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 sue.harris@policyforumforwales.co.uk.

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Julie James AM

Priorities for apprenticeships in Wales: funding, design and participation

Thursday, 9th February 2017
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Julie James AM, Minister for Skills and Science, Welsh Government

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Professor Judith Phillips

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

Wednesday, 15th February 2017
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

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

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Hayden Llewellyn

Next steps for the teaching workforce in Wales: teacher education, retention and development

Tuesday, 28th February 2017
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Hayden Llewellyn, Chief Executive, Education Workforce Council

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Priorities for the future of infrastructure in Wales

Wednesday, 8th March 2017
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Welsh Government and Tony Thickett, Director of Wales, Planning Inspectorate

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Next steps for the health and social care workforce in Wales: recruitment, training and retention

Tuesday, 14th March 2017
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Cassy Taylor, Associate Director, Vocational Qualifications, Qualifications Wales

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Mental health provision in Wales: access, quality and next steps for policy

Tuesday, 4th April 2017
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: senior speaker confirmed from the Welsh Government

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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 info@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk 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, Huw Irranca-Davies 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, Huw Irranca-Davies 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.