Delivering the Dream – leading the way to project success


Local and national projects are the focus of the annual APM Scottish Conference 2015

20 January 2015 – Edinburgh, Scotland – The Scotland Branch of the Association for Project Management (APM) will hold their annual conference on Thursday, 10 September 2015 at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. The APM Scotland Branch has now announced that key speakers for their annual Scottish Conference will include the Chief Executive of CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland), and the head of Justice Enterprise Program Office at CGI UK Ltd.

These executives join the list of engaging speakers on Scottish projects with the aim of helping delegates to learn about “Delivering the dream” and ensuring successful project outcomes.  For information or to book a place, click here.


Confirmed headline speakers for the conference include:

Tracy Bergamin, Head of Justice Enterprise Program Office, CGI UK Ltd – Presentation: Supporting and enabling project success

Maria McGill, Chief Executive, CHAS – Presentation: Delivering the project vision in a world of ambiguity

Neil Holm & David Shepherd, Programme Managers for the Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales aircraft carrriers for BAE Systems – Presentation: Building the nation’s aircraft carriers

Lawrence Shackman, Project Manager for the Forth Replacement Crossing, Transport Scotland – Presentation: Delivering the Forth Replacement Crossing

Iain Valentine, Director of the Giant Panda Programme, Edinburgh Zoo – Presentation: Project managing a panda pregnancy

Greg Urquhart, Director for Product Delivery Operations, Syscanner – Presentation: High flying technology

They will be joined by APM CEO Sara Drake and APM Chair Steve Wake who will give an update on APM’s Strategy 2020 and the vision for delivering this particular dream.

You can see full speaker bios here.

Included in the conference price is a tour of Murrayfield Stadium which will be scheduled at the end of the conference. The conference dinner will also have a very interesting after dinner speaker… For information or to book a place, click here.

The Scottish Conference 2015 is kindly sponsored by 2020 business insight. A number of other sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available; further details can be obtained from APM’s Media and Sponsorship Manager, Nathaniel Morosoli

APM Scotland is a large and diverse branch with around 1500 members.  There are 52 corporate members with head offices in Scotland, and some 360 based outside Scotland with one or more offices in Scotland.  The branch has an Aberdeen Chapter with its own committee running a variety of interesting events in Aberdeen throughout the year, as well as a one day annual conference. For more about the APM Scotland Branch, click here. Click here to contact the Scotland branch

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members. 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