IPMA International Project Management Association

Invitation to Smart Cities Symposium – Berlin, March 22nd, 2018

The number of people is steadily growing. By 2050 the world population is expected to reach nearly 10 billion people of which approximately 80% will be living in cities. This is a huge task for all governments and leaders worldwide. Already nowadays 60% of the energy consumed and 70% of waste and greenhouse gas emissions are produced by cities. Public transport, water supply, sanitation, energy, food and security are just some of the pressure points that needs to be managed by governments. It´s of utmost importance to tackle these challenges in a holistic way using existing know-how of project, programme and portfolio management.  This will contribute towards making the vision of a smart city real and delivering real benefits to the people and society at large.

IPMA invites experts from all over the world to attend its first Smart Cities Symposium on March 22nd, at the Deutsche Telekom´s Representative Office Berlin http://www.telekom-hauptstadtrepraesentanz.com/en/.

The symposium will allow a maximum of experience exchange between participants, showcase examples  of smart cities and the respective concepts as well as demonstrate the important role of project, programme and portfolio management.

To register, send an e-mail to [email protected] with all your contact details not later than March 8th, the number of participants is limited to 50 people. Participating at IPMA´s Smart City Symposium is free of charge.

The Deutsche Telekom´s Representative Office is at the heart of the German Capital Berlin (http://www.telekom-hauptstadtrepraesentanz.com/en/directions.html) and allows you also to experience a Smart City live in action. More about the Smart City Berlin you could find on the internet (https://www.berlin-partner.de/en/the-berlin-location/smart-city-berlin/) and described in the Smart City Strategy Berlin.


Agenda of the Symposium

08:30 – 09:00      Arrival, registration and coffee

09:00 – 09:15      Opening and introduction by Reinhard Wagner (IPMA) / Prof. Dr. Helmut Klausing (GPM)

09:15 – 09:45      Smart Cities – Making a vision real, Jens Mühlner (Deutsche Telekom)

09:45 – 10:15      The Korean approach to Smart Cities, Dr. Dae-yeon Cho (KALA)

10:15 – 10:45      The JingJinJi Programme, Prof. Yan Xue (PMRC China)

10:45 – 11:00       Coffee break

11:00 – 11:20      Smart Cities in India – Status and Trends, Dr. A. S. Pillai (PMA India)

11:20 – 11:40      Small & Medium-size Cities in Mexico, Raúl Arriaga (IPMA Mexico)

11:40 – 12:30      Panel discussion: How to make the vision of Smart Cities become real?

12:30 – 13:30       Lunch break

13:30 – 13:50       Projects, programmes, portfolios and their important role for realizing Smart Cities Dr. Jesus Martinez-Almela (IPMA President and Spain)

13:50 – 14:10      GPM´s Refugee Project: How project management contributes to mastering the challenges of migration, Ina Gamp (GPM)

14:10 – 14:30       The success-story of Panama City, José Reyes (Panama)

14:30 – 15:50       World Café on Smart Cities

15:50 – 16:10      Making Smart Cities sustainable, Dr. Joel Carboni (IPMA USA)

16:10 – 16:30      Rio de Janeiro Smart City Program, Dr. Raphael Albergarias (IPMA Brazil)

16:30 – 17:00      Conclusions and way forward, feedback and closing


Our cooperation partner:

GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement e.V.