IPMA 2014 World Congress Programme Nearly Complete



31 August 2014 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands – The programme for the 2014 IPMA World Congress, planned for Rotterdam, The Netherlands, is nearly complete. You can review it at the Congress website. Over 30 Academic/Scientific papers are now in the program, and Congress participants can now begin planning the presentations of greatest interest. These papers are in addition to the 60+ Best Practice papers, 12 keynotes, and numerous poster sessions.

140831-pmwj26-programme-IMAGEOf course, as is traditional with the IPMA World Congress, we will have much more than this great daytime program! The evening events add to the excitement. Monday evening’s Welcome Party, held in the magnificent Stadhuis Rotterdam (Town Hall), will be special.

We toured the venue in our Site Visit last December, and this place is wonderful! Built in 1914-1920, it is one of the few buildings in Rotterdam that survived the bombing of May 14th, 1940. Afterwards we will introduce you to our IPMA World Pub, the place to meet other participants outside the congress venue.

Then the Awards Gala, featuring IPMA Project Excellence Awards, will be the highlight of Tuesday evening. It will be held in the oldest building in Rotterdam, the retired Laurens Church. A very popular meeting spot, It has brilliant acoustics, and the second largest organ in Europe. Of course, the IPMA Family experience, wonderful dinner, and sterling dialogue, will accompany the celebration of IPMA Awards winners. After the Gala is completed, it will be an easy stroll back to your hotel room … or the disco for the Young Crew and young at heart.

After the final keynotes on Wednesday, as the 28th IPMA World Congress winds down, we will introduce and immediately begin preparations for the 29th IPMA World Congress (see below), Then we will close with our traditional Farewell Party–the final event of the 2014 IPMA World Congress.

Global Young Crew Workshop

The program is complete for this 2014 IPMA Young Crew event, and it looks great! IPMA Young Crew is an IPMA organization for young project managers and students, and it is often the most vibrant part of IPMA. The Global Young Crew Workshop is the peak Young Crew event of each year. Held before the World Congress on 26-28 September, at the Congress venue in Rotterdam, you can see the stellar lineup of speakers at the Congress website. See the full program (and sign up) at the event website.

Discounted Hotel Rates Expire September 12

The World Congress organizers have negotiated excellent rates at a range of hotels in Rotterdam. But those discounted rates expire on September 12. See the map of the World Congress venue and nearby hotels. Use the IPMA2014 code to see the remaining rooms and rates—but hurry, because some of the hotels have only a handful of rooms remaining. By the way, while the rates are listed for 1 adult, you can also request a room for doubles. Note that the official Young Crew hotel looks like a great value!

2015 IPMA World Congress

If you have managed to miss this year’s 2014 World Congress in Rotterdam, even with all our news throughout this year, here is a sneak preview for 2015: The 29th IPMA World Congress will be in Panama City, Panama, on September 30-October 2. Announcements at the final 2014 Congress session will include the celebration of the Panama Canal’s 100th anniversary, IPMA’s 50th anniversary, and Young Crew’s 10th anniversary. Expect the Call For Papers in January-February 2015, and plan to attend!

140831-pmwj26-programme-IMAGE2Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the World’s first professional project management organization. The IPMA federation of national project management societies serves Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA offers an International Competence Baseline standard, a four-level project manager certification, Project Excellence Awards, and organizational maturity assessments in project and programme management.

The IPMA World Congress, planned for 29 September – 1 October in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, is one of the most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year. The president of IPMA for 2014 is Professor Dr. Mladen Radujkovic, of Croatia. For further information about IPMA, please visit us at http://www.ipma.ch/.

Source: IPMA