Networking Events

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

    • Test new business ideas, connect with peers and chat with other people who do what you do.

    • To connect with local event leads or hear about what is being planned in your region, please email events@apmpanz.org

    • Please also make sure your email address is up to date on the APMP global site so you receive event invitations.

Upcoming Events

Digital Event Invitation: 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.

Letitia Hope, Arup’s Positive Psychology Expert translates cutting-edge research in positive psychology and neuroscience to help people think, feel and behave more positively. Letitia has a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne and is passionate about helping people be their best and to live a life full of purpose, positivity and passion. 

Letitia has a heliotropic effect that has a positive impact, simply her energy is contagious which engages and motivates people, teams and organisations to change. She’s committed to helping people become more mentally fit and healthy, highly resilient and positively deviant. 

This session will help people identify “do-able” ways to build their wellbeing to help you be your best. Positive psychology does not have all the answers however it can really positively impact people’s wellbeing.

Wednesday 3 June 2020
5:15pm to 6:00pm

Register now to secure your spot. A link will be emailed to you closer to the date with instructions on how to join the webinar.  

Past Events 

 

Melbourne Networking Event **COVID-19 UPDATE**

Like everyone in Australia and the broader global community, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and adapting as it changes from day to day.


In light of this, our “Design Jam: Harness the Power of Design Thinking”, was run as a virtual session. Thank you to all who were able to join us online!
 

 

Bringing it together in Brisbane


We had a great turnout at our Brisbane event last week on the 5th March 2020, with 15 tickets sold and 10 people attending.

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.

 Manila – Networking Event

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
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
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. 
 
Lunch and Learn: Conference Highlights – Singapore – 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 events@apmpanz.org 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 (charliec@salentis.com) and 
Tania Flanagan (Tania.Flanagan@hk.ey.com) 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 offshore@apmpanz.org 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 offshore@apmpanz.org