Our events

How we are changing our ways of delivery in light of the COVID-19 situation

In the next few months, we will be bringing you a host of topical and timely digital content on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak across the sectors. If there are any areas you would specifically be interested to hear from please email Tom Sapsted, Head of Content and Events.

We are developing an online platform you can use to continue to collaborate with like-minded individuals from across the sectors to address some core challenges, putting networking and collaboration at the heart of the offer. 

We are creating a host of online electronic resources to build on our hub of digital content, so you can access up to date resources from thought leaders across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors

We will continue to address the most important cross-sector challenges outside of the COVID-19 emergency, through a calendar of virtual meetings, delivered via webinars, focusing on seven core themes: Society, People, Brexit and International, Tech and Digital, Infrastructure, Economic Growth and Prosperity, Environment and Climate Change. Webinars already launched include:

Once it is safe to do so, WIG will resume a full calendar of briefings, panels, roundtables, workshops and conferences.

Event Themes in 2020

Events listing

WIG delivers over 100 events a year designed to fit members’ needs, from briefings with Permanent Secretaries to roundtable discussions for heads of profession.

Search our calendar of forthcoming events to see what's in our programme for you.



WIG’s specialist networks and series of topical events are designed to enhance professional expertise:

  • Interact and share best practice with peers in the same discipline across different sectors 
  • Hear from the acknowledged experts in your field 
  • Get insights into the latest thinking and contribute to policy development


Resource Library

Visit our Resource Library to explore the range of resources available for WIG members from our events programme including podcasts, slides, articles and reports.



Meet the events team

WIG provides high quality events all year round. Our rich and diverse programme lets you explore the latest policy developments, share best practice, listen to and debate with first-class speakers and extend professional networks. Meet the team working on the programme.

Meet the team