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APM, the chartered body for the project profession, brings its project management conference, sponsored by Hyde Park Solutions, to Manchester for the second time to ask a simple question: What next?

Please view the programme below for details on the agenda and speakers. Additional speaker information will be added in due course, therefore this programme is subject to some change. 

Explore the speaker presentations from the day on each of their profiles below.

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09:00 Arrival 
09:30 Registration 
10:00 Chair's opening remarks - Philip Isgar
10:15 Opening keynote - Timandra Harkness
11:00 Break
11:30  Stream sessions - chaired by Haddy Njie, Transport for the North | Lynne Rogers, KPMG | Ket Patel, Change Management Institute | 
 

Sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight 

What next for...
Developing skills
Jean Llewellyn OBE 
National Skills Academy for Nuclear
Developing skills for nuclear

Sponsored by University of Manchester 

What next for...
The Northern Powerhouse
Jonathan Turton
KPMG

What next for...
Driving growth
Maya Jani
Heathrow Airport
12:15  Lunch
13:30

Creating the right institutions 
Rob Leslie-Carter
Arup
Creating a project management profession fit for the future

Delivering affordable energy 
Lliana Portugues
National Grid
Cultivating world leading
sectors
 
Liz Crowhurst
CBI
14:15 Keynote speaker - Mark Batey
15:00 Break
15:30 Stream sessions - chaired by Haddy Njie, Transport for the North | Lynne Rogers, KPMG | Ket Patel, Change Management Institute | 
 

Research, science and technology
James Baker
The University of Manchester
Graphene - the route to commercialisation

Upgrading infrastructure
John Chappell MBE
United Utilities

Unlocking infrastructure investment
Professor Peter Hansford
University College London
The Hansford review - investment in rail infrastructure

16:15 Session summary: stream chairs and comments from the floor
16:45 Chair’s closing remarks - Philip Isgar
16:55 Drinks reception
18:00 Close
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