Dods at Party Conference 2020

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Labour Fringe Events

This year, Labour are bringing their conference online with - Connected - Bringing Our Movement Together - which aims to bring together Labour councillors, politicians, trade unions, affiliates, businesses, think tanks and third sector organisations for a programme of key note speeches, invaluable training, panels, rallies, policy discussions, external events and a fully interactive virtual expo.

Date
Saturday 19 September (Women Connected) 
Sunday 20 September - Tuesday 22 September (Connected)

Passes
Attendees must register to attend Connected - Bringing Our Movement Together.

Labour members can attend for free. Members can apply for a pass on the Labour website here.

If you would link to attend as a Visitor, you can apply for a pass on the Labour website here.

London Councils

A capital without cars? London’s green recovery from coronavirus

21st September 2020

10:00 - 11:00

As London recovers from the pandemic, we will debate if the recovery can move London towards a greener & more sustainable future.
We will focus on:

  • Does our recovery involve reskilling London’s workforce?
  • Can we recover quickly whilst also being green?
  • Could the capital survive without cars?

Speakers

  • Feryal Clark MP, Member of Parliament for Enfield North and PPS to Steve Reed as Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and to Thangam Debbonaire as Shadow Secretary of State for Housing
  • Cllr Claire Holland, Deputy Leader (Sustainable Transport, Environment and Clean Air), London Borough of Lambeth
  • Cllr Georgia Gould, Leader, London Borough of Camden and Deputy Leader, London Councils

Chair

  • Cllr Peter John, Leader, London Borough of Southwark and Chair, London Councils
The House magazine

Reshaping Britain: Economic lessons from Covid

21st September 2020

12:30 - 13:30

This fringe will focus on Labour’s plans to recover from the pandemic, discussing what society should look like post COVID 19 and how Labour would deal with the recession and economic impact of the pandemic.

 

Speakers

  • Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
  • Bridget Phillipson MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • Kate Bell, Head of the Rights, International, Social and Economics, Trades Union Congress (TUC) 
  • Laura Hutchinson, Head of UK BI and Political Intelligence, Dods Monitoring

Chair

  • Kate Proctor, Political Editor, The House and PoliticsHome 
Chartered Insurance Institute Logo

The role of insurance in driving a green, sustainable and just recovery

21st September 2020

14:30 - 15:30

With lockdown highlighting challenges around clarity of insurance policies, we will explore how insurers can help build & restore trust to better serve the needs of businesses & people, particularly the most vulnerable, while also working towards a green, sustainable & equitable economic recovery.

Speakers

  • Wes Streeting MP, Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
  • Dr Matthew Connell, Director, Policy & Public Affairs, CII 
  • Shân Millie, Founder, Bright Blue Hare
  • Johnny Timpson, Cabinet Office Disability Champion, Chair, Access to Insurance Working Group and Technical Manager, Scottish Widows
  • Ben Wilson, Director of Advocacy, Association of British Insurers (ABI)

Chair

  • Laura Hutchinson, Head of UK BI and Political Intelligence, Dods Monitoring
OFTEC Logo

Securing a Fair, Affordable Low Carbon Future for UK Homes

21st September 2020

17:00 - 18:00

Reducing emissions from rural homes poses a unique challenge. With higher levels of fuel poverty, how can we ensure these households don’t ‘pay the price’ for going green? Discussion will focus on which heating technologies & policies offer a realistic, cost effective path to net-zero without exacerbating existing social challenges.

Speakers

  • Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Green New Deal and Energy
  • Peter Smith, Director of Policy and Research, National Energy Action (NEA)
  • Malcolm Farrow, Head of Communications, OFTEC: Oil and Renewable Heating Technologies

Chair

  • Eleanor Langford, Reporter, PoliticsHome
Smart Energy GB Join the quiet revolution

The path to Net Zero - How smarter and more efficient homes are crucial

22nd September 2020

10:00 - 11:00

Our homes must become more efficient to get to net-zero, but energy efficiency improvements alone won’t get us there. How we make our homes smarter and more flexible, and how this affects our energy use in the home, can make an important contribution. Adaptable, data-driven technology can support behaviour change, making it easier for consumers to make better everyday choices. Discussion will focus on what we need to move towards net-zero emissions, and how do we progress quickly enough without leaving less-connected or more vulnerable consumers behind.

Speakers

  • Anna McMorrin MP, Member of Parliament for Cardiff North & Shadow Minister for International Development 
  • Robert Cheesewright, Director of Communications, Smart Energy GB
  • Dr Rose Chard, Consumer Insight Manager, Energy Systems Catapult
  • Adam Scorer, Chief Executive, National Energy Action (NEA)y

Chair

  • Laura Hutchinson, Head of UK BI and Political Intelligence, Dods Monitoring
The National Engineering Policy Centre, EngineeringUK, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Royal Academy of Engineering

Engineering Priorities for the Spending Review

22nd September 2020

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers from EngineeringUK, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Royal Academy of Engineering will outline the priorities for upcoming policy and spending decisions in the UK. They will propose actions to enable the UK to make investment decisions that will create more jobs and prosperity, and meet the future needs of our society in a way that is faster, more efficient and sustainable.
 

Speakers

  • Bridget Phillipson MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • Blessing Danha MEng (Hons) CEng MICE, Member of the ICE council, and Manager (Major Projects Advisory), KPMG
  • Dr Simon Harrison BSc PhD CEng FIET, Vice President, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Dr Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive, EngineeringUK
  • Faith Wainwright FREng, Royal Academy of Engineering

Chair

  • Georgina Bailey, Policy Editor, The House