IPMA International Project Management Association
10 July 2015 / 4:10

Insights into the fascinating world of research projects

Friday, September 4 at Saint-Paul-les-Durance in southern France you can gain insights in one of the most fascinating research projects of mankind, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). ITER is an international project to design and build an experimental fusion reactor. The seven international project members are China, EU, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the USA. The scale and scope of the project rank it among the most ambitious science endeavours of our time. Building began in 2010 on the ITER platform in Cadarache, France.

Steve Wake, Chairman of the Board of the Association for Project Management (APM) and paternal father of eVa is organising the event with more than 200 members of the ITER and Global Projects community to learn, network and share experience. By attending, you get insights which significant role project managers play in delivering projects that tackle environmental issues, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and meet the challenge of Climate Change – head on! Projects that cope with living in a changing world, bridging front-edge research into real life applications.

Speakers of the highest calibre have been selected to tell the story and get you ready for this important journey. They are providing insights into both, the world of front-edge research as well as the world of the management of complex projects. The event provides insights by Bernard Bigot, Director General, ITER; Professor Peter Morris, Bartlett School of Construction Management; Dr. Harvey Maylor, Cohort Leader Government Leadership Programme, Said Business School; Roberto Sabaan, Head of Engineering, CERN and many more. The conference continues with a visit to the ITER site to view latest progress. It concludes with dinner in a nearby chateau for those able to stay and network in the most agreeable Mediterranean surroundings.

Register to the event through: http://evaintheuk.org/

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Reinhard Wagner

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Reinhard Wagner has been active for more than 30 years in the field of project- related leadership, in such diverse sectors as Air Defense, Automotive Engineering, and Machinery, as well as various not-for-profit organizations. As a Certified Projects Director (IPMA Level A), he has proven experience in managing projects, programmes and project portfolios in complex and dynamic contexts. He is also an IPMA Certified Programme and Portfolio Management Consultant, and as such supports senior executives in developing and improving their organizational competence in managing projects. For more than 15 years, he has been actively involved in the development of project, programme and portfolio management standards, for example as Convenor of the ISO 21500 “Guidance on Project Management” and the ISO 21503 “Guidance on Programme Management”. Reinhard Wagner is Past President of IPMA and Chairman of the Council, Honorary Chairman of GPM (the German Project Management Association), as well as Managing Director of Tiba Managementberatung GmbH.