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 jayne.cole@policyforumforwales.co.uk.

Professor Laura McAllister

Professor Laura McAllister

Curriculum reform in Wales: content, assessment, and the challenges for implementation

Thursday, 30th April 2015
Cardiff Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff CF10 1EZ
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor Dai Smith, Author, Independent Report on the Arts in Education in the Schools of Wales, and Chair, Arts Council of Wales and Professor Laura McAllister, Member, Welsh Government's Schools and Physical Activity Task and Finish Group, and Chair, Sport Wales

Dr Charlotte Jones

Dr Charlotte Jones

Progress and priorities in reforming primary care services in Wales

Thursday, 14th May 2015
Cardiff Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff CF10 1EZ
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Charlotte Jones, Chair, General Practitioners Committee, BMA and Dr Paul Myres, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners Wales

William Graham AM

William Graham AM

Tourism in Wales - market, infrastructure and policy

Thursday, 4th June 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: William Graham AM, Chair, Enterprise and Business Committee, National Assembly for Wales and Shadow Minister for Business, Enterprise and Skills, Welsh Conservatives; Dr Manon Antoniazzi, Director for Tourism, Heritage and Sport, Welsh Government and Dan Clayton Jones, Chair, Tourism Advisory Board, Welsh Government

Alun Ffred Jones AM

Alun Ffred Jones AM

Dr Andy Rees

Dr Andy Rees

Kestutis Sadauskas

Kestutis Sadauskas

Waste policy in Wales - reducing domestic and commercial waste and developing the circular economy

Tuesday, 9th June 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Alun Ffred Jones AM, Chair, Environment and Sustainability Committee, National Assembly for Wales and Spokesperson for Business and Economy, Science and Devolution, Plaid Cymru; Dr Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy Branch, Welsh Government and Kestutis Sadauskas, Director, Green Economy, European Commission

Reforming the planning system in Wales

Tuesday, 16th June 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Alun Ffred Jones AM

Alun Ffred Jones AM

Duncan McCombie

Duncan McCombie

Developing the energy efficiency strategy for Wales - policy priorities, implementation challenges and next steps

Wednesday, 1st July 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Alun Ffred Jones AM, Chair, Environment and Sustainability Committee, National Assembly for Wales and Spokesperson for Business and Economy, Science and Devolution, Plaid Cymru; Duncan McCombie, Director of Operations Wales and Ireland, Energy Saving Trust and Richard Rugg, Managing Director, Carbon Trust Programmes, Carbon Trust Wales

Professor Sir Mansel Aylward

Professor Sir Mansel Aylward

Peter Davies

Peter Davies

Improving public health and wellbeing in Wales

Thursday, 2nd July 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor Sir Mansel Aylward, Chair, Public Health Wales; Director, Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research and Professor of Public Health Education in the School of Medicine, Cardiff University and Peter Davies, Wales' Commissioner for Sustainable Futures and Chair, Climate Change Commission

Natural resources, climate adaptation and biodiversity policy in Wales

Tuesday, 7th July 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Matthew Quinn, Director of Environment and Sustainable Development, Welsh Government and Dr Sarah Williams, Manager, Natural Resources and Ecosystems Group, Natural Resources Wales

Ian Johnston

Ian Johnston

Crime prevention in Wales - next steps for organisation, strategy and community safety

Tuesday, 14th July 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Ian Johnston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent and Board Member, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and Karin Phillips, Deputy Director, Community Safety, Welsh Government

Jane Hutt AM

Jane Hutt AM

Infrastructure in Wales - progress, priorities and next steps for policy

Monday, 14th September 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance, Welsh Government

Christine Chapman AM

Christine Chapman AM

Kate Cassidy

Kate Cassidy

Tackling poverty in Wales - early intervention, welfare reform and routes out of poverty

Tuesday, 15th September 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Christine Chapman AM, Chair, Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee and Kate Cassidy, Director for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Welsh Government

Professor Chris Taylor

Professor Chris Taylor

The future for early years - standards, access and next steps for the Foundation Phase

Tuesday, 20th October 2015
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Professor Chris Taylor, Professor of Education Policy, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University and Lead Researcher, Evaluation of Foundation Phase Flexibility Pilots, WISERD

Professor Marcus Longley

Professor Marcus Longley

Integrating health and social care - service redesign, funding and next steps for delivery

Wednesday, 21st October 2015
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Professor Marcus Longley, Professor of Applied Health Policy and Director, Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care, University of South Wales

Jassa Scott

Jassa Scott

Reforming Additional Learning Needs Provision in Wales

Thursday, 19th November 2015
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Jassa Scott, Assistant Director, Estyn

The future for housing policy in Wales

Tuesday, 8th December 2015
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Robin Staines, Chair, Welsh Government Housing Supply Taskforce and Head of Housing and Public Protection, Carmarthenshire County Council

Gerry Evans

Gerry Evans

The future for social services in Wales - implementing the Social Services and Well-Being Act and the impact of the Regulation and Inspection Bill

Thursday, 10th December 2015
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Gerry Evans, Director of Regulation and Professional Standards, Care Council for Wales

Next steps for cancer care in Wales - prevention, treatment and research

Tuesday, 26th January 2016
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Chris Jones, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, NHS Wales

Next steps for Initial Teacher Training provision and continuing professional development in Wales

Thursday, 28th January 2016
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Professor John Furlong, Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford; Initial Teacher Training Advisor to Welsh Government and Author, Teaching Tomorrow’s Teachers

The future of Apprenticeships in Wales

Tuesday, 2nd February 2016
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Michael Davis, Chief Executive, UK Commission for Employment and Skills

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

Education and Skills

  • Vulnerable Children
  • Cultural learning
  • The 21st Century Schools programme

Health and Social care

  • Mental Health
  • Midwifery and antenatal care
  • End of life care
  • Eye care
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy

Society and Culture

  • Sport in Wales
  • Arts in Wales
  • Heritage

Environment, Energy and

Infrastructure

  • Low carbon energy
  • National Transport Plan
  • Energy policy in Wales

Economy

  • Digital Wales
  • Agriculture
  • Creative industries
  • Supporting entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and smart specialisation

Patrons of the Forum

Peter Black AM, Angela Burns AM, Christine Chapman AM, Byron Davies AM, Keith Davies AM, Rt Hon the Lord Elis-Thomas AM, Rebecca Evans AM, Janet Finch-Saunders AM, Russell George AM, William Graham AM, John Griffiths AM, Llyr Gruffydd AM, Mike Hedges AM, Mark Isherwood AM, Bethan Jenkins AM, Darren Millar AM, Julie Morgan AM, Eluned Parrott AM, Nick Ramsay AM, Jenny Rathbone AM, Mark Rees AM, Aled Roberts AM, Simon Thomas AM and Kirsty Williams AM. Note: patrons take no financial interest in the Forum. Sylwch: Nid oes buddion ariannol i noddwyr y Fforwm.