First draft program now available online

We are happy to announce that the first program of the 28th IPMA World Congress is now available online. Including over 60 Best Practice sessions and 10 keynotes from 20 countries. And off course the Global Young Crew Workshop. Already 400 Project Management professionals have registered.

As we have just published the first program online, register before August 1st and receive a € 100,- Early bird discount per registration.

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Gower Publishing offers 40 e-books of choice to the first 10 delegates to register in April, May, June and July.

As a valued partner of the IPMA World Congress, Gower Publishing will not only be present with a PM Book Store at the World Congress in Rotterdam, but will also give away 40 e-books of choice to our delegates. The first 10 delegates to register for World Congress in each of the following months: April, May, June and July, may choose a free e-book from the Gower PM catalogue So time your registration carefully and you can choose from a  range of over 100 titles from classic project management books through to the most challenging and cutting edge works.

More time to join the Dialogue: Call for Papers 28th IPMA World Congress extended to February 28

For those who are still interested in sharing their vision, knowledge and more on Project, Program of Portfolio Management at the next IPMA world Congress: You can still send in your abstract to our Call for Papers. The deadlines for submission are extended to February 28. For more information: – Academic Call for Papers: here – Best Practices Call for Papers: here

Rotterdam makes top 10 of The New York Times’ list of 52 Places to Go in 2014

After being ranked 8th in the Top 10 Cities to see in 2014 by Rough Guide, the City of Rotterdam made the top 10 in the list of 52 Places to Go in 2014 according to the New York Times. So make sure to plan time for visiting the city if you register for the 28th IPMA World Congress.

Read what the New York Times has to say about the City of Rotterdam:  52 Places to Go 2014
Read why Rough Guides advices a trip to Rotterdam: City Top 10 2014

Now open! Call for papers IPMA World Congress 2014

IPMA Netherlands invites you to become a part of the leading world conference on project, program and portfolio management by submitting an inspiring academic or best practices paper.
The Call for Presentations closes on January 15th , 2014.

We welcome extended proposals that are linked with our central theme: Innovation through dialogue.
In order to establish a comprehensive, high quality program, we’re looking for the latest experiences and insights about Innovating the world through dialogue. The best practices stream will focus on the dialogue within projects, dialogue between projects (portfolio’s), dialogue over time (programs) and dialogue outside projects, with project-owners, users and stakeholders. And of course the dialogue between the business and academic world. The role, influence and understanding of ‘human factors’ within project, program and portfolio management will be the focus of the Academic and Research streams.
The Program Committees will criticize the papers and focus on content and link(s) to the Congress themes.

Please submit your paper before the 15th of January 2014.

28th IPMA World Congress LinkedIn Group launched: Innovation through Dialogue starts here…

The official LinkedIn group for the 28th IPMA World Congress 2014 is open for membership. Combined with the new twitter account @IPMA2014 we can start the Dialogue.

Connect with PM professionals from over the world involved with the 28th IPMA World Congress. As participant, speaker, sponsor or organizer. Discuss the themes and topics and suggest or request speakers and sessions. Join us in the process of building the next world class project management congress and stay informed about the latest developments.
Join our LinkedIn Group  – Follow us on Twitter @ipma2014Like us on Facebook

Meet our team at the 27th edition in Dubrovnik

We are looking forward to meet the IPMA Community on the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik and present our booth for the 28th edition from September 29th to October 1st in 2014 in the Netherlands. We just finished the design of our booth and can give you a first impression.

With “Innovation through dialogue” as the central thema of the 2014 edition, please feel welcome to visit our booth, get all the information you want about the city, the venue and our ambitions. But most of all, please give us your wishes and suggestions for topics, speakers and whatever else you can think of. Let’s start the dialogue!

IPMA-NL signs contract with professional conference organizer CKC Seminars for 28th World Congress.

IPMA-NL is happy to announce it has found the partner to achieve their ambitions for the 28th IPMA World Congress in Rotterdam. Today the contract was signed with CKC Seminars for the professional organization of the World Congress, starting immediately. With 20 years of experience in organizing conferences for a range of professions and industries CKC Seminars will guarantee all logistic and commercial aspects of the World Congress and the social events.

The contract was signed by Joop Schefferlie (chairman) and Jan-Bart van Duinen (secretary) of IPMA-NL and Gert van de Donk (director) of CKC Seminars. The signing appropriately took place in venue CKC Seminars had already booked for the 28th edition of the World Congres, the renowned World Trade Center in the vibrant heart of Rotterdam.