Interview with PMI Turkey Chapter President Metin Ornek

Project Management Update from Istanbul

By İpek Sahra Özgüler

International Correspondent

Istanbul, Turkey

After a beatiful summer, it is time to face the facts: the colder months have come, the schools have opened, the project management activities have been organized. In this month, two big events will be held in Turkey.

  • Project Management Summit 2015, Istanbul
  • Project Management Summit 2015, Ankara

Metin Örnek, president of PMI Turkey Chapter, answered questions about Project Management Summit 2015 and PMI Turkey Chapter.

Interview with PMI Turkey Chapter President Metin Ornek

Welcome to Mr. Ornek. I’m very pleased to talk with you about the coming event Project Management Summit 2015. What will be special in this year?

During this 2-day conference, top level managers, project managers, academics, scientists, leaders and solution providers will have the opportunity to share experiences, bring new ideas, debate issues, and introduce the latest developments in this largely multidisciplinary field.

Who has hosted the PM Summit 2015?

The conference will be held in Bosphorus University, Istanbul with their academic contribution, between 2-3 October 2015.

What is the topic of the PM Summit 2015 and how many people will be attended?

Main topic of the summit is “New trends in project management”; and the sub themes are Talent Management, Communication, Innovation, Technology, Methods, Entrepreneurship and Agile. Approximately 500 people will attend to summit.


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About the Author


141210-pmwj30-Ozguler-PHOTOİpek Sahra Özgüler

Istanbul, Turkey




İpek Sahra Özgüler graduated from the Istanbul University with the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and from Middle East Technical University with an MSc degree in Software Management. She became a certified PMP in January, 2012 and a certified SCRUM Master in 2014. Ipek works as project portfolio manager at TAV IT Project Management Office. TAV IT is a core technology provider and systems integration company specialising in aviation. It delivers turn-key airport systems and infrastructure solutions for various parties at airports, including airport authorities, airlines and ground handling companies. Her main responsibility is to move the organization to the future by executing the organization’s strategy through portfolio management. Before joining TAV IT, she worked for global multinational companies and leading local companies such as Coca Cola, Deloitte, Turkcell Superonline and Havelsan. Over the years, she has gained extensive experience in managing various medium and large scale projects, programs and portfolios.

Her article named “When I Decided to Develop Multi Processing Project Manager’s System” published in the book “A Day in the Life of a Project Manager”. She has published several articles in the PM World Journal and one in PMI’s PM Network magazine. Ipek is actively involved in sailing, writing and discovering new cultures. She can be contacted at [email protected].

To view other works by Ipek, visit her author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/ipek-sahra-ozguler/