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Dear SPM members and partners in the construction professions,

Building and infrastructural projects are getting larger and more complex. Complexity is not just due to scale, there are higher levels of technical challenges, more technological innovations, more varied stakeholder requirements and expectations, and project operating environment has become more demanding.

Higher levels of project management skills are expected. How do project managers, as leaders of project teams, meet these challenges?

The Society of Project Managers welcomes you to join our one-day Project Management Conference on 9 November 2017 on the theme – Project Management at the Cutting Edge.  

Come join us! Our six esteemed speakers will share their experiences in projects like the Changi Airport Terminal 4 and Jurong Rock Caverns, and on the developments in project management on the international front. The GAPPS PM Standards, which is adopted for the Accreditation Scheme of SPM, will also be touched on.

Register now and see you at the conference!

Best regards,
Society of Project Managers
Concorde Hotel Singapore
Concorde Ballroom, Level 3
100 Orchard Road, Singapore 238840

Thursday, 9th November 2017, 0900 to 1700 hrs

SPM Member                                         : S$ 100 
CIJC / U Associate / NTUC Member    : S$ 120
Non-Member                                          : S$ 150

Seats will be secured when you register with remittance latest by 6 November 2017.

Program Details
November 2017
SPM CPD: 10 Points
PEB CPD: 5 Points
BOA-SIA CPD: 2 Points 
BCA: 7 CET Hours 
Accredited by PE Board, Board of Architects CPD Programmes and BCA Academy
Supported by: 
Sponsored by:

Mr Heng Chee How
Deputy Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)
Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office


Global Collaboration for the Project Professions

Synopsis: For over a decade the Global Alliance for the Project Professions (GAPPS) has been providing an independent benchmark and a basis for transportability and mutual recognition of project based standards and qualifications.  This presentation will provide background and current status of this volunteer driven initiative that provides a platform for global collaboration in advancing project management.
Professor Lynn Crawford
Director, Project Management Program
The University of Sydney

Professor Lynn Crawford is Director of the Project Management Program at The University of Sydney and was previously a Director of Human Systems International, working with leading corporations and government agencies, assisting them in benchmarking and improving their organizational project and program management capability as part of a global knowledge network.

Research interests include project and program management competence, business change, disaster management and differences in project management practices across project types and industries. Her work has been published in numerours journal articles and research monographs.

Professor Crawford has been actively engaged in the development of global standards for project management since the late 1990s and was instrumental in the formation of the Global Alliance for the Project Professions (GAPPS) of which she is a Director. She is an Honorary Fellow of the APM(UK) and recipient of the Sir Monty Finniston award for lifetime achievement in project management practice and research; Life Fellow of the AIPM; Honorary Fellow of IPMA, recipient of the 2011 IPMA Research Achievement Award; and formerly Co-Vice Chair of PMI’s Global Accreditation Center.


Design Philosophy and Programme Management for Innovation
The Journey behind Changi Airport Terminal 4

Synopsis: Speaker Ms Poh Li San will provide an insight to the strategic considerations for the design philosophy of Changi Airport Terminal 4. She will also discuss the programme management approach to incorporate innovative ideas and new technology in planning, design development, procurement, construction and stakeholder engagement. Finally, the speaker will recount the challenges encountered and solutions taken to address them.
Ms Poh Li San
Vice President
(Terminal 4 Programme Management Office)
Changi Airport Group

Li San is the Vice President (Terminal 4 Programme Management Office) of the Changi Airport Group. She oversees the entire programme for the development of T4 from its early conceptualisation in 2012 through to its opening in Oct 2017. In particular, she oversees the concept planning and design development; stakeholders engagement; schedule, budget, quality and risk management during the construction phase; and its art programme. 
Ms Poh was Vice President (Budget Terminal) from 2010 till 2012, where she oversaw operations and maintenance of the terminal. She was instrumental in planning and executing its closure to make way for the construction of T4. 
Prior to joining Changi Airport Group, Li San started out her career as a helicopter Search and Rescue pilot and military officer in the Republic of Singapore Air Force for sixteen years. She also served as the Aide-de-comp to the President of Republic of Singapore.

Advancing Project Management: Leveraging Innovation & Technology

Synopsis: The construction industry constantly faces the dilemma of balancing timeliness, quality, productivity and resource efficiency. Through “rethinking and rationalising the way we build” and innovating (including harnessing VDC+BIM to facilitate design development and coordination through to construction, PPVC, and QAQC process re-engineering), Jeremy will share how these have given rise to a different approach to managing projects, the positive outcomes derived and challenges faced.
Dr Jeremy Wu
Executive Director
BBR Holding's General Construction Division (Singapore Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd)

Dr Jeremy Wu is the Executive Director of BBR Holding’s General Construction Division (Singapore Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd; Singa Development Pte Ltd), BBR Greentech Pte Ltd and Angels Medical Pte Ltd. He is also the Corporate Development Director of BBR Holdings (S) Ltd, and SCAL Council Member. 

