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During the last parliament Progress held 66 events, in 35 cities, engaging 3,000 members across the United Kingdom.

We held events in Barrow, Blackpool, Brighton, Bristol, Burton, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Grantham, Ipswich, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, Maidstone, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Preston, Reading, Redcar, Rochester, Sheffield, Slough, Sunderland, Swansea, Warwick, Watford and York.

We are only able to organise these events thanks to the support we get though our membership. Help us bring the debate to even more people during this parliament by joining Progress today: prog.rs/join

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Sep 24, 2017
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Sep 24, 2017
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Progress training at Labour party conference: Dealing with the media

24 September, 12.45-2pm, Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street Brighton BN1 1AF In a 24-hour media cycle – with social media playing a more active role in our politics – knowing how to deal with the media is integral to success in politics. Paul Richards – former Labour adviser and author of ‘How to Be a Spin Doctor’ – will be leading a training session to equip Progress members with the skills they need to get ahead. Powered by Eventbrite

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Start:
Sep 24, 2017
End:
Sep 24, 2017
Venue:
Kingswest, West Street
Brighton, BN1 2RE United Kingdom

Progress rally 2017

Progress rally 6pm, Sunday 24 September 2017 Brighton Odeon, Kingswest, West St, Brighton BN1 2RE The Progress rally is one of the major fixtures of the Labour party conference calendar and had over 800 people in attendance last year. Speakers include: Richard Angell Director, Progress | Jackie Bailie MSP | Chris Bryant MP | Claire Coghill Leader, London borough of Waltham Forest | Stella Creasy MP | Caroline Flint MP | Ayesha Hazarika Broadcaster and comedian | John Hannett General…

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Start:
Sep 24, 2017
End:
Sep 24, 2017
Venue:
Lower Kings Road
Brighton, BN1 2LN United Kingdom

Progress reception in partnership with ACCA

Progress reception in partnership with ACCA 8pm, 24 September 2017, British Airways i360, Lower Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2LN Progress and Labour in the City are pleased to host an evening reception at this year’s Labour party conference in Brighton. This event is kindly being sponsored by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. The reception attracts over 300 councillors, MPs and Progress members every year  and has become one of the key events of the Sunday evening of conference. To mark our 21st year the reception will be particularly special as…

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Start:
Sep 25, 2017
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Sep 25, 2017
Venue:
2 Ship Street
Brighton, BN1 1AD United Kingdom

Engineering Brexit: What does Britain’s manufacturing sector need from Brexit? with EEF – The Manufacturers’ Organisation

Engineering Brexit: What does Britain’s manufacturing sector need from Brexit? 8am, Monday 25 September 2017 Hotel Du Vin, 2 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AD Speakers: Hilary Benn MP Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union Terry Scuoler Chief executive, EEF Chair: Clare Moody MEP With Brexit negotiations currently taking place, the effect on our manufacturing sector has become a critical issue. This conversation roundtable will be discussing what the impact is likely to be and how the Labour party can help our…

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Start:
Sep 25, 2017
End:
Sep 25, 2017
Venue:
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street
Brighton, BN1 1AF United Kingdom

Learning lessons: Thirty years on, what can the story of East London teach us about encouraging trade and regeneration in our communities? with London City Aiport

Learning lessons: Thirty years on, what can the story of East London teach us about encouraging trade and regeneration in our communities? 12.45am, Monday 25 September 2017 Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, BN1 1AF Speakers: Wes Streeting MP Ilford North Sir Robin Wales Mayor, London borough of Newham Denise Hyland Leader, London borough of Greenwich Liam McKay London City Airport Chair: Rosamund Urwin Senior feature writer, Evening Standard This event will look at the success of the east London economy over the…

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Start:
Sep 25, 2017
End:
Sep 25, 2017
Venue:
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street
Brighton, BN1 1AF United Kingdom

Progress selections training at Labour party conference 2017

Shortly after conference, the Labour party will start selecting in 70 seats it has identified for early selection (see below) – come and find out about the process. Preparing for Parliamentary selections can be daunting, difficult and time consuming, but with good preparation, the barriers which may prevent Labour members from representing the Labour party at the next election are not insurmountable. Progress has therefore developed a workshop for those who are interested in getting selected. The workshop will go…

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Start:
Sep 25, 2017
End:
Sep 25, 2017
Venue:
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street
Brighton, BN1 1AF United Kingdom

