Guide to

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Annual Conference 07
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From homes for all to more jobs, local government has the answers. Councils are the only part
of the public sector with a proven track record in driving up performance and giving local peo-
ple a voice. The government should give councils more powers to solve problems in complex
areas.
• For housing: councils are ready to tackle the shortage of housing and are keen to work
closely with government to make more affordable social housing a reality.
• For economic properity: councils need the right economic levers if all our cities are to
match London and our best European counterparts.
• For health: councils can ensure value for money by taking the lead on arranging health care
and organising preventative care and services.
• For young people: central and local government both want to ensure young people receive
proper opportunities to make something of their lives.
“It is right that local councils, not Whitehall, should have more power over the things that matter to
their community and from economic regeneration to public transport, the empowerment and strength-
ening of local councils and local communities is what we must now do."
Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
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of the Labour Party both at 39 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0HA.
WHAT’S ON WHEN
Conference timetable and full fringe listings
ON THE
TOWN
shopping sightseeing
and eating out
MEET THE TEAM
new faces in Gordon’s first cabinet
CAMPAIGN
INNOVATIONS
ways to win on the web
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Photo credits: C.Smith/Silverfish, Gus Cambpell, Photos.com,
Bournemouth Borough Council, The Labour Party
Welcome to Conference 3
Join Team Labour 6
Campaign innovations 8
A message from Harriet Harman 11
Campaign focus 12
Renewing party democracy 14
Opposition watch 17
The new team 20
Winning on the web 22
Campaign training workshops 24
Back to the beach 26
Bournemouth’s best bites 28
Labour Party stand 31
For your security 32
Conference timetable 34
Exclusive ofers for Labour members 38
Labour’s green credentials 41
A-Z of useful information 43
Island site map 46
Computer training at Conference 48
Fringe listings 51
Party event listings 135
Exhibitors listings 141
Exhibition information 152
Best stand competition 152
BIC floor plans 154
Town plan with fringe venues Back cover
Contents
A message from the
General Secretary
Conference activity
goes on both inside and
outside the hall, virtually
round the clock – worried
you might miss something?
We hope this guide will help. This year
it’s in a smaller format to make it easier
to carry around with you, and includes
useful information about every aspect
of our Conference in Bournemouth,
whether you’re attending as a delegate,
visitor or exhibitor, and whether you’re
a first-timer or an old hand.
As well as the of cial timetable, this
booklet also includes comprehensive
fringe listings, a guide to the
exhibitions, maps of the town and
venue and advice on where to shop and
what to eat.
Of course, as well as all this useful
information, we also include political
messages from our new Leadership
team of Gordon Brown and Harriet
Harman, plus information about our
campaigns, and resources available for
local parties to use.
Whatever capacity you’re attending
Conference in, I hope this guide will
help you make the most of the time
you spend in Bournemouth.
Best regards
Peter Watt
General Secretary
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Welcome to Conference
For more information on NUT policies visit Stand No 9, Purbeck Hall, Bournemouth International Centre
Towards a
first class
education
system
Education can help set free individuals and
whole groups of people.
The NUT has an enormous body of
knowledge and experience from which to
draw and a unique record in promoting
progress in education. Our policies have
enriched the lives of generations of children
and young people.
Teachers are on the front line in tackling issues
of social class, poverty, ill health, and
inequality generally. Schools need high
quality, dedicated, committed and enthusiastic
teachers. Teachers’ pay must not be eroded
by inflation. Each teacher should have access
to professional development.
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Adverse factors which are beyond the control
of individual schools but impact upon
children’s learning can be tackled by schools
working in partnership with others. In this way
we welcome the involvement of charities, the
voluntary sector, local councils and employers
in the development of education and the
eradication of poverty.
Teachers will engage with the concept of
linking schools with businesses, colleges and
universities. School communities should not
fear the involvement of people with energy
and passion to provide genuinely new and
constructive opportunities for young people.
It is time, however, to move away from a
market approach to education. It is time to
end the approach that pits school against
school in a competition for children based
upon targets, testing and tables. It is time to
halt the Government’s academies programme
and refresh education thinking with the aim of
a good local school for every child.
It is only through the enthusiastic commitment
of teachers that together we will achieve the
Prime Minister’s aspiration of “the biggest
expansion in educational opportunity our
country has ever seen”.
www.teachers.org.uk
Welcome to Conference
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I am pleased to welcome you all to our
2007 Annual Conference in Bournemouth.
Our conference ofers us the opportunity
to set out our vision for a Britain where
people can rise as far as their talents take
them, and then the talents of each of us
can contribute to the wellbeing and security
of all.
And with these values – opportunity,
community, security – we should continue
to do what we have been doing – to reach
out to the whole country. Meeting the big
challenges facing Britain by reaching out to
the decent instincts of the British people.
It is by listening to and learning from
the British people that we have been
responding to the need for change with
change in our NHS, change in our schools,
change with afordable housing, change to
build trust in government, and change to
protect and extend the British way of life.
And by having the confidence not just to
govern in the centre ground but to shape
and enlarge the centre ground around our
values and the values that matter to the
country, we will not make the mistakes
other parties are making.
We are optimistic about the future not
pessimistic. We will build from people’s
potential for good, believing as we do that
there is no weakness in Britain that cannot
be fixed by the strengths of Britain and
no problem too big in Britain that cannot
be solved by the best values of the British
people.
We must be modern, not backward
looking. We will continue to appeal to the
mainstream, not the fringe. And we must
continue to listen to the British people, not
speak just to ourselves.
All of us joined the Labour Party because
Welcome to Conference
from Gordon Brown
“It is by listening to
and learning from
the British people
that we have been
responding to the
need for change”
continued on page 5
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Welcome to Conference
UNITE SENDS GREETINGS TO ALL DELEGATES
ATTENDING THE LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE
We look forward to working with Gordon Brown
and the new government in developing a Social Justice agenda.
Unite calls on the government to protect jobs,
to promote workplace rights, to safeguard pensions,
to create affordable housing and to remove
the private sector abuses from our public services.
JOIN US WHEN WE MARCH WITH A MESSAGE FOR LABOUR
Sunday 23rd September 2007
Labour Party Conference Bournemouth
Assemble 1.00pm at Meyrick Park
TOGETHER WE'RE STRONGER
Derek Simpson & Tony Woodley, Joint General Secretaries of Unite
Join online at www.unitetheunion.com
Welcome to Conference
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we see it as the vehicle to give expression
to our values and our vision of the good
society. We know and value the fact that
political parties are an integral part of a
thriving democracy.
But we know that while the British people
are increasingly politically interested,
joining pressure groups and campaigning
on local and global issues, traditional party
political activity has never been so low.

So just as in the past we renewed our party
in preparation for government, now the
new circumstances we face mean we must
reform our party again. This time of change
must also be a time for renewal.
Renewal means inspiring people with our
values – earning the trust of the country
– and renewal also means we need the
Labour Party to build connections with
every section of our community.
I believe that it is time to fundamentally
reform the way we the Labour Party listen
to the British people, and involve them and
engage with their needs and aspirations.
What drew the British people to new
Labour in the 1990’s was that we would
give priority to the needs of hard working
families – and this must drive all our
decisions now and in the future.

By seeking as party members to engage
more with the public, we can usher in a
new era of participation where Labour is
renewed, speaking to and reflecting the
concerns and aspirations of the British
people.
And as we reach out to all who share
our vision of a better Britain of rising
aspirations and new and better
opportunities I urge all who share our
values to join us in making Britain the
country it can be.
“I believe that
it is time to
fundamentally
reform the way we
the Labour Party
listen to the British
people, and involve
them and engage
with their needs
and aspirations”
“I urge all who
share our values to
join us in making
Britain the country
it can be”
continued from page 3
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We know that Labour wins elections
when its members campaign together
and that elections aren’t won in the
four weeks before polling day – that’s
why we’ve launched Team Labour.
What is Team Labour?
It’s simple – Team Labour consists of
members and supporters who’ve signed up
to do what’s necessary to help Labour win
again.
Our ask is simple: spend just one “national
campaign day” every quarter in your
nearest marginal constituency. The next
campaign day is 1 December 2007.
How do I join Team Labour?
Visit the Team Labour Action Centre on
your MpURL – Labour’s members net at
labour.org.uk/membersnet.
In your Team Labour Action Centre
you can:
• Get details of and sign up to campaign
events in your nearest key seat
• get details of and sign up to campaign
events in your own constituency
• e–mail a friend to join Team Labour
• print of Labour’s current campaign poster
to display in your window or of ce
• e–mail campaign poster to friends.
Join Team Labour
Join Team Labour
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What else can I do?
In future you’ll also be able to use your
Team Labour Action Centre to:
• Call members from home and ask them to
sign up to a Team Labour event or activity
• call key seat voters from your own home
• write a letter to the local newspaper
• campaign for Labour online.
Why should I join Team Labour?
As well as the satisfaction you’ll gain
from knowing that you’re helping Labour
win you can also earn points by getting
involved in Team Labour.
You get:
• 20 points for every session in a key seat
• five points for every session in your own
seat
• five points for recruiting a friend to Team
Labour
• one point for printing of a resource or
e–mailing a poster to a friend.
Rewards will be delivered to members and
local parties who have accrued most points:
• Top activists will be invited to special
events e.g. with senior politicians
• CLPs can trade points for campaign
materials in our online shop.
What’s happened so far?
We’ve held two national campaign days so
far this year, in July and September, and
we’ve seen hundreds of members from
across the country sign up to Team Labour
and get involved in events in every single
marginal seat.
Join Team Labour
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Over the past year we’ve launched
new products to help elected
representatives and local parties
campaign more efectively. Thousands
of members are already using them,
so read on to find out more – or
visit the Labour Party Stand for live
demonstrations.
Labour Contact
Creator
Labour Contact Creator
will be launched later this
year and will replace the
existing voter database
system – Labour.contact.
Labour Contact Creator will perform all the
functions of Labour.contact, but will also:
• be online, allowing national, regional and
local users to update live voter records
• cut–out waits for downloads, automatic
rolling register updates and marked
register information displayed on Voter ID
sheets
• allow local parties to use email and text
messages to communicate with voters
• synchronise directly with Interactive
Web Creator allowing you to capture
information from voters online
• synchronise directly with Print Creator
allowing you to personalise high quality
printed literature.
Interactive Web
Creator
Interactive Web Creator,
the party’s online
communications tool,
is helping hundreds of
elected representatives and local parties to
campaign efectively online.
Interactive Web Creator will give you
a modern, interactive and data driven
website to enhance local campaigns.
From displaying news, to writing blogs
and holding online surveys and polls
– Interactive Web Creator has it all. And its
interactive map helps you plot Labour’s
achievements in your area.
Campaign innovations
Campaign innovations
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Labour Print
Creator
Print Creator is the party’s
online editing system
which enables users
to create high quality
campaign literature using professionally
designed templates. There is a range of
full colour, single colour and two colour
templates which users can populate
with their own stories and images whilst
maintaining the party’s branding and style.
One of the most exciting features of print
creator is the new direct mail facility it
ofers. Users can upload databases of
electors direct to their templates to create
high quality direct mail.
MpURLs
– Labour’s
members net
MpURLs – Labour’s
members net is now a
thriving online community
of Labour Party members which gives the
party a modern way to communicate with
members, and for members across the
country to talk to each other.
Thousands of members are using
membersnet to advertise and sign up to
campaigning events; discuss issues within
their CLP using the virtual meeting room;
discuss issues with members from across
the country and use the Message Centre to
contact other Labour Party members.
To get more details about any of these
products or see live demonstrations
please visit the Labour Party stand in
the Purbeck Hall.
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Welcome to Conference
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Meeting the
carbon challenge:
reality or rhetoric?
Standard Life Investments is pleased to
sponsor a debate on UK carbon management
initiatives: Meeting the carbon challenge.
Phil Woolas MP, Minister for the Environment, Defra (tbc)
Tom Clarke, Science Correspondent, Channel 4 News (tbc)
Julie McDowell, Head of Socially Responsible Investment
Standard Life Investments
Richard Lambert, Director General, CBI (tbc)
Tuesday 25 September, 08.00 - 09.00
Tralee Hotel, Cork Ballroom.
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It was an honour and a privilege to be
elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
earlier this year, and it is an honour and a
privilege to work alongside Gordon Brown,
our new Leader and Prime Minister.
John Prescott will certainly be a hard act to
follow. John’s hard work and instinctive feel
for the mood of the Labour Party played
a major part in our success over the last
decade. We owe an enormous debt to Tony
Blair and John Prescott who together led
us to three election victories, and we wish
them both well for the future.
We meet in Bournemouth for our 2007
Annual Conference in good spirit; proud of
what we have achieved after ten years in
government, and confident as we face the
challenges ahead.
We are confident because there is a real
sense out there that under Gordon’s strong
leadership our Labour government has
tapped into the national mood. We are
united with a sense of common purpose,
whereas David Cameron’s Tories are back
to doing what they do best: backbiting,
squabbling and infighting. But we should
never be complacent. We have to work
together tirelessly to expose the hollow
sham that is Cameron’s Conservative Party.
We’ve got lots to do over the coming
months. Under Gordon’s leadership we
will rebuild the party, renew our plans for
the future and win a fourth term Labour
government. By working together, united as
a team, I know we can make it happen.
A message from
Harriet Harman
“We meet in
Bournemouth for
our 2007 Annual
Conference in
good spirit”
“We have to work
together tirelessly
to expose the
hollow sham
that is Cameron’s
Conservative Party”
Harriet Harman
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Campaign focus
Animal welfare has been
a priority for Labour in
government. But I want us to
be more ambitious to ensure
this country has the best
animal welfare in the World. As
a party vice-chair I welcome
the contribution members
can make. Stop me for a chat
at conference or email me at
cawseyi@parliament.uk I look
forward to hearing from you!
With almost 80 per cent in
Britain claiming religious faith,
faith communities are a big
influence. Many look at what
is happening in the world
through the lens of faith – and
faith is the starting point for
their service in communities,
and in the party. But how well
do we listen to what they
are saying? By listening and
co-operating better, we can
build the influence of values
we share: service, opportunity,
responsibility, justice.
As a vice-chair, I will be looking
to energise campaigning
strategies, particularly
targeting key marginal seats.
I will be emphasising the
need for localised, innovative,
integrated campaigning
methods. In the run up to the
Mayoral and GLA Elections
my role will be to encourage
MPs, candidates, councillors
and members to meet as many
local people as possible, giving
absolute primacy to local
issues.
There is a greater proportion
of key marginal seats in the
South East than any other
region. My job as a vice chair is
to make sure our campaign in
the region is unrelenting and
addresses the real challenges
of the South East so that we
win every one of those seats at
the next election.
Re-engaging with young
people needs to be one of our
top political priorities. My role is
about re-engaging with young
people and I want to ensure
that their views are sought
from all over the country. In
1997, 68 per cent of 18-24
year olds voted. In 2001 this
fell to 39 per cent and in 2005
just 37 per cent. I want to buck
this trend and I hope that my
new role as a vice–chair will
enable me to do that.
I am honoured to have been
appointed by the Prime
Minister as a vice-chair with
responsibility for developing
campaigning strategies on
the environment. I have
been building relationships
with groups with an
environmental agenda to
open up communication with
Defra Ministers and Labour
MPs, MEPs, Councillors and
activists. As awareness of
Climate Change increases, we
must sharpen our focus and be
prepared to lead the debate.
When he became Leader and Prime Minister, Gordon Brown also appointed six
party vice–chairs to work with Harriet Harman, the NEC and the party. The vice–
chairs would like to introduce themselves and tell you a little more about their
roles and the work they will be doing in the future.
Dawn
Butler
Ian
Cawsey
Steve
Ladyman
Joan
Ryan
Martin
Salter
Stephen
Timms
Campaign focus
Welcome to Conference
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Association of Teachers and Lecturers
ATL, the UK’s fastest growing education union, is leading the debate to radically overhaul the
National Curriculum.
ATL believes the curriculum should specify the wide range of skills young people need to lead
successful lives, and leave the detail of the exact content to be decided locally.
In too many schools, the present curriculum and constant testing puts pressure on children,
makes them anxious and stressed, and sets many up to fail. Schools should be nurturing learning
environments where pupils can learn and develop the skills they need for life.
To find out more about ATL’s campaign for curriculum change, come and meet us on stand P38
in the Purbeck Hall, and test your own skills to win a fantastic prize!
For more information visit www.atl.org.uk or call 020 7930 6441
www.atl.org.uk
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Renewing party
democracy
“I want a policy
making process
that honours
the fact that
all of us have
joined the Labour
Party to make a
contribution”
This is how Gordon Brown set out his
proposals for renewing and extending
party democracy. He set a challenge to all
of us, to ensure our policy making remains
relevant and rooted in our communities.
Central to this challenge is the recognition
that responsibility for policy development
lies with local parties who need to seize
the initiative and organise local events
which attract key stakeholders and local
opinion formers. This means a shift in
focus with local parties looking to engage
people from across their communities and
not confining debate to a small group of
hardcore activists.
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MPs, Ministers and members of the
National Policy Forum all have a role in
initiating and leading debates.
To help stimulate debate, the NPF second
year consultation documents were sent to
local parties in August. These documents
produced by the six policy commissions set
out the key challenges and ask have we got
them right, or are there other issues the
commissions should focus on before the
next, final year documents are produced?
These documents are part of our three
year policy development cycle and all
build towards our next manifesto. So it is
vital local parties have their say and take
the opportunity to feed in the views of
local communities. Winning a fourth term
depends on our ability to stay connected to
the communities we represent.

Conference delegates will have the
opportunity to have their say. All six
documents will shape the debate on
conference floor throughout the week.
And in delegate-only closed sessions,
senior ministers will debate and discuss
policy issues raised in the documents.
These sessions will be held on Monday
4.15pm-5.30pm, Tuesday 9am-10.30am
and Wednesday 4.15pm-5.30pm. Check the
conference arrangements report for more
details.

Earlier this year Greenwich and
Woolwich CLP combined policy
making and fundraising with an event
for party members, politicians and
members of the local community. The
fundraising dinner allowed participants
the opportunity to discuss the major
challenges facing the constituency.
Each table was tasked with identifying
three issues that they thought were the
biggest challenges facing their area.
The issues ranged from crime and anti-
social behaviour to the provision of free
bicycles to local students.
Nick Raynsford, the local MP, welcomed
the evening, saying “it was a great
night; we were able to get together,
have a nice dinner, raise money for the
local party and discuss the issues that
really afect the people of Greenwich
and Woolwich”.
Renewing party democracy
We recognise that a big challenge local
parties face is in identifying speakers to
help stimulate debate. That’s why we’re
establishing a speaker database which
members can access via their MpURL,
Labour members net.
We will launch in October, but in the
meantime are looking for members to
sign up as speakers. Perhaps you work
in the health service and could debate
health policy with constituency parties
in your area? Or maybe you sit on the
board of a local enterprise agency and
feel you could contribute to a discussion
on the economy?
You don’t need to be an expert, but if
you have a particular policy interest
or background we would like to hear
from you. To volunteer for the speakers
directory please email emmet_regan@
new.labour.org.uk with your contact
details (including membership number
and address), which region(s) you could
speak in and a short description of your
policy interests and background.
Dinner and discussion
– making policy part of
your local campaigns
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Welcome to Conference
NASUWT
MAKING STATE EDUCATION
THE SECTOR OF CHOICE
To secure state education as the sector of choice, the NASUWT is
campaigning for:
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the establishment of clear agreed national strategy for the involvement
of the private sector in public services;
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public assets to remain in the public sector;
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the application of the national framework of pay and conditions to
teachers in all state-funded schools;
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automatic recognition of trade unions in all state-funded services;
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the return of academy schools to the family of state schools.
PROUD OF OUR PUBLIC SERVICES
High-quality, fully funded public services are at the heart of a democratic and
inclusive society.
Public services exist to give expression to the needs and aspirations of
individuals and communities and in doing so, to deliver services which meet
individual and wider community needs and aspirations.
Public services are democratically accountable. They operate in the public
interest, promote community cohesion and are valued and respected.
They are owned by the public and managed and delivered in trust to the
public.
SUPPORTING PUBLIC SERVICES
National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers
the largest union representing teachers and headteachers throughout the UK
The NASUWT and the National Governors’ Association
A seminar for school governors – ‘Personalising Learning’
Zafferano Restaurant (formerly Saint Michel Restaurant),
St Michaels Road, Bournemouth
Tuesday 25 September 12.45pm - 2pm
FREE lunch available
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Opposition watch
David Cameron’s retreat
to the right
Just like John Major and William Hague
before him, David Cameron is being forced
to shift further and further to the right in
order to shore up his own position. For the
dwindling band of Tory moderates left in
the Conservative Party, this is depressingly
familiar.
The grammar schools row demonstrated
the limits and superficiality of the changes
David Cameron had been making. David
Cameron’s response was not to stand firm
and strong for change, but to cave in to the
rightwingers in his party.
Weakened by the grammar schools revolt,
in order to shore up his own position, David
Cameron has stopped his attempts at
modernisation and has reverted to the old
themes of the Tory right.
They have returned to their obsession with
Europe and a European referendum building
on their pledge to quit the European
People’s Party.
David Cameron has reverted to regressive
transferable tax allowances – a policy
advocated by John Redwood in 1995,
John Major in 1997 and William Hague in
2001. On this issue it is the rightwingers
who he chooses to side with, and against
moderate Tories in the Conservative Party,
who described the proposal as ‘bizarre’,
‘detrimental’, and ‘a thoroughly bad idea’.
He is now caving in on housing too.
At the beginning of his leadership, David
Cameron said he would stand up to old Tory
NIMBYism on house building. Yet now, Tory
frontbenchers and backbenchers alike are
opposing building the new homes we need
to put afordable housing within the reach
of hard-working families across the country,
without a word from the Tory leader.
And on that biggest Tory totem of all
– unfunded tax cuts – Shadow Chancellor
George Osborne has been leading the
retreat. After the Tories initially said that
upfront tax cuts would be a ‘mistake’
‘ridiculous’, ‘wrong’ ‘inefective’ and
‘irresponsible’ George Osborne is now
proposing cuts to stamp duty on shares,
inheritance tax, corporation tax and stamp
duty on property.
The new tunes have been replaced by
the old. The glib PR and slick marketing
techniques are still there but are now
being used to dress up the same old Tory
positions on grammar schools, Europe,
transferable tax allowances, NIMBYism
and tax.
This Conference will show that Labour
is the party with the ideas and values to
prepare Britain for the challenges of the
future. In contrast, the Tories are caught
between what they think they should say
and what they really believe. This retreat to
the right shows that under David Cameron’s
leadership they are unwilling to face up to
the change in policy and values they need
to make.
Opposition watch
The Politics of
Persuasion:
Winning over the
21st century voter
Speakers:
Anthony Giddens
House of Lords
John Lloyd
Reuters Institute for the
Study of Journalism
Jackie Ashley
The Guardian
Catherine Fieschi
Demos (Chair)
Monday 24th September
07.30 - 09.00
Highcliffe Sherbourne
Breakfast provided.
www.demos.co.uk
Born Identity:
Britishness and
belonging in today’s
Britain
Speakers:
Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP
Secretary of State for Communities
and Local Government
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
The Independent
Prof Michael Keith
Goldsmith’s College,
University of London
Rachel Briggs
Demos (Chair)
Tuesday 25th September,
07.30 - 09.00
Highcliffe Shaftesbury
Breakfast provided.
Participation
Rewired: Can we
have real democratic
renewal?
Speakers:
Vera Baird QC MP
Solicitor General
Jim Knight MP
Minister of State
(Schools and Learners) (tbc)
Bobbie Johnson
The Guardian
Catherine Fieschi
Demos (Chair)
Wednesday 26th September
12.45 - 14.00
Highcliffe
Blandford
Lunch provided.
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at the Labour Party Conference
For updates and information visit:
www.newstatesman.com/conference2007
Hot food and refreshments will be served at all events
Date Fringe Speakers Time and venue
Chair: Jenni Russell
Mon
24th Sept
How college
learning
saves lives
12.30-2.30pm
Royal Bath
Mezzanine
Jim Knight MP, Rowland Foote,
Bournemouth & Poole College,
Prof Sir Richard Layard, LSE,
Prof Alison Wolf, KCL,
Alan Tuckett, NIACE,
Paul Mackney, NIACE
Mon
24th Sept
Weight of
obesity;
what’s the
solution?
5.30-7pm
Royal Bath
Mirabelle
Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo,
Dr Sue Jebb, Medical Research
Council,Rupert
Maitland-Titterton, Nestlé UK,
Dr Rosemary Leonard GP,
BBC Breakfast News Chair: Jenni Russell
Tues
25th Sept
The scale and
scope of the
NHS’s core
offering
12.30-2.30pm
Royal Bath
Mezzanine
Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP,
John Pelly, Queen Elizabeth
Hospital Trust Greenwich,
Prof Chris Toumazou,
Imperial College London
Chair: Sarah Montague
Tues
25th Sept
Can We Stop
Pushy Parents
from Ruining
Kids’ Education
5.30-7.30pm
Royal Bath
Bayview
Jim Knight MP,
Gary Phillips, Lillian Baylis School,
Dr Madeline Levin,
Child Psychologist,
Tim Brighouse,
Commissioner for Schools Chair: Jenni Russell
Weds
26th Sept
Media
competition
and consumer
choice
12.30-2.30pm
Hot Rocks
Club and Bar
Rt Hon James Purnell MP,
Ian Hargreaves, Ofcom,
Torin Douglas, BBC,
Steve Dowdle, Sony UK
Chair: Bill Thompson
Mon
24th Sept
Housing
challenges in
modern
Britain
12.30-2.30pm
Royal Bath
Disraeli
Yvette Cooper MP
Professor Christine Whitehead, LSE
David Orr,
National Housing Association
Chair: Barbara Gunnell
Partner
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Party members will
remember the first meeting
of Gordon Brown’s new
cabinet on 28 June 2007.
We saw on the news as the
new team walked in two-by-
two.
First through the doors of
10 Downing Street that
day were David Miliband
and Jacqui Smith. At 39
David Miliband is Britain’s
youngest Foreign Secretary
in a generation, while Jacqui
Smith becomes the first
woman to hold the post of
Home Secretary. Within days
Jacqui won praise for the
calm way she handled the
terror threats in London and
Glasgow.
David Miliband meanwhile
was joined at the Cabinet
table by his brother, Ed.
David and Ed are the first
brothers to sit in Cabinet
for nearly 70 years. Ed
takes charge of the Cabinet
Of ce, as well as taking
responsibility for the next
General Election manifesto.
Gordon Brown’s Cabinet is
also the first to be attended
by a married couple. Ed
Balls was appointed to head
up the new Department
for Children, Schools and
Families. He is joined at
Cabinet meetings by his
wife, Yvette Cooper, Minister
with responsibility for
Housing policy – one of the
key priorities set out by the
new Prime Minister.
Gordon Brown’s new Cabinet
is young and dynamic
with new appointments
of James Purnell and Andy
Burnham, both new to
the Cabinet at the age of
37. Andy Burnham is the
new Chief Secretary to the
Treasury, working closely
with the new Chancellor,
Alistair Darling. James
Purnell returns to head up
the Department for Culture,
Media and Sport – the
Department where he was
previously Minister from
2005-2006.
Beyond the Cabinet, the
wider ministerial team is
The new team
So much has changed since Gordon Brown became the Labour Party’s new leader
and our country’s new Prime Minister, and that change is there to see at the
Cabinet table.
The new team
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full of new faces and people
with diferent experiences
from diferent backgrounds –
from the worlds of business,
defence and diplomacy.
Gordon Brown’s fresh new
team has set out an exciting
agenda for change in the
future, with significant
policy announcements on
housing, health, education
and many others. Contrast
this with David Cameron,
whose own re-shuf e saw
him sack his ‘modernising’
Party Chair and demote
David Willetts, the man who
set out the Tories’ policy on
grammar schools, only to
see his Leader cave to the
Tory Right and perform a
u-turn on the issue.
What does the future hold
for Labour’s new team?
Gordon Brown has already
set out his initial plans
for the future in a draft
legislative programme
– another innovation brought
in by the new government.
In that statement he set
out a consultation on the
priorities for legislation over
the next year, focusing on
Britain’s housing needs;
world class education and
skills; looking after children
in care; improving health and
social care; protecting the
security and safety of the
British people; giving more
power to parliament and in
turn to the people it serves;
tackling climate change;
delivering welfare reform;
addressing local transport
needs; and supporting
business.
That’s quite an agenda for
the new team to deliver.
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister
for the Civil Service
Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Afairs
Rt Hon David Miliband MP
Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor
Rt Hon Jack Straw MP
Secretary of State for the Home Department
Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP
Secretary of State for Defence; and, Secretary of State
for Scotland
Rt Hon Des Browne MP
Secretary of State for Health
Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural
Afairs
Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Secretary of State for International Development
Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP
Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and
Regulatory Reform
Rt Hon John Hutton MP
Leader of the House of Commons (and Lord Privy Seal);
Minister for Women; and Labour Party Chair
Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; and Secretary
of State for Wales
Rt Hon Peter Hain MP
Secretary of State for Transport
Rt Hon Ruth Kelly MP
Secretary of State for Communities and Local
Government
Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip
Rt Hon Geof Hoon MP
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
Rt Hon Ed Balls MP
Minister for the Cabinet Of ce; and Chancellor of the
Duchy of Lancaster
Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Rt Hon James Purnell MP
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Rt Hon Shaun Woodward MP
Leader of the House of Lords (and Lord President of
the Council)
Rt Hon Baroness Ashton of Upholland
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP
Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
Rt Hon John Denham MP
Also attending Cabinet
Minister for the Olympics and London
Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP
Lords Chief Whip and Captain of the Gentlemen at Arms
Rt Hon Lord Grocott
Attorney General
Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC
Minister for Housing
Yvette Cooper MP
Minister for Africa, Asia and UN
Rt Hon Lord Malloch Brown
New Cabinet line-up
The new team
Over two thirds of people in the UK
now use the internet on a regular basis.
Indeed, the web is fast becoming more
important than TV with recent research
showing that the average internet user
now spends an average of 41 days
online each year compared with 37
days spent watching TV. And, contrary
to popular belief, it’s not just the young
- a recent survey showed that internet
usage has edged ahead of DIY and
gardening as the favourite hobby of
pensioners.
This has important implications for politics
as the internet becomes one of the most
important places
where people get their
information. Research
from the 2006
elections in the US
showed that over 40
per cent of voters used
the internet to find out
more about political
parties and politicians.
That’s why, as well
as products like
Interactive Web
Creator and Labour’s
membersnet (which
you can read more
about on page 8),
we’ve been developing
the following tools
to enable you to help
Labour win on the web.

Labour:Central
Have you ever been surfing the Internet
and seen something that you think the
Labour community should read? Have you
ever watched a funny video on YouTube
or thought your blog entry should be on
the front page of labour.org.uk? Labour:
Central is our new communication tool
which lets the Labour community decide
what information is displayed on
labour.org.uk.
We’re letting Labour’s online community
share its good taste with members and
supporters alike by submitting and rating
relevant content
from throughout the
Internet. The most
popular content
will then be given a
prominent placing on
labour.org.uk and
within Labour:Central
itself.
You can share
your favourites by
downloading the
Labour:Central toolbar
or by visiting
labour.org.uk/central
and filling in the
submission form – so
tell us what’s good
online and share your
good taste!
Winning on the web
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Winning on the web
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iSupport – Labour’s
Facebook application
Even if you’ve never used the internet in
your life, you can hardly fail to have heard
of Facebook in recent months. The social
networking phenomenon has over 3.5
million users in the UK with an estimated
10,000 people joining every day. London
has also become the biggest regional
“network” in the world on the site with
three quarters of a million people in the
Capital logging in on a regular basis.
If you’re on Facebook you can now add the
Labour Party’s application, iSupport, to your
profile to tell your friends why you support
the Labour Party, display the latest news
from Labour and get details of campaign
events near you.
Labour’s Blogging Toolbar
Ever wished you could campaign for Labour
from the comfort of your own front room?
Well now you can.
Download Labour’s Blogging Toolbar by
visiting labour.org.uk/membersnet. You’ll
be able to use it to find the blogs that are
talking about the subjects you’re interested
in, from education to the environment to
the NHS, and make the case for Labour in
the discussions, all without having to leave
your living room!
Labour:vision
Labour’s innovative YouTube channel
Labour:vision has allowed us to
communicate to new audiences in a
dynamic way. During Conference
youtube.com/labourvision will be hosting
a number of online question and answer
sessions with our leading politicians. To ask
a question simply visit labour.org.uk, you’ll
then be able to submit a question, vote on
which questions you’d like answered and
try and win support for your question in
the discussion forums!
As well as Q&A sessions, Labour:vision will
be showing lots of the speeches made at
Conference. So if you’ve missed a speech
or simply want to rewatch one in the
comfort of your own home visit
youtube.com/labourvision
Winning on the web
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Throughout this year’s Annual
Conference, there are a range of
training sessions open to members.
Book your sessions at the Labour Party
Stand in the conference exhibition or in
advance of conference at
labour.org.uk/membersnet
Mon 24 September
10 – 11.30am
Keeping Control - holding onto power in
a Labour controlled council
This course is for Labour councillors, council
candidates and party activists who are
currently in control of their council - either
outright control or in coalition. It will
include advice from councillors who have
held onto power through dif cult electoral
cycles by not only delivering quality
services for their residents but using the
latest communications techniques to out
campaign our opposition in the press, on
the ground and in the council chamber.
2.30 - 6pm
Introduction to Contact Creator and new
voter ID questions
This session will look at why the party is
replacing Labour.Contact, with a new voter
database system which will be accessible
over the internet, and changing the voter
ID questions we use.
Tue 25 September
10 – 11.30am
Women into Parliament
Are you seriously interested in standing for
parliament this time around?
Then this is the session for you. An
advanced level workshop ofering guidance
and information for women determined to
be Labour candidates at the next General
Election.
12 – 1.30pm
Towards the next General Election
This session will set out Labour’s strategy
for the next General Election. We will cover
efective campaigning techniques and how
to target diferent voters and provide an
opportunity to share best practice from
across the country.
2 – 3.30pm
Campaigning against an opposition
council
This session looks at efective strategies
for campaigns against opposition run
councils. Come along to share ideas and
look at examples from across the country.
4 – 5.30pm
Campaigning with new media
Online campaigning is already important
and will only become even more so.
Research in the US showed that 40 per
cent of voters used the internet to find out
more about political parties and politicians
at the last election. However, just putting
your site on the internet isn’t enough. This
session will cover techniques to help you
Campaign training
workshops and events
Campaign training
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use new media to campaign efectively
including using podcasts, videocasts, blogs
and emails.
Wed 26 September
10 – 1pm
Being an efective councillor
This course is for Labour councillors or
council candidates and will cover aspects
of how to be an efective councillor. It will
include advice on community leadership,
delivering quality services, standards and
ethics, high visibility campaigning and
how best to spend your time in the town
hall. There will also be contributions from
leading councillors. This course is open to
all Labour councillors/candidates and we
are particularly keen for new councillors
and council candidates to attend this
course. This sessions costs £25 to attend
– you can pay online at
labour.org.uk/membersnet or at the
Labour Party Stand.
1.30 – 3pm
Towards the next General Election
This session will set out Labour’s strategy
for the next General Election. We will cover
efective campaigning techniques and how
to target diferent voters and provide an
opportunity to share best practice from
across the country.
3.30 – 5pm
Making the most of Partnership
in Power
Making policy development a campaigning
opportunity - a guide to how Labour makes
policy through Partnership in Power and
tips on how to ensure your local party can
get the most out of policy development
by engaging members and your local
community.
Campaign training
Back to the beach
After our 2006 foray into city life in
Manchester, Annual Conference 2007
is back in a familiar seaside setting in
Bournemouth.
Although Conference activity is focused
on the island sites of the Bournemouth
International Centre, Highclif Hotel and
Pavilion, if you do have a spare afternoon or
even an hour or two, Bournemouth has a lot
to ofer.
At the end of September, when the Labour
Party Conference hits town, the weather
may still be mild enough for a seaside walk,
or to sit outside a bar or restaurant, or in
one of Bournemouth’s beautifully-kept
parks and gardens.
Definitely one of the better class of seaside
resorts, Bournemouth’s glorious sandy Blue
Flag beaches are kept really clean, with a
full-time team of litter pickers, and tractors
which rake the sand every morning and
evening.
Bournemouth’s superior beach huts date
back to the 1930’s – you can even rent
them from the council for £7 a day. (No
staying overnight – don’t be tempted if
you’ve been laggardly in getting your
Conference hotel booked!)
The nearby Dorset coast has been
designated a World Heritage site – ‘Jurassic
Coast’ – and features the well-known
geological features of Lulworth Cove and
Durdle Door. Ancient monuments abound in
the area, with Stonehenge an hour’s drive
away, and Corfe Castle down the coast at
Swanage.
Of interest to political historians is the
notorious ‘rotten borough’ of Old Sarum,
now a village on the outskirts of Salisbury,
but which in the 17th century sent two
MPs to Parliament (one was William Pitt
the Elder) with only eleven voters until
abolished by the Reform Act of 1832.
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Bournemouth
The centre of town is bisected by the valley
formed by the Bourne Stream, flowing
through the Lower Gardens and into the
sea at the Pier. One side is West Clif, the
other East Clif, with quite a steep walk in
between – so if you end up on the wrong
side you may be tempted to get a taxi back!
Bournemouth has long shaken of
its sedate image as a resort for posh
pensioners, and ofers a great variety
of nightlife, from fashionable bars and
nightclubs to traditional pubs, and live
music venues ofering everything from jazz
to indie.
Over 250 restaurants, bistros and cafes
ofer a great choice of eating out in every
speciality and price range – see our feature
on pages 28 and 29 for recommendations.
Bournemouth is great for shopping, with
the town centre just a short walk from the
Conference island site. You’ll find familiar
High Street shops on the West Clif side,
including Debenhams and Marks & Spencer
as well as lots of smaller stores in the
Avenue Shopping Centre.
Head for the East Clif for more exclusive
fashion shops, as well as loads of delis,
jewellers and quirky independent boutiques
and gift shops.
More information from
bournemouth.co.uk, or call Visitor
Information on 01202 451 700.
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Bournemouth
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Restaurants featured
on these pages are
just a small selection
of hundreds in
Bournemouth. For a full
listing of restaurants,
pubs and inns check
bournemouth.co.uk
They are arranged by
proximity to the island site
assuming you are on foot;
‘further afield’ entries are
no more than a 10-minute
taxi ride. All have disabled
access and feature some
vegetarian dishes – but
please call ahead if you have
specific requirements or
food allergies.

