Mike Brown of Rolls Royce to deliver Keynote at 27th IPM World Congress on Project Management in Croatia


25 June 2013 – Zagreb, Croatia – Organizers of the 27th IPMA World Congress on Project Management have announced that Mike Brown will be a keynote speaker for the 2013 congress.  The 27th IPMA World Congress, under the title “Finding Balance and Moving Forward,” will be held from 30 September to 3 October 2013 at one of the most beautiful venues on the Adriatic Sea, the Valamar Resort Babin Kuk in Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Information at http://www.ipma2013.hr/.

mike-brownMike Brown, head of The Centre for Project Management, Rolls-Royce plc., will discuss training and professional development in project management.

Mike holds an MSc in Engineering Construction Project Management gained in 1982 from Cranfield School of Management.  He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management.  He has 40 years of experience in the management of pharmaceutical, refinery, petrochemical, power and change projects and programmes for M W Kellogg, C E Lummus, Balfour Beatty and Rolls-Royce, which he joined in 1993.  During his Programme Management career, Mike has managed projects and programmes, valued between £20 million to £350 million in locations as diverse as Ireland, Sri Lanka, India, USA, China and the Middle East.

Mike is the chair of British Standards Institute Committee MS/2, which is responsible for the UK Project Management Standard BS6079.  In his role as Head of the Centre for Programme Management within Rolls-Royce, he is responsible for driving improvement in Project and Programme Management across the entire group.  He created the Project Management Professional Development Programme with the University of Manchester (UoM) some 12 years ago, from which 140 Rolls-Royce staff have graduated with a MSc.  He is an Honorary visiting Professor at the Mechanical, Aeronautical and Civil Engineering School of UoM.

Using the Rolls-Royce/University of Manchester Project Management Professional Development Programme as a case study, the keynote examines the hierarchy of Training/Education/Professional Development and asks whether Professional Development can exist at Undergraduate, as well as Post Graduate level

Dubrovnik is one of Europe’s most fashionable destinations. Steeped in history and seemingly unchanged since the 13th Century, the city is a living museum and a live stage with an ideal connection between its historical past and the modern day. It is surrounded by medieval walls that are 1940 metres long and preserved in their original form. Since 1979 the town has been under UNESCO protection. Plan to visit the City of Dubrovnik, the historical republic from 1358-1808, whose cultural monuments still bear witness to projects from past centuries.  More about Dubrovnik at http://www.tzdubrovnik.hr/eng/.

The 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik is being organized by IPMA and CAPM (the Croatian Association for Project Management – www.capm.hr), with the Civil Engineering Faculty of the University of Zagreb  www.grad.unizg.hr,  the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) – www.icoste.org and the “Baltazar Adam Krčelić” College of Business and Management (www.vspu.hr ) as co-organizers.  The Chair of the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik is Mladen Radujković. The congress program director is Mladen Vukomanovic.  Visit the 2013 congress website at http://www.ipma2013.hr/.

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

Source: IPMA