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Day 1

7:30 AMRegistrationExhibition Foyer
8:30 AMOpening welcomeMC - Yuri PtchilenzewRoom 1
8:40 AMKeynote AddressRicardo TrianaRoom 1
Delivering Value: The Next Generation Project Manager
This presentation provides a global perspective on how markets are transforming, as well as a broad overview of the challenges faced by organizations and project managers in developing, retaining and attracting the talent needed to stay competitive.
9:20 AMKeynote Session 1Hon Jeff KennettRoom 1
Leading for tomorrow - Delivering best practice outcomes, 5 fingers of leadership, Value of personal good health: looking after your own health and welfare and that of the people you lead, Responsibility of Project Managers to lead by example vs. instruction
10:15 AMMorning Tea - Networking BreakExhibition Foyer
10:50 AMKeynote Session 2Mark Wild, CEO, Public Transport VictoriaRoom 1
Leading for today – The biggest challenges in managing a multi-billion dollar program of work within a highly visible political environmen
11:30 AMNetworking BreakFoyer
11:45 AMBreakout Session 1Breakout Rooms
Differentiated Delivery - Building a Transformative, Adaptive Culture for Business OutcomesAyten Ozenc, GM Portfolio Delivery Services, Australia Post,
Sponsor - Granite Consulting
Room 1
Leadership & Governance Practices to Facilitate Connecting, Collaborating and CreatingBryan FenechRoom 2
How portfolio management integrates with Programme, Project and Change Management to deliver an organisational strategy.Graham Colborne, Western Power
Room 3
12:30 PMLunchExhibition Foyer
1:30 PMBreakout Session 2Breakout Rooms
Effective knowledge sharing - New productivity and profitability through well-functioning knowledge sharing culturesHugh BathurstRoom 1
Conflict Management & ResolutionMike CrawfordRoom 2
Creating Effective Relationships With StakeholdersAgnieszka GasperiniRoom 3
2:15 PMShort Break
2:25 PMBreakout Session 3Breakout Rooms
In My Judgement – Rapid Fire Project Insights, Decrees & Wisdom
Bob McGannon and Haydn Thomas, Sponsor – MindavationRoom 1
Panel: Project Management in the Education SectorAndrew Wilmore, Richard Lindner, Tayyab Maqsood, Faciliator: Tony Gleeson -General Manager, Australian Institute of Management, Victoria and Tasmania; Sponsor - University of MelbourneRoom 2
Managing Risk Within Projects Must Be Simple To Be BeautifulGrant PurdyRoom 3
3:15 PMAfternoon Tea - Networking BreakExhibition Foyer
3:50 PMFuture of Business Productivity and Project ManagementBrad Purdy, Sponsor - MicrosoftRoom 1
4:25 PMBuilding a Creative, Collaborative and Innovative Environment Dominic Price, AtlassianRoom 1
4:55 PMThanks & closeMC - Yuri PtchilenzewRoom 1
5:00 PMDay 1 Close
5:30 PMEvening Networking ReceptionExhibition Foyer

Day 2

6:30 AMRegistrationExhibition Foyer
7:00 AMExecutive Breakfast: We all live in a VUCA world and the importance of connecting, collaborating and being creative is essential for our survival. (Invitation Only)Daniel Musson, CEO, AIM Group Room 3
9:00 AMWelcome to Day 2MC - Yuri PtchilenzewRoom 1
9:10 AMKeynote SessionMargie WarrellRoom 1
Leadership Courage
10:15 AMMinister Brigg’s’ address to the conference, officially representing the Prime Minister, Hon Tony Abbott MP.The Hon. Jamie Briggs MP, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Federal Member for Mayo.Room 1
10:30 AMMorning Tea - Networking BreakExhibition Foyer
11:00 AMBreakout Session 1Breakout Rooms
Getting the Project Sponsor You DeserveRob ThomsettRoom 1
The Contract Tree: Growing Contractual Terms to Create Lasting Commercial RelationshipsDr Cyril JankoffRoom 2
Cost & Schedule Risk Assessment: Reducing the Cognitive Load and Improving the RealismDr Steve GreyRoom 3
11:45 AMShort Break
11:55 AMBreakout Session 2Breakout Rooms
Moving Mountains: Effective Change Management in ActionDr Alicia AitkenRoom 1
Panel: Women in Project Management in the Age of Collaboration Sponsor – Ajilon, Panel Members : Madhu Goswami, Maria Palmer & Jennifer Rebeiro, Faciliator: Priya RavindraRoom 2
A Revolution in Benefits RealisationTony PaylingRoom 3
12:40 PMLunchExhibition Foyer
1:30 PMBreakout Session 3Breakout Rooms
The Possibilities Toolbox:12 Keys to Seemingly Impossible Results and an Unstoppable TeamKimberly WieflingRoom 1
The death of the PMO and lets ban the word 'process'Dominic Price, AtlassianRoom 2
The Value of Project ReviewsLindsay WhiteheadRoom 3
2:15 PMShort Break
2:30 PMBreakout Session 4Breakout Rooms
Transform Yourself From Traditional to Agile Project
Shim Marom, Sponsor - PaxusRoom 1
Leadership Panel: Collaboration within and beyond large organisationsBob McGannon - Mindavation, Bronwyn Clere, Meredith Angwin, Ayten OzencRoom 2
Click With Ease: Effortlessly Connect and Create Collaboration for ChangeRona Puntawe PtschelinzewRoom 3
3:15 PMAfternoon Tea - Networking BreakExhibition Foyer
3:50 PMClosing Keynote: Ethics Trust and Governance on ProjectsRodney TurnerRoom 1
4:30 AMConference CloseRicardo TrianaRoom 1
5:00 PMDay 2 CloseMC - Yuri Ptchilenzew
7:00 PMConference Gala Awards DinnerMelbourne Arts Centre

Please note, this program is subject to change by the organisers.




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