5-10 MINUTES’ WALK
Indian Ocean (Indian)
£
No flock wallpaper here .....
modern decor, extensive
menu and excellent value.
4 West Clif Road, BN2 5EY
indianoceanrestaurant.co.uk
01202 311 222
Ocean Palace (Chinese)
£
Peking and Szechuan
banquets on rotating table-
tops, good-value set menus
- ideal for groups.
8 Priory Road, BN2 5DG
oceanpalace.co.uk
01202 559 127
Aruba (modern
international)
££
Revamped ‘Show Bar’
does breakfasts, snacks
and meals, plus a tropical
cocktail bar, with DJs and
live music at night. Open
9am till 2am.
Pier Approach BH2 5AA
aruba-bournemouth.co.uk
01202 554 211
1812 (contemporary)
££
In the Exeter Hotel just over
the road from the BIC, 1812
has a varied menu, excellent
cocktails and a special
Sunday Jazz lunch.
Exeter Road, BN2 5AG
eighteen-twelve.com
01202 438 000
West Beach (Fish)
£££
Right on the seafront, West
Beach has an extensive
menu specialising in locally-
caught fish
Pier Approach, BH2 5AA
west-beach.co.uk
01202 587 785
15-20 MINUTES’ WALK
Ciao (Italian)
£
Modern, bistro-style venue
ofering first-class pasta,
pizza and contemporary
Italian dishes.
144 Old Christchurch Road,
BH1 1NL
ciaobournemouth.co.uk
01202 555 657
Coriander (Mexican)
££
Popular, long-established
restaurant (Kinnock ate
here in 1985) with a
party atmosphere, great
vegetarian options, and
cocktails by the jugful.
Bournemouth’s
best bites
Average two-course meal
(starter and main course):
£ – under £15
££ – £15-25
£££ – £25+
Key
Eating out
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22 Richmond Hill, BH2 6EJ
coriander-restaurant.co.uk
01202 552 202
The Print Room (French)
££
New (opens 1 Sep) in
former Bournemouth
Daily Echo print room .
Promises ‘classic brasserie
experience’, open all day,
breakfast to dinner.
Richmond Hill, BH2 6HH
theprintroom-bournemouth.
co.uk
01202 789 669
Langtrys (English)
£££
In the Langtry Manor Hotel,
built by Edward VII for
mistress Lillie Langtry.
Period dining room, candles,
and six-course banquet on
Saturdays!
Langtry Manor,
Derby Road,
BH1 3QB
langtrysrestaurant.co.uk
01202 553 887
FURTHER AFIELD
Basilica Cafe-Restaurant
(European)
££
Quality, locally-sourced
ingredients, well-cooked.
Open all day from breakfast
through lunch and afternoon
tea to dinner.
73 Seamoor Road
BH4 9AE
basilica.biz
01202 757722
Gilbeys (contemporary
British)
£££
Family-run establishment;
excellent food and good
wine list in calm, elegant
surroundings.
Liston Hotel,
5 Wollstonecraft Road,
BH5 1JQ
gilbeysrestaurant.co.uk
01202 394588
Romanzo (Greek)
£
Friendly, good-value
restaurant with wide
selection of traditional
greek dishes.
87 Poole Road
BN4 9BB
01202 761 070
The Salad Centre
(Vegetarian)
£
Vegetarian wholefood
restaurant, wide range of
hot and cold meals, snacks
and afternoon teas.
thesaladcentre.co.uk
01202 393 673
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SITA UK is proud to be the Labour Party’s
recycling partner for the 2007 Annual
Conference. We’re providing the recycling
facilities in the Bournemouth International
Centre to encourage as much recycling as
possible during the week.
Recycling plays a crucial role in tackling
climate change and we are doing our
part by providing containers around the
conference venue for your recyclable items.
You’ll find bins for paper, glass, plastic, cans
and even food waste. This means we should
be able to recycle a large proportion of the
waste from this year’s event.
At the end of the conference, the paper,
glass, cans and plastic will be taken to a
materials recycling facility where it will
be baled up and sent for reprocessing and
the food waste will be composted using a
system that makes safe for use on the land.
SITA UK is a recycling and waste
management company, generating
environmental value, social value and
economic value from our nation’s waste.
We deliver environmentally responsible and
increasingly innovative
solutions for the public,
local government,
industry and commerce,
enabling our customers
to reduce their impact on
the environment.
Labour’s recycling
partner for Conference
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Welcome to Conference
Labour Party stand
Stand P1 in the middle of the Purbeck Hall
Get information about what’s on when, and where to find things at Conference.
Labour:vision at
Conference
Throughout Conference we’ll
be posting speeches and
Q&A sessions with Labour’s
politicians on labour.org.uk
and our YouTube channel
Labour:vision – and we want
you to join us. Whether it’s
a question to a politician,
a response to a speech, or
simply your thoughts of the
day from the Conference
floor, visit the Party stand
and let the world hear your
voice!
MpURLs – Labour’s
membersnet
Our thriving online
community for Labour Party
members. Share ideas,
advertise and sign up to
campaign events, hold online
meetings and much much
more...
Interactive Web Creator
Labour’s interactive and
easy to use website package
for local parties, elected
representatives, candidates
and Labour Groups.
Labour Contact Creator
The party’s replacement for
Labour.Contact, giving local
parties a modern, internet
based system that will vastly
improve the way we are able
to record and target voters.
Labour Print Creator
Our online template editing
system which allows
local parties to produce
high quality, personalised
literature.
Labour Campaign Shop
Buy the latest leaflets and
campaign essentials for your
election and membership
campaigns as well as Labour
Party gifts and clothing.
At the party stand you can:
• record a question for a leading Labour politician or film a
response to a Conference speech
• book your place at party training events
• buy tickets to selected party fringe events
• collect copies of the Conference Daily Newspaper
• find out anything else you need to know.
You can also get detailed information and
demonstrations of the following campaign products:
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Dear Delegate,
Every year the Conference Arrangements Committee liaises with the police over the
safety of everyone attending conference.
We want the security to be as unobtrusive as possible but do have to ensure that our
democratic discussions are not disrupted and the safety of all attendees in ensured.
Clearly the police work is underway long before conference but security during the week
is not something they can do alone. Vigilance is the most efective weapon against
terrorism, with all of us acting as the police force’s eyes and ears.
So if you do see anybody acting in a suspicious way, please report this to a Labour Party
steward or police of cer straight away. If you cannot see anyone to speak to call the
police on the anti-terrorist hotline 0800 789 321 or directly to the Dorset Police on
01202 222222. In an emergency always call 999.
For the benefit of us all please keep all your belongings with you at all times. Any
unattended bags have to be checked by security and can result in delays to the timetable,
or even building evacuation, whilst the item is investigated.
Regular pass and bag checks can be irritating – none of us likes to queue – but we are sure
you understand why such security is necessary.
With best wishes for a interesting, enjoyable and safe conference.
Yours ,


For your security
Margaret Wheeler
Chair, Conference
Arrangements Committee
Roy Kennedy
Secretary, Conference
Arrangements Committee
Conference Security
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Passes
The main security measure you will be
aware of is the creation of an “island site”
- this is the perimeter barrier put up around
the conference centre and conference
hotel.
You will only gain access to the island site
with your personal bar-coded photo pass.
There are NO exceptions.
Your pass must be visible at all times when
in the island site.
Please carry a second form of photographic
identity with you – either a passport or
driving licence. Please do not wear your
pass outside the secure zone. If you
lose your pass, report it immediately to
Conference services who will advise you
on obtaining a replacement.
Misuse of passes will result in their
permanent removal.
Security checks
At the entrance points to the island site
everyone has to show their pass. All photos
are checked to ensure they match that held
on the computer. All bags, mobile phones,
cameras, coins, keys etc have to go through
a scanner (it is therefore quicker if such
items are kept to a minimum) Everyone has
to walk through a scanning arch.
Everyone has a personal search. (These are
carried out by fully trained security staf,
with police available nearby. Women are
only searched by women.)
Do not attempt to bring sharp objects,
weapons or any other items into
conference whose purpose may be subject
to misinterpretation. These will
be confiscated.
Never leave bags unattended. Large
items of luggage are not allowed in the
conference venue.
If you have any queries over access
and security please call Labour Party
Conference services on: 0870 043 5533.
Following feedback from last year’s
Annual Conference, the Labour Party have
adopted a new style of credentials. The
lightweight credentials are environmentally
friendly, cost efective and received very
positive feedback at the recent Leadership
Conference.
Your credential will be attached to the
covering letter of the conference pack.
How to assemble your credential:
1. Peel of the credential which is attached
to the bottom of your letter.
2. fold the credential in half, ensuring you
stick the credential from the middle
outwards
3. push through the centre punched hole at
the top of the credential.
4. attach the enclosed lanyard to the
credential by placing the metal clip
through the punched hole.
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Key to timetable
Policy seminar
Plenary
Please note that this
is a draft schedule and
that the timings of the
debates may change.
Please ensure that you
check the final timetable
at the labour Party stand,
labour.org.uk, in the
Daily Newspaper or
CAC report.
Conference timetable
Sunday Monday
NPF Ballot
09.45 - 12.45
Scottish Report
Local Government
Fraternal Speaker
Northern Ireland Report
Sustainable
communities / citizen-
ship & equalities
Stronger and more united
communities Q & A
Contemporary issues
ballot
14.00 - 17.30
Opening formalities
Civic welcome
NEC chair’s welcome
Deputy Leader
General Secretary
NPF report
Welsh report
14.15 - 16.00
Parliamentary report
Policy Seminars:
16.15-17.30
- Economy and Work
- Sustainable
Communities 1
(communities, local
government, culture
and sport)
Conference timetable
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Tuesday
CAC Ballot/NCC Ballot
10.45 - 12.45
TUC Fraternal Speaker
Prosperity and Work
Q & A
Wednesday
09.45 - 12.45
EPLP fraternal speaker
Education & Skills
Co–op fraternal speaker
Gareth Thomas
Health
Thursday
09.15 - 12.45
Sustainable
Communities:
Environment, Housing &
Transport Q & A
Crime & Justice
Closing speech
14.15 - 17.30
Britain in the World
Q & A
NEC Treasurer’s Report
NEC Auditor’s Report
Rule Changes
Mike Grif ths
14.15 - 16.00
Parliamentary Q & A
Lunch 12.45-14.15
Policy Seminars:
09.00-10.30
- Britain in the World
- Health
- Education
Policy Seminars:
16.15-17.30
- Crime & Justice
- Citizenship &
Equalities
- Sustainable
Communities 2
(housing, environment,
rural afairs, energy
and transport)
Conference timetable
Welcome to Conference
Welcome to Conference
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We are always working to bring our
members and supporters the best
possible ofers on deals we think will
interest them. These deals can benefit
you, and help raise money for us. To
find out more, visit
labour.org.uk/member_services and
follow the links.
Labour Legal Services
Labour Legal Services, in association
with Flint Bishop Solicitors now ofer a
whole range of legal services, as well as
entitling all members to a basic will free of
charge. Other services include a dedicated
relationship breakdown service as well as
their excellent on line conveyancing site.
Visit labourlegalservices.co.uk to find
out more.
Labour Energy
Labour Energy, in association with
Uchange4better, is an innovative
comparison site for domestic energy which
monitors every possible gas and electricity
deal available in the country. As well as
reducing the strain on your wallet, you
can also help to reduce the strain on the
environment. Every comparison shows you
the CO
2
impact of each option, allowing you
to make a conscious decision about helping
to reduce your carbon footprint.
Labour Credit Card
Our friends at the Co-operative Bank have
on ofer three diferent credit cards for you
to choose from. For each card taken out,
Exclusive ofers for
Labour members
Online shop
we receive £15 for our campaigns. This
would pay for 2,000 leaflets for next year’s
London and local elections.
Recycle with Redeem
Our partners
Redeem will
recycle your old
mobile phones
and printer
cartridges, with
their market
value going to
the party. Money
raised from your
old phones could
be helping us make calls to voters, ensuring
strong Labour campaigns are fought in
every set of elections.
The Phone Co-op
By switching to The Phone Co-op you
can benefit from ethical, climate-neutral
telephone and internet services, whilst
helping to raise party funds at no extra cost
to you. Awarded Ethical Consumer’s ‘Best
Buy’ in 2006, The Phone Co-op is the UK’s
fastest growing consumer co-operative, and
can help reduce the environmental impact
of your telecoms.
Merchandise
Visit the Labour Party stand in the
Purbeck Hall to see and buy a selection
of our merchandise.
The new Labour Party Campaign Shop
is packed full of leaflets, merchandise
and gifts to liven up your campaigning.
To visit the shop, go to labour.org.
uk/membersnet and click on the blue
Campaign Shop button.
Labour Party pin badge
with logo, £2
Labour Party white
ceramic mug with logo,
£6
Labour Party branded
Clothing
Range of campaigning-wear including
polo shirts, fleeces, campaigning coats
and hats. Prices begin at £12 – visit the
Campaign Shop to find out more about our
personalisation service, colour options and
availability.
New design Labour Party
2008 Diary
Labour Party Diary 2008 (Available to order
for only £6.50 plus P&P). Red 2008 one
week to view pocket size diary, with a new
spiral style. Includes useful Labour Party
and political contact details, dates and
information.
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Online shop
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Welcome to Conference
AWARD
WINNING
PARTNERSHIPS
Official print partners of The Labour Party
Visit us in Purbeck Hall, Stand 70/71
0191 280 0400
www.elanders.com
0114 272 8888
www.procoprint.co.uk
Since 1997, our Labour government has
moved environmental issues up the agenda,
working with other governments to achieve
emissions reductions under the Kyoto
protocol, increasing recycling, and investing
in green technology.
But how does the Labour Party measure
up to its own policies?
At our Head Of ces in London and
Newcastle, and our Scottish, Welsh and
regional of ces, the honest answer until
recently was ‘not as good as it could have
been’.
Doing more
But in recent years, in line with the
resolution passed by conference in
Manchester, we have tried to be more
creative in improving the party’s
environmental impact while saving money
at the same time.
Carbon neutral
Last year, we made Conference carbon
neutral, And we will do so again this year.
Printing less
The Labour Party uses tonnes of
paper every year, producing mailings,
campaign materials and policy booklets
in large quantities for distribution to our
stakeholders. Over the last six months,
we’ve reduced paper mailings by almost
two-thirds, with the vast majority of our
communications to members, councillors,
CLPs and MPs now going by email
– reducing print and postage costs by
thousands of pounds as well as saving
dozens of trees.
Labour members net (see page 8) allows
party members to access publications and
resources online instead of sending for
printed copies.
Recycling
We recycle of ce waste wherever possible.
All our print cartridges are recycled either
through return-to-supplier facilities, or
using the Redeem scheme on page 39.
Labour’s green
credentials
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Getting greener
For more about what Labour is
doing to tackle climate change
please see the Sustainable
Communities policy document.
The Exhibition - Recycling
For the first time we are using exhibition
carpets which will be recycled by Reeds
after the event. For further information on
this service go to reeds-carpets.co.uk
Also in the Exhibition we are actively
discouraging the use of plastic bags and
excessive publication production. We
encourage all Exhibitors to use recyclable
products. And there will be recycling points
throughout the Exhibition.
Energy
We have a deal with Uchange4better, an
energy costs comparison website which not
only helps member save money, but shows
you the CO
2
impact of each option. See
page 38 for details.
Sustainable materials
We now print nearly all national Labour
Party publications on paper from
responsibly-managed forests, as defined by
the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) – visit
fsc.org for more information.
Both our major print partners, Elanders
and ProCo (see advertisement on previous
page, or visit them on Stands P70-71) are
FSC-certified, which entitles us to put the
FSC logo on our publications when the
paper used contains pulp from FSC-certified
forests. Our contract with major UK supplier
Howard Smith Paper Group makes sure that
these papers are always available to us at
short notice. The large volume of paper we
purchase ensures we get the best prices.
Our print partners also order paper for
our work from Howard Smith, and all the
photocopying paper used in Labour Party
of ces is either FSC-certified or recycled.
For more details go to fsc.org
What you can do
• give us your email address so we can save
on paper communications
• ask your printer to use FSC or recycled
paper for all your leaflets and newsletters
(your printer needs to be FSC–certified, to
put the logo on your leaflets)
• recycle print cartridges, old mobile phones
etc. via our Redeem scheme (see page 39)
At Conference
• Our sponsor SITA is providing
recycling bins throughout the
island site for paper, glass,
plastic, cans and even
food waste
• REED Carpets who lay all the
carpet used in the hall and
exhibition areas will be recycling
the carpet at the
end of Conference
• look out for the FSC logo on your
Conference publications
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Getting greener
© 1996 Forest Stewardship Council A.C.
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A–Z information
A-Z of useful
information
Access
All of the island site venues
have disabled access. The
fringe listings section of
this guide indicates which
venues are accessible.
Accommodation
Accommodation in
Bournemouth is
limited; please visit
bournemouth.gov.uk for
further information.
ATM
A free ATM is available on
Post Of ce Stand 15 in the
Purbeck Hall; see Exhibition
listings for location.
Braille
The onsite RNIB
transcription unit produces
Braille and audiotape
formats at stand P19.
If you need braille or
audiotape documents
before Conference, please
contact the Conference
Services unit on 0870
043 5533 or email
conferenceservices@new.
labour.org.uk
CAC of ce
The Conference
Arrangements Committee
of ce is in the Avon Room,
on the ground floor next to
the main Conference Hall
entrance.
Chemist
The nearest chemists to the
conference centre can be
found on Commercial Road,
Bournemouth.
Conference Services
(accreditation of ce)
The Conference Services
of ce is located at:
Oasis Bar, Pavilion, Exeter
Road – back entrance of the
Pavilion, across the road
from the BIC. The opening
hours are:
Monday 17 to Friday 21
– 9am to 6pm
Saturday 22 to Sunday 23
– 8am to 8pm
Monday 24 – 8am to 2pm,
4pm to 8pm
Tuesday 25 to Wednesday
26 – 8am to 8pm
Thursday 27 – 8am to 1pm
Telephone number:
0870 043 5533, email:
conferenceservices@new.
labour.org.uk
Disability telephone
number
Amanda Amesbury,
Disability Co-ordinator, will
be on site for the duration
of conference and can be
contacted on 07921 406
737.
Disabled Parking
Parking is available in the
Winter Gardens car park,
Exeter Road. Disabled
parking permit (available
from Conference Services
on a first come first served
basis) and blue badge
must be shown in your
windscreen.
Locations for venues outside
the island site are shown on the
town map in the foldout inside
the back cover of this guide.
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Documents
Copies of speeches
are available from the
Labour Students’ stand
No. B4 or at labour.org.
uk. The Conference Daily
newspaper, handed out
when you come into
Conference each morning,
publishes the Record of
Decisions from the previous
day.
Drop of points
A drop of point for taxis
has been designated the at
delegate entrance to the
BIC on Westhill Road. A pick
up and drop of point will
be beside Pier Approach
(behind Hot Rocks) on
Bath Road. There will also
be a pick up point at the
Westclif Road junction on
Westhill Road.
Enablers
RNIB enablers will be
available throughout
conference and can be
contacted by radio at each
entrance. Stewards on
site will be able to contact
enablers. A one to one
service is not available
throughout conference.
Entrance/exits
The entrance to the island
site is via the BIC carpark,
which leads to the Purbeck
Hall, the main entrance
to the BIC. The disabled
entrance is located at the
right hand side of the BIC
main entrance.
First Aid
This is located on the
Solent corridor by the Roux
Express Cofee Bar.
Food and drink
in the venue
Refreshment points are
located throughout the
island site, ofering a
variety of food and snacks
including vegetarian
options, and cofee, tea,
soft and alcoholic drinks.
Help with hearing
A hearing assistance
service is available at
conference, for further
information contact
Conference Services on
0870 043 5533 or email
conferenceservices@new.
labour.org.uk
Information desk (on
Labour Party stand)
The Labour Party Stand is in
the middle of the Purbeck
Hall. Visit the party stand
to book training sessions,
enquire about campaigning,
collect the days record of
decisions or for any other
party-related information.
Leader’s speech
arrangements
The Leaders speech on the
Monday of Conference is a
ticket-only event; tickets
can be obtained from the
Labour Party stand.
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Left Luggage
A left luggage facility close
to the conference centre
will be made available for
delegates who have to
check out of their hotels
on Thursday. Please visit
the party stand for further
details.
Lost pass
If you lose your pass,
whether inside or outside
the secure zone, please
notify Conference Services
as soon as you realise
the pass is missing and to
organise a replacement.
Parking
Due to security restrictions
there is no parking
anywhere in the island site.
For further details of car
parks in Bournemouth, visit
bournemouth.gov.uk
Post Of ce
There will be a post box at
the Post Of ce Stand, No.
15 in the Purbeck Hall.
Seminars
See the Conference
timetable on pages 38-
39 for times of the Policy
Seminars. They are open to
delegates only, and all take
place in the secure site.
Mobility Aids
U2 events can arrange
mobility aids with prior
notice. Please contact the
Conference Services unit on
0870 043 5533 or email
conferenceservices@new.
labour.org.uk
Signers
Sign language interpreters
will be on the platform
for all plenary sessions to
convey speeches to those
with hearing dif culties.
Smoking Policy
Following the introduction
of new legislation on 1 July
2007, it is against the law
to smoke in any enclosed
premises. You may smoke
in the outdoor areas of the
island site.
Taxis
There are black cabs
available in Bournemouth,
including vehicles with
disabled access. Bookings
through United Taxis on
01202 556677. See also
Drop Of Points.
Toilets
Location of toilets in the BIC
are shown on the Exhibition
plans on pages 196 and
197.
Training Sessions
Open to any party member
attending Conference, a
variety of training sessions
with take place during
conference. Please visit
the party stand or see the
information on pages 24
and 25.
Wheelchairs
U2 events can arrange
mobility aids with prior
notice. Please contact the
Conference Services unit on
0870 043 5533 or email
conferenceservices@new.
labour.org.uk
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Computer training
at Conference
These sessions are aimed at people who
have not previously used any of the
systems and want to find out more. They
last up to 60 minutes and takes place in
the training room located at the CFL stand,
S9 in the Solent Hall exhibition area. Places
are limited and it is advisable to book in
advance at the CFL stand.
There will be five diferent topics repeated
in sessions throughout the week:
Contact Creator – This session will look
at the new, online replacement for Labour.
contact. which is being launched here at
Annual Conference. LCC is set to become
the Party’s main campaigning tool.
CFL Caseworker – This session will give
an overview of how the system is used
by Labour’s elected representatives to
manage their casework. It will go through
progressing a new case from start to finish.
Print Creator - This session will give
you the chance to experience the Labour
parties online editing and ordering system
and will take you through the process of
creating your campaign materials.
Interactive Web Creator - This session
will give you a taster of the party’s easy
to use, interactive website, for CLPs and
elected representatives. This tool enables
local parties and elected representatives to
use the most modern online campaigning
tools at the local level.
MpURL – Labour’s members net – The
session will show people how to get the
most from Labour’s membersnet which is
now a thriving online community of Labour
Party members which gives the party a
modern way to communicate with members
and for members across the country to talk
to each other.
Computer training
Sunday 22nd
4 – 5pm Labour Contact Creator
5 – 6pm CFL Caseworker
Monday 23th
10 – 11am Labour’s members net – Mpurl
11am – 12pm Labour Print Creator
12 – 1pm CFL Caseworker
4 – 5pm Interactive Web Creator
5 – 6pm Labour contact creator
Tuesday 24th
10 – 11am Labour Contact Creator
11am – 12pm CFL Caseworker
12 – 1pm Labour’s members net – Mpurl
2 – 3pm Labour Print Creator
3 – 4pm Interactive Web Creator
4 – 5pm Labour Contact Creator
5 – 6pm CFL Caseworker
Wednesday 25th
10 – 11am Labour Contact Creator
11am – 12pm CFL Caseworker
12 – 1pm Labour’s members net – Mpurl
2 – 3pm Labour Print Creator
3 – 4pm Interactive Web Creator
4 – 5pm Labour Contact Creator
5 – 6pm CFL Caseworker
Thursday 26th
10 – 11am CFL Caseworker
11 – 11.45am Labour Contact Creator
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The skills gap: whose rights, whose responsibilities?
John Denham, Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Michael
Izza, Institute of Chartered Accountants, David Coats, The Work Foundation (chair)
Low carbon Europe
Stavros Dimas, Commissioner for the Environment, Stephen Hale, Green Alliance,
Jim Murphy MP, Europe Minister, Nicola Pitts, National Grid, Roger Liddle,
European Commission (chair)
Energy policy and climate change
Jim Skea, UK Energy Research Centre, Malcolm Wicks, Minister for Energy, Alan
Whitehead MP
Tuesday
Educating the innovators of tomorrow
Bill Rammell MP, Annette Thomas, Oil & Gas UK, Tim Horton, Fabian Society (chair)
Beyond ‘respect’
David Blunkett MP, Beverley Hughes MP, Children Minister, Martin Narey,
Barnardo’s
Wednesday
Should soft skills be part of the curriculum?
Jim Knight MP, Minister for Schools, Tim Oates, Research Director, Cambridge
Assessment, Richard Pring, Nuffield Review, Anthony Seldon, Wellington College,
Louise Bamfield, the Fabian Society (chair)
Putting communities in control: next steps for the placemaking agenda
Hazel Blears MP, Ed Mayo, NCC, and others
Beyond the New Deal
Rushanara Ali, Young Foundation, Jeanette Faherty, Avanta, Caroline Flint MP, Robert
Taylor
The environment and social justice: how do we meet the fairness test?
Hilary Benn MP, Tony Hawkhead, Groundwork UK, Rebecca Willis, SDC
Beyond hospitals? Transforming the NHS
Natalie-Jane MacDonald, BUPA, Ara Darzi (invited), Jennifer Dixon, King’s Fund,
Dr Howard Stoate MP (chair, invited) and others
Bringing care closer to patients: but can pharmacists, GPs and
commissioners work together to achieve it?
Dawn Primarolo MP, Dr Howard Stoate MP, David Taylor, School of Pharmacy
Creating a healthy debate: public engagement in health policy
Viki Cooke, Opinion Leader Research (invited), Anna Coote, Health Care Commission
(invited), Alan Johnson MP (invited), Jo Revill, The Observer (invited) and others
Innovation and public services
Andy Burnham MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury (invited), Paul Coen, Local
Government Association (invited), Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA, and others
Pensions: increasing saving, preserving provision
Niki Cleal, Pensions Policy Institute, Mike O’Brien MP, John Jory, B&CE Benefit
Schemes and others
Reaching for renewables
Adam Bruce, British Wind Energy Association, Graham Wynne, RSPB, Phil Woolas
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Can childcare alleviate
child poverty?
Date Time Venue
Sunday 23rd September
6.00 – 7.30pm
Mirabelle Room
Royal Bath Hotel
Bournemouth
Chair
Patrick Diamond
Director of international
think tank Policy Network
and public interest body
Capacity and Visiting
Fellow LSE
Speakers
Rt Hon Ed Balls MP
Secretary of State for
Children, Schools and
Families (invited)
Denise Burke
London Development
Agency (LDA),
Head of Childcare
Alexandra Frean
Education Editor
of the Times
Refreshments provided
Wheelchair access
School’s out, or is it?
14 – 19 education
and training
Date Time Venue
Monday 24th September
6.00 – 7.30pm
Clifton Suite
Hermitage Hotel
Bournemouth
Speakers invited
The Rt Hon Ed Balls MP
Secretary of State
for children, schools
and families;
Mike Tomlinson
Buffet and refreshments
provided
End Child Poverty
Reception
Date Time Venue
Sunday 23rd September
6.15 – 7.30pm
Harold Wilson Marquee,
Zafferano, next to the
Marriot Highcliffe Hotel
Host
Jasmine Whitbread
Chief Executive,
Save the Children
Speaker
Government Minister (tbc)
Refreshments provided
The Government, who have made strong
commitments to ending child poverty,
can make it happen. Progress has been
made, 600,000 children have been lifted
out of poverty since 1999 and other
European countries have been able to
reduce their rate to less than one fifth of
ours - so we can do it too.
YWCA More
than one rung
campaign: Making
work work for girls
Date Time Venue
Tuesday 25th September
5.30pm
Blandford Syndicate 3,
Highcliff Hotel
Chair
Dawn Butler MP
(Chair APPG, Youth Affairs)
Speakers
Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP
Minister for Women (invited)
Deborah Annetts
YWCA Chief Executive
and young women from
YWCA projects
Refreshments provided
This year we have a real opportunity to ensure
that the Government commit the £4bn necessary
to halve child poverty by 2010 and keep their
promises to the 3.8 million children experiencing
poverty in the UK - but we need you;
Join the Campaign to End Child Poverty
and help make this a reality.
www.endchildpoverty.org.uk
Registered Charity no. 1099008.
Child Poverty in the United Kingdom is
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Disabled children
- a new priority.
Every Disabled Child
Matters campaign
Date Time Venue
Wednesday 26th September
12.45 - 2.00pm.
West Cliff Suite, Tralee
Hotel, West Hill Road,
Bournemouth, BH2 5EQ
Speakers
Rt Hon Ed Balls MP
Secretary of State for
Children, Schools
and Families
Dame Jo Williams DBE
Chief Executive, Mencap
Lunch will be provided
Education: Closing
or increasing the
poverty gap?
Date Time Venue
Wednesday 26th September
12.45 - 2.15pm
Harold Wilson Marquee,
Zafferano, next to the
Marriot Highcliffe Hotel
Chair
Fiona Millar
Journalist
Speakers
Jim Knight MP
Minister of State for
Schools and Learners;
Kate Green
Chief Executive, Child
Poverty Action Group;
Steve Sinnott
General Secretary,
National Union of Teachers;
A representative of the
English Secondary
Students' Association.
Buffet lunch provided
Wheelchair access
Young people call
for an end to child
poverty in the UK:
Young campaigners
affected by poverty
sharetheirexperiences
Date Time Venue
Tuesday 25 September
7.00pm
Offshore Cafe at
Bournemouth Aquarium
Chair
Jasmine Whitbread
Chief Executive,
Save the Children
Speaker
Rt Hon Edward Miliband
(tbc)
Refreshments provided
Thanks to the Family
Fund for supporting
this advertisement
The Family Fund helps
50,000 low-income
families with severely
disabled children with
grants worth £28.2 million.
They are a key agent in
the battle against child
poverty.
Over half of the country’s
770,000 disabled children
live in poverty. Over time
service improvements will
help raise incomes but to
hit its 2010 target for
halving child poverty the
government needs to
give families more direct
financial support. This will
require increases in the
disability living allowance,
the Family Fund
government grant and
the childcare element of
working tax credits, plus a
DLA take up campaign.
not inevitable.
“We must tackle
the causes of child
poverty…so that we can
strengthen our society
and deliver security and
opportunity for all.”
Ed Balls MP,
July 2007
“Our goals could
not be more important:
Nothing less than full
employment in our
generation and social
justice and…ending
child poverty
in Britain..”
Peter Hain MP,
June 2007
“And let me say…
that in the fourth
richest country in
the world it is simply
wrong – wrong that
any child should grow
up in poverty.”
Gordon Brown MP,
June 2007
Fringe listings
The Age Concern and Help the Aged Fish and Chip Supper
Rt Hon Peter Hain MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (invited)
Featuring John and Bubbles
from rock band ‘The Zimmers’
8 – 9.30pm
Monday 24 September
Old Harry’s Bar, Marriott Highcliff Hotel
Still on the fringe: Does the NHS fail to treat people with dignity?
Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP, Secretary of State for Health (invited)
Anna Walker, Healthcare Commission
Gordon Lishman, Age Concern England
12.45 – 1.45pm
Tuesday 25 September
Harold Wilson Marquee, Zafferano Restaurant, Marriott Highcliff Hotel
Lunch will be provided
Out of sight, out of mind: Where’s the adult social inclusion agenda?
Ed Miliband MP, Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office (invited)
Baroness Prosser, Commission for Equality and Human Rights
Bridget Warr, Guide Dogs
Gordon Lishman, Age Concern England
A representative from Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
6 – 7pm
Tuesday 25 September
Sherbourne Suite, Marriott Highcliff Hotel
A hot buffet will be provided
For further details telephone 020 8765 7602 or email eventsdept@ace.org.uk www.ageconcern.org.uk
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driving stronger performance - making services
accountable - putting people in charge
For further information contact LGconnect on 020 7664
3131 or visit our website at www.lga.gov.uk
Monday 24 September
12.45 – 14.00
Wessex Room, Forestdale Hotel
Local Government Question Time.
Hosted by the LGA
No speeches just loads of questions. Isn’t that what
fringe meetings should be about?
Speakers include: Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, Cllr Sir Jeremy
Beecham - LGA, Juliet Lyon – Prison Reform Trust, Andrew
Pierce – The Telegraph, Deborah Mattinson – opinion leader
(invited)
13:00 – 14:00
Royal Bath Hotel, Bournemouth
Flooding – the planning, environmental and
economic challenge.
Hosted by the APG on Flood Prevention Group in con-
junction with Norwich Union
Speakers include: John Grogan MP, John Smeaton – Norwich
Union, Cllr Ian Mearns – LGA
19:30 – 20:30
Climate Clinic Punshon House, Bournemouth
Taking the temperature: can public services
save the planet?
Hosted by the LGA, the NHS Confederation, UNISON
and nef
Speakers include: Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Cllr Sir Jeremy
Beecham - LGA, Dame Gill Morgan - NHS Confederation,
Dave Prentis - Unison, Andrew Simms - nef
20.30 - 22.00
Waterford Lower Green, Tralee Hotel
The Local Government Reception.
Hosted by the LGA in conjunction with IDeA, LACORS,
LGiU, 4ps and NLGN
Wednesday 26 September
12.45 – 14:00
Marriott Sherbourne, Bournemouth
Redefining efficiency: bigger, cheaper, faster
– better?
Speakers include: Ed Balls MP, Lisa Sanfilippo – nef, Paul
Coen - LGA, Gill Ball – ACCA, David Walker - The Guardian
This reception is sponsored by
the Financial Services Authority
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Our Audience, Your Voters
Are the voters watching or listening to you?
Come and hear how audience insight is
helping the BBC engage with our audiences –
your voters.
Venue: Tregonwell Room, Royal Exeter
Date: Monday 24th September
Time: 6.30pm
The World At One
The World At One’s Martha Kearney chairs a debate on
Labour – change or lose?
Special guest speakers and contributions from the floor
Venue: Marquee A, San Michel Brasserie and Bar, Highcliff Hotel
Date: Sunday 23rd September
Time: Drinks from 8pm
Debate starts 8.30pm
BBC fringe events:
Refreshments will be available
For more information visit the BBC stand at S54-56, Solent Hall, BIC
St a nd S1, So l e nt Ha l l
Improving outcomes for children by:
Giving children, parents and practitioners voice
Building an evidence base at local level
Actively engaging parents in the production of services
Marquee A is now the
James Callaghan Marquee
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Getting the most
out of the Party?
Talk to the experts
Warwick Smith
T +44 (0)20 7457 2020
publicpolicy
@
collegehill.com
Sustainability and Manufacturing
A joint event between General Motors and the East of England
Development Agency.
Venue: Mezzanine, Royal Bath Hotel
Date: Wednesday 26th September 2007
Time: 17:30 – 19:00
Speakers to include: Barbara Follett MP, Minister for the East of
England (tbc) and Alex Bruce, Manager Government Relations for
General Motors UK & Ireland
Independent Thinking from Polity
‘The immense value of Anthony Giddens’s brilliant
book is that it preaches against complacency ...’
Charles Clarke MP,The Guardian
‘An important route map for progress.’
David Miliband MP, The Observer
Over to You, Mr Brown
HOW LABOUR CAN WIN AGAIN
Anthony Giddens
March 2007 • 188 pages • 978-0-7456-4223-9
Paperback • £9.99
To order: phone Marston Book Services: + 44 (0) 1235 465500
For more information:
email breffni.o’connor@oxon.blackwellpublishing.com Polity.co.uk
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You are invited to attend South West RDA’s
reception, showcasing the very best of
food and drink from the South West region,
skilfully prepared by Fifteen Cornwall.
Menu
Food created and prepared by Fifteen Cornwall,
using regionally sourced food & drink.
Venue
Aruba Bar and Restaurant,
Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA
6pm - 8pm
Wednesday 26th September 2007
All welcome
For further information contact
Anna Brown on 01392 229611.
COME AND TASTE THE BEST
OF THE SOUTH WEST
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Marquee 1. 8ournemouth
A hoI ahd cold bu!!eI
break!asI will be available
From Green Belts to Eco Towns
18.00-19.30, Monday 24 September
San Michel Marquee B
Speakers include:
Nick Raynsford MP
David Blunkett MP (Chair)
David Cowans Chief Executive, Places for People
Yvette Cooper Housing Minister (invited)
Revitalising the Regions –
Planning for Economic Prosperity
18.30-20.30, Tuesday 24 September
Menzies Carlton Hotel
Speakers include:
Councillor Peter Box
Chair, Yorkshire &
Humber Assembly
Gideon Amos Chief Executive, TCPA
All Welcome – Refreshments Served
In partnership with
English Regions Network
and Places for People
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If your programme is missing from
this page please vist
www.healthhotel.org.uk
or visit the Health Hotel stand
in the Health Zone
THE
HEALTH
HOTEL
All the big health debates
under one roof
Monday 24 –
Tuesday 25
September at The
Marriott Highcliff,
Bournemouth
• Health fringe
events
See attached programme
• Health Interview
with special guest
• Health Hotel and
King’s Fund debate
You choose the topic
for debate!
Visit the Health Zone
or log on to
www.healthhotel.org.uk
• Health Zone
– free health tests
Health Hotel member organisations:
Alzheimer’s Society, Association of British Healthcare Industries, The
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, Asthma UK,
Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Care, British Dental
Association, British Heart Foundation, British Medical Association,
Cancer Research UK, Cancerbackup, Diabetes UK, Eye Health Alliance,
fpa (Family Planning Association), General Medical Council, The Health
Foundation, Healthcare Commission, Help the Aged, Help the Hospices,
King’s Fund, LTCA, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care,
Medical Protection Society, The New Health Network, The NHS
Confederation, Nursing & Midwifery Council, Parkinson’s Disease Society,
Rethink, The Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing, Royal
College of Surgeons, The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, The Stroke
Association, UNISON
Supported by:
Sport Relief and the Health
Hotel are teaming up to offer
you the chance to take part in
the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile before
conference on Monday 24th September.
Are you up for the challenge? Sign up
at www.healthhotel.org.uk
For more information on Sainsbury's Sport Relief
visit www.sportrelief.com
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t he 2008 Conf er ence Guide.
Please cont act Landmar k Publishing
Ser vices - landmar k@lps.co.uk
020 7692 9292
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Saturday / Sunday
Reducing re-offending –
how can we break
the cycle?
Sunday 23 September, 5.30 – 7.00pm
Café Zafferano, Marquee A
(Highcliff Marriott Hotel)
• Maria Eagle MP, Justice Minister
• David Harker, Citizens Advice
• Jill Stevens, Experian
• Chris Bath, Unlock
Refreshments provided
Supported by
Marquee A is now the
James Callaghan Marquee
Fringe listings
SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
20.00 – 21.00
MIND THE (EQUITY) GAP:
HOW MUCH INEQUALITY SHOULD
THE LABOUR PARTY ALLOW?
Waterford Lower Room, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Ann Rossiter, Social Market Foundation
SPEAKERS: Lord David Lipsey;
Andy Burnham MP tbc;
John Hutton MP tbc;
Jackie Ashley, The Guardian tbc
MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
13.00 – 14.00
BLAME THE WORKERS? HOW DO WE
ADDRESS THE UK PRODUCTIVITY GAP?
Westclif Suite, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Lord David Lipsey, Social Market Foundation
SPEAKERS: Kitty Ussher MP; Simon Caulkin,
The Observer tbc; John Philpott, CIPD;
Mark Haysom, Learning and Skills Council tbc
MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
19.30 – 20.30
DITCH THE CAR, SAVE THE PLANET?
PROMOTING PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Westclif Suite, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Juliette Jowit, The Guardian
SPEAKERS: Ruth Kelly MP tbc; Peter Hendy,
Transport for London tbc; Sir John Harman,
Environment Agency tbc; Keith Ludeman, Go-
Ahead Group plc
SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
21.00 – 23.00
CONFERENCE RECEPTION
WITH COMEDIAN JEREMY HARDY
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel
INVITATION ONLY
MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
13.00 – 14.00
EXPLORING PLACE SHAPING: WHAT DOES
IT MEAN AND WHERE WILL IT LEAD?
Waterford Lower Room, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Natalie Tarry, Social Market Foundation
SPEAKERS: Hazel Blears MP tbc; Julia Unwin, Joseph
Rowntree Foundation; Cllr John Merry, Salford
Council tbc; Carole Souter, Heritage Lottery Fund
MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
08.00 – 09.00
ONE SIZE FITS ALL?
HOW GENERIC SHOULD
GENERIC FINANCIAL ADVICE BE?
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Brian Pomeroy, HMT Financial Inclusion
Taskforce
SPEAKERS: Gareth Thomas MP tbc; Nick Pearson,
Advice UK; Otto Thoresen, Thoresen Review of
Generic Financial Advice tbc
TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
08.00 – 09.00
THE ART OF A HEALTHY COMMUNITY:
HOW CAN WE GET THE PARTNERSHIPS
RIGHT?
Priory Room, Bourne Hall Hotel
CHAIR: Lord David Lipsey, Social Market Foundation
SPEAKERS: Gillian Merron MP tbc; Althea Efunshile,
Arts Council England; Jayne Howard, Arts for Health
Cornwall; Shelagh Levett, Bournemouth Borough
Council tbc
MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
17.30 – 18.30
POLICY UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: HOW
SHOULD SCIENCE DRIVE POLICY-MAKING?
Westclif Suite, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Lord David Lipsey, Social Market Foundation
SPEAKERS: Ian Pearson MP tbc; Sir John Harman,
Environment Agency; Fiona Fox, Science Media
Centre; Dame Deirdre Hutton, Food Standards
Agency
improvi ng health& well -being throu gh creati vity
MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
18.30 – 19.30
LOOKING AFTER NUMBER ONE:
IS PERSONAL ASPIRATION
KILLING COMMUNITIES?
Wterford Lower Room, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Viscount Tom Chandos, SMF tbc
SPEAKERS: Hazel Blears MP tbc; Geof Mulgan,
The Young Foundation tbc; Cllr Sir Jeremy
Beecham, Newcastle City Council tbc; Tony
Hawkhead, Groundwork;
Christine Farnish, Barclays
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TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
13.00 – 14.00
OUR NHS:
CAN WE TALK?
Waterford Lower Room, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Mike Hall, Standard Life Healthcare
SPEAKERS: Alan Johnson MP tbc;
Professor Karol Sikora; Harry Cayton, Council
for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence tbc;
Nick Timmins,
The Financial Times tbc
TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
08.00 – 09.00
DESIGNING COMMUNITIES FOR THE
FUTURE: SUSTAINABILITY AND PLACE
Westclif Suite, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Roger Harrabin, BBC tbc
SPEAKERS: Hilary Benn MP tbc; Peter Clegg, Feilden
Clegg Bradley tbc; Cllr Richard Leese, Manchester
City Council; Polly Turton, Commission for
Architecture and the Built Environment
TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
18.00 – 19.00
DYING FOR A JOB? ARE WE DOING ENOUGH
TO ENSURE THAT OUR WORKPLACES ARE
FIT FOR PURPOSE?
Piano Room, Bourne Hall Hotel
CHAIR: Lord David Lipsey, Social Market Foundation
SPEAKERS: Peter Hain MP tbc; Brendan Barber,
Trades Union Congress tbc; John Wright, Federation
of Small Businesses; Michael Peel,
The Financial Times tbc;
Rob Strange, IOSH
WEDNESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
08.00 – 09.00
THE VALUE OF INNOVATION: HOW CAN
A FAIR AND PRACTICAL DRUG PRICING
SYSTEM BE ACHIEVED?
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Ann Rossiter, Social Market Foundation
SPEAKERS: Alan Johnson MP tbc; John Appleby,
King’s Fund tbc; Dr Richard Barker, ABPI;
Dame Gill Morgan, NHS Confederation tbc
TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
13.00 – 14.00
BUSINESS VERSUS EDUCATION?
WHOSE ROLE IS IT TO CLOSE
THE SKILLS GAP?
Piano Room, Bourne Hall Hotel
CHAIR: Ann Rossiter, Social Market Foundation
SPEAKERS: John Denham MP; Sir Michael Rake, UK
Commission for Employment and Skills tbc;
Jill Johnson, Nuf eld Review of 14-19 Education
and Training in England and Wales;
Malcolm McVicar,
University of Central
Lancashire
TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
08.00 – 09.00
PROHIBITION FOR PROTECTION? SHOULD
THE GOVERNMENT FORCE PEOPLE TO
CHOOSE HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES?
Piano Room, Bourne Hall Hotel
CHAIR: Ann Rossiter, Social Market Foundation
SPEAKERS: Kevin Barron MP tbc; Claire Fox, Institute
of Ideas; Niall Dickson, King’s Fund; Sarah Boseley,
The Guardian tbc
TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
A
NEW TECHNOLOGY, OLD CONCERNS:
WHY DOES SOCIETY FEAR INNOVATION?
Westclif Suite, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Ben Goldacre, The Guardian tbc
SPEAKERS: Ian Pearson MP tbc; Professor David
Edgerton, Centre for the History of Science,
Technology and Medicine, Imperial College
London; Alnoor Samji,
Ipsos MORI; Mike Dolan,
Mobile Operators Association
WEDNESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
13.00 – 14.00
FROM SKILLS TO SUCCESS? BUILDING A
COMPETITIVE FUTURE FOR THE UK
Waterford Lower Room, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Stephen Evans, Social Market Foundation
SPEAKERS: David Lammy MP; John Stone, The
Learning and Skills Network tbc; Robin McGill,
The Institution of Engineering and Technology;
Evan Davis, BBC News tbc
TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
17.30 – 18.30
TECHNOLOGY TO THE RESCUE:
CAN TECHNOLOGY SAVE US
FROM CLIMATE CHANGE?
Waterford Lower Room, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Ann Rossiter, Social Market Foundation
SPEAKERS: Ian Pearson MP tbc;
Professor Mike Hulme, Tyndall Centre for
Climate Change Research tbc;
Lord Oxburgh tbc;
Tom Delay, The Carbon Trust
TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
08.00 – 09.00
MEETING THE CARBON CHALLENGE:
REALITY OR RHETORIC?
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Fiona Harvey, The Financial Times tbc
SPEAKERS: Phil Woolas MP tbc; Tom Clarke,
Channel 4 News tbc; Julie McDowell, Standard Life
Investments; Richard Lambert, CBI tbc
TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
19.00 – 20.00
POWER TO THE PEOPLE:
SHOULD CONSUMERS BE FORCED
TO USE LESS ENERGY?
Waterford Lower Room, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Justin Rowlatt, BBC tbc
SPEAKERS: Malcolm Wicks MP; Ed Mayo, National
Consumer Council; Duncan Sedgwick, Energy Retail
Association; Stephen Hale, Green Alliance
WEDNESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
17.30 – 18.30
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:
BOARDROOM BLESSING OR WINDOW
DRESSING?
Waterford Lower Room, Tralee Hotel
CHAIR: Viscount Tom Chandos, Social Market
Foundation tbc
SPEAKERS: John Hutton MP tbc; William Asiko,
Coca-Cola Africa Foundation; Fiona Harvey, The
Financial Times tbc; trade union representative tbc
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CLIMATE CHANGE ISN’T ON THE FRINGE,
IT’S THE MAIN EVENT.
It’s the greatest threat our civilisation has ever faced. It’s set to dominate the political and
security agenda for the rest of our lives. So let’s talk about it.
Global warming has its own conference within a conference. It’s called the Climate Clinic and
it’s putting UK climate change policy under the knife. Opinion formers, environmentalists,
scientists, political and business leaders and the public will come together to debate, identify
solutions and press for urgent action and vigorous political leadership. It’s an unprecedented
political event jointly organised by a coalition of the world’s best known green groups. And it
won’t work without you.
Sunday 23 – Thursday 28 September, 2007. Address: see The Independent and official conference guide for listings.
Climate Clinic Member Organisations
Media partner
Sponsors
Please check www.climateclinic.org and The Independent for daily Climate Clinic fringe meeting updates.
European Commission
Representation in the UK
Drinks Reception
European Commission
Sunday 23 September 2007
10pm - Midnight
Marriott Highcliff
Bryanston Suite
Free entry & refreshments
No invitation required
Fringe listings – Saturday/Sunday
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Sunday 23 September
Do Good Lives Have
to Cost the Earth?
8.30–9.30pm
Climate Clinic,
Tralee Hotel, Waterford Room
Chair: Andrew Simms, nef
Speakers: Tony Juniper, friends of the
earth; Nic Marks, nef; Rosie Boycott,
Author and Journalist; Phil Woolas,
Minister for Environment, Food and
Rural Affairs (tbc)
Monday 24 September
Is Growth Possible?
12.45–2.00pm
The Wessex Hotel,
Bryanston Suite
Chair: Stewart Wallis, nef
Speakers: Andrew Simms, nef;
Simon Retallack, ippr; Kevin Anderson,
The Tyndall Centre; Larry Elliot,
The Guardian
Taking the Temperature:
can public service save
the planet?
7.45–8.45pm
Climate Clinic, Punshon Church House
Chair: Andrew Simms, nef
Speakers: Gill Morgan, NHS
Confederation; Sir Jeremy Beecham,
LGA; Dave Prentis, Unison; Hilary Benn,
Secretary of State for Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs (invited)
Tuesday 25 September
Radical Regeneration:
where people and the
planet matter
6.00–7.30pm
De Vere Royal Bath Hotel
Chair: Patrick Butler, The Guardian
Speakers: Edgar Cahn, Originator,
Time Dollars; Anna Coote, Sustainable
Development Commission; Glen
Jenkins, Marsh Farm NDC; Lucie
Stephens, nef; Hazel Blears, Secretary
of State for Communities and Local
Government (invited)
Wednesday 26 September
Bigger, Cheaper, Faster – Worse?
Why we need to redefine efficiency
12.45–2.00pm
Highcliff Sherbourne Hotel
Chair: David Walker, Guardian Public (tbc)
Speakers: Lisa Sanfilippo, nef; Paul
Coen, Local Government Association;
Dean Westcott, ACCA; Andy Burnham,
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
(tbc)
nef (the new economics foundation) presents…
nef is an independent ‘think-and-do tank’ that challenges mainstream
thinking on economic, environmental and social issues. We believe in
economics as if people and the planet mattered.
Sponsored by:
Sunday 23rd September
6.00pm-7.30pm
Pavilion Circle, Bournemouth
Green Shoots: Can Local Action
Prevent Climate Change?
Local authorities have a key role in enabling their own
communities to take action on the environment and driving
behavioural change on becoming more sustainable. Through
promoting recycling and better waste management to radical
options such as local carbon trading, councils have a unique
role in being able to shape their local environmental needs.
Speakers:
Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs
Cllr Mike Edwards, Deputy Leader, Nottingham City Council
John Best, Chief Executive, Milton Keynes Council
Chris Leslie, Director, NLGN
Chair: Jonathan Freedland,
The Guardian
Monday 24th September
1.00pm-2.00pm
Pavilion Circle, Bournemouth
It
How Should We Finance Local Government?
’s About More Than Council

