Final Programme Published for the IPMA World Congress


6 October 2012 – Athens, Greece – IPMA and the PM Greece organizing team for the 26th IPMA World Congress on Project Management, being held in Crete in late October have published the final programme for the 29-31 October event. The World Congress will be preceded by the Global Young Crew Workshop, on 26-28 October, and by exciting pre-Congress workshops on 28 October. Registration information about this IPMA World Congress and its range of activities is available at http://www.ipma2012.gr.

Keynotes, Streams and Evening Events

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The programme includes keynotes and special sessions, as announced separately, and the inimitable IPMA Family evening events, featuring the Gala Awards Dinner on Tuesday night. IPMA invites you to join them in Crete!

The theme for the 26th IPMA World Congress is Integrating Project Management Standards. Integrate your own standards for project and program success at this 2012 IPMA World Congress. Play a part in the design of the Congress with your proposals; interact in vibrant sessions and workshops; rejoice in the wide publication of the results. There is a way forward in times of economic challenges. Project Management and you should be part of it. Visit http://www.ipma2012.gr/index.php for information or to register.

Crete is the largest island in Greece. Next to being the home of the first European civilisation – the Minoan civilization dating 5000 years ago — the island offers mountains and sandy beaches which belong among the finest in the world.

Crete has a mild Mediterranean climate and the conference participants will have the opportunity to taste one of the oldest and most tasty gastronomic traditions in the world and to enjoy the famous Cretan hospitality.

26th IPMA World Congress on Project Management will be held at the spectacular Creta Maris Beach Resort, just 24 kilometres from Heraklion International Airport and close to the fishing village of Hersonissos, near a long sweeping bay of sandy beach and crystal clear water.

The 26th IPMA World Congress is being organized by the Network of Project Managers in Greece (PM-Greece), the Greek member association of IPMA, in cooperation with the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), under auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure.

The Chairman for the 26th IPMA World Congress is Dr. John – Paris Pantouvakis, Associate Professor, Director of the Department of Construction Engineering & Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering, NTUA, Athens, Greece. Professor Pantouvakis can be contacted at [email protected]

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) was the world’s first project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national PM societies in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA offers an International Competence Baseline standard, a four-level project manager certification, expert seminars and global knowledge. IPMA’s annual world congress is one of the most important meetings of the world’s project management experts and leaders each year. The president of IPMA for 2012 is Roberto Mori. Additional information about IPMA is available at www.ipma.ch.

Contact Information:

Stacy Goff, IPMA VP of Marketing and Events

[email protected]

Source: IPMA