APM Project Management Conference 2017 

The award-winning APM Project Management Conference sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight, has a long-held reputation for bringing together the world’s most influential and thought-provoking speakers from your profession.

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Theme: Making the mould – Transform, diversify, revolutionise

The world is in a constant state of accelerating change. The ways we embrace and manage that change must constantly evolve to meet new demands. Building a world-class profession in a constantly changing world means challenging norms and thinking, breaking and then re-making the mould, reinventing project management for a new generation.

The APM Project Management Conference 2017 will leave no assumption unchallenged, providing an insight into the future of our profession; the people, the practices and the projects and how they will transform the world we live in and the way we work.

Conference venue:

Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Conference Date:

Thursday 27 April 2017

Featured speaker

Christian Bason

Christian Bason is CEO of the Danish Design Centre and former Director of MindLab, the Danish government’s innovation team. Prior to this he worked for nearly a decade as a consultant and business manager for Ramboll, the international consultancy group.

He is the author of seven books on design, innovation and leadership, most recently Leading Public Design (forthcoming 2017), Design for Policy (2014) and Leading Public Sector Innovation (2010). Christian teaches at a range of executive programs, including at Oxford Säid School of Business and the European School of Administration.

He is also a prolific contributor to blogs and magazines. Christian has written for Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Huffington Post, and is a regular columnist for the influential Danish weekly Monday Morning. Christian holds an M.Sc. in political science and is a doctoral fellow at Copenhagen Business School.

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New Generation (sponsored by Jacobs)

We are in the middle of a digital revolution with new technology enabling us to deliver increasingly complex and interrelated projects, to work in different ways and to engage with a broader spectrum of users.  But, are we ready to embrace this change? How will our skills need to adapt to use technology to enable human relationships rather than replace them? Are our current commercial and financial models sufficient to support new technologies where the lines between project roles blur? How will the workforce gain the skills needed in an ever-changing landscape? This stream will explore how we may work in the future. 

New Projects

As projects increase in complexity and scale with expectations changing, the way we deliver projects will change. We can gain an insight into what future projects will look like by looking beyond project management’s traditional heartlands – where failure can mean success, where uncertainty is an acceptable norm and where planning and control are sacrificed for benefits and change. This stream will help us understand how to manage ‘known unknowns’ by looking at the challenges, opportunities and new ways in which we must embrace and manage change.

New Practice (sponsored by Planview)

Both in government and industry, the ambition and scale of the largest projects continue to grow apace, alongside their social impact. Delivering projects in this context requires collaborative and co-creative ways of working; methods for accommodating constantly shifting stakeholder perceptions of need and value; and consistent models for projecting requirements and benefits far into an unknown future. Embracing these ideas changes the way we deliver projects. This stream explores the implications of these changes on how we work and the future capabilities of our project teams.

Benefits of attending include:

  • Influential speakers sharing thought leadership so you can stay up to date with the latest techniques for successful project delivery.
  • Interactive sessions so you can leave the conference with all your vital project management questions answered.
  • Multiple streams ensuring a rich choice of session making the event relevant to your industry.
  • Networking with the most senior figures in the profession will help raise your profile and develop your career.
  • Earn up to eight hours of CPD which equates to nearly a quarter of your expected professional development for the year.
  • Exhibition with leading organisations giving you the opportunity to discover how the latest products and services can generate a competitive advantage for your business.


“ A lively event with a great atmosphere. The content was spot on. Well done APM. ”

“ A day full of fantastic opportunity, insight and debate not to be missed. ”

“ World Class – a feather in the cap for UK project management. ”

“ One of the best opportunities to reflect on what is happening in the profession and where it might be going.”

“ Sets a standard for other conferences to match. ”

The award-winning APM Conference has the status as one of the most engaging and relevant events of the year.

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