often face significant commercial pressures and confusing regulations. This event will consider what support regulators and platforms can give to SMEs to support them in providing a healthier offer to customers and communities. Register your interest.
The best schools benefit from the best teachers. But currently, teaching suffers from major training and recruitment challenges, a weak early years career framework, and heavy workloads. This panel will explore how Government can address pressures on the teaching profession and improve our education system. Register your interest.
Join us for a reception with Energy Secretary Rt Hon Claire Coutinho MP. Register your interest.
Join us for an hour-long conversation between Onward’s Deputy Director Adam Hawksbee and Security Minister Rt Hon Tom Tugendhat MP to discuss Britain’s place on the world stage. Register your interest.
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