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Westminster Briefing

Wednesday 1st January 2014

Policy briefings which allow participants to engage with leading figures from Westminster, Whitehall and the wider public sector examining and understanding how public policy changes

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A programme for effective government reception

Wednesday 15th October 2014

This reception is hosted by the Institute for Government to launch their 'A programme for effective government: what the party manifestoes must address in 2015' report and will hear from three speakers from across the three main parties. Kindly hosted by Bernard Jenkin MP, Chair, Public Administration Select Committee. This event is for MPs, Peers and those that work in Parliament. Please email events@instituteforgovernment.org.uk if you would like to attend. 

Santander UK Parliamentary Reception

Wednesday 5th November 2014

Santander UK will be hosting its 2014 Parliamentary Reception at 16.00-17.30, 5 November, in the House of Commons. The event will kindly be hosted by Mark Garnier, Member of Parliament for Wyre Forest.

For further information please email the events team


Civil Service Awards

Wednesday 19th November 2014

The Civil Service Awards are the highly prestigious awards programme for the Civil Service that recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements. Organised by Dods, in partnership with the Cabinet Office, the Awards are now in their ninth year and continue to highlight innovative projects and exceptional individuals within the civil service and spread best practice right across government. The Civil Service Awards provide a unique opportunity to thank the Civil Service for all the valuable work they do - day in and day out.

For more information please visit the event website

Coca-Cola Designated Driver Campaign 2014

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Coca-Cola are hosting a parliamentary reception on Tuesday 2nd December from 16:30 – 18:00 to promote their Designated Driver Campaign 2014. The event will kindly be hosted by Jim Fitzpatrick, Member of Parliament for West Suffolk & chair of the Transport safety APPG

For further information please email the events team


MEP Awards

Tuesday 18th March 2014

Our annual MEP Awards highlight the often unreported work and achievements of Europe’s parliamentarians. The award categories are based around the main EU policy areas and are voted on by MEPs. The night of the awards always proves popular, with over 300 people regularly in attendance.

For more information please visit the event website

Autumn Party Conference 2014

Sunday 21st September 2014

Visit the new Dods Party Conference website to see the full listings of Dods Fringe Events at this year's Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat Party Conferences.

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National Security Summit

Tuesday 21st October 2014

With a new National Security Strategy only months away and counter-terrorism policing attracting intense Parliamentary scrutiny, The National Security Summit will provide a timely opportunity to hear expert opinion on the impact of impending changes and speak to policymakers at the heart of law enforcement reform.

 For further information please visit the event website

Socitm 2014 Annual Conference

Tuesday 21st October 2014

With councils, the NHS, emergency services and third sector facing tighter budgets and heightened citizen expectations, there is a real need to construct and realise a compelling vision for online public services. Socitm’s 2014 will provide an exciting opportunity to ensure this happens. Drawing on contributions from leading politicians, industry experts and local practitioners, the event will help ICT professionals from across the public sector to take on the challenge of designing and articulating the value of a deeper digital presence.

This is a two-day Conference, taking place at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester on October 21st-22nd 2014.

For further information please visit the event website

The Future of Health

Tuesday 21st October 2014

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural conference, Future of Health brings together the most senior figures from across the health and social care spectrum to develop a whole-system approach to health care. Through a unique partnership between NHS England, UCLPartners and Dods, this national conference attracts over 800 leaders from across the improvement, commissioning and provider landscapes. With the People’s Panel focusing speakers and delegates alike on patient’s needs, Future of Health continues to set the pace for change in long term conditions.

For more information please visit the event website

The State of the State 2014: delivery, austerity and reform

Tuesday 28th October 2014

This event is hosted by Deloitte and Reform and will be an opportunity to launch their report, The State of the State 2014. Our expert panel will set out their perspectives on the reforms of the past four years and their outlook for reform beyond the next election. Please note this is an invitation event only. 

For more information please email the events team

Heroes or zeros: what do we really know about entrepreneurs and what should governments do?

Tuesday 18th November 2014

The breakfast roundtable will launch a new report by the Finance Foundationthat looks at the characteristics of entrepreneurs and asks how we can help more entrepreneurs become successful. Please note this is an invitation event only.

For further information please email the events team


Youth Justice Convention

Tuesday 18th November 2014

The Youth Justice Convention is the annual event for all those working in the youth justice system, in particular managers, professionals, practitioners and policy makers. The event this year will take place on the 18th and 19th November at the Telford International Centre.

For more information please visit the event website

The Border Control Summit

Thursday 20th November 2014

With an ever-increasing volume of passengers and goods entering and leaving the United Kingdom, the barriers to maintaining effective and efficient control of the border with accurate measurements, has never been more important. Taking place only five months before the Border Systems Programme (BSP) delivery deadline, the Border Control Summit will provide an opportunity to engage with policymakers and experts at the heart of border control decision-making.

For further information please visit the event website

Developing Nations: the Role of the International Finance Centre

Wednesday 26th November 2014

This Roundtable is hosted by the Government of Jersey and looks to explore the relationship between International Finance Centres (IFC) and developing countries. How best might IFCs support growth, poverty alleviation, the development of tax management capacity and the tackling of corruption. Please note this is an invitation event only. 

RICS Property in Politics: Driving economic growth and building better communities Roundtable and Reception

Wednesday 14th January 2015

This event is hosted by RICS and ties in with their Property in Politics campaign and launch of their new manifesto. The panel aims to discuss the top challenges facing the Housing, Construction, Infrastructure and Planning sectors and discuss the possible solutions. Please note this is an invitation event only.

The Skills Summit

Thursday 12th February 2015

The Skills Summit 2015 will see over 250 training providers and employers from across the UK gather to hear exactly what policymakers from the government, industry and education sector are doing to improve skills programmes for young people and adults.

Now in its fifth year, the event is a must-attend for management teams, business development professionals and L&D staff.

For further information please visit the event website

Dialogue to shape the political agenda

Tuesday 3rd December 2013


Dods produces a wide variety of events which facilitate face-to-face engagement, sharing best practice and shaping and delivering policy. These include policy conferences, award ceremonies and bespoke strategic platforms to bring policy-makers and stakeholders together in an environment that allows deliberation, dialogue and collaboration.

We have teams in London and Brussels, running events from the high-profile PoliticsHome Awards to dozens of party conference fringe events to Civil Service Live which caters for 6,000 civil servants over three days. This depth of experience is exemplified by Westminster Briefing, which in partnership with The House Magazine has been producing dynamic policy events for over a decade.

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