December 2018 PM Report from Italy

Project Management in Italy: PM Expo 2018



By Massimo Pirozzi

International Correspondent

Rome, Italy



This third Regional Report focuses on PM Expo® 2018, the major Event in Italy dedicated to Project Management, which has been organized, in Rome, by the major Italian Association of Project Management, the “Istituto Italiano di Project Management” (Italian Institute of Project Management, ISIPM for short).

 PM EXPO 2018

Istituto Italiano di Project Management (ISIPM) successfully organized, this year too, on October 26, in Rome, the main National Event in Italy dedicated to Project Management, which is PM Expo® 2018  https://www.pmexpo.it/ .

PM Expo® 2018, which focused on main theme “Innovation”, was a National record in terms of 1700 people who registered for the Event, and it had a very significant success, which was proven also by very high rates of Participant Satisfaction, and by many hundreds of congratulations that have been issued both directly, and via social networks. PM World Journal was the most welcome Media Partner of the Event.

PM Expo® 2018 was located in Auditorium del Massimo in Rome: available structures included the main hall with 800 seating capacity, plus three rooms, each one with an average of almost 100 seating capacity, plus spaces for several Sponsors and Exhibitors, plus spaces available for one of the most important issues of our Project Management Community, i.e. networking, plus spaces in the courtyard outside … for street food, pizza, and sandwich vans. Since the Public of PM Expo® is very diverse, including both professionals and students, employees and freelancers, civil servants and private employees, seniors and juniors, above location was important to support the “mixed formula” that ISIPM studied and applies to its major Events.  PM Expo® integrates, in a peculiar innovative way, Speeches by International and National Speakers, Round Tables, Workshops, Awarding of Prizes, Sponsors’ Speeches and Exhibitions, and even a Lottery for Participants and ISIPM’s Members. Nevertheless, let us go now into a summary of PM Expo 2018 Program.

The main theme of Innovation was directly addressed by three speeches in the International Session, and, further, by a Round Table: all of these events took place in the Auditorium Main Hall. In the International Session, Special Guests David Pells, Managing Editor of PM World Journal, and Darren Dalcher, Professor of Strategic Project Management at Lancaster University Management School, had two speeches that were appreciated a lot by the numerous audience, which were, respectively, “Innovation 360! Views from a PM Globalist”, and “Who killed innovation? … and what we can do about it”.


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How to cite this report: Pirozzi, M. (2018). Title, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue XII (December). Available online at: https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/pmwj77-Dec2018-Pirozzi-3rd-Report-from-Italy-English.pdf

About the Author

Massimo Pirozzi

Rome, Italy



Massimo Pirozzi, MSc cum laude, Electronic Engineering, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Principal Consultant, Project Manager, and Educator. He is a Member and the Secretary of the Executive Board, a Member of the Scientific Committee, and an accredited Master Teacher, of the Istituto Italiano di Project Management (Italian Institute of Project Management). He is certified as a Professional Project Manager, as an Information Security Management Systems Lead Auditor, and as an International Mediator. He is a Researcher, a Lecturer, and an Author about Stakeholder Identification and Management, Relationship Management, Complex Projects Management, and Project Management X.0.

Massimo has a wide experience in managing large and complex projects in national and international contexts, and in managing relations with public and private organizations, including multinational companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, research institutes, and non-profit organizations. He worked successfully in several sectors, including Defense, Security, Health, Education, Cultural Heritage, Transport, Gaming, and Services to Citizens. He was also, for many years, a Top Manager in ICT Industry, and an Adjunct Professor in Organizational Psychology. He is registered as an Expert of the European Commission, and as an Expert of the Italian Public Administrations.

Massimo Pirozzi serves as an international Correspondent in Italy for the PM World Journal. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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