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Association for Project Management (APM) will be representing the project profession during the upcoming party conference season.

In addition to speaking with policymakers, party members and media representatives, APM will be holding events at the fringe of two of the conferences.

At the Conservative Party Conference on Monday, 2 October, APM’s Chief Executive, Professor Adam Boddison OBE, will join APM Corporate Partner Rolls-Royce SMR Limited, and Cabinet Minister the Rt Hon Lord Maude of Horsham, for a panel discussion on what the Government needs to do to ensure effective delivery of net zero.

The Government’s net zero strategy requires a huge range of projects to be delivered at pace over the next decade. In this panel, APM will look at the project delivery challenge of net-zero, and greening the Government’s project portfolio. How can project professionals delivering these projects ensure they’re delivered on scope, on time, and on budget, to achieve net zero at acceptable cost? 

At the Labour Party Conference on Monday, 9 October, APM Board Trustee Sheilina Somani will be joined by Professor Andrew Edkins to discuss why some government projects fail, and what can be done about it.

This event will look into what can be learned from the current Government’s record, and what lessons can be learned for the next government. With a general election on the horizon, APM will be challenging the new government – irrespective of political party – to ensure its manifesto plans can be delivered.

APM will use insights gained from the party conferences to help shape our upcoming election manifesto, which will outline our recommendations for how the next government can improve project delivery.

Andrew Baldwin, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at APMAndrew Baldwin, APM’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs (pictured), said: “As the chartered membership organisation for the project profession, party conference season is an important time for APM. Attending these conferences is an opportunity for us to understand future political developments in project delivery. We will also engage, support and – where necessary – challenge the people making major decisions around the projects that will impact people’s lives and shape the future of the UK.

“Our fringe events will provide greater visibility for our profession and the important role it plays, as we continue our work to raise its profile.”


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  1. Karen Whelan
    Karen Whelan 21 September 2023, 11:15 AM

    I'm looking forward to attending in Liverpool and watching the debate.

  2. Magali Bruna
    Magali Bruna 03 October 2023, 01:56 PM

    What is the APM involvement in the construction project management competencies relating to the new Building Safety Act regulation?