Beth Wingate


Beth-WingateThe APMP UK Chapter’s 11th Annual Conference promises to be the biggest and best yet! Your conference organizers have packed the agenda of this year’s conference, Capture Planning – The Moves to Win, with new and thought-provoking topics, showcasing an impressive team of speakers ready to share industry best practices, thought-provoking information, and new developments shaping the future of our profession.

During my APMP International briefing on Day 1 of the conference, I’m looking forward to sharing how APMP is serving our members across the UK, Europe, and the world and discussing our new APMP Communities, certification efforts, and plans for 2014 and the future.

Along with more than 25 interactive workshops and seminars over the next two days, we have plenty of networking opportunities—including the legendary APMP UK Black Tie Awards Dinner—allowing time to connect with colleagues, commiserate about common challenges, gain new perspectives, and celebrate the camaraderie within our APMP community.

Be sure to introduce yourself to everyone around you, attend all the sessions you can, ask questions, and contribute to conversations in sessions and networking events. At every APMP regional and international conference, I look forward to meeting new colleagues and experiencing many ah ha moments. Take lots of notes so you can share your ah ha’s with your team back at the office—and be sure to check out any publications suggested by the speakers. (I leave every conference with a collection of new books downloaded to my iPad!)

Take time to visit with those exhibiting at this year’s conference. There’s a great lineup of companies with products and services ready to help make life easier—or at least smoother—for you and your team. As AppMaven, I have a number of them on my list to visit while I’m here.

I want to extend a special thank you to the APMP UK conference organizers and volunteers for putting together this wonderful event. Be sure to thank them when you see them—and consider volunteering to help at next year’s APMP UK Conference and at your local chapter events!

Congratulations to the APMP UK chapter, current and past chapter chairs, and all of your many volunteers for the tremendous work you’ve done in positioning APMP UK as the largest APMP chapter in the world!

Here’s to a great conference experience!

Beth Wingate, APMP Fellow
APMP Chief Executive Officer