EVA is probably the only event where difference is not an issue. Where which Body of Knowledge or Method does not better. Forcing choices which don’t always provide the best options.

As ever, EVA25 will be different, entertaining and informative. Dinner will be served in the beautiful, wood panelled Hall by candlelight.

Additionally, a pre-conference dinner will be available. Last time 40 very senior project controls people came together for a drinks reception and networking dinner held at the Dorchester. It was a roaring success. And again a real expression of the Controls community. A room full of decision makers working on the major projects of the day.

Attendees are middle to very senior professionals with interests in project management generally, project controls, earned value, wanting to learn more about wider issues of transformation, successful change and benefits-driven portfolios. These people realise that the world is changing rapidly and they have to change with it if they are to thrive and survive. They form an ever growing group. Steve Wake’s Conversation club with weekly virtual meets and quarterly face-to-face gatherings.

The emergence and impact of practice that seeks a more reactive holistic approach is now unquestionable. That can only be gained from knowledge and above all knowhow. Experience. We need thinkers and doers. But in the one person.

How do you identify and develop these people? This is a problem for those running projects as well as for those being asked to find and recruit.

They are asking the wrong questions or don’t have the relevant assessment tools at their disposal.

They will also be very keen to keep Project Controls set onto a formal career path this year and are looking for like minds who will lobby for and champion this, as well as networking and business leads.

It remains clear to me that only the community itself can fix that. Expecting non-practitioners. Our elders and betters. Those in power to know the answers is wrong. They don’t.

We are now finally taking control of our destinies our lives and of course our projects! We have already taken a great step forward with the creation of the Conversation Club. An informal group of seniors in the community supporting and leveraging the promotion of the profession and the creation of a real national practitioners standard.

Government, Defence, Aerospace, Construction, Utilities, Transport, Power Generation, Pharmaceutical and IT sectors are represented in the audience.

The Sponsorship Packages

Main Sponsor

  • Presentation opportunity each day
  • Short address opportunity at dinner
  • Stand space within the networking area
  • Advertising literature available to delegates
  • Delegate list provided
  • Logo and advertising content in conference materials
  • 8 tickets for both days and dinner
  • PM Channel interview
  • Special less than advertised ticket rate for employees and authorised customers

£ 10, 000.00 + VAT

Gold Sponsorship

  • Stand space within the networking area
  • Advertising literature available to delegates
  • Delegate list provided
  • Logo and advertising content in conference materials
  • 4 tickets for both days and dinner
  • One presentation opportunity

£ 5000.00 + VAT

Silver Sponsorship

  • Table top and banner exhibition area in the networking area
  • Advertising literature available to delegates
  • Delegate list provided
  • Logo on conference materials
  • 2 tickets for both days and dinner

£ 3000.00 + VAT

Bronze Sponsorship

  • Advertising literature available to delegates
  • NB It will not be possible to put up a banner
  • Delegate list provided
  • Logo on Conference materials
  • 1 ticket for both days and dinner

£ 1500.00 + VAT

Pre-Conference Senior networking event drinks and dinner (Conversation Club)

  • Host a networking dinner for 50-70 in an exclusive venue that gathers together senior decision makers from the controls community. A year’s prospecting in an evening and guaranteed follow-ups.
    £7000 + VAT


We always welcome support from organisations which cannot sponsor but can offer help in kind.  We are happy to enter into contra agreements for mutual benefit.

Additional Opportunities

  • Programme £4000
  • Pre dinner reception and short address £4000
  • Post conference Drinks reception £2000
  • Conference dinner and short address £6000

Sponsor a Workshop £3000

  • [Offer a free/low price to attendees’ workshop]
  • These workshops are generally organised in the day before or after the main 2 day event.

Notes to Sponsors

Sponsors will each be allocated a clear space, power supply and either a table or stand space on the networking area where delegates gather between sessions in the pre-conference, mid morning, lunch and afternoon breaks and during the break out sessions.

Main and Gold sponsors may erect suitable stands. Sponsors will be able to distribute brochures to all delegates. Erection of stands will be early morning on the day of the event or previous day by arrangement.

Every sponsor’s logo will appear on all marketing and event documentation produced by the organisers.