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Presenting Project Management Fun-DasTM

Opportunity to Broaden the Horizon, Deepen Knowledge, Grow Connections

The much awaited Project Management National Conference, India is coming to Mumbai for the second time. The annual professional development event is being held from 17-19 November at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, Powai. The theme this year is "Project Management - Indispensable for Vision India."

The vision of India as a developed nation with world-class institutions, infrastructure, products, and services will become a reality only if the development agenda is firmly rooted in project management. The country needs trained and experienced project managers to improve its track record in project execution and monitoring for greater project success. The lines of discussion across the three days of the conference will be on how project management practitioners play a key role in redefining the way India builds its capabilities, help create a climate for growth, and enable the country to move towards an economy focused on innovation and product development.

Elaborating on the theme, Mumbai Chapter President and Conference Chair D.Y. Pathak said, “The Government of India and various state governments have launched a number of new initiatives like ‘Make in India’ and ‘Smart Cities’. A critical success factor for these programs will be to blend project management principles with leading global practices. We have carefully chosen this theme that emphasizes the role of project management to transform the nation to one of the top developed countries in the world.”

As in the past, this year too the conference will be a volunteer driven program. Volunteers from PMI Mumbai Chapter and PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter are sparing no effort to provide delegates a memorable experience. Chapter volunteers are working with PMI India staff for a stellar line-up of thought leaders, policy-makers, and business leaders as conference speakers. The speakers confirmed so far are: Nitin Gadkari, minister of road transport, highways, and shipping, Government of India; C.P. Gurnani, managing director and chief executive officer, Tech Mahindra; Capt. Raghu Raman, group president – risk, security, and new ventures, Reliance Industries; Ashish Chauhan, managing director and CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange; Prashant Ranade, executive vice president of the board of directors, Syntel; and Kevin Kelly, best-selling author and speaker.

PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter President and Conference Co-chair Girish Kadam said, “We have carefully selected speakers from different fields. Each one of them comes with vast experience and will offer unique insights based on his or her background and work. Delegates will be able to derive a holistic view on how project management can contribute towards achieving the vision for our country.”

Besides the keynotes, delegates can expect case study and technical paper presentations, and ample opportunities to meet and share ideas with fellow practitioners. The team has received a record number of submissions for case studies and technical papers this time, and evaluations are currently on.

The selection process for the PMI Best Project of the Year awards is also underway.

This year too delegates can benefit from one-on-one mentoring clinics, a feature that was introduced last year. Click here for conference updates. Early Bird registrations open on 29 August. For registrations, please click here.

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