29th IPMA World Congress in Panama City, Panama


By Jouko Vaskimo

Editorial Advisor & International Correspondent

Panama City, Panama and Helsinki, Finland

Mr Reinhard Wagner, International Project Management Association (IPMA) President, and Mr José E. Reyes G., Asociatión Panameńa de Gestion de Proyectos (APGP) President, opened the 29th IPMA World Congress at Panama City, Panama, on 28th September 2015. The theme of the 29th IPMA World Congress, the first one to be organized in the Americas, was The way to project management in a multicultural context. Mr Tom Taylor, Association for Project Management (APM) President, performed the duties of Master of Ceremonies at the congress plenary sessions, including opening and closing ceremonies.

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Mr Tom Taylor addressing the 29th IPMA World Congress opening ceremony audience (photos courtesy Jouko Vaskimo)

The congress comprised an extensive system of plenary sessions with keynote presentations by renowned experts in project management, parallel streams with practitioner and scientific foci, and a generous offering of social events surrounding the official congress program. The congress, organized by Asociatión Panameńa de Gestion de Proyectos, took place in the Hotel Westin Playa Bonita Business & Convention Center on 28th … 30th September 2015, attracting over 100 presenters and 500 participants from over 40 different countries. For more information on the 29th IPMA World Congress in Panama City, please navigate to http://www.ipmawc2015.com/ .

An IPMA Global Young Crew Workshop (GYCW) preceded the World Congress on 25th … 27th September, 2015. The Global Young Crew Workshop was organized as an opportunity for young project-oriented people around the world to get to know one another. The GYCW comprised interactive workshops, streams, and presentations from renowned keynote speakers. Participants had the opportunity to expand their horizons and bring new and creative views to the way they manage their projects. A special emphasis was on group discussions, interactive learning, networking and having fun. The GYCW can be considered the premium IPMA event for young project managers and people building a career in project management.


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About the Author


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International Editorial Advisor




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. He is 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/TC 258. Jouko resides in Espoo, Finland and can be best contacted at jouko.vaskimo“at”aalto.fi .

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