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APM Conference 2024 | Navigating Tomorrow: Future Skills for Project Professionals

5 - 6 June 2024 | Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, UK
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Conference Programme Day 1 - The Skills Gap

Discover how the profession can attract and retain talent, how we bridge the gap between the skills we have and those we need and how we make project management a career of first choice with clear pathways to strengthen our profession.

Tackle Big Topics Stream

Sponsored by Mott MacDonald

This stream will include insightful discussion, thought leadership and latest updates on the big topics affecting project professionals today.

Build your Toolkit Stream

This stream is for practical, interactive workshops and clinics aiming to equip delegates with valuable tools to utilise in their daily work.

Discovery Zone

New for 2024, this interactive area provides drop in and pre-bookable sessions to aid learning and networking, including ChPP 121s, topics table and advice on APM membership and qualifications. 

Conference programme (subject to change)

DAY 1

 Wed 5 June 🕐 09:30-09:45 | Plenary Session

WELCOME ADDRESS

🞇 Professor Adam Boddison OBE, CEO, Association for Project Management

Wed 5 June 🕐 09:45-10:30 | Plenary Session

OPENING KEYNOTE
Dr Paul Redmond

🞇 Dr Paul Redmond, Employment & generations expert

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 Wed 5 June 🕐 11:00-12:15 | Tackle Big Topics Stream

WHY PM SKILLS MATTER
Understanding employment challenges in the profession

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 Wed 5 June 🕐 11:15-12:30 | Build your Toolkit Stream

COMPETENCIES CLINIC

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 Wed 5 June 🕐 13:30-14:30 | Tackle Big Topics Stream

PLUGGING THE SKILLS GAP
Identifying future solutions to address skills shortages

🞇 Lorraine Bellinger, Head of Legal Project Delivery, Bird & Bird  🞇 Karen Skinner, Chief Project & Portfolio Officer, LifeArc

Wed 5 June 🕐 13:45-14:30 | Build your Toolkit Stream

FROM AI TO EQ
How to develop your emotional intelligence in an ever more digital world

🞇 Eddie Obeng, Educator, innovator and digital pioneer

 Wed 5 June 🕐 14:40-15:25 | Tackle Big Topics Stream

CAREER PATHWAY CASE STUDY
Attracting and retaining talent

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 Wed 5 June 🕐 14:40-15:25 | Build your Toolkit Stream

FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF
Navigating your continuous learning journey

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 Wed 5 June 🕐 15:55-16:55 | Plenary Session

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH AWARDS

🞇 Dr Christine Unterhitzenberger, Associate Professor in Project Management, Director of the Leeds Centre for Projects

 Wed 5 June 🕐 16:55-17:00 | Plenary Session

CLOSING REMARKS

Wed 5 June 🕐 19:00-22:30 | Ticket holders only

NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION AND DINNER
With special guest Comedian Cally Beaton