Report from PMI Global EMEA Congress 2011 in Dublin

Reported by Theofanis Giotis in Athens, Greece

From May the 9th to the 11th, 2011, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) held the PMI Global Congress 2011 EMEA at Convention Center Dublin (pictured below) in Dublin, Ireland. During the congress, 810+ participants from 75+ countries gathered together to see the new developments on project management.

Three (3) PM Forum International correspondents attended the congress:

  • Theofanis Giotis, CEO of 12PM Consulting and President of PMI-GREECE
  • Olivier Lazar, Global Manager, Project Management Excellence at Altran, Vice President at PMI Switzerland Chapter
  • Alfonso Bucero, CEO of Bucero Consulting, PMI Component Mentor for EMEA Region and immediate past president of PMI Madrid Spain Chapter

The congress opened on Monday noon with Beth Partelton (pictured right), PMI Chair that welcomed the participants. Beth then called on the stage Kevin Eyres, (pictured below left) Managing Director of LinkedIn Europe.

Kevin's keynote speech was on how social media has become a huge part of daily life and the business world-changing the way we interact and on how we learn and make decisions in this fast changing world.

PM Forum corresponded presented on the following topics:

  • Alfonco Bucero (PRJ06): The Complete Project Manager: Building the Right Set of Skills for Greater Project Success
  • Alfonco Bucero (PRJ01): Your Words, as a Project Manager, Makes a Difference
  • Theofanis Giotis (IND03): The New Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece: A Unique Project of a Lifetime!

The exhibition area on the first floor of CCD was the ideal networking place. The PMI Bookstore was located there and all food was server there.

During the networking at the exhibition area, everyone had the opportunity to meet congress participants. At the following photo, Theofanis Giotis with Kevin Eyres, Managing Director of LinkedIn Europe and Mark Langley, CEO of PMI.

PMI Ireland, as the hosting PMI Chapter, was the only PMI Chapter with an exhibition booth at Congress. As a central reference point, PMI Ireland's booth was the meeting point for many PMI leaders. Especially for the "PIGS"! The four (4) PIGS took a historic picture at the booth. So far, 3 out of 4 PIGS have asked International Monetary Fund - IMF for financial help…)

Jose Pinto, President at PMI Portugal Chapter from [P] Portugal
Padhraic Ludden, PMI Component Mentor from [I] Ireland
Theofanis Giotis, President at PMI Greece Chapter from [G] Greece
Alfonso Bucero, PMI Component Mentor from [S] Spain

The speakers at the congress were:
  • Adrián Muiño, MBA, PMP
  • Alessandro Saini, MS, PMP
  • Alfonso Bucero, MSc, PMP
  • Alin Cruceru
  • Andrea Lasagni, MS, PMP
  • Benita A Howe
  • Bernard Faughey, MBA
  • Brian Richardson, PMP
  • Bruce A Woerner, MS, PMP
  • Cassandra Mills, PMP, ITIL v3
  • Catriona Burke, MPM, PMP
  • Chris Carson, PMP, CCM, PSP
  • Christian Dinu
  • Conor F O'Brien, PhD, CEng, MSc, MBA
  • Crispin Piney, PgMP, PMP
  • David A Hillson, PhD
  • David C. Rardin, MEng
  • Dennis Bolles, PMP
  • Derek O'Brien
  • Dr. Panos Chatzipanos, MPhil, PhD, PE
  • Éamonn V Kelly, MBA, PMP, PMI-SP
  • Eddie Merla, PMP, CSP
  • Elena Cheli
  • Eric Norman
  • Ferdinando Giuliani
  • Frank Schettini, MBA
  • Frank Westermann, MBA, PMP
  • Giusi L. Meloni, PMP
  • Glenn W Strausser, MBA, PMP, MSP
  • Guido Mattu
  • Hava Kurt, Dipl.-Kffr., MBA
  • Hrvoje Sukić , MSc
  • Iesha D Brown
  • Imad M Alsadeq, PMP, PMOC, PMI-RMP, MCP
  • Ingolf Speer, PMP
  • J. Greg Smith, MBA
  • Jack Duggal, MBA, PMP
  • Jeffrey Berk, MBA, CPA
  • Jeffrey S Nielsen, MSCIS, PgMP, PMP
  • John Kelly, MPM, PE, PMP
  • John Post, MBA, PMP
  • José Grincho
  • Jose Angelo Pinto, MIS, PMP
  • Joseph A Sopko, PMP, MSP
  • Joseph M Flahiff, PMP, SCM
  • Kannan Ganesan, MA, MBA, MCA, MS, PMP
  • Kari Klein
  • Kay Bernzweig, PMP
  • Krunoslav Štriga, MSc, PMP
  • Lachlan S Peter, PE, MBA, PMI-RMP
  • Liam P Dillon, BTech., MEng. SC., MPM, PMP
  • Livio Paradiso, MSc, PMP
  • Lorenzo Fossati, MBA, PMP
  • Luciano Garagna
  • Lynda M Bourne, PMP, FAIM
  • Mahmoud Akel, PMP, PMOC
  • Manon Deguire, MSc, PMP, PRINCE2, MSP Adv. Pract
  • Marco Piantanida, PMP
  • Margery Mayer
  • Marica Martini
  • Mario Špundak
  • Mark Gray, MBA
  • Martin Sherry
  • Michael Cavanagh, MSc
  • Michael O'Brochta, MPM, PMP
  • Michel S Thiry, MSc, PMP, FAPM, PMI Fellow
  • Michela Lorenzi
  • Michela Ruffa, PMP
  • Mr Conor O'Brien MBA
  • Nagy Hamamo, PMP
  • Nicos Kourounakis, MBA, PMP, PRINCE2, OPM3 Assessor
  • Omar Zein, MBA, MSP
  • Penny A Pullan, PhD, PMP
  • Philip Diab, MBA, PMP
  • Raed S Haddad, MEng
  • Randall L Englund, MBA, BSEE
  • Robert Gordon, DM
  • Roger D. Beatty, PhD, PMP, PMI-RMP
  • Rory Scanlon, BSc
  • Sara Baroni
  • Sarah McCormack, BA, PMP
  • Simona Bonghez, MS, PMP
  • Sonja Almlie, PMP
  • Stefano Setti, PMP
  • Stephen Barney, MSP
  • Susheel Chumber, BSc
  • Terry Williams, PhD, PMP
  • Theofanis Giotis, MSc, PMP
  • Thomas Juli, PhD, MA, PMP, CSM
  • Torsten J Koerting, PMP
  • Walter Ginevri, PMP, PgMP
  • Wanda Curlee, DM, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP
  • Werner (Don) Gottwald, PhD, PMP, CCP
  • Wilhelm Kross, PhD, MBA
  • Yves Cavarec, MBA