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Friday 12th April
17:00 - 19:00
"A Woman's Place Is In Politics": Women's Panel Event | Venue Cymru

And event open to all women members. Join us for a panel event with some of the most influential Labour women in Welsh politics at Welsh Conference 2019.

From 19:00
Welcome Reception | St. George's Hotel

All delegates and visitors welcome for our annual get together before Conference kicks off.

Saturday 13th April
9:30
Opening of conference and translation service | Conference Hall
9:30 - 9:45
SOC Report | Conference Hall
9:45 - 9:50
Welcome to Conference | Conference Hall
9:50 - 10:00
Chair's address | Conference Hall
10:00 - 10:10
Christina Rees MP - Shadow Welsh Secretary | Conference Hall
10:10 - 11:10
Policy Debate 1: Economy, Transport and Infrastructure | Conference Hall

- Motion 1: Time for Better Pay - Usdaw
- Motion 2: Public Railways - ASLEF
- Motion 3: Future World of Work - CWU
- Motion 4: Social Partnership Act - GMB
- Motion 5: Automotive Sector in Wales - Unite

11:10 - 11:15
Treasurer's Report | Conference Hall
11:15 - 11:45
Keynote address – Rt Hon Mark Drakeford, First Minister and Leader of Welsh Labour | Conference Hall
11:35 - 12:30
WEC Report, Welsh Labour Democracy Review & Rule Changes | Conference Hall

- Welsh Democracy Review Stage 2 Interim Report
- WEC Statement: Welsh Assembly Electoral Reform
- Motion 6: Constitutional Motion - Arfon CLP
- Motion 7: Financial Support for Prospective Candidates – Cardiff North Women's Forum
- Motion 8: Labour Women Self Organisation and Participation in Welsh Labour – Cardiff West Women's Forum




12:30 - 14:00
Join the Campaign for Wales | Crafnant Room, Venue Cymru

Hosts: Final Say Wales

Wales deserves to have a Final Say on Brexit. Now we know all the facts, it is only right that the biggest decision in modern Welsh history is made by the Welsh people themselves. Join our guest speakers to discuss how we secure the future of our country.

There will be a number of fantastic guest speakers and an open discussion. We will discuss how to secure a Final Say and what we can learn from the last campaign. Refreshments provided.

For more information subscribe at FinalSayWales.com.

12:30 - 14:00
A Fair Work Nation: The Future for Wales? | Rhuddlan Room, Venue Cymru

Hosts: Wales TUC

Welsh workers face the impacts of Brexit, austerity and exploitative forms of employment. How can unions make work fairer? Join Shavanah Taj (President, Wales TUC), Dr Lydia Hayes (Cardiff University), Peter Hughes (Unite the Union), Kelly Andrews (GMB Union), and Mick Antoniw AM to discuss how partnership working between unions, government and employers can deliver greater prosperity and equality - and why this needs legislation to make Wales a Fair Work Nation.

Refreshments will be provided.

12:30 - 14:00
Life-saving lessons: CPR on the school curriculum, an evidence based approach | Alwen Room, Venue Cymru

Host: British Heart Foundation Cymru

Wales' new curriculum is being finalised but it’s unclear if all young people will have the opportunity to learn life-saving skills such as CPR at school.

In countries where CPR is learnt universally in schools, such as Denmark and Norway, cardiac arrest survival rates are three times higher than in the UK.

This is why English secondary schools will teach CPR from 2020 and nearly every local authority in Scotland has committed to implementing CPR lessons immediately.

Our fringe will look at these low survival rates and why embedding life-saving skills within the curriculum is imperative.

12:30 - 14:00
Who has the right to a home? | Harlech Room, Venue Cymru

Hosts: Shelter Cymru, Tai Pawb, Community Housing Cymru

Wales’ new curriculum is being finalised but it’s unclear if all young people will have the opportunity to learn life-saving skills such as CPR at school.

In countries where CPR is learnt universally in schools, such as Denmark and Norway, cardiac arrest survival rates are three times higher than in the UK.

This is why English secondary schools will teach CPR from 2020 and nearly every local authority in Scotland has committed to implementing CPR lessons immediately.

Our fringe will look at these low survival rates and why embedding life-saving skills within the curriculum is imperative.

12:30 - 14:00
What does Brexit tell us about voting in Wales? | Rooms 5 and 6, Venue Cymru

Host: Cardiff University

An opportunity to learn about, and discuss views on, the importance of national identity in Welsh elections—new data and insights from the 2015 and 2017 general elections and the 2016 EU referendum will be presented.

Chair: Julie Morgan AM Speakers: Professor Richard Wyn Jones and Dr Ed Gareth Poole

12:30 - 14:00
Food Justice – eradicating hunger in Wales | Lecture Room, Venue Cymru

Host: The Co-operative Party

With: Nick Ireland, USDAW – Time for Better Pay Campaign
KC Gordon, Moelyci Community Farm
Caitlin Prowle, Co-operative Party Campaign for Food Justice
Jenny Rathbone AM, Chair - Assembly Cross Party Group on Food

Lunch provided.

