IPMA Council of Delegates convenes in Toronto, Canada


By Jouko Vaskimo

Editorial Advisor & Correspondent

Helsinki, Finland

International Project Management Association (IPMA) Council of Delegates (CoD), the highest decision-making body of the first global project management association, convened on March 29th … 30th 2014 in the One King West Hotel in Toronto, Canada, with delegates from 33 out of the 56 IPMA Member Associations (MA) in attendance. The meeting was organized by Project Management Association of Canada / Association de gestion de project du Canada (PMAC-AGPC), the local IPMA MA, and hosted by PMAC-AGPC President, Mr Alex Jalalian.

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In the photograph (from left to right): Mr Reinhard Wagner, IPMA Vice-President of R&D and Awards, Mr David Hudson, IPMA Vice-President of Membership, and Professor Mladen Radujković, IPMA President, CAPM President, addressing the IPMA Council of Delegates opening plenary (photos courtesy Jouko Vaskimo)

Mr Alex Jalalian, PMAC-AGPC President, warmly welcomed the IPMA CoD to Canada, to the region of Ontario, and to the city of Toronto. Mr Jalalian was very happy to host the CoD meeting, and stated “I would like to welcome you all to Toronto, Ontario, in Canada. It’s a great honor for the Project Management Association of Canada to be your host. This is the first CoD meeting ever outside the continent Europe (applauds of the audience). I would like to wish you all joyful days. If you needed any help, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Laylee (our event manager). All the best!”  Mr Jalalian can be contacted at [email protected] and at [email protected] .

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About the Author

flag-finlandjouko vaskimoJouko Vaskimo

Helsinki, Finland

Jouko Vaskimo works as Development Manager at Aalto PRO, the Professional Development unit of Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. He is also an International Correspondent and Editorial Advisor for PM World in Finland. Jouko graduated from Helsinki University of Technology in 1992. Since then he has held project management related assignments with increasing levels for responsibility at Sinebrychoff Ltd, the oldest brewery in Scandinavia; Kemira Engineering Ltd, the leading chemicals manufacturer Finland; DNA Finland Ltd, a large Finnish mobile phone operator; Nokia Business Infrastructure; and Ixonos PLC, one of the leading Finnish ICT consultancies. Jouko holds the IPMA Level C (Project Manager) and Level B (Senior Project Manager) certificates and is the chairman of the Finnish IPMA Certification Body operating IPMA certification in Finland. He is a member of the Project Management Association Finland Board of Directors and a founding member of PMI Finland Chapter. He received the PMP certificate in 2003. Since October 2007, Jouko has been heading the Finnish delegation to ISO/PC 236 and ISO/TC 258. Jouko resides in Espoo, Finland and can be best contacted at jouko.vaskimo“at”aalto.fi.

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