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CBI Conference: Today's business

TONY BLAIR will become the first serving prime minister to speak at the CBI when he delivers the keynote speech to delegates at 10.35am. Sir Donald Tsang, Hong Kong's financial secretary, will address a business breakfast. The conference will also be addressed by the Liberal Democrat leader, Charles Kennedy, and the former Conservative defence secretary Michael Portillo during a debate on the euro.

The conference ends at 1pm after a closing address from the CBI's director general, Adair Turner.