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Show Details:

Etihad Stadium (South Stand Entrance)
Ashton New Road
M11 3FF
9am – 5.30pm

Visitors to this exceptional event will gain real practical value and a very worthwhile learning experience.

With leading exhibiting organisations, and many inspiring FREE high quality presentations to choose from this unmissable event provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn from leading industry experts.

You will get right up to date with the latest tools, solutions and services at the UK’s biggest and most important project event.

Who We Are

Project Challenge Manchester is the UK’s leading show for portfolio, programme and project management professionals, due to open its doors again on 12th October 2023.

The twice-yearly show attracts exhibitors from across the project management domain including training organisations and educators, software and tool providers, careers and recruitment specialists and professional associations.

Project Challenge Manchester is a one-stop shop for the latest developments in portfolio, programme and project management – ideal for practitioners to keep up to date with their profession.

The show also features presentations and seminars covering every aspect of portfolio, programme and project management.

Presentations focus on:

  • Masterclasses on all aspects of portfolio, programme and project management
  • Case studies and insights from leading project management organisations
  • A focus on learning and development – latest training and practical advice on development
  • Software and tool solutions to help organisations better manage their portfolio, programme and project management.

Thanks to our high-quality programme which encourages an excellent and superior attendance, admission to Project Challenge Manchester 2023 is free for delegates.

Speakers | Conference Programme | Stage One

James Baker

James Baker

CEO of Graphene@Manchester


Rupert Taylor, CEO / Co Founder of Kivue

Rupert Taylor

CEO / Co-Founder of Kivue


Gloria J Miller, Managing Consultant at Maxmetrics

Gloria J Miller

Managing Consultant/Founder of Maxmetrics


Gero Renker, Founder of Program Framework

Gero Renker

Founder of Program Framework


Liz Bohler

Liz Bohler

Senior Manager at MI-GSO PCUBED


(Panel Discussion)

Barney Harle

Barney Harle

Head of Major Projects at Manchester City Council


(Panel Discussion)

David Bleakman, Digital Security & Cyber Lead at Barclays Eagle Labs

David Bleakman

Digital Security & Cyber Lead at Barclays Eagle Labs


(Panel Discussion)

Roxana Lawton

Roxana Lawton

Director of Innovation Programmes at the IN4 Group


(Panel Discussion)

Nicholas Pimm

Nicholas Pimm

Change System Analyst at Novuna


John Edmonds, Senior Architect PPM at PeopleCert

John Edmonds

Senior Architect PPM



Kath Shackleton

Kath Shackleton

Senior Project Manager at Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture


Stuart Easton, CEO and co-founder at TransparentChoice

Stuart Easton

CEO & Co-Founder of TransparentChoice


Speakers | Commercial Workshop | Stage Two

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Executive Director at Major Projects Association


Lester Lovelock, Modern Work Management Practice Lead, Professional Services at CPS

Lester Lovelock

Modern Work Management Practice Lead, Professional Services at CPS


Victoria Richards

Victoria Richards

Head of Profession for Project Management at Jacobs


Carilyn Burman

Carilyn Burman

Director of Membership and Business Development at Association for Project Management (APM)


Rupert Taylor, CEO / Co Founder of Kivue

Rupert Taylor

CEO / Co Founder of Kivue


Ivan Lloyd CEO edison365

Ivan Lloyd

CEO of edison365


Jericho Mayor

Jericho Mayor

Key Account Manager at Planisware


Dan Dures, VP Customer Success at TransparentChoice

Dan Dures

VP Customer Success at TransparentChoice


Joel Markham, CEO and Founder at iCoTech

Joel Markham

CEO and Founder at iCoTech


Michelle Banner, Operations Director at ACostE

Michelle Banner

Operations Director at ACostE


Jonathan Falade, Project Manager at Project Consultancy Services

Jonathan Falade

Principal Consultant at Project Consultancy Services PCS



Henry Bennet
Marketing Manager

“It’s great to be back at Project Challenge.We’ve been proud sponsors of this event for a number of years.We’ve always had some great conversations and it’s one of the best project management events out there.I would recommend it to anyone.”

Tony Flower
Business Development Lead Northern Europe

“We’ve been coming to the conference for a few years now and we find a great opportunity to chat to people working in a project management environment,listen to some of their experiences and understand some of the challenges they face. We’ve found it inspiring to listen to the enthusiasm that people have for their learning and development journey and we look forward to carrying the conversation on.”

Gero Renker
Program Framework

“We’re at Project Challenge every year and we’re very excited to see so many different organisations looking for tools, really engaged and interested in finding out what we have to offer in terms of what’s possible for project management in the Microsoft cloud.”

Victoria Graham
Training ByteSize
Managing Director

“We support the event every year and it’s lovely to see so many people and meet some of our new customers here as well.”

John Lewis
Ninth Wave
Commercial Director

“This is our 20th year exhibiting at Project Challenge which has worked very well for us. We’re very pleased with the way the show was organised in terms of the quality of the delegates and the great people we have met and talked to. We can’t praise it enough!”

Joel Walker

“It’s the second time we’ve come to this great event. It’s really nice to see lots of people with the same challenges and learning more about the solutions.It’s a great place to be able to exhibit and we’re looking forward to coming to the next event later this year. If you want to exhibit PPM solutions in the future I couldn’t recommend this more.”

Lester Lovelock
CPS (Corporate Project Solutions)
Head of Practice - Modern Work Management

“I came to Project Challenge this year to talk to customers and potential customers about the challenges that they might be facing with project portfolio management and business transformation and how tools can help in the optimisation. It’s a really great event so far – great footfall and a very impressive set of attendees. I’m looking forward to a lot more great conversations.”

Janice Shapiro
Marketing Lead

“This is our seventh or eighth year. We come here year after year because we find it’s a really targeted show for us and helps us get great new clients. It’s been a very different experience this year but so far so good – we’ve met some fantastic people and I’m looking forward to a really productive afternoon.”

Lynne Thorne
Business Development Director

“We help organisations and individuals manage change and build capability through projects, programmes and portfolios. That’s why it’s so important we’re here today at Project Challenge to really help them look at education, skills, leadership, coaching and all things regarding change. It’s been a really positive day today and it’s great to see so many people here.”

Delegate Profile

Widely acknowledged as the leading UK event for organisations working with projects, programmes, process and resource.

The last Project Challenge show included many exhibiting organisations, plus high quality seminar sessions delivered from open zones within the exhibition hall.

It is designed to provide delegates with considerable practical benefits and a very valuable learning experience.

The majority of our visitor type are of senior level, comprising:

  • C-suite personnel
  • Business change director
  • Head of planning, PMO, change and project controls
  • Head of portfolio, programme, implementation, project and quality
  • Head of risk
  • Managing director
  • Operations excellence lead
  • Vice president, project delivery

Project Challenge delegates:

A qualified senior audience spanning dedicated project, programme, portfolio, PMO, change, transformation and business management job roles.

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