French Société Management de Projet admitted to full IPMA Membership


Reported by Jouko Vaskimo in Croatia

2 October 2013 – Dubrovnik, Croatia – The French Société Management de Projet (SMaP) has been approved for full membership status in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). The announcement was made following the meeting of the IPMA Council of Delegates (CoD) on September 29th 2013 in the Valamar Resort Babin Kuk in Dubrovnik, Croatia, with delegates from 43 IPMA Member Associations (MA) in attendance. The meeting was organized by Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM), the local IPMA MA, and hosted by Professor Mladen Radujkovic, president of both CAPM and IPMA.

The SMaP application was presented by Mrs Agnès Roux-Kiener, President of the SMaP Board of Directors, who was very happy with full IPMA membership, and commented “We have been waiting for this moment since the creation of SMaP six years ago. SMaP vision is to structure, develop and promote Project Management in France. This IPMA full membership status will help us to implement this vision, serving our members, either individual project managers or project-oriented organizations, in the best way and developing IPMA visibility in France”. Mrs Roux-Kiener can be contacted at [email protected] .  Please navigate to www.smap-asso.eu for further information. 


In the photograph (from left to right): SMaP delegation Mrs Agnès Roux-Kiener, Mr Gilles Caupin (past president of IPMA), Mr Jean-Louis Muller. (photo courtesy of Jouko Vaskimo)

In addition to SMaP, the IPMA CoD also unanimously approved the membership applications of the Asociacion Mexicana de Ingenieria de Proyectos (AMIP), Project Management Association Nepal (PMAN), and Asociacion Peruana de Dirección de Proyectos (APDP) in Peru. These Member Associations were previously transitional members of IPMA, and are now full members of IPMA.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The IPMA World Congress is one of the largest and most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year. The president for 2013-2014 is Mr. Mladen Radujkovic. For more information visit www.ipma.ch