Tax!
The Lyons Report into Local Government is about much more
than Council Tax. It offers a new direction for developing local
economies through economic incentives and partnerships,
putting local councils at the heart of economic development.
With the Government due to respond to Lyons in October,
this event will explore how we can harness the expertise of
local government in developing economic prosperity.
Speakers:
John Healey MP, Minister of State, DCLG
Paul Coen, Chief Executive, LGA
Ray Morgan, Chief Executive, Woking Borough Council
Chair: Chris Leslie, Director, NLGN
www.nlgn.org.uk
New Local Government Network fringe events
Refreshments provided
supported by
Refreshments provided
supported by
LABOURAUTUMNCONFERENCE
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Monday 24 September
GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS: PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SOLUTION?
Barbara Stocking Oxfam Director, Karen Jennings UNISON National
Secretary for Health, Baroness Shriti Vadera DFID Parliamentary
Under-Secretary of State, Dr Chris Whitty Adviser, Conservative
Global Poverty Policy Group. Chaired by Barbara Gunnell New
Statesman. Jointly sponsored by UNISON.
Tuesday 25 September
GLOBALISATION: THE ROAD TO SUCCESS?
A Conversation with Ha Joon Chang Author of Bad Samaritans, and
Gareth Thomas MP DFID Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.
Wednesday 26 September
UK ARMS IN THE WRONG HANDS?
Q&A with Rt Hon Des Browne MP Defence Secretary. Chaired by
journalist Martin Bell. Jointly sponsored by Amnesty International UK.
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8.45am - 11.45am, speakers from 10.30am
BIC
Building Hope –
more homes now
6.15–7.30pm, Sunday 23 September
Deauville Suite, Trouville Hotel
Speakers
Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP
(Housing Minister)
Jon Cruddas MP
(Dagenham)
Adam Sampson
(Chief Executive, Shelter)
Chair
Marianne Hood
(Labour Housing Group)
In association with
Labour Housing Group
Can Labour
really
make poverty history?
panel members: • Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP
• Eric Joyce MP
• Quentin Davis MP
• Rudo Kwaramba –
National Director WV Uganda.
to be held at Dods tent in the secure zone
on Sunday 23 September 2007
at 8 – 9.30pm
refreshments to be provided
RSVP to Jo Greening:
publicaffairs@worldvision.org.uk
0207 654 5348
Accreditation is necessary to gain
access to the debate
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Further information from the UNISON stand, P2/3, Purbeck Hall
UNISON, 1 Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9AJ www.unison.org.uk
ON THE FRINGE
Can the public
services deliver
the new
‘progressive
consensus’?
Speakers
Ed Miliband MP - Secretary of State for the
Cabinet Office
Dave Prentis - General Secretary UNISON
Polly Toynbee - The Guardian
Angela Eagle MP - Exchequer Secretary
Paul O’Brien - Chief Executive APSE
Chair: Neal Lawson - Compass
Sunday 23rd September, 6.45-8.30pm
Highcliffe Marriott Hotel, Marquee 2
(inside secure zone)
Special Conference Deal
The Blair Years will also be available from the Party Stand
at a special Conference price of £20.
Alastair Campbell will also be signing his diaries at the
Party Stand. Details of the day and time will be in the
Conference Daily Newspaper.
The Blair Years
An audience with Alastair
Campbell
Tuesday 25 September
6.00pm – 7.30pm
De Vere Suite, Royal Bath Hotel
Special event with Alastair Campbell and former Daily
Mirror editor, Piers Morgan talking about the Blair Years,
politics today and in future.
To be followed with a book signing session. The Blair Years
will be on sale at a special Conference price of £20.
Tickets: £15 (£10 for members) available from
the Party Stand.
All proceeds from ticket and book sales will go to the
Labour Party.
Marquee 2 is now
the Unison Marquee
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• Book your place at party training events
• Buy tickets to selected party fringe events
• Collect copies of the Conference Daily
Newspaper
• Find out anything else you need to know
You can also get detailed information and
demonstrations of the following campaign
products:
• MpURLs – Labour’s membersnet
• Interactive Web Creator
• Labour Contact Creator
• Labour Print Creator
• Labour Campaign Shop
The Conference Daily newspaper will
publish updates and corrections in each
issue relating to the meetings that day,
to ensure delegates have the latest
information.
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Key
Secure Island site
Free
Refreshments
Wheelchair access
Sign translation
SATURDAY
17.30
Grass Roots Umbrella Network
including CLDP/STLP/LRC/
NSCG/CFS/WLGR/Chartist/LLB
Our hopes for Conference:
delegates briefing and get
together
Bournemouth International
Hotel, 6 Priory Road, West
Clif
Speakers: Tom Davidson,
Chair GRUN;Michael Meacher
MP; Progressive Deputy
Leadership candidates
invited; Kelvin Hopkins MP;
Jim Mortimer, former Labour
Party General Secretary
Delegates free with
accreditation; £5 for non-
delegates
Sunday
10.00
Campaign for Labour Party
Democracy
CLPD rally and delegates’
briefing
Bournemouth International
Hotel, 6 Priory Road, West
Clif
Speakers: Mohammed Azam;
Tony Benn; Diana Holland,
NEC; Kelvin Hopkins MP;
Lynne Jones MP; Gavin Strang
MP; Peter Willsman, NEC
£2, conc 50p
10.00
Christian Socialist Movement
Conference service
Punshon Methodist Church,
opposite BIC
Speakers: Revd Dr Leslie
Grif ths, Minister Wesley’s
Chapel, London
12.00
Christian Aid, Christian
Socialist Movement
Christian Aid cut the carbon
march
Punshon Methodist Church,
opposite BIC
Chair: Daleep Mukarji,
Director
Speakers: Cut the carbon
marchers; Christian Aid;
government speakers tbc
12.00
Women Councillors’ lunch with
Dame Jane Roberts, Chair of
the Independent Commission
on the role of local councillors
Looking at the incentives
and barriers serving on
councils from a women’s
perspective
Hermitage Hotel, opposite BIC
Lunch £15. Strictly by
accepted invitation only as
space is limited. Details ann@
frontlineconsulting.co.uk
12.30
GCT, CLA, CPRE
Managing the land,
conserving the countryside
Mirabelle Room, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Country Land and
Business Association
Speakers: from CLA, GCT, CPR
13.00
Fabian Society
Campaigning for change
Connaught Suite, Connaught
Hotel, West Hill Road
Speakers: leading MPs and
grassroots members
A participatory debate about
the party we need
Full details: see advert at
start of listings
13.00
Labour Movement for Europe
and E!Sharp Magazine
Britain’s role in europe
Zaferano Restaurant,
Marriott hotel
Speakers: Rt Hon David
Milliband MP, Neil Kinnock,
Gary Titley MEP, Mary Creagh
MP, Baroness Joyce Quin,
Richard Corbett MEP
17.00
The New Regional Agenda
– Ensuring that the East
Midlands is top of it!
Sherbourne Room, Highclife
Chair: Paddy Tipping, MP;
John Healy (tbc);
Speakers: Gilly Merron, MP;
Minister for East Midlands;
East Midlands Development
Agency; Manchester Airport
Group
17.30
Citizens Advice, Experian
Reducing re-ofending
– how can we break the
cycle?
Zaferano Restaurant, James
Callaghan Marquee
Chair: Jill Stevens, Experian
Speakers: David Hanson
MP (invited); David Harker,
Citizens Advice
17.30
Commission for Equality and
Human Rights
Equality and human rights
at a crossroads
Gladstone Suite, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Speakers: Trevor Phillips,
CEHR Chair; Francesca Klug,
CEHR Commissioner; Jane
Campbell, CEHR Commissioner
Due to the leadership elections this summer, and the subsequent ministerial reshuf e,
many fringe event organisers have not been able to confirm speakers before this magazine
went to press.
The Conference Daily newspaper will publish updates and corrections in each issue relating
to the meetings that day, to ensure delegates have the latest information.
News, views & booze
Read the papers & chill
TV BROADBAND PHONE MOBILE
Join us at Hot Rocks, just by Bournemouth Pier
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Sunday
17.30
Labour Finance and Industry
Group
Aviation and the
environment – can they
coexist?
Bourne A, Wessex Hotel, West
Clif Road
Chair: Sir Peter Heap
Speakers: Brian Wilson,
Airtricity, AMEC Nuclear;
Danny Bernstein, Monarch
Airways, BATA, Sustainable
Aviation Council; more tbc
17.30
Labour Party Rural Revival,
Christian Socialist Movement
Global warming and
Labour’s campaigning in
rural areas
Wesley Room, Punshon
Methodist Church, opposite
BIC
Chair: Cllr Lesley Koumi
Speakers: Hilary Benn MP; Sir
Martin Doughty, Chair Natural
England; Alun Michael MP,
Christian Socialist Movement;
Elliot Morley MP
17.30
Nuclear Industry Association
Nuclear – part of the
solution
Waterford Lower, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Lord O’Neill of
Clackmannan
Speakers: Malcolm Wicks MP
(invited)
Hot bufet
17.30
Royal British Legion
Broken covenant
Shaftesbury Room, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Speakers: Frances Done,
Royal British Legion and
others tbc
17.30
Save the Children, The
Children’s Society, NCH,
NSPCC, Barnardo’s
End child poverty reception
Zaferano Restaurant, Harold
Wilson Marquee
Host: Jasmine Whitbread,
Save the Children
Speakers: government
minister tbc
17.30
Society of Labour Lawyers
We have the ministry, now
where is the justice?
Purbeck Suite, Queens Hotel,
Meyrick Road
Chair: Fraser Whitehead
Speakers: Jack Straw MP;
Roger Smith, Director of
Justice; Stephen Hockman QC,
Former Chairman of the Bar
17.30
The Co-operative Party,
Mutuo
The people’s games? Do
London 2012 care what
you think?
Shaftesbury Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Speakers: Peter Hunt,
General Secretary The Co-
operative Party; Andy Love
MP
17.30
The Holocaust Educational
Trust
Gladstone Room, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Speakers: tbc
17.30
The Work Foundation, Abbott
Laboratories
Fit for work?
Trouville Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: David Coats, The Work
Foundation
Speakers: Lord McKenzie;
David Forrest, Abbott; Steve
Bevan, The Work Foundation
17.30
TULO
TULO, TUG reception
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Tony Lloyd MP
Speakers: Tony Dubbins,
Trade Union Chair of TULO;
Gordon Brown MP
18.00
European Commission
Climate change: why a
global response needs
European leadership
Climate Clinic, Lower Ground
Room 6, Punshon Church
opposite BIC
Speakers: Commissioner
Stavros Dimas
18.00
Fabian Society, Virgin Media,
The Observer
The fringe starts here:
Fabian question time
Hot Rocks Surf Diner, Pier
Approach
Chair: Mary Riddell, The
Observer
Speakers: Ed Balls MP; Linda
Colley, Princeton University;
Sunder Katwala, Fabian
Society; Mariella Frostrup
(tbc); Glenys Kinnock MEP
(tbc); Lord Neil Kinnock (tbc)
18.00
NLGN supported by Milton
Keynes Council
Green shoots? Can local
action prevent climate
change?
Pavilion Circle, Bournemouth
Chair: Jonathan Freedland,
The Guardian
Speakers: Hilary Benn MP
(tbc); Cllr Mike Edwards,
Nottingham City Council; Chris
Leslie, NLGN
18.00
Progress
Progress rally
Punshon Methodist Church,
opposite BIC
Chair: Stephen Twigg
Speakers: Ed Balls MP; Peter
Mandelson; David Miliband
MP; Yvette Cooper MP; John
Denham MP
18.00
The Childcare Coalition
Can childcare alleviate child
poverty?
Mirabelle Room, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Patrick Diamond,
Director Policy Network
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Chair man Sust ainable Aviat ion Council
Rt Hon Br ian Wilson
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18.00
Shelter, Labour Housing Group
Building hope – more
homes now
Deauville Suite, Trouville
Hotel, Priory Road
Speakers: Yvette Cooper
MP; Jon Cruddas MP; Adam
Sampson, Shelter
18.00
Tobacco Workers’ Alliance
TWA reception
Mezzanine, Royal Bath Hotel,
Bath Road
18.00
WWF-UK, Hewlett-Packard
Green and just? Or just
green?
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House Main Hall
opposite BIC
Chair: William Gillis, Chief
Executive NEA
Speakers: Hilary Benn MP;
Bruno Zago, UK&I Env Dir,
Hewlett Packard; David
Nussbaum, CEO WWF-UK;
Sir John Harman, Chairman
Environment Agency
18.15
The Leadership Centre for
Local Government
Launch of Next Generation
– Council Leaders
Green Room, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
18.30
BBC World Service, British
Council
Reception
Hardy Suite, Hermitage Hotel
opposite BIC
18.30
Oona King
House music: the Oona
King diaries
The Landmarc, Exeter Road
Host: Oona King and guests
Bar
18.30
Policy Network, Demos
The kids aren’t alright:
tackling Europe’s child
poverty deficit
Bryanston Room, Wessex
Hotel, West Clif Road
Chair: David Lammy MP
Speakers: Lord Anthony
Giddens, former Director of
the LSE; Veli-Matti Ritakallio,
Prof of Turko University,
Finland; Dr Noreena Hertz,
International Economist
18.45
UNISON, Compass, Tribune
Can the public services
deliver the new
progressive consensus?
Unite Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Neal Lawson, Compass
Speakers: Ed Miliband MP
(tbc); Dave Prentis, UNISON
General Secretary; Polly
Toynbee, The Guardian;
Angela Eagle MP (tbc); Paul
O’Brien, APSE
19.00
AXA
Insurance fraud: counting
the cost
Bourne A, Wessex Hotel, West
Clif Road
Chair: Gerald Sutclife MP
(invited)
Speakers: Steven Hadrill,
ABI (invited); Steve Wilmott,
City of London Police; Richard
Davies, AXA
19.00
Labour Against the War
Taking liberties – the war
legacy
Bournemouth International
Hotel, 6 Priory Road
Chair: Alan Simpson MP
Speakers: Tony Benn; Walter
Wolfgang, NEC; Jeremy Corbyn
MP; Milan Rai, Co-editor
of Peace News; Christine
Shawcroft, NEC; Billy Hayes,
General Secretary CWU
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19.00
NFU
Why farming matters
Hermitage Hotel, opposite BIC
Speakers: Hilary Benn MP;
Peter Kendall, President NFU
19.00
The Work Foundation, City &
Guilds
Reception
The Lounge, Royal Bath Hotel,
Bath Road
Guests: James Purnell MP; Ed
Miliband MP; Andy Burnham
MP; John Denham MP (all
invited)
19.15
Scope, Treehouse, Working
Families
Making work work for
parents of disabled children
Oceanarium, Bournemouth
Aquarium
Speakers: Ed Balls MP; Ian
Wylie, Treehouse; others tbc
20.00
BBC
The World at One debate
Zaferano Restaurant, James
Callaghan Marquee
Chair: Martha Kearney
Leadership Centre for local government
Next Generation...
councillors
Launch of
Join our VIP speakers to launch the second
cohort of Next Generation Labour; a unique
high-flyers’ programme for talented councillors.
Date: Sunday September 23
Time: 18:15-20:00
Venue: Green Room, Tralee Hotel
Wine and canapés reception
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20.00
Foreign Policy Centre, Barrow
Cadbury Trust
Should economics inform
the politics of migration?
Punshon Methodist Church,
opposite BIC
Chair: Stephen Twigg
Speakers: Liam Byrne MP
(invited); Brendan Barber, TUC
(invited); Sukhvinder Stubbs,
Barrow Cadbury Trust; Liam
Halligan, Sunday Telegraph
(invited)
20.00
Make Votes Count
Reversing Labour’s retreat:
winning back Labour’s lost
voters
Granville Suite, Trouville
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Martin Bright
Speakers: John Denham MP;
Jon Trickett MP; Kirsty McNeill
20.00
Social Market Foundation
Mind the (equity) gap: how
much inequity should the
Labour Party allow?
Waterford Lower, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Ann Rossiter, Social
Market Foundation
Speakers: Andy Burnham
MP (tbc); John Hutton MP
(tbc); Lord David Lipsey, Social
Market Foundation; Jackie
Ashley, The Guardian (tbc)
20.00
World Vision, Channel 4
Labour: can it really make
poverty history?
Dods Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Jon Snow
Speakers: International
Development Secretary of
State; Eric Joyce MP; Rudo
Kwazamba, Director World
Vision Uganda
20.30
New Economics Foundation
and the Climate Clinic
Coalition
Do good lives have to cost
the earth?
Waterford Upper, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Andrew Simms
Speakers: Tony Juniper,
Friends of the Earth; Nic
Marks, New Economics
Foundation; Rosie Boycott,
author and organic farmer;
Hilary Benn MP (invited)
20.30
Young Fabians, Amicus
Young Fabians Conference
reception
Forestdale Room, Wessex
Hotel, West Clif Road
Speakers: prominent
speakers
21.00
Agreed Ireland Forum
Irish-ness and British-ness:
developing institutions and
respecting identity in post-
conflict Britain and Ireland
Lampeter Hotel, Exeter Park
Road
Chair: Anni Marjoram
Speakers: Northern Ireland
Minister; SDLP and Sinn Fein
elected representatives;
Federation of Irish Societies;
Agreed Ireland Forum (all tbc)
Pay bar
21.00
Social Market Foundation
Conference reception with
comedian Jeremy Hardy
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Invitation only. For further
information please email
kroberts@smf.co.uk
21.45
MTV, Climate Clinic
MTV Switch reception and
Climate Clinic kick-of
Climate Clinic, Tralee Hotel,
Waterford Upper, West Hill
Road
Speakers: David Lynn,
Executive Vice President
MTV Networks UK; Rob Bell,
climate change campaigner
22.00
European Commission
European Commission
reception
Bryanston Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Speakers: tbc
Fringe listings – Sunday
Special Conference Deal
The Blair Years will also be available from the Party Stand
at a special Conference price of £20.
Alastair Campbell will also be signing his diaries at the
Party Stand. Details of the day and time will be in the
Conference Daily Newspaper.
The Blair Years
An audience with Alastair
Campbell
Tuesday 25 September
6.00pm – 7.30pm
De Vere Suite, Royal Bath Hotel
Special event with Alastair Campbell and former Daily
Mirror editor, Piers Morgan talking about the Blair Years,
politics today and in future.
To be followed with a book signing session. The Blair Years
will be on sale at a special Conference price of £20.
Tickets: £15 (£10 for members) available from
the Party Stand.
All proceeds from ticket and book sales will go to the
Labour Party.
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School’s out, or is it?
14 – 19 education and training
Barnardo’s Fringe Event on Monday 24th
September from 6pm – 7.30pm in the
Clifton Suite, Hermitage Hotel, Bournemouth
www.barnardos.org.uk
Barnardo’s Registered Charity Nos 216250 and SC037605 9286/KK/07
Speakers invited: The
Rt Hon Ed Balls MP,
Secretary of State for
children, schools and
families; Mike Tomlinson
Buffet and refreshments
provided
Monday
Marquee 1 is now
the Unite Marquee
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DEBT AND THE 21ST
CENTURY CITIZEN:
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
MONDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
08.30 - 10.00AM
Venue: Westcliff Room, Tralee Hotel,
Bournemouth, secure zone
Event Partner: Citizens Advice
Speakers: Kitty Ussher MP,
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Stephen Sklaroff, Director General, FLA
Teresa Perchard, Director of Policy,
Citizens Advice
PENSION REFORM:
WILL THE CONSENSUS LAST?
WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
12.45 - 2.00PM
Venue: Tralee Green Room, Tralee Westcliff Hotel
Speakers: Rt Hon Peter Hain MP, Secretary of
State for Work and Pensions (tbc)
Jeannie Drake, Commissioner, Commission for
Equality and Human Rights
Maggie Craig, Director of Life and Savings, ABI
TAKING CONTROL:
WHAT PRICE FINANCIAL
IGNORANCE?
TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
12.30PM
Venue: Bourne A Room, Wessex Hotel
Chair: Liam Halligan, Sunday Telegraph
Speakers: Kitty Ussher MP, Economic Secretary
to the Treasury
Richard Saunders, Chief Executive, IMA
Doug Taylor, Campaign Team Leader, Which?
ADAPTING TO OUR
CHANGING CLIMATE
WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
6.00 - 7.30PM
Venue: Westcliff Suite, Tralee Westcliff Hotel
Chair: Sarah Mukherjee, Environment
Correspondent, BBC
Speakers: Rt Hon Hilary Benn, Secretary
of State for Defra (tbc)
Baroness Young, Chief Executive,
Environment Agency
David Nussbaum, Chief Executive, WWF,
Jane Milne, Head of Climate Change, ABI
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Debt and the
21st Century Citizen:
Rights and Responsibilities
Monday 24 September, 8.30 – 10am
Tralee Hotel, Westcliff Suite
• Kitty Ussher MP,
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
• Rt Hon John McFall MP,
Chair of the Treasury Select Committee
• Teresa Perchard, Citizens Advice
• Stephen Sklaroff,
Finance & Leasing Association
Breakfast provided
Citizens Advice
Drinks Reception
Monday 24 September, 8.30 – 10pm
Hermitage Hotel, Marlow Suite
• Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP
• Karen Buck MP, Chair of the Citizens
Advice Parliamentary Group
• Teresa Perchard, Citizens Advice
Refreshments provided
Supported by
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Small
Business
Matters
With:
The Rt Hon. Stephen Timms MP
Minister of State for Competitiveness
Chaired By:
John Wright
FSB National Chairman
Monday 24 September 2007, 6.30pm
The Deauville Suite, The Trouville Hotel, Bournemouth
Refreshments will include Wine, Beer and Hot Food
For information on this and other FSB events please contact:
Stephen Alambritis, Head of Public Affairs
Federation of Small Businesses
2 Catherine Place, Westminster, London, SW1E 6HF
T: 020 7592 8100 e-mail: press@fsb.org.uk
website: http://www.fsb.org.uk
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You are invited to the Dods Marquee,
Highcliffe Hotel for refreshments, to participate in one of our fringe
events or to learn more about our publications and services
Labour: Can it really Make Poverty History?
Sunday, 23rd September 2007, 8pm
Dods Marquee, Marriott Highcliffe Hotel
Invited panel includes:
Channel 4 News, Chair, Douglas Alexander, International Development
Secretary, Quentin Davis MP, Eric Joyce MP, Chair APPS – Great Lakes,
and Rudo Kwaramba, Director of World Vision Uganda
Free Refreshments Available
Road pricing– Delivering the economy?
Monday, 24th September 2007, 5.45pm
Dods Marquee, Marriott Highcliffe Hotel
Invited panel includes:
Gwyneth Dunwoody MP, Chair, Ruth Kelly, Secretary of State for Transport,
Edmund King, RAC, and James Hookam, FTA
Free Refreshments Available
Empowering Employment
Monday, 24th September 2007, 8pm
Dods Marquee, Marriott Highcliffe Hotel
Meeting the challenge of the NEET generation
Invited panel includes:
Hywel Francis MP, Chair, Ed Balls MP, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families,
Louise Casey, Respect Taskforce, Home Office, and Dr Adam Simpson, Shelter
Free Refreshments Available
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The first name in political information and communication
Universities, Innovation, Skills and Students –
What’s the funding mix?
Tuesday, 25th September 2007, 5.45pm
Dods Marquee, Marriott Highcliffe Hotel
Invited panel includes:
Mike Baker, Education Commentator, BBC, Chair, John Denham, Secretary of State for
Universities, Innovation and Skills, Michael Driscoll, Vice-Chancellor, Middlesex University,
Richard Lambert, CBI, and Gemma Tumelty, NUS
Free Refreshments Available
in association with
Should Alistair Darling put London first?
Wednesday, 26th September 2007, 8pm
Dods Marquee, Marriott Highcliffe Hotel
Invited panel includes:
Polly Toynbee, Guardian columnist, Chair, Kitty Ussher, Economic
Secretary to the Treasury, Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London,
Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive, London First,
and Dermot Finch, IPPR Centre for Cities
Free Refreshments Available
The Northern Ireland Reception
Monday, 24th September 2007, 10pm
Dods Marquee, Marriott Highcliffe Hotel
INVITATION ONLY
For further information contact:
Glyn Roberts, Federation of Small Businesses, Northern Ireland Press &
Parliamentary Office, 143 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1FH
Tel: 028 9032 6035 Fax: 028 9032 6113
Email: glyn.roberts@fsb.org.uk www.fsb.org.uk/ni
Free Refreshments Available
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A green
and pleasant land:
will affordable housing cost us the earth?
07:30 - 08:30
Monday 24 September
Harold Wilson Marquee,
Zafferano Restaurant,
Bournemouth
This open breakfast event will examine
how building more homes can be
balanced with preserving and
enhancing our environment
Jonathan Shaw MP
Minister for the South East
Yvette Cooper MP (invited)
Caroline Davey
Shelter
Sir Terry Farrell CBE
Tony Hawkhead
Groundwork
Keith Vaz MP
Hosted by:
Baroness Howells
Mohammad Sarwar MP
Baroness Uddin
Jack Straw MP
Justice Secretary &
Lord Chancellor
Peter Hain MP
Work & Pensions Secretary
Join us for an evening of dance, music,
food & fun to celebrate Cultural Diversity
Tickets Available form
the Conference Office.
Diversity Nite
Incorporating &
Bl ack
Mon 24
th
Sept - 8.30pm
The Red Panda Restaurant
Pier Approach, Bournemouth
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Foreign Secretary
Harriet Harman MP
Deputy Leader
Hazel Blears MP
Communities Secretary
Des Browne MP
Defence Secretary
Geoff Hoon MP
Chief Whip
Baroness Scotland
Attoney General
The Conference Daily newspaper will
publish updates and corrections in each
issue relating to the meetings that day,
to ensure delegates have the latest
information.
Tickets available from
the party stand
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Tickets available fromGMB, UNISON, UNITE and the CWUstalls, telephone 0208947 3131
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Futur e tr anspor t and the r ol e of r ail
Monday 24 September 2007
The Granville Room – Trouville hotel 12:45 – 14:00
Speakers include: Transport minister Tom Harris MP, Tony Lloyd MP and Graham Stringer MP
Looking after number one
is personal aspiration
killing communities?
Viscount Tom Chandos Social Market Foundation
Rt. Hon Hazel Blears MP (Invited)
Tony Hawkhead Groundwork
Christine Farnish Barclays
This open event will seek new perspectives
on balancing support of the individual with
delivering greater social equity
18:30
Monday 24 September
Waterford Lower, Tralee Hotel, Bournemouth
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Should the
United Kingdom
have a written constitution?
Monday 24th September - 1pm
Bournehall Hotel
14 Priory Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth
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Social mobility –
can emotional wellbeing
make the difference?
Monday 24 September 2007, 6.30pm
Oceanarium, Pier Approach,
West Beach, Bournemouth
Chair
Rosemary Bennett
Social Affairs Correspondent, The Times
Speakers
Rt Hon Beverley Hughes MP
Minister of State for Children,
Young People and Families
Julia Margo
Senior Research Fellow, IPPR
Clare Tickell
Chief Executive, NCH
Wine and food will be provided
www.nch.org.uk
For further information,
please contact the NCH Events
and Multimedia team on 020 7704 7183
or eventsteam@nch.org.uk
Join us for this education debate
5.45pm Monday 24 September
Wessex Hotel (Purbeck Suite)
11-13 West Cliff Road
(5 mins walk from conference hall)
What do 14 –19 year olds
really need to learn?
Speakers:
Rt Hon Stephen Timms – Minister of State for Competitiveness, BERR
Susan Anderson – Director of HR Policy, CBI
Lorna Unwin – Professor of Vocational Education, Institute of Education
John May – Chief Executive, UK Career Academy Foundation
Chaired by D. Neil Makin OBE – External Affairs Director, Cadbury Schweppes plc
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Good Work
Come and help build the case for putting
good work at the heart of political debate
Abbott Laboratories Ltd NHS Employers PGC Working Links
THE JIMMY KNAPP
CANCER FUND
The Jimmy Knapp Cancer Fund was established
in August 2001 following Jimmy’s death, after a
year long battle with cancer, to be an ongoing
memory of his life and work.
Respected and admired for his energy, passion
and leadership the fund aims to be a positive
reminder of the caring contribution Jimmy made
to the trade union movement and his concern for
his fellow human beings.
The fund continues to give towards the support of
research of cancer, the counselling of patients,
their families and friends and the hospice
movement.
To date over £415,000 has been donated and with
your help this figure can be greatly increased. All
donations will help the fund with its work in
supporting cancer related activities.
For more information visit www.jimmyknapp.org
Your support would be greatly appreciated.
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Further information from the UNISON stand, P2/3, Purbeck Hall
UNISON, 1 Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9AJ www.unison.org.uk
ON THE FRINGE
Can Labour
rise to the
housing
challenge?
Speakers
Yvette Cooper MP - Housing Minister
Heather Wakefield - UNISON Head of Local Government
Adam Sampson - Chief Exec. Shelter
Jon Trickett MP – chair of Labour Party manifesto group
on housing and chair of Compass Parliamentary group
Cllr. John Williams – Leader Darlington Council (invited)
Chair: Steve Warwick UNISON Labour Link
Monday 24 September, 12.45-2.00pm
Highcliffe Marriott Hotel, Marquee 3
(inside secure zone)
Further information from the UNISON stand, P2/3, Purbeck Hall
UNISON, 1 Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9AJ www.unison.org.uk
ON THE FRINGE
Social justice at
work – the heart
of the British
identity?
Speakers
Dave Prentis UNISON
Paul Kenny GMB
Derek Simpson Unite-Amicus
Tony Woodley Unite-TGWU
Billy Hayes CWU
Chair: Gloria Mills UNISON
Monday 24 September, 6.45-8.00pm
Highcliffe Marriott Hotel, Marquee 2
(inside secure zone)
Marquee 2 is now the
Unison Marquee
Marquee 3 is now the
USDAW Marquee
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Community
cohesion –
who needs
educating?
Has the government got it right over who
gets access to lifelong learning and higher
education? How does social class, ethnicity
or nationality affect your chances?
Monday
24 September
12.45–2.00pm
The Main Lounge
Royal Bath Hotel
Refreshments
Chair: Sally Hunt UCU General Secretary
Panel: Bill Rammell MP Minister of State for Lifelong
Learning, Further and Higher Education
Oona King Chair, Institute of Community Cohesion
Jane Hadcock UCU, ESOL tutor
Joe Baden UCU, offender learning co-ordinator
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Monday
Key
Secure Island site
Free
Refreshments
Wheelchair access
Sign translation
07.30
Demos
The politics of persuasion:
winning over the 21st
century voter
Sherbourne Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Catherine Fieschi,
Director Demos
Speakers: Anthony Giddens,
House of Lords
07.30
Groundwork
A green and pleasant land
– will afordable housing
cost us the earth?
Zaferano Restaurant, Harold
Wilson Marquee
08.00
Climate Clinic
Climate change and the city
Punshon Church House,
opposite BIC
Speakers: Phil Woolas MP;
Anthony Hobley, Head of
Global Climate Change and
Carbon Finance; Norton
Rose, Climate Clinic; Pedro
Moura Costa, President
EcoSecurities; James Pointon,
Managing Director and Head
of Kyoto Emissions Trading,
Bear Stearns
08.00
Fabian Society, Institute of
Chartered Accountants of
England and Wales, Unite
The skills gap
– whose rights, whose
responsibility?
Connaught Suite, Connaught
Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: David Coats, The Work
Foundation
Speakers: John Denham MP;
Michael Izza, ICAEW
Invitation only. For details
please go to:
www.fabian-society.org.uk
08.00
Fabian Society, National Grid
Low carbon Europe
Connaught Suite, Connaught
Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Roger Liddle, European
Commission
Speakers: Stavros Dimas,
European Commission;
Stephen Hale, Green Alliance;
Fiona Harvey, Financial Times
(invited); Jim Murphy MP;
Nicola Pitts, National Grid
Invitation only. For details
please go to:
www.fabian-society.org.uk
08.00
NSPCC
New government: new
priorities for keeping
children safe?
Waterford Lower, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: David Brindle, The
Guardian
Speakers: Ed Balls MP; Dame
Mary Marsh, Director and CE
NSPCC
08.00
Serco, The Campaign for
Better Transport (formerly
Transport 2000)
Cities, climate change,
transport – the great
challenge
Purbeck Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Ben Webster,
The Times Transport
Correspondent
Speakers: Ruth Kelly MP; Tim
O’Toole, Managing Director
London Underground; Geof
Inskip, Director General,
Centro; Stephen Joseph,
Director Campaign for Better
Transport; Nick Brown, CEO
Serco Integrated Transport
Hot breakfast
08.00
Social Market Foundation,
Provident Financial
One size fits all? How
generic should generic
financial advice be?
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Brian Pomeroy, HMT
Financial Inclusion Taskforce
Speakers: Gareth Thomas MP
(tbc); Nick Pearson, National
Debt Advice Coordinator
Advice UK; Otto Thoresen,
Thoresen Review of Generic
Financial Advice (tbc)
08.00
The Met Of ce
The latest science of
climate change
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, Main Hall
opposite BIC
Speakers: Vicky Pope, Head
of CC Programme Met Of ce
08.00
The Work Foundation
Where next for Labour?
Granville Suite, Trouville
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Nick Isles, The Work
Foundation
Speakers: Anthony Giddens,
LSE; Will Hutton, The Work
Foundation; Neal Lawson,
Compass; Ed Miliband MP
(invited)
08.15
AXA, Resolution Foundation
Financial ill health: is there
a cure?
Arundel Suite, Norfolk Royale
Hotel, Richmond Hill
Chair: Clive Cowdery
Speakers: Economic
Secretary; Paul Evans, AXA;
Laurie Edmans, independent
consultant
08.15
Christian Socialist Movement
Prayer breakfast
Punshon Methodist Church,
Wesley Room, opposite BIC
Chair: led by a diferent MP
each morning
Breakfast from 07.45
Gordon & tonic?
Enjoy the big speech live with a drink
TV BROADBAND PHONE MOBILE
Join us at Hot Rocks, just by Bournemouth Pier
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08.30
Citizens Advice, Finance &
Leasing Association
Debt and the 21st
century citizen: rights and
responsibilities
West clif Room, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Speakers: Kitty Ussher MP
(invited); Stephen Sklarof,
Finance & Leasing Assc;
Teresa Perchard, Citizens
Advice
08.45
Oxfam Cofee Shop
Westbeach Restaurant and
Bar
From 8.45 Monday to
Wednesday
Please see advert for further
information
12.45
Alzheimer’s Society, Help
the Aged, Help the Hospices,
LTCA, Parkinsons Disease
Society
New demographics, new
health service
Purbeck Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: David Brindle, The
Guardian
12.45
Amnesty International Human
Rights Watch, Refugee
Council
Iraqi refugees: our
responsibility?
Bourne A, Wessex Hotel, West
Clif Road
Chair: Maggie Okane,
Guardian Films (invited)
Speakers: Mark Malloch-
Brown (invited); Bill Frelick,
Human Rights Watch; Andrew
Harper, UNHCR
12.45
Arts Council England
Culture or a cuppa... for
39p, which do you value
more?
Gladstone Room, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Peter Hewitt, Arts
Council England
Speakers: Tim Brinkman,
Director Hall for Cornwall;
Nicholas Hytner, Director
The National Theatre;
culture, media and sport
representatives invited
12.45
Associate Parliamentary
Group on Flood Prevention
Flooding: the planning,
environmental and
economic challenge
Royal Bath Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: John Grogan MP
Speakers: party environment
spokesperson; Local
Government Association;
Environment Agency; Norwich
Union (all tbc)
12.45
Association of Convenience
Stores
Your local shop – its future
Zaferano Restaurant
Chair: The Co-operative Group
(tbc)
Speakers: Association of
Convenience Stores (tbc)
12.45
Asthma UK, Cancer Research
UK, Healthcare Commission;
Rethink
Access all areas: how
can we tackle health
inequalities?
Bryanston Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Anna Walker, CE
Healthcare Commission
Speakers: Alan Johnson MP;
Neil Churchill, CE Asthma
UK; Harpac Kumar, CE Cancer
Research UK; Paul Jenkins, CE
Rethink
for 39p which do
you value more?
culture or a cuppa...
Speakers:
Peter Hewitt, Arts Council England
Nicholas Hytner, National Theatre
Tim Brinkman, Hall for Cornwall
DCMS representative invited
Location: The Royal Bath, Gladstone Suite
Date: Monday 24 September
Time: 1–2pm
Live music. Hot food provided.
Sign language interpreter
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12.45
Big Lottery Fund
Can’t please all the poeple
all the time? Who should
the lottery please?
Unite Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Nick Higham, BBC
Correspondent
Speakers: James Purnell
MP; Liz Atkins, Director of
Public Policy NCVO; Stephen
Dunmore, Big Lottery Fund
12.45
British Chambers of
Commerce, Business in the
Community
Small business: CSR’s
hidden champions
Mirabelle Suite, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Nick Mathiason, The
Observer
Speakers: government
speaker tbc; David Frost,
British Chambers of
Commerce; Chris Slocock, The
Minister Press
12.45
Chemical Industries
Association
The chemical industry – a
risk worth taking
Tralee Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Brian Iddon MP
Speakers: science minister
invited; Steve Elliott, CE
Chemical Industries Assc
12.45
Compass – Direction for the
Democratic Left
Workplace democracy: an
industrial revolution for the
21st century?
Dover Lounge, Trouville Hotel,
Priory Road
Chair: Sue Ferns, Prospect
Speakers: David Coats, The
Work Foundation; Adrian
Askew, Connect; Frances
O’Grady, TUC
12.45
CORGI
Building skills for the
future
St Malo and Monet Suites,
Trouville Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Barry Sheerman MP
Speakers: David Lammy MP;
Ian Powney, Chief Operating
Of cer CORGI; Simon Bartley,
Chairman SummitSkills; others
tbc
12.45
Energy Saving Trust
Sustainable energy advice
– home energy advisers
give free advice between
12.45 – 18.00 Monday 24
to Wednesday 26 Sept
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, opposite BIC
12.45
Friends of the Earth, The
Co-operative, PRASEG
Will the Climate Bill tackle
climate change?
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, Lower Ground
Room 6, opposite BIC
Chair: Sarah Mukherjee, BBC
Speakers: Hilary Benn MP;
Dr Kevin Anderson, Tyndall
Centre; Tony Juniper, Friends
of the Earth; Chris Shearlock,
Co-operative Group
12.45
Greater Manchester PTA,
Northern Rail
Future transport and the
role of rail
Granville Room, Trouville
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Jim Hancock
Speakers: Tom Harris
MP; Graham Stringer MP;
Cllr Roger Jones, Greater
Manchester PTA
12.45
Health and Safety
Commission
Stressed out: is workplace
stress damaging UK plc?
Blandford Room, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Danny Carrigan, HSC
Commissioner
Speakers: Tony Woodley,
Joint General Secretary Unite;
Lord McKenzie of Luton
12.45
ippr in association with Centre
Forum. CBI, Audit Commission
Teacher knows best?
Closing the class gap
Waterford Upper, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Lisa Harker, Co-Director
ippr
Speakers: Jim Knight MP; Paul
Marshall, Chair CentreForum;
Prof Steve Machin, Director
Centre for the Economics
of Education, UCL, Elaine
Simpson, MD, Serco Education
12.45
Local Government Association
Local government question
time
Wessex Room, Forestdale
Hotel, Knyveton Road
Chair: Gaby Hinslif, The
Observer
Speakers: Sir Jeremy
Beecham, LGA; Hazel Blears
MP (invited); Juliet Lyon
(invited)
12.45
Met Of ce
Understand the science
of climate change and get
advice from the science
experts (Mon and Tues
until 18.00)
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House opposite BIC
12.45
Micropower Council,
Greenpeace, Worcester Bosch
Decentralised energy and
micropower: is anyone
doing enough?
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, Main Hall
opposite BIC
Chair: Mike McCarthy, The
Independent
Speakers: Malcolm Wicks
MP; Ken Livingstone, Mayor
of London; Dave Sowden,
CE Micropower Council; John
Sauven, Greenpeace; Richard
Soper, Worcester Bosch Group
12.45
National Heart Forum, Faculty
of Public Health
Sprawling suburbs,
spreading waistlines
Purbeck Suite, Wessex Hotel,
West Clif Road
Speakers: Living Streets;
Faculty of Public Health;
Dawn Primarolo MP (invited)
12.45
National Landlords Assc, Crisis
The responsible landlord
Durley Hall Hotel, Durley
Chine Road
Chair: Simon Gordon
Speakers: Phyllis Starkey
MP; Duncan Shrubsole, Crisis;
David Salusbury
12.45
New Economics Foundation
Is growth possible?
Bryanston Suite, Wessex
Hotel, West Clif Road
Chair: Stewart Wallis
Speakers: Simon Retallack,
IPPR; Kevin Anderson, The
Tyndall Centre; Benito
Muller, Oxford Institute
for Energy Studies; Larry
Elliot, Economics Editor The
Guardian
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12.45
New Statesman, Association
of Colleges
Rehab for hoodies – how
college learning saves lives
Mezzanine, Royal Bath Hotel,
Bath Road
Chair: Jim Knight MP;
Speakers: Rowland Foote,
Bouremouth and Poole
College; Prof Sir Richard
Layard, LSE; Prof Allison
Wolfe, KCL; Alan Tuckett,
NIACE; Paul Mackney, NIACE
12.45
New Statesman, FD Tamesis
Meeting the housing crisis
Disraeli, Royal Bath Hotel,
Bath Road
Chair: Ben Hall
Speakers: Yvette Cooper MP;
Prof Christine Whitehead, LSE;
David Orr, National Housing
Assc
12.45
No ID, no sale
No ID, no sale
Dorchester 2, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Llin Golding
Speakers: Chris Ogden, TMA;
John Branscombe, Camelot;
James Lowman, RCS
12.45
Public Service Reform Group,
Policy Network
Public service reform
– what next!
Arundel Suite, Norfolk Royale
Hotel, Richmond Hill
Chair: Lord Geofrey Filkin
Speakers: Hilary Cottam,
founding partner Participle;
Jack Straw MP (tbc); James
Purnell MP (tbc)
12.45
Progress, Kapsch Traf ccom
Pricing people of the
roads, or pricing them on to
public transport?
Deauville Room, Trouville
Hotel, Priory Road
Speakers: Stephen Joseph,
Transport 2000; Gemma
Decent, Associate Director,
Transport Unit Ipsos-Mori;
Ruth Kelly MP (tbc)
12.45
RIBA
Ask an architect – Britain’s
best green architects give
free advice between 12.45
– 18.00 Monday 24 to
Wednesday 26
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House opposite BIC
12.45
The Smith Institute, E!Sharp,
Business for New Europe
Economic Protectionism
Tregonwell Room, Royal
Exeter Hotel, Exeter Road
Chair: Paul Adamson, E!Sharp
Speakers: John Monks, ETUC;
Gary Titley MEP; Roland Rudd,
Business for New Europe;
David Gow, The Guardian
12.45
The Smith Institute, Flying
Matters
Going Green: Is current
prosperity sustainable?
1812 Restaurant, Royal
Exeter Hotel, Exeter Road
Chair: Murray Elder, The
Smith Institute
Speakers: Phil Woolas MP
(tbc); Brian Wilson, Vice Chair
Flying Matters; Baroness
Barbara Young, Environment
Agency; Lord Whitty, National
Consumer Council
12.45
The Smith Institute, Reform,
The Law Society, Cliford
Chance, PWC, LogicaCMG
Ministry of Justice: how will
it work?
Disraeli Room, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Wilf Stevenson, The
Smith Institute
Speakers: Jack Straw MP;
Joshua Rozenberg, Daily
Telegraph; Shami Chakrabarti,
Liberty; Des Hudson, Law
Society; Stuart Popham,
Cliford Chace LLP
12.45
UNISON
Can Labour rise to the
housing challenge?
USDAW Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Steve Warwick, UNISON
Labour Link
Speakers: Yvette Cooper MP;
Heather Wakefield, UNISON
Head of Local Government;
Adam Sampson, Shelter
(invited); Jon Trickett MP;
Cllr John Williams, Leader
Darlington Council (invited)
12.45
University and College Union
Community cohesion – who
needs educating? Has the
government got it right
over who gets access
to lifelong learning and
higher education? How
does social class, ethnicity
or nationality afect your
chances?
The Main Lounge, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Sally Hunt, UCU
general secretary
Speakers: Bill Rammell MP;
Oona King, Chair Institute of
Community Cohesion; Jane
Hadcock, UCU ESOL Tutor; Joe
Baden, UCU Ofender Learning
Project Co-ordinator
12.45
Venezuela Information Centre
Venezuela – democracy and
social progress
Bournemouth Methodist
Church, opposite BIC
Speakers: Ken Livingstone;
Colin Burgon MP; Graham
Goddard, Unite The Union;
Julia Buxton; Tony Benn; Hugh
Lanning, PCS; Venezuelan
guests (tbc)
12.45
Charities Aid Foundation
Should we incentivise the
rich to give?
Collingwood Lounge, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Dr John Low, CE
Charities Aid Foundation
Speakers: tbc
13.00
Christian Socialist Movement,
StartHere sponsored by EDS
Where do I start? Tackling
digital exclusion and the
information gap
Function Room, Whitehall
Hotel, Exeter Park Road
Chair: Charles Cox, Vice
President EDS
Speakers: Stephen Timms
MP; Sarah Hamilton-Fairley,
CE StartHere; Alun Michael MP
13.00
Immigration Advisory Service,
Strangers Into Citizens,
Migration Alliance
Immigration: benefit or
burden?
Abbeymount Ballroom,
Bournemouth International
Hotel, 6 Priory Road
Chair: Keith Best
Speakers: Jon Cruddas MP;
Jack Dromey, Unite The
Unite T&G section; Keith Vaz
MP, Chair Ethnic Minority
Taskforce, The Labour Party
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13.00
Local Government Information
Unit
Ef ciency – is local
government taking it
seriously?
Sherbourne Room, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Tim Thorogood, CE
LGIU
Speakers: minister tbc;
Neil Bentley, Director
Public Services CBI; Cllr
Roger Lawrence, Leader
Wolverhampton City Council;
Lucille Thirlby, Senior National
Of cer UNISON
13.00
NLGN
It’s more than council tax!
How should we finance
local government?
Pavilion Circle, Bournemouth
Chair: Nicholas Timmins, FT
(tbc)
Speakers: John Healy MP;
Paul Coen, Local Government
Assc; Chris Leslie, NLGN; Ray
Morgan, Woking BC
13.00
The Leadership Centre for
Local Government
Town hall of all talents –
reinventing civic democracy
Zaferano Restaurant, James
Callaghan Marquee
13.00
Social Market Foundation,
Chartered Institute of
Personnel and Development
Blame the workers? How
do we address the UK
productivity gap?
Westclif Suite, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Lord David Lipsey,
Social Market Foundation
Speakers: Kitty Ussher MP;
Larry Elliot, The Guardian
(tbc); John Philpott, CIPD;
Leon Feinstein, Centre for
Research on the Wider
Benefits of Learning Institute
of Education (tbc)
13.00
Social Market Foundation,
Heritage Lottery Fund
Exploring Place Shaping:
what does it mean and
where will it lead?
Waterford Lower Room, Tralee
Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Natalie Tarry, Social
Market Foundation
Speakers: Hazel Blears MP
(tbc); Sir Michael Lyons (tbc);
John Merry, Salford Council
(tbc); Carole Souter, Heritage
Lottery Fund
13.00
The Work Foundation
Ones to watch
Lampeter Hotel, Exeter Park
Road
Chair: Jackie Ashley, The
Guardian
Speaker: Chris Bryant MP;
Natascha Engel MP; Helen
Goodman MP; Shahid Malik MP
Town Hall of all talents...
reinventing civic democracy
Speakers:
John Healey MP, Minister of State,
Communities and Local Government
Dame Jane Roberts, Chair, Councillors Commission
Cllr Sonika Nirwal, Group leader, Ealing Council
Paul Wheeler, Director, Political Skills Forum
The role of local government has never been
more significant; join our speakers and find our
how to reinvent civic democracy.
Date: Monday September 24
Time: 13:00-14:00
Venue: San Michel Marquee A, Marriott Highcliff
Wine and lunch provided
Leadership Centre for local government
Fringe listings – Monday
The Conference Daily newspaper will
publish updates and corrections in each
issue relating to the meetings that day,
to ensure delegates have the latest
information.
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How employers can support
more disabled people into work
Fringe Meeting
Monday 24 September 2007
5.00-6.00pm
Marquee 2, Highcliffe Hotel
Hot buffet and refreshments
Speakers include:
Rt Hon Peter Hain MP (tbc)
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Rt Hon David Blunkett MP
Vice-President, RNIB and former Secretary
of State for Work and Pensions
Richard Howitt MEP
President, Disability Group of MEPs
Kay Allen
Group Head of Social Policy and Inclusion, Royal Mail Group
Chair: Stephen Remington
Chief Executive, Action for Blind People
rnib.org.uk
actionforblindpeople.org.uk
Registered charity numbers: Royal National Institute of Blind People 226227 Action for Blind People 205913
Marquee 2 is now the
Unison Marquee
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17.00
Labour Party Irish Society
Irish reception to celebrate
the Irish contribution to the
Labour movement
Wessex Hotel, West Clif Road
Speaker: General Secretary,
Irish Labour Party, cabinet
minister tbc
17.00
London Borough of Newham
Neighbourhood Watchful
Old Harry’s Bar, Highclif
Hotel
Speakers: Sir Ronnie Flana-
gan, HM Chief Inspector of
Constabulary
17.00
RNIB, Action for Blind People
How employers can support
more disabled people into
work
Unite Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Stephen Remington
Speaker: David Blunkett MP;
Richard Howitt MEP
17.30
ABPI, LTCA, Eyecare Alliance
Diversity in commissioning:
opportunity or choice too
far?
Bryanston Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
17.30
Countryside Alliance
Brown government – green
agenda
The Large Lounge, Whitehall
Hotel, Exeter Park Road
Chair: David Seymour
Speaker: tbc
17.30
Lansons Public Afairs
The financial services
reception
Westbeach Restaurant
Chair: Ed Balls MP (tbc)
Ticket only. Please email
publicafairs@lansons.com
17.30
ippr
The challenge of peace
building
Waterford Upper Room, Tralee
Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Ian Kearns, Deputy
Director ippr
Speaker: Des Browne MP;
Richard Howitt MEP; Mary
Kaldor, LSE
17.30
Centre for Cities at ippr,
Virgin Trains
Connecting cities: what
next for transport?
Cork Room, Tralee Hotel, West
Hill Road
Chair: Dermot Finch, Director
Centre for Cities
Speaker: Ruth Kelly MP;
David Frost, Director General
BCC; Stephen Joseph,
Executive Director Transport
2000; Nicky Gavron, Deputy
Mayor of London; Geof Inskip,
Director General Centro
17.30
New Statesman, Nestle
Weight of obesity: what’s
the solution?
Mirabelle, Royal Bath Hotel,
Bath Road
Chair: Jenni Russell
Speaker: Dawn Primarolo
MP; Dr Sue Jebb, Medical
Research Council; Rupert
Maitland-Titterton, Nestle UK;
Dr Rosemary Leonard GP, BBC
Breakfast News
17.30
Social Market Foundatioin,
Food Standards Agency
Policy under the
microscope: how should
science drive policy-
making?
Westclif Suite, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Lord David Lipsey,
Social Market Foundation
Speaker: Ian Pearson MP
(tbc); Sir John Harman,
Environment Agency; Fiona
Fox, Science Media Centre;
Dame Deirdre Hutton, Food
Standards Agency
17.30
The Stroke Association,
British Heart Foundation,
Diabetes UK
Patching people up or
sorting people out?
Funding for the long term
in health
Purbeck Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Joe Korner, The Stroke
Association
17.30
The Work Foundation
China and India – are our
jobs safe in a globalised
world?
Trouville Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Alexandra Jones, The
Work Foundation
Speaker: John Denham MP;
John Healey MP; David Coats,
The Work Foundation
17.40
One Parent Families,
Gingerbread sponsored by BT
Poverty at work
Bryanston Room, Wessex
Hotel, West Clif Road
Chair: Polly Toynbee, The
Guardian
Speaker: Harriet Harman MP
(invited); Natascha Engel MP;
Jenny Watson, Chair Equal
Opportunities Commisssion
17.45
Freight Transport Association
Road pricing – delivering
the economy?
Dods Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Gwyneth Dunwoody
MP (invited)
Speaker: Ruth Kelly
MP; Edmund King, RAC
Foundation; James Hookham,
FTA
Nei ghbourhood Wat chf ul
Ensuri ng l ocal t rust and account abi l it y in pol i cing
A f ri nge di scussi on t o expl ore:
x The cent ral i t y of pol i ci ng t o equal i t y and del i veri ng soci al
j ust i ce
x How we t ackl e Bri t ai n’s corrosi ve f ear of cri me
x The f ut ure rol e of l ocal pol i t i cal l eadershi p i n pol i ci ng
Speakers
Si r Ronni e Fl anagan, HM Chi ef Inspect or of Const abul ary
and t he Home Secret ary’s Seni or Prof essi onal Advi sor on
Pol i ci ng.
Tony McNul t y MP, Mi ni st er of St at e f or Securi t y,
Count er-t errorism, Cri me and Pol i ci ng
Si r Robi n Wal es, Di rect l y El ect ed Mayor of Newham
Dat e: Monday, 24
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Sept ember 2007
Ti me: 5pm – 7pm
Locat i on: Ol d Harry’s Bar, Bournemout h Hi ghcl i f f Marri ot
Hot el
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17.45
Labour Euro-Safeguards
Campaign
Britain and the European
Union
Ottershaw Room,
Bournemouth International
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Austin Mitchell MP
Speaker: Tony Benn; Kelvin
Hopkins MP; John Mills
17.45
London 2012 Olympic and
Paralympic Games
Any 2012 questions?
Unite Marquee, Marriott,
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Jonathan Edwards,
Olympian
Speaker: Lord Sebastian
Coe, Chair, London Organising
Committee; David Higgins, CE
Olympic Delivery Authority;
Tessa Jowell MP
17.45
MTV, Electoral Reform Society
Are you listening? A panel
of young people question
politicians
Zaferano Restaurant
17.45
National Housing Federation,
Places for People
Can we house our children?
Blandford 3, Marriott Highclif
Hotel
Chair: David Orr, National
Housing Fed
Speaker: Yvette Cooper MP
(tbc); Zenna Atkins, Places for
People
17.45
The Smith Institute
Reducing re-ofending: a
pipe drem? What works,
what doesn’t work and
what we need to do to
fix it?
Mirabelle Room, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Amanda Jordan, The
Smart Company
Speaker: Dr Mary Harris,
Young Ofender Programme
National Grid; Juliet Lyon,
Prison Reform Trust; David
Hanson MP
17.45
UK Career Academy
Foundation
Education: what do 14-19
year-olds really need to
learn?
Purbeck Suite, Wessex Hotel,
West Clif Road
Chair: D Neil Makin OBE
Speakers: Stephen Timms
MP; Susan Anderson, CBI;
Lorna Unwin, Institute of
Education; John May, CE UK
Career Academy Foundation
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17.45
Unite Against Fascism
Challenging the rise of the
fascist BNP
Punshon Methodist Church,
Exeter Road, opposite BIC
Chair: Lee Jasper, National
Assembly Against Racism
Speakers: Ken Livingstone,
Chair Unite Against Fascism;
Frances O’Grady, Deputy
General Secretary TUC; Glyn
Ford MEP; Dr Abdul Bari,
Secretary General Muslim
Council of Britain; Dr Edie
Friedman, Director Jewish
Council for Racial Equality;
Gemma Tumelty, President
NUS
18.00
Barnardo’s
School’s out, or is it? 14-19
education and training
Clifton Suite, Hermitage Hotel
opposite BIC
Chair: Martin Narey,
Barnardo’s
Speakers: Ed Balls MP; Mike
Tomlinson; (all invited)
18.00
BWEA, European Commission
Role of renewable energy:
today and tomorrow
– exploring the implications
of EU targets
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, Main Hall
opposite BIC
Speakers: Malcolm Wicks MP;
Reijo Kemppinen, Head of the
European Representation;
Adam Bruce, BWEA, CEO
Airtricity UK
18.00
Channel 4, Hansard Society
Are political parties a
waste of time?
Bourne Suite, Bourne Hall
Hotel, Priory Road
Speakers: John Healy MP;
Jackie Ashley, The Guardian;
Yasmin Alihbai-Brown, The
Independent; Kevin Maguire,
The Mirror
18.00
Compass
Charter for childhood:
what you can do to end
commercialisation!
Dover Lounge, Trouville Hotel,
Priory Road
Chair: Zoe Williams, Compass
Speakers: Helen Goodman
MP
18.00
European Commission
Climate change: why a
global response needs
European leadership
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, Main Hall
opposite BIC
Speakers: Commissioner
Stavros Dimas, European
Commission
18.00
The Independent
How do Labour win a fourth
term?
De Vere Suite, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Steve Richards, The
Independent
Speakers: Ed Miliband MP;
Lord Neil Kinnock; Patricia
Hewitt MP; Jon Cruddas MP
Fringe listings – Monday
The three northern Regional Development Agencies, Northwest Regional
Development Agency, One NorthEast and Yorkshire Forward are working
together to lead the growth of the economy across the north of England.
We work strategically with business, public and voluntary sectors to make a real difference
to the prosperity of people across our regions.
To find out more about how we do this come and join us for drinks and canapés at
6pm - 7.30pm in the Phoebe Room at the Pavilion on Monday 24 September.
Speaker - Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP.
Leading the North Leading the North
7 - 8.30pm in the Pavilion Lucullus on Monday 24 September
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18.00
Stop The Boycott
Stop the Boycott
Fringe Meeting/Reception
for the campaign against the
academic boycott of Israel.
Royal Bath Mezzanine
Chair: tbc
Speakers: tbc
Light Refreshments
18.00
Fabian Society, Centre Forum
Labour and the Liberal
Democrats: whose
progressive agenda?
Connaught Suite, Connaught
Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Tim Horton, Fabian
Society
Speakers: Alan Johnson MP;
James Purnell MP; Liberal
Democrat speakers (all tbc)
18.00
Fabian Society, EDF Energy
Energy policy and climate
change
Connaught Hotel, West Hill
Road
Speakers: Jim Skea, UK
Energy Research Centre;
Alan Whitehead MP; Malcolm
Wicks MP
Invitation only. For details
please go to:
www.fabian-society.org.uk
18.00
Justice for Columbia, Unite
The Union
Columbia: an ethical foreign
policy
Lounge, Royal Bath Hotel,
Bath Road
Chair: Mike Grif ths, NEC
Speakers: Tony Lloyd MP,
Chair PLP; Senator Piedad
Cordoba, Liberal Party of
Columbia; Richard Howitt MEP
18.00
National Consumer Council
Voluntary sector delivery
of public services: rhetoric
or reality?
Purbeck Room, Bourne Hall
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: David Walker, The
Guardian
Speakers: Hazel Blears
MP (invited); Phil Hope MP
(invited); Ed Mayo, CE National
Consumer Council; Lord
Adebowale, CE Turning Point
18.00
Progress
Is David Cameron capturing
the political zeitgeist?
Granville Room, Trouville
Hotel, Priory Road
Speakers: Andy Burnham
MP; Kitty Ussher MP; Stephen
Twigg, Chair Progress;
Deborah Mattinson, Joint CE
Opinion Leader Research
18.00
SERA, Climate Clinic
Environment question time
Hardy Suite, Hermitage Hotel
opposite BIC
Chair: Hywel Lloyd, SERA
Speakers: Hilary Benn MP;
Baroness Barbara Young,
Environment Agency;
Philip Sellwood, Energy
Saving Trust; Dirk Hazell,
Environmental Services Assc;
Sir Martin Doughty, Natural
England
18.00
Surrey County Labour Party
Southern discomfort
– strategies for winning in
the south
Tudor Grange Hotel, Gervis
Road
Chair: Cllr Keith Dibble
Speakers: John Denham
MP; Jim Knight MP; Murray
Rowlands, Surrey County
Labour Party
18.00
The Work Foundation, NHS
Employers
Is the health of the nation
built on the morale of
health service workers?
Lampeter Hotel, Exeter Park
Road
Chair: Neal Lawson, Compass
Speakers: Alan Johnson MP
(invited); Steve Barnett, NHS
Employers; Mike Jackson,
UNISON; Will Hutton,
The Work Foundation; Dr
Jonathan Fielden, Chair BMA
Consultants Committee
18.00
Town and Country Planning
Assc, Places for People
From green belts to eco
towns
Zaferano Restaurant
Chair: David Blunkett MP
Speakers: David Cowans,
Places for People; Nick
Raynsford MP (invited)
18.00
National Consumer Council
Voluntary sector delivery
of public services: rhetoric
or reality?
Purbeck Room, Bourne Hall
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: David Walker, The
Guardian
Speakers: Ed Miliband MP
(invited); Ed Mayo, CE National
Consumer Council; Lord
Adebowale, CE Turning Point
18.15
AXA
Saving the planet
– the challenge for small
business
Malo and Monet, Trouville
Hotel, Priory Hotel
Chair: Justin Rowlatt, ‘Ethical
Man’
Speakers: Jonathan Shopley,
Carbon Neutral Company; Kim
Clemo, AXA; climate change
minister tbc
18.15
The Financial Times, The City
of London
The global success of the
City of London: can it be
maintained?
Gladstone Suite, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Lionel Barber, Editor FT
Speakers: Kitty Ussher
MP; Michael Snyder, City of
London; Paul Myners, Land
Securities
18.30
BBC
Our audience, young voters
Tregonwell Room, Royal
Exeter Hotel, Exeter Road
18.30
Federation of Small
Businesses
Small business matters
Trouville Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: John Wright, FSB
Chairman
Speakers: Stephen Timms MP
18.30
NCH, The Children’s Charity
Social mobility – can
emotional wellbeing make
the diference?
Oceanarium, Pier Approach,
West Beach
Chair: Rosemary Bennett, The
Times
Speakers: Beverley Hughes
MP (invited); Julia Margo,
Senior Research Fellow IPPR;
Clare Tickell, CE NCH
Food and wine provided
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18.30
Policy Network, European
Parliamentary Labour Party,
Commission for Racial
Equality
Engagement with Muslim
communities across
Europe?
Bourne A, Wessex Hotel, West
Clif Road
Chair: Farzana Hakim,
Director of Government
Relations CRE
Speakers: Gary Titley MEP;
Jeroen Dijsselbloem MP, PVDA
spokesperson on integration
and home afairs; Shahid
Malik MP (tbc); Rushanara Ali,
Labour PPC for Bethnal Green
and Bow
18.45
UNISON, Unite, GMB, CWU
Social justice at work
– the heart of the British
identity?
Unite Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: tbc
Speakers: Dave Prentis,
UNISON; Paul Kenny, GMB;
Derek Simpson, Unite-Amicus;
Tony Woodley, Unite-TGWU;
Billy Hayes, CWU
19.00
Campaign for Nuclear
Disarmament, Labour CND,
Labour Action for Peace
Oppose a new nuclear arms
race: no to Trident and
missile defence
Whitehall Hotel, Exeter Park
Road
Chair: Kate Hudson
Speakers: Jon Trickett MP;
Nigel Grif ths MP; Mary
Riddell, The Observer; Jeremy
Corbyn MP; Katy Clark MP;
Diana Holland, TGWU-Unite
19.00
Northern RDAs; North West
Development Agency, One
North East, Yorkshire Forward
Leadership in the north
Pavilion Lucullus
Speakers: John Healey MP
19.00
ippr
Love thy neighbour?
Community cohesion in
multicultural Britain
Waterford Upper Room, Tralee
Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Carey Oppenheim,
Co-Director ippr
Speakers: Parmjit Dhanda
MP; David Blunkett MP; Ben
Page, Director Ipsos, MORI;
David Goodhart, Editor
Prospect; Trevor Phillips
19.00
ippr, Serco
Climate change question
time
Purbeck Suite, Highclife
Hotel
Chair: Simon Retallack, Head
of Climate Centre ippr
Speakers: Phil Woolas MP
(tbc); Andrew Simms, Policy
Director, New Economics
Foundation; Penney Poyzer
(tbc), presenter of BBC2’s ‘No
Waste Like Home’ (tbc)
19.00
Jewish Labour Movement
Academic boycott – a flawed
approach and Israel/
Palestine – new initiatives
Connaught Hotel, West Hill
Road
Chair: Stephen Twigg (tbc)
Speakers: Bill Rammell MP;
Prof Hassassian, Palestinian
delegation (tbc)
19.00
Labour Briefing, Socialist
Campaign Group, Campaign
for Socialism
Extending party
democracy... or
exterminating it?
Royal Exeter Hotel, Exeter
Road
Chair: Judy Atkinson, Unite
Speakers: John McDonnell
MP; Mick Shaw, President
FBU; Geof Martin, UNISON;
Christine Shawcroft, NEC;
Darren Williams, Welsh Labour
Grassroots; Gordon Makay, Sec
Campaign for Socialism
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19.15
Alzheimer’s Society, The
Royal College of Surgeons
of England, The Health
Foundation
Going the distance: how
far is too far to travel for
healthcare?
Dorchester 1, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Phil Hammond
Speakers: patient
representative Alzheimer’s
Society; Bernard Ribeiro,
President The Royal College
of Surgeons of England
19.15
Breakthrough Breast Cancer,
Breast Cancer Care, Cancer
Research UK, Cancerbackup,
Macmillan Cancer Support,
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Hard choices: priorities in
future cancer care
Dorchester 2, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Vivienne Parry,
journalist
Speakers: Harpal Kumar,
Cancer Research UK; Joanne
Rule, Cancerbackup
19.30
Amnesty International Human
Rights Watch Reprieve
Guantanamo Bay and US
secret detention – working
for closure and disclosure
Punshon Memorial Church,
opposite BIC
Chair: Kate Allen, Director
Amnesty International
Speakers: Kim Howells
MP (invited); Stephen Grey,
investigative journalist;
Moazzam Begg, former
detainee
19.30
ASCL, NASUWT
Who should be running our
schools?
Unite Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Will Woodward, The
Guardian
Speakers: Ed Balls MP
(invitied); John Dunford, ASCL;
Chris Keates, NASUWT
19.30
Council for Arab-British
understanding (CAABU)
CAABU’s Arab night:
celebrating UK-Arab
relations
Terrace Ballroom, Marsham
Court Hotel, East Clif
Chair: John Austin MP
Speakers: tbc
Free car park at rear of hotel
19.30
LGA, NEF, NHS Confederation,
UNISON
Taking the temperature:
can public services save the
planet?
Room 2, Punshon House
opposite BIC
Chair: Andrew Simms, Policy
Director and Head of the
Climate Change Programme
NEF
Speakers: Hilary Benn MP;
Sir Jeremy Beecham, LGA;
Dr Gill Morgan DBE, NHS
Confederation; Dave Prentis,
UNISON
19.30
RSPCA
RSPCA beer and curry night
Garden Restaurant, Royal
Bath Hotel, Bath Road
Speakers: Jackie Ballard,
RSPCA; minister tbc
19.30
Social Market Foundation,
The Go-Ahead Group, Transit
Magazine
Ditch the car, save the
planet? Promoting public
transport
Westclif Suite, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Juliette Jowit, The
Guardian
Speakers: Ruth Kelly MP
(tbc); Peter Hendy, Transport
for London (tbc); Sir John
Harman, Environment Agency
(tbc); Keith Ludeman, Go-
Ahead Group plc
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19.30
Visa Europe, British Olympic
Assc, British Paralympic Assc
Team Visa – supporting
olympic and paralympic
athletes, past, present and
future
Bryanston Room, Wessex
Hotel, West Clif Road
19.30
Social Market Foundation,
Groundwork UK, Barclays
Looking after number
one: is personal aspiration
killing communities?
Waterford Lower, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Viscount Tom Chandos,
Social Market Foundation (tbc)
Speakers: Hazel Blears MP
(tbc); Geof Mulgan, The
Young Foundation (tbc);
Cllr Sir Jeremy Beecham,
Newcastle City Council (tbc);
Tony Hawkhead, Groundwork;
Christine Farnish, Barclays
19.45
Christian Aid, Climate Clinic
Climate change: a question
of faith
Climate Clinic, Epworth Room,
Punshon Church House
opposite BIC
Speakers: key thinkers from
Christianity, Judaism, Islam
and other faiths
19.45
Hosted by nine leading UK
environment groups
The green verdict on the
Labour Party
Climate Clinic, Main Hall,
Punshon Church House
opposite BIC
Speakers: Hilary Benn MP;
John Sauven, Greenpeace;
Anthony Giddens, House
of Lords; Fiona Reynolds,
Director National Trust
20.00
Which?
Which? Champagne taste
test reception
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Host: James Purnell MP

