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2011 Conference Logo22nd Annual APMP® International Conference & Exhibits
Sheraton Downtown, Denver, Colorado
31 May - 3 June 2011

Download the Conference Brochure with the final schedule, abstracts and biographies.

We are pleased to announce our Keynote Speakers:

Phillip Michler

Phillip MichlerPhillip is the Mega Event Director of PROPROJEKT GmbH, a company that specializes in the large-scale planning processes of real estate, infrastructure and mega-event bids. After obtaining his diploma in Architecture, he finished his Master’s degree in International Project Management at the beginning of 2005, before starting to work with the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Organizing Committee in Germany. In 2007, he joined PROPROJEKT, working on international mega-event bids, such as Munich's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, and Baku's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. He was the lead project director for Abu Dhabi's winning bids for the 2009 and 2010 FIFA Club World Cups, and most recently for Qatar's winning bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™.

PROPROJEKT, together with Albert Speer & Partner GmbH and Serviceplan Agency Group for Innovative Communication GmbH, developed the proposal for Qatar’s successful 2022 FIFA World Cup™ bid. The concepts were presented in a 750-page document, with thousands of pages of additional technical annexes. To obtain this result,  complex bid management was required to strategically guide and coordinate the huge number of stakeholders involved. Innovative FIFA World Cup™ solutions including stadium designs, transportation, cooling systems, environmental protection plans, financing, marketing, security, accommodation and many more were convincingly presented. Phillip Michler will present an overview of the complex Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup™ bidding process and illustrate how FIFA were convinced that the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East would be a great opportunity for football and the world.

Rear Admiral Patrick D. Moneymaker, USN, Ret.

Pat MoneymakerPat is a director of Kforce Inc. He was previously President and CEO of Proxy Aviation Systems, CEO of Kforce Government Holdings, Inc., and CEO, Operating Officer and President of Ocean Systems Engineering Corporation (OSEC). From 1968-1998, he was an officer in the U.S. Navy, ultimately achieving the rank of Rear Admiral.

Pat is a native of San Francisco, California, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of San Francisco. He earned his naval aviator's wings in 1971, and flew combat operations in the Gulf of Tonkin, flying 91 combat missions before hostilities ceased in 1973. He graduated from Navy Flight Weapons School (TOPGUN) in 1986. Pat was chosen to command the Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, leading the team through the 1989 and 1990 seasons. He later served as director, Command and Control Warfare Division on the OPNAV staff, and director for command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems for U.S. Strategic Command, prior to assuming command of Naval Space Command in 1997.

In the course of his career, Pat has accumulated over 6,000 flight hours and 1,000 carrier landings. He has been awarded the Legion of Merit (with one gold star), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with one gold star), the Strikeflight Air Medal (with seven subsequent awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (with Combat "V”), the Presidential Unit Citation, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and various campaign medals.

Steven S. Myers

Steven S. MyersSteve is a highly successful serial entrepreneur and global thought leader on business competitiveness. He founded Aerospace & Defense Industry management-consulting firm SM&A in 1982. He took the company public in 1998, and remained as Chairman & CEO until 2007. He spearheaded industry-changing innovations for winning U.S. Government programs, leading more than $360 Billion in competitions over 25 years with a win rate of 86%. SM&A grew to 450 employees and $100M in revenue and was sold to Odyssey Investment Partners in 2008.

Steve graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Mathematics. He is an Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" for Software and Information Services. He serves on a number of public service and corporate boards. He serves on the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. He is Chairman of the Orange County Homeland Security Advisory Council. At the Pacific Council on International Policy he serves as Chairman of their National Security Membership Committee.

Steve’s investment company, Dolphin Capital Holdings invests in companies with innovative business strategies, ranging from stem cell research to nano-materials development. He is a frequent lecturer on entrepreneurship at the USC Marshall School of Business.

Steve is also highly accomplished aviator, and two-time Air Force veteran. At the end of the Cold War, Steve was the first Westerner to fly an aircraft into the Kamchatka Peninsula in Far-Eastern Russia. There, he led the creation of one of the first Russian-American joint ventures. He's written a book about those experiences, which should be in publication this year.

Dr. Chet Richards

Dr. Chet RichardsChet was a close associate of the late USAF Col. John R. Boyd, whose pioneering work on agility is reflected in the design of all modern fighter aircraft and forms the underpinning of the US Marine Corps' doctrine of maneuver warfare. Chet's collaboration with Boyd was described in Robert Coram's best selling book, Boyd, the Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War.

He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Mississippi, where he was commissioned in the US Army Corps of Engineers. He retired with the rank of colonel in the USAF Reserve in 1999, serving as the Air Attaché (Reserve) to Saudi Arabia.

In his four-decade career, Chet has worked for or with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, CACI, the CIA, DIA, and the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy. He is Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Quantitative Methods at Kennesaw State University near Atlanta and teaches in the Executive MBA program in KSU's Cox Family Enterprise Center. He is also affiliated with, and represented by, the Atlanta public relations firm, J. Addams & Partners.

Chet has continued John Boyd's work through teaching, research, lecturing and consulting on applications ranging from national security to business. He is the author of four books on these subjects, most recently If We Can Keep It on national defense policy and Certain to Win on business strategy, and numerous articles, op-eds, and academic papers.

Dr. Tom Sant

Dr. Tom SantA former college professor, standup comic, and founder of two successful firms, Tom has had an extraordinary impact on the way business people communicate. Named the world's foremost authority on winning sales proposals by the American Management Association, he is the author of the best-selling Persuasive Business Proposals, The Giants of Sales, and The Language of Success.

As the founder of The Sant Corporation (now Qvidian), Tom invented the world's first proposal automation system, the first Web-based content configuration system for producing proposals, letters, and presentations in 1995, and the first system for automatically analyzing and responding to complex RFPs. Today the latest versions of these systems are used by companies around the world.

Tom was named one of the top ten sales trainers in the world by Selling Power Magazine. Through his consulting firm, Hyde Park Partners, he provides consulting and training programs primarily focusing on sales process improvement, the creation of compelling value propositions, and the development of winning sales proposals.