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.
Attend IPMA’s third conference on Project management with the title “Project Management: challenges and best practices” in Algiers on 23 May 2015.
It is organised with the support of the Algerian Project Management Association in creation and Advantage, a local event agency. It will take place at ESHRA, the prestigious Hotel School in Algiers that recently opened a modern 15 hectares campus near the beach and has a collaboration with Ecole Hôtelière et de Restauration de Lausanne (Switzerland).
The target audience of the conference are mangers/project managers from the private and public sector, research, education and training organisation from Algeria
Learn more about IPMA’s third conference on project management and share your experience. To register contact Samira Baba Aissa at
The PM Forum 2015 will be taking place under the motto “Project Management opens up new horizons. Thinking ahead. Going Further” from 27th to 28th October 2015 in Nuremberg. This year’s conference program consists of eleven streams and represents the diversity of the world of Project Management. The following eleven topic streams have been announced:
A career as a Project Manager – How far is it to the horizon?
Becoming more competitive: PM in small and medium-sized enterprises
Future trends in PM – The Next Generation
New horizons through Strategic Project Management/Portfolio Management
Stress reduction – Health Management in Projects
Resource Management, the cursed prince?
Communication: Reaching new horizons with a motivated team
Lean PM and reducing complexity: Creating values without waste – “Get more with less”
Social competence: Lived values for living projects
Agile thinking – Impetuses and pathways to achieve greater agility
Interactivity. Beyond the horizon the journey continues (interactive stream)
IPMA Young Crew announces that the first International Project Management Championship for students will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, 23rd – 24th April, 2015.
National Project Management Championships have already been a successful local event for many Young Crews in different countries, gaining ever increasing attention and recognition amongst the student audience. IPMC is the next logical step for these local championships and Young Crews to come together, organizing a brand new event of an international scale.
This will be a great opportunity for winners of National Project Management Championships to compete against each other and find out, who are the best young project managers internationally. The final assessment – a project management simulation provided by PM Catalyst – will be a whole day task for the teams to show their best performance and knowledge in project management.
It is expected, that Young Crews from at least six countries will send their national winners to the International Championship in Vilnius, Lithuania.
IPMC is a part of larger local event – Lithuanian Project Management Association`s conference PM Spring.
IPMC is organized by IPMA and IPMA Young Crew. Action learning partner – PM Catalyst.
The 4th Project Management Conference is held to reflect the efforts made by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques that aim at implementing approved projects within development plans in order to benefit from such projects in achieving prosperity for citizens. KSA is one of the biggest countries that allocate government spending to development and infrastructure projects.
The speech delivered by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to engineers during the last conference had a great impact on all stakeholders in both public and private sectors as it encouraged them to constantly pursue the best practices and solutions and overcome any organizational or legal issues to attain the optimal management of development projects.
The development renaissance the KSA is witnessing today has produced hundreds of giant projects in all development sectors. This calls for ensuring that these projects are duly implemented as planned and in a way that fulfills the expectations of the wise leadership of this generous country, and accordingly achieves the goals these projects have been approved for to better serve the country and citizens.
Based on the above, the Saudi Council of Engineers, department of Project Management has the honor to organize the 4th session of the Saudi Project Management Conference under the title: Towards A Professional Project Management Which comes in line with the Mission of the Council of assisting national action and supporting development efforts to help attaining development sectors aims and building national potentials and expertise that can properly manage the national development process.
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 leader ship behavior combined with skilful application of methods and experiences.
The symposium is organised by the Danish IPMA Association, in cooperation with the associations in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
In general, a complete stream of the symposia programme will be in English:
The programme includes five plenary time slots which will feature keynote addresses in English. During the Symposium, four rounds of five parallel half-day seminars will take place – each round with minimum one seminar in English.
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 ">
Megaprojects 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 first 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.
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.
Attend IPMA’s first workshop in Morocco on Project management as a catalyst for successful change, 02 April 2015 in Casablanca This workshop is organised by FGS (Family Group Services), local consultancy in collaboration and with the support of SMAP (Société de Management de Projet), France and IPMA.
The target audience are managers/project managers from the private and public sector, research, education and training organisations from Morocco and the region
Lean more on the project management as a catalyst for successful change and share your experience -To register contact FGS Mr. Bourachdi under
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
Tehran 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.
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.
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