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The 2014 National Conference & 21st Anniversary of Women in Project Management will look at the essential contribution women make to the profession, both now and in the future. Learning from some of the country’s most influential female business leaders and project professionals, the conference will provide unique insight into a successful project management career and the future role of women in the profession.
Thursday 25th September 2014
1.00pm Registration and tea/coffee
6.15pm Development day close
6.30 – 10.30pm Evening celebration (bookable separately for those unable to attend the afternoon)
Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA
21st anniversary celebration event “Looking to the future” #APMcelebration
Join us to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the founding of Women in Project Management. Established in 1993, WiPM addresses the development and promotion of women working in project management environments, and also the development of the project management discipline through the contribution of women. WiPM strongly believe in collaboration and co-operation and will be delighted to welcome any committed project professional, regardless of their level of experience or gender.
16 June, 2014; The Netherlands.The initial programme of the 28th IPMA World Congress is now available online. This will be your most comprehensive PM event of the year. It features three days of inspiring keynotes, best practices and academic updates, networking opportunities, social events, the IPMA Award gala and more. In total over 120 sessions including 60 Best Practice sessions and 12 keynotes from 20 countries. And of course, don’t miss the Global Young Crew Workshop.
CONNECT WITH PEERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
Already over 400 Project, Program and Portfolio Professionals have registered. As we have just published the first program, we extended the Double Early Bird discount.
€ 200,- Double Early Bird discount, until July 1st.
Register now, before July 1st and receive a € 200,- discount per registration.
OVER 60 BEST PRACTICES
The program offers 60 Best Practices divided into 12 streams with themes as Improving Projects, Learning Organization, Leadership, Technical Competences, Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainability, Endurance and Agile.
Share experiences of Schiphol Group, Thales, Alstom, Shell, Dutch Railways, Mapna Group, UNOPS, HP, European Space Agency, FranklinCovey, Diamond Light Source, TNO, AECOM, Tehran Renovation Organization, ABN AMRO, Microsoft, Port of Rotterdam, Panama Canal, Gartner, NACO, Heathrow Airport, JFK Airport and many more.
GALA DINNER & FAREWELL PARTY Expect also a full and entertaining program for you evenings. We start with an official welcome at the historic City Hall of Rotterdam on Monday evening. Afterwards we will introduce you to our IPMA World Pub, the place to meet other participants outside the congress venue.
On Tuesday you can join one of the highlights of the year, the IPMA Award Gala dinner in the oldest building of Rotterdam, the Laurens Church. Finally on Wednesday we invite you to our Farewell Party. One more celebration with your peers before we have to part and go our separate ways.
We offer the announcement below from the World Congress organizers, with some reminders about World Congress links. We hope to see you in Rotterdam, September 29-30 and October 1.
We 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, 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, this event includes site visits to impressive projects, informative and compelling paper presentations, an extensive exhibition area, and exciting social events. We are well 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.
Over 300 papers from over 30 countries submitted.
Gert van de Donk Conference Organizer, tells us that the Call for Papers for the 28th IPMA World Congress has resulted in over 300 submissions from over 30 countries (both Academic and Best Practice). A great result and our thanks goes out to all submitters for their effort. Due to the number and quality of the submissions, the program teams face the challenging task of making the best selection. First notifications will be sent out soon (now estimated for mid-May–the notifications were delayed due to the volume of papers and the extension of the submission date). (more…)
With approximately 450 participants and more than 15 exhibitors, pma focus is Austria’s largest congress on project management as well as the most important gathering of the national project management sector. pma focus 2014 will take place on October 16th, 2014 in Vienna, Austria.
This year’s motto „Leadership – the art of leading“ will raise and shed light on the following questions: Is Leadership an art? Is every leader an artist? Is it possible to learn how to lead? And who needs leadership anyway?
The keynotes: Kurt Kotrschal, biologist, behavioural scientist and professor at the University of Vienna, will be speaking about his research on leadership with wolves and its implications on human leadership. Mario Bottazzi, longstanding actor, musician and singer for the Austrian legend EAV will be closing the day with his keynote “Liedership – what a musician can tell leaders”.
