APM Conference shortlisted for award
Posted by APM on 29th Apr 2014
The 2013 APM Project Management Conference has been shortlisted for an industry award.
APMs annual conference, entitled Adapt!, will be competing for the Best Association Conference trophy at the upcoming Conference Awards.
APM will be up against some stiff competition in the category, which includes the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
The award will be given to the most successful association conference based on a range of criteria including delegate experience, creativity and effectiveness of marketing, and financial success.
After seeing the successful delivery of projects such as the London Olympic Games; construction of Europes tallest building, the Shard; and completion of the TV Digital switchover programme, Adapt! reflected on 2012 as the coming of age year for project management.
Chairing the event was Professor Darren Dalcher who challenged the profession to adapt its thinking to address the growing expectations of society. Speaking about the conference theme, he said: When we do well there is a tendency to try and reach higher, to try and do something more demanding.
Whereas, it is all about learning to adapt, thinking about the flexibility and resilience that we need to evolve and actually deliver in difficult circumstances.
Current APM Conference chairman Mary McKinlay said: This is great recognition for what has become an incredibly popular and successful event.
The APM Conference moved to an award-winning venue in 2013 and we continue to build on our reputation for attracting some of the worlds most influential and thought provoking speakers. Being named as one of the best in the country is an honour.
All category winners will be announced at the award ceremony taking place on 13th June at Battersea Evolution in London.
Rory Ross Russell, founder of Global Conference Network who organises the awards, said: We would like to extend our congratulations to APM for being shortlisted as a finalist.
To reach this stage is a serious achievement in itself, as the volume and benchmark quality of this year's entries has been the highest we have ever received.
To discover what made the 2013 APM Conference such a success watch interviews with all the speakers.
If you were unable to make it to this years event, catch up on the 2014 APM Conference: New Frontiers by watching speaker interviews, browsing the photo gallery and perusing the presentation slides.