Launch Discount ends Thursday 31st May at midnight!

Have you applied to be a speaker at #APMPUKCON19 yet?

APMP UK invites bid, proposal, and capture experts to submit their proposals to present at the association’s 2019 Annual Conference. Speakers and panel members are sought to fill breakout sessions representing the conference theme of ‘Coming of Age’.

In our desire to build on last year’s “most successful conference ever” we are again looking for new topics and new faces to deliver an interactive approach to our sessions and prove once and for all that we have indeed Come of Age and can demonstrate how and why we have developed into the professional organisation we are.

In support of our member engagement and transparency goal, we will again be asking the members to vote on who and what they want to see. This worked well last year and we are keen to continue with a programme chosen by the members, for the members.

Sessions will be 55 minutes (we have 4 sessions of 80 minutes) in length and we are particularly keen to move away from the tried and tested format of a presenter talking through slides and a Q & A session at the end. As we Come of Age we are looking for our speakers to move us on with exciting and interactive sessions involving collaboration and hands-on tasks to keep us interested and test our thinking.

Sessions can be a variety of formats - be creative!

Sessions should focus on one or more of the following areas being explored at this year’s conference:
  1. Leadership: becoming effective bid and proposal leaders; establishing and growing a bidding capability and defending its existence in the face of cost-cutting pressures; recruiting and developing bidding professionals; and leading centralised vs dispersed bid teams.
  2. Professional Development and Personal Growth: developing ourselves and others; exploring career pathways in the bid and proposal profession; the merits of self-help, mentoring and training; and promoting resilience and mental wellbeing.
  3. Emerging Technologies and Techniques: identifying new approaches to bidding that reflect changing technology, markets and attitudes and how we can use them to our advantage in the pursuit of winning more business.

Applying is easy using the online form available on our website here.

Key Dates

  • Call for speakers will close at midnight on 14th June
  • Voting will be held 28th June to 15th July
  • Final selection is expected to be published early August

Successful speakers will earn 20 CEUs (in addition to the Conference delegate CEU allocation) and those who wish to attend the full Conference will benefit from a15% discount on their conference ticket.

If your skills, experience and ideas will benefit others, contribute to the bid professional community by sharing them!  

We look forward to receiving your proposals!


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