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BPC New Orleans

BPC stands as the premier global gathering for bid, proposal, tender, capture, business development, and graphics professionals, boasting the distinction of being the world's largest in-person conference in this realm. Industry professionals converge at BPC for a multitude of reasons: 

  1. Education & Certification: Participants benefit from educational sessions and certification training tailored to enhance their expertise in various aspects of the field.
  2. Inspiring Content: Delve into thought-provoking presentations delivered by top-tier professionals and companies. 
  3. Team building: BPC fosters an environment conducive to building strong professional networks and collaborative relationships. 
  4. Networking Opportunities: With its reputation as the largest networking event in the field, BPC provides unparalleled opportunities to connect with a diverse community of like-minded professionals from across the globe. 
  5. Cross-Industry Representation: Attendees hail from diverse backgrounds, spanning government, business sectors, and beyond, ensuring a rich exchange of ideas and perspectives. 

As APMP's flagship event in the United States, BPC continually sets the standard for excellence in professional development and industry networking, making it a must-attend event for professionals seeking to excel in their respective fields. 

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Conference Registration

Our full conference registration grants access to the entire event, inclusive of most meals and all scheduled activities. Special networking events include the Regi-ception, scheduled for Sunday, June 2nd, from 6 PM to 8 PM, and the TARA on Tuesday, June 3rd, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. 

Member $1,400
Nonmember $1,571




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Certification Day

Sunday, June 2, 2024, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

APMP is offering a Foundation Level Certification Training and Exam at BPC NOLA. This is a separate registration from the event. This day-long intensive Foundation-level certification course includes lunch and will conclude with an in-person exam. Candidates should have at least one year of experience in a bid and proposals environment. This is available as an in-person offering only. At its completion, candidates sit the paper-based, multiple-choice exam. Initial results (pass/fail) are delivered on the same day. The testing organization will formally process and confirm official results via the APMG Candidate Portal within 2 working days of receipt of the exams. 

Cost for Certification Day: $760 (members), $965 (nonmembers)


Register for Certification Day


Cancellation/Transfer Policy for Conference and Certification Day Registrations: 

Registrations may be transferred to another individual at any time by contacting Member Services([email protected]). We will honor transfers reported in advance. 

If registration is canceled before April 8, 2024, we will refund the entire registration. 

If registration is canceled on or after April 8, 2024, we will refund 75% of the registration fee paid originally (Early Bird or Regular). 

If registration is canceled on or after April 29, 2024, we will refund 50% of the registration fee paid originally (Early Bird or Regular). 

If registration is canceled on or after May 17, 2024, there will be no refunds for cancellations. Again, registrations may be transferred to another individual at any time, provided we are notified beforehand. 


Conference Center and Hotel

Marriott New Orleans   
555 Canal Street   
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 70130 

APMP is happy to offer our attendees a discounted room rate. The Standard Room comes at a rate of $225/night. Simply click the button below and select “attendee” from the drop down. Please note you may need to scroll through the additional options to view the “Standard Room”.  Or you can choose to elevate your stay with enticing room upgrades. 

Book my room

If you would like to book a block of rooms of 20 or more, please contact Kelvin Vance, [email protected]



Airport: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 

Distance From Property: 15.3 Miles 

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Explore the culture and history of New Orleans, while enjoying APMP’s BPC US. Marvel at the architecture and gardens on the hotel's property and across the city. Located on Canal Street in the bustling French Quarter with streetcar access to Uptown and Mid-City, New Orleans Marriott makes it effortless to discover the Big Easy.  

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Please note that this schedule is a condensed version of the agenda, highlighting key events and activities for each day.  

