APM Conference 2014: Camila Batmanghelidjh confirmed as speaker

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Posted by APM on 16th Dec 2013

Camila BatmanghelidjhMulti-award winning founder of two childrens charities, Camila Batmanghelidjh CBE, has been confirmed as the opening speaker for the APM Project Management Conference 2014, which is this year sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight.

Camila set up Place2Be and Kids Company, where she currently works with some of the most traumatised young people living in London. With the conference theme looking at New Frontiers Camila will get the proceedings off to an inspiring start on Thursday 3rd April 2014 at Kings Place in London.

Camila trained as a psychotherapist, engaged in 20 years of psychoanalysis and has become an advocate for vulnerable children. In 2009 she was named Business Woman of the Year for the Dods and Scottish Widows Public Life Awards. Camila has also been awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young, and Coutts and the Most Admired Chief Executive by Third Sector Magazine. She won the lifetime achievement award from the Centre of Social Justice.

Kids Company, which reaches 36,000 children a year with therapeutic care, has been awarded the Human Rights Awards by Liberty & Justice and has been granted Child Poverty Champion Status by the End Child Poverty Action Group. In 2010 Camila and Kids Company were given the Award for Innovative Excellence by Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Now. In 2012 Kids Company received the Royal Society for Public Health Arts and Health Award.

New Frontiers

APM Project Management Conference 2014This year the APM Conference will be looking forward to New Frontiers. Change is changing; project management is a profession for the 21st Century. It embraces the speed of change and innovation now possible in our connected, global, technologically advanced age. In 2012, the APM Project Management Conference celebrated the Art of the Possible; the delivery of a London Olympics, commercial space flight, a seamless transition to the age of digital television, and social regeneration in deprived neighbourhoods.

Last year, the conference built on these successes and challenged the profession to Adapt. Psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman challenged delegates to adapt the way they think and believe that success, all success, is within our grasp. Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist, dissected the concept of innovation, illustrating if we adapt our response to innovative thinking, we can change the world.

In 2014, the APM Project Management Conference will continue its journey and travel to the new frontiers of the profession new projects, new people, new techniques. Project management success is all around us, but the opportunities for change continue to grow and push the boundaries of what is possible. New Frontiers aims to change your perception of what can be achieved through project management by showcasing projects, people, and innovative practices from around world.

The all-day event will be chaired by Mary McKinlay, taking over from Professor Darren Dalcher. Mary, who has worked in project management for over 30 years, started her career with GEC-Marconi working on the Tornado aircraft project. She subsequently worked on many large programmes with Alenia Marconi and BAE Systems until she started her own business in 2006.

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20|20 Business Insight20|20 Business Insight are the 2014 sponsors of the APM Project Management Conference.

20|20 Business Insight are a full service project management consultancy and training provider. In the UK 20|20 Business Insight deliver APM training for every level of project personnel using both open course and company-specific in-house delivery.

With bookings now open delegates can save up to 187 by taking advantage of the specially discounted early bird rates that are available until 31st January 2014.

Visit the APM Conference archive to see why this annual event is known for attracting some of the worlds most influential and thought provoking speakers including Sir Peter Gershon, Dr. Edward Hoffman, Richard Noble OBE, Jeremy BeetonTim Banfield and Lord Andrew Mawson.

The APM Project Management Conference has a long-held reputation for agenda setting content featuring the countrys most innovative and groundbreaking projects watch interviews with speakers from last years conference including High Speed 2 (HS2), The Shard, MoDs Afghan National Security Forces Transformation Programme and the Halley VI research station for the British Antarctic Survey.

Keep an eye on the APM website for more speaker announcements.

For the latest APM Project Management Conference news follow @APMProjectMgmt on Twitter and search #apmconf.

APM members 
Early bird rate (until 31st January 2014)                      308 per person*
APM non members 
Early bird rate (until 31st January 2014)395 per person*


Book now - save up to 187 




If you would like to make a corporate or group booking, please contact APM on: 01844 276 741.

*All prices are exclusive of VAT. Cancellations will be subject to a booking charge and no refund will be made after 5pm on Thursday 20th March 2014.

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