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.

Jane Hutt AM

Jane Hutt AM

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

Monday, 14th September 2015
Park Inn Hotel, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2JH
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
Park Inn Hotel, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2JH
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

Caroline Lamb

Caroline Lamb

The future of Wales’ healthcare workforce - investment, training and development, and new ways of working

Tuesday, 22nd September 2015
Park Inn Hotel, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2JH
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Caroline Lamb, Acting Chief Executive, NHS Education for Scotland and Professor Ceri Phillips, Professor of Health Economics at Swansea Centre for Health Economics, Swansea University and Panel Member, Health Professional Education Investment Review

Professor Chris Taylor

Professor Chris Taylor

The future for early years - regulatory change, workforce development and improving delivery of the Foundation Phase

Tuesday, 20th October 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

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, resources and next steps for delivery

Wednesday, 21st October 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

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

Mental health and wellbeing in Wales - next steps for policy and implementation

Tuesday, 17th November 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Sarah Watkins, Head of Mental Health and Vulnerable Groups Policy and Senior Medical Officer, Welsh Government and David Rees AM, Chair, Health and Social Care Committee, National Assembly for Wales

Jassa Scott

Jassa Scott

Reforming Additional Learning Needs provision in Wales

Thursday, 19th November 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Jassa Scott, Assistant Director, Estyn

Edwina Hart AM

Edwina Hart AM

Priorities for the energy sector in Wales - investment, infrastructure and devolved powers

Thursday, 3rd December 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Edwina Hart AM, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

The future for housing policy in Wales

Tuesday, 8th December 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Gerry Evans

Gerry Evans

Professor Sally Holland

Professor Sally Holland

The future for regulation and inspection of social services in Wales - implementation and the impact of legislation

Thursday, 10th December 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Gerry Evans, Director of Regulation and Professional Standards, Care Council for Wales; David Francis, Assistant Chief Inspector, CSSIW and Professor Sally Holland, Children's Commissioner for Wales

Next steps for cancer care in Wales - access, research and policy priorities

Tuesday, 26th January 2016
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

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

Reforming Initial Teacher Training in Wales

Thursday, 28th January 2016
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Professor John Furlong, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Oxford and Author, Teaching Tomorrow’s Teachers - Options for the future of initial teacher education in Wales

Michael Davis

Michael Davis

The future of Apprenticeships in Wales

Tuesday, 2nd February 2016
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

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

Ioana Rus

Ioana Rus

Priorities for regeneration in Wales

Tuesday, 9th February 2016
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Ioana Rus, Member, Cabinet for the Regional Policy Commissioner, European Commission

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

Peter Black AM, Angela Burns AM, Christine Chapman AM, Byron Davies MP, 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, Rhodri Glyn Thomas 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.