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IPMA EventsThis Events section lists events that are of interest to IPMA Member Associations, our members and our friends. Events that meet our guidelines may also be featured on the front page of our website, in addition to appearing in this Events section. Please see our instructions for posting events.

We are requesting a list of all Member Associations’ major events for the next two years. We hope to post a running summary of all our Member, Regional and IPMA events posted here in the Events section of our website.

Please email us, at , with your Event information! All we need for now is your Headline information, and a link to your website, if available.

APM Scottish Conference, 23rd April 2014, Glasgow


The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games bring a wealth of opportunity for all, not just those competing. The success of the games will be measured by the medals won and also by the feelgood spirit engendered as well as the legacy left behind.

The vision for the games covers a wide socio-economic base of stakeholders each with their own vision or agenda. Successfully meeting these diverse requirements is a mammoth task of complex project planning and delivery, based around good practice and inspirational leadership.

As project professionals, we can appreciate the various types of programmes and projects required; from the hard and easily tangible projects of infrastructure, transportation, venue management to the soft and somewhat intangible elements including volunteers, sports awareness, access and legacy.

Book now to reserve your place at the conference and networking dinner.

Baltic PM Days, 8-9 May; Vilnius Lithuania


Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian Project Management Associations, together with IPMA Nordnet invite you to participate in our 2-day conference in Vilnius, May 8-9 2014. 

“Baltic PM Days” is a two-day conference for project managers from both private and public sectors, from individual and corporate level, as well as from companies and organizations.

During the conference, speakers from the public and private sectors will present the latest project management initiatives and challenges, which are arising from the implementation of the projects. They will give answers to many questions, such as: How to make the impossible projects possible in certain ways? Where is the boundary between the possible and the impossible? Which competences are playing crucial role in project manager’s daily routine? What kind of lessons learned are changing potential risks to new possibilities?

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EVA19: Agile, Benefits, Complex. London 20-21 May


ev-eva19This 2014 offering of the popular EVA conference series takes place at Armourers Hall 20 21 May 2014. It is preceded and followed by workshops on the 19th and 22nd.  Early bird discounts are available until March 2 2014.

This year’s theme is ABC. Agile Benefits and Complex. How do you get them to work in the Portfolio.

  • How does Agile fit in to Major and Minor Projects?
  • How do you properly manage the link between Portfolio Benefit and Project Budgets?
  • How do you manage Complex projects? Do they really exist?
  • How do build a better project manager and better projects?
  • What do Stephen Carver and  Alfred the Great have to teach us?

Answers to all the above will be found at EVA19. Register now at Eventbrite!

ICEC 2014 World Congress, 20-22 October, Milano


IPMA Invites You

IPMA EventsIPMA, as a Strategic Partner and co-host, together with ICEC, International Cost Engineering Council, on behalf of AICE, the Italian Association for Total Cost Management, are pleased to invite you to the IX ICEC World Congress. It will be held in Milan (Italy) from the 20th to the 22nd of October, 2014.

Total Cost Management in Difficult Times

The meaning of the title and the Congress focus are intended to include the various aspects of Total Cost Management exploited in the practical dimension of use and considered as possible leverages for overcoming or counteracting the actual serious world economic crisis.

The main topic of the Congress is to investigate how TCM application can contribute to the business development in a sustainable way. Other research paths will be relevant to the certification, compared with other certificates, and to professional methodologies, best practices and standards.

We expect this will be a very good opportunity to continue the ICEC tradition of fostering international exchange and promoting the excellence in our profession, in a friendly environment.

The official language of the Congress is English. (more…)

Completed Events

The events below are completed. Thank you for your participation!

IPMA Advanced Courses, 6-8 March 2014


Advanced Courses

Next courses 6-8 March 2014, Copenhagen

The IPMA Advanced Courses offer you unique opportunities for expanding your project and programme management competencies, whether you seek more experience or want to improve your methods or behavioural skills. Our training courses are highly relevant for senior project managers, programme managers, project consultants, and project management educators.

See the IPMA Advanced Courses website section for more information! (more…)

Congress Call For Papers Extended to 28 February


ev-2014wc-venueWe are pleased to invite you to the 28th IPMA World Congress from September 29th to October 1st in the City of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This year’s theme is…Innovation through Dialogue.

In 3 days, more than 120 experts from the business and academic worlds will share their experiences and insights about innovating the world through dialogue.

With already over 300 tickets sold, almost 200 papers submitted (both Academic and Best Practice), site visits to impressive projects and exciting social events we are on our way to making this the most comprehensive and inspiring PM event of 2014. All this in the City of Rotterdam, recently voted 10th in the list of 52 Places to Go by the New York Times.

Call For Papers Extended
You have more time to join the Dialogue: The call for Papers IPMA World Congress is now extended to February 28. For those who are still interested in sharing their vision, knowledge and more on Project, Program or Portfolio Management at the next IPMA world Congress: You can still send in an abstract to our Call for Papers. The deadlines for submission are extended to February 28.

