Welcome to IPMA Events

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

Please download our template, with instructions for posting events. The template supports two types of postings: Summary entries, as shown below in the Events Summary, and extended entries for Featured Events. Email your event information to us in the template, then watch for your posting!

Events Summary

In the Events table below, click on a column to sort in that sequence. IPMA official Global or Regional events have the nation in bold. Events offered by IPMA friends have the nation italicized.

Date Event Title, Description, Location Nation
completed 10th International Project Management conf. Tehran Iran
completed IPMA Organisational Competence Baseline Training, Tehran Iran
2015-03-05 IPMA 2015 Advanced Courses; Copenhagen Denmark
2015-03-13 Project Excellence Assessors Training, Odense Denmark
2015-03-19 APM Project Management Conference, London UK
2015-04-16 Bright Challenge, The Project Management Games; Lisbon Portugal
2015-05-13 21st Century Projects, International Conference in Bratislava Slovakia
2015-05-20 NORDNET 2015 Project Mgmt. Symposium in Copenhagen Denmark
2015-07-15 19th Int. Congress Project Management&Engineering, Granada Spain
2015-08-05 Ldrship Camp, High Sch. Students Across the Strait, Kaohsiung Taiwan
2015-09-29 29th IPMA World Congress, Panama City Panama
2015-11-02 APM Project Management Awards, London UK
2015-12-19 2015 TPMA World Congress, Kaohsiung Taiwan

Featured Events

1st IPMA Megaprojects Special Interest Group (SIG)


refineryMegaprojects are extremely large-scale investment projects that typically cost more than EUR 0.5 billion. Megaprojects are united by their extreme complexity, both in technical and human terms (EU COST). Total global megaproject spending is arround 20% of the total global gross domestic product (GDP) – they have purpose to make “mega” change.

The IPMA recognizes the importance of megaprojects in delivering society’s needs and the complex challenges that they present in project delivery. IPMA is a Federation 57 Member Associations (MAs) and represents the world’s oldest project management association and it is the leading authority on competent project, programme and portfolio management. The MAs develop project management competences in their geographic areas of influence, interacting with thousands of practitioners and developing relationships with corporations, government agencies, universities and colleges, as well as training organizations and consulting companies. Many of these MAs have a Special Interest Group (SIG). Activities of the SIGs are performed on a national basis, networking happens only with personal or corporate members of a specific country. More and more corporate members act cross-country and therefore are interested in an international exchange.


There will be invited speakers and speakers from different areas of megaprojects. It is expected to welcome: Reinhard Wagner, IPMA President; Mary Mckinlay, Vice President of IPMA, Jesus Martinez Almela, Vice President of IPMA, Ghassan Aouad, President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and many others

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If you want to join the 2015 IPMA Summit of megaprojects SIGs or have questions, please send a mail to Sandra Mišić, not later than August 15th . E-Mail: Mobile: +385 98 99 22 449


The IPMA Advanced Courses, 5-7 March, Copenhagen


et-advanced-poster-2015The IPMA Advanced Courses offer you seven unique opportunities for expanding your project and programme management competencies.

Download course brochure in PDF, or register now!

Project Excellence Assessors Training, 13-15 March


Join the training and become the 1st Nordic Project Excellence Award Assessor.

-Train yourself for the PE Award and have a privilege to conduct an assessment and a visit of the projects submitted for the IPMA Project Excellence Award

-Exchange knowledge and experiences with other project managers and project experts

-Learn how to use the IPMA Project Excellence Model for the continuous improvement of your business


To register please fill in the application form.

Download the invitation brochure.

Find out more about Project Excellence Award: www.ipma.ch/awards or contact the Award Office:


APM Project Management Conference, 19th March, London UK


Myth Busting – dispelling the myths to improve project delivery success.

Sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight, the APM Project Management Conference will expose the great myths that cloud both the perception of the profession and the delivery of successful projects, programmes and portfolios, by testing existing practices and uncovering new ways to manage your projects.

Bringing together speakers from within the profession and thought leaders from outside to address what we have always thought, but never said; how project management as it is written is rarely project management as it really is.