20.00
Age Concern, Help the Aged
Fish and chip supper
Old Harry’s Bar, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Speakers: Peter Hain MP;
featuring John and Bubbles
from rock band ‘The Zimmers’
20.00
Key environmental and
development organisations
Global poverty and climate
change reception
Hardy Suite, Climate Clinic,
Hermitage Hotel opposite BIC
Speakers: Dr Rajendra
Pauchavri, Chair IPCC; Douglas
Alexander MP
20.00
Shaw Trust
Empowering employment
– meeting the challenge of
the NEET generation
Dods Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Hywel Francis MP
Speakers: Ed Balls MP
(invited); Louise Casey,
Respect Taskforce (invited);
Dr Martin Read, Shelter
(invited)
20.00
The Society of Motor
Manufacturers and Traders
Ltd
UK automotive reception
2007
Shaftesbury Room, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Christopher MacGowan,
CEO SMMT
Invite only. Please contact
jhuckstep@smmt.co.uk
Champagne taste test
Evening reception
The Rt Hon James Purnell MP and Which? invite you to an
evening reception at the 2007 Labour Party Conference
On Monday 24 September from 20:00 to 21:30
The Cork Ballroom
Tralee Hotel
West Hill Road
Bournemouth
Buffet provided
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A CELEBRATION OF BRITISH MUSIC WITH
A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM MP4
Monday September 24 2007 10:30pm – 1am
Bryanston Suite, Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
By invitation only
20.15
Crisis, St Mungo’s, NIACE
Education and employment
– the real route out of
homelessness
St Malo and Monet Suites,
Trouville Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Hilary Armstrong MP
(tbc)
Speakers: tbc
20.30
Citizens Advice
Citizens Advice Labour
Party Conference drinks
reception
Marlow Suite, Hermitage
Hotel opposite BIC
Speakers: Stephen Timms
MP (invited); Teresa Perchard,
Citizens Advice
20.30
Government of Gibraltar
Government of Gibraltar
reception
Gladstone Suite, Royal Devere
Hotel
Chair: Hon Peter Caruana QC,
Chief Minister of Gibraltar
20.30
ippr, CBI, Audit Commission
Public service reform: the
next one thousand days
Waterford Upper, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Cathy Newman,
Political Corerspondent,
Channel 4 News
Speakers (tbc): Liam Byrne
MP (tbc); Lisa Harker, Co-
Director, ippr; Julian Le Grand,
LSE
20.30
ippr, Serco
Carbon Trading – is it
personal?
Purbeck Suite, Highclife
Hotel
Chair: Ian Kearns, Deputy
Director ippr
Speakers: Baroness Barbara
Young, CE Environment
Agency; Howard Reed,
Chief Economist ippr; Ken
Livingstone, Mayor of London
20.30
Liverpool European Capital
of Culture 2008, North West
Development Agency
Drinks reception
Mirabelle Room, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
20.30
Local Government Association
sponsored by FSA
The local government
reception
Waterford Lower Green
Rooms, Tralee Hotel, West
Hill Road
21.00
All Health Hotel members
Health Hotel reception
USDAW Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Speakers: Alan Johnson MP
Ticket only event, posted to
invitees in advance or email
invitation@healthhotel.org.uk
Supported by NHS Partners
Network
21.00
Construction Products
Association
Construction at the heart of
the economy reception
Dorchester 2, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
21.00
Unlock Democracy, Campaign
for a Democratic Upper House
Lords reform, Labour clears
the way!
Deauville Room, Trouville
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Peter Facey, Unlock
Democracy
Speakers: Billy Bragg,
singer, songwriter, activist;
Jack Straw MP; Tony Benn;
Battersea Singers, Labour
CLP Choir
22.00
Federation of Small Business
(NI) in association with
Independent News and Media
Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland
reception
Dods Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Ticket only. For further
information: Glyn Roberts,
028 9032 6035,
glyn.roberts@fsb.org.uk
22.30
EMI. BPI, PPL, IFPI
Never mind the politics:
hear the music – a
celebration of British music
Bryanston Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
A special live performance
from MP4
Fringe listings – Monday
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Chair: Lord David Lipsey
Speakers: Althea Efunshile,
Arts Council England
Shelagh Levett, Bournemouth
Borough Council
Gillian Merron, MP
Jayne Howard, Arts for Health
Cornwall
Location: The Priory Room,
Bourne Hall Hotel
Date: Tuesday 25 September
Time: 8-9am Breakfast provided
Salamanda Tandem Collaborative Art
Works www.salamanda-tandem.org
Site Dances 2006
The Art of a Healthy
Community: How can we
get the partnerships right?
The Rural Reception
Sponsored by
The British Association for Shooting and Conservation
and The Fisheries and Angling Conservation Trust
Tuesday 25 September 2007
5.30 - 7.00pm
James Callaghan Marquee
at the Zafferano Restaurant, Highcliff Hotel
Chair: Martin Salter MP
Speakers: Jonathan Shaw MP, Rural Affairs Minister,
Gerry Sutcliffe MP, Sports Minister and
Vernon Coaker MP, Home Office Minister
Free drinks and canapes provided
A JOINT BBC WORLD SERVICE
AND BRITISH COUNCIL FRINGE MEETING
ASPIRING AFRICA:
HOW CAN THE BROWN
GOVERNMENT HELP MEET
THE HOPES OF A CONTINENT?
Chaired by the Rt Hon Lord Kinnock
Speakers
FCO Minister
George Alagiah, Presenter, World News Today
(BBC World) and BBC Six O’Clock News
Moses Anibaba, Director British Council Ghana
Alex Vines, Head of Africa Programme,
Chatham House
TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
HARDY SUITE, HERMITAGE HOTEL, BOURNEMOUTH
18.30–19.45
Refreshments will be provided
All Party Parliamentary Supported
Group on Cuba by
Whose Rules Rule?
How the US blockade forces
companies to breach UK law
Tuesday, 5.30 – 6.45pm, The Whitehall Hotel,
Exeter Park Road (250m from BIC, behind Exeter Hotel)
Chair: Norma Stephenson, Unison President/Labour Party NEC
Speakers: Colin Burgon MP; Ian Gibson MP; Brian Wilson,
former Energy Minister; and Cuban guest (tbc)
Buffet, Havana Club Rum cocktails & refreshments will be served
Tuesday
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Climate Change:
Business Opportunity
or Business Threat?
an Institute of Directors/Sunday Times
fringe meeting
Speakers: Rt Hon John Hutton MP
Secretary of State for Business,
Enterprise & Regulatory Reform
Miles Templeman
Director General, Institute of Directors
Chair: David Smith
Economics Editor, The Sunday Times
1.00-2.00 pm, Tuesday 25th September
Gladstone Suite, Royal Bath Hotel, Bath Road
London Question Time
Wednesday, 26 September at 12.30pm
in the Shaftesbury Suite, Marriott Highcliffe Hotel
Chaired by Tim Donovan, Political Editor, BBC London
in association with London Communications Agency
and don’t miss...
the London Councils Reception
Tuesday, 25 September from 8.30pm
The Mezzanine, Royal Bath Hotel
London by the seaside!
www.nlgn.org.uk Bournemouth
Tuesday 25
th
September
1.00-2.00pm
Tralee Westcliff, Bournemouth
Is the North/South divide inevitable?
Speakers:
Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, Secretary of State for Communities
and Local Government
Rt Hon John Hutton MP, Secretary of State for Business Enterprise
and Regulatory Reform (tbc)
Juliet Williams, Chairman, South West RDA
Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney
Chair: Chris Leslie, Director, NLGN
Refreshments provided
supported by
London and the South East continue to power the UK economy and
economic disparity between the North and South remains stubbornly
disparate. London is also the only part of England to have benefited
from regional government. How can other English regions reduce this
gap without hindering overall economic progress? And what should
be the future for regional governance outside of London? This event
will assess how to invigorate English cities and regions and ensure
economic prosperity for all areas.
LABOURAUTUMNCONFERENCE
New Local Government Network fringe events
Public and Commercial Services Union
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Speakers:
David Freud, author of the Freud Report on Welfare Reform
Rt Hon Peter Hain MP,
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Terry Rooney MP, Chair of the Work and Pensions
Select Committee
Mark Serwotka, General Secretary, PCS
Chair:
Helene Mulholland, The Guardian
6.00pm - 7.30pm Tuesday 25 September
Norfolk Royale Hotel
Richmond Hill
Bournemouth
Refreshments provided
The future of
welfare delivery
PCS Debate
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All Welcome
Refreshments Served
Speakers include:
Dr Hywel Francis MP (Chair)
David Lammy MP (confirmed)
Jane Hutt AM (tbc)
Dr Peter Lavender, NIACE
7.45am Tuesday 25th September
The Whitehall Hotel
Exeter Park Road
Bournemouth
NEW DIRECTIONS FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
Speakers include:
Bill Rammell MP (confirmed)
Fiona Mactaggart MP (confirmed)
Barry Brooks, TRIBAL
Dr Jan Eldred, NIACE
6.00pm Tuesday 25th September
The Whitehall Hotel
Exeter Park Road
Bournemouth
ADULT LITERACY & NUMERACY SKILLS:
WHERE NEXT FOR THE STRATEGY?
In association with TRIBAL Education
Reducing CO
2
from road transport
- who’s responsible?
We all like the convenience of using our cars. So what are
the prospects for reducing carbon emissions with the next
generation of road fuels and new vehicle technologies?
Can some solutions do more harm than good? And what can
be done to influence consumers’ behaviour or are they just
plain confused or disinterested?
Join us for an informed and lively debate
with a panel that includes:
Rosie Winterton, Transport Minister (invited)
Chris Hunt, Director General UK Petroleum Industry Association
Peter Stokes, Volkswagen UK
Quentin Willson, Motoring journalist and broadcaster
6.00pm, Tuesday 25th September
Marsham Court Hotel, Dorset Room
Free admission and food
Marquee 3 is now
the USDAW Marquee
Fringe listings – Tuesday
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Standard Life Healthcare Limited, registered in England (02123483), Marshall Point, 4 Richmond Gardens, Bournemouth, BH1 1JD,
is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. 0845 279 8877. Calls may be recorded/monitored to help improve
customer service. Images reproduced under licence. ©2007 Standard Life Healthcare Limited. www.standardlifehealthcare.co.uk
Standard Life Healthcare is pleased to
sponsor the debate on understanding the
NHS: How can we have more informed
public debate on health issues?
Mike Hall, Chief Executive, Standard Life Healthcare (Chair)
Alan Johnson MP, Secretary of State for Health (tbc)
Professor Karol Sikora, Professor of Cancer Medicine,
Imperial College
Harry Cayton, Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (tbc)
Nick Timmins, Financial Times (tbc)
Tuesday 25 September, 13.00 - 14.00
Tralee Hotel, Waterford Lower.
Our NHS:
Can we talk?
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Volunteering:
the newpolitical activism?
Why are young people more
likely to volunteer than join
political parties?
Come and debate with young volunteers
on Tuesday 25 September, 5.45pm,
PurbeckRoom, Bourne Hall Hotel, Westcliffe
Phil HopeMP
Minister for the Third Sector
v20, v’s YouthBoard
DavidSeymour, Chair
DaveRinaldi, TimeBank
Speakers include:
Freerefreshments!
A lively discussion with a panel of
experts, hand-picked by the Telegraph.
Come and have your say.
‘Britishness’
The Cork Ballroom,
The Tralee Hotel.
Tuesday, September 25.
12.45-2.00pm.
Refreshments provided.
Speakers: Liam Byrne MP,
Minister for Immigration (invited)
Shami Chakrabarti, Director, Liberty.
Chair: Bob Reitemeier, Chief
Executive, The Children’s Society.
To be followed by lively debate.
Venue: Clifton
Suite, The
Hermitage Hotel
Date: Tuesday
25 September
Time: 5.45– 7.00pm
Charity Registration No. 221124 Photograph modelled for The Children’s Society
Protecting childhood
or controlling borders?
What's the priority for child refugees?
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Fringe meeting
Tuesday 25th September
5.45 - 7.00pm
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Date and time: Tuesday 25 September, 6.30-8pm
Venue: Royal Bath Garden Restaurant, Royal Bath Hotel (Non-secure area)
Andrew Rawnsley, Britain’s leading political commentator, will be hosting the annual Observer
interview, one of the key events of the party conference. This year Andrew will be going head to
head with Rt Hon David Miliband MP, for a highly personal and thought provoking discussion.
Visit observer.co.uk/politics for full party conference coverage and online debates.
Refreshments provided.
THE OBSERVER INTERVIEW
Andrew Rawnsley meets
Rt Hon David Miliband MP
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Chair
Gl enys Ki nnock MEP, Labour Par ty Spokesperson on International
Development in the European Parliament (tbc)
Speakers
Speaker from International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm)
Frazer Goodwi n, Policy & Advocacy Officer, European Public Health Alliance
Shaun Mel l ors, Communications Focal Point, Communities Delegation to
the Board of the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Tuesday 25 September, The Function Room, The Whitehall Hotel, 7:00-8:30pm
Refreshments provided



