APM Scottish Conference 2018

APM, the chartered body for the Project Profession, presents the APM Scottish conference for 2018, supported by 20|20 Business Insight.

The conference, which is the go to event for all project managers and corporate employers in Scotland, will this year focus on shaping the next generation of project leaders.

It will give them the tools they need to input real value into Scotland’s future projects.

We invite you to join us for a truly inspiring and insightful experience; on the day you can expect a vibrant mix of interactive and plenary sessions plus plenty of opportunities to network and engage with fellow project professionals.

Expect to learn and be challenged on building your career, developing new project talent in your organisation and ensuring future project success. 


Venue: Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE
Date: Thursday 22 March 2018
  • Non member  £240.00 (inc. VAT)
  • Member £210.00 (inc. VAT)
  • Student £72.00 (inc. VAT)
  • Early bird rates have expired

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Discounts available for students, charities and groups of four or more. Please call 01844 271681 or email for details.

Student/apprentice offer

Bring ten or more students or apprentices for £10 per ticket with one full paying member ticket. This offer can be booked by email or calling 0845 458 1944.

Terms and conditions:

  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • Only available to student members of APM

Tickets are non-exchangeable and sold in line with our standard refund policy.

Keynote speaker

Amy Williams MBE

Amy Williams claimed Team GB’s sole victory at the Vancouver Winter Olympics and put the skeleton bobsleigh event firmly on the map. She became our first solo Winter Olympic gold medallist for 30 years.

With no ice track in the country, Amy was forced to train on a dry-push facility with a bespoke sled. She had to maintain her own equipment, running the sled’s MOTs and spending hours in a wind tunnel in order to perfect her form.

Through trial-and-error, she eventually learned all aspects of the sport. She can talk in detail about the preparation of the sled, effect of air temperatures and the intricate mechanics of steering, but there were psychological challenges too.

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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.

Scotland’s Project Leaders: Shaping the Next Generation

With 2018 being the year of the Young Person, an initiative set up by the Scottish Government, young people have never been so important to the project profession. This conference will offer opportunities for people both new to the profession or looking to move industries to engage with industry leaders and influential people in key Scottish companies, as well as the chance for industry leaders to engage with some of the brightest young talent in Scotland and learn how developing people is good for business. The aim will be to match talent with resource, developing fresh ideas and innovative ways to manage some of Scotland’s most influential future projects.

With a large number of skilled people being freed up by the Oil and Gas industry in Scotland, the conference will also explore ways skilled workers can re-purpose their experience and bring new ideas to new industries.

Attendees to the conference will hear from decision makers behind industries driving professional development for people from all backgrounds, and influential speakers from dynamic industries will offer their wisdom and expertise talking about their experiences being involved with some of Scotland’s most ground breaking projects.


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