Networking Events

Join in the conversation with local APMP members and friends at regular networking events held across ANZ and Asia. 

    • To connect with local event leads or hear about what is being planned in your region, please email
    • Please also make sure your email address is up to date on the APMP global site so you receive event invitations.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Coffee ConneXions – Submit your EOI by Friday 31 July

Meeting new people and growing your professional network while working remotely can be challenging. That’s why we’re launching Virtual Coffee ConneXions: small, informal, virtual coffee catch ups with other members.

This initiative is open to all APMP ANZ members and is free.

  • It’s really easy to join in. Just email your expression of interest by Friday, 31 July
  • You will then be matched up with 3-4 members who also want to meet new people
  • Each group will receive an email to introduce you all, along with some tips on how to get the conversation flowing (after all, for some of us it has been a while!)
  • One person in each group will be designated responsible for finding a time that suits all
  • And you can meet on whichever platform suits you – be that Teams / Skype / Zoom / Whatsapp / Whatever

Just email your EOI to Kate Woodlock at by Friday 31 July to be connected with 3-4 other members across the chapter.

Past Events 


VIRTUAL: Positive Psychology and Wellbeing – Wednesday 3 June 2020
Dealing with the mental and emotional effects of COVID-19 and our temporary new way of living has not been an easy journey. APMP ANZ would like to invite you to an online session facilitated by our guest speaker, Letitia Hope, from our friends at Arup. Leticia will walk us through the PERMAH concept – unpacking the importance of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing.

VIRTUAL: Harness the Power of Design Thinking – 20 March 2020
A special event led by Fiona Triaca, CEO of Naked Ambition – Australia’s leading design innovation company. You will learn all about design thinking: the methodology and a mindset for solving complex problems and identifying opportunities, that puts humans first

BRISBANE: Networking Event – 5 March 2020
A key topic of conversation for the night was the 2020 conference, with lots of excited speculation as to who will be speaking as well as sharing tips on how to get our employers onboard with sponsoring tickets. Another highlight was Jacqui showing everyone how to connect with everyone via LinkedIn ‘find nearby’ option.

SYDNEY: Personal Branding from offline to online – 4 March 2020
APMP was delighted to be joined by guest speaker Gunnar Habitz, who discussed the importance of a personal brand on LinkedIn. Contributing to podcasts, events and conferences as key note speaker from small groups to 1000 participants on a large stage, Gunnar talks about personal branding, sustainable networking and leadership topics – as well as managing risks and preventing disasters.

MANILA: Networking Event – 27 January 2020
Thank you to those who came along to our first networking event for the Philippines! We were delighted to meet some new faces from our professions. For all our members and supporters in the Philippines, keep your eyes peeled for an exciting year of more networking opportunities! 

HONG KONG: Networking Event – 14 January
Thank you to those who came along to our first networking event for 2020 at the Q88 Bar at JW Marriott on Tuesday 14th January. Stay tuned for more upcoming events! 
DARWIN: First Networking Event – 19 December 2019

Darwin APMP members [there’s now TWO!] held their first ever networking drinks on Monday 16 December 2019.

In attendance were Melissa Maguire CF APMP from Creative Pitches, Susan Danford CF APMP from Pritchard Francis, Tony Wood from the Business Enterprise NT and Angela Rutter from Jaytex Construction and representing NAWIC NT.

Together we enjoyed a few drinks at the Stone House celebrating Susan’s APMP certification in Perth with Nigel Dennis. We also discussed the benefits of APMP membership and growing the member base in the NT.