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Ulster Fry Breakfast
Labour Party Conference 2007
at the DeVere Suite in the
DeVere Royal Bath Hotel
Tuesday 25th September
Time: 8.30 - 10.00 am
Discussion on the future of
Northern Ireland
Rt Hon Rev Dr Ian Paisley
MP MLA, First Minister
for Northern Ireland
Mr Martin McGuinness
MP MLA, Deputy First Minister
for Northern Ireland
BY INVITATION ONLY
Northern
night
20.00-00.00
USDAW Marquee, Highclif Marriot
Chair: Rt Hon Nick Brown MP, Minister for the North
Tickets £10 from Arlene Ainsley
0783 409 8719
Sponsored by: GNER, Northumbrian water
CAN THE
STATE
MAKE US
HEALTHIER?
Tuesday 25th September
12.45 - 2.00pm
Marquee 3, Highcliff Marriott Hotel,
Bournemouth
Lunch served
Marquee 3 is now
the USDAW Marquee
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The Legion believes that men and women who have
served their country, and their families who support them,
deserve more from their Government. We invite you to
discuss our concerns with us.
Tuesday 25 September
17:30 – 19:00
The Shaftesbury Room
The Marriott Highcliff Hotel, Bournemouth
www.brokencovenant.org.uk
“Soldiers will be called upon to make personal sacrifices – including the ultimate sacrifice – in the service of the Nation. In putting
the needs of the nation and the Army before their own, they forgo some of the rights enjoyed by those outside the Armed Forces.
This obligation forms the Military Covenant between the nation, the Army and each individual soldier; an unbreakable common
bond of identity, loyalty and responsibility which has sustained the Army and its soldiers throughout its history.”
Registered Charity No. 219279
Fringe listings – Tuesday
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Tuesday
Key
Secure Island site
Free
Refreshments
Wheelchair access
Sign translation
07.30
Demos
Born identity? Britishness
and belonging in today’s
Britain
Shaftesbury, Marriott Highclif
Hotel
Chair: Rachel Briggs, Demos
Speakers: Hazel Blears MP;
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, The
Independent
07.45
Christian Socialist Movement
Equal citizens? Meeting the
challenge
Wesley Room, Punshon
Methodist Church opposite
BIC
Chair: Alun Michael MP
Speakers: Prof Richard
Wilkinson, University of
Nottingham; Jack Straw MP
07.45
National Institute of Adult
Continuing Education (NIACE)
New directions for lifelong
learning
Large Lounge, Whitehall
Hotel, Exeter Park Road
Chair: Dr Hywel Francis MP
Speakers: David Lammy MP
(tbc); Jane Hutt AM (tbc)
08.00
4Children
The Life Chances Lottery:
How to ensure Every Child
is a Winner
Blandford 3, Marriott Highclif
Hotel
Chair: Anne Longfield, CE
4Children
Speakers: Libby Brooks,
journalist; secretary of state;
economist
08.00
Barrow Cadbury Trust in
partnership with The Prince’s
Trust
Getting out to work
– employing young adult
ex-ofenders
Unite Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Sukhvinder Stubbs,
Barrow Cadbury
Speakers: David Hanson
MP; Mark Johnson, author of
‘Wasted’ the Prince’s Trust;
Business in the Community
representative (tbc)
08.00
CPRE, Friends of the Earth
Planning for climate
change: does the system
work?
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, LG Room 6
opposite BIC
Speakers: Yvette Cooper
MP; Neil Sinden, Director of
Policy CPRE; Hugh Ellis, Senior
Planning Advisor, Friends of
the Earth
08.00
Fabian Society, Oil and Gas UK
Educating the innovators of
tomorrow
Connaught Hotel, West Hill
Road
Chair: Tim Horton, Fabian
Society
Speakers: Bill Rammell MP;
Annette Thomas, Oil and Gas
UK; more tbc
Ticket only. See ad for details
or go to www.fabian-society.
org.uk
08.00
Social Marketing and Climate
Change, Ipsos MORI
Tipping point or turning
point?
Climate Clinic, Main Hall,
Punshon Church House,
opposite BIC
Speakers: Phil Downing,
Head of Environment
Research, Ipsos MORI
08.00
National Association of Head
Teachers
Moving communities from
fragmentation to cohesion
Unison Marquee
Speakers: Ed Balls MP; Mick
Brookes, General Secretary
National Association of Head
Teachers; Edward Waller,
Head of Education UNICEF
08.00
Policy Network, Centre for
European Reform, Friedrich
Ebert Stiftung
Does the centre left have a
vision for Europe?
Purbeck Room, Wessex Hotel,
West Clif Road
Chair: Peter Mandelson
Speakers: Pervenche Beres
MEP; Gunter Gloser, German
Minister for Europe (tbc); Jim
Murphy MP; Charles Grant,
Director Centre for European
Reform
08.00
RNID, UNUM
Stressed at work, stressed
at home
Abbeymount Room,
Bournemouth International
Hotel, Priory Road
Speakers: Ivan Lewis MP;
Brian Lamb, RNID; Joanne
Hindle, UNUM
08.00
RSPCA, McDonalds
Customers or politicians:
who is in the driving seat
for animal welfare?
Mirabelle Suite, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: tbc
Speakers: tbc
Ticket only – to be sent out
before conference.
For details email:
politicalafairs@rspca.org.uk
Fringe listings – Tuesday
Invites you to a Breakfast Round Table discussion on:
Moving Communities
from Fragmentation to
Cohesion
Tuesday 25 September | 0800 – 0900
Bryanston Room, Highcliff Marriott
Speakers:
Rt Hon Ed Balls MP, Secretary of State for Children,
Schools and Families
Edward Waller, Head of Education, UNICEF UK
Mick Brookes, General Secretary NAHT
Carole Whitty, Deputy General Secretary, NAHT
Our discussion will focus on how
working in partnership we can build a
healthy community and:

