APMP South Africa Chapter Conference Ends on a High Note
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Contact: Patrice Scheyer
Director of Marketing & Communications
APMP South Africa Chapter Conference Ends on a High
Event attendance marks progress
for proposal management industry members in
Washington, District of Columbia, Aug.
12, 2015 – The Association of Proposal Management
Professionals® (APMP®), the worldwide authority for professionals dedicated to the
process of winning business through proposals, bids, capture, business
development and presentations, South Africa Chapter concluded its sixth annual conference, called "Prepare.
Produce. Propose. Present.” The conference was developed to provide a platform
for industry professionals in South Africa to receive industry education,
certification and networking opportunities.
"The APMP South Africa Chapter Conference 2015 realized an attendance increase
of 20 percent from last year’s attendance,” said Sally Jacques, CP APMP,
Chapter Chair. "An excellent response from our delegates proves that there are
industry players in South Africa who seek opportunities and resources to develop
their professional skills and become more successful within their
An attendance rate of 97 delegates represents conference support from nearly
three-quarters of the chapter’s 140 members. Conference attendees heard from Richard
Mulholland, founder of Missing Link, South Africa’s largest audience
optimization firm, opened the conference and told the audience that they too
can be a slide master. Sandy Pullinger and Neil Phillipson, who have both been
instrumental in building the South African chapter, spoke on preparing before
the RFP lands and truly knowing your client. Delegates also had an opportunity
to share their experiences on proposal best practice.
The APMP South Africa chapter is spreading the word on the
proposal profession with regular events and affiliations with procurement
organizations, such as the State-Owned Enterprises Procurement Forum and Smart
Every year, the chapter sets out to increase the number of
its members with APMP certification. On 5 August, 19 members successfully wrote
the Foundation exam, and five have achieved Practitioner. The chapter is hoping
the Practitioner number will double by the end of the year.
For more information, visit APMP.org.
APMP® is the worldwide
authority for professionals dedicated to the process of winning business
through proposals, bids, capture, business development and presentations. APMP
is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1989 and began with 28
charter members. Today, the Association has more than 6,200 members and 26
active chapters worldwide. Membership includes proposal and business
development professionals who are engaged in a wide range of activities
including business development and acquisition, proposal management, strategic
planning, business capture, sales, competitive intelligence, writing, editing,
graphic design, desktop publishing, document production, and proposal consulting. For
more information, contact Patrice Scheyer, Director of Marketing and
Communications, +1-703-281-1686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.