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18th October 2019

Events programme for 2020 is full of variety

We think that the 2020 programme of events is our best ever. It has been developed for members, by members and incorporates detailed feedback we have been gathering over the past 12 months at events. Our re-written strategy made a commitment to asking members to make suggestions for topics and venues and events formats as well as nominate speakers and participate fully in events. Our 2020 programme is in direct response to this and we are delighted to share it with you. We have a huge range of event formats including seminars, evening discussions, charettes, breakfast meetings and our Annual Conference.

This year we will be exploring the perception of projects’ uniqueness and questioning how benchmarking, lessons learnt and strategies and perspectives from other industries can help us deliver our individual projects most effectively.

We kick off the new year with an evening discussion on the uniqueness of a major project and where and when the rules of project management no longer apply. Continuing with this theme of strategic and clear thinking we hold a full day seminar on how to control projects with a whole system approach and the ‘moment of truth’, when a project becomes part of the everyday and is labelled a success or a failure.

Later in the spring we broaden out and hold a half day seminar on learning from other sectors including art, manufacturing, aerospace and technology companies, before getting creative with learning from inclusive deign approaches where critical thinking has benefitted everyone. Next, in a full-day seminar, we focus on the importance of behaviour. We will explore the root causes of poor behaviour whether in a group, individual, organisational or national level and how to challenge this.

Our summer programme will include a half day seminar on the flow of investment capital into UK projects as public funds are drying up with a view to uncovering the processes and players behind private funding and a session on global trends in the management of risk and project controls.

We look forward welcoming you and your colleagues at these events across the 2020 calendar. Please share this widely and encourage your organisation to benefit from the programme.

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9th November 2018

Association Professional Development Programme recognised with award

The Major Projects Association has been recognised by the UK Southern Enterprise Awards 2018 for our Continuing Professional Development Programme. The programme is run almost entirely by Ruth Francis and is testament to her hard work and commitment to ensuring that our offering is so well regarded.
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23rd July 2018

Gender Balance Initiative shortlisted for Association Excellence Award

We are absolutely delighted that the Major Projects Association Gender Balance Initiative has been shortlisted for an Association Excellence Award 2018.

"It is a great honour that our hard work has been recognised in this way. Not only will this promote the work of the Major Projects Association but will highlight the importance of improving Equality, Diversity and Inclusion" said Manon Bradley, Development Director.

The award winners will be announced on 12th October.
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12th June 2018

Honour for Executive Director Denise Bower

We are delighted to announce that Major Projects Association Executive Director, Denise Bower, was awarded an OBE in the recent Birthday Honours List for her work in engineering and construction. We are very proud of her achievement and hope our members will share in our congratulations to her.

23rd February 2018

Nirmal Kotecha joins the Board

The Association is delighted that Nirmal Kotecha, Director of Capital Programme and Procurement for member organisation, UK Power Networks has agreed to join the Board.

“I have known the MPA for over ten years and am delighted to have been invited to join the Board. I look forward to working with Sir Tim Laurence and the other Board members at such an exciting time in the world of Project Delivery.” Nirmal Kotecha