Inspire the disillusioned

Empower the disenfranchised

Engage with the disappeared
Breakfast will be available from 0745
National Association of Head Teachers www.naht.org.uk
Unison Marquee
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08.00
Social Market Foundation,
Arts Council England, Arts for
Health
The art of a healthy
community: how can we
get the partnerships right?
Priory Room, Bourne Hall
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Lord David Lipsey,
Social Market Foundation
Speakers: Gillian Merron
MP (tbc); Althea Efunshile,
Arts Council England; Jayne
Howard, Arts for Health
Cornwall; Shelagh Levett,
Bournemouth Borough
Council (tbc); Jennifer
Williams, Centre for Creative
Communities (tbc)
08.00
Social Market Foundation,
Commission for Architecture
and the Built Environment
Designing Communities for
the future: sustainability
and place
Westclif Suite, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Roger Harrabin, BBC
(tbc)
Speakers: Hilary Benn
MP (tbc); Peter Clegg,
FeildenCleggBradley (tbc); Cllr
Richard Leese, Manchester
City Council; Polly Turton,
CABE
08.00
Social Market Foundation,
SAB Miller
Prohibition for protection?
Should the government
force people to choose
healthier lifestyles?
Piano Room, Bourne Hall
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Ann Rossiter, Social
Market Foundation
Speakers: Dawn Primarolo
MP (tbc); Claire Fox, Institute
of Ideas; Niall Dickson, Kings
Fund; Sarah Boseley, The
Guardian (tbc)
08.00
Social Market Foundation,
Standard Life Investments
Meeting the carbon
challenge: reality or
rhetoric?
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Fiona Harvey, The
Financial Times (tbc)
Speakers: Phil Woolas MP
(tbc); Tom Clarke, Channel 4
News (tbc); Julie McDowell,
Standard Life Investments;
Richard Lambert, CBI (tbc)
08.00
The Work Foundation
Is full employment enough?
The end of bad jobs
Trouville Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Nick Isles, The Work
Foundation
Speakers: John Hutton
MP (invited); David Coats,
The Work Foundation; Kay
Carberry, TUC
08.30
Socialist Group in the
European Parliament, EPLP,
Brussels Labour
Employment, migrants and
rights
Marquee 1, Marriott Highclif
Hotel
Chair: Lord Neil Kinnock
Speakers: Claude Moraes
MEP; Liam Byrne MP (invited);
Emine Bozkurt MEP, Dutch
Labour Party
12.45
ABHI, General Medical Council,
Healthcare Commission, NMC,
MPS, MTG
The egg timer debate: is
this NHS damaging your
health?
Bryanston Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: John Carvel, The
Guardian Social Afairs Editor
Speakers: Dr Stephanie
Bown, MPS; Anna Walker,
Healthcare Commission; Sarah
Thewlis, NMC; Sir Graeme
Catto, GMC
12.45
Abortion Rights
40 years on: time to end
attacks on abortion rights
Whitehall Hotel, Exeter Park
Road
Chair: Anne Quesney, Director
Abortion Rights
Speakers: Polly Toynbee, The
Guardian; Baroness Joyce
12.45
The Leadership Centre for
Local Government
Place shaping – the Labour
vision towns and cities
Dorchester 1, Highclif
Marriott Hotel
A gift you won’t
have to declare
Free internet & email access
Join us at Hot Rocks, just by Bournemouth Pier
TV BROADBAND PHONE MOBILE
Launch of...
the Labour vision for
place shaping towns and cities
Join our VIP speakers, including John Healey MP,
Minister of State, Communities and Local
Government, to find out about the Party’s vision
for a distinctive Labour town, city or county.
Date: Tuesday September 25
Time: 13:00-14:00
Venue: Dorchester 1, Highcliff Hotel
Wine and lunch provided
Publication contributors:
Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London
Yvette Cooper MP, Minister for Housing
John Healey MP, Minister of State,
Communities and Local Government
Leadership Centre for local government
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12.45
Heart UK, The Primary Care
Cardiovascular Society, the
Primary Care Diabetes Society
and the National Obesity
Forum.
Danger signs, Danger
Conditions: Can the NHS
make people live healthier
lifestyles?
Hardy Suite, Hermitage Hotel
Speakers: Dawn Primarolo
MP, Minister for Public health
(tbc); Alan Milburn MP, Former
Secretary of state for Health
(tbc)
12.45
Asthma UK, UNISON, General
Medical Council, Sainsbury
Centre for Mental Health
Who knows best? Patient
and public involvement in
healthcare
Purbeck Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Hugh Simpson, GMC
Speakers: Mike Jackson,
UNISON; Neil Churchill,
Asthma UK; Angela Greatley,
Sainsbury Centre for Mental
Health
12.45
British Shipping
Ships – an answer to global
warming?
Hermitage Hotel opposite BIC
Chair: Mark Browning,
Director General Chamber of
Shipping
Hot bufet
12.45
Caring Choices – the key
stakeholders finding solutions
for long term care
Can we meet the costs of
long term care?
Deauville Suite, Trouville
Hotel
Chair: Niall Dickson, CE King’s
Fund
Speakers: Alistair Darling MP
(invited); Imelda Redmond, CE
Carers UK; Paul Cann, Director
of Policy Help the Aged
12.45
Core Coalition – Compass
Group
Good company? UK
multinationals under Brown
Wesley Room, Methodist Hall
opposite BIC
Speakers: government
minister (tbc); Jon Trickett MP,
Compass Group; Tony Juniper,
Friends of the Earth
12.45
Dr Foster Intelligence, The
Telegraph
This house believes that
the state can make people
healthier
USDAW Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Tim Kelsey, Chair
Executive Board Dr Foster
Intelligence
12.45
Fabian Society, Help the
Aged, LV=
Generation clash? Can we
avoid a politics of young
vs old?
Connaught Suite, Connaught
Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Faisal Islam, Channel 4
News (tbc)
Speakers: Bill Rammell MP;
Alan Walker, University of
Shef eld; more tbc
Can the NHS make people live healthier lifestyles?
Danger Signs,
Danger Conditions
Invite you to attend a debate supported by an educational grant from sanofi-aventis:
Speakers Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister for Public Health (tbc)
Rt Hon Alan Milburn MP, former Secretary of State for Health (tbc)
H•E•A•R•T UK; The Primary Care Cardiovascular Society; The Primary Care Diabetes Society & The National Obesity Forum
Time 12.45pm to 2.15pm, Tuesday 25 September
Venue Hardy Suite
Hermitage Hotel, Exeter Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5AH
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12.45
Greenpeace UK
Does business need bigger
airports?
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, Lower Ground
Room 6 opposite BIC
Speakers: Jim Fitzpatrick
MP; Roger Wiltshire, Director
General British Air Transport
Association; Richard Brown,
CEO Eurostar; Dr Doug Parr,
Greenpeace
12,45
Healthcare Commission, Age
Concern
Still on the fringe: does the
NHS fail to treat people
with dignity?
Harold Wilson Marquee,
Zaferano Restaurant
Speakers: Alan Johnson
MP (invited); Anna Walker,
CE Healthcare Commission;
Gordon Lishman, Age Concern
England
12.45
Heart UK, Primary Care
Cardiovascular Society,
Primary Care Diabetes Society,
National Obesity Forum
Danger signs, danger
conditions – assessing your
cardiovascular risk
Clifton Suite, Hermitage Hotel
opposite BIC
See ad for details
12.45
Investment Management
Association
Taking control – what price
financial ignorance?
Wessex Hotel, West Clif Road
Chair: Liam Halligan
Speakers: economic
secretary; Richard Saunders,
CE IMA; Doug Taylor, Which?
Campaign Team Leader
12.45
NASUWT
School govenor training
– personalised learning
Zaferano Restaurant
Chair: John Mayes
Speakers: Judith Bennett,
National Governors Assc; Chris
Keates, NASUWT
12.45
New Statesman, Pfizer
The scale and scope of the
NHS’s core ofering
Mirabelle Room, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Sarah Montague
Speakers: Alan Johnson MP;
John Pelly, Queen Elizabeth
Hospital Trust; Prof Chris
Toumazou, Imperial College
London
12.45
Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Palestine: the way forward
Marsham Court Hotel, Russell
Goves Road, East Clif
Speakers: Richard Burden
MP; Emily Thornberry MP; Sir
Gerald Kaufman MP; Ismail
Patel, Friends of Al Aqsa;
Sarah Colborne, Chair PSC;
War on Want speaker
12.45
Progress, Police Federation
Here to serve you? Will
police reform work in the
public interest?
Forestdale Room, Wessex
Hotel, West Clif Road
Speakers: Jan Berry, Chair
Police Federation; Enver
Solomon, Deputy Director
Centre for Crime and Justice
Studies, King’s College
London; Jacqui Smith MP (tbc)
12.45
Pteg
Transport – can the regions
follow London’s lead?
Unite Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Nicholas Owen, BBC
Speakers: Ruth Kelly MP
(invited); Ken Livingstone,
Mayor of London (invited)
12.45
RSPB
Nature on the move: birds,
bills and adaptation
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, Main Hall
opposite BIC
Chair: Mike McCarthy, The
Independent
Speakers: Joan Ruddock MP;
Baroness Young of Old Scone,
CEO Environment Agency;
Dr Mark Avery, Director of
Conservation RSPB
12.45
Telegraph Media Group
Britishness: a lively
discussion with a panel
of experts chosen by the
Telegraph
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
12.45
The Smith Institute, Heritage
Lottery Fund, The Young
Foundation
Britishness: identifying
with heritage
1812 Restaurant, Royal
Exeter Hotel, Exeter Road
Chair: Wilf Stevenson, The
Smith Institute
Speakers: James Purnell
MP; Sadiq Khan MP; Dame
Liz Forgan, Heritage Lottery
Fund; Billy Bragg, singer,
songwriter and author; Trevor
Phillips, CEHR; Rushanara Ali,
The Young Foundation
12.45
The Smith Institute, Reform,
Age Concern, MSD, Wyeth
Advancing Opportunity: the
grey majority versus the
iPod generation
Bar So Dome, Royal Exeter
Hotel, Exeter Road
Chair: Niamh Gallagher,
DEMOS; Michelle Mitchell,
Age Concern; Nick Bosanquet,
REFORM
12.45
The Smith Institute,
Thompsons Solicitors, FES
Employment Rights in the
UK, US and EU
Sherborne Room, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Murray Elder, The
Smith Institute
Speakers: John Hutton
MP (tbc); Stephen Cavalier,
Thompsons Solicitors;
Thorben Albrecht,
Confederation of German
Trade Unions
12.45
The Work Foundation,
Working Links
Welfare reform – has the
government finally cracked
it?
Lampeter Hotel, Exeter Park
Road
Chair: Will Hutton, The Work
Foundation
Speakers: Peter Hain MP;
David Freud, author of
Welfare to Work Review; Keith
Faulkner CBE, Working Links;
Paul Gregg, Bristol University;
John Philpott, CIPD
12.45
Unite/SBAC
Aerospace and defence in
your community
Bryanston Room, Wessex
Hotel, West Clif Road
12.45
Young Mayor of Lewisham,
London Borough of Lewisham
Young people and policy
making
Blandford 3; Marriott Highclif
Hotel
Chair: Heidi Alexander,
Deputy Mayor of Lewisham
Speakers: Ed Miliband MP
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13.00
Institute of Directors, Sunday
Times
Climate change – business
opportunity or business
threat?
Gladstone Room, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: David Smith, Economics
Editor Sunday Times
Speakers: John Hutton MP
(invited); Miles Templeman,
Director General Institute of
Directors
13.00
The Guardian
Fourth term or bust?
Pavilion Ballroom
Chair: Polly Toynbee
Speakers: Ed Miliband MP;
Jon Cruddas MP; Phil Collins
13.00
ippr in association with
Policy Exchange, CBI, Audit
Commission
Top down vs front line:
who should run our public
services?
Waterford Upper, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Sue Stirling, Director
ippr North
Speakers: Andy Burnham
MP; Richard Lambert, Director
General CBI; Steve Bundred,
CE Audit Commission; Prof
Anthony Giddens, LSE;
Anthony Browne, Director
Policy Exchange
13.00
NLGN supported by South
West Regional Development
Agency
Is the north/south divide
inevitable?
Tralee Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Tony Travers, LSE (tbc)
Speakers: Hazel Blears MP
(invited); Jules Pipe, London
Borough of Hackney; Chris
Leslie, NLGN
13.00
Nuf eld Council on Bioethics
The forensic DNA database:
have we gone too far?
Shaftesbury Room, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Hugh Whittall, Director
NCOB
Speakers: tbc
13.00
Social Market Foundation,
Standard Life
Our NHS: can we talk?
Waterford Lower, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Mike Hall, Standard Life
Healthcare
Speakers: Alan Johnson MP
(tbc); Prof Karol Sikora; Harry
Cayton, Council for Healthcare
Regulatory Excellence (tbc);
Nick Timmins, The Financial
Times (tbc)
13.00
The Leadership Centre for
Local Government
Place shaping – the Labour
vision for towns and cities
St Malo Suite, Trouville Hotel,
Priory Road
The Guardian debate
Fourth term
or bust?
Chair: Polly Toynbee
Panel: Jon Cruddas MP, Phil Collins,
Rt Hon Tessa Jowell and Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
Tuesday September 25, 1-2pm
Pavilion Ballroom
guardian.co.uk/politics
Party conference coverage
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13.00
Social Market Foundation,
University of Central
Lancashire
Business versus education?
Whose role is it to close the
skills gap?
Piano Room, Bourne Hall
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Ann Rossiter, Social
Market Foundation
Speakers: John Denham
MP; Sir Michael Rake, UK
Commission for Employment
and Skills (tbc); Jill Johnson,
Nuf eld Review of 14-19
Education and Training in
England and Wales; Malcolm
McVicar, University of Central
Lancashire
17.30
British Dental Association,
fpa, Royal College of
Midwives, Royal College of
Nursing, ASDA
Keeping healthy people
healthy: preventing care
and the public health
agenda
Purbeck Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: John Appleby, Chief
Economist, King’s Fund
Speakers: Susie Sanderson,
Chair British Dental
Association; Dame Karlene
Davis, General Secretary Royal
College of Midwives; Anne
Weyman OBE, Chief Executive
fpa; Maura Buchanan,
President Royal College of
Nursing
17.30
Cuba Solidarity Campaign, All
Party Parliamentary Group
on Cuba
Whose rules rule? How
the US blockade forces
companies to breach UK
law
Whitehall Hotel, Exeter Park
Road
Chair: Norma Stephenson,
President UNISON
Speakers: Colin Burgon MP;
Ian Gibson MP; special Cuban
guest
Havana Club rum cocktails
17.30
Foreign Policy Centre, KPMG
Europe question time
Pavillion Pheobe bar
Chair: tbc
Speakers: Jim Murphy MP
(invited); John Cryer, T&G;
Lucy Powell, PPC Withington
former Director Britain in
Europe Campaign; Lord Neil
Kinnock
17.30
An Audience with Alastair
Campbell
De Vere Suite, Royal Bath
Hotel
£[tbc] - tickets from Labour
Party Stand
17.30
Centre for Cities at ippr
in association with Policy
Exchange, DLA Piper
Cities question time
Cork Room, Tralee Hotel
Chair: Dermot Finch, Director,
Centre for Cities
Speakers: Hazel Blears MP;
Ken Livingstone (tbc), Mayor
of London; Tristram Hunt,
historian and broadcaster;
Anthony Browne, Director
Policy Exchange
17.30
ippr, Oxfam, Oracle
Africa question time
Zaferanos restaurant (2)
Highclif
Chair: Matthew Lockwood,
Senior Research Fellow ippr
Speakers: Douglas Alexander
MP; Glenys Kinnock MEP
(tbc); David Mepham, Director
of Policy Save the Children;
Irungu Houghton, Pan-African
Policy Adviser, Oxfam GB
17.30
Mind
Beyond belief – justice and
mental health
Unite Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: tbc
Speakers: Paul Farmer,
CEO Mind; Vera Baird QC
MP (invited); Baroness Jane
Campbell CEHR Commissioner
(invited)
17.30
New Statement, Edge
Can we stop pushy parents
ruining kids’ education?
Bayview Room, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Jenni Russell
Speakers: Jim Knight MP;
Fiona Millar, Journalist;
Dr Madeline Levin, Child
Psychologist; Tom Brighouse,
London Schools
17.30
NHS Confederation, British
Medical Association, Royal
College of Nursing
The politics of the NHS:
where should power really
lie?
Bryanston Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Jackie Ashley, The
Guardian
Speakers: Neal Lawson,
Chair Compass; Geof Mulgan,
Director Young Foundation; Dr
Hamish Meldrum, Chairman
BMA; Dr Gill Morgan, NHS
Confederation; Dr Peter
Carter, General Secretary,
RCN; Tom Cofey, New Health
Network
17.30
Social Market Foundation,
The Carbon Trust
Technology to the rescue:
can technology save us
from climate change?
Waterford Lower, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Ann Rossiter, Social
Market Foundation
Speakers: Ian Pearson MP
(tbc); Prof Mike Hulme, Tyndall
Centre for Climate Change
Research (tbc); Lord Oxburgh
(tbc); Tom Delay,
The Carbon Trust
17.30
The British Association of
Shooting and Conservatioin
(BASC), The Fisheries and
Angling Conservation Trust
(FACT)
The rural reception
James Callaghan Marquee,
Zaferano Restaurant
Host: Martin Salter MP
Speakers: Jonathan Shaw MP;
Gerry Sutclife MP; Vernon
Coaker MP
17.30
The Coalfields Regeneration
Trust
Informal reception
Old Harry’s Bar, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Janet Bibby
17.30
The Co-operative Party,
Mutuo
Co-operation, education
and trust
Dorchester 1, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Speakers: Ed Balls MP;
Mervyn Wilson, The Co-
operative College; Russell Gill,
The Co-operative Group
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17.30
YWCA England and Wales
More than one rung:
making work work for girls
Blandford Syndicate 3,
Marriott Highclif Hotel
Chair: tbc
Speakers: tbc
17.45
Defend Council Housing
Fourth option for council
housing
Bournemouth International
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Alan Walter, Defend
Council Housing
Speakers: Austin Mitchell MP;
Jack Dromey, Unite; Heather
Wakefield, UNISON
17.45
Sue Ryder Care, National
Council for Palliative Care,
Counsel and Care
My death, my choice – the
real challenges for caring
and carers at the end of life
Zaferano Restaurant
Chair: Ivan Lewis MP
Speakers: Paul Woodward,
CE Sue Ryder Care; Eve
Richardson, CE National
Council for Palliative Care;
Stephen Burke, CE Counsel
and Care
17.45
The Electoral Commission
2008 London and local
government elections
Tralee Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Sam Younger
Speaker: kate Sullivan, Head
of Electoral Administration;
Douglas Stewart, Head of
Party and Election Finance
17.45
The Children’s Society
Protecting childhood
or controlling borders?
Refugee children in the UK
Clifton Suite, Hermitage Hotel
opposite BIC
Chair: Bob Reitemeier, CEO
The Children’s Society
Speakers: Liam Byrne MP
(invited); Shami Chakrabarti,
Liberty; other speakers tbc
17.45
The Smith Institute, Reform,
The Russell Group
Higher Education: a public
service?
Mezzanine, Royal Bath Hotel,
Bath Road
Speakers: John Denham MP;
Andrew Haldenby, Reform;
Malcolm Grant, The Russell
Group; Claire Fox, Institute
of Ideas
17.45
T-Mobile, V, Timebank
Volunteering: the new
political activism?
Purbeck Room, Bourne Hall
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: David Seymour,
political commentator
Speakers: V20 members; V’s
Youth Advisory Board; Dave
Rinaldi, Timebank
17.45
UNISON, National Assembly
Against Racism
One society – many
cultures: multiculturalism’s
contribution to a dynamic
society
Bistro area, Lampeter Hotel,
Exeter Park Road
Speakers: Doreen Lawrence
OBE; Sadiq Khan MP; Prof
Tariq Modood, Edie Friedman,
Jewish Council for Racial
Equality; Dr Mohammed
Abdul Bari, Muslim Council of
Britain; Bev Miller, UNISON;
Mohammed Azam Naar;
Claude Moraes MEP
18.00
Age Concern, Guide Dogs
Out of sight, out of mind:
where’s the adult social
inclusion agenda?
Sherbourne Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Speakers: Ed Miliband
MP; Dame Jane Campbell,
Commission for Equality and
Human Rights (invited); Dame
Jane Campbell, Commission
for Equality and Human
Rights (invited); Bridget
Warr, Guide Dogs; Gordon
Lishman, Age Concern
England; a representative
from Association of Directors
of Adult Social Services
18.00
All Party Parliamentary Water
Group
The water sector and
climate change – have we
reached the turning point?
Granville Room, Trouville
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Elliot Morley MP
Speakers: Phil Woolas MP
(invited); Pamela Taylor, CE
Water UK; Dame Barbara
Young, CE Environment
Agency; Tony Harringtron,
Head of Environment
Yorkshire Water; Steve
Bloomfield, Head of Utilities
UNISON
18.00
Christian Socialist Movement,
Co-operative Party
Making mutualism
mainstream
Wesley Room, Punshon
Methodist Church opposite
BIC
Chair: Kerron Cross
Speakers: Francis Davis, Von
Hugel Institute Cambridge;
Alun Michael MP; Rachael
Maskell, Unite – Amicus
section; Gareth Thomas MP
18.00
Compass, Migrants’ Rights
Network, Barrow Cadbury
Trust
Denied entry? Can we
build a more progressive
consensus on immigration?
Dover Lounge, Trouville Hotel,
Priory Road
Speakers: Sukhvinder
Stubbs, Barrow Cadbury Trust;
Jon Cruddas MP; Evrard Oule,
Justice for Cleaners
18.00
Fabian Society
Where next for the
equalities debate?
Connaught Suite, Connaught
Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Tom Hampson, Fabian
Society
Speakers: Ed Miliband
MP; Rushanara Ali, Young
Foundation; Jane Campbell,
CEHR; Debbie Weeks-Bernard,
Runnymede Trust; Prof Tony
Giddens, LSE
18.00
Friends of the Earth, UNISON
Towards a low carbon
economy: growth, jobs and
change at work
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, Lower Ground
Room 6 opposite BIC
Chair: Paul Mason
Speakers: Steve Bloomfield,
Head of Utilities UNISON;
Tim Jenkins, Chief Economist
FOE; Francis O’Grady, Deputy
General Secretary TUC; Adrian
Wilkes, EIC
18.00
Passenger Focus
Bar So, Royal Exeter Hotel,
Exeter Road
Chair: Colin Foxall CBE
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18.00
National Institute of Adult
Continuing Education (NIACE),
Tribal Ltd
Adult literacy and
numeracy skills: where
next for the strategy?
Large Lounge, Whitehall
Hotel, Exeter Park Road
Chair: Dr Peter Lavender,
NIACE
Speakers: Bill Rammell MP;
Dr jan Eldred, NIACE; Barry
Brooks, Tribal Ltd
18.00
Progress
Question time
Deauville Room, Trouville
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: James Purnell MP
Speakers: Jonathan
Freedland, The Guardian;
Oona King; Billy Bragg;
Stephen Twigg, Chair
Progress
18.00
Sera, Climate Clinic
Transport question time
Main Hall, Punshon Church
House opposite BIC
Chair: Andrew Pakes, Sera
Speakers: Ruth Kelly MP
(tbc); Lord William Bach,
Airport Operators Assc; Ian
MacAllister, Network Rail;
Stephen Joseph, Transport
2000; George Muir, Assc of
Train Operating Companies
18.00
Labour Party
The Blair Years: An
audience with Alastair
Campbell
De Verve Suite, Bath Hotel
Special event with Alastair
Campbell talking about the
Blair Years, politics today
and in future. Followed by
a book signing session. The
Blair Years will be on sale at
a special Conference price of
£20. Tickets: £15 (£10 for
members) available from the
Party Stand. All proceeds to
go to the Labour Party.
18.00
Social Market Foundation,
Institution of Occupational
Safety and Health
Dying for a job? Are we
doing enough to ensure
that our workplaces are fit
for purpose?
Piano Room, Bourne Hall
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Lord David Lipsey,
Social Market Foundation
Speakers: Peter Hain MP
(tbc); Brendan Barber, TUC
(tbc); John Wright, Federation
of Small Businesses; Michael
Peel, The Financial Times
(tbc); Rob Strange, IOSH
18.00
sportsthinktank.com
Passing the baton
– sports policy in a Brown
government
Purbeck Room, Wessex Hotel,
West Clif Road
Chair: Nic Coward, Sports
Rights Owners Coalition;
Speakers: Gerry Sutclife
MP; Philip French, Supporters
Direct
18.00
Stonewall, LGBT Labour
Equality for the next
decade
Bryanston Suite, Wessex
Hotel, West Clif Road
Chair: Waheed Alli
Speakers: Barbara Follett
MP; Angela Eagle MP; Alon
Or-bach, LGBT Labour; Ben
Summerskill, Stonewall
18.00
The New Economics
Foundation
Radical regeneration:
where people and the
planet matter
Royal Bath Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Patrick Butler, Guardian
Society
Speakers: Edgar Cahn,
Time Dollar Youth Court;
Anna Coote, Sustainable
Development Commission; Ed
Miliband MP (invited); Lucie
Stephens, NEF; Glen Jenkins,
Marsh Farm NDC
18.00
The Work Foundation, Tesco
A big idea for Labour: social
mobility
Trouville Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Will Hutton, The Work
Foundation
Speakers: Ed Miliband MP
(invited); Vera Baird MP; Carey
Oppenheim, London Child
Poverty Commission; David
North, Tesco
18.00
UKPIA
Reducing CO2 from
transport - who’s
responsible?
Dorset Room, Marsham Court
Hotel
Chair: Chris Hunt
Speakers: Rosie Winterton
MP (invited); Peter Stokes,
Volkswagen UK; Quentin
Willson, motoring journalist
18.30
Association of British Credit
Unions and Cattles plc
A financial wilderness?
The social impact of credit
exclusion
Bourne A, Wessex Hotel, West
Clif Road
Chair: Mark Lyonette, CEO
ABCUL
Speakers: economic
secretary (tbc); Anna Ellison,
Policis; John Lamidey, Cattles
plc
18.30
Institution of Civil Engineers,
Royal Institute of British
Architects
Climate change and skills
Champagne reception
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Hazel Blears MP
Speakers: Sunand Prasad,
President Royal Institute of
British Architects; Dr Scott
Steedman, Vice President
Institute of Civil Engineers
Areception hosted by
the Royal Institute of
British Architects and
the Institution of Civil
Engineers.
Tuesday 25 September
6.30–8.00pm Cork
Ballroom, Tralee Hotel
Speaker: Rt Hon Hazel
Blears MP (Secretary of
State for Communities
and Local Government)
Climate change –
building skills
Supported by: RIBA registered charity number 210566
ICE registered charity number 210252
Image © PA Photos
Sunand Prasad (President,
RIBA) and Scott Steedman
(Vice-President, ICE) invite
you to find out how
architects and engineers
are developing the skills
they need to help homes
and businesses respond
to the climate change
challenge.
Champagne and
refreshments will
be served.
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18.30
British Council, BBC World
Service
Aspiring Africa – how can
Brown’s new government
help meet the hopes of a
continent?
Hardy Suite, Hermitage Hotel
opposite BIC
Chair: Lord Neil Kinnock
Speakers: FCO minister;
George Alagiah, presenter
World News Today, BBC World
(tbc); Moses Anibaba, Director
British Council Ghana
18.30
Forest, The Free Society
Politics and prohibition
– Champagne reception
Main Lounge, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Speakers: guest speakers
18.30
Labour Friends of India
Annual reception
Wessex Hotel, West Clif Road
Chair: Stephen Pound MP
Speakers: HE Mr Famaltsh
Sharma, Indian High
Commission
Ticket only. Call 07956
959637
18.30
Social Market Foundation,
Mobile Operators Association,
Ipsos MORI
New technology, old
concerns: why does society
fear innovation?
Westclif Suite, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Ben Goldacre, The
Guardian (tbc)
Speakers: Ian Pearson MP
(tbc); Prof David Edgerton,
Centre for the History of
Science, Technology and
Medicine, Imperial College
London; Alnoor Samji, Ipsos
MORI; Mike Dolan, Mobile
Operators Association
18.30
Tribune
Leftalive! The left is alive
and kicking
Royal Exeter Hotel, Exeter
Road
Chair: Chris McLaughlin,
Editor Tribune
Speakers: Jon Cruddas MP;
Jon Trickett MP; others tbc
18.30
The Observer
The Observer interview:
Andrew Rawnsley meets
David Miliband MP
Garden Restaurant, Royal
Bath Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Andrew Rawnsley, The
Observer
Speakers: David Miliband MP
18.30
Town and Country Planning
Assc, English Regions
Network
Revitalising the regions
– planning for economic
prosperity
Menzies Carlton Hotel, East
Overclife Drive, of Grove
Road
Speakers: Cllr Peter Box,
Yorkshire Regional Assembly;
John Healy MP (invited); Ruth
Kelly MP (invited)
19.00
All Health Hotel members
The Health Hotel interview
Purbeck Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
19.00
European Alliance Against
Malaria, Action for Global
Health
Financing the health NDGs
The Function Room, Whitehall
Hotel, Exeter Park Road
Chair: Glenys Kinnock MEP
Speakers: International
Finance Facility for
Immunisation (tbc); Frazer
Goodwin, European Public
Health Alliance; Shaun
Mellors, Communities
Delegation to the Board of
the Global Fund to Fight Aids,
TB and Malaria
19.00
Climate Clinic, PRASEG
Making the UK a hub for
a low carbon economy:
delivering on sustainable
energy policy
Epworth Room, Punshon
Church House
Speakers: John Hutton MP
(tbc); David Green, CE UKBCSE
19.00
ippr, Serco
Positive energy: how can
we harness people power
to prevent climate change?
Zaferanos Restaurant,
Highclif
Chair: Justin Rowlatt,
Newsnight’s ‘Ethical Man’
Speakers: Hilary Benn
MP; David James, England
Goalkeeper, Premiership
Green Adviser; Simon
Retallack, Head of Climate
Change ippr; Chris Hyman,
Chief Executive Serco; Lucy
Siegle, Observer
19.00
ippr, Engineering and
Technology Board, Ufi
All work and no play: can
family friendly really work?
Cork Room, Tralee Hotel
Chair: Lisa Harker, Co-Director
ippr
Speakers: Beverley Hughes
MP; Susan Anderson, Director
HR Policy, CBI; Duncan Fisher,
CE Fathers Direct
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POLITICS AND
PROHIBITION.
Champagne reception hosted by
The Free Society, supported by Forest,
with canapes, refreshments, music and
special guest speakers.
Tuesday 25th September 2007
6.30-8.00pm
Main Lounge, Royal Bath Hotel,
Bournemouth
SMOKERS WELCOME
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19.00
Save the Children
Young people call for an
end to child poverty in
the UK
Ofshore Cafe at
Bournemouth Oceanarium
Chair: Jasmine Whitbread,
Save the Children
Speakers: Save the Children
(tbc);
19.30
High Commission for Pakistan
Reception by the High
Commission for Pakistan
Unite Marquee
19.00
Social Market Foundation,
Energy Retail Association
Power to the people:
should consumers be forced
to use less energy?
Waterford Lower Room, Tralee
Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Justin Rowlatt, BBC
(tbc)
Speakers: Malcolm Wicks MP;
Ed Mayo, National Consumer
Council; Duncan Sedgwick,
Energy Retail Association;
Stephen Hale, Green Alliance
Wine served
19.30
Labour Animal Welfare
Society
15 year celebration
followed by karaoke at 9pm
Purbeck Room, Wessex Hotel,
West Clif Road
Chair: Wally Burley LAWS
Speakers: Elliot Morley
MP; Angela Smith MP;
Robert Evans MEP; Douglas
Batchelor, CE League Against
Cruel Sports
19.30
Liberty
Terrorism – a new
consensus
Durley Hall Hotel, Durley
Chine Road
Speakers: Shami Chakrabarti.
Liberty; Jacqui Smith MP
(invited); Jack Straw MP
(invited)
19.30
LOWCVP
Biofuels: more good than
harm?
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, Main Hall
opposite BIC
Chair: Juliette Jowitt,
Transport Editor
Speakers: Ruth Kelly MP;
Greg Archer, Director LOWCVP;
Sir Richard Branson, Virgin
Fuels (tbc); Dr Mark Avery,
RSPB
19.30
LRC
Another world is necessary
Marsham Court Hotel, Russell
Cotes Road, East Clif
Chair: Maria Exall
Speakers: Tony Benn; Katy
Clark MP; Jeremy Corbyn MP;
John McDonnell MP; Mark
Serwotka, PCS
£3
20.00
All Health Hotel members
The Health Hotel and King’s
Fund debate
Purbeck Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Niall Dixon, King’s Fund
Speakers: Alan Johnson MP
You choose the topic for
debate. Visit the Health Hotel
stand in the health zone or:
www.healthhotel.org.uk
20.00
Children Are Unbeatable
Alliance
Equal protection from
assault is every child’s
human right
Punshon Methodist Church
opposite BIC
20.00
Fabian Society, Freidrich Ebert
Stiftung, RSPB
Environmental union
Connaught Suite, Connaught
Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Tim Horton, Fabian
Society (tbc)
Speakers: Matthias Machnig,
German Minister for the
Environment; Hilary Benn MP;
Graham Wynne, RSPB
For further details please go
to: www.fabian-society.org.uk
20.00
Foreign Policy Centre, Police
Federation
Foreign Policy Centre,
Police Federation joint
fringe
Wesley Room, Punshon
Methodist Church, Exeter
Road opposite BIC
Chair: Oona King (invited)
Speakers: Jacqui Smith MP
(invited); Jan Berry, Police
Federation
20.30
ABTA Ltd
Sustainable tourism. Flying
– friend or foe?
Gladstone Suite, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Mark Tanzer, CE ABTA
Speakers: Tony Juniper, Vice
Chair Friends of the Earth;
Keith Richards, Head of
Consumer Afairs & Business
Development ABTA
20.30
Long term care: the biggest
challenge?
Reception hosted by Caring
Choices the stakeholders
finding solutions for long
term care
Sherbourne Room, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Imelda Redmond, CE
Carers UK
Speakers: Alan Johnson
MP (invited); Niall Dickson,
CE King’s Fund; Sue Collins,
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
(invited)
20.30
Climate Change DIY – the
radical vision of personal
carbon trading
Matthew Taylor in
conversation with Alex
James
Hardy Suite, Hermitage Hotel
opposite BIC
20.30
Labour Friends of Israel
Reception
Main Lounge, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Admittance strictly to
conference pass holders
20.30
Climate Clinic, The
Independent
Communicating climate
change: the media role
Punshon Church House,
Lower Ground Room 6
opposite BIC
20.30
National Association of Local
Councils
Delivering for local
communities bangers and
mash supper
Bryanston Room, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Speakers: Hazel Blears MP;
Cllr Ken Cleary, National
Association of Local Councils
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20.30
ippr, Oxfam, Oracle
Is a progressive foreign
policy possible?
Zaferanos Restaurant (1&2),
Highclif
Speakers: David Miliband MP;
David Mepham, Director of
Policy Save the Children; Ian
Kearns, Deputy Director ippr;
Barbara Stocking CBE, Director
Oxfam GB
20.30
Woodland Trust
Woodland Trust reception
Climate Clinic, Hardy Suite,
Hermitage Hotel opposite BIC
21.00
CEHR, CRE, DRC, EOC, Help the
Aged, Age Concern, Stonewall
sponsored by Barclays
Absolutely equal
De Vere Suite, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
With special guests
22.00
Fabian Society, Virgin Media
The Fabian party
Hot Rocks Surf Diner, Pier
Approach
Invitation only. Please go to
www.fabian-society.org.uk for
further details
22.00
The Co-operative Party,
PiggyBankKids
Reception hosted by
Co-operative Party and
PiggyBankKids
Purbeck Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Guest Speakers: Ed Balls MP
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EDUCATION – THE GREAT
INVISIBLE EXPORT
Chaired by the Rt Hon. Lord Kinnock
WEDNESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER, 1245–1400
HERMITAGE HOTEL, HARDY SUITE
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Low Carbon/Low Cost
does energy really have to cost the Earth?
Speakers
Malcolm Wicks MP, Energy Minister
Lord Whitty, NCC
Jenny Saunders, NEA
Chair
Ed Crooks, Energy Editor,
Financial Times
Refreshments provided
Wednesday 26 September
8.30-9.30 am
Climate Clinic
Punshon Church House
Lower Ground Room 6
Wednesday
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updates and
corrections in each
issue relating to
the meetings that
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delegates have the
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AN NUT/CHILD POVERTY
ACTION GROUP JOINT
FRINGE MEETING
12.45 pm - 2.00 pm
Wednesday 26 September
HAROLD WILSON MARQUEE
St Michael’s Road
Adjacent to the
Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Speakers:
Jim Knight MP
Minister of State for Schools
and Learners
Kate Green OBE
Chief Executive,
Child Poverty Action Group
Steve Sinnott
General Secretary, National
Union of Teachers
Chair:
Fiona Millar
School Governor and
Journalist
Education:
Closing or increasing
the poverty gap?
NUT FISH AND CHIPS SUPPER RECEPTION
8.00 pm - 11.00 pm Wednesday 26 September
ZAFFERANO RESTAURANT AND BAR
(previously known as St Michael’s Brasserie)
Free to all Labour Party Conference delegates.
Music provided by Music for Youth.
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Supported by:
www.girlguiding.org.uk
Wednesday 26 September, 6-7pm
James Callaghan - Marquee A refreshments available
Girlguiding UK and beat will launch new research by Opinion Leader
revealing what girls aged seven to ten really think about body image,
self-esteem and happiness. The panel will explore the pressures on girls
at this young age and what this could mean for tomorrow’s women.
Speakers will include:
Liz Burnley, Girlguiding UK Susan Ringwood, beat
Monique Rotik, Opinion Leader Dr Katherine Rake, The Fawcett Society
Under 10 and Under Pressure?
Girls Speak Out About Self-Esteem
Building for the Future: Achieving zero-carbon homes
6.00 – 7.30pm Wednesday 26 September Hermitage Hotel (opposite BIC), Hardy Suite
Speakers to include: Yvette Cooper MP, Minister for Housing
Nicky Gavron, Deputy Mayor of London
Neil Jefferson, NHBC, (National House-Building Council)
Sunand Prasad, President, RIBA
Mike Gilbert, British Cement Association
NHBC in partnership with SERA
www.nhbc.co.uk www.sera.org.uk
FULL BUFFET AND DRINKS PROVIDED
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UNISON, 1 Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9AJ www.unison.org.uk
ON THE FRINGE
Women and work under Labour
Speakers
Harriet Harman QC MP, Leader of the House and
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (to be confirmed)
Bronwyn McKenna - UNISON Director of
Organisation
Jenny Watson - Chair Equal Opportunities
Commission
Dr Katherine Rake – Director of the Fawcett Society
Chair: Polly Toynbee The Guardian
Wednesday 26 September, 12.45-2.00pm
Highcliffe Marriott Hotel, Bryanston Suite (inside
secure zone)
Will our new schools deliver
for pupils and communities?
Speakers
Ed Balls MP - Secretary of State for Children,
Schools and Families (to be confirmed)
Christina McAnea – UNISON Head of Education
Francis Beckett – author and journalist
John Coughlan - President of the Assoc. of
Directors of Childrens Services (to be confirmed)
Chair: Pat Hetherton UNISON Labour Link
Wednesday 26 September, 6 - 7.30pm
Highcliffe Marriott Hotel, Bryanston Suite (inside
secure zone)
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Wednesday
Key
Secure Island site
Free
Refreshments
Wheelchair access
Sign translation
07.30
Renewable Energy
Association
Renewable energy training
seminar breakfast
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, Main Hall
opposite BIC
Speakers: Yvette Cooper MP;
Andrew Cooper, REA; Labour
Cllrs
08.00
Digital UK
Digital UK private breakfast
on digital switchover
Tralee Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Ford Ennals
Invitation only. For details
please call Seb Dance on
020 7462 5438
08.00
Fabian Society, Cambridge
Assessment
Should soft skills be part of
the curriculum?
Connaught Hotel, West Hill
Road
Chair: Louise Bamfield,
Fabian Society
Speakers: Jim Knight MP;
Tim Oates, Cambridge
Assessment; Anthony Seldon,
Wellington College; Richard
Pring, Nuf eld Review
Invitation only. Please go to
www.fabian-society.org.uk for
further details
08.00
Rainer
Count me in: tackling
benefit traps and financial
inclusion for young people
Collingwood Lounge, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Joyce Moseley
Speakers: tbc
Invitation only. Details from
rachel.barber@raineronline.org
or 020 7840 5608
08.00
Social Market Foundation,
Merck Sharp and Dohme
The value of innovation:
how can a fair and practical
drug pricing system be
achieved?
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Ann Rossiter, Social
Market Foundation
Speakers: Alan Johnson MP
(tbc); John Appleby, King’s
Fund (tbc); Dr Richard Barker,
ABPI; Dame Gill Morgan, NHS
Confederation (tbc)
08.15
Christian Socialist Movement
Prayer Breakfast
Wesley Room, Punshon
Methodist Church opposite
BIC
Led by a diferent MP each
morning
Breakfast served from 07.45
08.15
UNUM
Welfare reform – how can
we improve the employer
experience?
Waterford Lower, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Joanne Hindle, UNUM
Speakers: Lord MacKenzie,
DWP (invited); Miles
Templeman, IoD; Dr Peter
Purton, TUC
08.30
National Energy Action,
National Consumer Council
Low carbon/low cost: does
energy really have to cost
the earth?
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, Lower Ground
Room 6 opposite BIC
Chair: Ed Crooks, Energy
Editor FT
Speakers: Malcolm Wicks
MP; Jenny Saunders, Director
of Comms NEA; Lord Whitty,
Chair NCC
08.50
Fabian Society. Chartered
Institute of Housing, Royal
Town Planning Institute
Putting communities in
control; next steps for the
place making agenda
Connaught Hotel, West Hill
Road
Speakers: Hazel Blears MP;
more tbc
Invitation only. For further
details please go to www.
fabian-society.org.uk
09.00
Black Socialist Society
Our plan and priorities
Bryanston Suite Wessex
speakers: Ahmad Shahzad,
Chair BSS; Keith Vaz MP, NEC
representative; plus other
guest speakers
12.45
British Council
Education – the great
invisible export
Hardy Suite, Hermitage Hotel
opposite BIC
Chair: Lord Neil Kinnock
Speakers: Baroness Warwick
of Underclife, CE Universities
UK; Bill Rammell MP
12.45
Combined Heat & Power
Association
Heat – the UK’s energy gap
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, LG Room 6
opposite BIC
Speakers: Phillip Piddington,
RWE; Graham Meeks, CH&PA;
Philip Wolf, REA
12.45
Commission for Rural
Communities
7.5 million votes: why
rural matters. The issues
afecting rural voters today
Zaferano Restaurant, James
Callaghan Marquee
Chair: Dr Stuart Burgess
Speakers: Parmjit Dhanda
MP; David Drew MP; Charles
Clark MP; Nigel Costly,
Regional Secretary, SW
TUC (all invited); Sty=uart
Burgess, Commission for Rural
Communities
Juice up your
Blackberry – free
TV BROADBAND PHONE MOBILE
Join us at Hot Rocks, just by Bournemouth Pier
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prepare children for life?
Association of Teachers and Lecturers
Come along to ATL’s fringe meeting which will bring you up to
date with our views on how a radical overhaul of the National
Curriculum will contribute to a good childhood. We’ll be
concentrating on the skills children need in and out of school
which prepare them for life. We’re sure you’ve got some views
on this – so we look forward to seeing you there!
Speakers - Rt Hon. Ed Balls MP, Secretary of State for
Children, Schools and Families
Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary, ATL
Kathy Evans, Policy Director, Children’s Society
Chair - Julia Neal, President, ATL
www.atl.org.uk
Wednesday 26 September,
Bar So Dome,The Royal Exeter Hotel
12.45pm - 2.00pm. Hot buffet lunch and wine provided * All Welcome
Fringe listings – Wednesday
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publish updates and corrections in each
issue relating to the meetings that day,
to ensure delegates have the latest
information.
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Wednesday
12.45
Compass
Private equity: time to
make business owners
equal before the law?
Dover Lounge, Trouville Hotel,
Priory Road
Speakers: Jon Trickett MP,
Compass; Dan Plesch, Centre
for International Studies &
Diplomacy; Dr Stephanie
Blankenberg, Economics
Advisor to the Venezuelan
Government
12.45
Core Cities
Cities and regions: working
in partnership to deliver
competitiveness
Purbeck Room, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Wilf Stevenson,
Director Smith Institute
Speakers: Hazel Blears MP
(invited); John Hutton MP
(invited); Sir Richard Leese,
Manchester City Council;
Representative from Regional
Development Agency (tbc)
12.45
Demos
Participation rewired: can
we have real democratic
renewal?
Blandford Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Catherine Fieschi
12.45
Every Disabled Child Matters
Disabled children: a new
priority
Tralee Hotel, West Hill Road
Speakers: Ed Balls MP; Dame
Jo Williams, MENCAP
12.45
Fabian Society, Avanta
Beyond the New Deal
Connaught Hotel, West Hill
Road
Speakers: Caroline Flint MP;
Robert Taylor; Rushanara Ali,
Young Foundation; Jeanette
Faherty, Avanta
Invitation only: please go to
www.fabian-society.org.uk for
further details
12.45
Association of British Insurers
Pensions reform: will the
consensus last?
Green Room, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Speakers: Peter Hain
MP (tbc); Jeannie Drake,
Commissioner Commission for
Equality and Human Rights;
Margaret Craig, Director of
Life and Savings Association
of British Insurers
12.45
Association of Teachers and
Lecturers
Learning to live: how can
schooling prepare children
for life?
Dome Suite, Royal Exeter
Hotel, Exeter Road
Chair: Julia Neal, ATL
President
Speakers: Dr Mary Bousted,
General Secretary Association
of Teachers and Lecturers; Ed
Balls MP; Kathy Evans, Policy
Director Children’s Society
12.45
Foreign Policy Centre, Nestle
Water: how can we
manage our most precious
resource?
Zaferano Restaurant
Chair: Stephen Twigg
Speakers: Douglas Alexander
MP (invited); Phil Bloomer,
Oxfam; Hilary Parsons,
Head of CSR Nestle; Camilla
Toulmin, International
Institute for Environment and
Development
12.45
Foundation Trust Network
Bringing localism to life:
building mutuality and
accountability in NHS
foundation trusts
Circle Room, The Pavilion
Chair: tbc
Speakers: minister of state
for health (invited); Sue
Slipman, Director Foundation
Trust Network; Peter Hunt, CE
MUTUO (invited)
12.45
Leading development and
environment campaigning
organisations
Jon Snow interviews
Douglas Alexander MP
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Jon Snow, news
presenter
Speakers: Douglas Alexander
MP
12.45
National Council Voluntary
Organisations
Small charities have their
say! A roundtable debate
Wesley Room, Punshon
Memorial Methodist Church,
Exeter Road
Chair: Liz Atkins, NCVO
Speakers: Ed Miliband MP
(invited)
12.45
National Union of Teachers,
Child Poverty Action Group
Education: closing or
increasing the poverty gap?
Zaferano Restaurant, Harold
Wilson Marquee
Chair: Fiona Millar
Speakers: Steve Sinnott,
National Union of Teachers;
Kate Green, Child Poverty
Action Group
12.45
New Statesman, Virgin Media
Media ownership,
democracy and consumer
choice
Hot Rocks Club and Bar, Pier
Approach
Chair: Bill Thompson
Speakers: James Purnell MP;
Ian Hargreaves, Ofcom; Torin
Douglas, BBC
12.45
Socialist Educational
Association
Inclusion, exclusion,
confusion
Punshon Methodist Church
opposite BIC
Chair: Richard Sidley General
Secretary
12.45
Sinn Fein
Ireland – the future?
Large Lounge, Whitehall
Hotel, Exeter Park Road
Chair: Dodie McGuinness
Speakers: Alex Maskey MLA,
Sinn Fein; Joanne Spain, Sinn
Fein
12.45
Thames Gateway
Parliamentary Group
Why our housing minister
deserves a seat at the
cabinet table
Granville Room, Trouville
Hotel, Priory Road
Speakers: Yvette Cooper
MP (invited); Jon Cruddas
MP (invited); Jimi Bennett,
Senior Research Fellow IPPR;
Thames Gateway rep tbc
12.45
The British Retail Consortium
Respect for shops – respect
for shop workers
Mezzanine, Royal Bath Hotel,
Bath Road
Speakers: Jacqui Smith MP
(tbc); John Hannett, General
Secretary USDAW; Dr Kevin
Hawkins, Director General
British Retail Consortium;
USDAW shopworker (tbc)
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Wednesday
12.45
New Economics Foundation,
ACCA
Bigger, cheaper, faster
– worse? Why we need to
redefine ef ciency
Sherbourne, Marriott Highclif
Hotel
Chair: David Walker, The
Guardian (tbc)
Speakers: Lisa Sanfilippo;
New Economics Foundation;
Paul Coen, Local Government
Association; Dean Westcott,
ACCA; Andy Burnham MP
12.45
The Smith Institute, British
Energy
The Energy White Paper:
have the government got it
right this time?
Tregonwell Room, Royal
Exeter Hotel, Exeter Road
Chair: Murray Elder, The
Smith Institute
Speakers: Malcolm Wicks MP;
Jim Skea, UK Energy Research
Centre; Jeremy Nicholson,
Energy Intensive Users
Group; Nick Goodall, Energy
Networks Association
12.45
The Smith Institute, NESTA,
The Young Foundation
Innovation and Education
1812 Restaurant, Royal
Exeter Hotel, Exeter Road
Speakers: John Denham
MP; Jonathan Kestenbaum,
NESTA; Geof Mulgan, Young
Foundation; John Sorrell,
CABE; James Harding, The
Times
12.45
Working for Charities
Bayview, Royal Bath Hotel,
Bath Hotel
Chair: Jackie McLeod, NCH
Speakers: Penny Nicholls,
The Children Society; Rachael
Maskell, UNITE – Amicus
section; Phil Hope MP
12.45
The Wildlife Trusts, Woodland
Trust
Climate change: helping
nature adapt
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, Main House
opposite BIC
Chair: Clive Anderson
Speakers: Hilary Benn MP;
Stephanie Hilborne, CEO The
Wildlife Trusts; Sue Holden,
CEO Woodland Trust
12.45
The Work Foundation,
Professional Contractors
Group
Escaping the rat race
– freelance freedom or job
insecurity?
Lampeter Hotel, Exeter Park
Road
Chair: Nick Isles, The Work
Foundation
Speakers: Stephen Timms
MP (invited); Dr John Knell,
Intelligence Agency; Gary
Freer, McGrigors; David
Ramsden, Chair PGC
12.45
UNISON
Women and work under
Labour
Bryanston Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Polly Toynbee, The
Guardian
Speakers: Harriet Harman QC
MP (tbc); Bronwyn McKenna,
Director of Organisation
UNISON; Jenny Watson, EOC
12.45
Unite The Union – Amicus
section
Global rights – not a choice!
Enforcing rights and
standards in a globalise
economy
USDAW Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
12.45
Women’s Environment
Network, Soil Association
Storm in a teacup: climate
friendly clothes
Climate Clinic, Punshon
Church House, Garden
opposite BIC
Speakers: Emily Thornberry
MP; Katherine Hamnett,
fashion designer and green
campaigner (tbc)
Join us for a climate friendly
bufet
13.00
ippr, Oracle
Two up, two down: what’s
the future of afordable
housing?
Waterford Upper, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Peter Hetherington,
The Guardian
Speakers: Yvette Cooper MP;
Michael O’Higgins, Chair Audit
Commission; Tristram Hunt,
historian and broadcaster;
Jim Bennett, Senior Research
Fellow, ippr
13.00
National Institute for Health
and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Could the NHS be nicer?
Putting NICE guidance into
practice
Mirabelle Suite, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: Frank Dobson MP
Speakers: Andrew Dillon,
NICE
13.00
Kids Count
Gangsta’s paradise
Bryanston Suite, Wessex
Hotel, West Clif Road
Chair: Linda Lawrence
Speakers: Richard Taylor,
Damilola Taylor Trust; Vernon
Coaker MP; Youth Justice
Board; Trident; Lhame Lall,
Kids Count Youth Board
Chairman
13.00
Social Market Foundation,
Institution of Engineering and
Technology
From skills to success?
Building a competitive
future for the UK
Waterford Lower, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Raod
Chair: Stephen Evans, Social
Market Foundation
Speakers: David Lammy MP;
John Stone, The Learning and
Skills Network (tbc); Robin
McGill, The Institution of
Engineering and Technology;
Evan Davis, BBC News (tbc)
13.00
Unlock Democracy, Nuclear
Industry Association
Planning, in whose
interest?
Trouville Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Marja McCafrey, CEO
BWEA
Speakers: Hazel Blears MP;
Yvette Cooper MP; Ron Bailey,
Campaigns Director Unlock
Democracy
17.00
Labour Party Campaign
Seminar
Winning on the web?
Harold Wilson Marquee,
Zaferano Restaurant
with special guest speakers
17.30
General Motors, East of
England Development Agency
Sustainability and
manufacturing technology
in the east of England
Mezzanine, Royal Bath Hotel,
Bath Road
Speakers: Barbara Follett MP
(tbc); Alex Bruce, Manager
Government Relations General
Motors UK and Ireland; East of
England Development Agency
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17.30
ippr, Engineering and
Technology Board, Ufi
You’re hired! Skills for
business
Waterford Upper Room, Tralee
Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Julia Margo, senior
research fellow, ippr
Speakers: John Hutton MP;
Lord Paul Drayson; Dr John
Morton, CE ETB; Solitaire
Townsend, Managing Director
and Founder, Futerra
17.30
ippr, Oxfam, Oracle
Life Chances: Where Next
for Labour?
Cork Room, Tralee Hotel, West
Hill Road
Chair: Polly Toynbee, The
Guardian
Speakers: Ed Miliband MP;
Carey Oppenheim, Co-Director,
ippr; Sarah Castell, Head of
Qualitative Research, Ipsos
MORI; Kate wearing, Director
UK Poverty, Oxfam GB
17.30
Social Market Foundation,
Coca-Cola Great Britain
Corporate social
responsibility: boardroom
blessing or window
dressing?
Waterford Lower, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Viscount Tom Chandos,
Social Market Foundation (tbc)
Speakers: John Hutton MP
(tbc); William Asiko, Coca-
Cola Africa Foundation;
Fiona Harvey, The Financial
Times (tbc); Trade Union
representative tbc
17.45
East of England Development
Agency, General Motors
EEDA and GM reception
Mezzanine, Royal Bath Hotel,
Bath Road
Chair: Richard Ellis
17.45
The Muslim Council of Britain
The prospects for the British
Muslim community ten
years on
Unite Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Sir Iqbal Sacranie
Speakers: Dr Muhammad
Abdul Bari, Muslim Council of
Britain; Sadiq Khan MP; Hazel
Blears MP (invited)
18.00
Association of British Insurers
Adapting to our climate
change
Westclif Suite, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Sarah Mukherjee,
Environment Correspondent
BBC
Speakers: Hilary Benn MP
(tbc); Baroness Young, CE
Environment Agency; David
Nussbaum, CE WWF; Jane
Milne, Head of Climate Change,
ABI
18.00
Christian Socialist Movement,
NCVO
What value(s) in voluntary
action?
Wesley Room, Punshon
Methodist Church opposite BIC
Chair: Alun Michael MP
Speakers: Ed Miliband MP; Liz
Atkins, Director of Public Policy
NCVO; Helen Dennis, Christian
Socialist Movement
18.00
Fabian Society, FES
What do Iran’s democrats
want from us?
Connaught Suite, Connaught
Hotel, West Hill Road
Speakers: Nazenin Ansari,
Diplomatic Editor, Kayhan;
Prof Volker Perthes, German
Institute for International and
Security Afairs Berlin; Glenys
Kinnock MEP (tbc); Dr Ali
Ansari, St Andrews Univeristy;
Dr Ali Paya, University of
Westminster and National
Research Institute for Science
Policy Iran (tbc); Prof Fred
Halliday, LSE (tbc); Prof Abbas
Edalat, Science and Arts
Foundation
18.00
Fabian Society, Groundwork UK
The environment and social
justice; how do we meet the
fairness test?
Connaught Hotel, West Hill
Road
Speakers: Hilary Benn MP;
Tony Hawkhead, Groundwork
UK; Fiona Mactaggart MP;
Rebecca Willis, Sustainable
Development Commission
(invited)
Invitation only. Please go to
www.fabian-society.org.uk for
futher details
18.00
Girlguiding UK, Beat
Under 10 and under
pressure? Girls speak out
about self-esteem
Zaferano Restaurant, James
Callaghan Marquee
Speakers: Girlguiding UK;
eating disorder charity Beat;
Opinion Leader Research
18.00
Group 4 Securicor (G4S)
The security threat
– how can we protect our
infrastructure?
Mirabelle Room, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Chair: tbc
Speakers: tbc
18.00
South West RDA
South West RDA and Fifteen
present best of the South
West food and drink
Aruba restaurant, Pier
Approach
Speakers: Juliet Williams,
South West RDA; Fifteen
Restaurant
18.00
Still Human Still Here Coalition
Is government policy
making asylum seekers
destitute?
Punshon Memorial Church
opposite BIC
Chair: Kate Allen, Amnesty
Director
Speakers: Liam Byrne MP; Jon
Cruddas MP
18.00
SERA, Climate Clinic
Building for the future:
achieving zero carbon
homes
Hardy Suite, Hermitage Hotel
opposite BIC
Chair: Emma Burnell, SERA
Speakers: Yvette Cooper MP
(tbc); Nicky Gavron, Deputy
Mayor of London’ Mike Gilberrt,
British Cement Association;
Neil Jeferson, NHBC; Sunand
Prasad, RIBA
18.00
UNISON
Will our new schools deliver
for pupils and communities?
Bryanston Suite, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
Chair: Ann Black, UNISON
Labour Link
Speakers: Ed Balls MP (tbc);
Christine McAnea, UNISON
Head of Education; Francis
Beckett, author and journalist
(tbc)
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Wednesday
18.00
Youth Sport Trust, Sport
England, UK Sport
Playgrounds, parks and
podiums – the sporting
legacy for 2012
Deauville Suite, Trouville
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Derek Mapp, Sport
England
Speakers: Dame Kelly
Holmes, double olympic
champion; Gerry Sutclife MP
18.30
The Labour Life Group
The human tissue and
embryos bill
Tregonwell Suite, Royal
Exeter Hotel, Exeter Road
Chair: Joe Benton MP
Speakers: Martin Foley, Life;
Jim Dobbin MP
18.45
Electoral Reform Society
Rethinking the
relationship: what do
voters want from their
representatives?
Terrace Room, Swallow Durley
Dean Hotel, West Clif Road
Chair: Dr Ken Ritchie
Speakers: Oona King, Chair
Institute of Community
Cohesion; Cllr Jessica
Crowe, Dep Leader Hackney
Councillors Commission; Dr
Roger Mortimore, Ipsos-MORI;
Dr Alan Whitehead MP
Meeting to be followed by
activists reception
19.00
ippr
Defeating terrorism: can we
win a ‘war’ on terror?
Waterford Upper, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Angus Walker, Home
Afairs Editor ITN
Speakers: Jacqui Smith MP
(tbc); Sir Chris Fox, Former
President ACPO; Ian Kearns,
Deputy Director ippr; Ed
Husain, author The Islamist;
Shami Chakrabarti, Director,
Liberty; Jacqui Smith MP (tbc)
19.00
ippr
Renewing democracy: are
we bovvered?
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Guy Lodge, Senior
Research Fellow, ippr
Speakers: Anthony Barnett,
Founder Open Democracy;
David Marquand, Oxford
University; Francesca Klug,
LSE; Meg Russell, Constitution
Unit
19.30
Drugscope, Family Welfare
Association
Harms still hidden? Next
steps for the drug and
alcohol strategies
Highclif Bryanston
Speakers: Dawn Primarolo
MP; Helen Dent, CE Family
Welfare Association; Martin
Barnes, CE Drugscope
19.45
Climate Clinic, Met Of ce
The impacts of climate
change
Climate Clinic, Hardy Suite,
Hermitage Hotel opposite BIC
Speakers: Dirrick Rayall,
Programme Manager Climate
Research, Met Of ce and
panel members
20.00
Fabian Society, National Youth
Agency
Education and life chances:
what will narrow the gap?
Connaught Suite, Connaught
Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Louise Bamfield,
Fabian Society
Speakers: Jim Knight MP;
Viv McKee, National Youth
Agency; Baroness Estelle
Morris (tbc); Lord Neil Kinnock
(tbc); Polly Toynbee, The
Guardian (tbc)
20.00
London First
Should Alistair Darling put
London first?
Dods Marquee, Marriott
Highclif Hotel
20.00
National Union of Teachers
NUT fish and chip supper
reception
Zaferano Restaurant
Music provided by Music For
Youth
20.00
Open Rights Group
Should we trust electronic
elections?
Bay View Suite, Royal Bath
Hotel, Bath Road
Speakers: Bridget Prentice
MP; Andrew Scallan, Electoral
Commission; Jason Kitcat,
Open Rights Group
20.30
ippr, Engineering and
Technology Board, Ufi
Train to gain? Skills and
social mobility
Waterford Upper,Tralee Hotel,
West Hill Road
Chair: Jonathan Guthrie, The
Financial Times
Speakers: John Denham
MP; Kate Stanley, Director
of Research developement,
ippr; Francis O’Grady, Deputy
General Secretary TUC
20.30
ippr
In conversation with
Cork Room, The Tralee
Hotel
See ippr pull-out programme
in the conference guide or go
to www.ipprconferences.org
22.00
ippr in association with Virgin
Media
The ippr media party
Hot Rocks Surf Diner, Pier
Approach
Invitation only. Please go
to: ipprconferences.org for
further details
Thursday
08.15
Christian Socialist Movement
Prayer breakfast
Wesley Room, Punshon
Methodist Church opposite
BIC
Led by a diferent MP each
morning
13.00
Campaign for Labour Party
Democracy
Conference assessment
and the next steps
Bournemouth International
Hotel, Priory Road
Chair: Mohammed Azam
Speakers: Ann Black,
NEC; Billy Hayes, CWU;
Christine Shawcroft, NEC;
Peter Willsman, NEC; Walter
Wolfgang, NEC
£1, conc 50p
13.00
Fabian Society
British Muslim citizenship
and integration
Connaught Suite, Connaught
Hotel, West Hill Road
Chair: Hannah Jameson,
Fabian Society
Speakers: John Denham MP;
Yahya Birt, City Circle; Fareena
Alam, Q News (tbc); John
Biggs, GLA (tbc)
For further details please go
to www.fabian-society.org.uk
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Saturday
18.00
Everyone welcome
Labour North West Reception
Highclife Dorchester
Tickets available from Labour North
West, 01925 574913
18.30
By Invitation Only
London Region Reception
Cork Ballroom, Tralee Hotel
21.00
Everyone welcome
The only party in the village
(joint LGBT Labour/Labour Party
Reception)
2nd level bar, The Branksome
Speakers: Harriet Harman MP (tbc),
Michael Cashman MEP, Angela Eagle MP
Sunday
11.00
CLP delegates only
Labour North Welcome lunch
Shaftesbury room, Highclife Marriott
Chair: Rt Hon Nick Brown MP, Minister
for the North
12.00
MPs and Delegates only
East Midlands Welcome Lunch
Tralee Waterford lower
Chair: Paddy Tipping MP
12.00
By Invitation only
East of England Delegate Lunch
Highclif Sherbourne
Chair: Bill Rammell
19.30
CLP delegates, international, ex-of cios,
other
Labour Yorkshire and the Humber
Tralee, Westclife
Chair: Rt Hon Harriet Harman
Speakers: Tom Riordan, Chief Executive,
Yorkshire Forward, Bernard Hughes, Head
of Government Afairs for ASDA
Tickets available from regional staf and
on the door.

