Speaker Guidelines: Business Process Management Conference Europe

Business Process Management Conference Europe 2019 – London, UK – 21-24 October 

2019 Call for Speakers

We will be issuing the call for speakers for our 2019 conference in early March 2019.  If you would like to be informed when this has been published please e-mail jeremy.hall@irmuk.co.uk and mention which conference you would like to receive the call for speakers for.   To give you some guidance of what to expect you can view the 2018 Call for Speakers below as the 2019 format will be similar to the one below.

For information on sponsorship opportunities including sponsored speaking sessions please contact shane@irmuk.co.uk

2018 Call for Speakers

Call for Speakers Deadline 27 April 2018 

Business Process Innovation to Deliver Customer Value and Business Agility

SECTION 1: Key points

Presentation proposals are now being accepted for the 13th Annual Business Process Management Conference Europe 2018, scheduled for 22-25  October 2018 at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, UK. The conference is produced by IRM UK, and the Process Renewal Group, and supported by BPTrends, and will again be co-located with EAC2018.

Do you or any of your team have a formal presentation to contribute to this event? Please note we limit two speakers per submission. The first speaker will be entitled to attend the first 3 days of the event free of charge. The second speaker would have to pay a highly reduced fee (80% reduction) to attend the event.

There will also be a Business Architecture Track at the conference so we also invite you to submit proposals around this topic as well.

The deadline for submissions is 27 April 2018.

Case Studies

Case study proposals involving participants engaged in BPM efforts associated with the topics listed below will be given preference in the selection process. If you are a consultant or technology vendor, your selection will be greatly aided by co-presenting with a client from an operational business or nonprofit agency.

BPM Conference Europe 2018, Call for Presentations

The following outlines the themes for BPM Europe 2018. The topics shown will be a guide for the selection of speakers. Topics similar to or related to those shown will be considered as well if they support the overall message of Creating Value through Process Management. There will also be a Business Architecture track at the event and you can also submit on this topic here.

Creating Customer Value Business Process Digitalization
These sessions will focus on delivering measurable value to customers. They will feature methods that ensure an outside – in approach to process design for the customer in terms optimizing their journey and experience. These sessions will focus on end to end automation of value streams. The digital customer experience and new digitalized processes as well as opportunities for renewed business models will be featured.
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Value determination: customers’ needs and expectations
  • The customer experience and journey
  • Outside-in process design
  • Value process mapping: Chains, streams and processes
  • Customer journey mapping
  • User stories and storytelling
  • Balancing customer value with compliance and risk
  • End to end business design for digital
  • Value chain / stream innovation
  • The omni-channel challenge
  • Digital processes: customer in control
  • New technologies to enable business model transformation
    • Machine learning and AI
    • RPA
    • IoT
    • Blockchain
  • New digital business models
Business Process Architecture: Value Chains, Value Streams and Processes The Management of the Process Centric Enterprise
These sessions will focus on the design and use of process architecture models and their interaction with other related architectural and implementation models required for effective business architecture and process execution. These sessions will focus on the human and organization sides of Business process management. It will delve into the execution of cross functional business processes in a modern or evolving enterprise.
  • Defining the process architecture
  • Process design for business agility
  • Aligning business capabilities with processes
  • Assuring traceability with business strategy
  • Using process frameworks Developing a balanced process scorecard
  • Model management and governance
  • Deriving an effective investment portfolio
  • Using the architecture in process improvement
  • Fostering an environment of true continuous improvement
  • Adaptable, resilient organization structures
  • Assessing cultural maturity and readiness
  • Getting executives to understand why process management is essential for agility
  • Transitioning to a process culture
  • Self-managing organizations
  • Extended value chains – many companies – one customer
  • Re-aligning management incentives
  • Process governance
  • The process management support group: roles and essential services
  • The use of process management and decision technologies
Advanced Process Analysis and Design: Techniques for Business Architects and Analysts
These sessions will focus on proven and innovative methods that business analysts and architects will need to be successful in their practices.
  • Innovative techniques in process analysis, modelling and improvement
  • Process analysis and design canvases
  • Process modelling techniques and notations
  • Process documentation and modelling notation standards
  • Decision management and business rules
  • Case management
  • Designing agile business processes
  • Leveraging process models in agile software development
  • Aligning business processes with business capabilities


Please read the Speaker Guidelines below carefully before preparing your abstract, and submit your proposal in the Application Form Section accessed at the bottom of this page.

