Programme Of Events

Sunday 3 October 2021
Levelling up – Can reviving British manufacturing rebalance the Economy?
Fringe Event - Conservative Party Conference
John Penrose MP - Helia Ebrahimi, Economics Correspondent, Channel 4 News
in partnership with Heathrow

Monday 4 October 2021
The Enterprise Forum’s Business Reception
Business Reception - Conservative Party Conference
The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer - Emma Pinchbeck, Chief Executive of Energy UK; Ben Osborn, President of ABPI
in partnership with ADS; Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI); Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Association of Convenience Stores (ACS); Energy UK; Federation of Master Builders (FMB); Federation of Small Businesses (FSB); Food and Drink Federation (FDF); ICAEW, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; techUK

Tuesday 5 October 2021
The Enterprise Forum's President's Very Late Lunch
Business Lunch Discussion
The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister of State for Trade - The Rt Hon Lord Eric Pickles, President of The Enterprise Forum; Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief Executive, Make UK
In partnership with Make UK

Date to be rearranged
The UK’s transition to Net Zero
Hybrid Business Discussion
Kemi Badenoch MP - Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

Date to be rearranged
Post-Pandemic Business Recovery
Hybrid Business Discussion
The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP - Secretary of State for Business

Date to be rearranged
The Future of International Trade Policy
In Conversation with... Video Call Event
The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP - Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

Tuesday 30 November 2021
The 1922 Committee and The Enterprise Forum Business Reception
Business Reception
Sir Graham Brady MP - Chairman of the 1922 Committee
In partnership with Maximus UK

“Since 1997 the Enterprise Forum has played a crucial role in bringing the Conservative Party and the business community together in a truly independent setting. The Forum has been a vital link for the Party to address the concerns of business people and receive feedback on areas of policy. Happy 20th anniversary to the Enterprise Forum - I wish you another 20 successful years.”

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP

The Conservative Party believes that by listening to the concerns of business people we can better understand how enterprise may be set free. The Enterprise Forum is playing an increasingly active role in bringing the Government close to the mind of the business community and I wish it every success in the future

The Rt Hon The Lord Hague of Richmond PC FRSL

It is crucial for the Conservative Party to engage with business to develop policies that can help us compete and prosper in the new global economy. The Enterprise Forum provides an important setting in which we can do so, and for more than a decade has played an invaluable role. I am sure it will continue to go from strength to strength.

The Rt Hon David Cameron
“Today's Conservative Party has to connect with people of real experience in order to develop new, attractive and workable solutions to the "common ground" issues which matter most. The Enterprise Forum plays a pivotal role in this process, bringing together leading Conservatives and successful people from across the business community, for stimulating and informative discussions in a convivial atmosphere. I hope it will continue to thrive. ”

The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP

The Enterprise Forum is an important link between the business community and the Conservative Party, and helps to produce better informed policies and legislation. Only by strong communication and mutual understanding will policy makers and the business community build the vibrant, competitive economy that we all value.

The Rt Hon George Osborne

The Enterprise Forum plays a very important part in forging the link between businesses, politicians and legislation. The Conservative Party places great emphasis on the work that the Forum does, we have been impressed by the ways in which the Forum has worked on behalf of the business community. The Conservative Party is extremely grateful for the dialogue created by the Enterprise Forum as it helps us to better represent and respond to the needs of business.

The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin

The Enterprise Forum, with its first rate membership, is now fulfilling the hopes held for it at its 1998 launch, namely providing an ever more important place for dialogue between senior Conservatives and a broad cross-section of the business community. I am sure our growing membership will continue to take the opportunity provided, to the benefit of all in a balanced economy.

The Rt Hon Alistair Burt
“Monitoring and influencing EU legislation is becoming more and more important for British business. As key players in the European legislative process, Conservative MEPs are very keen to hear business views - and to act on what we hear. We greatly value the work of the Enterprise Forum and actively support its activities. It plays a major contribution in achieving our political objective 'Delivering for British Business. ”

Malcolm Harbour CBE
“At a time when enterprise has climbed up the political agenda, in words if not always in deeds, the Enterprise Forum has come into its own. It fulfils a unique role in bringing together business representatives and parliamentarians, helping business to discuss and help formulate the policies of the Governments of tomorrow.”

The Rt. Hon Michael Howard, Baron Howard of Lympne, CH, PC, QC
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