Welsh NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022

Join us at our annual conference: Enabling the future of health and care in Wales
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General information

13 September 2022 08:00 - 16:30 GMT
Open to all
ABPI Cymru Wales

Join us this September for the leading national event in the Welsh health and social care calendar!

The Welsh NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition provides a unique opportunity for colleagues from all parts of the health and care system and wider sectors in Wales to come together, share ideas, reflect, network, and learn.

As the NHS and its partners address the impacts of the pandemic, we continue to be guided by the aims of A Healthier Wales to transform and deliver a high quality and sustainable healthcare system. This includes investing in post-Covid recovery, tackling health inequalities, progressing the digital agenda and focusing on prevention.

However, difficult decisions will need to be made to achieve a sustainable health and care system. Against this backdrop, there has never been a more important time for partnership working on our shared endeavours by strengthening relationships, forging new beginnings and conveying knowledge and expertise across the whole system.

With inspirational speakers from across sector boundaries, collaborative workshops and our best exhibition yet, it’ll be the health and social care event of the year.

We hope to inspire, connect and provide space for you to reflect as we explore what needs to be done to enable us to collectively rebuild and transform health and care services for the people of Wales now and in the future.

    • Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chair, NHS Confederation

    • Fatmanur Aksoy, Welsh Youth Parliament Member, Newport East

    • Owain Clarke, Health Correspondent, BBC Cymru Wales

    • Angharad Edwards, Health & Wellbeing Project Coordinator, Arts Factory

    • Sue Evans, CEO, Social Care Wales

    • Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE, paralympian, Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords, motivational speaker, broadcaster and mother

    • Rhiannon Hardiman, Change Maker, Future Generations Commissioner's Office

    • Sue Hill, Executive Director of Finance, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

    • Sarah Hopkins, Fair and Just Society Programme Lead, Cynnal Cymru

    • Darren Hughes, Director, Welsh NHS Confederation 

    • Chris Jones, Chair, Health Education and Improvement Wales

    • Alexis Kirsten, New Business & Marketing Consultant, Arts Factory

    • Jenny Lloyd, Programme Co-ordinator, Transition and Recovery Support Programme, WLGA

    • Ruth Marks, Chief Executive, WCVA (Welsh Council for Voluntary Action)

    • Christina Marriott, Director of Policy and Advocacy, British Red Cross

    • Heather Moorhead, Director, Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care

    • Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Health and Social Services, Welsh Government

    • Dr Bola Olowabi, Director of the National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme, NHS England & General Practitioner

    • Judith Paget CBE, Director General of Health and Social Services / Chief Executive NHS Wales

    • Faye Patton, Policy & Project Manager for Hospital to a Healthier Home (H2HH), Care and Repair Cymru

    • Cari-Anne Quinn, CEO, Life Sciences Hub Wales

    • Qahira Shah, Welsh Youth Parliament Member, Cardiff South and Penarth 

    • Carol Shillabeer, Chief Executive, Powys Teaching Health Board

    • Dr Anya Skatova, UKRI and Turing Fellow, Digital Footprints Lab, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol
    • Shavanah Taj, Wales TUC General Secretary
    • Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
    • Chris Thomas, Principal Research Fellow, Institute of Public Policy Research
    • Dr Olwen Williams OBE, Vice President for Wales, Royal College of Physicians 
    • Lisa Wills, Chief Executive Officer, Arts Factory

    • Michael Wood, Head of Health Economic Partnerships, NHS Confederation

    • Harriet Wright-Nicholas, Welsh Youth Parliament Member, Caerphilly 

    • Kate Young, Director, All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers

    Keep an eye on this page and our Twitter for speaker and agenda announcements!

Health and Wellbeing Alliance Marketplace

As part of our annual conference, we are hosting a ‘marketplace’ event featuring over 20 members of the Welsh NHS Confederation Health and Wellbeing Alliance, from a range of organisations and sectors. 

The marketplace will act as an opportunity for Alliance members to promote and discuss a key publication, campaign or piece of work that their organisation is currently focusing on and initiate further engagement with delegates.  

The marketplace will be visible throughout the day in the plenary hall and delegates will be able to engage during the hour-long lunch break and refreshment breaks. 

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Why attend our conference?

The Welsh NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition is back - taking place in person. Our conference enables speakers, panellists and delegates from across the health and care sector and beyond to come together to inform debate and discuss the latest challenges and opportunities across the system and do some long overdue networking!

Who should attend?

If you’re a manager, clinician, service user, or partner in health and social care, we would be delighted to welcome you to the conference.

Delegate rates

  • Management Trainee/ Service user - £100.00 + VAT
  • Welsh NHS Confederation member - £125.00 + VAT
    Please click here to view the full list of Welsh NHS Confederation member organisations
  • NHS Confederation members and charities - £160.00 + VAT
    Please click here to view full list of NHS Confederation members 
    Welsh NHS Confederation Health and Wellbeing Alliance members can also book on at this rate
    Please click here to view full list of health and wellbeing alliance organisations
  • Not for Profit and Public Sector - £180.00 + VAT
  • Commercial Organisations - £280.00 + VAT
  • *Group booking discount for Welsh NHS Confederation members 10 places for £1000+ VAT
    If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact the EA/PA to the CEO of your organisation 

Booking queries

Email the event bookings team at or call 0844 800 5987

Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities

If your organisation would like to sponsor or exhibit at the Welsh NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022, please contact Sandra Cummings for more information.

With thanks to our event partners

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