Jeremy was previously General Manager of Keong Hong Holdings Ltd and Director (Business Development & Contracts) of PM Link Pte Ltd, CPG Corporation. At Keong Hong, he was responsible for the overall performance of the construction division which includes managing corporate and site operations, its projects and project staff, QEHS, and driving progress, productivity & profitability of projects. At CPG, he was responsible for the business plans and expansion of the project management arm (reporting to MD, PMLink) & the corporation-at-large (reporting to CEO) in Singapore and the region.  

His project-involvement includes The Esplanade- Theatres on the Bay, The National Library Board Building, One George Street Office Complex, Integrated Civil Service College Complex and Twin-Waterfalls EC Development. Jeremy’s Clients include Fortis Healthcare Conglomerate (Fortis Colorectal Hospital), Kerry Logistics Group (Kerry Logistics Hub @ Tampines), Al-Futtaim Group (Robinsons Flagship Stores @ The Heeren & JEM), and First Gulf Bank (Jurong Aromatics Complex).

During his years in Australia, Jeremy also undertook a 3-year lectureship (assistant professor level) in project and facilities management, and was Director of the Construction Management & Facilities Management Programs @ School of Architecture & Building, Deakin University. His industry research projects and publications include:
• The Sydney Opera House- Facilities Management (FM) Exemplar Project supported by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, and Resources (in collaboration with CSIRO);
• Office Churn for the Facility Management Association of Australia.

A Case Study on Innovative Infrastructure – Jurong Rock Caverns

Synopsis: Jurong Rock Caverns (JRC) is South East Asia’s first commercial underground rock caverns facility for liquid hydrocarbons storage. With a land area of only 716 km2, Singapore has to be creative and resourceful with its land use. JTC, being the government agency responsible for industrial infrastructure development, has implemented innovative ways to create and optimise land use to support economic growth. With JRC, JTC spearheaded the new paradigm of going into great subterranean depths to sustain Singapore’s long-term economic growth.  JRC exemplifies the country’s efforts in overcoming land constraints by constructing space underground. JTC is able to save up to 60 ha of Singapore’s precious land space - sufficient for housing up to six petrochemicals plants- to support and sustain the growth of higher value-added industries. 

Most of Singapore’s man-made subterranean structures are at most 60m underground. Located 150m below the ground, JRC is the deepest known underground public works endeavour in Singapore to date, making it an engineering and construction feat. Adding to the complexity is the challenge of having to construct the caverns 130m beneath the seabed. The caverns can provide a total oil storage space of 1.47 mil m3.  

This presentation highlights the key considerations and challenges in the development planning, project management, and physical implementation of JRC.

Mr Teo Tiong Yong
Public Projects Division
JTC Corporation

Teo Tiong Yong is the Director of Public Projects Division of JTC Corporation, Singapore’s lead agency responsible for the development of industrial infrastructure to support and catalyse the growth of industries and enterprises. He joined JTC in 2006 as a Senior Principal Engineer (Civil & Structural). Leveraging on his past experience in MINDEF’s cavern project and PUB’s deep tunnelling sewerage project, Tiong Yong contributed significantly to the success of the Jurong Rock Caverns project.

In July 2014, Tiong Yong was appointed Director, Innovative Space Division, where he led the development of innovative industrial space solutions which included the development of specialised industrial buildings, marine infrastructures and underground developments, such as the JTC Space @Tuas and Space @Tampines North.

Following the appointment of JTC as the Centre of Excellence for building and infrastructure projects, Tiong Yong was appointed to his current position in April 2016 where he oversees the provision of project management services to government agencies. He also continues with his role as JTC’s caverns domain expert.

Tiong Yong holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He is a Professional Engineer (Singapore). In 2015, he was awarded the “Outstanding Project Manager of the Year” by the Society of Project Managers.

Achieving Sustainability through Social Responsibility, Enterprise Risk Management and Project Management

Synopsis: The assumption underpinning this presentation is that organisations want to be in business for the foreseeable future.  In other words they want their organisation to be sustainable and resilient. There are a variety of risks that threaten an organisation’s sustainability. This presentation will focus on the need to integrate several concepts that are required should the goal of sustainability be achieved. These concepts include Enterprise Risk Management (understanding both the threats and opportunities), Being Socially Responsible (it is not just about making money) and then Project Management (the method to deliver the sustainability objective).  This presentation has been delivered at a number of forums in Indonesia including the Indonesian Risk Managers Forum in 2016, The RMIS Global Conference in Sydney in 2017 and on several occasions in conjunction with The Most Valued Business concept that involves being socially responsible whilst doing good business and making a difference. 
Mr Tony Simmonds
President Director, Interlink Technology Indonesia
Director, GAPPS

