December 2016 PM Update from Buenos Aires


PMI Southern Cone Tour 2016; Events in Mendoza, Cordoba, Buenos Aires and Rosario; PMI Buenos Aires Chapter 20th Anniversary Celebration

By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Once again the PMI Southern Cone Tour 2016, a multiple Congress that has been held in the Latin American South Region since 2005 with the participation of the PMI Chapters of the countries of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay, was developed with great success.

This tour began with its first event in the city of Montevideo, capital of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay. This congress started a series of 13 consecutive events that take place in the South of Latin America during the last week of October and throughout November, ending in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, on November 25th.

As for Argentina, the Southern Cone Tour already took place in Mendoza on October 28th and 29th, organized by the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter. With an audience of more than 120 participants at the National University of Cuyo, I had the honor of being the Keynote Speaker of the Congress on October 28th with a talk about “Leading Change through Emotions”.

On Saturday, October 29th, the Tour Cono Sur Mendoza moved to outdoor, at the Monteviejo Winery, where a Coaching for Competences activity was carried out, winery was visited, and ending with a lunch and wine tasting.

Other speakers of very high international level contributed their knowledge and experiences to this important event, which has been developed in the city of Mendoza since 2008, improving year by year the level and quality of the event.

During November, events were held in Cordoba, on November 1st, then Buenos Aires on November 3rd and ended in Rosario on November 8th, completing 4 days of Project Management in the framework of the PMI Tour Cono South in our country this year.

International speakers have presented their high level conferences in this PMI Tour Cono Sur 2016, a classic of the southernmost region of the planet.

International speakers include Cecil White, Member of the Board of Directors of PMI Global, Agnieszka Gasperini, Past President of PMI Poland Chapter and current Mentor of PMI Region 8 Central Europe, Victor Villar, Past President of PMI Chapter Lima, Peru and former Mentor of Region 13 Latin America South, Luis Flores, Past President of PMI Chapter Lima, Peru.

In addition, there were renowned local exhibitors such as Diego Golombek, Doctor in Biology, Professor of the National University of Quilmes and researcher of CONICET Argentina, Alexis Atem, entrepreneur from Mendoza, partner of the innovative company Energe, which develops products that use renewable energy, specifically solar energy.

More (with great photos from the events)…

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About the Author


International Correspondent
Buenos Aires, Argentina


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 Cecilia Boggi, PMP is founder and Executive Director of activePMO, giving consulting services and training in Project Management and Leadership skills in Argentina and Latin America.

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, she has managed software development projects and PMO implementation projects for more than 20 years both in the government and private sector. Cecilia also has graduated from an Executive Program in Business Management at Universidad del CEMA. She holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential since 2003, is certified as SDI Facilitator from Personal Strengths© and is alumni of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2012.  Ms. Boggi is Past President of the PMI Buenos Aires Argentina Chapter, and is a founding member of the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter and PMI Santa Cruz Bolivia Chapter. She has been designated by PMI in the role of Mentor of Region 13, Latin America South, for the years 2014-2016.  Cecilia has participated in the development of PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition, leading the Chapter 9, Human Resource Management, content team and she is professor of Project Management in some Universities and Institutes in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Bolivia.

She can be contacted at [email protected] and www.activepmo.com

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