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Manning Conference attendees to network, talk election strategy

Attendees say networking and the chance for informal conversations with ministers, MPs, MPPs and party workers is increasingly a central attraction, and Preston Manning says this year there are even more opportunities to talk shop.

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Preston Manning, pictured at previous Manning Centre Conferences in Ottawa, told The Hill Times the Manning Networking Conference is to float potentially controversial policy ideas, rub elbows with policy-makers and connect with conservatives from across the country.

Political staffers, lobbyists, business leaders, activists, and politicians alike will gather at the Manning Networking Conference this week to debate policy, hear from speakers and get campaign training, though the chance to rub elbows and talk shop with influential people from across the country—including corridor conversations with an eye on 2015—is increasingly the main draw, attendees say.

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Manning Conference attendees to network, talk election strategy

Attendees say networking and the chance for informal conversations with ministers, MPs, MPPs and party workers is increasingly a central attraction, and Preston Manning says this year there are even more opportunities to talk shop.

The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Preston Manning, pictured at previous Manning Centre Conferences in Ottawa, told The Hill Times the Manning Networking Conference is to float potentially controversial policy ideas, rub elbows with policy-makers and connect with conservatives from across the country.

Political staffers, lobbyists, business leaders, activists, and politicians alike will gather at the Manning Networking Conference this week to debate policy, hear from speakers and get campaign training, though the chance to rub elbows and talk shop with influential people from across the country—including corridor conversations with an eye on 2015—is increasingly the main draw, attendees say.

  

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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