/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Manning Conference to Feature First Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Speeches/

  • Kevin O'Leary, Michael Chong and Tony Clement confirmed to speak at 2016 Manning Centre Conference

OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2016 /CNW/ -

WHAT: The 2016 Manning Centre Conference will be the flagship conservative gathering in Canada this year.  As a special feature, alongside the lineup of speakers and sessions that will revitalize the conservative movement, the conference will include speeches by those considering a run for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

All serious potential leadership candidates (who have mused publicly about running for leader) have been invited to speak at the conference. To date, Kevin O'Leary, Michael Chong and Tony Clement have confirmed they will address the conference.

In addition to speeches by those considering a run for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, the conference will hold several policy discussions, training opportunities and networking events.

WHEN: Preston Manning will frame the event, and provide its kick-off speech on Friday February 26th at 9 a.m.   Leadership speeches will take place on the afternoon of February 26 & 27. Exact times to be confirmed (a subsequent media advisory will be emailed out prior to the conference with complete details). The entire event will feature a calibre of speakers that make MNC the "must attend" conservative event of the year. 

WHERE: Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON

ACCREDITATION: For media accreditation please contact Morten Paulsen (morten@shaw.ca or 403-399-3377 cell).

SOURCE Manning Centre

For further information: For media comment about the conference: Colin Craig, Director of Strategic Communications, 403-909-2055 (cell), colin.craig@manningcentre.ca

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