The Association for Project Management (APM) are holding their annual APM 2023 conference on June 8th 2023. The theme for APM 2023 will be Change Changes. With over 37,000 members in 140 countries, APM always attracts industry experts from around the globe. This event is suitable for all project and program professionals regardless of where they are in their careers.
The format for APM will be Keynote speakers, and tracks divided into two streams: ‘Future Lives’ and ‘Landscapes and Change Challenges- Tools and Techniques.’ Networking will be scheduled throughout the day. APM 2023 will be held at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham, England.
The Vox Conference Centre
Birmingham B40 1PU
Carmel McConnell MBE is the author of ‘Change Activist: Make Big Things Happen Fast’ Carmel will present ‘Make big things happen, fast. Accelerate your change ambitions- with lessons from social change‘. In Carmel’s keynote address, she will offer her insights on how project managers are the unsung heroes or heroines of many organisations, often squeezed by conflicting demands. Using ideas from her book Carmel will offer inspiration based on passion purpose and compelling plans so that this inspiration can be passed on to other members of the project team. Carmel will offer to sign copies of her book (Change Activist: Make Big Things Happen Fast) at the end of her keynote address and will be available to talk to delegates.
Andrew Morgan is Head of Project Delivery Professional Excellence, at HMRC. Andrew will present ‘Re-mapping success: where change is needed in the UK.’ Andrew will offer his insights using APM’s geographical data from around the UK that shows the current picture of the programme and project management profession. From the results of the data, Andrew will discuss the funding needs, skills requirements and recruitment need
Adam Boddison OBE, CEO of APM – Yvonne Schoper, Vice President of IPMA – Lysan Drabon, Managing Director of PMI
Adam, Yvonne and Lysan will hold an interactive panel, ‘Where do we go from here?’ Reviewing the latest research, Adam, Yvonne and Lysan will offer their insights on where the project profession needs to be by 2028 and how it needs to evolve. Adam, Yvonne and Lysan will discuss five key areas:
- What trends are likely to emerge?
- What will be different?
- What new risks might emerge, and is the profession ready to meet them?
- What role will APM play in this?
- What implications are there for business?
Chris Choa is the Executive Director of OUTCOMIST Ltd. Chris will present ‘Change -Makers: Leadership lessons learned’. Chris will offer his insights on the strategies and techniques that project managers and team leaders are employing and developing to drive and sustain change.
Landscapes and Change Challenges – Tools and Techniques
Emma Watson is the Director, of Major Project Delivery Hub, National Audit Office (NAO). Emma will present ‘Calling For a Reset in Response to Change.’ Emma will offer her insights on how there is a growing need for programme and project managers and their teams to better facilitate the delivery of the change forecasted at the start of a project. Emma will discuss the key insights based on lessons learnt that were recently published by NAO. Emma will offer her insights on assessing the need for a reset and the types of resets. Emma will offer her thoughts on developing a shared understanding of how a reset will be done and putting in place the necessary processes and skills.
Andy Murry is Executive Director, MPA and James Garner is the Global Head of Data, Insights & Analytics at Gleeds Cost Management Limited. Both Andy and James will present ‘Preparing for a Digital Future’. Andy and James will offer their insights on leading with data to drive project success. Andy and James will explain descriptive and prescriptive analytics. Andy and James will also discuss the pros and cons of data sharing and answer the question what is the way forward?
Nicola (Nicky) Hibbs is Senior Project Manager, at Heathrow. In 2022 The Firemain Rehabilitation Project was recognised by the APM and Nicky and her team won’ Best Construction Project and Overall Project.’ Nicky highlighted how the project had excelled in managing Project and Business Risk while managing over 80 complex stakeholders all with different needs. Nicky will present ‘Engaging Stakeholders to Affect Change’. Nicky will offer her insights on some management hacks used to implement change. Nicky will also discuss the diverse range of stakeholders, (from airlines and passengers to regulators, transport operators, local authorities and communities) in The Firemain Rehabilitation Project and offer top tips for managing stakeholders to engage them in the journey.
Langley Sharp MBE is a Lieutenant Colonel and former head of the Centre for Army Leadership. Langley is also the Managing Director of Frontier Leadership Ltd. Langley will present his keynote ‘Leading through Change: Leadership lessons from the British Army.’ Langley will offer his insights from over twenty years of service; discussing valuable leadership lessons that enable individuals, teams and organisations to thrive amid change. Langley will discuss values, purpose, mindset and culture and argue that success requires both agility and stability, enabled by effective leadership at all levels.
Networking will be available after each track and over lunch. Networking offers colleagues and friends an ideal opportunity to discuss new emerging practices as well as problem-solving and discussing best practices. APM is like a family and contacts made here usually last long after the event has finished.
- An APM member ticket costs £300
- A Non-Member costs £465.00
We reviewed two hotels close to The Vox Conference Centre, The Genting Hotel and the Crown Plaza, Solihull.
Birmingham B40 1PU
The Genting is a four-star hotel that is part of Resorts World and situated approximately 0.2 miles away from the Vox centre. The beds are comfortable and the hotel is spotlessly clean. The hotel is also located next to multiple restaurants and cafés as well as a large shopping centre. One night costs £240.00.
61 Homer Rd
Solihull B91 3QD
The Crowne Plaza is a four-star hotel situated approximately 5 miles from the Vox centre. The hotel is spotlessly clean with comfortable beds. All rooms have a fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities. The staffs are welcoming and helpful, and there is good, free Wi-Fi. One night costs £117.00.
The APM 2023 Change Changes theme isn’t industry-specific and attracts project and program professionals from around the globe. APM will offer delegates accreditation in their Continued Personal Development (CPD) for attending. The industry presenters are experts in the field of driving change and will offer delegates insights to drive their projects forward. Networking is valuable for making contacts and meeting up with friends to discuss best practices and the inspirational programme.