2020 International Roundtable Workshop – Brisbane

In-person and online participation options are available

Date: 27 August 2020
Time: 8:30am AEST for Registration
9:00am-4:30pm AEST for the Workshop

Venue: QUT Brisbane – Gardens Point Campus
2 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Online registrations close: 25 August, 2020 (only online participation left available) or when fully booked
In accordance with safety guidelines, in-person bookings are limited to 40 persons only.
If registrations are full, please fill in our waitlist form.

Prices incl. GST: A$35 non-members, A$15 non-members – online,
FREE for ICCPM Members*

*Please log in to automatically activate your member discount


*Please be informed that from 1am Saturday 8th August, all local government areas in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will also be declared COVID-19 hotspots according to the Queensland Government. Please refer to the Queensland Government webpage for more details.

The International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM), together with Series Partner Queensland University of Technology (QUTeX) and Anchor Sponsor the Australian Department of Defence – Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group (CASG), proudly present the 2020 International Roundtable Series – Harnessing Emergence in Complex Projects: Risk, Uncertainty and Opportunity.


ICCPM conducts Thought Leadership to “Help organisations improve the performance of complex projects by staying at the forefront of complex project leadership.” The International Roundtable Series brings together experienced practitioners and senior academics around the world in Roundtable Workshops to explore the identified theme and harness their collective wisdom to produce new insights and practical steps that organisations can take to improve project outcomes. This Thought Leadership initiative aims to exchange experiences and uncover human insights not captured via data collection or observation alone.

Roundtable Webpage


Roundtable workshops are full-day discussions facilitated by ICCPM. Workshops bring together senior project professionals and academics from across sectors to explore the theme using focus questions. Key insights are recorded but contributions are de-identified to encourage frank contributions. ICCPM Members are encouraged to participate in Roundtable workshops.

All participants are strongly encouraged to have read the Discussion Paper prior to the event.


The workshop seeks to explore the theme of Harnessing Emergence in Complex Projects: Risk, Uncertainty and Opportunity. Further formulation and refinement of workshop questions will be negotiated with participants. Indicative areas of investigation are given below:

  • What are the impacts of the emergent characteristics on complex projects and how can we respond to ensure value is created and benefits are realised?
  • What does systemic risk management in the context of emergence look like and what might we have to do differently?
  • What needs to be done differently to realise opportunity in emergence?
  • How do we deal with uncertainty and emergence during a complex project bid process and after contract phase?
  • What is the role of the governance function in emergent situations and what should governance boards /committees be doing differently?
  • What is the role of diversity and or culture, if any, in harnessing the effects of emergence?
  • How do we manage conventional project controls such as scope, time, and cost in the context of emergence?
  • Can technology help to ‘watch’ for all identified risks and uncertainties in the context of emergence? If so, what data, information, validation and methodology is relevant and appropriate?


In light of the easing of lockdown restrictions, ICCPM and QUTeX are firmly observing several safety guidelines, including:

  • Hand sanitisers will be readily available at the venue and easily accessible for all clients and staff throughout the centre
  • Appropriate signage to encourage physical distancing guidelines with rooms set accordingly
  • A strict limit on the number of attendees
  • Regular cleaning of all surfaces
  • All catering is individually packed
  • Attendees may wear facemasks but are not required

Please refrain from attending public events if you are feeling unwell or have come from an identified hotspot.

We are continually monitoring state and federal announcements and will adjust the information accordingly.


  • Non-ICCPM Members: A$35.00 incl. GST
  • Non-ICCPM Members – Online: A$15.00 incl. GST
  • ICCPM Members: FREE

For in-person participants, lunch and tea & coffee breaks are included in the workshop fee.


ICCPM is committed to fair and transparent application of fees and charges as well as the processing of refunds where applicable. Carefully read our ICCPM refund policy for detailed information pertaining to refunds.