Getting Wales Moving 2019 - Deliverying on the Well-being of Wales

27 Feb

Hilton Cardiff Hotel

Following on from the hugely successful inaugural “Getting Wales Moving: Delivering on the Wellbeing for Future Generations Act” conference, we are very pleased to announce the date for the second event in the series on the 27th of February 2019. This year’s conference will again feature influential and well-respected speakers with anticipated insights from the Welsh Government, Sports Wales, and leading figures involved in improving population health and tackling inactivity and skills shortages across workforce and communities.

The ambition for this series of "Getting Wales Moving" conferences is to create a long term framework of communication and knowledge transfer so as to ensure all available measures are being taken to deliver on the well being of future generations.

On 29th April 2015, the Welsh government signed into law Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act. This holistic legislation aims to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales by strengthening institutional governance structures in accordance with Wales’ ‘Sustainable Development Framework.’ The legislation places a duty on public bodies to implement sustainable development by incorporating seven well-being goals into their work, as well as outlines the establishment of a Future Generations Commissioner and provides a range of national indicators which move beyond GDP.

It is still very much our ambition to explore the Future Generations Act from a wide range of perspectives with a specific focus on the positive economic and social contribution that the development of a more skilled and physically active society can have in delivering a more prosperous Wales in these challenging times. We are seeking to ensure greater levels of physical activity across all areas of society regardless of gender, age, faith, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, economic position, disability or level of ability. The ultimate aim of the conference is to provide a real and genuine contribution to the debate around how we best deliver a more prosperous Wales for our future generations.

The initial challenge of the "Getting Wales Moving" series of conferences is to ensure all public bodies are armed with innovative and challenging ideas as they continue their journey towards meeting their statutory obligations.

To do this, there is still a pressing need to ensure that a continuous collaborative approach is maintained to making Wales a world leader in improving health and wellbeing in each and every one of our communities. What we are trying to achieve is the stimulation of a movement for change that encompasses a strong online and physical community of individuals from a range of differing settings who will want to dissect, debate and deliver innovative solutions and approaches towards the development of a sustainable model for the enhancement of future and current generations.

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