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Dear Practitioners,

Happy New Year!

We at PMI India are starting the first quarter of 2017 with the Project Management Research and Academic Conference (RAC) from 2-4 March at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. In Q2, we have the third Regional Conference, being held in Kolkata on 22 April.


Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
As you would know, RAC is our biennial event that provides a platform to academicians, researchers, and students of project management and allied disciplines to discuss and share ideas on how to advance project management education in India. The conference theme this year is “Accelerating Development: Harnessing the Power of Project Management.” During the three-day conference, there will be tutorials, workshops, and technical paper presentations, besides keynotes by noted academicians.

Our Regional Conference is travelling to a new city – Kolkata – and will be hosted by PMI West Bengal Chapter. We are excited to move to east India for the first time after having had successful editions of the regional conference in Pune and Kochi. The theme this time is “Sustainable Socioeconomic Growth of the Region, Through Project Management.”

You will be happy to know that we have decided on the theme, dates, and venue for Project Management National Conference 2017. The conference will be held at the ITC Grand Chola Hotel, Chennai, 15-17 September 2017. We selected this year’s theme, Project Management – Powering India’s Global Leadership, through the Dream-a-Theme contest in which over 600 practitioners participated. Congratulations to Eshwar Nurani Parasuraman from Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, for winning the contest with this theme.

Visit the conference website for announcements on contests in which you can participate to win free conference passes. The first in the series is the “I Love PMI” slogan contest which is on till 25 February. In addition, we have six different exciting contests between March and August in which you can win delegate passes and other goodies.

We have opened registration for our coveted annual project awards. Click here to register, nominate, and note the important dates in the awards program and nomination process.

The 2017 Pulse of the Profession®: The High Cost of Low Performance study was released in Sydney, Australia, on 8 February. The study shows that both India and China outperformed the global average in terms of dollars wasted due to poor project performance. India’s waste percentage was 7.3 percent (US$73 million per US$1 billion invested), as against China’s 8.2 percent and the global average of 9.7 percent. The study also demonstrates strong results for both the countries across various talent measures and project performance categories.

This year we have prepared a special PM Fun-DasTM 2017 calendar for you. For free download, click here. I hope we can add some fun and humor in your work life with this small gift.

I wish you success and well-being in projects at work and beyond in 2017.

Warm regards,

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
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