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Tory modernisation 2.0: the future of the Conservative Party

Read the Keynote speech by The Rt Hon David Willetts MP

Join influential delegates in our one day conference to discuss the future policies and political strategy of the Conservative Party. Listen to keynote speeches from Cabinet Ministers and take part in discussions chaired by politicians and opinion formers on a range of key policy areas.


Saturday 28th July 2012, 11am-5:30pm


The Hub Westminster, New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London. SW1Y 4TE.

In association with:

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Keynote speech by The Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science

Attend policy brainstorming sessions on the big society, our ageing population, economic growth, intergenerational fairness, improving education and the political strategy of the Conservative Party, with the following speakers:

Panel discussion 11.50 – 12.30:

Tory modernisation 2.0: panel discussion with The Rt Hon David Willetts MPRohan Silva (Downing Street) and Janan Ganesh (The Economist).

Early afternoon sessions 12.45 – 13.55:

Sam Gyimah MP: The new economy: How to boost economic growth in a globalised world.

Liz Truss MP: Educating for growth: How to build a world-class education system.

Kwasi Kwarteng MP: Defending liberal values abroad: British foreign, defence and aid policy.

Kris Hopkins MP, Founder, 301 Group: Conservative political strategy post 2015.

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts: Our ageing population: challenges for public services and social attitudes.

Late afternoon sessions 15.30 – 16.40:

Jane Ellison MP: The future of London: retaining London’s status as a global city.

David Skelton, Deputy Director, Policy Exchange: Intergenerational equity: a fairer deal between the generations.

Shaun Bailey: Family and society: stronger relationships in an atomised world.

Phillip Blond, Director, Respublica: The Big Society: revitalising the agenda

Ben Howlett, Chairman, Conservative Future: Conservative political strategy post 2015.


Guests include MPs, councillors, activists, journalists, business and third sector representatives and campaigners.

Lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day.