Megaprojects – serving the needs of community development, report from 2nd IPMA megaprojects SIG meeting

2nd IPMA megaprojects SIG meeting was held on 28th and 29th September 2017 in Poreč, Croatia. In parallel, the OTMC conference on construction PM took place. Purpose of megaprojects is to make the “mega” change important not only for the client and contractors, but also for the community itself. IPMA recognized the importance of megaprojects in delivering the needs of the society and the complex challenges that they present in project delivery and therefore initiated 2nd IPMA megaprojects SIG meeting.

Megaproject

Main speakers on the event were: Harry T. Dimitriou (The OMEGA Centre, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London (UCL), Brian Field (The OMEGA Centre, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London (UCL), Mauro Mancini (Politecnico di Milano), Marcel Hertogh (TU Delft), Peter Jedelhauser (CFF SA), Baiba Rubesa (Rail Baltica), Amin Saidoun (IPMA), Rodney Turner (SKEMA Business School), Eunsang Yoon (NAACC), Gholamreza Safakish (IPMA), Tristano Sainati (University of Leeds) and Sandra Mišić (IPMA). The “2017 IPMA Megaprojects SIG meeting” was focused to challenge how megaproject can serve for community development, in addition to its business aspect. The aim of the event was to bring together individuals, groups and SIGs working with megaprojects in order to exchange experiences, activities and know-how, gathered on a national and international level.

Mladen Radujković & Sandra Mišić

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