The IPMA recognizes the importance of megaprojects in delivering the needs of the society and the complex challenges that they present in project delivery.
Therefore, IPMA megaprojects SIG will be held on 3rd and 4th September 2015 in Primošten, Croatia. In parallel, the 12th OTMC conference on construction PM will take place (separate registration needed onwww.otmc2015.com ).
Megaprojects are extremely large-scale investment projects that typically cost more than 0.5 billion EUR or 1 billion USD. Megaprojects are united by their extreme complexity, both in technical and human terms. Globally, 20% of the total global gross domestic product (GDP) is invested in capital projects/megaprojects. Their purpose is to make the “mega” change important not only for the client and contractors, but also for the community itself. The importance of megaprojects originates from the fact that the society largely invests in available future resources, so megaprojects create and determine our future.
The Speakers will give insight into current findings from different areas of megaproject management. We are expecting to welcome speakers from several groups dealing with megaprojects, including the ones who are, as well as the ones who are not, members of IPMA. We have the honour of welcoming Reinhard Wagner (IPMA), Harry Dimitrou (OMEGA), Aldo Gebbia (SAIPEM), Marcel Hertogh (TU Delft /NETLIPSE), Simon Henley(ICCPM), Giorgio Locatelli (University of Leeds – School of Civil engineering), Hugo Priemus (TU DELFT) and John Pelton (CROSSRAIL).
The “2015 IPMA Megaprojects SIG” aims at bringing together individuals, groups, SIGs working with megaprojects and exchanging experiences, activities and know-how, gathered on a national and international level and exploring possibilities of potentially forming an IPMA Megaprojects Special interest group (SIG). The key objective is to create a platform for future joint actions regarding megaproject project management developments and practices.
You will exchange information about megaprojects and will be able to use them for your own development. You will network with an international community of specialists in the framework of IPMA and exchange information concerning megaprojects across nations. You will join the IPMA in creating a specific know-how. You will gain insight from how megaprojects in the world are adapting and dealing with common challenges around the successful delivery of change. IPMA is planning to support any future megaproject-related activities in many ways, including organization of events, advanced courses, inclusion of streams at the World Congress Etc.
Point of contact:
If you want to join the 2015 IPMA Summit of megaprojects SIGs or if you have any questions, please register with Sandra Mišić, not later than 1st August on this link: Number of participants is limited due to the event type.