December 2018 PM Update from Buenos Aires

International Congress PMI Tour Cono Sur 2018 (Project Management in Argentina)



By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Since 2005, every November it has place into southern Latin America Region the already famous PMI Tour Cono Sur (PMI Southern Cone Tour).

This international Congress, organized by Project Management Institute Chapters from the Southern Countries in Latina America, is the largest meeting on leadership and project management in the region and brings together international experts who share the latest international trends in leadership, project management and the impact of projects on business and organizational strategies.

This important event arose in 2005, due to the need to boost the interest of the Project Management in the region and the collaboration between the chapters. The First PMI Tour Cono Sur was organized by PMI Buenos Aires Argentina Chapter, PMI Santiago Chile Chapter and PMI Montevideo Uruguay Chapter, holding coordinated conferences in the three cities, with the participation of representatives from each chapter of the three countries. This experience was so successful that the event expanded to Peru in 2008, Paraguay and Bolivia in 2009.

The 2018 edition of the PMI Tour Cono Sur included events in 15 locations, under the theme “Manage, adapt and reinvent the world through projects“.

With respect to the PMI Argentine Chapters, the Tour Cono Sur is held in the cities of Buenos Aires since 2005, in Mendoza since 2008 and the cities of Cordoba and Rosario were added in 2016.

This year the Tour began in Mendoza, organized by the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter on November 2nd and 3rd. Being the province of Mendoza internationally recognized for the quality of its wine, especially the Malbec variety, the place chosen for the PMI Tour Cono Sur 2018 was “La Enoteca”, former School of Vitiviniculture turned into a museum, considered as cultural heritage and emblem of the world of wine, theme which was central to the event.

Exhibitors of great experience, such as Victor Villar, Leonor Viturro, Jorge Moreno, Gustavo Albera, Fernando Bolado, among others, have provided to the audience their theoretical and practical knowledge of current issues in project management.

Additionally, exhibitors from different wineries were invited to share their experience in the management of wine industry projects, very much in keeping with the theme of the Congress.

Photo: Volunteers and Speakers of the PMI Tour Cono Sur Mendoza 2018

Traditionally, the PMI Tour Cono Sur in Mendoza combines the conferences with an Outdoor workshop that, on this occasion, was held at Espacio Lares, which stands out as a place surrounded by nature. The workshop was facilitated by Adriana Cibelli, PMP, vice president of the PMI Buenos Aires Chapter, who developed a very interesting dynamic combining leadership with wine.


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To cite this article: Boggi, C. (2018). December 2018 Project Management Update from Argentina, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue XII (December). Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/pmwj77-Dec2018-Boggi-argentina-regional-report-english.pdf

About the Author


International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina




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 has an Executive Master in Business Administration from Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Spain and 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©, is a Professional Executive Coach accredited by Association for Coaching, UK, and 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 was PMI’s Mentor for Region 13, Latin America South, for the years 2014-2016.  Cecilia participated in the development of PMI’s PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition, leading the Chapter 9, Human Resource Management, content team; she is professor of Project Management and Leadership in some Universities and Institutes in Latin America.

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

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