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The Enterprise Forum will be holding fringes focused on Brexit and Trade at this year’s Conservative Party Conference in Manchester and our Business Reception with The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer.

On Monday 2 October 2017 at Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, The Enterprise Forum in partnership with Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI); Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Association of Convenience Stores (ACS); EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation; Federation of Small Businesses (FSB); Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW); Institute of Directors (IoD); IPSE, The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed; Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC); and techUK will be holding our Annual Conservative Party Conference Business Reception for business delegates. Our guest speaker will be The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer. Due to limited capacity the event is by invitation only.

On Tuesday 3 October 2017, The Enterprise Forum will be holding events on the future of UK trade and on Brexit. Details of these events are below and we look forward to welcoming delegates to our conference programme.

  • Tuesday 3 October 2017; 12.45pm to 2.00pm
  • The Great British Trade Off – What Next for UK Trade?
  • With The Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; HE Janice Charette, Canadian High Commissioner to the UK; Vicky Ford MP, former Chairwoman, Internal Market and Consumer Affairs Committee (IMCO), European Parliament; Dame Judith Hackitt, Chairwoman, EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation
  • Reception Room, Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester M60 2LA
  • In partnership with EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation


  • Tuesday 3 October 2017; 3.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Business Brexit Priorities: In Conversation with The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Dr Adam Marshall, Director-General, British Chambers of Commerce
  • Exchange 11, Manchester Central
  • In partnership with British Chambers of Commerce
  • A Conservative Party Conference Pass is required to access the venue

The Enterprise Forum is run by an unpaid board of senior directors from business and industry with a membership that includes commercial organisations (FTSE 100 companies to SMEs), trade associations and charities. The organisation does not take a position on policy, and does not donate to or received donations from any political party.

For more information about our programme of events please contact Mark Beckett, Executive Director of The Enterprise Forum on 020 3627 3866.

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