IPMA, 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…)
Making Projects Fly #AirbusMPF After 19 years the best UK Project Control and Earned Value, eVa, is partnering with Airbus and going international in Toulouse on 23rd & 24th October 2014. We guarantee delegates … The Best speakers. Best presentations. Best personal development.
#AirbusMPF will provide two packed days of networking, education and conversation with a great dinner and music too!
PM 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 28-29 October.
Motto of the PM Forum 2014 is “Project Management connects. Stable bridge between worlds“
Topics of the eight 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 Zeiss, Lufthansa, Konica Minolta, Allianz, NDR, Endress + Hauser, Daimler, Audi, Immobilien Scout and Nord LB.
Bruce Dickinson, vocalist of Iron Maiden; Klaus Ahrweiler, Head of the project BMW i; Ralph Hasselbacher, Siemens Mobility; Niels Pfläging, author, consultant as well as founder of the BetaCodex Network; Prof. Dr. Marco Gercke, director of the Cybercrime Research Institute. Check the program on www.pm-forum.de (in German language only) and register (early bird registration until 31 August).
Nordnet 2014 will be held on 11–12 November 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. The event is staged by the Project Management Associations of the Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland). Nordnet 2014 is combined with Finland’s biggest PM conference, Project Management Days 2014. This annual event brings together approximately 900 – 1,000 participants, 90–100 speakers and 20 partners.
The conference brings together project professionals from all over Nordic countries for discussions, networking and mutual exchange of experiences and views. The two-day Nordnet seminar is packed with highly interesting content. Over all there will be three keynotes and about 30 presentations in English.
Registration and Group discounts
Registration is already open. During registration you can also book your hotel if you do it enough early. If at least five persons from your organization are participating, email Pekka Käyhkö at and ask for a group discounts.
China’s IPMA Member Association, the Project Management Research Committee (PMRC) is hosting the 1st Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm) Conference; the 2nd International Project Management Association (IPMA) Research Conference; and the 18th Project Management Research Committee, China (PMRC) Conference.
PMRC was the host of the 2006 IPMA World Congress, in Shanghai, China; that year’s Congress remains as one of the best-ever for IPMA. This year’s group of events will be held in Beijing, China, on 29-30 November, 2014. IPMA has participated in many PMRC events over the years, and they are always among the best in our profession. IPMA Boards will participate in these events.
Especially noteworthy: This Congress is the inaugural apfpm conference, so it will also feature participation of Member Associations of the apfpm: China, USA, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Peru, Nepal, Mexico, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Chile, Indonesia, India, Hong Kong, Canada, Bangladesh, and Australia. Additionally, guests will be invited from Vietnam, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and Brunei.
About apfpm apfpm, Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management, is a regional grouping of independent national project management associations. The Memorandum of Understanding that member associations sign explains its vision and purpose:
Our vision is to drive Project Management to deliver real value in the Asia Pacific region. We agree to abide by the principles of good governance as outlined in the apfpm Governance Charter. It is recognised that the Federation will mature over time as it progressively refines its governance framework and presence within the region. It is anticipated that other regional project management associations will progressively aspire to join the Federation and support our vision for the profession.
It is our desire as foundation Member Associations that the Federation work collaboratively with all organisations in promoting the project management profession within the Asia Pacific region.
PMRC, China Project Management Research Committee (IPMA-China), is China’s sole cross-industry national professional project management organization. PMRC is welcoming our twenty-third anniversary from our founding. And the IPMA 4 Level Certification System, which has promoted the development of professional and international project management, has now been available in China through PMRC for 13 years.
Important dates of the conference are follows;
* Deadline of full paper submission: Monday, September 1, 2014
* Notification of abstract (in full paper) acceptance: Within a month after receipt of full paper
* Conference Dates: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – Saturday, December 6, 2014
We are looking forward to seeing you in KL, Malaysia.
Kazuhiko KATO, Dr.
Committee of Foreign Affairs
The Society of Project Management (SPM), Japan
This 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?
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?
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.
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.
We 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.
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…
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: ">
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.
Thank you for your interest in this completed event! Watch for an announcement for our next IPMA Expert Seminar.
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…)