Policy Forum for Wales

Conferences that are scheduled to take place before September will be conducted online.
The format will mirror physical conferences organised by the Forum with speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish.
The conferences will be chaired and there will be opportunities for delegate questions and comments.
We will be contacting all participants in advance of each conference with full information and guidance on how to take part.
There will be some exceptions where conferences will be postponed, for instance those that would largely involve key stakeholders in the NHS or emergency services.
All participants affected by this will be informed as soon as possible.
If you’d like to speak to us over the phone about any booking-related queries, please call one of the following numbers: +44 (0)7951044809 / +044 (0)7503591880 / +44 (0)7538736244

Next steps for delivering the Swansea Bay City Deal - governance, funding and economic impact across the region

April 2019

This conference was a timely opportunity to consider the delivery of the Swansea Bay City Deal as it followed the Welsh and UK Government commissioned independent review into the Deal.

Delegates assessed the Independent review recommendations, and discussed priorities for the Deal’s governance - including increasing the focus on delivering key projects including resolving issues surrounding levels of expertise and management involved in delivery teams, and how best to develop relationships between partners and increase collaboration.

Delegates examined issues of accountability and effective project management, as well as lessons from more developed City Deals, and how these lessons could be incorporated into the renewed project management structures.

Those in attendance also looked beyond the immediate focus of the Deal’s projects and sought to identify areas where the Deal’s networks and governance structures could be used to support further innovation and economic regeneration in the region, including effective long-term investment. This wider discussion also touched on identifying business and skills needs for industry, as well as the strengths of the region’s universities.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Wales seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates