IPMA International Project Management Association

Competitions and Events

The Young Project Manager of the Year Award is a category of IPMA Awards, and it is awarded annually to recognize and motivate young professional project managers around the world. It recognizes rising talent in the project and program management industries by honouring young project managers for their accomplishments early in their careers.

Unleash your value – conquer an international award!

We are looking forward to recognizing the value of young rising talents in project management competence, regardless of the scale, complexity or type of projects. This Award aims also to motivate young professional project managers around the world. These honorees have demonstrated invaluable impact to both their profession and their companies, and are on the fast track to becoming influential project leaders on an international scale.

The Award recognizes those individuals who most effectively demonstrate their project management competence. The assessment focuses on the qualities of the individual, not on the project itself.

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The Global Young Crew Workshop is a three-day event hosted by one of the many Young Crews around the globe.

The event aims to connect cutting edge trainers in the field of project management with students and young professionals from all areas united in their passion for Project Management. Interactive workshops, compelling keynotes and great networking events lie the basis for a workshop experience you can get hardly elsewhere.

Organized by different Young Crews, this event will always surprise you with a different venue each year. It gives you the opportunity to make a truly global experience meeting participants from all continents.

IPMA Young Crew organizes an annual seminar for young project professionals and project managers, and now is the 32nd IPMA World Congress, St. Petersburg turn! Around 100 project managers are expected to attend the event around the world. It’s is a great opportunity to network and exchange experiences with other professionals.

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The Global eCollaboration Competition (GeCCo) is an international virtual 24-hour case study competition that has been running for several years.

Young project managers from all over the world compete in distributed multinational teams in a virtual environment for 24 hours. Keynote Speakers deliver new insights on collaboration in decentralized teams and might help to solve the challenge set up for the participants. The teams’ work is assessed by a Jury Committee that consists of prominent members of the Project Management society.

The project is addressed to all young project management professionals from officially recognized Young Crew countries disregarding their experience or area of expertise, but with a sufficient level of knowledge in the project management. Participants are chosen among the national YCs that have registered to GeCCo.

GeCCo enables young project management professionals to get competences and skills that will help them in their future career to work in virtual international teams.

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The Project Management Championship is a 3 stage competition consisting of a qualification round, the national finals and the international final. The international final will be hosted each year by a different country.

PM Championships is targeted at full-time students at higher education studying project-related courses. Its core objectives are to enhance student involvement in the field of project management, to raise the interest in professional project management at a national and international level, as well as to advance the dialogue, the knowledge sharing and know-how between research and the business world.

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Global PM Days is a 2-day online conference on project management bringing together the world’s top keynote speakers from the project profession.
It is a conference that is held twice a year in an online format with an aim to spread best practices while connecting experts to individuals that want to advance their skills to the next level.

The focus of the conference is on the people competences (personal and interpersonal competences required to successfully participate in or lead projects) of IPMA ICB®, the IPMA Competence Baseline, and topics related to them.
The conference is addressed in the first row to young project management professionals and students with a specialization in project management but is open to everyone interested in project management worldwide.

Aiming at developing personal and interpersonal competences required for individuals working in the field of project management, keynote speakers share their knowledge and experience in different aspects of the competence chosen as a conference umbrella topic.

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The IPMA Young Crew and national Young Crews organize many events beyond the mentioned above. Find out about the next events also in your country under the following link: