Report from the 27th IPMA World Congress


Project Management Olympics Held in Dubrovnik

By Gordana Blažević

IPMA Young Crew Croatia 

Zagreb, Croatia

From 30 September to 3 October 2013, Croatia had a great privilege of hosting the 27th IPMA World Congress and welcoming some of the most prominent and the best project managers from around the world. The Congress was held in Dubrovnik and it was organized by the Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM).

The Croatian Association for Project Management is one of IPMA’s (International Project Management Association) 55 non-profit member associations. IPMA World Congress has a long tradition and it is recognized as one of the world’s leading events in the field of project management, program and portfolio management which gathers the world’s prominent experts, managers, company representatives as well as academics and young people interested and involved in the field. The Congress was held under the patronage of the Croatian president Ivo Josipović, the Croatian Government and the University of Zagreb.

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Congress Opening, photo: Vladimir Ivanov

The congress was attended by about 700 participants from over 60 countries worldwide. The master of the ceremony was Peter Taylor, a prominent UK consultant, speaker, writer and trainer, known as the “Lazy Project Manager.” The Congress was opened by Mladen Radujković; the president of the International Project Management Association.


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About the Author

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Zagreb, Croatia

Gordana Blažević is a member of IPMA Young Crew and president of Young Crew Croatia. She was born in 1985., graduated Faculty of Civil Engineering from the University of Zagreb in September 2010. After graduation, she was working till September 2012 for company OPTIMA Project Ltd, a registered company for performing construction services, expert supervision, consulting and project management. After that, the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Zagreb in the Construction Management Department employed her as a young research associate.

As a president of Young Crew Croatia Gordana is part of various projects on national and international level. She is also member of IPMA Marketing Working group.

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