25 January 2018
44 Hallam Street LONDON W1W 6JJ
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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

Were the Victorians better at projects than us?

Learn how understanding and managing risk supports better project delivery

Hear speakers from HS2, Shell, Sellafield, Oracle, the University of Oxford and others share their views and approaches to managing risk on large projects

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.

Hear from the following speakers:

Throughout the day there will 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 (Jeremy Harrison)

10:15  Coffee break

10:30  Choice of three streams (2 presentations per stream)
           Stream 1: Risk Capability (Speakers 1 Egan Naidoo, 2 Tom Frost)
           Stream 2: Mega-Projects and Governance (Speakers 1 Nichola Vine, 2 Dave Hammal)
           Stream 3: Risk Techniques (Speakers 1 Dr Ruth Murray-Webster, 2 Simon White)

12:00  Lunch, exhibition and networking

13:15  Choice of two streams (2 presentations per stream)
           Stream 1: Risk Capability (Speakers 1 Lynn Stalker, 2 Dr. Alexander Budzier)
           Stream 2: Mega-Projects and Governance (Speakers 1 Tenia Chatzinikoli, 2 Val Jonas)
           Risk Clinic hosted by members of the Risk SIG

15:00  Coffee break

15:15  Closing presentation (Dr David Hillson) and closing remarks (Ken Evans)

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.

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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