Project Management Report from Belo Horizonte


By Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto

International Correspondent 

Minas Gerais, Brazil

It is already a tradition. Every September, PMI – Minas Gerais Chapter promotes its Congress.

This was the 8th time. And it was a success, as usual.

At least a thousand professionals invest 2 days in order to discuss, listen, learn and build contacts.

The Congress leitmotiv was Project Conduction. The event was open by Mrs. Myriam Moura, Chapter President and the first keynote Speaker was maestro Raul Marinuzzi, talking about the similarities between managing a Project and conducting an orchestra.

In sequence, Mrs. Angela Hirata, the former (co)recreator of the famous Havaianas flip flops, taught about that successful project, or how to turn a popular product into a fashion shoe.

Along the 2 days 21 technical sessions were eagerly disputed by the participants.


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About the Author

Manuel-Carvalho-da-Silva-Netoflag-brazilManuel Carvalho da Silva Neto 

Minas Gerais, Brazil 

Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto, MsC, Mech. Engineer and PMP is Fundação Dom Cabral Invited Professor and also Consultant. He is a seasoned professional with over 38 years of experience in Project Management, Process Management and Strategy. Manuel has managed or participated in more than a hundred projects across different fields including Steel, Mining, IT, Telecom, Food Processing, Government and Construction to mention a few. He worked also in projects of PMO (Project Management Office) and Methodology of Project Management. He has also strong skills in Leading People and Finance. He served as Minas Gerais State Undersecretary for Planning and Budget, from 2007 to 2008. Manuel can be contacted at [email protected].