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More than 3,000 expected at PMI® Global Congress 2012—North America in Vancouver

31 August 2012 – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) expects more than 3,000 to attend the PMI Global Congress 2012 – North America in Vancouver, BC, Canada in October.  In July, PMI announced the keynote speaker will be Mr. Marcus Buckingham, well known American author.  He will provide attendees with insight on how they can harness and apply their unique workplace strengths, and how those strengths can translate into long-term success for them and for their organizations.

Marcus Buckingham’s presentation will draw on his career as a senior researcher for Gallup Organization, where he has spent two decades collecting and analyzing data and delivering results that redefine the true drivers of achievement. It will also highlight the findings of his latest project, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal bestseller StandOut.  StandOut delivers practical innovations that fit individual strengths and provides managers with quick insights on how to get the best from each member of their team.  In addition to StandOut, Buckingham’s work includes four best-selling books: First, Break All the Rules (coauthored with Curt Coffman; Simon & Schuster, 1999); Now, Discover Your Strengths (coauthored with Donald O. Clifton; The Free Press, 2001); The One Thing You Need to Know (The Free Press, 2005); and Go Put Your Strengths To Work (The Free Press, 2007).

The congress will feature more than 100 educational presentations in 17 Area of Focus categories, with each a 75-minute session for learning and discussing a wide range of aspects of project and program management.  To learn about individual presentations, visit http://congresses.pmi.org/NorthAmerica2012/TheCongress/AOF/.

The PMI Global Congress 2012 North America will also include numerous networking opportunities, as well as several major social events, including the PMI Awards Ceremony & Reception on Saturday, 20 October; a Grand Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday, 21 October; and the Monday Evening Reception – “A Taste of Vancouver” on 22 October.

PMI’s Global Congress is one of the world’s premier project management educational and networking events, providing a forum in which practitioners and professionals can network, further their skills and learn how their projects fit within the context of world and economic affairs. The PMI Global Congress 2012—North America will be held from 20––23 October 2012 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  To register, visit http://congresses.pmi.org/NorthAmerica2012/.

PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than 600,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries. PMI advances the project management profession through global standards, credentials, chapters, virtual communities, academic research and publications. For more information, visit  www.PMI.org, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter @PMInstitute.