Please direct any questions regarding submissions to Jeremy.hall@irmuk.co.uk &  Shane Mcglynn at shane@irmuk.co.uk

Sponsorship opportunities are available:

Please contact Shane Mcglynn at shane@irmuk.co.uk

SECTION 2: Speaker Guidelines:

Speaker Guidelines for BPM2018

Please read these guidelines carefully before you make your submission, and ensure it reaches us by 22 April 2018.

We are looking for:

  • Fifty minute conference sessions (plan for 45 minutes speaking time, to allow for questions)
  • Pre & Post Conference Workshops (3 hours or 6 hours)
  • One hour conference Keynotes (plan for 50 minutes speaking time, to allow for questions)

We normally receive a large number of submissions for this conference, and take a wide range of factors into account in making selections, including feedback from previous conferences and the need to provide a balanced programme. A shortlist of the most promising abstracts is sent to an advisory panel, drawn from BPM specialists and corporate practitioners, for comment before a final decision is made.

Please submit your abstract directly on our website using the submission form accessed at the bottom of this page. You may submit more than one abstract.

Your abstract should keep strictly to the limit of 120 -150 words, clearly outlining your content. Please also add 3 bullet points at the end to summarise your key messages on what delegates will learn.

Your abstract should be sufficiently polished for inclusion in the conference brochure and must achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide enough information for us to evaluate your submission relative to others. To aid the evaluation , you may include additional relevant information in section 3C of the submission form.
  • Be attractive to conference attendees and help them to select the sessions most valuable to them, given their interests and level of maturity of their architecture experience.

Based on previous conference feedback and programme assessments, here are some tips to help you maximise your chances of being selected.


  • Be specific and concrete about what you will be presenting and how the audience will benefit from it. Do use the bullet points at the end to highlight the key takeaways.
  • Demonstrate real-world achievements, showing examples of BPM content if possible, and describing outcomes from applying it.
  • Push the envelope. Aim to stretch the audience with fresh insights and the benefit of your own experience. Or present a topic that would fully engage people at the CIO level.
  • Ensure that your presentation is really relevant to this conference. If your talk majors on a specialised topic, you should position it clearly in an overall BPM context.


  • Pitching specific products
  • Stating messages that are obvious
  • Exceeding the word count limit
  • Trying to cover too much ground in the time available
  • Putting forward unsubstantiated theories or opinions
  • Using vague abstractions and jargon.

If you have presented recently at this conference on similar subject matter, we suggest that you use section 3C of the submission form to indicate how this presentation is different from what you have presented before. We welcome the opportunity to show how BPM efforts are progressing over time or how ideas are evolving.

If you feel your submission is suitable for both BPM and the co-located EAC event, please indicate this. We will then decide where to slot it in, if it is selected.

If you are not sure whether your idea is suitable or not, please feel free to contact us to discuss it before making your submission. We can also help you refine your abstracts, and also can review your presentation decks when the time comes for you to produce them, provided that you do this well ahead of the deadline dates.

Please note that abstracts which are longer than the specified length may be shortlisted, but will be edited down by us to fit the brochure and presented back to you for approval.

You will be notified whether your submission has been accepted by the beginning of May 2018.

Please direct any questions regarding submissions to Jeremy.hall@irmuk.co.uk &  Shane Mcglynn at shane@irmuk.co.uk

Jeremy Hall
IRM UK Strategic IT Training

Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available
Please contact Shane Mcglynn at shane@irmuk.co.uk.

Click here to submit your proposal by completing the Application Form