12.30 Introduction

  • Chris Hayward, Policy Chairman - City of London Corporation 
  • Lord Spencer, Chairman - Centre for Policy Studies


12.45 Opening Keynote

  • Rt Hon Gillian Keegan MP, Secretary of State for Education


13.00 Panel 1 - Building an Opportunity Economy

  • Chris Hayward, Policy Chairman - City of London Corporation
  • Tracy Blackwell, CEO - Pension Insurance Corporation
  • Andrew Griffith MP - Economic Secretary to the Treasury
  • Torsten Bell, CEO - Resolution Foundation
  • Kate Andrews, Economics Editor - The Spectator (Chair)


13.55 Networking & Coffee Break


14.15 Panel 2 - Giving Britain the Skills for Success

  • Philip Bouverat, Director of Global External Affairs - JCB
  • Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England
  • Kerry Dryburgh, Executive Vice President for People and Culture  - BP
  • Rt Hon Lord Hutton, Former Labour Secretary of State
  • Mark Lehain, Head of Education - Centre for Policy Studies (Chair)


15.10 In Conversation

  • Dr Frank Luntz, Pollster and Communication Analyst 
  • Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP - Leader of the House of Commons
  • Robert Colvile, Director - Centre for Policy Studies (Chair)


16.10 Networking & Coffee Break


16.30 Panel 3 - Embedding Opportunity in Society

  • Resham Kotecha, Social Mobility Commissioner 
  • Rob Boughton, CEO - Thakeham Group
  • Stuart Haire, Group CEO - Skipton Building Society
  • Sophie Hulm, CEO - Progress Together
  • Szu Ping Chan, Economics Editor - The Telegraph (Chair)


17.25 In Conversation

  • Dr Mohamed A. El-Erian, President of Queens’ College, Cambridge
  • Ed Conway, Economics and Data Editor - Sky News


18.25 Closing Remarks

  • Robert Colvile, Director - Centre for Policy Studies