20.00
Everyone Welcome
The Scottish Labour Reception
USDAW Marquee
20.30
Councillors and delegates with tickets
(available from the party stand)
Local Government Reception
De Vere Suite in the Royal Bath Hotel
Chair: Hazel Blears MP, Secretary
of State for Communities and Local
Government
20.00
Women Only
Women’s Reception
Pavilion Ballroom
Chair: Norma Stephenson,
Speakers: Harriet Harman MP, Barbara
Follett MP, Barbara Keeley MP
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19.30
South West Delegates and visitors
– ticket only
Labour South West Delegates
Reception
Purbeck Suite Marriot Highclif
Tickets available from Labour South west
on 0117942 1900
Monday
18.30
Everyone welcome
Engagement with Muslim
Communities Across Europe
Wessex Hotel, West Clif Road
Chair: Farzana Hakim, Director of
Government Relations, Commission for
Racial Equality
Speakers: Gary Titley MEP, Leader
of the EPLP, Shahid Malik MP (Under
Parliamentary Secretary of State in
the Department for International
Development (tbc), Rushnara Ali,
PPC Bethnal Green and Bow, Jeroen
Dijsselbloem MP, Home Afairs and
Integration, Dutch Labour Party
10.30
By invitation only
Welcome Meeting For International
Visitors
What is Conference 2007 all about?
Unite Marquee
Speakers: Richard Howitt MEP (EPLP
Chair and Foreign Afairs Spokesperson)
Fiona Tywcross (Regional Director,
Yorkshire)
12.30
By invitation only
Heads of Mission Lunch
Unite Marquee
Hosted by the Foreign Secretary
21.30
By invitation only
International Meet and Greet
An opportunity for NEC Members, MPs
and MEPs to meet our sister parties.
Sherbourne Room, Highclife Hotel
18.00
Delegates/international/ex-of cios/party
members
Diversity Reception
USDAW Marquee
Chair: Joe Mann
Speakers: Janet Seymour-Kirk; Michael
Cashman MEP (tbc); Parmjit Dhanda MP
19.00
All friends of the East Midlands welcome
East Midlands reception
Highclif Bryanston
Various ministers and cabinet members
19.00
By invitation only
East of England Regional Reception
Royal Bath – De Vere Suite
Chair: Richard Howitt MEP
Tickets available from the Regional
Of ce
21.00
Everyone Welcome
Welsh night
Unite Marquee, Highclife Marriot Hotel
Guest of Honour: Rt Hon Peter Hain MP,
Rt Hon Rhodri Morgan
21.00
Young Members only
Young Labour Reception
Highclif Purbeck
Chair: Richard Angell, Chair Young Labour
Speakers: Dawn Butler MP (tbc),
Stephanie Peacock, NEC Youth
Representative
Young
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Tuesday
08.30
Everyone welcome
International Breakfast Meeting
“Employment, Migrants and Rights”
Unite Marquee
Chair: Lord Kinnock
Speakers: Claude Moraes MEP,
spokesperson employment and social
afairs; Emine Bozkurt MEP (Dutch
Labour Party), Liam Byrne MP, Minister
for Immigration (tbc)
Hosted by the European Parliamentary
Labour Party and Brussels Labour Group
Brussels Labour group
13.00
Everyone welcome
Labour Students Priority Campaign
Launch – Campaigning for Global
Justice
Unite Marquee, highclife
16.30
By invitation only
Question and Answer session for
International Visitors
An opportunity for international visitors
to put their questions to a panel of
Cabinet Ministers
Unite Marquee
18.00
By invitation only
International Reception - Hosted
by Labour’s National Executive
Committee
Unite Marquee
20.00
All welcome. Tickets (£10) available from
the Labour Party information stand, or
from Arlene Ainsley on 07834 098719
Northern night
USDAW Marquee, Highclif Marriot
Chair: Rt Hon Nick Brown MP, Minister
for the North
20.00
Delegates and visitors
Labour Students Disco
Jumping Jacks, Pier Approach,
Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA
Wednesday
12.30
By invitation only
Sister Party Lunch
Dorchester Suite, Highclife Hotel
17.00
Labour Party Campaign Seminar
Winning on the web?
Harold Wilson Marquee, Zaferano
Restaurant
with special guest speakers
18.00
All Delegates welcome
Thank you reception for members
Ballroom, Pavillion
Hosted by the Labour Party General
Secretary Peter watt
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Special Conference Deal
The Blair Years will also be available from the Party Stand
at a special Conference price of £20.
Alastair Campbell will also be signing his diaries at the
Party Stand. Details of the day and time will be in the
Conference Daily Newspaper.
The Blair Years
An audience with Alastair
Campbell
Tuesday 25 September
6.00pm – 7.30pm
De Vere Suite, Royal Bath Hotel
Special event with Alastair Campbell and former Daily
Mirror editor, Piers Morgan talking about the Blair Years,
politics today and in future.
To be followed with a book signing session. The Blair Years
will be on sale at a special Conference price of £20.
Tickets: £15 (£10 for members) available from
the Party Stand.
All proceeds from ticket and book sales will go to the
Labour Party.
Exhibitor listings
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Stand P1
Labour Party
The Labour Party
39 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0HA
Stand P3
UNISON
UNISON is the country’s
largest trade union with
over 1.3 million members
working throughout the
public services, utilities
and voluntary sector. We
are a campaigning union
committed to quality public
services, equality and fair
representation. UNISON
Labour-Link is the
af liated section of the
union’s members.
1 Mabledon Place
London WC1H 9AJ
UNISON Direct
Tel: 0845 355 0845
www.unison.org.uk
Stand P4
Socialist Group in the
European Parliament/EPLP
Labour MEPs working with
the Labour Party and the
Labour Government; making
a practical diference to all
our lives; promoting policies
to improve our economy,
environment, health, and
security. Call at our stand in
Purbeck Hall for the latest
information about your
Labour MEPs and their work.
2 Queen Anne’s Gate
London
SW1H 9AA
Email: info@eurolabour.org.uk
www.eurolabour.org.uk
Stand P6
BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global
defence and aerospace
company, delivering a full
range of products for air,
land and naval forces, as
well as advanced electronics,
information technology
solutions and customer
support services. With
37,000 employees in the UK
and 88,000 worldwide BAE
Systems sales exceeded
£13 billion in 2006.
Julian Scopes
BAE Systems
6 Carlton Gardens
London, SW1Y 5AD
Tel: 01252 383929
Fax: 01252 383985
www.baesystems.com
Stand P7/8
Tameside/Centre of
Excellence
Stand P9
NUT
The NUT believes that
children and young people are
most likely to develop their
abilities and full potential
through access to free, high
quality education delivered
by good local schools.
Concomitant with that aim,
our professional development
programme plays a significant
role in the enhancement of
teaching skills.
National Union of Teachers
Hamilton House
Mabledon Place
London WC1H 9BD
Tel: 020 7388 6191
Fax: 020 7387 8458
www.teachers.org.uk
Stand P14
Islamic Relief
Stand P15/16
Royal Mail Group
Royal Mail Group stand in the
Purbeck Hall ofers a range of
post of ce services including
a daily collected postbox,
Monday 24 to Thursday 27
September, and a free to use
cash machine.
Stand P17
The Independent
Stand P19
Royal National Institute of
Blind People
Visit the Royal National
Institute of Blind People’s
interactive stand and pit your
wits against ‘The Thinker’.
Are you missing two million
potential customers or
voters? How accessible is
your information to blind
and partially sighted people?
Come to find out more, win
prizes and enter our daily
champagne draw.
RNIB
Campaigns Dept
Tel: 020 7391 2123
Email: campaigns@rnib.org.uk
www.rnib.org.uk
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Stand P20-22
USDAW
With over 340,000 members,
USDAW is one of Britain’s
largest trade unions. USDAW
members work in a variety
of industries including retail,
distribution, home shopping,
call centres, food processing,
milk industry and insurance.
Visit our stand to find out
more about USDAW and our
campaigns.
Union of Shop, Distributive
and Allied Workers
188 Wilmslow Road,
Manchester M14 6LJ
Tel: 0161 224 2804
Email: enquiries@usdaw.
org.uk
Tel: 0161-224 2804
Fax: 0161-257 2566
www.usdaw.org.uk
Stand 20a
The Campaign for Crossrail
The Campaign for Crossrail is
a broad coalition whose aim is
to make Crossrail a reality as
soon as possible. Supporters
include leading businesses;
trade unions; the CBI, IoD;
London First and London
Chamber of Commerce and
Industry; Mayor of London.
n; Transport for London; and
City of London.
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Stand P23
Age Concern
Age Concern is the UK’s
largest organisation working
for and with older people to
enable them to make more
of life. We are a federation
of over 370 independent
charities who work locally,
nationally and internationally
providing vital services,
information and support to
thousands of older people.
Age Concern campaigns to
reduce poverty, end age
discrimination, combat social
exclusion and improve health
and social care services for all
older people.
Helen Turnock
Government and
Parliamentary Afairs
Manager
Tel: 020 8765 7509
Email: Helen.Turnock@ace.
org.uk
www.ageconcern.org.uk
Stand P24
LGA High Ethnicity
Authorities’ Special
Interest Group (HEASIG)
HEASIG was established
in 1999 and comprises 24
local authorities in England.
Our members are extremely
concerned about proposed
government reforms to the
local government funding
system; future schools’
funding arrangements; and
the government’s continued
reliance on inaccurate
population estimates. Visit
our stall to find out more.
Stand P25
StartHere
StartHere is a community
information service that
tackles social exclusion.
Delivered on a range of digital
media, StartHere connects
people to organisations and
services – local, national,
voluntary and statutory - that
can help them most. It’s a
starting point for anyone
needing help on a range of
social welfare issues.
Simon Hills
Business Development
Manager
Tel: 020 8742 7722
Email: simon@starthere.org
www.starthere.org
Stand P26
GovNet Communications
Stand P33
Mind
One in four people experience
mental health problems in
their lifetime. Our vision is of
a society that promotes and
protects good mental health
for all, and that treats people
with experience of mental
distress fairly, positively, and
with respect. Our mission
is to work for better mental
health for everyone.
Tel: 020 8215 2424
Email: action@mind.org.uk
Stand P34
British Union for the
Abolition of Vivisection
(BUAV)
The BUAV is one of the
world’s leading organisations
at the forefront of
international campaigning
to end animal experiments
through political lobbying,
media liaison and undercover
investigations. We are
committed to using all
peaceful means to create a
world where nobody wants
or believes we need to
experiment on animals.
Dave Powell
Email: dave.powell@buav.org
Stand P35
The Coalfields
Regeneration Trust
The Coalfields Regeneration
Trust aims to make coalfield
communities sustainable,
working towards the
point where they can be
prosperous, viable and
cohesive without support. It
forms strategic partnerships
and contributes to agendas
across government
departments to encourage
sustainable communities,
skills development, local
enterprise growth, and health
and employment strategies.
The Coalfields Regeneration
Trust
PO Box 97
Rotherham S63 7WX
Tel: 01709 760272
Fax: 01709 765599
Email: info@coalfields-regen.
org.uk
www.coalfields-regen.org.uk
Stand P36
Terrence Higgins Trust
Attractive, energetic,
25-years-old charity
seeks intelligent, open-
minded politicos for fun,
partnership and better sexual
health. Would like to meet
government targets. If you fit
the bill, come to the Terrence
Higgins Trust at Stand P36,
and get to know us; it could
be the start of something
beautiful…
Terrence Higgins Trust
314-320 Gray’s Inn Road
London WC1X 8DP
Tel: 020 7812 1600
Fax: 020 7812 1601
Email: info@tht.org.uk
www.tht.org.uk
Stand P37
Nuclear Industry
Association
The NIA is the trade
association for over 140
companies in the UK civil
nuclear industry. The
diversity of membership
facilitates and encourages
efective industry interaction
to support our objectives.
The membership continues to
grow and includes companies
involved in most business
sectors of the UK civil nuclear
industry.
Simon James
Head of Public Afairs
Tel: 020 7766 6650
Fax: 020 7839 1523
Email: simon.james@niauk.org
www.niauk.org
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Stand P38
Association of Teachers
and Lecturers (ATL)
ATL, the education union – led
by education professionals
from across the sector and
throughout the UK. ATL
recognises the link between
education policy and our
members’ conditions of
employment. Our evidence
based policy making enables
us to campaign and negotiate
from a position of strength.
We champion good practice
and achieve better working
lives for our members. We
help our members, as their
careers develop, through
first rate research, advice,
information and legal support.
Our 160,000 members
– teachers, lecturers,
headteachers, and support
staf – are empowered to get
active locally and nationally.
We are af liated to the TUC
and work with government
and employers through social
partnership.
Association of Teachers and
Lecturers
7 Northumberland Street
London WC2N 5RD
Tel: 020 7930 6441
www.atl.org.uk
www.new2teaching.org.uk
Stand P39
Knowsley Borough Council
Knowsley Metropolitan
Borough Council.
The Future is Knowsley! Visit
our stand to find out why.
Karen Jones
Public Afairs Manager
Knowsley Borough Council
Municipal Buildings
Archway Road
Huyton
Knowsley
Merseyside L36 9YU
Tel: 0151 443 3588
Fax: 0151 443 3030
Mobile: 07767 890804
Email: karen.jones@
knowsley.gov.uk
Stand P40
Shaw Trust
Shaw Trust is a national
charity that provides training
and work opportunities
for people who are
disadvantaged in the labour
market due to disability,
ill health or other social
circumstances. We are the
largest UK voluntary sector
provider of employment
services for disabled
people, helping 50,000
people last year.
Stand P42
League Against Cruel
Sports (LACS)
The League Against Cruel
Sports played a leading role
in promoting the Hunting Act,
making fox hunting illegal,
and we now work to secure
efective enforcement of
the Act. We also run high
profile campaigns to end
the sufering and killing of
animals in ‘sports’ such as
shooting and bullfighting.
League Against Cruel
Sports Ltd
Sparling House
83-87 Union Street
London SE1 1SG
Tel: 020 7403 6155
Fax: 020 7403 4532
Email: mail@league.uk.com
www.league.org.uk
Stand P43
Carers UK
Carers provide unpaid care
by looking after an ill, frail
or disabled family member,
friend or partner. Carers give
so much to society yet as a
consequence of caring, they
experience ill health, poverty
and discrimination. Carers
UK campaigns to end this
injustice.
Kate Groucutt
Policy & Public Afairs Of cer
Tel: 020 7566 7616
Email: kate.groucutt@
carersuk.org
www.carersuk.org
Stand P44
Turning Point
Turning Point is the
UK’s leading social care
organisation. We provide
services for people with
complex needs, including
those afected by drug and
alcohol misuse, mental health
problems and those with a
learning disability. We provide
services in 200 locations and
worked with around 130,000
people last year.
Tel: 020 7481 7600
Fax: 020 7481 7620
Email: info@turning-point.
co.uk
www.turning-point.co.uk
Stand P45
APSE
APSE is the fastest growing
local government networking
organisation with a dynamic
portfolio of services which
link almost 300 local
authorities. Delivering the
UKs biggest local government
benchmarking service,
networking and advisory
groups, briefings service and
a range of other services to
our member local authorities
the Labour Party Conference
is an ideal opportunity for
those involved or interested
in local government services
to acquaint themselves
with APSE. Visit our stand
and take away a host of
useful research publications,
information and briefings on
front line local government
services.
Mo Baines
Tel: 07971 843515
Email mbaines@apse.org.uk.
Stand P47
National Landlords
Association
The National Landlords
Association protects and
promotes the interests
of private landlords of
residential property and
represents their views to
government. The NLA seeks a
fair legislative and regulatory
environment for the private-
rented sector while aiming
to ensure that landlords are
aware of their statutory
rights and responsibilities.
Richard Hyslop
External Afairs Executive
National Landlords
Association
22-26 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TJ
Tel : 020 7840 8903
Fax : 0871 241 0471
www.landlords.org.uk
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Stand P48
Bournemouth Labour Party
Stand P49/50
Design by Committee/
Colorset/Trader Media
Group
Our name may be tongue
in cheek, but our work
speaks for itself. Design
by Committee is a friendly
and passionate consultancy
specialising in branding,
print, web and exhibition
design. Together with
Colorset who have years of
experience producing large
format graphics and the
Trader Media Group who are
leaders in producing quality
volume printing, we have the
complete design solution.
98 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3UB
Tel: 020 7403 0090
Email: hugh@
designbycommittee.co.uk
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Stand P51
YWCA
More than one rung
campaign: making work
work for girls. YWCA, the
leading charity working with
the most disadvantaged
girls and young women in
England and Wales is calling
on government to ensure
future skills policy addresses
the needs of disadvantaged
young women so they can
climb of the bottom rung of
the career ladder and work
towards better futures.
Sophie Holmes
Tel: 07766 421995
m

