IPMA International Project Management Association

International Project Management Championship in Belgrade – won by German and Serbian Students

Students Stumpf Pascal, Katharina Wolff, Marvin Alexander Vibora Münch and Jan-Philip Bokeloh from Germany and Abel Duran, Jana Puzderliski and Marko Modrinić from Serbia, shared the first place at the International Project Management Championship 2018.

The finals of the fourth International Project Management Championship, which has gathered more than 2600 students from prestigious faculties and business schools around the world, was held on June 2, 2018, in Belgrade.

Out of a total of 192 teams and 760 competitors, that participated in this year’s competition, the top 9 teams demonstrated their knowledge and skills in project management, through a simulation of the real-life project, provided by the Open Management Education Center (OMEC).

Teams from 9 countries – Germany, France, the Netherlands, Croatia, Finland, Lithuania, Italy, Spain and Serbia competed in the finals of this year’s competition.

The winners were announced during the Gala dinner at the White Palace in Belgrade.

By the decision of the jury, based on the number of points gained during the simulation, for the first time in the history of the competition, two winners were declared. The teams from Germany and Serbia were awarded the first place, while students from Croatia won the third. Since Serbia was a last year’s winner, the trophy and the next competition goes to Germany.

This year competition gathered a number of experts in the field of project management, including the President of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), Jesus Martínez Almela , IPMA CoD Chairperson, Reinhard Wagner, Vice President of IPMA for Education, Training and Young Crew, Gholamreza Safakish, as well as numerous representatives of the industry, trainers, professors and students.

Vladimir Obradović
IPMC 2018 Project Manager


The event was widely broadcasted by the Serbian media: national televison and numerous of journals.

You can watch and read more about the event below:

Srbija domaćin prestižnog svetskog takmičenja u upravljanju projektima