APM Project Management Conference Manchester

Influential speakers shared their thought leadership to keep delegates up-to-date with the latest insights and techniques in project management and provide insight and inspiration. Topics ranged from driving growth nationally, to what is next for trade and investment, for upgrading infrastructure and for skills development and how these issues will affect the world of project management going forward.

Our speakers explored what it takes to become a progressive project professional; encouraging attendees to develop their careers and pursue the inspiring projects in their sights.

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Programme 2017

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Keynote Speakers

Stream Speakers

Stream Chairs

  • Philip Isgar, Conference chair
  • Ket Patel, change and transformation consultant at the Change Management Institute
  • Lynne Rogers, manager, KPMG Infrastructure Advisory Group
  • Haddy Njie, portfolio risk manager for the Transport for the North (TfN)

Jean Llewellyn OBE

CEO at The National Skills Academy for Nuclear

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Rob Leslie-Carter

Director at Arup

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Philip Isgar

Conference chair

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Jonathan Turton

Director, deal advisory, infrastructure at KPMG LLP

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James Baker

Graphene business director, the University of Manchester

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 Timandra Harkness

Science writer, broadcaster and comedian

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Professor Peter Hansford

Chair of construction & infrastructure policy, University College London

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John Chappell MBE

Head of operational engineering at United Utilities

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Ket Patel

Change and transformation consultant at the Change Management Institute

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Lynne Rogers

Manager, KPMG Infrastructure Advisory Group

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Maya Jani

Expansion procurement director, Heathrow

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Liz Crowhurst

Senior sector advisor, government and defence at CBI

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Haddy Njie

Portfolio risk manager for the Transport for the North (TfN)

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Mark Batey

Creativity, innovation and leadership specialist

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