Send your proposal to our Academic Call for Papers ( or to our Best Practices Call for Papers (

Global Young Crew Workshop 2014
Starting Friday September 26th to Sunday 28th the Global Young Crew Workshop will take place at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam. Preceding the World Congress it is limited to a maximum of 120 participants and already 25% is booked. More information will appear on the website of the World Congress soon. Stay tuned…

28th IPMA World Congress and the social media…
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For any further information. including sponsor opportunities, please contact either of us directly. Please share your thoughts and suggestions at any time. Our Dialogue will help us further innovate! We hope to meet you in Rotterdam!

Kind regards, On behalf of the organizing committee:
Joop Schefferlie, IPMA-NL. Email: ">
Gert van de Donk, CKC Seminars. Email: ">


Join the IPMA Expert Seminar, Zurich 13 Feb. 2014


Thursday 13th February 2014 morning to Friday 14th February 2014 evening we invite you to join the IPMA Expert Seminar. You will refresh and develop your competence in PP&P Roles and Responsibilities, Intercultural Project Management, Service Contracts and Managing Projects in the New Societies, with the International Participants.

See more, and register now on our event website:

Jouko Vaskimo Reports on 27th IPMA World Congress


Press Release: Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 2, 2013. Professor Mladen Radujković, International Project Management Association (IPMA) President, Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM) President and Chairman of the 27th IPMA World Congress, Mr Stacy Goff, IPMA Vice President in charge of marketing and events, and Dr Mladen Vukomanović, the Program Director in charge of the 27th IPMA World Congress opened the 27th IPMA World Congress at Dubrovnik, Croatia, on 30th September 2013. (more…)

AMIP-ITESM PM Symposium, 12-13 Nov, Monterey MX


Following the tradition initiated in 2010 with the celebration of IPMA’s first symposium in Mexico, plan to participate this year, November 12 to 13 in the IPMA-LACC Symposium 2013. The topic: “Project Management: the engine to drive transformation”.

The IV IPMA LACC International Symposium on Project Management is an event that gathers world-known experts and project leaders that have caused change in their organizations.

Now, see the new link to the final program!

See the event flyer: Simposium Internacional Administración de Proyectos


ProMAC 2013 Conference, Hanoi Vietnam, 6-9 Nov


ProMAC 2013 will be held at Hanoi, Vietnam in November 2013. SPM, Society of Project Managers, cordially invites you to ProMAC 2013 to contribute and witness the important role of project management in all aspects.

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  • All who would like to witness how project management goes on
  • Consultants and other specialists in project management and related fields
  • Customers and other stakeholders
  • Educators teaching project management and related subjects (more…)

PM Forum 2013, 29-30 Oct, Nuremberg, Germany

PM Forum 2013

PM Forum; GPM, GermanyPM Forum is one of the biggest events in project management in Europe. It is organized by the GPM German Project Management Association. GPM expects about 850 project managers and 50 sponsors and exhibitors in Nuremberg, Germany from 29-30 October.

Motto of the PM Forum 2013 is “New Dimensions. New Chances. Advantage through Project Management.“

Topics of the nine streams of the congress program are best practices in project management, professional project portfolio management (PPM), agile project management, projects in international environment, soft skills, large-scale projects, change projects, risk management. The speakers come from major companies like Alcatel-Lucent, Volkswagen, Bombardier, ProSiebenSat.1 Media, Continental, DATEV, LEONI, ThyssenKrupp, T-Systems, ORACLE, Lufthansa, KPMG and FC Schalke 04.

Keynote Speakers:
Art Thompson, Technical Director of the Red Bull Stratos Project, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Franz, former chairman of the German economic wise men, Dr. Stefan Frädrich, doctor and bestseller author, Hans-Hermann Dube, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Yvonne Kuger, Flughafen München

Check the program on (in German language only) and register (early bird registration until 31 August).

IPMA World Congress, 30 Sept-3 Oct in Dubrovnik


This year we have added strong participation from ICEC, the International Cost Engineering Council. Register Now! The IPMA World Congress is the premier project, programme, and portfolio management event of the year. Intended for practitioners, managers, executives, educators, trainers, consultants, researchers and students, we have something for everyone!

IPMA World Congress Organizer

The Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM), in cooperation with the University of Zagreb, the International Cost Engineering Council and the Baltazar Adam Krcelic College of Business and Management; and under the patronage of Government of the Republic of Croatia, is proud to host the 27th IPMA World Congress.

Congress Theme and Insights

The theme of this IPMA World Congress is “Finding Balance and Moving Forward”. Case studies, best practices, research results, new methodologies, tools and technology developments on project, programme and portfolio management are planned.

The Congress Organizing Team has made the announcements for Keynote Speakers. If you are not getting the Congress Newsletter, you can register for it in the upper left corner of any page at the Congress website. (more…)

Nordnet 2013, 3-5 Sept, Reykjavik, Iceland

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ev-2013-nordnet-lgWith the theme, Callout 55º North: Cool Projects and Arctic Opportunities, this event is not to be missed! NORDNET 2013 will be held in easily-accessible Reykjavik, Iceland; those who have not yet experienced Iceland have a treat in store!

