This year the CBI will be attending the ​Labour, Conservatives and SNP Party conferences.

Fringe events

This autumn will be hugely significant period in the UK’s future. The CBI fringe event will examine the key challenges facing the UK, including how business and government can work together to shape our global future as we forge a new relationship with the EU, and to deliver an Industrial Strategy that unlocks growth and prosperity across the UK.

We are pleased to be partnering with CBI member, the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), to host fringe events at the below conference. The fringes are open to all CBI members and conference delegates and will feature a senior political speaker, Carolyn Fairbairn Direct-general of the CBI, Tim Hames, Director General of the BVCA, and a journalist chair. All will take place in the secure zone and refreshments will be provided.

A new era: The role of business in delivering growth and prosperity

Labour - Monday 25 September | 17:30 - 18:45 | Durham Hall Sherwood, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton

Conservatives - Monday 2 October | 17:30 - 18:45 | Derby Suite, Midland Hotel, Manchester

SNP  – Monday 9 October | 17:30 - 18:30 | Leven Room, The SEC, Glasgow

Business reception

At the Conservative Party Conference the CBI will be host a business reception supported by Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank . Please note you will need to register to attend this event.

Due to limited space an RSVP is required to attend the reception and a conference pass will be required to access the secure zone. Please note despite having to RSVP entry to this event is on a first come first serve basis, we recommend all those wanting to attend arrive at 19:30 as speeches take place from 19:40.

For more information on our party conference plans, or to discuss sponsorship opportunities for our fringe events, please contact