CANBERRA:  End of Year Event – 5 December 2019
Canberra’s end of year drinks takes the prize for effort with pizza, helium balloons and fun face masks aplenty. #braggingrights
SINGAPORE: End of Year Event – 4 December 2019
Thanks to those who made it to our last drinks in Singapore for 2019. Looking forward to seeing you all again at future events! 
PERTH: End of Year Breakfast – 4 December 2019

We had a tremendous turnout from Perth– with Paul White sharing his tips on how to best Ghost the Competition. And two attendees had just become accredited the day before! #congrats.
MELBOURNE:  End of Year Event – Thursday 5 December
In true Melbourne fashion, the crew got together in a shipping container at the end of a small alley to see out 2019 with a laugh and drink.  
SYDNEY: Networking Event – Tuesday 12 November
Thank you to all those who made it along to our first Sydney networking event at All Hands Brewing Co! It was great to see some familiar faces and meet new people in the network. Stay tuned for more Sydney events in the new year!
MELBOURNE: Breakfast Panel: Competitive Intelligence – What we can learn from spies – 24 October 2019
APMP ANZ recently hosted a breakfast panel session, featuring industry experts to talk about the discipline of intelligence gathering. The session was facilitated by KPMG’s National Competitive Intelligence Manager, Sarah Overton. Thank you to Allens in Melbourne for hosting the session. 
SINGAPORE: Lunch and Learn: Conference Highlights – 30 October 2019 
Thank you to those who attended our recent Lunch and Learn/Melbourne Conference Recap session in Singapore! It was great to catch up with conference attendees and network members. Thank you also to Pinsent Masons MPillay for hosting. 

Meet up in Brisbane – 22 August 2019

Brisbane Networking Evening

The value of conferences
Sofitel Hotel, Lobby Bar

Our latest networking and drinks event in Brisbane looked at the value of conferences as we got to hear about the BidCon in Orlando, and discuss the (then) imminent ANZ Conference.

 Melbourne drinks on Thursday 4 July

It was great to see so many new people. Attendees were from all walks of life: engineering, law, IT, banking, healthcare; and were both inhouse and consultants.  This is the most engagement and attendance we have had for social drinks. And the vibe on the night was just awesome. 

Contact Kate Woodlock on to find out more about upcoming events in Melbourne.  

Hanging out in Hong Kong

Thank you for all those you came to the mixer on 19 June. 

The conversation ranged from who’s going to the Melbourne APMP conference, to where each one was during the HK demonstrations, to what should we do for our next mixer. 

For the next event in August, we would like to get your suggestions! 

Get those creative juices flowing and email Charlie Crawford ( and 
Tania Flanagan ( your suggestions so we can secure the time and place.

Singapore Lunch and Learn

Kick off meetings are a critical part of the proposal process to get right as the impacts from mistakes made early multiply. 

The discussion was broad ranging, including influencing stakeholders, Go/No Go and managing client relationships.
Thanks to Gina Esguerra and John Davies for presenting; also to Aurecon for providing the meeting space.

At our next event in September we plan on presenting highlights from the conference to those who can’t make it to Melbourne this year.

If you’d like to join the Singapore mailing list for future events, please contact Sara Miller, Pitch and Pursuit Excellence Leaders – Asia Pac at Baker McKenzie, at to learn more.

Singapore Networking

Winning work/proposal professionals in Singapore from legal services, construction, Big 4 and real estate …and that was just to get started before the rest of the group arrived!

Canberra Networking

Yes we Canberra. Sharing drinks and proposal stories at the Yacht Club.

The APMP ANZ Chapter had our first ever networking night in Kuala Lumpur on 1 April to help build connections among the proposal community in the broader Asia Pacific region. And what a background at the W Hotel Wet Deck for a group photo! 

Our community in Hong Kong also came together for their first networking night of the year at the Q88 at the JW Marriott. Great to see professionals from real estate and property, professional services, traffic management, and proposal development consulting, all come together to share stories – does it get more diverse than this regarding company types involved in bidding?

If you would like to meet others in your community who are passionate about winning work via bids, pursuits, tenders, proposals and pitches, and frequently travel through or work in Asia Pacific countries outside of Australia where there is no APMP chapter, feel free to get in touch with Sara Miller to see if there are events in your area at