Article by Adriana Summers
With less than two weeks to the Project Management Institute (PMI) national conference, the PMI Australian Chapters are proud to announce PwC Australia as a Gold Sponsor of the PMI Australia Conference 2017. With over 200 delegates registered to attend the Conference, the PMI AC17 Committee is excited to be adding the final touches to the program and proceedings.
PwC will be our proud sponsor of the Executive Breakfast which represents a key event on the conference schedule.
“On behalf of the PMI Community, we’re very appreciative of the opportunity to partner with PwC Australia to give C Suite Executives and Delegates a chance to hear world class speakers discuss issues relevant to our profession. We welcome PwC Australia’s involvement and look forward to strengthening our mutually beneficial partnership in the future,” said Mr Benjamin Howell, President of PMI Sydney Chapter Inc.
PwC’s Transformation Confidence team work with project executives across government, health, financial services and infrastructure sectors providing expert assistance, setting up change and transformation initiatives for success. With services spanning project health checks, business case and benefits review, PMO establishment, risk profile and management review, Agile transition, portfolio management/optimisation, governance effectiveness review and project executive education, PwC provide independent and experienced insights to your change journey.
“Collaboration sits at the heart of how we operate. Our association with PMI, who we consider an important part of the transformation and project management community, connects us to valuable insights and to a group of industry professionals who understand the importance of “getting change right”. Our Transformation Confidence Team members are looking forward to meeting Executives and Delegates and learning more about their issues. The Executive Breakfast event is the perfect setting to informally explore opportunities to offer practical solutions for organisations undergoing transformational change,” said Sascha Chandler, Partner and Transformation Confidence leader.
The PMI Australia Conference will be held on the 28 – 30 May at the Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, featuring internationally renowned speakers including: Mark Dickson (Global Chair of 2017 PMI Board of Directors), Naomi Simson (Founding Director of RedBalloon), Stephen Jenner (Author & Practitioner), Colin Ellis (Author of The Conscious Project Leader), Ewen Stafford (Deputy CFO, Telstra), and Dominic Price (Head of R&D, Atlassian), plus a host of diverse breakout speakers sharing knowledge and challenging mindsets.
This year the PMI Australian Chapters have definitely “lifted their game” through the addition of the new Academic stream to the Conference program. By sharing this knowledge with the project management and wider business community, the PMI particularly in Australia intends in increasing awareness of the need for research to benchmark best practices to achieve superior success and outcomes.The PMI national conference celebrates the contributions of all project management professionals, especially those nominated for the PMI Australia Awards with winning recipients announced at a Gala Dinner on Monday 29 May. Guests will be encouraged to add a splash of colour to their attire keeping with the theme “Colours of Sydney” celebrating the Vivid Sydney festival also occurring during the conference period. The night will feature internationally renowned DJs Matt Nukewood and Beth Yen, guaranteed to excite the room.
As a precursor to the PMI Australia Conference, practitioners can take advantage of masterclasses being held on Sunday 28 May, Sydney. The masterclasses will offer professionals in depth teaching and discussion on various topics presented by both national and international presenters including Stephen Jenner, Jim Emerick, Sandra Arps, Haydn Thomas, Amireh Amirmazaheri, and Angela Chellas.
For more information on the masterclasses, Conference program, Gala Dinner and to book your ticket go to: PMI Australia Conference