Stand P52
Working Links
Working Links, a unique
public, private, voluntary
partnership, is a leading
welfare to work provider.
We have helped over 80,000
people into work, 70 per cent
of whom are still working
a year later, and have
transformed the lives of some
of the most disadvantaged
individuals, families and
communities across the
country.
Katharine Sacks-Jones
Public Afairs Executive
Tel: 07984 651 270
Email: katharine.sacks-jones@
www.workinglinks.co.uk
Stand P54
Labour Women’s Network/
Emily’s List
Fawcett Society Labour
Women’s Network and
Emily’s List UK are enabling
organisations. They
encourage and support
Labour women who wish to
enter public of ce by giving
advice and information and
providing training. When
funds are available Emily
gives grants to women
seeking selection. Fawcett
is the UK’s campaign for
equality between women
and men. Our vision is of a
society in which women and
men are equal partners at
home, at work and in public
life. We work at a national
level to raise awareness and
efect change in employment,
poverty, criminal justice and
representation.
Stand P56
The Howard League for
Penal Reform
The Howard League for Penal
Reform is an independent
charity which works for a
safe society where fewer
people are victims of crime,
believes that ofenders must
make amends for what they
have done, that community
sentences make a person
take responsibility and live
a law-abiding life in the
community.
Barbara Norris
Events & Promotions Of cer
Tel: 020 7249 7373
www.howardleague.org
Stand P58
Europeans for Medical
Progress
250 MPs and 83 per cent of
GPs question whether animal
tests are the best means to
ensure drug safety – thrown
into the spotlight by disasters
like Vioxx and the tragic trial
at Northwick Park Hospital.
New film Safer Medicines
(free to MPs) proposes
groundbreaking solutions.
Putting patient safety first.
Kathy Archibald
Director
Tel: 07792 289066
Email: kathy@curedisease.net
www.curedisease.net
Stand P59
RNID/Unum
RNID is the largest charity
representing the nine million
deaf and hard of hearing
people in the UK. Our stand
with Unum demonstrates
the devastating efects of
tinnitus in the workplace
and at home. Tinnitus is
experienced by almost seven
million people in the UK with
500,000 people severely
afected.
RNID
Telephone & text phone:
020 7296 8015
www.rnid.org.uk
Stand P64
RSPCA
Come and be an Animal Crime
Scene Investigator at the
RSPCA stand. Take part in our
new interactive game, learn
how we tackle floods, oil
spills and mass evacuations.
Claire Robinson
RSPCA
Wilberforce Way
Horsham
West Sussex RH13 9RS
Tel: 0870 7540 106
Email: politicalafairs@rspca.
org.uk
Stand P65
The Standards Board for
England
The local government ethical
framework is changing.
With the introduction of the
revised Code of Conduct, and
the local filter for complaints
on the horizon, the Standards
Board for England is leading
the way towards strategic
regulation and a lighter touch.
Visit our stand to find out
more.
The Standards Board for
England
Fourth Floor
Grif n House
40 Lever Street
Manchester M1 1BB
Tel: 0161 817 5300
Fax: 0161 817 5499
Email: enquiries@
standardsboard.gov.uk
www.standardsboard.gov.uk
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Stand P66
NASUWT/ASCL
The NASUWT is the largest
union representing teachers
and headteachers throughout
the UK. By engaging in
constructive dialogue with
the government, the NASUWT
has secured for teachers
significant improvements in
pay and working conditions.
Members are supported by
the national and regional
network of local and
professional services.
www.teachersunion.org.uk
The Association of School and
College Leaders (ASCL) is the
only professional association
to exclusively represent
leaders of secondary schools
and colleges. It was formerly
the Secondary Heads
Association.
www.ascl.org.uk
Stand P69
Compass
Compass is the leading
democratic left pressure
group, whose goal is to
debate and develop the
ideas for a more equal and
democratic world, then
campaign and organise to
help ensure they become
reality. We have over 2,500
members across the UK.
Gavin Hayes
General Secretary
Compass – direction for the
democratic left
Southbank House
Black Prince Road
London SE1 7SJ
Tel: 020 7463 0633
Mobile: 07900 195591
Email: gavin@compassonline.
org.uk
www.compassonline.org.uk
Stand P70 and 71
Elanders and ProCo
Elanders and ProCo are the
major print partners for the
Labour Party,
Elanders
Infomedia is our business
and Infomedia is about
getting the right information
to the right person at the
right time. At Elanders
we deliver the following
services; Creative design,
Database Publishing
services and systems,
Database management,
Print production, Storage,
fulfilment and distribution.
Elanders have over 100
years experience in
managing and producing
media in many formats and
are proud to be a preferred
supplier to the Labour Party.
Come and discuss how
Elanders Infomedia can make
a diference to your media
management, production and
distribution.
ProCo
A highly successful total
print services provider,
now in our fifteenth year.
Accredited with ISO9001,
FSC and PEFC, we have a
strong focus on reducing
environmental impact. ProCo
ofers strategic print services
to organisations seeking an
integrated approach to their
business needs, including
the latest litho and digital
presses, in-house digital
print and mailing, high-speed
laser personalisation and
enclosing facilities. We pride
ourselves on attention to
detail, outstanding customer
service and commitment to
the environment. We are
proud to be an of cial print
partner of the Labour Party.
Come and meet Jon Bailey and
Matthew Emmott on Stands
70-71 in the Purbeck Hall
to find out how we can help
you, or contact us advance
for information or to book a
meeting at Conference.
www.procoprint.co.uk
matt.emmott@procoprint.
co.uk
0114 272 8888
Stand P72
Fawcett Society
Fawcett is the UK’s leading
campaign for equality
between women and men.
We campaign to transform
women’s lives by closing
the gaps between women
and men’s access to power,
money and justice. We need
your support, add your voice
to our campaign by visiting
our stand today.
Fawcett Society
1-3 Berry Street
London EC1V 0AA
Tel: 020 7253 2598
www.fawcettsociety.org.uk
Stand P74
Labour’s Socialist Societies
Come and meet
representatives from the
various Socialist Societies;
find out how to get involved,
browse current publications,
hear about the Societies’
latest campaigns, and more…
Co-operative Party; Christian
Socialist Movement; Fabian
Society; Jewish Labour
Movement; LGBT Labour;
Labour Disabled Members’
Group; Labour Housing
Group; Labour Irish Society;
National Union of Labour and
Socialist Clubs; Scientists
for Labour; Socialist
Education Association; SERA
– the Labour Environment
Campaign; Socialist Health
Association; Society of
Labour Lawyers and more.
Simon Wright
Email: simon@simon-wright.
info
Stand P75
Citizens Advice
Each Citizens Advice Bureau
are registered charities reliant
on over 20,000 volunteers
and need to raise funds to
provide vital services, helping
people to resolve nearly
5.5 million cases annually.
Experian have teamed up
with the Citizens Advice to
test your debt knowledge!
See how?
Gurwinder Singh Kandola
Events Co-ordinator
Email: Gurwinder.singh@
citizensadvice.org.uk
www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Stand P78
Hutchinson Ports
Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited
(HPUK) is a member of the
Hutchison Port Holdings
(HPH) Group, a subsidiary
of the multinational
conglomerate Hutchison
Whampoa Limited. HPH is the
world’s leading port investor,
developer and operator, with
45 ports in 23 countries.
HPUK operates the Port of
Felixstowe, Thamesport
(London) and Harwich
International Port.
Stand P79
Reeds Carpets
If you are in the Purbeck or
Solent Halls, in the BIC, you
are standing on anthracite-
coloured carpet. But think
‘green’ instead. This is EVO-
RIB carpeting supplied and
fitted by Reeds Carpets from
Coventry. Reeds Carpets is
Britain’s leading independent
exhibition and event
carpeting contractor who,
at the beginning of 2007,
launched the UK’s first-ever
in-house carpet recycling
plant in a major, award-
winning, drive to say farewell
to landfill. Talk ‘green’ to John
Swain, Reeds Carpets’ Sales
Manager, on our stand.
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Stand P80
Big Lottery Fund
Big Lottery Fund is committed
to bringing real improvements
to communities and the
lives of people in need.
Our funding covers health,
education, environment and
charitable purposes. 60-70
per cent of funding will go to
the voluntary and community
sector. Find out what we
have funded and how your
community could benefit.
Tel: 0845 4 10 20 30
Text phone: 0845 6021659
www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
Stand P82
Brook
Brook is the country’s leading
sexual health organisation
for young people, ofering
free and confidential sexual
health advice and services
to 200,000 young men and
women a year. Visit our
stand to find out more about
teenage pregnancy, young
people’s sexual health and
what you can do to help.
Brook
421 Highgate Studios
53-79 Highgate Road
London NW5 1TL
Tel: 020 7284 6040
Email: admin@brookcentres.
org.uk
www.brook.org.uk
Stand P83
RadioCentre
RadioCentre represents the
overwhelming majority of
UK commercial radio stations
and is charged with building
and maintaining a strong
and successful commercial
radio industry, in terms of
both listening hours and
revenues. RadioCentre works
with advertisers and their
agencies, government, Ofcom,
copyright societies and
stations themselves.
RadioCentre
77 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 5DU
Tel: 020 7306 2603
Email: externalafairs@
radiocentre.org
www.radiocentre.org
Stand P85
Government of Gibraltar
Stand P86/87
pteg (Passenger Transport
Executive Group)
pteg represents Britain’s
seven publicly accountable
Passenger Transport
Executives. PTEs are the
driving force behind the
development of public
transport networks which
serve more than 13 million
people in some of Britain’s
largest city regions. We
aim to deliver integrated
public transport networks
– accessible to all.
Tim Larner
PTEG Support Unit
Tel: 0113 251 7204,
info@pteg.net
Stand B1
Health Zone
Come enjoy our free
testing/giveaways! Have a
free distance vision check
courtesy of the Eye Health
Alliance. Enjoy fresh fruit
and produce from ASDA. Surf
the net with the Information
Centre for Health & Social
Care. Visit the Health Hotel/
EHM stand to vote for your
debate topic.
Stand B3
Scope
Stand B4
Labour Students Speech
Service
Stand B8
RNIB Transcription Unit
Visit the Royal National
Institute of Blind People’s
Transcription Unit for advice
and support on how to ensure
that your communication
messages reach two million
blind and partially sighted
people. We are providing a
free on-site transcription
service for conference or
exhibition materials into large
print, audio and Braille.
RNIB
Transcription Services
Tel: 01733 375370
Email: businesslink@rnib.
org.uk
Stand B10
Westfield Health
An award winning provider of
corporate healthcare plans,
Westfield Health is well
placed to assist employers in
maintaining a motivated and
healthy workforce. Valuable
as a risk management tool or
as an employee benefit, our
plans provide a wide range of
everyday healthcare benefits
and counselling services from
just £1 a week per employee.
www.westfieldhealth.com
Stand B11
Hackney Council
Hackney Council represents
London’s most diverse and
exciting borough, at the heart
of the capital. Hackney is a
host for the 2012 Olympic
and Paralympic Games, with
nearly 30 per cent of the
Olympic Park in the borough.
We are at Labour Party
Conference to share our
aspirations for 2012 and the
legacy we are determined to
secure for Hackney.
Stand B12
VisitBrighton
There’s something special
in the air in Brighton. The
breezes whirl in from the
sparkling expanse of the
English Channel across the
city to the rolling green
hills of the South Downs. A
home to writers, musicians
and artists, the city’s got
creativity. Making it a very
special place to meet.
Serena Castiglione
VisitBrighton
1st Floor
Brighton Town Hall
Brighton BN1 1JA
Tel: 01273 292629
Email: serena.castiglione@
brighton-hove.gov.uk
www.visitbrighton.com
Stand B13
Coventry City Council
Coventry is rapidly
transforming itself to meet
the challenges of the 21st
Century. Visit Coventry City
Council’s stand to find out
more about how councillors
are working to create a
growing and accessible city
where people choose to live,
work and be educated and
businesses choose to
invest....you’ll be surprised.
Stand B14
GovNet Communications
Stand B15
O2
O2 mobile phone clinic and
free phone charging service.
Please call by – especially
if you are one of O2’s 18
million UK customers - if you
have any questions about
O2’s products, services or
practices.
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Stand T2
The British Humanist
Association
The British Humanist
Association is the national
charity supporting and
representing non-religious
people seeking to live good
lives based on reason,
experience and shared
human values. We campaign
against religious privilege
and discrimination against
non-religious people, whether
in the law, education,
employment, or the provision
of public services.
Andrew Copson
Education and Public Afairs
Tel: 020 7079 3584
Email: andrew@humanism.
org.uk
www.humanism.org.uk
Stand T3
DeHavilland
DeHavilland is the best
means of understanding
and influencing the
way government and
Parliament behaves. We
provide constantly updated
information filtered to meet
precise needs, accompanied
by tools to aid direct
engagement with ministers,
parliamentarians, journalists
and the public. Our services
are backed up by unparalleled
personal support from a
dedicated team of experts.
Stand T4
Royal Yachting Association
Stand T6
Electrical Safety Council
The Electrical Safety
Council is an independent,
consumer safety body and
registered charity, committed
to reducing deaths and
injuries through electrical
accidents at home and
work. We have wide support
from the electrical industry,
professional bodies and
consumer groups and many
notable organisations which
have an interest in electrical
safety.
Tel: 0870 040 0561
www.esc.org.uk
Stand T7
Falkland Islands
Government
Visit the Falkland Islands
Stand for information
regarding one of the UK’s
most dynamic overseas
territories. Meet members
of the Falkland Islands
Government. Learn of the
development of the Islands
over the past 25 years and
our plans for the future
– working in partnership with
the UK.
Sukey Cameron MBE
Representative
Falkland Islands Government
14 Broadway
London SW1H 0BH
Tel: 020 7222 2542
Email: representative@
falklands.gov.f
www.falklands.gov.f
Stand T8
Communication Workers
Union (CWU)
The CWU (Communications
Workers Union) represents
workers in the postal,
telecommunications,
financial services and
related industries. We exist
to protect, advance and
serve the interests of our
members. The CWU campaign
Euro-trashed – Justice for
Agency Workers calls on the
government to introduce
domestic legislation for equal
treatment and the end to
the current exploitation of
agency workers.
www.cwu.org
Stand T9
Guide Dogs
Guide Dogs is one of the
leading charities working
for blind and partially-
sighted people. We promote
independence through the
provision of guide dogs
and mobility training, and
campaign for equal access to
goods and services, transport,
the street environment,
health and rehabilitation
services.
Email: campaigns@guidedogs.
org.uk
www.guidedogs.org.uk/
campaigns
Stand T12
GLA
Stand T13/14
TUC
The TUC is the voice of
Britain at work with 64
unions representing almost
6.5 million working people
from all walks of life. We
campaign for fairness at work
and help unemployed workers
in the search for quality jobs.
We negotiate in Europe and
work in partnership with
political parties, business and
the community.
Trades Union Congress
Congress House
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3LS
Tel: 020 7636 4030
Fax: 020 7636 0632
Email: info@tuc.org.uk
www.tuc.org.uk
Stand T21
Black Country Chamber of
Commerce
Stand S1
Big Wide Talk
Big Wide Talk is a research
and development
organisation that enables
parents and practitioners at
the very local level to improve
outcomes for children. Locally
owned evidence derived
from conversations between
children, parents, planners
and politicians becomes the
driver for change to improve
services and create a more
equal society.
Ann Jamieson
Chief Executive
Tel: 0777 5627787
Email: ann.jamieson@
bigwidetalk.org
www.bigwidetalk.org
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Stand S2
Counsel and Care/
Busy Bees
Counsel and Care is a national
charity getting the best care
and support for older people,
their families and carers.
Provides advice, information,
financial support, and
influences future policies,
services and funding.
Advice Line: 0845 300 7585
Email: advice@
counselandcare.org.uk
www.counselandcare.org.uk
Busy Bees supply more UK
organisations with Childcare
Vouchers than any other
provider. Clients include SMEs,
FTSE 100 corporations and
a large proportion of public
sector organisations.
Tel: 08000 431 861
Email: info@
busybeesvouchers.com
www.busybeesvouchers.com
Stand S9
Computing for Labour
Stand S11
Aqua Massage
Relaxation Zone
Stand S13/14
Amicus
Amicus the campaigning
union has over one million
members and represents
workers in many industries
and workplaces including:
manufacturing, defence,
construction, ofshore,
graphical, paper, media,
finance, health care,
engineering, education,
energy civil aviation,
transport, metals, voluntary
sector and local authorities.
Stand S15
The Tibet Society of the UK
The world’s first Tibet
support group, The Tibet
Society was founded in 1959
within weeks of the Dalai
Lama’s escape from Tibet.
Today the Tibet Society
continues to lobby parliament
and work to seek justice
for Tibet. It also acts as
secretariat for the All Party
Parliamentary Group for Tibet.
The Tibet Society of the UK
Unit 9
139 Fonthill Road
London N3 4HF
Tel: 020 7272 1414
Email: info@tibetsociety.com
www.tibetsociety.com
Stand S16
People’s History Museum
The People’s History Museum
is dedicated to the working
people of Britain and the
story of how they organised
to change society, improving
life for future generations.
Based in Manchester, the
museum houses galleries,
an education service, textile
conservation centre and the
Labour History Archive and
Study Centre, which is the
of cial repository for the
archives of the Labour Party.
Tel: 0161 839 6061
www.phm.org.uk
Stand S18
The Paul Daisley Trust
Set up after the death of
Paul Daisley MP from colon
cancer, we help to raise
awareness of this disease,
provide information and help
people stay in their homes
rather than remain in hospital
or hospice. Come and see our
event photos – you may see
someone you know!
PO Box 43863
London NW6 6XP
Tel: 020 8968 4340
Stand S19
Respect for Animals
Respect for Animals
campaigns to end all aspects
of the cruel and unnecessary
international fur trade.
Each year the Canadian
Government allows hundreds
of thousands of baby seals
to be brutally killed for their
fur. Respect for Animals is
dedicated to ending this.
Respect for Animals
PO Box 6500
Nottingham NG4 3GB
Tel: 0115 952 5440
Email: info@
respectforanimals.org
www.respectforanimals.org
Stand S20
Abortion Rights
Abortion Rights is the
leading UK grassroots
organisation campaigning to
defend and extend women’s
reproductive rights. In this
40th anniversary year we
are campaigning to liberalise
the abortion law, improve
women’s access to and
experience of abortion, and
oppose any restrictions in
current abortion rights.
Abortion Rights
18 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL
Tel/Fax: 020 7923 9792
Email: choice@abortionrights.
org.uk
www.abortionrights.org.
uk www.prochoicemajority.
org.uk
Stand S21
CND
CND campaigns to scrap
Trident and secure global
abolition of nuclear weapons.
Our current priorities are
to reverse the decision
to replace Trident, to
win government support
– and action – for a Nuclear
Weapons Convention, and to
reject British participation
in the unnecessary and
provocative US missile
defence system.
Stand S23
NAHT
The NAHT is the only
professional association
ofering unrivalled tailor-
made support for school
leaders in England, Wales
and Northern Ireland across
the entire age range. The
NAHT is dedicated to the
maintenance of efective
school management and
the improvement of
education for pupils through
efective lobbying of
Parliament; local support;
advice; training; guidance and
a first-class website.
Stand S24
NSPCC
The NSPCC’s purpose is to
end cruelty to children. It
is time for everyone to do
something to end cruelty to
children. Every action counts.
Visit our stand to find out
what you can do.
Email: events@nspcc.org.uk
www.nspcc.org.uk
Stand S26
Public Impact
We provide professional
design and print services all
year round and at election
time. You get friendly advice,
you deal with human beings
not computers, copy is
checked and we give firm
delivery dates. 200+ Labour
MPs, 150 CLPs and most of
the cabinet have used us.
Let’s win together!
Public Impact
The Courtyard
87 Southampton Street
Reading RG1 2QU
Tel: 0118 986 9191
www.labourprint.co.uk
Stand S27
National Assembly Against
Racism
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Stand S28
Helena Kennedy
Foundation
Stand S29
World Disarmament
Campaign/Labour Action
for Peace
WDC’s objective is world
disarmament for peace and
security in a sustainable
global community. $1.2
trillion per year on weapons
creates fear and insecurity.
Weapons create tension and
exacerbate existing conflict
situations. Disarmament as
called for in the UN Charter is
essential to achieving a truly
peaceful world.
Stand S30
Palestine Solidarity
Campaign/Cuba Solidarity
Campaign
The Palestine Solidarity
Campaign (PSC) aims to
raise public awareness
about the occupation of
Palestine and the struggle
of the Palestinian people.
PSC seeks to bring pressure
on both the British and
Israeli governments to bring
their policies in line with
international law, ensuring
justice for the Palestinian
people.
PSC
Box BN PSA
London WC1N 3XX
Tel: 020 7700 6192
Fax: 020 7609 7779
Email: info@
palestinecampaign.org
www.palestinecampaign.org
The Cuba Solidarity
Campaign is active in Britain
to support Cuba’s right to
self-determination against
the illegal US blockade.
Visit our stand to find out
about what you can do and
for information on events,
campaigns and tours, or to
buy from our range of t-shirts,
music, books and magazines.
Cuba Solidarity Campaign
c/o Red Rose Club
129 Seven Sisters Rd
London N7 7QG
Tel: 020 7263 6452
Email: campaigns@cuba-
solidarity.org.uk
www.cuba-solidarity.org.uk
Stand S31
Venezuela Information
Centre/Justice for Columbia
VIC is a broad-based
campaign in solidarity with
the people of Venezuela. The
recent democratic re-election
of Hugo Chavez has caused
great interest in Venezuela
– come to our stand to find
out more about the inspiring
changes taking place, and
browse our wide range of
merchandise and literature.
PO Box 56210
London, N4 4XH
Email: info@vicuk.org
www.vicuk.org,
Stand S32
LAWS/Animal Protection
Agency
The Animal Protection
Agency (APA) is committed
to ceasing the trade in
wild animals for pets, and
lobbies for changes in the
law to protect captive exotic
animals. Supporting APA is an
integrated team of scientific,
veterinary and legal advisors
that includes specialists
in exotic animal welfare,
conservation and public
health.
Animal Protection Agency
Brighton Media Centre
15-17 Middle Street
Brighton BN1 1AL
Tel: 01273 674253
Fax: 01273 674927
Email: info@apa.org.uk
www.apa.org.uk
Stand S33
The Electoral Commisson
The Electoral Commission is
an independent body set up
by the UK Parliament. Our
aim is integrity and public
confidence in the democratic
process. We regulate party
and election finance and
make sure elections are
well-run.
www.electoralcommission.
org.uk
Stand S34
Salford City Council
Salford; 60 per cent green
space; 18 square miles of
countryside and parks, 30
miles of rivers and canals,
112 ponds and lakes; a
world-class arts and theatre
complex attracting over one
million people a year – and
a new home for the BBC.
There’s more to Salford than
you think.
www.salford.gov.uk
Stand S35
ABLE UK
ABLE’s mission is to rid the
world of its most devastating
social ills – drugs, crime,
illiteracy, and immorality –
through the social betterment
methods and principles of
author and humanitarian,
L Ron Hubbard. ABLE is
an umbrella organisation
for Narconon (drug
rehabilitation and education),
Criminon (criminal reform
and prevention), Applied
Scholastics (educational
methods) and The Way
To Happiness Foundation
(distributes a common sense
guide to better living).
ABLE UK
Saint Hill Manor
East Grinstead
West Sussex RH19 4JY
Tel: 01342 301 902
Email ableuk@able.org
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Stand S36-38
Community/Communitas
Community – representing
several unions with roots
in the industrial revolution
– prides itself on its long
association with the Labour
Party and is pleased to be an
exhibitor. We look forward to
contributing to constructive
discussions in Bournemouth
which will inspire the
government to restore to
the communities from which
the party draws its main
support the quality jobs and
sense of purpose and win
back the support which gave
it an overwhelming victory
in 1997.
Tel: 020 7239 1200
Fax: 020 7278 8378
Email: info@community-tu.org
www.community-tu.org
communitas is part of the
Trade Union, Community.
It works at national and
transnational level to
support the development of
communities, specialising
in the fields of social
inclusion, lifelong learning,
equality and diversity,
community regeneration and
international development.
Communitas has supported
over 11,000 people and
assisted over 90 per cent
of beneficiaries facing
redundancy to find new
employment and retraining.
communitas are providing
internet services during
conference.
Tel: 01562 749170
Fax: 01562 749171
E-mail: enquiries@
communitas.eu.com
www.communitas.eu.com
Stand S39
Retailers Against
Smuggling
Retailers Against Smuggling
is the campaign of the
Tobacco Alliance, which
represents 16,500
independent retailers across
the UK who are concerned
about the adverse efect
that tobacco smuggling is
having on their livelihoods.
The campaign seeks to draw
attention to the UK’s high
tax regime, which is the
root cause of the smuggling
problem, and to urge
consumers to purchase only
from legitimate outlets.
Tel: 0800 008 282
www.tobaccoalliance.org.uk
Stand S40
Amicus
Amicus the campaigning
union has over one million
members and represents
workers in many industries
and workplaces including:
manufacturing, defence,
construction, ofshore,
graphical, paper, media,
finance, health care,
engineering, education,
energy civil aviation,
transport, metals, voluntary
sector and local authorities.
Stand S44
4Children
4Children is the national
charity dedicated to
creating opportunities and
building futures for children.
It provides parents and
professionals with advice,
research and support on all
issues concerning children,
young people and families.
Make Spacez is a £3 million
4Children campaign,
supported by Nestlé,
working for a positive
future for teenagers.
City Reach
5 Greenwich View Place
London E14 9NN
Tel: 020 7512 2112
Fax: 020 75376012
Email: info@4children.org.uk
www.4children.org.uk
Stand S45
British Library
Come and leaf through
Leonardo da Vinci’s
notebooks, the original
version of Alice’s Adventures
in Wonderland and Mozart’s
musical diary, and see the
local treasures which won our
public libraries competition.
The British Library is
displaying ‘virtual texts’ of
iconic items using our award-
winning Turning the Pages
technology.
Gill Webber, Head of
Communications
Tel: 020 7412 7110
www.bl.uk
Stand S50
Furness Enterprises
Stand S52
On Digital UK
Stand S53
Countryside Alliance
The Countryside Alliance
works for everyone who
loves the countryside and
the rural way of life. Through
campaigning, lobbying,
publicity and education the
Alliance influences legislation
and public policy that impacts
on the countryside, rural
people and their activities.
Visit our stand to discuss
the issues afecting your
countryside.
Countryside Alliance
367 Kennington Road
London SE11 4PT
Tel: 020 7840 9200
Fax: 020 7793 8899
Email: info@countryside-
alliance.org
www.countryside-alliance.org
Stand S54-56, 63-65
BBC
Visit the BBC stand
to see some of the
latest developments in
broadcasting. See the ‘World
at One’ and ‘PM’ broadcast
live. Try out the i-player – our
new service that means
you need never miss your
favourite BBC programmes
again.
Stand S57
Centro West Midlands
Passenger Transport
Authority
Centro-West Midlands
Passenger Transport
Authority is responsible for
promoting public transport
across the region. Our key
issues are the redevelopment
of Birmingham New Street
Station, increased rail
capacity, improved local bus
services and the creation of a
Midland Metro network across
the conurbation.
Marie-Hélène Matthews
Tel: 0121 214 7094
www.centro.org.uk
Exhibitor listings
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Stand S58/59
Go-Ahead Group
Go-Ahead is one of the
UK’s leading providers
of passenger transport
management services
operating in the bus, rail,
parking and aviation sectors.
Employing around 24,000
staf across the country,
over 800 million passenger
journeys are undertaken
on its services each year,
predominately in the South
of England. In addition to
the travelling public, our
customers include Transport
for London, BAA, TFL, major
airlines, local authorities, NHS
Trusts, shopping centres and
the Department for Transport.
Come and meet us on our
stand and learn more about
how we keep the UK moving.
www.go-ahead.com
Stand S60
eaga plc
Majority owned by its
3500 employees, eaga
plc works with central,
devolved national and local
government and the private
sector to deliver residential
energy ef ciency solutions
designed to address social,
environmental and energy
ef ciency challenges.
Anne Toms
Government Afairs Manager
eaga plc
Tel: 0191 247 3840
Mobile: 07740 157 219
Email: anne.toms@eaga.com
www.eaga.com
Stand S62
Sue Ryder Care
Sue Ryder Care is the
leading voluntary provider
of specialist palliative and
neurological care. We support
people living with conditions
including Cancer, MS,
Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease,
Motor Neurone Disease,
Huntington’s Disease, Brain
Injury and Dementia through
community based care, home
care, residential care and end-
of-life care services.
Dan Beety
Head of Public Afairs
Sue Ryder Care
Tel: 020 7400 0440
Mobile: 07929 167 007
Email: dan.beety@
suerydercare.org
Stand S67
Ordnance Survey
Stand S69
Electoral Reform Society
The Electoral Reform Society
is campaigning to change
the way we choose our
politicians. We believe that
a fair voting system will
improve our democracy,
allow politicians to better
represent you and help them
to tackle the serious issues
facing our society. Fairness,
accountability and a real
choice for voters should not
be compromised.
Stand S71, 74-75
The Tobacco Workers’
Alliance
The Tobacco Workers’
Alliance (TWA) is a coalition
of Unite and GMB trade
union members who
work in the UK tobacco
manufacturing industry and
its major suppliers. The TWA
campaigns on a variety of
issues that it believes could
afect the employment
prospects of those employed
in the industry.
Tobacco Workers’ Alliance
Tel: 020 7239 1224
Stand S72
Tribune
Stand S73
British Association of
Social Workers
BASW is the largest
professional association
representing social workers
in the UK. Our success and
vitality are built on the active
involvement and expertise
of members who share a
collective commitment to high
quality social work practice
and social justice and to
uphold the Association’s Code
of Ethics.
www.basw.co.uk
Stand S76
All Party Parliamentary
Middle Way Group
The Hunting Act is
unworkable, does not improve
animal welfare and causes
greater sufering to wild
mammals by increasing the
use of other methods of
control. A new wild mammals
protection law, as proposed
by the Middle Way Group,
would prevent cruelty in all
circumstances, be principled
and be enforceable.
The Middle Way Group
c/o Lembit Opik MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 1144
Exhibitor listings
Exhibition
information
Best stand
competition
Show your appreciation by taking
part in our vote to find the best
stand in the Delegates Choice
category and an opportunity to
win a bottle of Champagne and
two invitations to the Exhibitors
Reception on Wednesday night
at Conference. This event is
traditionally attended by the
Prime Minister and best stands
prizes are awarded.
Complete the form to the left
and hand it into the Labour
Party stand in the Purbeck hall
or the Exhibition Organisers
Of ce in the Purbeck Lounge.
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State your choice and why:
Name:
Mobile Number:
Pass Number:
Further contact details during Conference so we can give you
your invite:
Exhibitor listings
Thinking of exhibiting?
Here are some reasons
why you should…
The Labour Party’s Annual Conference
hosts the largest exhibition at a political
conference in Europe. Exhibiting at our
conference provides a unique opportunity
to participate and be part of this exciting
event.
Almost every elected representative of
the Labour party from cabinet ministers to
council leaders will attend our conferences.
They will be joined by trade unions and
business leaders, NGO’s and charities, think
tanks and lobbyists.
Our conferences can provide an exciting
place to do business, an opportunity to
attend seminars, or fringe events and
influence political thinking as well as
provide an exceptional forum to reach the
UK’s political journalists and media as they
gather together to report on Conference.
And if that does not tempt you, here is a
breakdown of who attends Conference:
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If you would like to discuss exhibiting opportunities please call Ann Kennedy,
Head of Exhibitions on 020 7783 1511 or email ann_kennedy@new.labour.org.uk
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Acre House, 11-15 William Road, London NW1 3ER
020 7388 7000
labourp@hwfisher.co.uk
www.hwfisher.co.uk
Part of the Fisher Organisation
ALTHOUGH THE WORLD GETS SMALLER
THE CHALLENGES CONTINUE TO GROW
Simply keeping abreast of new developments can be a real challenge.
In our own small way we strive to help – by keeping our clients up-to-date with the ever changing and
complex regulations.
Over the years The Fisher Organisation has continued to grow so that whatever financial challenges our
clients face, we are there to help.
Our clients include not only Members of Parliament but also campaigning groups, trade unions,
charities and other organisations in the public arena.
If you would like to know more about our work and ways we might be able to help you, please contact
Paul Beer, David Breger or Sailesh Mehta at our London office. Or, while we are in Bournemouth this
week, contact us on 07768 497777.
We look forward to hearing from you, and meanwhile wish everyone a very successful conference.
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Bournemouth Railway Station
Holdenhurst Road 1
Bournemouth Coach and Bus Station 39
Venues
Hotels
Bourne Hall Hotel
Priory Road 23
Bournemouth International Hotel
6 Priory Road, West Clif 2
Connaught Hotel
West Hill Road 6
Durley Hall Hotel
Durley Chine Road 20
Hermitage Hotel
Exeter Road, opposite BIC 4
Langtry Manor Hotel (Restaurant)
Derby Road 34
Lampeter Hotel
Exeter Park Road 17
Liston Hotel (Gilbeys Restaurant)
Wollstonecraft Road 36
Marriott Highclif Hotel
St Michael’s Road 10
Marsham Court Hotel
Russell-Cotes Road, East Clif 25
Menzies Carlton Hotel
East Overclife Drive 26
Norfolk Royale Hotel
Richmond Hill 18
Queens Hotel
Meyrick Road 11
Royal Bath Hotel
Bath Road 5
Royal Exeter Hotel (1812 Restaurant)
Exeter Road 24
Swallow Durley Dean Hotel
West Clif Road 28
Getting about in Bournemouth
Tralee Hotel
West Hill Road 9
Trouville Hotel
Priory Road 12
Tudor Grange Hotel
Gervis Road 22
Wessex Hotel
West Clif Road 8
Whitehall Hotel
Exeter Park Road 21
Restaurants
Aruba Restaurant
Pier Approach 27
Basilica Cafe-Restaurant
Seamoor Road 35
Ciao Restaurant
Old Christchurch Road 31
Coriander Restaurant
Richmond Hill 32
Hot Rocks Surf Diner
Pier Approach 13
Indian Ocean Restaurant
West Clif Road 29
Ocean Palace Restaurant
Priory Road 30
Romanzo Restaurant
Poole Road 37
The Landmarc
Exeter Road 16
The Print Room
Richmond Hill 33
The Salad Centre Cafe
Christchurch Road 38
West Beach Restaurant
Pier Approach 19
Zaferano Restaurant
St Michael’s Road 7
Other
BIC
Exeter Road 40
Oceanarium
Bournemouth Aquarium, Pier Approach 14
The Pavilion
Lower Gardens, Bath Road 15
Punshon Methodist Church
Exeter Road opposite BIC 3
Map key
Secure island site perimeter
Pass cards are required to
enter all secure island sites.
N.B Refer to pages 28 – 29
for more infomation about the
restaurants listed on this map.