25 January 2018
08:30 - 17:00
The Hallam Conference Centre
  • 2018-01-25 08:30:00 2018-01-25 17:00:00 Europe/London Risk Capability for the new Victorian Age Please ensure you have booked onto this event via the APM website The Hallam Conference Centre
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Risk Management (SIG)

Risk Capability for the new Victorian Age

Venue: The Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ

UK investment in infrastructure projects has reached record levels for recent times, this is commonly compared to the era of the great Victorian infrastructure projects. With this investment, and the high profile of many of the megaprojects, has come the question "why don't we appear to deliver projects as well as the Victorians?"

But Brunel's Thames Tunnel was de-scoped and over budget. The Great Western Railway was built on a different gauge to the rest of the network, driving up costs for operation. Even Bazelgette's London sewer network has been argued to be an example of an over-specified project, locking in funding that could have been better spent elsewhere.

During the 30 years the APM Risk SIG has existed, risk management has become a core practice and critical success factor in project delivery. But there's still more work to do.

The Infrastructure Client Group, supporting the Government's Infrastructure Cost Review, recognises Managing Risk and Contingency as one of the 13 priorities for improving project initiation and delivery. The Institute for Government recently identified failure to understand project risk as one of the key shortcomings which make it difficult to form sound and timely infrastructure decisions.

This year our annual conference is focussed on supporting the industry in meeting those challenges.
Those new to risk management will see how understanding and managing risk supports project delivery.
More experienced project professionals will have the opportunity to learn from the best and brightest in the practical and theoretical ends of risk management.

In 150 years, will our projects be looked at in the way we look at Victorian projects now? Perhaps, if we improve how we manage risk, they'll be better.

We are delighted to announce that speakers will include:

  • Jeremy Harrison, Keynote speaker, HS2 Risk and Assurance Director
  • Dr. Alexander Budzier, Fellow in Management Practice in the Field of Information Systems, Saïd Business School - University of Oxford 
  • Dr David Hillson, The Risk Doctor
  • Egan Naidoo, Chief Advisor QRA African Energy Utility
  • Lynn Stalker, Risk & Assurance Manager, Sellafield
  • Nichola Vine, Wright Hassall LLP Partner
  • Dr Ruth Murray-Webster, Potentiality UK
  • Simon White, Risk Consultant TrigoWhite
  • Tenia Chatzinikoli, Head of Project Risk, Risk and Assurance HS2
  • Tom Frost, Head of Shell Project Academy
  • Val Jonas, CEO Risk Decisions Group

Throughout the day there will also be a choice of presentations/workshops, suppliers to talk to, and lots of networking – all in the beautiful surroundings of the Grade 2 listed Hallam Conference Centre in London W1.



8:30    Registration, exhibition, networking and refreshments

9:30    Welcome from the APM Risk SIG and Keynote presentation

10:15  Coffee break

10:30  Choice of three streams
            Stream 1: Risk Capability
            Stream 2: Mega-Projects and Governance
            Stream 3: Risk Techniques

12:00  Lunch, exhibition and networking

13:15  Choice of two streams
            Stream 1: Risk Capability
            Stream 2: Mega-Projects and Governance
            Risk Clinic hosted by members of the Risk SIG

15:00  Coffee break

15:15  Closing presentation and closing remarks

16:00  Drinks reception, exhibition and networking

17:00  Close

Thank you to our sponsors:

A limited number of exhibitor spaces are available. If you are interested in finding out more please email Nathaniel Morosoli.

Delegate ticket price
Early bird rate is up to 31 October. Standard rate after 31 October, so 1 November onwards.

This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.
Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.



APM Body of Knowledge reference

Section Description


Stakeholder management
Risk management

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