Birmingham Regional Conference

The Priory Rooms Meeting & Conference Centre Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St, Birmingham, West Midlands B4 6AF

Event starts:

NEW ECONOMY – RESPONSIBLE CAPITALISM?

Saturday 8th March 2014, 10.00 for 10.30 am – 4.00 pm

Tickets £10 (Includes lunch)

Keynote speaker: Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

Other speakers include:

  • Stephen Timms MP
  • Gisela Stuart MP
  • Kerry McCarthy MP
  • Patrick Diamond
  • Jack Dromey MP, and others

“Responsible capitalism” is one of Ed Miliband’s big ideas.In principle it affects every part of public life: the NHS which is increasingly involved with private companies, the Ministry of Justice – particularly criminal justice agencies, energy companies, transport, construction, banking and training/education – immigration – even the armed forces.

Plus, to an increasing extent, local authorities throughout the country.. The roots of responsible capitalism lie deep in Labour history: the utopian ideas of progressive capitalists such as Richard Owen and Titus Salt, the development of trade unions, George Bernard Shaw and the Webbs, and the Quaker tradition of the Cadburys and Frys.

But how can it work in practice?

Starting with a keynote speech by Liam Bryne, a series of speakers will give their views on what responsible capitalism should mean for them personally and for the sectors of life with which they are most involved. There will be plenty of time for discussion and reflection. So come along and join in the debate with senior Labour Party figures. This is your opportunity to get involved and to influence policy.

For more information contact Deborah Stoate at [email protected] / 0207 227 4904 (Thu), or Andrew Coulson at [email protected] / 0121 475 4615