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Sunday, June 2: 

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Certification Day Registration 
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Foundation Level Certification - Training and Exam, Sponsored in part by Strategic Proposals 
  • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM: BPC Registration, Sponsored by SMA: The Program Lifecycle Company 
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: First-Time Attendees Workshop 
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: BPC Regi-ception Sponsored in part by Loopio 

Monday, June 3: 

  • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM: BPC Registration, Sponsored by SMA: The Program Lifecycle Company     
  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Attendee Breakfast  
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Conference Kick-off & Opening Keynote Various breakout sessions, lunch, and affinity group meetings throughout the day 
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Fellows Reception (Invitation Only) 

Tuesday, June 4: 

  • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM: BPC Registration, Sponsored by SMA: The Program Lifecycle Company       
  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Attendee Breakfast  
  • 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM: Morning Welcome & Plenary Session  
  • Various breakout sessions, lunch, and chapter leader lunch throughout the day 
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: The TARA, Sponsored in part by Loopio 

Wednesday, June 5: 

  • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM: BPC Registration, Sponsored by SMA: The Program Lifecycle Company         
  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Attendee Breakfast  
  • 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM: Morning Welcome & Plenary Session 
  • Various breakout sessions throughout the morning 
  • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Closing Ceremony & Cash Prize Giveaways 



Attending BPC NOLA not only offers enriching experiences but also grants you the opportunity to earn 12 CEUs/CPDs. These credits will be automatically added to your tracker by June 14th 

Event App

BPC NOLA will utilize Zoom Events for this year's conference. Attendees can expect a seamless experience as they engage with our event content and networking opportunities. Mark your calendars for May 13th, when attendees will be integrated into the event app. 

Please note that to access our event via Zoom Events, a free Zoom account is required. Ensure your Zoom account email aligns with the email associated with your APMP account for smooth access. 


 Would you like to exhibit at BPC NOLA? Reach out to Chelsea Mackenzie at [email protected] to explore the sponsorship opportunities available.

Partner Level

Platinum Level

Diamond Level

Gold Level

Silver Level

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship questions, please contact Chelsea MacKenzie, APMP’s Event Coordinator, at [email protected].


  1. What is the Regiception and TARA event? 
    1. The Regi-ception is the kickoff of the conference at BPC US and includes pre-check-in, while indulging in delectable passed appetizers and refreshments from our bars. Fuelled by high energy, this gathering in our exhibitor area presents a prime opportunity to forge valuable connections with fellow attendees and exhibitors alike. 
    2. The TARA (The Art of Reconnecting Annually) is our grand conference celebration encompassing networking, engaging activities, delectable cuisine, and refreshing libations. Immerse yourself in the themed ambiance and engaging activities tailored for attendees, creating unforgettable moments of connection and camaraderie. 
  2. Does my registration include the Regi-ception and TARA? 
    1. Yes, your full conference registration grants access to all conference content, including meals and events. 
  3. Can I bring someone with me to the TARA? 
    1. If your guest is not a conference attendee, you must purchase a Companion registration for them to attend. This pass provides access to both the Regi-ception and TARA. Please contact our Member Value Team to purchase. 
  4. I need an invoice for my registration for payment or reimbursement purposes. 
    1. Please contact our Member Value Team at [email protected], and they will gladly provide the necessary documentation. 
  5. How do I register multiple people for the event? 
    1. For assistance with registering multiple individuals, please reach out to our Member Value Team at [email protected], and they will assist you promptly. 
  6. What time should we arrive for the conference? 
    1. Our first gathering is on Sunday, June 2nd. We recommend arriving in time to join us for that event, whether it means arriving on Saturday or Sunday, based on your convenience. The event concludes on Wednesday, June 5th, at 12:15 PM. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly to join us for the closing ceremony. 
  7. Is there an event app we will be using? 
    1. Yes, we will utilize Zoom Events for the BPC NOLA. You will be added to the event app on May 13th. Please ensure that the email associated with your registration has a Zoom account. If not, you can create one for free to ensure access to the event app. 

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our Member Value Team at [email protected]. Feel free to contact our Event Coordinator, Chelsea MacKenzie, at [email protected]. We're here to assist you! 

Call for Presenters

The call for submissions for BPC NOLA has officially ended, and we are no longer accepting applications for this year's event. However, keep an eye out for BPC US 2025, as submissions will open in November 2024. Thank you to all who participated, and we look forward to an exciting event! 

This was my first APMP event, and I was wholly impressed. The energy in the room reignited my passion for this industry, and I can't wait to get back to my team to implement what I have learned.
Brittany Guzman
Brittany Guzman, CF APMP
The time was a good investment, and I expect to reap benefits now and in the future!
Kelly Erickson
Kelly Erickson, CF APMP