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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Councillor Phil Bale

Delivering the City Deal and developing the Cardiff Capital Region

Tuesday, 5th July 2016
Cardiff Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff CF10 1EZ
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Councillor Phil Bale, Leader, Cardiff Council and Cabinet Member, Economic Development

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Kate Bennett

Addressing inequalities in Wales - realities, options and challenges for delivery

Thursday, 7th July 2016
Park Inn Hotel, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2JH
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Kate Bennett, National Director for Wales, Equality and Human Rights Commission

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Imelda Richardson

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Sarah Rochira

Next steps for social care in Wales

Tuesday, 12th July 2016
Park Inn Hotel, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2JH
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Imelda Richardson, Chief Inspector, Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales and Sarah Rochira, Older People's Commissioner for Wales

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Charles Hargreaves

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Priorities for media in Wales - production, broadcasting and plurality

Wednesday, 14th September 2016
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Rhodri Williams, Director, Ofcom Wales

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The future for transport policy in Wales

Thursday, 15th September 2016
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: A senior speaker confirmed from the Wales Office

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

Thursday, 13th October 2016
Central Cardiff

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 and Member, Welsh Government’s National Curriculum Independent Advisory Group

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The future of healthcare services in Wales

Wednesday, 19th October 2016
Central Cardiff

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

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

Tuesday, 15th November 2016
Central Cardiff

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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Priorities for sports in Wales - funding, participation and creating an 'Agile Nation'

Thursday, 17th November 2016
Central Cardiff

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

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

Thursday, 24th November 2016
Central Cardiff

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

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, Rebecca Evans 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, Rebecca Evans 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.