12:30 - 14:00
Audit of Austerity - Public services in Wales after nine years of Tory austerity | Padarn Room, Venue Cymru

Hosts: UNISON Cymru, Wales Labour Link

Speakers:
Stephanie Thomas – UNISON Assistant General Secretary
Victoria Winckler – Wales Adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation & Director of the Bevan Foundation.

12:30 - 14:00
Brexit- Is this the greatest political crisis in a century? | Cae Mor Hotel (Next to the conference centre) Llandudno.

Hosts: Cymdeithas Cledwyn

Merfyn Jones one of Wales' most respected historians will place Brexit in an historical context A Welsh politician will also discuss how Brexit could affect Wales constitutionally in future.




14:00 - 14:10
Carolyn Harris MP – Deputy Leader, Welsh Labour | Conference Hall
14:10 - 14:40
Keynote address - Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the UK Labour Party | Conference Hall
14:40 - 14:50
Awards | Conference Hall
14:50 - 15:00
TULO Report | Conference Hall
15:00 - 15:45
Policy Debate 2: Education and Lifelong Learning | Conference Hall

- Composite A: Child Poverty – Aberavon CLP & Socialist Education Association
- Motion 9: Democratising our Higher and Further Education Sectors – Unison

15:45 - 16:25
Policy Debate 3: Health and Social Care | Conference Hall

- Motion 10: Autism Legislation – Clwyd West CLP
- Motion 11: Heart Screening – Delyn CLP
- Motion 12: Mortality and Health Inequalities – Socialist Health Association

16:25 - 16:35
WLGA Report – Cllr Debbie Wilcox | Conference Hall
16:35 - 17:30
Policy Debate 4: Housing, Local Government and Communities | Conference Hall

- Composite B: Funding of Women's Refuges in Wales – Arfon Women's Forum and Aberconwy Women's Forum
- Composite C: No Fault Evictions – Cardiff North CLP, Clwyd South CLP, Cynon Valley CLP, Swansea West CLP and Monmouth CLP
- Motion 13: Re-unification of Probation Services – Brecon and Radnorshire CLP
- Motion 14: Parental Policies for Councillors – Caerphilly Women's Forum
- Motion 15: Food Poverty – The Co-operative Party




17:30 - 19:00
Wales Away: Welsh Sport Post-Brexit | Llandudno Bay Hotel

Hosts: Welsh Fabians

What will Brexit mean for Welsh Sport? Will Cardiff and Swansea City be able to rely on foreign talent? Will our EU exit put Rambo’s move to Turin at risk? Will Wales Away still be able to form the Red Wall under new visa requirements? And are Roman Holidays for the Six Nations going to turn into a pumpkin at Midnight of exit-day? Join the Welsh Fabians and Labour for an Independent Wales as we ask Tonia Antoniazzi MP and Carwyn Jones AM to explore the soft-power of sport and the future of our national pastimes.

17:30 - 19:00
The Re-Energising Wales Programme | Rhuddlan Room, Venue Cymru

Hosts: Institute of Welsh Affairs

Wales has a long history of carbon-based energy activity, more recently featuring renewable and locally-owned energy assets.

We have a major opportunity to make renewable energy part of Wales’ identity: a cleaner, greener chapter in our industrial story.

To achieve this, a massive increase in action and ambition is required.

The Institute of Welsh Affairs’ Re-energising Wales project has identified ten priorities for Wales to make the maximum possible progress towards becoming 100% renewable by 2035.

Please join us to hear more about our plan for Wales’ renewable future and debate the next steps to make this vision a reality.

17:30 - 19:00
Votes at 16: How can Wales best deliver for our young people? | Harlech Room, Venue Cymru

Hosts: ERS Cymru and the Electoral Commission

ERS Cymru and the Electoral Commission host a panel event exploring how Votes at 16 can best be implemented in Wales.

Speakers include:
Hannah Blythyn AM, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government
Professor Elan Closs Stephens CBE, Electoral Commissioner, Wales
Jess Blair, ERS Cymru
Dr Andrew Mycock, University of Huddersfield

17:30 - 19:00
Welsh Labour Students and Welsh Young Labour | Rooms 5 and 6, Venue Cymru

Hosts: Welsh Labour Students and Welsh Young Labour

Welsh Labour Students and Welsh Young Labour are hosting a fringe at conference this year. This event will give a chance for young members to meet the WLS and WYL committee, as well as chat with young politicians, trade unionists, and fellow young members about policy.

Refreshments will be provided!

17:30 - 19:00
Feminist Government in Wales – are we there yet? | Padarn Room, Venue Cymru

Hosts: Charter for Women

A panel discussion on progress on towards a feminist government in Wales

Speakers:
Baroness Anita Gale and Julie Morgan AM update on the Women’s Charter
Jane Hutt AM Vale of Glamorgan
Catherine Fookes, Director WEN Wales and Rachel Cable, Head of Oxfam Cymru on the WEN Manifesto and its follow up – the Feminist Government Scorecard
Cerys Furlong, CEO of Chwarae Teg

Kindly sponsored by GMB Union

Refreshments available.

