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Capture & Business Development Conference

If you are registered for CBDC, to access the conference, please use the Whova app. Instructions were sent to the email address in your APMP profile.

APMP’s Capture & Business Development Conference (CBDC) Online is a full one-day, information-packed conference specifically designed for professionals and their companies who are responsible for winning new business. Attendees will get expert opinions, APMP-approved best practices, and valuable mindshare on what it takes to look around corners, access opportunities, and move the team forward to win in today’s technology-driven capture and business development marketplace.

Attending this conference puts you in the middle of a who’s who in the Capture and Business Development community and helps you leave with actionable takeaways.

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Member $200
Nonmember $243
Corporate Member $85



Event Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be honored up until 5:00 PM on November 16, 2022. There are no cancellations after that time.

Certification Event

Initial Training – Only for CBDC registrants at no additional cost

When: November 17 at 9:00 AM EST

Where: CBDC Whova App (must be registered for CBDC to attend)

How Long: 30 mins

Learning Objectives:

  1. Introduce the Capture Practitioner certification - benefits, prerequisites, and the exam
  2. Introduce the Academy course for CBDC - how it will work, next steps


  • Why Capture Practitioner?
  • What is the exam like?
  • Prerequisites
  • Top 3 tips to pass
  • The BidCraft Academy - real eLearning
  • The CBDC course next steps - online at a time that suits you (self-paced bite-sized lessons), then a seminar for questions and discussion of sample questions, and focused training

Register for Capture Practitioner Training and Exam - $600 for APMP Members


What is included? eLearning, Live seminar, and Capture Practitioner Exam Voucher


When: from the November 17 until December 1 - study when you like in bite-sized lessons

Where: Online at BidCraft Academy

How Long: 2.5 hrs

Learning Objectives: Be prepared to take the exam with confidence

Course Covers: the exam, being proctored, the question types and how to answer them, and the syllabus and key points of revision. See BidCraft Academy.

Live Seminar

When: December 1 at TBD

Where: Teams call (interactive)

How long: 2 hrs

Learning objectives: Get exam ready


  1. Q&A on learning so far
  2. Walked examples of the question types with discussion
  3. Exam management
  4. Focus topics
    • Cap strategy
    • Capture roles and team selection
    • Getting Bid Mgt support
    • Stakeholders
    • Teaming
    • Negotiation
    • Presentations
    • Gates
Capture Practitioner Exam

A Capture Practitioner Exam voucher will be issued to each registrant. The voucher will be used to book the candidate’s exam online for the time and date of the candidate’s choosing. For more information on taking the Capture Practitioner Exam, please refer to the testing organization’s website.



For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julia Duke, APMP’s Chief Operating Officer, [email protected].

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Laura Rispin, CP ES-M APMP
Being a part of APMP, I get access to the knowledge and experience of great leaders and mentors from the community. I have learned a great deal from the webinars and conferences I attended on diverse topics from career progression in Proposal Management, trends (such as automation) in PreSales to achieving work-life balance, and handling burn-outs – all real-life experiences.
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APMP has provided an incredible platform for seasoned individuals from the Proposal and Bid Management profession and young professionals who want to start their careers in this field.
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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.
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