Project Controls Expo 2019 is holding their annual conference at the Emirates (Arsenal Stadium) 75 Drayton Park, London N7 7DD, on Wednesday 13th November. Note that delegates should enter the stadium from the Highbury End. In its ninth year, Project Controls Expo grows in popularity from year to year with over 1,300 international delegates expected to attend this one-day event. Project Controls Expo isn’t industry-specific, so it attracts professionals from a range of backgrounds including Oil and Gas, Construction, Aerospace, IT and Healthcare.
The format of Project Controls Expo 2019 will be Case Studies, Technology, Master Classes, a Keynote Speaker, SME Panel, Partner Showcase, Job Fair and Networking Cafés.
Case Studies enables delegates to discuss the application of project controls, with experts addressing problems in a real-life project environment.
Iain Cameron is a Director at LogiKal Projects, UK and is currently leading the digital integration of design and commercial controls on a major infrastructure project. This is already assuring that estimate, schedule and scope are all aligned, and is providing the source information for the project baseline. Iain will offer his insights using some of LogiKal’s recent case studies, on integrating BIM with commercial controls to give 5D capability on a major UK infrastructure project.
David Hurran is the Technical Director at RPCuk. Dave is a specialist in solution architecture, design, configuration and integration of the complete Primavera product suite and has worked across multiple industry sectors including Aerospace and Defence, Construction and Engineering, Utilities and Transport and Travel. Dave will offer his insights using some of RPCuk’s recent case studies on integrations with Primavera EPPM.
Technology partners demonstrate the functionality and capabilities of their innovative products.
Richard Wood is CEO of Safran Software where they have pioneered a new bred of risk analysis software, and an approach that integrates risk analytics and risk thinking across a project-intensive organization. In his presentation ‘Risk-based decision making -why make it harder than it needs to be’ Richard will offer his insights on how modern project control techniques can support a risk-based project controls environment effectively.
Stefan Bakker is Vice President Business for Cleopatra Enterprise, one of the world’s leading software systems specialized in project cost management. Stefan will present ‘Software-based Project Cost Management & the application of metrics &KP’s in the process’.
Stefan will offer his insights on dealing with big data in 3 Stages:
- How software tools, like Cleopatra Enterprise, bring in collecting and structure project data.
- How big data analytics leads to a continuous improvement process.
- How it is possible to be “in control” by properly using metrics and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) the intelligence of modern technology.
Master Classes offer delegates, in these interactive sessions, the opportunity to discuss the theory and practice of project controls.
Jo Ellman-Brown is the Head of Project Controls at Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) and believes great project controls is the driver for any successful project.
In her master class ‘Planning & Scheduling on major Programs’, Jo will offer her insights on how to successfully plan and schedule major programs to add real value & deliver on time.
Stephen Carver is a senior lecturer at Cranfield University and is rated as one of the top 3 lecturers at one of Europe’s top MBA business school. Stephen believes that “if you haven’t done it you shouldn’t be teaching it”. In his master class ‘50 years of Innovation Since the Moon Landing’ Stephen will offer his insights at the pace of change, and how projects are undermined from constant disruption and destabilization. In his fast-paced presentation, Stephen will explore how the Space Industry has had to face up to this challenge and how many of the big players seemed to have been outmaneuvered by new entrants who seem to throw away conventional control wisdom. Stephen will offer his insights on:
- Passion vs Planning
- Disruptive Process
- Formality vs Fun
Christine Mclean is the Head of Profession for Project Controls in Nuclear, spending over 20 years in Project Controls with the last 13 years employed by Wood. In her master class ‘Global Transformation of Project Controls within Wood’. Christine will offer her insights on the organization, process & governance, data, systems & leadership, talent, and culture. Christine will
- Define a high-level target operating model
- Detail an operating model definition
- Target an operating model implementation
Sir Simon Bollom is the Chief Executive of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and is directly responsible to Parliament for the allocation of DE&S’ resources. Some of his responsibilities include providing equipment, as agreed with front line commands. Delivering projects to performance, time and cost targets, by agreed asset delivery plans and managing safety, risk and environmental issues following mandated requirements and appropriate best practice. Sir Simon Bollom, is a strategic leader and experienced change manager. In his keynote address, Sir Simon will offer his insights on the expertise required to provide innovative and effective solutions in a demanding, competitive, resource-limited environment.
Subject Matters Experts (SME) offer delegates one to one 30-minute sessions on topics covering Program Management, Earned Value, Cost Engineering, Risk and Forensics. Delegates should register their queries upon arrival at the reception desk.
Partner Showcase and Job Fair
Over 42 vendors will be on display offering hands-on demonstrations for their cutting-edge products, technologies, and services in project controls. They will be ready to answer queries about products and discuss best practices. Several employers will be in attendance presenting exciting global project control opportunities.
The Networking cafés are open all day offering a relaxing atmosphere to engage with peers and industry experts. Contacts can be made and best practices & new emerging trends discussed.
The cost of Project Controls Expo is £200.00 plus VAT. Note that registration will close on 1st November, 2019.
We reviewed two hotels close to the Emirates Stadium; The Isledon Hotel and the Queens Hotel.
60 Isledon Rd
London N7 7LD
The Isledon Hotel is a three-star hotel, located just a short walk (5 minutes) from the Emirates Stadium. The beds are comfy and the rooms are spacious and clean. The staffs are friendly and breakfast is included in the price. One-night costs £99.00.
324 Seven Sisters Rd
London N4 2AP
The Queens Hotel is a three-star hotel situated a mile from the Emirates Stadium. The bedrooms are stylishly decorated and spacious and most of the rooms offer a view over Finsbury Park. The beds are extremely comfortable and traditional full English breakfasts are served daily in the bright and airy dining room. Lighter continental options are also available, including fresh coffee, juices, and seasonal fruit. One-night costs £74.00 with breakfast inclusive.
Project Controls Expo 2019 is the only international conference for project controls and is an event that attracts more delegates each year. Experts from around the world are available in the classes and networking cafés, sharing their project control knowledge from a variety of industry sectors. The popularity of Project Controls Expo is growing as anyone who has an interest in project controls is welcome regardless of whether they are beginner or a senior executive.