Party Conference

The Enterprise Forum has held events at Conservative Party Conference since 1997. The Enterprise Forum programme at Conference is composed of fringe events and also a Business Reception which usually takes place on the last evening.

The Enterprise Forum does not take positions on policy. Therefore it lends itself well to providing a truly independent setting for the sponsor, where policy can be debated and views exchanged amongst Ministers or MPs, business representatives and other stakeholders.

As a member benefit, sponsorship of Enterprise Forum events at Party Conference is at cost-price. The Forum organises all logistics and promotion for the event, and the sponsor has the opportunity to raise the profile of their organisation on a particular topic/issue. For more information about sponsoring an Enterprise Forum event at Conservative Party Conference please contact us.



I'd like to thank The Enterprise Forum for partnering with the CBI for the business reception. We were particularly pleased with such a strong turnout and the Chancellor's involvement, and have some very positive feedback from our members.

John Cridland
Former Director-General, CBI
Partnered on The Enterprise Forum and The CBI's Business Reception in 2012, 2013, 2014


“The Enterprise Forum delivered an outstanding event at this year’s Conservative Party Conference, providing the Chancellor to speak to business organisations at a critical time. They have proved again that their well-established networks are key for public affairs professionals.”

Hywel Jarman
Director of External Affairs, EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation
Partnered on Fringe Events at Conservative Party Conferences in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and The Enterprise Forum Business Reception in 2015 & 2016


Getting all seven business groups to work together and then approach the Enterprise Forum for one single Conservative Party Conference Reception was incredibly effective. It became one of the most successful events of conference season, with guests including a number of foreign dignitaries to pack the room, and a set-piece speech from the new Chancellor - his first to a truly cross-business audience. Impact online beyond the conference was huge, with all business groups using their comms channels simultaneously. Well done Enterprise Forum!

Craig Beaumont
Head of External Affairs, UK at Federation of Small Businesses
Partnered on The Enterprise Forum's Business Reception 2015 & 2016


The Enterprise Forum's event far exceeded our expectations in delivering a genuinely policy-focused discussion relevant to industry.

Rocky Lorusso
Head of Government Affairs, EEF the manufacturers’ organisation.
Partnered on Fringe Events at Conservative Party Conferences in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and The Enterprise Forum's Business Reception in 2015 & 2016


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