Keynote Speakers for 2017


Baroness Karren Brady

Karren Rita Brady, Baroness Brady CBE, is one of Britain's best known business women and a familiar face on our TV screens thanks to the phenomenal success of BBC1's The Apprentice, in which she serves as one of Sir Alan Sugar's two business assistants.

Karren has been an inspiration for many budding business entrepreneurs, especially women. In many respects, she has helped to break the traditional business mould set in a man's world and it has taken courage and determination - and shear hard work - to do so. These commendable characteristics go to the core of Karren's business philosophy and explain her success as a sporting executive, newspaper columnist, author and novelist, not to mention TV presenter.

Karren has won many awards for services to business over the years, including being named Business Woman of the Year and Most Inspirational Woman of the Year. She is also a national newspaper columnist and has written four books, her latest one being a Sunday Times best seller.

Vicky Pryce

Vicky Pryce is a leading economist working on UK, global and Eurozone issues. Vicky has held numerous senior postions in government and business, including Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, (2010-2013), Director General for Economics at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)(2002-2010) and Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service. Before that she was Partner at London Economics and Partner and Chief Economist at KPMG after holding senior economic positions in banking and the oil sector.

Vicky is now Chief Economic Advisor at the respected Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) where she considers both the economic situation, and the policy implications for business.

Vicky retains many links in the City, business and government offering a broad view of the economy. She works with many industries and government departments, including advising on the economic cases for proposed new airports and runways in the south east. She is the author of Greekonomics, an analysis of the Eurozone crisis and the implication of a Greek exit from the currency. After her trial and imprisonment on charges of perverting the course of justice in a high-profile case involving her ex-husband Chris Huhne, Vicky also published Prisonomics, looking at the economic value of prisons - where the current system is flawed and how to fix it.

David Meade

David is a researcher and lecturer in international business with one of Ireland's leading Universities, whose personal interests have always focused on aspects of popular psychology, consumer behaviour, and choice. By combining these professional and personal passions with his love of the performance of mentalism, David has become a sought after speaker with a reputation for an innovative style that forces audiences to think critically about the challenges around them.

Having caught the bug for mind-reading and mentalism as a teenager, David has been honing his act for nearly 20 years. He has combined a childhood interest with his academic interests to create the remarkable set of skills that he is famous for today. Drawing inspiration from many sources and day to day observations, David's act is always developing and progressing, and he is always learning. David says "In my line of work you have to keep an open mind, so I'm always open to new lessons, new experiences and new technology. It's the only way you can keep up to date and stop your work getting stale."

Over the last number of years David Meade's sought after corporate services have established his reputation as a cornerstone international speaker on how organisations can work better, and his many successful BBC One TV projects have made him one of the most recognisable faces in the country.

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Call for Breakout Session Speakers now live for 2017

Calling all business-winning experts! We are now calling for speakers from all areas of business-winning to be one of 18 breakout speakers sharing your wisdom, insight and hard won experience with Conference delegates. 

Speaker sessions are between 60-75 minutes including Q&A and we encourage a loosely structured, workshop style or case study based delivery to maximise delegate interaction and take advantage of the collective expertise in the room.

Your session should be relevant to the overall Conference theme, covering topics that address the challenges of ‘Bidding in a Brave New World’ – be that from a technical, legal, political or changing cultural landscape perspective.  This can take the form of panel debates, case studies, workshops, imparting best practice or simply sharing niche expertise.

Applying is easy:

Please complete the online form with the following information:

  Call for Speakers - Submission

  • Your name, title, company and email address
  • Session title
  • Theme statement of session
  • Synopsis of talk – 1000 characters
  • Details of key takeaway skills/techniques
  • Presenter biography
  • Presenter speaking experience; and
  • Presenter photo (min size 500KB or 200dpi).

Calls for speakers will close at midnight on Wednesday 5th July, with the final shortlist expected to be published in August.

Successful speakers will earn 10 CEUs (in addition to the Conference delegate CEU allocation) and those who wish to attend the full Conference will benefit from a 15% discount.

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

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The APMP UK Annual Conference will deliver learning to all levels of our community and is designed to enhance our existing program and further support you in your job.  With attendance strictly limited and full delegate tickets only £490 + VAT for APMP members, we strongly recommend you secure your place now.

Refreshments and networking lunch is included in the price.

Attending the Conference will earn you 15 CEU points.