Forthcoming events

The Policy Forum for Northern Ireland aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in the Northern Ireland Assembly, Northern Ireland Executive and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy issues in the areas that have been devolved to Stormont, or otherwise particularly affect Northern Ireland.

The Forum is putting in place a programme of consultation with members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, 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 Northern Ireland.

The Policy Forum for Northern Ireland 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

Westminster Forum Projects |  Paul Price Photo

Paul Price

Housing in Northern Ireland: meeting market demand and reforming the social housing sector

Wednesday, 14th September 2016
Stormont Hotel, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3LP
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Paul Price, Deputy Director of Housing, Department for Communities

Westminster Forum Projects |  Mark Taylor Photo

Mark Taylor

Health and social care provision in Northern Ireland - next steps for reform

Tuesday, 18th October 2016
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Alan Stout, Deputy Chairman, Northern Ireland General Practitioners Committee; Assistant Secretary, Eastern Local Medical Committee and Member, Department of Health Expert Panel and Mark Taylor, Lead Clinician, Belfast Mater Hospital; Secretary, Great Britain and Ireland Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association and Member, Department of Health Expert Panel

Westminster Forum Projects |  Jenny Pyper Photo

Jenny Pyper

Energy in Northern Ireland - the energy market, renewables and security of supply

Tuesday, 6th December 2016
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Jenny Pyper, Chief Executive, Utility Regulator and Laurence Robertson MP, Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, House of Commons

Westminster Forum Projects | Policy Forum for Northern Ireland

Improving mental health provision in Northern Ireland: prevention, treatment and developments in care

Tuesday, 17th January 2017

Guest of Honour: Andrew Dawson, Head of Mental Health Policy and Capacity Unit, Department of Health, Northern Ireland Executive

In Production

Lots. The Policy Forum for Northern Ireland 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 to discuss future conferences.

We'd be happy to share ideas on areas to focus on, speaker suggestions, and other ways of getting involved.