The people doing the job.
Defining the community.
Really understanding what the job is about and proving that you can do it.
There are too many ‘keyboard jockeys’. Too many people who know what each button does but don’t know why!
This is a problem for those running projects as well as for those being asked to find and recruit people. They are asking the wrong questions or don’t have the relevant assessment tools at their disposal. The emergence and impact of practice that seeks a more reactive holistic approach is now unquestionable. That can only be gained from knowledge and above all knowhow. Experience. We need thinkers and doers. But in the one person.
The project controls community exists. It still does not have a properly defined identity. There is no clear career path.
No clear set of qualifications.
No commonly agreed set of competencies covering all sectors.
And now it is clear to me that only the community itself can fix that. Expecting non-practitioners. Our elders and betters. Those in power to know the answers is wrong. They don’t.
Time to take control of our destinies our lives and of course our projects!
EVA24 Sponsor and Support
The tribes need to be brought together. They all contribute in their own way to a larger perspective, a better understanding of what we need to do. The separations are becoming divisive and partisan. We cannot let that happen if we are to survive and thrive for ourselves and the greater public good. EVA is probably the only event where difference is not an issue. Where which Body of Knowledge or Method will force you in or out.
As ever, EVA24 will be different, entertaining and informative. Dinner will be served in the Hall by candlelight.
Additionally a pre-conference dinner will be available. Last year 40 very senior controls people came together for a networking dinner held at the Dorchester. It was a roaring success. And again a real expression of the Controls community. A room full of decision makers working on the major projects of the day.
Attendees are middle to very senior professionals with interests in project management generally, project controls, earned value and wanting to learn more about wider issues of transformation, successful change and benefits-driven portfolios.
They will also be very keen to set Project Controls onto a formal career path this year and are looking for like minds who will lobby for and champion this, as well as networking and business leads. Government Defence Aerospace Construction Utilities Transport Power Generation Pharmaceutical and IT sectors are represented.
All EVA conferences are filmed for web broadcast by the PM Channel as well as support from the trade press and social media.
Sponsors will each be allocated a clear space, power supply and either a table or stand space on the networking area where delegates network between sessions in the pre-conference, mid morning, lunch and afternoon breaks and during the break out sessions.
Main and Gold sponsors may erect suitable stands. Sponsors will be able to distribute brochures to all delegates. Erection of stands will be early morning on the day of the event or previous day by arrangement.
Every sponsor’s logo will appear on all marketing and event documentation produced by the organisers.
Pre-Conference Senior networking dinner
Host a networking dinner in an exclusive venue that gathers together senior decision makers from the controls community. A year’s prospecting in an evening. £6000 + VAT
We always welcome support from organisations which cannot sponsor but can offer help in kind. We are happy to enter into contra agreements for mutual benefit.
Sponsor a Workshop £3000
[Offer a free/low price to attendees’ workshop]
These workshops are generally organised in the day before or after the main 2 day event.
Steve Wake Producer Promoter Chair
Tel:0208 886 5594
Mobile:0788 764 4125