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RICS & APM Project Leadership Conference

Conference London, 28 Mar 2017

This established event brought to you by RICS and APM, brings together project leaders to examine how to achieve the best outcome in their projects by adopting a collaborative approach. Some of the areas that will be covered include:

  • Tools for achieving effective collaboration
  • A comparison of contractual arrangements and tendering strategies
  • Implementing a formal and informal risk strategy that actually works
  • Overcoming barriers to collaboration

What measures can project leaders take to ensure successful collaboration and project outcomes.

Join with like-minded professionals to examine the benefits that collaboration can bring to the discipline of project management and ensure your team’s best chance of success.

Highlights for 2017:

  • Examine the importance of enabling consistent collaboration in both good and difficult economic conditions. Our expert speakers will address both hard and soft measures to get the best out of project teams as well as looking at what positive behaviors can and must be embedded by project leaders.
  • Benefit from lessons learned from a public sector case study looking at how to ensure the successful delivery of a project with a focus on overcoming resistance, explaining the tangible benefits to key stakeholders and how corporate culture can influence the outcome.
  • Hear a case study from Crossrail, focusing on how to deal with project risks effectively. You will understand how to develop and implement a formal and informal risk strategy that actually works as well as what you need to do to ensure you are meeting the project milestones and preparing for the unexpected.


RICS & APM Members - Early Bird Rate (ends 24 Feb 17) £155
RICS Members - Standard Rate £205
Non Members £277

APM Members please use voucher code: VHR0000561 to obtain discount.


RICS conferences are attended by senior decision makers from across the UK and provide a unique thought leadership and networking opportunity for your organisation. Our programmes are bespoke and offer the perfect environment to build and establish relationships. Opportunities range from exhibition stands to sponsored lunches, evening receptions, gala dinners and a host of informal social networking options.

For further information, contact Ian Christensen 

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2017 Programme

08:30 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Chair’s opening comments
Russel Jamieson, Chair, APM People Specific Interest Group (SIG) and Head of APM Awards

09:45 Opening keynote: Ensuring successful collaboration and enhanced outcomes through project leadership
•    Enabling consistent collaboration in both good and straitened times – measures for success
•    Combining both hard and soft measures to get the best out of project teams
•    Establishing positive behaviours driven by project leaders

10:15 Project leadership to deliver commercial success – a case study example
•    Ensuring successful delivery of a project
•    Shaping and scoping
•    Overcoming resistance
•    Lack of education (core business comes first)
•    Explaining the tangible benefits – tangible ROI
•    Dealing with corporate culture
Paul Erricker, Academy Director, The Project Academy Limited

11:00 Networking refreshment break

11:30 Legal issues around collaboration in project management
•    Identifying potential hurdles in a contract in a project
•    Legal issues around risk ownership
•    Identifying the profile of risk
•    Specific discussion around who is accountable in BIM

12:15 Case study: Tools for achieving effective collaboration
A comparison of contractual arrangements and tendering strategies including:
•    JCT/NEC3
•    Single/two stage tendering
•    Can collaboration be used to successfully incentivise contractors when there is no contractual incentive/making 2 stage work?

13:00 Networking lunch

14:00 Case study: Risk management in project leadership - dealing with project risks effectively
•    How do you manage risk in collaborative contracts
•    Implementing a formal and informal risk strategy that actually works
•    Practical ways to develop and implement project risk strategies and profiling on your major projects
•    Meeting the project milestones
•    Handling the unexpected
Rod Nathan, Commercial Manager, Crossrail

14:45 Project effectiveness through collaboration - construction and engineering project management
In this session we present a case study of a successful approach to collaboration within an infrastructure project.
Simon Blanchflower, Major Programme Director – Thameslink, Network Rail

15:30 Networking refreshment break

16:00 Overcoming barriers to collaboration: a regeneration case study
•    Procurement rules
•    Prejudicing future disputes
•    Commercial confidentiality

16:45 Information management for projects
Better communication and as a result better collaboration can be delivered through use of technology. This session evaluates how technology can help in the delivery of a project:
•    Management of multi-disciplinary sub-consultant supply chains
•    Handling model task breakdowns, sub-flows, and process handoffs

17:30 Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference

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£155.00 for RICS members

£277.00 for non-members

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