Party Conferences

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 16:31:00 BST

Join Policy@Manchester for our fringe programme at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Following the success of our panel events at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, we are now looking ahead to our events in Manchester next week.

We have been running our conference programme for a number of years, bringing together panels of experts to discuss a wide range of pressing policy challenges. This year’s line-up is no different, with panels covering sustainability, health, innovation, and inequalities.

We look forward to welcoming you again this year with a fully packed agenda. All our events will be in person and outside the secure zone, so no pass is needed. Most events will also be live streamed, so either join us for a coffee, or watch us on your screen! For further information or to register for the livestreams, please contact

We have academics from The University of Manchester joining us to discuss levelling-up, the impact of COVID-19 on the North, international trade and more, as well as leading speakers from industry, civil society and politics. Our programme is as follows:

  • How to harness the digital healthcare revolution to tackle health inequalities, in partnership with Social Market Foundation
  • How can we accelerate the UK’s green recovery?
  • Can place based partnerships drive innovation and growth across a city region and provide the key to levelling up?
  • Holding our breath? How to clean up our cities' air in partnership with Centre for Cities
  • Happy and healthy communities: how can we build health and wellbeing into new home developments that work for everyone?
  • The Child of the North, Covid-19 update In Partnership with the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) and N8
  • Global Britain: championing the voice of British businesses in international trade agreements
  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Northern Powerhouse: One year on