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LSBU Project Management Conference - Bridging the gap between theory and practice

Date: 31 May 2019
Time: 09:00 - 18:00

Southwark Campus - Keyworth Centre

Organiser: School of Business, London South Bank University
Contact details: Dr Sara Hajikazemi -
Price: Free
Keyworth Centre lobby

A conference that will explore how advances in project management theory can lead to the success of projects as well as potential enablers and barriers in this path

The project management profession is rapidly developing. In the ever-changing environment and the fluctuating market in which the profession operates, alongside the advances in the project management theory, implementing the developed knowledge in practice is essential for success.

The School of Business at London South Bank University presents a rich programme of influential experts within the field of project management from academia, project management professional bodies and industry who will discuss how those working in the project management profession can benefit from the created knowledge and shared experience by academics and professional bodies to deliver greater value and minimize the risk of failure.

Provisional programme





Arrival and welcome, with pastries and coffee



Opening speech - Sarah Moore-Williams, Dean of School of Business, London South Bank University

Events Theatre

9:45 -10:30

Keynote speech – Professor Hedley Smyth, Professor of Project Enterprises, The Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management, UCL

Events Theatre

10:30 – 11:30

Session 1

A:  Daniel Nicholls, Research Manager, APM

B: Dr. Tuomas Ahola, Associate Professor, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

C. Luca Giraudo, Chair of PMI UK London Committee and Programme Manager at Accenture Technology

Lecture Theatre A

Lecture Theatre B



Break and refreshments



Keynote speech  - Robert Michael Leslie-Carter, Director at Arup, Project Manager and Futurist

Events Theatre

13:00 -14:00



14:00 – 15:00

Session 2

A: Dr. Giorgio Locatelli, Associate Professor, Infrastructure Procurement and Management, University of Leeds

B: Cameron Stewart, Lead Author, Agile SHIFT and Head of Product Development at AXELOS Global Best Practice

Lecture Theatre A

Lecture Theatre B


Break and refreshments



Round table Discussion: Professor Hedley Smyth, Daniel Nicholls, Tuomas Ahola, Robert Michael Leslie- Carter, Luca Giraudo

Events Theatre

16:30 – 16:40

Closing marks - Dr. Sara Hajikazemi, London South Bank University

Events Theatre

16:40 – 18:00

Networking and drinks


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