PM Asia convenes in October

01 July 2008

Leading project management practitioners from across the diverse Asia Pacific will gather in Singapore in October to share and explore approaches at PM Asia 2008. 

The conference is led by the conference chairman, Andrew Leicester. “PM Asia aims to offer a long-term commitment to the advancement of the project management profession and industry in the Asia Pacific region,” said Leicester.
“The conference will provide a forum for education, knowledge transfer and the development of new skills and professional development of all sectors within the industry,” he said.
Several high-profile keynote speakers will set the tone of the conference, including Gerard Bagnara from KBR in Singapore. Bagnara assisted on the F1 in Singapore and will discuss his experiences on this recent, multifaceted project.
Keith Pickavance, senior vice president of Hill International, will also present his approaches to project management. Pickavance has over 40 years of experience in construction management, project planning, risk management and delay and disruption analysis throughout the world.
The conference is supported by a number of major industry bodies in the Asia Pacific region. Seah Choo Meng, the president of the Society of Project Managers, is enthusiastic about what the conference will offer the region.
“We believe the PM Asia conference programme planned for 2008 will contribute significantly to the practice, science and professionalism of project management in Asia and we encourage active participation,” said Meng.
PM Asia will be held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore from 14 – 17 October 2008. It will feature an interactive programme of both local and international speakers, tailored to the unique and varied conditions of Pacific Asia.
The conference will focus on the theme ‘Succeeding in Diversity’. This theme will address how to adapt project, programme and portfolio management practices developed in Europe and the USA to function effectively in this complex, dynamic and exciting region. It will focus on three key streams including successful construction, mining and engineering projects, successful business and ICT projects and successful organisations.
PMAsia is now inviting academics and researchers, practicing project managers, senior managers and practitioners to register for the event.
The Singapore Society of Project Managers is the Association Partner for the event, which is supported by CIOB and managed by PM Global.

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