Sebastian Payne

Conservative conference: Sunday fringe guide

Every morning throughout party conference season, we’ll be providing our pick of the fringe events on Coffee House.

The Tories’ annual bash kicks off today in Manchester with plenty of cabinet ministers and interesting figures popping up, mostly later in the day. Here’s our selection of the must-attend fringes:

Title Key speaker(s) Time Location
How To Win The Next Election Owen Paterson, Andrew Mitchell, Tim Montgomerie 14:00 Midland Hotel, Alexandra A

Boot Camp: Designing a truly digital government

Francis Maude 17:00 Rylands Room, Novotel Centre
The Big Transport Interview Patrick McLoughlin, Stephen Hammond 17:00 Manchester Central, Central 4
The Implications Of Independence For The Energy Sector Michael Fallon, Lord Strathclyde 17:30 Midland Hotel, Stanley Suite
Annual lecture with Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP Oliver Letwin 17:30 Manchester Central, Exchange Auditorium
Britain’s Populist Moment? Julian Baggini, Tim Bale 17:30 Manchester Central, Exchange 2 & 3
Bonfire Of The Liberties? Dominic Grieve, Rory Stewart, Peter Oborne 17:30 Manchester Central, Charter 4
In Conversation With Rt Hon Chris Grayling Chris Grayling 17:30 Chetham Room, Novotel Centre
TRG Mainstream Reception Andrew Mitchell 17:30 Midland Hotel, Fairclough Suite
Women2Win Reception: 2013 Theresa May, Brooks Newmark 17:30 Midland Hotel, Victoria Suite
Can You Be A Conservative And A Trade Unionist?  Robert Halfon 18:00 Manchester Central, Exchange Auditorium
The State of Nature: Environment Question Time Owen Paterson 18:30 Palace Hotel
City Welcome Reception* Eric Pickles 19:00 Manchester Art Gallery
Eurovision: How should we work with Europe? Damian Green 19:30 Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Dickens
The Week Ahead: An insider’s guide to conference Liam Fox, Michael Fabricant, Iain Dale 19:30 Manchester Central, Central 3
Lessons From The Recession: A manifesto for change Kwasi Kwarteng, Andrea Leadsom, Iain Martin, Dominic Raab, Chris Skidmore 19:30 Midland Hotel, Derby Suite

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