NORDNET 2013 is a callout for researchers, engineers, and practitioners of  project, portfolio and programme management interested in networking and knowledge sharing.

The conference will concentrate on themes related to leadership, teamwork, strategy and execution of complex and challenging projects.

The conference will explore how it is best to take on the task of managing the emerging project management challenges and opportunities in the Nordic territories and in the Arctic region in particular where major ecological changes could open up access  for new shipping routes and energy resources.

See the programme for NORDNET 2013 (subject to last-minute changes) here. Note the description of the featured Open Space Technology approach.

To prepare for Iceland, see this video to learn some of the secrets of this incredible locale!

The home page for the event is Register from the Registration tab at the site.


Responding to challenges – Lima, Peru: 19 July


Taking the occasion of the IPMA Executive Board meeting in Lima, on July 19th the World Meeting of Excellence in Project Management will be held in Lima, Peru, hosted by the Peruvian Project Management Association APDP as its first international conference under the IPMA LATNET network.

Keynotes will be held by David Hudson, Roberto Mori, Jesús Martínez-Almela, Yuri Kogan, José Reyes and Mladen Radujkovic as ExBo  officers and LATNET board representatives.

Location: University of Piura, Calle Bellavista 199, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Time: 9 am – 6pm

Respondiendo a los retos – Aprendiendo de los Mejores; Lima, 19 July

Aprovechando la  celebración de la Junta Directiva Mundial de IPMA (ExBo)  en  la ciudad de Lima, Perú, el 19 de Julio 2013 se celebrara el Encuentro Mundial de Excelencia en Dirección de Proyectos  organizada por la Asociación Peruana de Dirección de Proyectos, siendo esta jornada  internacional la primera que celebra la APDP (IPMA Perú) en cooperación con el Programa IPMA LACC y red IPMA LATNET.

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Los conferenciantes serán  David Hudson, Roberto Mori, Jesús Martínez-Almela, Yuri Kogan, José Reyes y Mladen Radujkovic, miembros del ExBo y del consejo LATNET (Red de Asociaciones Latinoamericanas de IPMA).

Ubicación: Universidad de Piura, Calle Bellavista 199, Miraflores, Lima, Perú
Horario: 9 am – 6pm



YC Workshop – Communication in Projects; Lima, Peru


YC Workshop – Communication in Projects

On 18th July the IPMA Young Crew Peru is hosting its first international Workshop. The participants will be able to explore the advantages and the disadvantages of different communication channels, which can facilitate work in a virtual environment. Niklas Bein leads through the workshop and Dtr. Yuri Kogan closes the event with a keynote about his experiences of communication in projects. Jesús Martinez Almela as IPMA Vice President for Young Crew welcome the participants.

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Location: University of Piura, Calle Bellavista 199, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Time: 3-7 pm


YC Taller – Comunicación en Proyectos – IPMA YC Perú

El 18 de Julio IPMA Young Crew Peru realizara su primer taller internacional. Los participantes serán capaces de explorar las ventajas y las desventajas de los diferentes canales de comunicación, que facilitarán el trabajo en un entorno virtual. Niklas Bein es el entrenador y el Dtr. Yuri Kogan completará el evento con una conferencia sobre sus experiencias de comunicación en proyectos. Jesús Martínez Almela como Vicepresidente Mundial de IPMA Young Crew dará la bienvenida a los participantes.

Ubicación: Universidad de Piura, Calle Bellavista 199, Miraflores, Lima, Perú
Horario: 3-7 pm



17th AEIPRO Int’l Congress; 17-19 July, Logroño, SP


The Universidad de la Rioja (UR), through its Mechanical Engineering Department, and the Spanish Project Management and Engineering Association (AEIPRO), are pleased to announce the celebration of 17th International Congress on Engineering and Management Projects. (more…)

IPMA Certification by PMDAN in Nigeria


Note: Date revised; new date to be announced soon. PMDAN, IPMA-Nigeria, invites you to apply for the first-ever IPMA 4-Level-Certification Process. Here is the information about the venue: PROTEA HOTEL ASOKORO; Bola Ige Close, Mohammadu Ribadu Street, Off Shehu Shagari Way Asokoro, Abuja; Tel: +234 9 462 0700.

ce-level-dThis event is the culmination of a series of activities that precede the event, and prepare you for success in earning the widely-respected and unique IPMA certifications. The important dates for you to record in your diary are:

Stage 1: Self-assessment, application and examination

1.1 Preparation
Get familiar with the application documents and/or collect questions on these (to be answered in the introduction session)

1.2 Introduction session
Webinar for applicants 16 May 2013


1.3 Self-assessment and application
To be submitted 14 calendar days before the examination day. At the latest 22 May 2013

1.4 Written exams (3hrs)
Will take place on

Stage 2: Assessment workshop

2.1 Introduction session
Will take place on

2.2 Second assessment

ce-level-bStage 3: Interview and approval

3.1 Interview one hour
Will take place

3.2 Final assessment
After interview

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