Chatham House at 2023 party conferences

Chatham House will host a series of events at the Labour Party Conference on 9 and 10 October, following successful events at the Conservative Party Conference.

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Chatham House is hosting a range of events at the Labour Party Conference on 9 and 10 October. This follows a highly successful programme of discussions and panels at the Conservative Party Conference on 2 and 3 October.

Thought leaders from the party, AI policymaking and business will join Chatham House experts at a series of exciting events discussing UK interests in international trade, technology and finance.

Olivia O’Sullivan, Director of Chatham House’s UK in the World Programme, said:

“Chatham House is bringing its unique networks, expertise and focus to the UK party conferences this year, to examine how domestic politics will affect international affairs, throw a light on emerging issues, and help pinpoint a role for the UK in a changing world.

“In a year of polarised and critical elections, party conferences offer the perfect setting to examine how the UK might position itself in a turbulent age.”

Conference events include:

    Labour Party Conference:

    Advancing UK interests and values through trade – 9 October, 2:00PM to 3:30PM

    Suite 1, Leonardo Hotel

    In partnership with the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    With:

    • Creon Butler, Director, Global Economy and Finance Programme, Chatham House
    • Karim Fatehi, Interim Chief Executive Officer, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    • The Rt Hon Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Shadow Minister without Portfolio
    • Dr Emily Jones, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government
       

    Does AI Offer a New Global Role for Britain? – 10 October, 3:10PM to 4:00PM

    Meeting room 23, ACC, Liverpool

    With:

    • Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK
    • Simon Staffell, Director of Government Affairs, Microsoft 
    • Olivia O’Sullivan, Director, UK in the World Programme, Chatham House
    • Dr Jess Whittlestone, Head of AI Policy, Centre for Long Term Resilience 
    • Dr Melanie Garson, Cyber Policy and Acting Director for Geopolitics, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
    • The Rt Hon Catherine West MP, Shadow Minister, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Asia & the Pacific)
       

    Time for a reset in British foreign policy? In conversation with the Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs – 10 October, 6:00PM to 7:00PM 

    Meeting Room 4, Leonardo Hotel

    With:

    • Bronwen Maddox, Chief Executive and Director, Chatham House

     

    Chatham House also hosted a number of events at the Conservative Party Conference on 2 and 3 October. These included:

    Conservative Party Conference:

    How can the UK cement its position as a global science superpower? – 2 October, 5:00PM to 6.30PM
    Supported by Moderna  

    With:

    • Emma Ross, Senior Research Fellow, Global Health Programme
    • Stuart Carroll, Director, Market Access and Policy Affairs, UK and Ireland
    • Lord Markham CBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Care
    • Jennifer Harris, Director of Research and Development Policy, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
       

    In conversation with Andrew Mitchell MP, Minister of State, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – 3 October, 8:00AM to 9:30AM

    With:

    • Bronwen Maddox, Chief Executive and Director, Chatham House
       

    Does AI Offer a New Global Role for Britain? – 3 October, 11:00AM to 12:00PM

    With:

    • Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK
    • Hugh Milward, Vice President – External Affairs, Microsoft
    • Olivia O’Sullivan, Director, UK in the World Programme, Chatham House
    • The Rt Hon Alicia Kearns, MP for Rutland and Melton, Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee
    • Dr Jess Whittlestone, Head of AI Policy, Centre for Long Term Resilience
       

    Advancing UK interests and values through trade – 3 October, 3:30PM to 5:00PM
    In partnership with the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    With:

    • Creon Butler, Director, Global Economy and Finance Programme, Chatham House
    • Julia Onslow-Cole, Chair of the Board of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
    • Jonathan Brenton, Director of Public Affairs, Pernod Ricard
    • Evie Aspinall, Director, British Foreign Policy Group

    To find out more about Chatham House’s presence at the party conferences, or to make a sponsorship enquiry, please contact [email protected]

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    This article was updated on 5 October 2023.