Speaker Guidelines: Business Process Management Conference Europe

The Call for Speakers for the 2018 Business Process Management Conference Europe will be issued in March 2018.  

If you would like to be added to our call for speakers mailing list please e-mail the following details through to jeremy.hall@irmuk.co.uk.

  • Contact name
  • Job Title
  • Company Name
  • Telephone Number
  • E-mail address
  • Area of Specialisation

We will be looking for conference sessions, keynotes and  workshops (3 & 6 Hours) . We will ask for the following information from anyone replying to our call for papers online:

  1. Presentation Description: (Up to 150 words plus 3-5 bullet points of key topics)
  2. Audience level
  3. Speaker Biography
  4. Brief list of speaking experience

For your reference please see below for the 2017 Call for speakers:

Business Process Management Conference Europe 2017 – London, UK – 16-19 October 2017 – Call for Speakers 

Call for Speakers Deadline Extended to Friday 28 April 2017

SECTION 1: Key points

Presentation proposals are now being accepted for the 12th Annual Business Process Management Conference Europe 2017, scheduled for 16-19 October 2017 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 EAC2017.

Do you or any of your team have a formal presentation to contribute to this event? All selected speakers will be entitled to attend the first 3 days of the event free of charge.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 28 April 2017.

Case Studies

Case studies involving participants involved in the efforts associated with the topics listed below who are from the participating companies will be given preference in the selection process.

BPM Conference Europe 2017, Call for Presentations

The following outlines the themes for BPM Europe 2017. 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.

Delivering Value through Business Processes:
All about the Customer
Business Process Innovation:
New Business Models
This category of sessions will emphasise delivering measurable value to customers. It will feature illustrations of cases that show an unrelenting passion for doing what is right for the customer in terms of products and services and the customer experience. This category of sessions will emphasise new Business Models made possible by fundamentally rethinking and redesigning Business Processes and their Enabling Capabilities.
  • Value determination: customers’ needs and expectations
  • The customer experience
  • Customer self-services: Anywhere and anytime
  • Digital processes: The customer in control
  • Outside-in process design
  • Value mapping: Chains, streams and processes
  • Value chain innovation to deliver value for business process stakeholders
  • Customer journey mapping
  • User stories and storytelling
  • Customer experience redesign
  • Balancing value, compliance and risk
  • Extending your Value Chain through virtual partnerships
  • Digital process management and end to end business design
  • Value chain innovation
  • New technologies to enable business model transformation
  • Aligning new Business Operating Models with new business models
  • Driving Business Architecture means from Business Operations ends
  • Usable innovative business process model patterns
  • Balancing innovation, compliance and risk
  • IoT
  • Blockchain
Business Process Transformation:
Making Changes that Stick
The Process Centric Enterprise:
New Management Models
This category of sessions will emphasise the management of Program and Process Changes to assure that the great innovative ideas can be implemented and sustained to remain relevant. It will show how we can assure that the softer side of Process and Capability changes will enable success and not constrain it. This category of sessions will emphasize new yet proven approaches to support the ongoing operation, and execution of cross functional Business Processes in a modern or evolving Enterprise.
  • Adaptable resilient organization structures
  • Process design for business agility
  • Designing and adapting to a process culture
  • Prioritizing process change opportunities based on performance opportunity
  • Handling radical transformation vs incremental process redesign
  • Readiness for change: assessing cultural maturity and strategy
  • Fostering an environment of true continuous improvement
  • Human change management foundations
  • Beyond change management: changing behaviour and transitioning culture
  • Program management for complex transformations
  • Getting executives to understand and buy into process management and change
  • Breakthrough organizational designs: The flat self-managing enterprise
  • New process centric, customer focussed organization models
  • Virtual operations: One value chain – many players
  • Measurement of value: Effectiveness, Efficiency, Quality and Agility
  • Re-aligning management incentives towards outcomes
  • Process Governance and the Process Owner
  • A day in the life of an operational process manager
  • Optimizing the process management support group: roles and essential services
  • The use of process and decision technologies to inform on performance and adapt day to day operations
  • Managing process improvement, compliance and risk concurrently
Advanced Process Analysis and Design Techniques:
Becoming a Senior Business Analyst and Business Architect
This category of sessions will emphasize the skills and competencies that all business analysts and architects will need in order to grow their careers in the fast moving business world. Based on what leading organisations are doing.
  • Innovative techniques in process improvement
  • Stakeholder analysis and business strategy modeling
  • Business design and business process architecture
  • Transforming your organization’s operations
  • Process analysis and design canvases
  • Process modeling techniques and notations
  • Simplifying business decisions and business processes
  • Designing agile business processes
  • Aligning business processes with business capability

Target Audience:

IRM UK BPM Europe Conference draws 200+ key strategists, analysts and decision makers – Line of Business Managers, Chief Process Officers, CIOs, CTOs, Solution Managers and IT Executives, Strategic Planners, Enterprise Architects, Corporate Executives, Business Analysts, HR Managers and Quality Assurance Managers, from large and small organizations, including the public and private sector, across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Please read the Speaker Guidelines below carefully before preparing your abstract, and click here to submit your proposal in the Application Form Section.

Please direct any questions about submissions to Jeremy Hall (jeremy.hall@irmuk.co.uk)

Sponsorship opportunities are available:

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

SECTION 2: Speaker Guidelines:

Speaker Guidelines for BPM2017

Please read these guidelines carefully before you make your submission, and ensure it reaches us by 28 April 2017.

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. You may submit more than one abstract.

Your abstract should keep strictly to the limit of 120 -150 words, clearly outlining your content. Please include 3 bullet points at the end to summarise your key messages.

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 end of April 2017.

Click here to submit your proposal.

Please direct any questions regarding submissions to Jeremy.hall@irmuk.co.uk.

Jeremy Hall
IRM UK Strategic IT Training

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