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Labour Party Conference Fringe Events

On 27th and 28th September 2021, the New Statesman is teaming up with dozens of partners and sponsors to deliver a range of high-quality fringe events at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. Our fringe programme reliably attracts some of the biggest names in politics and business and will feature a series of panel events, interviews, and guest speeches from some of the Labour Party's most senior members, both new and old. 

Key topics

  • Winning Popular Support for Solutions to Poverty in the Post-Pandemic Age 
  • What Are Labour’s Priorities for Brexit Britain? 
  • How Can the UK Build a Zero Carbon, Lower Cost Energy Future? 

Overview

The New Statesman will be holding our fringe programme at the heart of the action in Brighton, with a series of panel events, interviews, and guest speeches from some of the Labour Party's great and good, old and new. 
 
We have been running party conference fringe events for more than fifteen years, with some extremely memorable speakers and appearances. This year’s line-up will feature a range of topics that will be fascinating for every interested political thinker and New Statesman reader. 
 
No other partnered event will get you this close to the biggest names and most important conversations in Labour politics as the New Statesman fringe programme will this year.  

Speakers Include

This event is free to attend 

Agenda

2:00pm - 2:30pm

The Role of Biotech in the Coronavirus Recovery

George Freeman, Former Minister for Life Sciences

As we look towards life after the pandemic, can investing in biotechnology boost our overall economic recovery? A keynote interview and live Q&A.  

3:15pm -4:00pm

The Future of Medical Biotechnology 

Professor Richard Kitney, Co-Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation, Imperial College London

Andy Topping, Chief Scientific Officer, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies  

Biotech plays an increasingly important role in medical treatment, from innovating gene therapy to treat metabolic diseases, to creating new vaccines. What is the future role of biotech in medicine? A panel discussion and live Q&A.  

2:30pm - 3:15pm

Using Biotechnology to Transition to Net Zero

Dr Martin Hayes, Biotechnology Lead, Johnson Matthey

Ellen Simmons, Senior Biomedical Engineer, Cambridge Consultants

Professor Nigel Scrutton, University of Manchester      

UK industry is directly responsible for a quarter of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. But agricultural biotech could help reduce emissions and increase food security for a growing population, by creating products and processes based on renewables. How can we use biotechnology to take the UK towards net zero carbon? And can biotech be used to create a circular economy? A panel discussion and live Q&A.  

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27-28 Sept 2021 | 09:00-20:00 

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4:00pm -4:45pm

Is Biotechnology the Next Step in Manufacturing? 

Professor Lionel Clarke, Chair of the UK Synthetic Biology Leadership Council

Conor McKechnie, Vice President of Marketing, Cytivia  

As development into human health products like vaccines and antibody tests surged during the pandemic, biotech was central to manufacturing. As we consider the post pandemic recovery, what will biotech manufacturing look like and will it broaden its scope into other sectors? A panel discussion and live Q&A. 

4:45pm -5:30pm

Biotech Innovation and Investment

Senior representative, Gilead  

Professor Joyce Tait, Director, Innogen Centre, University of Edinburgh

Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Digital

Rapid innovation has been key in the Covid-19 response, with biotechnology having a key role to play in conducting research and development. How can the private and public sector collaborate to continue the upwards trend of investment and innovation in biotech? A panel discussion and live Q&A. 

Professor Nigel Scrutton

Director

EPSRC Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub

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Professor Richard Kitney OBE

Co-Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation

 Imperial College London

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Professor Lionel Clarke

 Chair of the UK Synthetic Biology Leadership Council

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Professor Joyce Tait

 Founding Director of the Innogen Institute

University of Edinburgh

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Conor McKechnie

Vice President Marketing

Cytiva

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Dr Martin Hayes

 Biotechnology Lead

Johnson Matthey

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Ellen M. M. Simmons

Senior Biomedical  Engineer

Cambridge Consultants

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Chi Onwurah MP

Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Digital

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George Freeman

Former Minister for Life Sciences

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Andy Topping

Chief Scientific Officer 

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies  

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28 September 2021

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27 September 2021

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