Party Conference Fringe Events

Party Conference Fringe Events Party Conference Fringe Events

05 October 2021


09:00 - 10:15


The Midland

Seize the Moment: Unleashing the UK’s Economic Potential

This year party conference season will be one like no other. Following a year of COVID-19 restrictions, this autumn will see the parties seeking to make up for lost time and re-engage with their grassroots following May’s elections, while also looking to the parliamentary year ahead.

The CBI will be attending the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester and will be hosting this fringe event on unleashing the UK’s economic potential, kindly supported by the Building Societies Association (BSA) and The Sage Group.


  • Andrew Griffith MP, PPS to the Prime Minister and UK Net-Zero Business Champion
  • Linz Phillips, Executive VP of Product Delivery, Sage Group
  • Robin Fieth, CEO, Building Societies Association (BSA)
  • Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist, Institute for Government
  • David Sismey, Director, Campaign for Economic Growth
  • Tony Danker, Director-General, CBI (Chair).

The fringe event is open to all conference delegates. Please note that a conference pass will be required to access the secure zone.

For more information on CBI Party Conference plans, please contact Peter McManus, Head of Public Affairs, CBI.

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Derby Suite, The Midland

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