27th IPM World Congress on Project Management concludes successfully in Dubrovnik, Croatia


5 October 2013 – Zagreb, Croatia – The 27th IPMA World Congress on Project Management successfully concluded on Wednesday, 3 October after a week of meetings and three days of world-class international conference.  The 27th IPMA World Congress, under the title “Finding Balance and Moving Forward,” was officially held from 30 September to 3 October 2013 at the Valamar Resort Babin Kuk in Dubrovnik, Croatia.  The conference was preceded by meetings of the IPMA Council of Delegates, IPMA working groups and committees, and the IPMA Global Young Crew Workshop. Participants came from around the world.


The Organizing Committee was recognized and congratulated during the closing ceremony of the Congress; IPMA President Mladen Radujković with microphone, congress program director  Mladen Vukomanovic 3rd from right; congress photo by Les Squires 

Some results of the congress:

  • Peter Taylor, the Lazy Project Manager, was outstanding as host and master of ceremonies – learn more about Peter at http://www.ipma2013.hr/mc.aspx
  • Outstanding keynote presentations by Jakša Puljiz (HRV), Deputy Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds, Government of Croatia; Mike Brown (UK), Former Head of the Centre for Project Management, Rolls-Royce plc;  Dr. Prajapati Trivedi (IND), Secretary to the Government of India; and Colin J. Carlile (SWE), Director of European Spalliation Source Scandinavia.  To view their presentations, go to http://www.ipma2013.hr/keypres.aspx.
  • Together with the Young Crew event, the World Congress delivered 6 social functions; 9 keynote presentations, 3 workshops and over 208 presentations, and welcomed 700 delegates.

Conducted under patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik was organized by IPMA and CAPM (the Croatian Association for Project Management – www.capm.hr), with the Civil Engineering Faculty of the University of Zagreb  www.grad.unizg.hr,  the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) – www.icoste.org and the “Baltazar Adam Krčelić” College of Business and Management (www.vspu.hr ) as co-organizers.  The Chair of the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik is Mladen Radujković. The congress program director is Mladen Vukomanovic.  Visit the 2013 congress website at http://www.ipma2013.hr/.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The IPMA World Congress is one of the largest and most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year. The president for 2013-2014 is Mr. Mladen Radujkovic. 

For more information visit www.ipma.ch