Industry and Parliament Trust

Event Info

Wed 3 Mar, 2010 from 8:45am - 1:00pm
CPA, Westminster Hall
London, SW1A 0AA, UK (Map)
Cost: £195


If your business does not engage effectively with Parliament, could you face a “Dangerous Computers Act”?TopicOpening up the HouseDateWednesday 3 March 2010Time09.00 - 13.00VenueCPA Room The future of your business is in Parliaments hands and in anticipation of the General Election, your business must communicate with Parliament to ensure long term relationships produce mutual benefit.

The IPT half-day seminar is focusing on the relationship between business and Parliament through ICT. Mobile and online communication has become the cornerstone of some parliamentarians communication. Can business and Parliament engage more effectively through these technological advances? Full engagement will produce innovative ideas and secure a relevant skills base to take your business and the UK out of the recession.

Where: CPA Room, Westminster Hall

Chair: The Rt Hon Alun Michael MP

Speakers include:

The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons
John Hayes MP, Shadow Minister for Life Long Learning and Skills
Dr Andrew Williamson, eDemocracy programme, Hansard Society
Edward Leigh MP, Chairman, Public Accounts Select Committee
Steven Bates, Vice President, Blackberry

Further speakers are invited from Parliament and business.

The seminar will focus on:

  • whether digital engagement can encourage better communication between business and Parliament?
  • skills and global competitiveness
  • targeting support for UK R&D: the importance of tax credits
  • procurement best practice: public-sector IT and the lessons of the last decade

Any queries regarding the cost of this event or to register for this event please contact Jess Campbell: 0207 839 9411 jessicacampbellatipt [dot] org [dot] uk



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