29 September 2018

CapX at Conservative Party Conference


CapX’s presence at Conservative Party Conference this year is going to be bigger and better than ever before. We’ll be reporting on the big speeches in the conference hall, picking out the most interesting ideas being aired at fringe events and trying to make sense of what will be a crucial few days for the Prime Minister, the pretenders to the throne and the Conservative Party.

But CapX is also hosting some events of its own. So if you’re heading to Birmingham, be sure to come and say hello.

On Monday morning, Times columnist and Conservative peer Lord Finkelstein will be talking to Jesse Norman MP about Jesse’s new biography of Adam Smith.

After lunch on Monday, CapX’s Editor-in-Chief Robert Colvile is taking part a discussion of the future of capitalism with Chris Skidmore MP, Rishi Sunak MP, the economist Fredrik Erikson, CapX pollster Matt Singh and City AM‘s Rachel Cunliffe.

On Tuesday morning, I’m chairing a discussion on what “Global Britain” really means with Bob Seely MP and two former Commercial Secretaries to the Treasury: Lord O’Neill and Baroness Neville-Rolfe.

All of the events will be held in the Centre for Policy Studies space — Symphony Hall Foyer, Level 4, ICC. Our parent organisation’s full schedule of events is available here.

For those interested, I am also taking part in a Spectator event on the next industrial revolution and an Adam Smith Institute panel on rebooting consumer capitalism.

Monday 1st October

10:45 – 11:45
Adam Smith – Crusader for Capitalism?
In Conversation with Jesse Norman MP
Lord Finkelstein of Pinner OBE
Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Oliver Wiseman, Editor – CapX

14:30 – 15:30
The Future of Capitalism
Chris Skidmore MP, Vice-Chair for Policy – Conservative Party
Robert Colvile, Director – CPS
Fredrik Erixon, European Centre for International Political Economy
Rishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government
Rachel Cunliffe, City AM
Matt Singh, Number Cruncher Politics

Tuesday 2nd October

10:30 – 11:15
What Does Global Britain Mean?
Oliver Wiseman, Editor – CapX
Lord O’Neill of Gatley, Former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury
Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, Former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury
Bob Seely MP

Oliver Wiseman is Editor of CapX.