Hello PPMA members and friends

As you will probably be aware, next week is the PPMA Annual Conference. We are really excited, as I hope, are those of you attending. Especially as this will be our first in person conference for 3 years as our last one was held in 2019.

This year we’ll be at the iconic Midland Hotel in sunny Manchester and the full conference is over 3 days, starting at lunchtime on Wednesday 27th April and closes at lunchtime on Friday 29th April. Based on past experience, this works best as it allows for convenient travel arrangements either side. And for those who aren’t able to join us for the full event, we have attendees who will be there for just 2 days, or are only attending our fantastic Gala Awards Dinner Celebration on Thursday evening.

We have a really great line up of speakers on a variety of current and highly topical HR/OD subject matters, including chief executives, HR/OD thought leaders and HR/OD leaders sharing best practice insights and Peter Cheese, Chief Exec of CIPD will be closing the conference.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to meet our wonderful PPMA sponsors and visit the wide variety of exhibition stands, so that you can better understand the contributions they can all make to your organisations.

But, the most anticipated thing about the conference is the ability, at last , to network with colleagues, friends and like minded people, to learn, have fun and also forget about the day job for a bit.

I look forward to meeting you next week, and if you haven’t got a ticket yet, it’s not too late. Contact [email protected] to make your booking.

Full details of the PPMA conference speakers, sessions, timings and booking details can be found at  www.ppma.org.uk/ppma-conference-2022/

Steve Davies, PPMA President