Events

1
Oct

Margaret Thatcher famously said of Royal Mail that she was "not prepared to have the Queen's head privatised".

Government proposals to privatise Royal Mail currently lay before Parliament. 

Following the Bow Group's recent policy paper calling for amendments to the bill, we call a debate to ask:

In the long term will the new owner be willing to provide the current level of services to rural communities? What impact will the sale have on the future of the Post Office branch network? Will the Queen's head remain?

Join us to discuss the future of Royal Mail.

Tuesday 1st October at 7.15pm at the Conservervative Party Conference, Manchester

Chair: 
Jackie Ashley, columnist and political journalist
Panel Speakers incude:
Mario Dunn, campaign director, Save Our Royal Mail
and
Ben Harris-Quinney, Chairman, Bow Group

Further speakers TBC

To RSVP, please email events@bowgroup.org

8
Oct

For the attention of all:


We regret to have to announce that due to the unanticipated absence of one of the speakers this event has been postponed until further notice. Our sincere apologies to any and all who had already made arrangements to attend. A new date will be released soon.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to write to secretary@bowgroup.org.

The UK is facing a housing crisis & radical steps need to be taken.

The Bow Group calls a debate to discuss this question and more.

RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED 

Houses of Parliament, Committee Room - TBC.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Mark Prisk
Minister of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government & MP for Hertford and Stortford

Kirstie Allsop
Channel 4 TV presenter & host of celebrated property show

To RSVP, please email events@bowgroup.org

7
Nov
In a time of constrained defence budgets, the Bow Group calls a debate on the strategic utility of our presence in the Falkland Islands and what measures may be taken to reduce tensions over the region between Britain and Argentina.

The debate shall discuss the current strategic situation, the importance of Britain being able to project hard and soft power into the South Atlantic and the Antarctic region, the current break down of relations over energy reserves in the Continental Shelf, and how Britain should proceed.

Guests include:

Admiral Sir Jonathon Band GCB DL (Flag Lieutenant to CINCFLEET during the Falklands War and First Sea Lord from 2006-09)

Michael Codner (Military Sciences at RUSI)

Thursday 7th November, Evening, Room to be announced (probably a Parliamentary Committee Room)

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to events@bowgroup.org
30
Jan

On Jan 30th at 6:15pm, the Bow Group will be hosting a one-to-one interview with one of the UK's most highly regarded economists, Professor John Kay. 

A columnist for the Financial Times and regular contributor to other broadsheets, his interests primarily focus on the relationships between economics and business. 

Prof. Kay chaired the Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision-Making which reported to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the 23rd July 2012. He is a visiting Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, a Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford. He is the author of many books, including The Truth about Markets (2003) and The Long and the Short of It: finance and investment for normally intelligent people who are not in the industry (2009) and his latest book, Obliquity was published by Profile Books in March 2010. Some of his most influential, recent work has been on banking regulation, and you can read about his vision for the sector in his 2009 essay, Narrow Banking.

The event will take place in Committee Room 21 of the House of Commons.

Please aim to arrive at the Parliamentary estate at 6pm to ensure admittance to Committee Room 21 by 630pm.

Due to the event being filmed no admittance will be permitted after 630pm.

To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to research@bowgroup.org

Add the event to your calender via facebook here.

28
Feb

The first of what will be an annual 'State of the Party' address intended to hold the party to account will feature Lord Norman Tebbit delivering a lecture on "Reviving the Conservative movement: Why we need to restore the role of the activist and empower the grass roots"

The event will be hosted by the Bow Group on March 19th at 6:30PM and is especially relevant following our conference edition of Crossbow (http://bowgroup.org/magazine/crossbow-magazine-conference-2013), which reflected on the causes behind a halving of party membership numbers since David Cameron became party leader.

To confirm your attendance, please RSVP via Eventbrite.

About Lord Tebbit: Lord Tebbit is one of Britain's most outspoken conservative commentators and politicians. He was a senior cabinet minister in Margaret Thatcher's government and is a former Chairman of the Conservative Party. He has also worked in journalism, publishing, advertising and was a pilot in the RAF and British Overseas Airways. His column for the Telegraph can be read at http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/author/normantebbit/ "

The event page is at: https://www.facebook.com/events/723998767631950/

19
Mar

 

The House of Lords

Committee Room 3

18:30 PM (Please allow 30 minutes to process security at Cromwell Green Entrance)

 

The first of what will be an annual 'State of the Party' address intended to hold the party to account will feature Lord Norman Tebbit delivering a lecture on "Reviving the Conservative movement: Why we need to restore the role of the activist and empower the grass roots"

The event will be hosted by the Bow Group on March 19th at 6:30PM and is especially relevant following our conference edition of Crossbow (http://bowgroup.org/magazine/crossbow-magazine-conference-2013), which reflected on the causes behind a halving of party membership numbers since David Cameron became party leader.

