Biennial Conferences

Every two years, CAPAM convenes a three-day conference held in collaboration with a host country government that features political leaders, international experts and eminent practitioners. This event includes the presentation of two highly coveted awards in the public sector – the CAPAM International Innovations Awards (IIA) and the Gordon Draper Award for career excellence in public administration and management. Typically held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Ministers Forum on public service, attendance at the Biennial Conference generally numbers from 500-1,000 participants.