Dr Imtiaz Sooliman to deliver keynote address at PMSA KZN Regional Conference



Registration open for April Kwa Zulu Natal Project Management Conference in Durban

29 March 2016 – Johannesburg, South Africa – From hostage negotiations to the provision of water to desperate farmers, from assisting cities in their recovery from natural disasters to helping shack-dwellers regain their dignity after losing everything to fire, aid agency Gift of the Givers has consistently illustrated its service to humanity and ability to mobilise at short notice and make a difference when it matters most.

160329-pmwj45-pmsa-kzn-LOGOBesides attracting the volunteer services of some of our most expert emergency medical and rescue teams, Gift of the Givers epitomises crisis management through projects, stakeholder engagement, risk management and mastery of logistics.

PMSA is honoured to feature Gift of the Givers founder and CEO, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman at the upcoming PMSA Regional Conference taking place on 18 and 19 April 2016 in Durban, where he will deliver a keynote address. Dr Sooliman has an inspiring message and is an example of an authentic leader, and if you haven’t had the privilege of listening to his message before, now is your chance.

Dr Sooliman shares the programme with handpicked presenters who will describe best practices and case studies related to economic development in the KZN region.

PMSA KwaZulu Regional Conference 

More of the exciting speaker line-up is detailed below (or follow this link for further information):

  • The first keynote address will come from Ruben Reddy, who brings to the event his insights gained from decades of contribution to sport architecture, healthcare facilities and public sector buildings, including large scale transportation hubs, spatial planning and urban design.
  • Economist, Dr Clive Coetzee will present his views on the economic outlook for the KZN Region and what this means for Project Management.
  • Busa Mkhize will discuss the iLembe District Broadband Project as a case study designed to connect citizens, contribute to economic growth by assisting new business startups, enabling new industries and supporting SMMEs; creating jobs and introducing a new revenue source for iLembe District Municipalities.
  • Xolani Shange will speak on measuring the outcomes of the Hlabisa Hospital Project Delivery in KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Vusi Mazibuko, General Manager of the Moses Mabhida Stadium will speak on deriving ongoing value from infrastructure projects.
  • Frank Stevens will share insights into the role of innovative technology and project management in delivering the Durban Harbour Sub-Aqueous Service Tunnel.
  • Andrew Thompson, shares the lessons learned in terms of stakeholder management as well as innovation in negotiating towards resolution to achieve project success using the Blythedale Resort as a case study.
  • Louise Worsley will use a story-telling approach to examine several stakeholder sensitive projects in Southern Africa interpreted against stakeholder management models.
  • Dr Clive Enoch speaks on Benefits Realisation Management: Changing the way we see Project Delivery, saying in the past, projects and programmes have been delivered with the focus being on delivery excellence. In challenging economic times, it is even more imperative to ensure the benefits used to motivate and secure project investments, are realized.

  • Panelists: Dr Clive Coetzee, Economist, KZN Treasury & Dr Musa Gumede, Deputy City Manager: Community and Emergency Services will offer their perspectives and field questions from the audience on the major project undertakings due to stimulate the KZN local economy, including reference to the recent selection of Durban as host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, and what this means for project managers. 

Online registration is essential. Please click here to register or visit our website http://www.projectmanagement.org.za/ for more information. Registrations close on Friday 8th April 2016.

Project Management South Africa (PMSA) is a Section 21 (not-for-gain) professional association representing the interests of project, programme and portfolio management practitioners in South Africa. PMSA has a membership of over 1 500 project management practitioners at various career stages and has existed as an autonomous representative body for over 15 years. PMSA sponsors regional and national conferences and other events on a regular basis. For more information, visit http://www.projectmanagement.org.za/ or contact [email protected].

Source: PMSA