Conference FAQs

Welcome to the Conservative Party Conference FAQs.

What are the security details and prohibited items?

To find the security details and the list of prohibited items at Conference, please click here.

When and where is the Conservative Party Conference?

The 2024 Conservative Party Conference will be held at ICC Birmingham and the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Sunday 29th September to Wednesday 2nd October 2024.

Can I attend online?

Yes, details of the live streams will be posted soon.

Which ticket type is right for me?

There are several different tickets available for the Conference, please see below for which one you are eligible for:

Ticket Type Eligibility
Party Member Members of the Conservative Party with an active membership of at least three months at time of Conference application.
Young Conservative Under-26-year-old Members of the Conservative Party with an active membership of least three months at time of Conference application.
Commercial Guest Representatives of a UK-operating company or business.
Charity Guest Representatives of a charity registered or exempt within the UK. Requires charity registration or exemption number.
Parliamentary Conservative Members of Parliament, Peers, Members of the Scottish Parliament, Members of the Senedd or Police & Crime Commissioners.
Treasurers’ Guest Members of a Conservative Party senior donor club. Ticket includes Blue Room access and bespoke programme of events.
Business Day Representative of a UK-operating company or business with a valid Companies House number attending the Business Day programme on Monday 30th September.
Business Dinner Representative of a UK-operating company or business with a valid Companies House number attending the Business Dinner on Monday 30th September.
SME Day Representatives of a small or medium-sized business that meets SME criteria (fewer than 500 employees) attending the SME Day programme on Sunday 29th September. Pass valid for Sunday only.
Diplomatic Mission Representatives of a diplomatic mission accredited to the UK.
International Political Party Representatives of an International Democracy Union centre-right political party.
Media To register for a media pass you must hold a valid Press Card number. This must be a Press Card issued by the UK Press Card Authority via one of its gatekeeper organisations. Political monitoring companies should apply for a commercial guest pass.

Book your ticket here.

What does my Business Day ticket include?

Business Day attendees receive a complimentary 4-day Conference ticket and a lunch with senior members of the Conservative Party. Tickets to the Business Dinner must be purchased separately.

Do I need to register to attend Conference?

Yes. All delegates entering the secure zone are required to register to attend Conference. This includes access to most fringe events.

Your registration for a security pass can only be processed by the Conservative Party, and then our security partners, when all information has been submitted using the online registration process. This includes a photograph that complies with the photographic guidelines.

Once your registration has been reviewed you will be notified by email of its approval.

If we cannot process your registration, for any reason, we will contact you by email.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all information requested is supplied.

You must have been a member of the party for 3 or more months prior to attending Conference to qualify for a member ticket.

Please note that passes to the Conference are non-refundable and non-transferable. This can only be waived in exceptional circumstances.

Click here for full pass Terms and Conditions.

I have completed my application form for Conference. What happens next?

We will check all your details and contact you if we need any further information. There are two different options to obtain your pass:

Mail out of the pass: 
If you chose to have the conference pass mailed to you and all security checks have been done, we will mail out the pass to you during the week commencing Monday 16th September.

Pick up pass on site: If you chose to pick up your pass from the Accreditation Office and all security checks have been done, we will email out a QR code in the week before Conference for you to present upon arrival at the Accreditation Office, located next to the venue at:

The Exchange
3 Centenary Square
Birmingham
B1 2DR.

[This is adjacent to the main Conference venue, the ICC (International Convention Centre).]

Our opening times for collection at The Exchange will be:

Day From To
Friday 27th September 13:00 18:00
Saturday 28th September 10:00 18:00
Sunday 29th September 09:00 21:00
Monday 30th September 07:00 20:00
Tuesday 1st October 09:00 20:00
Wednesday 2nd October 08:00 12:00

 

Please bring one form of photo ID with you and be prepared to show the QR code sent to you, either on your phone or as a print-out.

What is the deadline to apply for a ticket to the Conference?

We recommend purchasing your tickets as early as you can. Tickets increase in price periodically throughout the year. If you purchase your ticket after a certain point, we cannot guarantee you will be accredited in time. Please see here for the deadlines.

When will the Conference Agenda/Programme be released?

The Conference Agenda will be available early September 2024.

I am attending a fringe event inside the secure zone. Do I need a conference pass as well?

Yes, anyone wishing to enter the secure zone to attend a fringe event must register for an account and purchase a conference pass. Please check with your fringe event organiser to determine if the fringe event you are attending is inside or outside the secure zone.

I am attending one of the limited number of fringe events outside the secure zone. Do I need a conference pass as well?

No, if you are attending a fringe event outside of the secure zone you do not require a Conference pass. Please check with your fringe event organiser to determine if the fringe event you are attending is inside or outside the secure zone.

How do I book a room at the Conference Hotel within the secure zone?

Bookings are now open for the Conference Hotel (Hyatt Regency) located within the secure zone. For bookings at the Hyatt, please click here.

Special hotel rates have been secured for Conference delegates at hotels across the city. You can find details on this page.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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