AIPM 2012 National Project Management Conference set for Melbourne in October

The 2012 national conference of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) will be held at the Crown Promenade Hotel in Melbourne, Australia during 7-10 October 2012.  The conference theme is “People, Places, Projects – A New Frontier.”

According to Trevor Alex, 2012 Convenor and AIPM National Director, “ People, places, projects – it’s all interrelated; we cannot afford to do one without considering the other.”

The AIPM 2012 Conference will have a focus on each of these key areas and its importance for the successful delivery of any project.


  • What is expected of a project manager today and in the future?
  • Managing people within the project and wider workplace can be a challenge for projects, programmes and across the portfolio
  • Delivering projects in an organisation where the culture is not open to change
  • Managing project teams that are not centrally located
  • Awareness and management of outside issues that may affect the workforce, how do we manage this?
  • In today’s technological environment, do we have a work / life balance in a 24/7 world?


  • Being aware of the project management environment
  • Project Management and cultural awareness
  • Project Management and environmental risk
  • Globalisation Projects
  • Do we really understand project portfolio management?
  • When to call a project a programme?
  • What guidance is there to move a project to a programme?
  • Does project portfolio management really do the role it’s meant to,  if yes then what makes it successful and if not why not?
  • What methodology or framework do we apply?

Attendance at the conference will provide opportunities to further develop skills, share knowledge, and network with peers and experts.
It will provide the opportunity to hear key speakers share their practical knowledge and project management approaches when working in such a diverse and demanding project environment.

The conference venue is Crown Promenade Hotel, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank 3006, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action – Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct. Directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex by airbridge, Crown Promenade Hotel is also close to the CBD, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and many of the city’s most famous arts and sporting facilities.

For more information including full program and keynote speakers, or to register, visit the conference website at http://www.aipm2012.com.au/

Formed in 1976 as the Project Managers’ Forum, AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia over the past 35 years.  AIPM’s role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project team members, project managers and project directors.  AIPM’s vision is to be recognized by business, industry, and government as the key promoter, developer, and leader in project management professionalism.  The President of AIPM for 2012 is David Hudson.  AIPM is the Australian national member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More about AIPM at www.aipm.com.au.

Source: AIPM