IPMA-USA Says, Save The Date!



Globalized PM Competence conference set for April 13-14, 2016 in Southfield, MI (near Detroit)

9 January 2016 – Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA – IPMA-USA Director of Education Thomas Baumann asks all interested parties to Save the Date for our next major event, April 13-14. Educators, Industry Experts, Executives and Professional Association members will once again join in knowledge exchange. The last time we engaged in this way, in 2011, it was exciting and tremendous learning for all involved. The theme this time is, Managing the Challenges of Synchronizing Global Projects. The agenda for this two-day event is nearly complete, and here are the speakers:

Nation Speaker / Topic
China Dr. Anbang Qi, Nankai University of China: how projects must adapt to underlying cultures of stakeholders, focusing on global companies in China
India Dr. Rajat K. Baisya, international project management expert: the challenges and constraints in developing the right project management expertise within the company with emphasis on global companies in India
Germany Dr. Gerhard Roth, University of Bremen: stress and burn out in a global project world – mechanisms, indicators and management hints – transfer from neuroscience (via Skype)
UK Dr. Mary McKinley, ICCPM: global requirements and comments to establish successful global teams
UK Dr. Miles Shepherd, globally-recognized project and program manager, Vice President of the Association for Project Management: ensuring excellent quality in global project and portfolio management in a global project world
USA David Clements, Brose: global project management career and competencies – how Brose is successful mastering this challenge
USA Kurt Meador, Hella: mastering several cultures and nations in a global project portfolio – the Hella experience in harmonizing intercultural aspects and project needs
USA Dr. Eric Svaan, University of Michigan Ross School of Business: helping industry by providing PM certificates as part of the university education
USA Chris Svensson, Ford Motor Company: global car design projects – the Ford perspective
USA Bruno Welch, CEO and president of Dürr North America:   globalization trends and Dürr’s responses in the project management field
USA Dr. Daw Al-Werfalli Professor of Mechanical Engineering,, Lawrence Technological University:   how educational providers are cooperating with industry to deliver requested project management competences
USA Dr. Joel Carboni – President of IPMA-USA, Founder and President – Green Project Management
USA Dr. Thomas Baumann, CEO and president of Orbitak International LLC:   to lead a panel discussion about successful industry initiatives to manage the complexity and demands of the global project business world

The Venue

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) is situated on a campus of over 100 acres, approximately 20 miles from Detroit. It is considered one of the foremost private technological universities, consistently listed among the Top Tier for “Universities–Master’s (Midwest)” by U.S. News & World Report


Lodging Information:

There are several hotels in close proximity to LTU in Southfield, Michigan: Westin Southfield Detroit, Comfort Suites Southfield, SpringHill Suites Detroit Southfield, and Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Southfield.


We are inviting experts, managers, and project managers who –

  • Are responsible or involved in managing and leading their organizations to master the increasing numbers of parallel and international or global projects
  • Are involved in the automotive, manufacturing, IT, health care fields and others who manage multiple sets of cultures within their job scope

Sponsors include: International Project Management Association (IPMA), IPMA-USA, Lawrence Technological University, Engineering Society of Detroit, The Detroit Society of HR Management, Oakland County Development & Community Affairs, German Engineering Society, KM-FEST Platform.


IPMA-USA is a not-for-profit USA professional association, formed to meet the unfilled needs of today’s Program and Project Managers, stakeholders, and their Enterprises. our Vision: A World where all projects succeed. Contact: [email protected].

Watch the www.IPMA-USA.org website for opening of Registration.