How to get the most out of party conferences 

With party conference season just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about putting together a plan of action to get the most out of conference. There is no denying that attending party conference can feel like one big endurance session with late nights, early starts, long days and socialising being the norm. Party conferences provide a good opportunity to meet with stakeholders in both a formal and informal setting, enabling you to engage with decision makers and influencers, whilst also raising your companies profile. 

Party conference is a hub of busy activity with numerous fringe events taking place in addition to the party’s key note speech. The key to getting the most out of any party conference is to know who you want to engage with, what events you want to attend and put a plan of action together. 

Party conferences have always been an important part of the UK’s political calendar, but more so now given the unpredictable nature of UK politics. 

Conference season runs from mid-September to October. The Liberal Democrats kick the season off in Brighton on 15-18 September; The Labour Party conference runs from 23-26 September in Liverpool; the Conservative Party conference runs from 30 September to 3 October in Birmingham, and the SNP concludes the conference season with their conference taking place in Glasgow, starting on the 7th October and finishing on the 9th October.

With our extensive network of political contacts, Pentland offers tailored support to meet your business needs at any of the party conferences. 

For more information on how we can assist you and your company at any of the party conferences please email