This 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.
With 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.
Tehran is hosting the first 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.
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:
Network 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
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
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.
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.
- Submission of the application and the annotation by December 15th, 2014
- Selection results notification by January 15th, 2015
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 ">
Recognising 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 November2015.
IPMA 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.
The 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
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.
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).
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 Board Member The Society of Project Management (SPM), Japan
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: . (more…)
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.
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.
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 ofAmerican 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.
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.
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).
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!
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…)
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”.
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…)