Tony is a Certified Practicing Project Director, Certified Practicing Risk Manager and Certified Management Consultant and has been involved in the project management area for the last 40 years in a variety of roles, contexts and countries including Indonesia and Australia, Defence, Health and Safety, Infrastructure, Telecommunications, and Manufacturing amongst others, as a consultant and trainer, and now the owner of an Australian based Registered Training Organisation that has qualifications in Project Management, Integrated Risk Management and Consultancy.  Tony is also the CEO of the Australian Mining, Infrastructure, Energy and Resources Chamber of Indonesia, President Director of Interlink Technology Indonesia, a Director of the Global Alliance for Project Professions (GAPPS).
Ms Maria R. Nindita Radyati PhD
Founder and Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship Change & Third Sector, Trisakti University

Maria R. Nindita Radyati is a PhD from University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. She is an Edupreneur (Educator and Entrepreneur).  She is the Executive Director at CECT (Center for Entrepreneurship, Change and Third Sector) at Trisakti University. CECT is a research center that operates as think-thank and Consultant for private sector in the area of CSR and Social Enterprise. She is the Deputy Head of CSR Committee at the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce; a Board of Advisor in WIGBI (Women in Global Business), established by Austrade; a regular column writer about CSR in Media Indonesia newspaper; a scriptwriter and TV Host for a special show about CSR at Metro TV (the biggest News TV in Indonesia). She provided Academic Review to the House of Representative for the drafting of CSR Law. Her books are: “CSR for Community Economic Development”; “Sustainable Business and CSR”; and “Organisational Governance based on ISO 26000: a Toolbox”. She received two awards: “Top Academician” in 2012 and the “Pioneer of Social Enterprise Education in Indonesia” in 2014.  Maria also holds a Certificate IV in Integrated Risk Management.

Uncovering the Complexities of a Broadcast Building Project

Synopsis: The Mediacorp Group (Mediacorp) is arguably one of Singapore’s key cultural institutions – informing, entertaining and educating the populace in all four main languages over more than 7 decades. On 9 Dec 2010 Mediacorp announced its decision to embark on the development of a new headquarters and media production facilities at One-North and move from its premise at Caldecott Hill; where Mediacorp had been at since 1966. After almost 4 years of construction, the new Mediacorp building was completed and opened by Singapore’s Prime Minister in December 2015. 

This presentation will give an insight into the project management role from perspective of Mediacorp’s Project Managers. The new Mediacorp building is no ordinary building. Its purpose is to house media production, administration and operations for today’s digital media-savvy audience. A major relocation of a media production facility is rare among media businesses, let alone one that is not only Singapore’s national broadcaster but also one with diverse media assets spanning television, radio, news, press, digital, transmission, production and pre/post editing facilities.  

The challenge given to its in-house Project Team is to enable, a creative, connected, collaborative and enterprising culture to compete in a fast paced ever changing media environment. To this endeavour, the “project” is more than simply a building and construction project. Distilled from this vision, the project team aims to achieve the following: 

•    A catalyst for a connected, enterprising and collaborative office for its almost 3000 staff.
•    Bring audiences closer and more connected to Mediacorp.
•    A flexible infrastructure that enables easy integration of advanced technologies in an ever-changing media business environment.  

Some of the experiences to be shared include, management of technical complexities, stakeholder management, utilization of BIM to achieved project objectives, integration of broadcast systems, collaborative office design, building workflow management and project administration.  

Mr Kenneth Ng
Vice President 

Mandai Parks Development 

Kenneth Ng has almost 25 years of experience in the construction and project management industry. Throughout these years, he has been involved in several private and public projects, from concept development through to construction and completion.  Having worked as a client, developer, consultant and contractor, he has gained a gamut of experience in leading projects of varied type and scale. 

In the past 12 years, he had been involved in large scale complex projects. Kenneth was Director of the Mediacorp project at One-North, Buona Vista, Singapore, from 2011 to 2016. The Mediacorp project was the development of a new broadcast building facility involving the latest in broadcast, production, exhibition and office technologies, for Singapore’s national broadcaster, Mediacorp Pte Ltd.    

Kenneth is currently Vice President of Mandai Parks Development, to build Singapore’s new nature attractions precinct at Mandai. This 63.9Ha, multi-billion-dollar integrated nature and wildlife destination will feature a new Bird Park, a Rainforest Park, an indoor nature-themed attraction, transport & visitor hubs, public park spaces and a 350~400 key resort accommodation. Kenneth is leading the Project Management team at Mandai, consisting of the Project management, Construction Management, Cost & Contract, Planning, Risk Management and EHS departments.         

During the past 12 years, he had the privilege in working on some of Singapore’s more iconic developments, such as: 
•    Redevelopment of the National Museum of Singapore (including exhibition works), 
•    Gardens by the Bay, Singapore (competition stage),  
•    Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Singapore 
•    Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa Integrated Resort, Singapore
•    The Borealis 5000, a 5000 ton capacity, 127m boom mast crane & offshore construction vessel, and
•    Mediacorp Building at One-North.

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