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
Conference Organized by PMI Africa

PMI Africa Conference 2019

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
08 Sep 2019 - 11 Sep 2019
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    PMI Africa Conference 2019

    About PMI Africa Conference 2019

    Bringing together hundreds of project, programme and portfolio managers from around the world, PMI® Project Management Africa Conference provides two and a half days of unparalleled professional development and networking. Organized by the Project Management Institute®, the event aims to enhance personal skill sets and empower leaders to drive strategic organizational objectives through the advocacy and advancement of the profession. Innovative keynotes challenging the status quo, industry experts delivering actionable solutions and peer driven content offering real-world insight into today’s evolving project and business challenges are some other expected benefits.

    This is the 4th PMI Africa Conference, The 1st having been held in Johannesburg, South Africa 2015, the 2nd in Accra Ghana 2016, 3rd in Port Louis Mauritius 2018. Each of the conferences attracted over 300 delegates from around the world including –business leaders, entrepreneurs, professors, politicians, humanitarians and industry experts.


    Keynote Speakers:


    Sunil Prashara - President & Chief Executive Officer of Project Management Institute (PMI®)

    Tejas Sura, MS, MBA, PMP, PfMP - PMI® Board of Directors, 2018–2020

    Session Speakers:


    Oghale Akpobome - I.T Infrastructure Programme Manager at Basrah Gas Company

    Kenneth Alexander Grodotzki - I.T GRC Consultant & Project Manager and Freelance Contractor

    Lynn Keeys - President of PMI South Africa Chapter

    Doragu Catalin-Teodor - Senior Consultant and Trainer at TSP (Smart Projects)

    Brian Wesaala - Founder & CEO of The Football Foundation for Africa

    Cei Chiara - Director of Heritage Regeneration at Shumookh Heritage Tourism Development Company

    Olufifun Adedamola Adeleke - Partnerships and Events Manager at BrightTALK

    Mashhood Ahmed - Senior Project Manager at Sidra Medicine


    September 8, Day 1:


    08:00 - 18:00 - Registration

    12:30 - 14:00 - Arrival Lunch / Networking

    Opening Session - MAIN CONFERENCE HALL:

    14:00 -14:30 - Opening Activities and Remarks, Speakers: Ike Nwankwo and Anael Ndosa

    14:30 - 14:45 - Welcome Address, Sunil Prashara

    14:45 - 15:30 - “The Value of Project Management” – PMI’s 2019 Pulse of the Profession®, Tejas Sura

    15:30 - 17:00 - TED Talks, Curated for PMI by TED

    17:00 - 19:00 - Networking Social: PMI 50th Anniversary Celebration Opening of Exhibition


    September 9, Day 2:


    08:00 - 18:00 - Registration

    08:00 - 08:30 - Networking / Welcome Coffee Break

    BreakAway Session 1:

    08:30 - 09:30

    Room 1 - "Your Secret Power", Oghale Akpobome

    Room2 - " Back to the future – A business case for sustainable PM in Africa ", Kenneth Alexander Grodotzki

    09:30 - 10:30

    Room 1 - "Project Management in Africa: Ancient Indigenous Practice to Deeply Rooted Modern National Competence", Lynn Keeys

    Room 2 - "Servant Leadership – Creating a Circle of Safety for Your Project Team", Dogaru Catalin-Teodor

    10:30 - 11:00 - Networking Break

    BreakAway Session 2:

    11:00 - 12:00

    Room1 - Obama Cup – Skills for Life Workshop, Brian Wesaala

    Room 2 - "Programme Management as success key factor to Development initiatives in Zanzibar", Cei Chiara

    12:00 - 12:30 - Group Photo

    12:30 - 14:00 - Networking Lunch

    BreakAway Session 3:

    14:00 - 15:00

    Room 1 - " The African Project Manager of the next decade ", Innocent Kayigamba

    Room 2 - "Use of Project Management in Overcoming Ethical, Social, Financial and Technical Barriers in Africa", Olufifun Adedamola Adeleke

    15:00 - 15:30 - Networking Break

    BreakAway Session 4:

    15:30 - 16:30

    Room 1 - "Strategically Navigating Project-Program Risks for Successful Delivery", Mashhood Ahmed

    Room 2 - " Project Culture and its influence in project success in multi-cultural environments ", Ivan Rincon

    18:00 - 23:00 - Gala Dinner


    September 10, Day 3:


    08:00 - 15:30 - Registration

    09:30 - 10:00 - Networking / Welcome Coffee Break

    Opening Session - MAIN CONFERENCE HALL:

    10:00 - 11:00 - Plenary Session Topic 1, Key Note Speaker 1

    11:00 - 12:00 - Plenary Session Topic 2, Key Note Speaker 2

    12:00 - 13:30 - Networking Lunch

    Closing Session - MAIN CONFERENCE HALL:

    13:30 - 14:30 - Closing - Plenary Session Topic 3, Key Note Speaker 3

    14:30 - 15:00 - Closure Activities and Closing Words

    16:00 - 16:30 - Networking, Departure Tea Break

    About the Host

    PMI Tanzania Chapter will be hosting the 2019 PMI Project Management Africa Conference in Tanzania.

    PMI Tanzania Chapter's purpose is to serve their membership base and support the promotion and advancement of the art, science and benefit of the project management and related professions. Through this, they aim to support the professional growth of their members, corporate organisations and communities.

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