10 October 2017 - 11 October 2017
09:30 - 16:15


Project Challenge Expo 2017

APM are delighted to once again take part in Project Challenge - Expo 2017.

Thanks to a history of outstanding past expos, Project Challenge is now the UK’s leading independent show for projects, programmes, process and resources and is billed as “the best place to find out what’s on the horizon and find new project tools”. 

With leading exhibiting organisations, and 40 inspiring free high quality presentations to choose from, this unmissable event provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn from leading industry experts. Discover the latest tools, solutions and services at the UK's biggest and most important project event. Visitors will gain real practical value and a very worthwhile learning experience.


This year there are four zones:

Case studies and expertise: Learn about real word examples of project implementation and insights from leading project management experts;

Masterclass and solutions: Find out more about key drivers and best strategies for operational success;

Learning and professional development: Discover opportunities and training initiatives available to PM professionals to enable them to advance their careers;

Project planning and controls: Take a close look at some of the latest tools and techniques for project controls.

If you are focused on making your projects a success and want to meet your project challenges head on… this event is not to be missed!

Date: 10 October 09.30 - 17.00

         11 October 09.30 - 16.15

Location: Olympia, London

Register via the Project Challenge website

Confirmed speakers

John Lake - project manager and managing consultant, IEC Networking Ltd and chair of the APM Contracts and Procurement SIG

Presentation: How to successfully contract others to deliver success - Using the APM Contracts and Procurement Guide

Project delivery often requires the contracting of other organisations to undertake specialist work, or provide essential goods and services. It is therefore vital to be able to define carefully what it is you need from your partners, to know how to select them and how to manage them. This presentation will provide an overview of the contracting process and will show how the APM Contracts and Procurement Guide can help you through each of its stages. Bring along your specific questions for guidance during the Q&A session!

Biography: Since graduating with an electronics degree, John's career has spanned 30+ years. He has held positions in technical, project and general management within companies ranging from SME's to large corporations. He has experience of both sides of the subcontracting equation and is keen to share this knowledge base with others and wishes to promote best practice within the professional project management community.


John McGlynn - director, Atkins and APM chair

Presentation: APM's role as the Chartered body for the project profession in shaping its future

APM has had a busy 12 months with the award of its Royal Charter, managing the consultation to set the Chartered standard and publishing a revised strategy and mission. In addition, developments within the profession continue a pace with the emergence of key control functional roles and the increasing adoption of Agile as a method for project delivery.

What is the role of APM in this dynamic and exciting time for the profession? John will aim to provide an update on APM's programme of work and some insight into its role going forward.

Biography: John is the current Chair of APM, elected by the APM board in November 2016.
John has significant experience in project management and extensive track record of successful project delivery in the defence and security sectors. John is a director in Atkins, one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of the Association of Project Management, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and holds a BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering, a Masters Degree in Computing Science from Imperial College and an MBA. John is head of project management profession for Atkins Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology.
He lives in Abergavenny, South Wales with his wife and four (mostly grown up) sons, is a committed supporter at hockey and rugby games and an outdoor sports enthusiast.

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