Today at Conservative Party Conference
Today, Onward is hosting eight events at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. We’re joined by Public Health Minister Neil O’Brien, Tech Minister Paul Scully, Nuclear Minister Andrew Bowie, Housing Minister Rachel Maclean, and many more ministers, MPs, policy experts and business leaders. Come along and say hello! You can 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.
Tuesday 3 October
The NHS is under pressure from growing backlogs, declining population health, and frontline staff shortages. Adopting emerging technologies and making early interventions could relieve these pressures – bringing about a step-change in patient care and efficiency. This panel will discuss the path to a more productive NHS. Register your interest.
SMEs form the backbone of UK plc. But they have long faced barriers towards boosting their productivity by adopting new technology, investing in R&D, and improving management. This event will explore how we can build a thriving economy through greater collaboration between businesses big and small. Register your interest.
The UK’s housing crisis is holding back growth. Investment incentives are being distorted, worker mobility limited, and families strained by high rents or mortgage repayments. This panel will discuss how a boost to housing supply can be used as a vehicle for economic growth and job creation across the UK. Register your interest.
The public sector is facing economic pressure on the frontline and increased scrutiny of its performance. In this climate, strategic leadership and management could be vital to improve productivity. This event will explore how better leadership and management across the public sector can improve outcomes. Register your interest.
New technologies are transforming the way we live our lives. But despite hosting some of the world’s leading science and tech companies, the UK has struggled to fully realise the economic benefits from new industries. This panel will discuss how the UK can mobilise Government, academia and industry around a shared strategy to become a scientific industrial powerhouse. Register your interest.
The planning system is holding back growth in Britain’s cities, which is vital for levelling up across the country. This panel will discuss how developers and policymakers can work together to deliver planning reform that drives growth, homes and jobs – bringing in a new age of what Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has described as an urban ‘renaissance’. Register your interest.
The Government has big plans for the energy transition. It wants to build more renewables, nuclear and hydrogen facilities, while cutting bills and reforming the power market to de-link electricity and gas prices. But how will it deliver? This panel will discuss how to overcome the infrastructure and governance challenges facing the transition. Register your interest.
Taxes have risen to an unprecedented level, hitting working families hard. But in the face of ageing demographics and post-pandemic pressures on public services, is it realistic for them to come down in the short term? This event will discuss how we build a fairer tax system for Britain. Register your interest.
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