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.

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Mererid Wyn Williams

Mererid Wyn Williams

Professor Karen Graham

Professor Karen Graham

The future of the Foundation Phase and childcare in Wales

Thursday, 6th November 2014
Cardiff Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff CF10 1EZ
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Mererid Wyn Williams, Assistant Director, Estyn and Professor Karen Graham, Professor of Early Childhood Studies, Glyndwr University and Review Lead, Independent Review of Childcare and Early Education Registration, Regulation and Inspection

Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM

Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM

Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP

Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP

Peter Davies

Peter Davies

Energy policy in Wales - challenges and opportunities for developing the sector

Monday, 15th December 2014
The Angel Hotel, Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 1SZ
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales; Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Secretary of State for Wales; David TC Davies MP, Chair, Welsh Affairs Select Committee, House of Commons and Peter Davies, Commissioner for Sustainable Futures and Chair, Climate Change Commission for Wales

David Rees AM

David Rees AM

Prudent healthcare in Wales: challenges, practicalities and progress

Tuesday, 24th February 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: David Rees AM, Chair, Health and Social Committee, National Assembly for Wales and Professor Marcus Longley, Professor of Applied Health Policy and Director, Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care, University of South Wales

The future of Welsh tourism policy

Thursday, 4th June 2015
Central Cardiff

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

Waste and the circular economy

Tuesday, 9th June 2015
Central Cardiff

Guest 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

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

Education and Skills

  • Vulnerable Children
  • Additional Needs
  • Qualifications and accountability

Health and Social care

  • Regulation and Inspection Bill
  • Public Health Bill
  • Mental Health

Society and Culture

  • Housing
  • Poverty
  • Crime

Environment, Energy and


  • Environmental Protection and Biodiversity
  • Planning Bill


  • Digital Wales
  • Food and Drink Sector Strategy

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, 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, 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.