Nov 9

2017 Pursuit Expo

The fall expo is back and better than ever!


The fall expo is back and better than ever!

Join us on 9 November 2017 in Hartford, Connecticut. For the first time, the APMP Liberty and Nor’easters Chapters will hold a regional conference for proposal management, capture and business development professionals.

Featuring Stephen Shedletzky of Start with Why (, the expo presents a great opportunity to super-charge both your personal and professional life. Whether you are new to proposals or a seasoned veteran, in the business or federal sector, you will be inspired for success while learning the latest proposal trends, tricks and traps.

Expo highlights include:

  • Keynote Event: Stephen Shedletzky will show you how to clarify your Why—your driving purpose, cause or belief—and leverage it for unbelievable success in all aspects of your life.

  • Breakout Sessions: Join thought leaders and proven teams as they share critical practices that lead to outstanding proposals and capture the most highly sought opportunities.

  • Matchmaking: Looking for proposal management, capture and business development help? Seeking a new opportunity? Network with area professionals and representatives to find your next match.

  • Sponsor Showcase: Explore the latest technologies, tools and services by companies that specialize in all areas of proposal management, capture, graphics and business development.

  • APMP Certification: Register for a pre-expo (8 November 2017) session to prepare for the APMP Foundation Certification test—and then take the test – or to begin preparing your PPAQ for Practitioner certification! Certification affirms your professionalism and is a requirement for many mid-level and above proposal management job opportunities.

So mark your calendars! Don’t miss the chance to connect with leading members of the proposal management, capture and business development communities. Stay tuned for details on presentation opportunities, registration and other agenda items.

For more information please contact Margaret McGuire at or Mike Walsh at

We will see in you in Hartford!

Do great things,



Call for presenters for the Pursuit Expo 2017

The Liberty and Nor'easters chapters of APMP are holding the inaugural Pursuit Expo on November 8th and 9th at the Connecticut Convention Center. Our theme is "the how, what and why of proposals" - finding the purpose that inspires you and your clients, how to effectively communicate the message and what you can do to ensure success. 

Do you possess skills and insights that can motivate, educate and inspire our Chapter members? We are actively seeking speaker nominations to present at the Pursuit Expo 2017 and invite you to share your experience and knowledge! Being chosen as a presenter provides a number of benefits:

  • Ability to share valuable knowledge with our diverse audience of pursuit professionals
  • Opportunity to build your network and personal brand
  • Ability to position yourself as an industry leader and subject matter expert


If you have an exciting topic that fits within our theme, please submit an abstract (maximum 1 page) with the following information:

  • Presenter profile, topic and target audience (i.e., beginner, intermediate, expert)
  • Have you presented on this topic before? If so, when and where?
  • What the problem or issue is that your session will address
  • How this topic ties into our theme - "the how, what and why of proposals"
  • What 3 things do you want the audience to know and do as a result of attending your session?

Abstracts will be accepted via email to through 5pm on April 15th. If your abstract is accepted, an invitation to participate will be sent to you on May 15th.


  • April 15 – Abstracts due
  • May 15 – Selected presenters notified
  • July 1 – Draft presentations due for Expo committee review
  • September 1 – Final presentations (incorporating feedback received from draft presentation review) due
  • November 8th – Pursuit Expo 2017 Certification Day
  • November 9th – Pursuit Expo 2017