17:30 - 19:00
Building Stronger Communities | Lecture Room, Venue Cymru

Hosts: Building Communities Trust

While austerity has put great pressure on public services, people in many localities have responded with creativity to provide support and services to each other.

Hear from some of these people and discuss how policy makers can enhance local efforts to build stronger local communities.

10:00 - 11:00
Supporting Young Adult Carers in Education, Training and Work | Conwy Room, 1st Floor, Venue Cymru

There are more than 30,000 carers in Wales under the age of 25. Young adult carers are substantially more likely than their peers to not be in education employment or training (NEET). They are also four times more likely to drop out of college or university than students without caring responsibilities. Joined by Julie Morgan AM, Learning and Work Cymru and Carers Trust Wales will discuss the challenge and solutions.

Speakers: Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Supported by Learning and Work Cymru and Carers Trust Wales

12:45 - 13:45
Taking Control of our Renewable Future: Building Welsh Partnerships | Conwy Room, 1st Floor, Venue Cymru

Leading climate scientists say that in order to stop global warming from exceeding 1.5C and causing a climate catastrophe, urgent steps need to be taken now. As part of its response, the Welsh Government has set itself a target of 70% of Wales’ electricity consumption to be met by renewables by 2030. But with calls for greater political ambition – a 100% target like in Scotland, for example – how can we build strong partnerships between the government, industry and communities in Wales to harness our abundant natural resources and accelerate our decarbonisation efforts?

Speakers to include:
Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Minister for Economy and Transport
Alex Meredith, Head of UK Onshore Wind Development, Innogy Cymru
Auriol Miller, Director of the Institute of Welsh Affairs

Chair: Huw Irranca Davies AM

Supported by Cadno Communications

15:00 - 16:00
Changing Primary Care in Wales – Digitalisation and the Future of Community Pharmacy | Conwy Room, 1st Floor, Venue Cymru

A discussion around the changes and challenges facing community pharmacies. How can community pharmacy continue to contribute to high paid, consistent employment on the high street in Wales, providing Wales-wide employment opportunities and vital business rate revenue, as well as helping to keep the high street alive?

Speakers to include:
Russell Goodway, CPW
Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd
Lee Waters AM, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport


Chair: Daran Hill

Supported by Community Pharmacy Wales

16:15 - 17:15
Disability Employment– Opportunities and Challenges for employers and employees | Conwy Room, 1st Floor, Venue Cymru

How can we make our work-places more accessible for our disabled work-force? 7.5 million people of working age in the UK are disabled or have a long-term health condition. That’s 1 in 5 of us. Despite this, just half of disabled people in the UK are employed (51.3 per cent), compared to 8 in 10 non-disabled people (81.4 per cent).

In recent years, a range of actions have focused on helping disabled people to help themselves into employment. However, there has been less attention on what more employers can do to make their workplaces accessible and inclusive for disabled workers.

Join us to discuss how society’s barriers to disabled workers can best be overcome.

Speakers to include:
Lee Waters AM, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport
Jane Hutt AM, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip


Chair: Tonia Antoniazzi MP

Supported by Leonard Cheshire

17:30 - 18:30
Graduate Start-ups and Entrepreneurship | Conwy Room, 1st Floor, Venue Cymru

Join Universities Wales to hear about how Wales punches above its weight in graduate entrepreneurship. This roundtable, chaired by David Rees AM, will provide an opportunity to hear from graduate start-ups in Wales about how they went about setting up their own businesses, and to discuss the role of graduate start-ups in the Welsh economy and how they can be supported.

Speakers to include:
Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Minister for Economy and Transport


Chair: David Rees AM

Supported by Universities Wales

Sunday 14th April
9:30 - 10:30
Training and Workshops: | Venue Cymru

- Welsh Policy Forum: WPF Representatives updates and advice
- Campaign Technology Training
- Challenging Antisemitism
- Community Organising

10:40 - 10:45
Chief Scrutineer Report | Conference Hall
10:45 - 10:55
WPF Report | Conference Hall
10:55 - 11:40
Policy Debate 5: Welsh Taxes, Finance and Brexit | Conference Hall
11:40 - 11:50
Welsh Labour General Secretary Report | Conference Hall
11:50 - 12:35
Policy Debate 6: Environment, Welsh Language and Culture | Conference Hall

- Motion 16: Hill Farming - Aberconwy CLP
- Motion 17: Wales as the Land of Song - Islwyn CLP

12:35 - 12:40
Closing Remarks | Conference Hall
10:30 - 11:30
Making Personalised Care a Reality: The Role of Occupational Therapy | Conwy Room, 1st Floor, Venue Cymru

Join the the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services to discuss the recently published report "Making personalised care a reality, the role of occupational therapy" and explore the role occupational of therapists in keeping people out of hospital and in the community.

Speakers to include Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Supported by RCOT

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