BBC W1 programme director Andy Griffee to speak at APM Conference in London on 3 April


23 January 2014 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM), the UK’s national project management professional body, has announced that that BBC’s award-winning programme director Andy Griffee will be a featured speaker at their annual conference.  Taking place on Thursday 3rd April at Kings Place in London, the APM Conference 2014 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.

So far this month APM have unveiled an exciting and world-class speaker line up and are delighted to announce that Andy Griffee will be joined by communications strategist Alan Barnard. Judging by the responses so far, this is already expected to be one of APM’s best conferences yet.

140123-pmwj19-annual-IMAGE1Andy Griffee (pictured at right) was the director for the BBC’s W1 programme, winner of the 2013 Programme of the Year at the APM Awards. Andy successfully led the £1.046bn programme to redevelop BBC Broadcasting House in London, its technical fit-out and the migration of 5,500 staff in a way which maximized financial and creative benefits.

BBC headquarters, Broadcasting House, was renovated and extended as part of a major consolidation of the broadcaster’s property portfolio in London. This involved the demolition of post-war extensions on the eastern side of the building with a new wing built in its place. The state-of-the-art building brought together members of staff from other locations in London, including the BBC’s national and international journalism, BBC Television services, BBC Network Radio, online teams and professional support services.

140123-pmwj19-annual-IMAGE2Founder of bbm campaigns Alan Barnard (left) will also be speaking at the APM Conference, sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight. Alan Barnard is a top communication strategist with vast experience in devising and executing successful campaigns. His company, bbm campaigns, has developed a new model for organising communications into campaigns to deliberately influence changes in behaviour and understanding in target audiences, leading to successful outcomes for business.

Alan’s ground-breaking book Campaign It!, describes the basics of campaigning and explains how campaigning techniques, attitudes, philosophies and principles can be applied to achieving any outcome.

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. Book your place today.

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Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with around 19,500 individual and 500 corporate members.  APM’s mission is: “To develop and promote the professional disciplines of project and programme management for the public benefit.”   The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management