21st PMA Global Project Management Symposium incorporating APFPM Awards concludes successfully in India


7 December 2013 – New Delhi, India – Project Management Associates of India (PMA, India) hosted its highly successful annual event, the ‘21st Global Symposium’ in New Delhi on 2-3 December 2013.  The theme of the symposium was “Linking Project Mindset to Nation’s Prosperity.”  The event this year incorporated the Asia Pacific Federation for Project Management (APFPM) Awards.

The Symposium was attended by some 600 industry professionals from 22 countries, and included not only a range of industry experts to share their rich experience but a great enthusiasm was seen all around. The importance of project management is now realized at the highest levels in the Government of India.

The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dr. M Veerappa Moily, inaugurated the Symposium on December 2, 2013.


The Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Sector Enterprises, Mr. Praful Patel, gave the Valedictory address. The Symposium was held under the Chairmanship of Mr. TKA Nair, Adviser to the Prime Minister of India.

The book ‘Totality of Project Management’ authored by Ms. Ruchira Jain, was released by Dr. M Veerappa Moily, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas. (see photo below)


The event was extensively covered in the media. The 21st Global Symposium was considered an astounding success.


Photo: symposium participants along with APFPM award winners in New Delhi.

Founded in 1993, Project Management Associates (PMA) is a non-profit registered professional body of projects and business managers, aimed at strengthening project management in India.  PMA’s vision is to be an apex agency for promotion of project thinking in India and worldwide for continuously enhancing delivery potential of programs and projects, thereby providing competitive edge to organizations, and growth to individuals.  Based in New Delhi and with branches in several other Indian cities, PMA serves members and stakeholders throughout India.  PMA is the Indian national association member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  The founder and honorary president of PMA is Mr. Adesh Jain.  For more information about PMA, visit www.pma-india.org.

Photos courtesy of PMA 

Source: PMA India