Taking place in London on 19th March, the APM Conference 2015 will be a great opportunity for you to:

  • ev-apm-2015-confNetwork with the most senior figures in the profession
  • Hear from 14 influential speakers who will be sharing their thought leadership whilst dispelling some of the myths in project management –will they change your opinion in some of these?
  • Staying up to date with the latest techniques for successful project delivery

Keynote speakers:                                                       

  • Opening: Award-winning writer and “Bad Science” columnist for The Guardian: Dr Ben Goldacre.
  • Closing: Inspiring former Commonwealth Games champion, columnist for The Times and award-winning sports journalist Matthew Syed

Book by 23rd January 2015 and save up to £189.

For full event and booking details, visit our website: apm.org.uk/Conference

21st Century Projects, Int’l conference in Bratislava


21st Century Projects; 13 – 15 May in Bratislava, Slovakia 

How is the 21st century project management developing?

Come and let yourself to get inspired by the success stories of others.

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International Conference on Project Management for cca 250 participants shall focus on:

  • Management of large scale projects
  • Management of civil engineering projects
  • Projects of the 21st century
  • Technologies and innovations in project management
  • Education and development of project managers

This event takes place in Slovakia on the occasion of 20 years since the foundation of the Project management association of Slovakia.

CALL FOR PAPERS has been issued. If you wish to share your experience and knowledge on project management, please fill in the annotation using the template on our website. We prefer papers on your practice, research news, as well as innovative approaches and solutions.

Important deadlines:

- Submission of the application and the annotation by December 15th, 2014

- Selection results notification by January 15th, 2015

- Final papers submission by April 15th, 2015

For more and updated information see http://www.21centuryprojects.eu.


NORDNET 2015 PM Symposium, 20-21 May, Denmark

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A fireworks of impulses for project professionals – aiming jointly for the next level.

The main theme of the NORDNET 2015 Symposium in Copenhagen is how project management creates value – and even more value for the project process.
By doing this you promote the value generation from the project. This demands good leadership behaviour combined with skilful application of methods and experiences.


The symposium is organized by the Danish IPMA Association, in cooperation with the associations in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

The event is not yet posted on the IPMA-Denmark website. To be informed on the final programme of NORDNET 2015, please send your request to ">

APM PM Awards, 2nd November, 2015; London


ev-apm-trophyRecognising excellence in the profession for over 20 years, the APM Awards is known for being the most glamorous and prestigious night in the project management calendar.

Winners of the industry’s highly-coveted trophy demonstrate the invaluable contribution project management and project professionals make in all sectors of society, with finalists and winners attracting national publicity and a deserved career boost as a result, both at business and at individual level.

The ceremony will be taking place at the spectacular setting of London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday 2nd November 2015.

Please visit our website for full event details: apm.org.uk/Awards

Completed Events

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

IPMA OCB Training, Tehran, Iran 18-20 Feb. 2015


ipma_ocbTehran is hosting the first Organisational Competence Baseline (OCB) training course in the Middle East. After having the first international PEM (Project Excellence Model) training course in the Middle East in Tehran-Iran in 2013, once again IPMA intends to expand, inform and train its active network and the ambassadors for its new released leading product, OCB, with the assessment tool of Delta.

The course will be instructed by Mr. R. Wagner, president of IPMA and IPMA’s OCB Project Manager along with Mr. E. Mansson, the Chairman of Award Management Board. We are arranging this outstanding occasion together with some side attractions for those who want to participate and explore one of the biggest capitals in the world in the country with more than 5000 years of heritage.

Advantages of attending this course:

  • Familiarity with an international leading model/tool to assess Project oriented organizations: Companies’ Board of Directors (BOD) often have concerns whether with their current organizational set up, their vision can be achieved. This assessment tool helps them to align theses together. It’s also a great tool for holdings (entities with subsidiary companies), since their usual challenge is whether their subsidiaries are aligned to the strategies of the parent company or not?
  • To become a Certified National Delta Assessor for your Member Association (MA).
  • One can act as International Assessor if their Member Association (MA) is asked to assess a foreign company
  • Familiarity with the new released competency baseline from IPMA (released Oct. 2013) especially for instructors in Project Management industry in particular IPMA products (e.g.: ICB, PEM)
  • Organization’s internal quality auditors can find brilliant improvement solutions/alignment techniques for auditing purposes.

