UKAPMP Annual Conference 2012
Teaming for Success
24-25th October 2012
Chesford Grange, Warwickshire
CALL FOR PAPERS [now closed]
The Association of Proposal Management Professionals is the only organisation in the UK dedicated to advancing this profession. The annual conference provides a unique opportunity to showcase the latest and best practice whilst networking with around 300 bid professionals. This will be the 10th Annual APMP UK Conference - and this year's event promises to be better than ever.
We now invite you to present and share your experience, insights and knowledge, to enable others to improve their approach to proposals and develop their skills.
If you are an APMP member accredited to foundation, practitioner or professional level, you will earn 20 continuing education units towards maintaining accreditation status (10 for attending and 10 for presenting). Presenters are also eligible for a 10% discount on the price of conference tickets.
Except for plenary sessions, delegates will choose to attend one of a number of sessions running simultaneously. These will be of one hour's duration (although we also envisage including a small number of two-hour slots).
Presentation will take the form of:
Skills development workshops
These will be primarily practical and interactive sessions in which the facilitator will provide participants with an opportunity to develop their skills. Topics may be far-ranging, encompassing the myriad disciplines relevant to bid and proposal management. For example: bid qualification; requirements and risk management; proposal writing; graphics; storyboarding; internal and external reviews; presenting skills. Sessions which focus on the skills required to achieve practitioner accreditation would be particularly welcomed.
These sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to gather information on specialist topics relevant to their work. Speakers may be drawn from outside the proposal profession. Possibilities include presentation of survey findings (eg among procurement officers or other decision makers), analysis of regulatory changes affecting procurement or insights into business trends affecting the bid function.
We would be interested to hear from delegates who would be able to devote a whole session to an in-depth study of a bidding event, highlighting the challenges involved in making the bid, an assessment of the processes that were followed, analysis of critical success factors and lessons learned.To make an application to present at the conference, please read the guidelines below and follow the link to apply.
Please note that this information will be incorporated into the conference brochure to enable delegates to select which sessions they wish to attend. The more engaging your session title, summary and biography, the more likely it is you will be selected to speak - and the more delegates will be attracted to your presentation.
Email address/phone no
Title of presentation (max 40 characters; a subtitle is also permitted)
Summary description of presentation (max 200 chars)
This should include an indicatation of which activity stream the presentation would be suitable for, and if it is aimed at a particular type of practitioner (eg new to the profession, executive, manager or director level). Indicate whether your session will be of one or two hours' duration.
Presenter's biography (max 800 characters)
This should outline your experience in the proposals sector, including any notable achievements.
Synopsis of talk (max 1000 characters)
Presenter's photograph (must be head & shoulders/colour, with a minimum resolution of 200 dpi)
Please submit this form by close of business on Friday 6th July 2012. [Now Closed]