About IPMA®

The International Project Management Association (IPMA®) is the leading independent organization for the development and promotion of project management, and gathers together national associations from about 60 countries, from every continent of the world. Founded in 1965, IPMA has already been active for almost fifty years around the world developing the profession and competence of project management. With about 200’000 certified professionals in project, programme and portfolio management world-wide, IPMA® has become an esteemed quality label. IPMA is known world-wide for its leading initiatives and products, working continuously to improve project management, such as: the IPMA Four-Level Certification, the IPMA Competence Baseline (IPMA ICB®) Standard, the IPMA Project Excellence Award and IPMA Research Award, the IPMA Organisational Competence Baseline (IPMA OCB®), the IPMA Young Crew. The annual highlight is the renowned IPMA World Congress which aims to be the most comprehensive project management event of the year.


IPMA Netherlands (IPMA-NL) is the acclaimed center of expertise for project management in the Netherlands. IPMA-NL has currently 2.300 members and certifies over 2.000 project managers each year.
The primary goals of IPMA-NL are:
Continuous improvement of the quality of project execution by optimizing the success of all Dutch projects and realizing the essence of excellent project management for the Dutch economy and employment.

IPMA-NL connects organizations, professionals and institutions active in the Dutch project management industry. IPMA-NL focuses on four roles:

  • As independent knowledge platform and trade- and professional organization in the Netherlands for project management.
  • As acknowledged expert on issues in the project management industry
  • As stimulator, facilitator and communicator relevant of trends and developments in the field of project management.
  • Leading the effort focusing on the human factors of PM research through the Dutch National Research Group.

The services provided by IPMA-NL make project better manageable, improve the of project managers and provide in a quality label in the business of project management. Furthermore IPMA-NL executes and stimulates IPMA-NL research and helps organizations getting closer towards project excellence. At the annual Dutch IPMA Project Excellence Awards, IPMA-NL selects and honors the most outstanding projects managed by Dutch companies.

About the IPMA World Congress

The IPMA World Congress has for several decades been the leading world conference on project, program and portfolio management, bringing together business professionals, practitioners, managers and representatives of global companies, leading scientists, educators, professors and students, representatives of various sectors and occupations, NGOs and the media.
Three inspiring days with the most comprehensive program of best practices, new insights and academic findings combined with World Class PM awards, book launches, networking opportunities, site visits, the renowned IPMA Award Gala, social events and more.
In short, the place to be for ambitious managers, academics, researchers and other professionals on Project, Program and Portfolio Management!

Innovation through Dialogue…

In 2014, the 28th edition, will be held from September 29th to October 1st in the City of Rotterdam, The Netherlands under the main theme: “Innovation through Dialogue”.
Over 120 speakers in three days filled with the latest experiences and insight about Innovating the world through dialogue. 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. A world-class congress not only for the PM community but also by the PM community.


Mr. Joop Schefferlie
President, IPMA Netherlands
T: +31 6 52 32 76 67