For more information please download course brochure and contact


10th Int’l PM conf. 15-16 Feb 2015; Iran-Tehran


banner 10th project management englishWith more than 1200 participants, 10th international project management conference is the largest congress of Iran in regard to project management.

The conference theme focuses on the issues of strategic project management, PM techniques, project organization and knowledge management, and modern developments in related fields.

Hence, it is our belief that the wide spectrum of scientific management issues related to PM, would not allow limitations on the subjects to be presented and discussed throughout the event. The event is also aimed at providing fantastic opportunities for PM specialists to network with other individuals and organizations interest in related fields.

The program and further information can be found at the IPMA-Iran website.

IPMA Poland: Young Crew Workshop, 16 Jan. Warsaw


360_200_graphic_eventIPMA Poland: Young Crew Workshop 2015 is the next edition of the most anticipated workshops which, as every year, abound in a large dose of knowledge conveyed by the best practitioners of Project Management and related fields.

This year the event will be held under the theme “Communication over everything.” This year’s workshop is a compilation of the best ways and techniques of communication in projects and project teams used by experienced Project Managers.

IPMA_POLSKA_LOGO_wersja_podstawowa_CMYKThe keynotes: Krzysztof Krzyżanowski, An expert in the reorganization of companies, project and program management, creation of design offices; crisis management, change and risk management; implement and maintain an effective process management will be speaking about facts and myths about the PM’s job. Marek Kowalczyk, effective team communication and Andrzej Pomarański, Communication and PR expert. More information and registration form You can find on the website: www.ycworkshop.pl


IPMA Research Conference 2014 Ends in Tianjin


5 December 2014 – Zurich, Switzerland and Tianjin, China – IPMA’s 2014 Research Conference completed earlier this week, 1-2 December, in Tianjin, China. Professor Anbang Qi, IPMA Research Chair and the event’s host, said he was very happy that all his IPMA friends and associates, regional speakers from the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management, and fellow researchers could join him at his school, Nankai University.

At center, Nankai University Hosts, Dean Yuli Zhang and Professor Zhai Lei; at right: Anbang Qi.

The theme of the event was How to make Research Meet the needs of Practice in PM. The sessions delivered on that promise, with a range of Chinese and International speakers presenting on topics that largely focused on the unique characteristics of China’s style, and the needs for research initiatives.

Aptly launched by Professor Anbang Qi, the 2014 IPMA Research Conference began with welcoming comments from the University Dean and Vice President. Then, other representatives, including IPMA and Asia Pacific officers, expressed their welcomes. Next, Dr. Beverly Pasian, who served as a terrific host for the event, introduced the 2014 IPMA Research Award winners (covered more extensively elsewhere).

See the full Conference Report, in pdf format.

ProMAC 2014 KL, Malaysia; Dec 3 – Dec 6


We hold ‘ProMAC’ every year, and about 300 participants met together in ProMAC 2013 in Hanoi.

This year, we are planning to hold ProMAC 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, we can take the opportunity to have an international exchange.

If you are interested in the international conference not only to contact foreign project managers or engineers but also to speak on your experiences and specialty, please join ProMAC 2014.

For more event details, please follow this link: http://spm-hq.jp/promac/2014/

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.

Best Regards,

Kazuhiko KATO, Dr.
Committee of Foreign Affairs
Board Member
The Society of Project Management (SPM), Japan

Email: .


IPMA-Brasil and UFRJ Present Seminar in Rio, 29 Nov


IPMA Brasil joins efforts with the biggest engineering university in Latin America to promote IPMA Competence Baseline (ICB) and the second wave of project management in Brazil. The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ is promoting a seminar explaining what is IPMA, and the implication of this approach for Brazilian Project Managers.

Eduardo Linhares Qualharini, responsible for the Research Group for Project Management (NPPG) at Polytechnic School (POLI/UFRJ) explains: “ICB changes the traditional boundaries of project management. It is very important that engineers and all professions that join efforts in protect management understands the holistic view of the eye of competence”. The partnership between IPMA Brasil and NPPG/POLI/UFRJ has began in 2009.

The event has more than 100 professionals assigned. They participate in the Master in Project Management of NPPG/POLI/UFRJ. This was the first course in the Americas recognized in the IPMA Registration Education Programme, having more than 500 students today. 

