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

Progress and priorities in reforming primary care services in Wales

Thursday, 14th May 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

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

Ken Skates AM

Ken Skates AM

William Graham AM

William Graham AM

The future of Welsh tourism policy

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

Guests of Honour: Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Welsh Government and William Graham AM, Chair, Enterprise and Business Committee, National Assembly for Wales and Shadow Minister for Business, Enterprise and Skills, Welsh Conservatives

Alun Ffred Jones AM

Alun Ffred Jones AM

Dr Andy Rees

Dr Andy Rees

Kestutis Sadauskas

Kestutis Sadauskas

Moving towards zero waste - policy practicalities 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

Guest of Honour: Tony Thickett, Director of Wales, Planning Inspectorate

Alun Ffred Jones AM

Alun Ffred Jones AM

Duncan McCombie

Duncan McCombie

Developing the energy efficiency strategy for Wales - implementation challenges, best practice, 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

Improving public health and wellbeing in Wales

Thursday, 2nd July 2015
Central Cardiff

Guest 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

Managing Wales' natural resources and protecting biodiversity

Tuesday, 7th July 2015
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Matthew Quinn, Director of Environment and Sustainable Development, Welsh Government

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

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

Tuesday, 15th September 2015
Central Cardiff

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

Priorities for regeneration in Wales

Q1 2016
Central Cardiff

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

Education and Skills

  • Vulnerable Children
  • Initial Teacher Training reform
  • Apprenticeships
  • Cultural learning
  • The 21st Century Schools programme

Health and Social care

  • Mental Health
  • Cancer delivery plan
  • Midwifery and antenatal care
  • End of life care
  • Eye care
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Health workforce: planning, training and recruitment

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.