Initial Programme released for IPMA World Congress: Innovation through Dialogue


16 June 2014 – Rotterdam, the Netherlands – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) and the organizers of the 28th IPMA World Congress have announced that the Initial Programme is now available online. According to their most recent announcement, this will be the most comprehensive project management event of the year. It features three days of inspiring keynote speakers, best practices and academic updates, networking opportunities, social events, the IPMA Award gala and more. In total over 120 sessions including 60 Best Practice sessions and 12 keynotes from 20 countries will be presented, along with the Global Young Crew Workshop.



The following Keynote speakers have been announced for the 28th IPMA World Congress:

  • Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, Director Missing Chapter Foundation
  • Richard Wiseman, Psychologist, Professor, Author and Magician
  • Ricardo Viana Vargas, Director, Project Management Practice – UNOPS
  • Wilma Mansveld, Minister for the Environment, Government of The Netherlands
  • Jos Nijhuis, CEO, Schiphol
  • Simon Henley, Director, Defence Services Strategy, Rolls-Royce


The program offers 60 Best Practices divided into 12 streams with themes as Improving Projects, Learning Organization, Leadership, Technical Competences, Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainability, Endurance and Agile. Share experiences of Schiphol Group, Thales, Alstom, Shell, Dutch Railways, Mapna Group, UNOPS, HP, European Space Agency, FranklinCovey, Diamond Light Source, TNO, AECOM, Tehran Renovation Organization, ABN AMRO, Microsoft, Port of Rotterdam, Panama Canal, Gartner, NACO, Heathrow Airport, JFK Airport and many more.


Expect also a full and entertaining program for your evenings. We start with an official welcome at the historic City Hall of Rotterdam on Monday evening. Afterwards we will introduce you to our IPMA World Pub, the place to meet other participants outside the congress venue.

On Tuesday you can join one of the highlights of the year, the IPMA Award Gala dinner in the oldest building of Rotterdam, the Laurens Church. Finally on Wednesday we invite you to our Farewell Party. One more celebration with your peers before parting and going separate ways. More information at http://www.ipma2014.com/.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the World’s first global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 55 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. President of IPMA for 2014 is Professor Mladen Radujković. For further information about IPMA, visit www.ipma.ch.

The IPMA World Congress is one of the most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year.  Visit the congress website at www.ipma2014.com.

Press Contact: Stacy Goff, IPMA VP of Marketing & Events. [email protected]