apfpm and PMRC Beijing 29-30 November Congress Celebrated



4 December 2014 – Zurich, Switzerland and Beijing, China – The Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm), Project Management Research Committee (PMRC, IPMA-China), and International Project Management Association (IPMA) joined together in Beijing, China, for a highly successful two-day event. The conference was held during 29-30 November 2014.

With the theme, Driving Business Value Through Delivering Project Success, hosted by PMRC, and organized by PMRC and apfpm, this great event attracted over 400 National, Asia Pacific, and International speakers and participants.

141204-pmwj29-apfpm-IMAGE1 CROWD

Photo by Les Squires, on the steps of main hall, Beihang University, Beijing. Temperature was -10Cº

Magnificently organized by PMRC and their Secretary-general and Vice President Dr. Ou Lixiong (welcoming participants in the photo below), with the assistance of apfpm Chair Dr. Bill Young, the event began with an Opening Ceremony, with speeches by a wide variety of organizing sponsors and dignitaries, from Beihang University, and from China, Asia Pacific, and International associations.

141204-pmwj29-apfpm-IMAGE2 WELCOMEAfter the traditional photo-session break, keynotes included a unique dual keynote session by IPMA President Mladen Radujkovic and IPMA VP Marketing & Events, Stacy Goff; their topic: When and How Project Managers Add Value and Increase Benefits. Next, Li Jin, of Alibaba, discussed Project Management in the Era of Big Data, and Ms. Tan Mei discussed Lunar Exploration Program Management.

In the afternoon keynotes, Professor Tomas Blomquist travelled from Sweden to present A New Approach of Driving Business by Projects; and Dr. Zhou Guohua treated us to insights into China’s High-speed Rail Development and Project Management.

Next, the plenary honored the Awards Winners for apfpm Project Management Achievement Awardfs, and China Achievement and Excellent Paper Awards (to be reported separately).

In closing day 1 keynotes, Matti Ahvenharju, Chairman of the Board of Project Institute Finland, presented Delivering Successful Business through Holistic Development of Enterprise Project Management, and Ding Ronggui, Professor of the School of Management, Shandong University, China, presented Chinese Wisdom in Project Governance.

In keeping with this being the official apfpm Congress, delgates then participated in the formal apfpm Member Association meeting, then interested participants joined for dinner at a local restaurant—into the late hours.

Day Two of the Congress featured breakout sessions that explored a wide range of topics in parallel; many of the sessions were so popular that there was standing-room only for them. Among the topics, each with multiple excellent speakers, were:

  • Project Financing/PPP and new-type Urbanization
  • Project Management Practice and Innovation
  • Project Management Informatization
  • Chinese Wisdom in Project Management
  • Power Engineering Project Management
  • Organizational Project Management Systems and Competence Development
  • International Projects and Cross Culture
  • Project Management Automotive R&D and Manufacturing
  • Young Crew Forum

Great Wall Excursion

141204-pmwj29-apfpm-IMAGE3 GREAT WALLFor International event participants who arrived early, apfpm Chair Bill Young and his wife Yustina organized a pre-event expedition to China‘s Great Wall.

The combination of history, exercise, fresh air, and dialogue was an excellent kick-off, as participants from over 10 nations got to know each other. All participants expressed deep thanks to Bill and Yustina Young!


About apfpm

141204-pmwj29-apfpm-IMAGE4 APFPM LOGOapfpm, Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management, is a regional Pacific Rim group of independent national project management associations. Operating through a virtual network of committees, the committees include Governance, Membership, Alliances, Achievement Awards, and Website Development. The apfpm website is the main communications method for the Federation. apfpm and IPMA signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding in 2014.

About PMRC

141204-pmwj29-apfpm-IMAGE5 PMRC LOGOPMRC, Project Management Research Committee, IPMA China, is China’s cross-industry national professional project management organization. In addition to their large number of national and international strategic relationships, PMRC offers the IPMA 4 Level Certification System, presents an important range of practitioner and research-oriented events each year, and has promoted the development of professional and international project management for over 23 years.

About IPMA

141204-pmwj29-apfpm-IMAGE6 IPMA LOGOFounded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s first global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 55 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. For more information about IPMA, visit http://www.ipma.ch/.

IPMA Media Contact: Stacy Goff; [email protected]

Source: IPMA