Forthcoming events

The Policy Forum for Wales aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in the National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Government and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy issues in the areas that have been devolved to Cardiff Bay, or otherwise particularly affect Wales.

The Forum has in place a programme of consultation with members of the National Assembly for Wales, senior departmental officials, regulators, industry representatives, charities and action groups, professional bodies and academics, local government and others. We welcome input from any individuals or organisations with an interest in issues relevant to Wales.

The Policy Forum for Wales is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for support and any advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with the Forum in order to maintain impartiality.

Should you have any booking queries, please email

Westminster Forum Projects |  Guto Bebb MP Photo

Guto Bebb MP

The future for transport policy in Wales

Thursday, 15th September 2016
Cardiff Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff CF10 1EZ
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Guto Bebb MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office

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Huw Foster Evans

The new National Curriculum for Wales - developing the content of the Areas of Learning and Experience

Thursday, 13th October 2016
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Huw Foster Evans, Managing Director, GwE and Member, Welsh Government’s National Curriculum Change Board and Owain ap Dafydd, Headteacher, Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni, Caerphilly and External Adviser to the Donaldson Review

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Dr Kate Chamberlain

The future of healthcare services in Wales: regulation, changing structures and ensuring quality

Wednesday, 19th October 2016
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr Kate Chamberlain, Chief Executive, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Westminster Forum Projects |  Diane Hebb Photo

Diane Hebb

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Phil George

The arts and education - creative learning and cultural education in Wales

Tuesday, 15th November 2016
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Diane Hebb, Director of Engagement and Participation, Arts Council of Wales and Phil George, Chairman, Arts Council of Wales

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Sarah Powell

Priorities for sports policy in Wales - funding, facilities and participation

Thursday, 17th November 2016
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Sarah Powell, Chief Executive, Sport Wales

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Matthew Bell

The future of Wales' environment: protecting natural resources, improving air quality and tackling climate change

Thursday, 24th November 2016
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Matthew Bell, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change

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The future of the legal system in Wales: the market for legal services, modernisation and potential further devolution

Tuesday, 29th November 2016
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Nicholas Paines QC, Commissioner, Law Commission

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Professor Judith Phillips

Priorities for housing policy in Wales - supply, renting and affordability

Wednesday, 15th February 2017
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Professor Judith Phillips, Deputy Principal, University of Stirling and Chair, Welsh Government Expert Group on Housing an Ageing Population

Westminster Forum Projects |  Alun Davies AM Photo

Alun Davies AM

Priorities for the creative industries in Wales: media, culture and supporting the creative economy

Wednesday, 26th April 2017
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Alun Davies AM, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

In Production

Lots. The Policy Forum for Wales is planning a very full programme for the next 12 months.

But as we're the ones others tend to follow, please give us a ring or email to discuss future conferences.

We'd be happy to share ideas on areas to focus on, speaker suggestions, and other ways of getting involved.

Patrons of the Forum

Dyma restr o noddwyr Fforwm Polisïau Cymru: Rhun ap Iorwerth AC, Angela Burns AC, Rt Hon the Lord Elis-Thomas AC, Janet Finch-Saunders AC, Russell George AC, John Griffiths AC, Llyr Gruffydd AC, Mike Hedges AC, Mark Isherwood AC, Bethan Jenkins AC, Darren Millar AC, Julie Morgan AC, Nick Ramsay AC, Jenny Rathbone AC, David Rees AC a Kirsty Williams AC. Sylwch: Nid oes buddion ariannol i noddwyr y Fforwm.

The patrons of the Policy Forum for Wales are: Rhun ap Iorwerth AM, Angela Burns AM, Rt Hon the Lord Elis-Thomas AM, Janet Finch-Saunders AM, Russell George AM, John Griffiths AM, Llyr Gruffydd AM, Mike Hedges AM, Mark Isherwood AM, Bethan Jenkins AM, Darren Millar AM, Julie Morgan AM, Nick Ramsay AM, Jenny Rathbone AM, David Rees AM and Kirsty Williams AM. Note: patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.