Labour conference 2017: pick of Monday's fringe events

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25th September 2017

With hundreds of fringe events taking place over party conference season, PoliticsHome picks out the ones not to be missed. Check out our agenda for Labour conference on Monday, 25 September.

The Labour party conference is taking place from 24-27 September
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8:30 - 9:45
Health and Care Forum Debate

Health & Care Forum
Durham Hall – Sherwood, Hilton Brighton Metropole
Shadow Health Minister Justin Madders will join Daniel Bond, Political Editor of the House magazine, to discuss the future of the NHS, as warnings about the state of the health service continue to surface.

125 Years To Save For Your Care: The Reality of the Dementia Tax

Alzheimer’s Society
Surrey Suites 2, Hilton Brighton Metropole
This drop-in session will highlight the poor care sufferers with dementia receive due to weaknesses in the social care system.  

From Education to Employment: How do we get more women into leadership positions?

Women and Work APPG and University of Sussex
Edinburgh, Hilton Brighton Metropole
While the number of female Labour MPs continues to rise, the party is yet to elect a female leader and all of its elected mayors are men. So, how does the party overcome this? Two of the party’s rising stars, Jess Phillips and Angela Rayner (invited), will discuss. With both being touted as future leadership contenders, this is an absolute must see.

A new Future! How Artificial Intelligence and the Fourth Industrial Revolution can transform Britain’s regions

New Statesman and Big Innovation Centre
New Statesman Hub, British Airways i360
Andy Burnham, Mayor for Greater Manchester, will join Labour MP Angela Eagle, the former Shadow Business Secretary, to gaze into the future of work, science and artificial intelligence to see the effect it can have across Britain.

Building Bridges: How do we Create a Cohesive Society in a divided time?

National Citizen Service and Progress
Main Hall, Friends’ Meeting House
With the country split down the middle by Brexit, how can we bring people together? It’s a question facing politicians of all ilk’s across the western world. Chaired by Ayesha Hazarika, Labour MPs Chuka Umunna and Tracy Brabin will take a glance at this important and prevailing issue.

Ask the Apprentice – The Apprentice Panel

Battersea Power Station, Heathrow and KPMG
Hall 7 – Avon, Hilton Brighton Metropole
MP’s and other audience members ask three apprentices questions about their experiences during their apprentice programs. The three apprentices will be from KPMG, Heathrow and Battersea Power Station, with Rt. Hon. Catherine McKinnell MP chairing the event.

Renewing Britain: Professionalism, the built environment and Brexit

Chartered Institute of Building, Royal Institute of British Architects and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
The Dome, Hotel du Vin
RICS will be teaming up with CIOB and RIBA to look at how professional bodies can work together post-Brexit to support economic growth in the UK, including boosting infrastructure investment and housing standards.

The Changing World of Work: How do we make sure modern work practices benefit all involved? ​

Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed and Progress
Main Hall, Friends’ Meeting House
Following the Taylor Review, this event will look at how rapidly changing employment, practices and technological advances are affecting many freelancers and the self-employed in particular. In addition, there will be a debate on what the best approach is to ensure being self-employed is still a sector that can continue to thrive while rights for workers are better protected. Peter Dowd, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Liam Bryne, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy, will be in attendance.

Apprenticeship Forum Reception

Apprenticeships Forum
Durham Hall – Sherwood, Hilton Brighton Metropole
Labour MP Karin Smyth, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Apprenticeships will join PoliticsHome Editor, Kevin Schofield on Monday evening. The Apprenticeships Forum 2017 is a collaborative movement raising awareness of the positive impact apprenticeships have in the UK. The forum will consider regulatory issues, as well as what the parties can do to support UK apprenticeship programmes.