Progress training at Labour party conference: How to write a speech

This session is an opportunity to learn tips and tricks for writing and delivering an excellent speech confidently. With focus on both content and delivery, this session is open for complete novices to experienced members looking to improve their public speaking. Please contact laura@progressonline.org.uk if you are interested in attending

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Start:
Sep 25, 2017
End:
Sep 25, 2017
Venue:
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street
Brighton, BN1 1AF United Kingdom

Building bridges: How do we create a cohesive society in a divided time? with NCS

Building bridges: How do we create a cohesive society in a divided time? 6pm, Monday 25 September 2017 Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, BN1 1AF Speakers: Chuka Umunna MP Chair, All-party parliamentary group on social integration Georgia Gould Leader, London borough of Camden Tracy Brabin MP Shadow minister for education Michael Lynas Chief executive, National Citizen Service (NCS) Chair: Ayesha Hazarika Broadcaster and comedian With the last 12 months in British society being particularly volatile this discussion will look at the…

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Start:
Sep 25, 2017
End:
Sep 25, 2017
Venue:
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street
Brighton, BN1 1AF United Kingdom

The changing world of work: How do we make sure modern employment practices benefit all involved? with IPSE and CSRE

The changing world of work: How do we make sure modern employment practices benefit all involved? 7.30pm, Monday 25 September 2017 Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, BN1 1AF Speakers: Simon McVicker Director of policy, IPSE Peter Dowd MP Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Nita Clarke Director, Involvement and Participation Association (IPA) Nigel Meager Director, Institute for Employment Studies Liam Byrne MP Shadow minister for digital Chair: Hamish Sandison Chair, Labour Business This event will look at how rapidly changing employment…

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Start:
Sep 26, 2017
End:
Sep 26, 2017
Venue:
2 Ship Street
Brighton, BN1 1AD United Kingdom

Open access: How do we maintain quality in key professions? With SRA

Open access: How do we maintain quality in key professions? 8am, Tuesday 26 September 2017 Hotel Du Vin, 2 Ship Street, BN1 1AD Speakers: Nick Thomas Symonds MP Shadow solicitor general Seema Malhotra MP Britain exiting the European Union select committee Peter John Leader, London borough of Southwark Crispin Passmore Executive director, Solicitors Regulation Authority Chair: Kate O’Rourke Chair, Labour Lawyers With professions having to respond to new business models, markets and technologies, the pressure to maintain high standards continues. This event…

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Start:
Sep 26, 2017
End:
Sep 26, 2017
Venue:
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street
Brighton, BN1 1AF United Kingdom

Brexit and the city: How would Labour help support financial services as we exit the European Union? with Cicero

Brexit and the city: How would Labour help support financial services as we exit the European Union? 12.45pm, Tuesday 26 September Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, BN1 1AF Speakers: Jonathan Reynolds MP Shadow economic secretary Chair: Tom Frackowiak Executive director, Cicero Group Introduced by Sophia Morrell Chair, Labour in the City With Brexit negotiations currently underway, the potential impact on our financial services has become a critical issue. This panel discussion between Jonny Reynolds MP and the chief executive of Cicero…

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Start:
Sep 27, 2017
End:
Sep 27, 2017
Venue:
2 Ship Street
Brighton, BN1 1AD United Kingdom

An advert for Brexit: What are the implications of leaving the EU for the advertising industry? With the AA

An advert for Brexit: What are the implications of leaving the EU for the advertising industry? 8am, Wednesday 27 September 2017 Hotel Du Vin, Ruinart Room, 2 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AD Speakers: Seema Malhotra MP Britain exiting the European Union select committee Chris Matheson MP James Murphy Co-founder and chief executive, adam&eveDDB Chi Onwurah MP Shadow minister of state for the industrial strategy Chair: Fiona Twycross AM Britain’s advertising industry is a world leader and supports over one million jobs in the UK…

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Start:
Oct 23, 2017
End:
Oct 23, 2017
Venue:
ICAEW, Great Hall, Chartered Accountants Hall, Moorgate Place
London, EC2R 6EA United Kingdom

The reality of Brexit: What does it mean for the professional and business services sector? with ICAEW

The reality of Brexit: What does it mean for the professional and business services sector? Monday 23 October 2017, 8:30-10am ICAEW, Great Hall, Chartered Accountants Hall, Moorgate Place, London, EC2R 6EA Keir Starmer MP in conversation with Mary Riddell Columnist and political interviewer, Daily Telegraph Progress in association with the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) are pleased to host an event in conversation with Keir Starmer. This event will be for ICAEW and Progress members, MPs and…

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