The Association of Project Management (APM) is holding their annual UK conference on Thursday 27th April 2017. With over 22,000 individual members and 570 corporate members, APM have selected the largest conference and performing arts centre in Europe as a venue, the Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS.
The APM is the largest professional body in Europe, covering a wide range of industries. It also just received its Royal Charter, which marks a significant achievement in the evolution of project management and those who make, and seek to make, a career in this field.
The theme throughout the conference will be “Making the Mould” – Transform, Diversify and Revolutionise.
The Format of APM, Project Management Conference 17 will be Keynote Speakers, thought provoking streams, interactive sessions, networking and exhibits. David Waboso CBE, President of Association of Project Management (APM) will open the conference welcoming members old and new to this friendly event.
The streams will be divided into three areas: – New Generations, New Projects and New Practice.
New Generations – sponsored by Jacobs, a worldwide technical, professional construction and engineering company. Jacobs will discuss emerging practices and how effective leaders need to be flexible and collaborative to inspire new generations of project planners into the industry.
Andy Dunn – Vice President of Transformation for Project Delivery in Jacobs Global Buildings- will discuss the question – Will Project Management ever become totally automated? Our industry is expanding and there are skill shortages; with new emerging technologies, automation and data management, is there still a role for a project manager?
Jacobs will be on hand to offer advice on projects old and new, including project planning, best tools and practices.
New Projects – sponsored by Ramboll, a leading worldwide project engineering consultancy company. Accredited by APM globally, Ramboll will give their insight into achieving successful projects. Looking at how empowering people within their organisation leads to resource sharing enabling the right expertise to be applied to each project, increased multi talented team work and solutions for clients.
Christian Bason – Chief Executive of the Danish Design Centre (DDC), renowned author on Leadership, innovation and design, previously worked as a consultant to Ramboll. Christian will give his insight into the value of design for industry and society.
New Practice – sponsored by Planview who have a portfolio of software for work and resource management will review their products, Planview Enterprise, Troux and Projectplace. Discussing how any sized organisation can make the most of their teams and departments through strategic planning and achieve corporate goals.
Deborah Feakins – The first Change Management Institute Accredited Change Manager Master in Europe will discuss- Will Enterprise Change Management (ECM) give you and your organization a better chance of delivering successful change and ROI? Looking at the impact of change and the strategies that project managers can adopt.
Key Note Speakers
Sir William Atkinson – Knighted for turning around the ‘worst school in Britain’ and labelled the ’best head teacher in the country’ will deliver a key note on the qualities needed for leadership. His motto is ‘Strength Through Knowledge’. With determination, energy, intelligence and commitment successful leaders will emerge.
Rt Hon Michael Portillo, former MP and Cabinet Minister, with over thirty years of experience in politics. Michael is now a railway enthusiast, political commentator and broadcaster. He will deliver a keynote on the problems with politicians and the humbling effect of losing his seat in a General Election.
Networking with industry leaders will be available all day and interactive sessions available through the exhibitors.
A standard or corporate member is £498.00
A non-member is £630.00
The APM has a history of providing excellent conferences winning ‘Best Conference Award’ for two years running. Networking has previously been described as,“ not just contacts made for the day, but as the APM is a family, we stay in contact throughout the year.”
The APM are leaders in the project management world attracting first class companies as well as our friends from Deltek who are sponsors.