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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 Business Development Director, [email protected].

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 certifications, starting from the foundation to the professional level, help individuals from diverse timeframes in their careers.
Mayura Ravishankar, Proposal Associate
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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Shubhada Kulkarni, CP APMP
APMP has been instrumental in my success and has given me a framework in which to coach and mentor the bid and proposal stars of the future.
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Ceri Mescall, CPP APMP
Without APMP, I would not have the tools or knowledge of the industry to have the career I have today and the success I have experienced.
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Liz Megli, CF APMP
I never want to be complacent in my career, so it has been beneficial to have this group of peers who are going through similar trials and tribulations in the proposal world on a day-to-day basis.
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Jill Zander, CF APMP
As a sales coach, the executive summary is vital for capturing and proposing management activities. This is an excellent addition to our members' professional standing, and I look forward to many more micro certifications.
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Suzanne Shields, CPP APMP, ES-M APMP
The Executive Summary is the key element of each proposal, literally the most important part of the response next to the price – this is why my focus was on this micro certification. Understanding the principles of Deal-Strategy, Win-Strategy, Competitor-Analysis, Ghosting, Persuasive Writing, Features/Benefits/Discriminators, and many more is essential and beneficial for so much more than just the Executive Summary.
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Florian Lamisch, CF APMP, ES-M APMP
Being an active APMP certified practitioner allowed me to recognize my hidden potential multifold (40u40, BPC Awards, BPC Speaker) and give back to the profession through the APMP community.
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Karthik Koutharapu, CP APMP
I love that my high scores in English and grammar from grade school finally paid off! I understand where I fit in professionally with a career that is rewarding on many levels. I owe all of this to APMP!
Bette Sturino, CP APMP