Elia’s Focus on Project Management

Elia’s Focus on Project Management

Now in its fourth year, Elia’s Focus on Project Management is the language industry’s only event devoted to project management. The format combines a traditional and unconference style to equip project and production managers of all...

Hamburg, Germany
05 Dec 2019 - 07 Dec 2019
Summit Organized by PMI Macedonia

First Balkan Project Leadership Summit

Ohrid, North Macedonia
29 Jun 2019 - 01 Jul 2019
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    First Balkan Project Leadership Summit

    About the First Balkan Project Leadership Summit

    Balkan Project Leadership Summit is a joint initiative of the PMI Balkan Chapters in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania and North Macedonia.

    Its purpose is to provide visitors with the possibility to learn and share best practices from the region and discuss future joint projects. It will be the place for sharing of existing and new trends in Project Management, Project Leadership and Business Strategy.

    Project Management is one of the key pillars to achieving companies’ business goals. This summit will help companies improve this pillar. Network with top executives and managers from the Balkans, and establish new business contacts and friendship.


    Dragana Milojevic - Senior Consultant, Business Developer, MSc Electrical Engineer, PMP Trainer, CSM, PMO-CP, OTA Practitioner and Organizational Coach.

    Barbara Bregar - Mrzlikar - CEED Global Program Director.

    Thomas Walenta - Expert in delivering value to business through project and program management.

    Nenad Bestvina - member of the Executive Board of PMI Croatia.

    Catalin-Teodor Dogaru - MBA, PhD, PMP, trainer, consultant and managing partner at TSP.

    Jelena Janicijevic - PhD, RMCP, PMP.

    Goran Mrvos - mentor and advisor, who specializes in Leadership, Project Management, Software usability, Software consulting, Internet/On-line business – B2B and B2C eCommerce.

    Jasna Pleho - member of the board of directors and current president of the PMI Chapter in BIH.

    Marko Jagodič - Software R&D Engineer, Sales Manager, Business Manager, consultant, advisor and speaker.

    Wojciech Czyzewski -  expert in recovery of troubled projects with international track record across many industries, with over 10 years of experience delivering projects and managing project portfolios.

    Milan Šmigić - MScEE, PMP, PMO-CP, and a founding member of PMI Serbia Chapter.

    Snezhana Cherepnalkovska Dukovska - advisor in the Internal Audit Department in National bank of RNM and selected as assistant professor in field of computer science and informatics.

    Aleksandar Iloski - QualityAustria Trainer, Lead Auditor and Assessor in the field of Quality, Environment, Energy, Health and Safety, Risk Management, Business Continuity, IT Service and Information security standards.

    Kiril Buhov - M.Sc., Director of Operations and Information Technology Department in HALKBANK AD.

    Kosta Petrovski - LEAN Management experienced practitioner and trainer.

    Dejan Petkoski - Director of Information Systems and Technical Support Department in HALKBANK AD .

    During the conference, there will be a section covered by an expert from the Brightline™ Initiative.

    *Additional information on the speakers can be found here.


    June 29, Saturday:


    08:30 – 09:00 Registration

    09:00 – 09:15 - Welcome session, Speakers: Tomislav Limbevski (PMI Chapter Macedonia) & Konstantin Gjorgievski (Major of Municipality Ohrid)

    09:15 – 09:30 - Moderator, Speaker: Milan Shmigic, PMI Serbia

    09:30 – 10:00 - "Value of project management", Speaker: Thomas Walenta, PMI Germany

    10:15 – 10:30 - Brightline Initiative EU

    10:30 – 11:00 - "Why is leading hard & how to become better leader", Barbara Bregar-Mrzlikar, PMI Slovenia

    11:00 – 11:30 - Coffee break

    11:30 – 12:00 - "Servant Leadership", Catalin Drogaru, Regional Mentor/PMI Romania

    12:00 – 12:30 - "The Key to Mastering Communication", Dragana Milojevic, PMI Serbia

    12:30 – 13:00 - "Project Management & Chaos ", Marko Jagodic, PMI Slovenia

    13:00 – 13:30 - "How to get Garfield into the water?", Jasna Pleho, PMI BIH

    13:30 – 14:30 - Lunch break

    14:30 – 15:00 - "Change management-do we really like the changes?", Nenad Bestvina, PMI Croatia

    15:00 – 15:30 - "Challenges of Change Management in Highly Complex Projects and Environments", Kiril Buhov & Dejan Petkovski, Halkbank AD

    15:30 – 16:00 - "Quantitative Value of Emotionally Supportive Work Environment", Jelena Janicijević, PMI Serbia

    16:00 – 16:30 - "Leadership on PM as Part of IT Governance (COBIT)", Snezana Cerepnalkovska, NBRM Macedonia

    End of DAY 1

    22:00 – 01:00 - Cuba Libre Party & Networking

    June30, Sunday:


    08:30 – 09:00 Registration

    09:00 – 09:30 - "MS Teams as a Communication Platform in the Multi-team Project", Goran Mrvoš, PMI Croatia

    09:30 – 10:00 - "New Product Development", Goran Gakidev, Leoron Institute

    10:00 – 10:45 - "Project Leadership – Lessons from Leading People Across Cultures", Wojciech Czyzewski, Asseco SEE Poland

    10:45 – 11:15 - Coffee break

    11:15 – 12:45 - Workshop: Lean Management, Aleksandar Iloski ( MQS Macedonia) & Kosta Petrov (Moonsun)

    12:45 – 13.30 - "Jung at heart-what’s your personality color?", Milan Shmigic, CPM

    13:30 - Lunch & NETWORKING

    End of DAY 2


    *Additional information regarding the summit, venue and agenda can be found on the official website of the event.


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