To confirm attendance, please register via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-annual-state-of-the-conservative-party-address-with-norman-tebbit-tickets-10714454221

About Lord Tebbit: Lord Tebbit is one of Britain's most outspoken conservative commentators and politicians. He was a senior cabinet minister in Margaret Thatcher's government and is a former Chairman of the Conservative Party. He has also worked in journalism, publishing, advertising and was a pilot in the RAF and British Overseas Airways. His column for the Telegraph can be read at http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/author/normantebbit/

26
Mar

London Conservative Future and The Bow Group are delighted to be joined by Masire Mwamba, Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, on 26 March 2014 for what will be a free event!

Masire Mwamba is currently the Deputy Secretary-General for the Commonwealth Secretariat with responsibility for the Political, Legal and Constitutional Divisions. In her previous roles in Botswana, Mrs Masire-Mwamba was responsible for promoting economic development, investment and private sector engagement. 

Guests will have a rare opportunity to take part in a conversation with one of the most senior officers of the Commonwealth. Join us for what should be an engaging and fascinating discussion on a variety of key issues including:

- The role of the Commonwealth
- Facilitating stronger links with the Commonwealth
- Is there appetite from other Commonwealth nations to strengthen trade ties, and if so, how is the desire to do so being harnessed? 
- Could the Commonwealth provide an alternative trading network should Britain pull out of the EU. 

 

To confirm your attendance, please register at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lcf-and-the-bow-group-host-masire-mwamba-commonwealth-dep-sec-general-tickets-10827921605


Although free to register, donations are most welcome to help fund the work both organisations do!

29
Apr

with guest speaker
Andrew Spindler

President of the Financial Services Volunteer Corp

on 

Tuesday 29th of April 2014, 6-7pm
Westminster Venue TBC 

Please RSVP to events@bowgroup.org

This will be a round table discussion and a perfect opportunity for those interested in this topic to question an expert in detail on international economic management and the lessons from the Ukraine Crisis. 


Andrew Spindler 


President and CEO, The Financial Services Volunteer Corps
Andrew Spindler has led FSVC and overseen its work since 1993. He was previously a Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he helped develop the first international risk-based capital standards and served on the Basel Supervisors Committee. He spent earlier periods of his career in international banking and at The Brookings Institution. He has served since 2004 as a member of the Board of the Dubai Financial Services Authority, the supervisory authority for the Dubai International Financial Center.

About the Financial Services Volunteer Corps
The New York-based Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership whose mission is to help build the sound financial systems needed to support robust market economies in transitional and developing countries. The FSVC is supported by the US Federal Government, including by the State Department, the Treasury Department, and US AID; as well as by leading private supporters, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Add the event to your facebook calender here. 

13
May


Tuesday 13th May 2014
18:00-19:00
Palace of Westminster Committee Room 8 


The Bow Group will be hosting an event on the current escalation between Russia and Ukraine. With increasing instability in the region and the actions of Russia deliberately provocative, the question which needs to be answered is how should the British government act? 

Our guest speakers for the evening are:

Sir Gerald Howarth MP for Aldershot was the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence, as Minister for International Security Strategy from May 2010 to September 2012. He is currently chairman of Conservative Way Forward.

Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP for Kensington is chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, appointed by the Prime Minister. Sir Malcolm has also served as Secretary of State for Defence and Foreign Secretary under the John Major administration between 1992 and 1997.

Please RSVP to: events@bowgroup.org

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14
May

 

Following the Bow Group paper on High-Tech crowd funding we are delighted to be partnering with General Assembly for a lecture by entrepreneur Alex Asseily on how he pioneered several High-Tech successful start-ups in the US and UK.

Free food and drink will be provided at the event. 

The event will take place at:

Rainmaking Loft 
1 St Katharine's Way 
London

Wednesday 14th May, 19:00-20:00

Please register your attendance for the event here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/fireside-chat-alexander-asseily-of-jawbone-and-state/london/4966

and rsvp to: events@bowgroup.org


Alexander Asseily

Executive Chairman and Founder,
State

Alexander is Executive Chairman of State, responsible for defining and evangelizing the corporate and product strategies. Asseily is also Chairman of San Francisco-based Jawbone (Aliph), the world leader in mobile lifestyle products including Jawbone ICON & ERA headsets, the JAMBOX speaker, and UP personal wellness solutions.

As Jawbone’s founding CEO, Alexander directed the development Jawbone’s core products. In 2004, he launched the first Jawbone headset to critical acclaim, followed in 2006 by the industry-changing Jawbone Bluetooth headset. Today, Jawbone is one of the most highly valued private consumer electronics companies in the world.

Asseily received his B.S. and M.S. in Engineering and Design from Stanford University. He advises a number of small companies and charitable organizations in the US and Europe, and has produced two short documentaries on forgiveness and conflict resolution in the Mideast.

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