If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail to: .

See Agenda, Asia Pacific Congress; Beijing, 29-30 Nov


The Preliminary Agenda is now available for this exciting Asia Pacific Congress. 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.

ev-pmrcbanner2014PMRC 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.

The congress will be an education delivery opportunity, with acclaimed expert speakers, facilitation opportunities, coupled with a great social programs to provide guests an opportunity to see local highlights, like the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and many others. Kindly download the conference brochure and contact us for details about registration. Or, watch this IPMA website section for updates on these events.

Asia Pacific Congress Venue, Lodging and Registration

Venue: Beihang University, in NorthWestern Beijing, is within easy reach of the Subway, which is a convenient transfer from the Airport Express from the Beijing Airport. 

Weishi Hotel Beijing
(English  name) Vision Hotel
39 Xueyuan Rd
Haidian, Beijing
China, 100191

Registration: Complete this registration form, and send it to the email in the form.

For those seeking Invitation letters for Chinese Visa’s, Congress Registration, or accommodation, please email inquiries direct to Mavis via email:  <">>    

ev-beihang-univAsia Pacific Congress Agenda

Day 1 – Saturday Nov. 29
Opening ceremony and welcome
Facilitator: Lixiong Ou; Speakers including:
• Bill Young (apfpm President)
• Xiaozhu Chen (PMRC President)
• Mladen Radujkovic (IPMA President)
• Leaders of Beihang University, YM Group, CPMA, Government, Sponsor

Keynote 1; 20-25 Minutes
• Prof. JinpengHuai, Pres. Baihang Uni. Director of National Big-data Committee (China)

Coffee Break

Keynotes 2; 20-25 Minutes each
• When and How PM Change Agents Add Business Value; Prof. Dr. Mladen Radujkovic (Croatia) & Mr. Stacy Goff (USA)
• Mr. Youmei Lu, Three Gorges Programme (China)

Lunch Break (more…)

Agenda Set for IPMA Research Conference, Tianjin


With a wide range of participants fr0m China and hosting IPMA international speakers, this event will be 1-2 December, 2014, in the Business School of Nankai University, Tianjin, China. This is the official 2014 IPMA research conference, organized by Research Management Board of IPMA; as such, a special feature will include the IPMA 2014 Research Awards. Join us as we gather academic researchers, consultants and practitioners together to discuss “How to make Research meet the needs of PM Practice.”


The Conference Venue: Business School of Nankai University, Tianjin, China


Welcome dinner by Project Management Research Committee and HuaDing Company, Prof. BAI Sijun

DAY 1 (1st December)

09:00-9:10 Opening and Award Ceremony (In the small meeting hall, hosted by Anbang Qi)
         1. Introduction of VIP, agenda and methodology.
         2. Welcome speech from the Dean of the business School (Prof. Zhang Yuli).

9:10-9:20 the Ceremony of Research Award 2014. (Hosted by Beverly)
         1. the Research Achievement Award,
         2. the Research Award winner,
         3. the Young Researcher Award

9:20- 9:50   the presentation of the Research Award winner and Q/A (Hosted by Beverly)

9:50- 10:20 the presentation of the Young Researcher Award winner and Q/A. (Hosted by Beverly)

10:20-10:40 coffee break (move to the third floor)

10:40-11:10 Mr. Stacy Goff: “Research, Knowledge Management and the future of our profession.”
Vice President of Marketing & Events, International Project Management Association; President of American Society for the Advancement of Project Management, IPMA-USA.

11:10-11:30 discussion and communication

10:30-12:00 Prof. Anbang QI: “Chinese Traditional Philosophy and Modern Project Management.”
Chairman of Research Management Board of International Project Management Association; Vice President of Project Management Research Committee, China.

12:00-12:30 discussion and communication

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

NORDNET 2014 – Nordic Networking Event #1 in PM


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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.

Read more www.nordnet2014.com


PM Forum 2014, 28-29 Oct, Nuremberg, Germany


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“ GPM-Label_201402

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.

Keynote Speakers:

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).

eVa in the UK; 23-24 Oct. Toulouse, France


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!

There’s even a behind the scenes VIP tour to the AIRBUS 380 Final Assembly Line. (more…)