IPMA International Project Management Association

PM Forum 2018 – Taking Project Management to the Next Level

In October Nuremberg became the hotspot for the German-speaking project management community. More than 1,000 participants – a new record – visited Europe’s leading convention for project management on 23 and 24 October 2018. The two days were packed with fascinating presentations, innovative and new formats, and top-class keynotes. Furthermore, the participants benefited from various networking opportunities not only during the congress but also while enjoying the “blue hour” and gala dinner.

The program of this year’s PM Forum captured the various facets of project management. The participants could choose from 78 presentations and workshops in 13 streams covering important aspect such as agile/lean project management, digitalization or social skills. Special highlights in the convention’s program were not only the new interactive formats speed gaming for project management business games and a circuit training for project managers, also the young professionals drew a lot of attention. Their ideas for project management in 2030 fascinated the visitors.

Captivating insight into their respective fields were given by the four keynotes of PM Forum 2018. Marco Sturm, who coached the German ice hockey team to a surprising silver medal at the Olympic Winter Games 2018 in PyeongChang, talked about the importance of team-work, honesty, trust and hard work. Svea Eckert and Dr. Andreas Dewes rattled the visitors with an insight into how easy it is to decipher supposedly anonymous data and have the whole browsing history of 3 Million Germans at their hand. The second day was all about the future. German TV host Ranga Yogeshwar gave his opinion on the threats and opportunities the future holds for us while Sven Gábor Jánszky, trend researcher and head of a European ThinkTank, showed his audience that future is just a matter of perspective.

A tradition on the first day of PM Forum is the “blue hour” during which visitors have even more time to network an explore the surprises at the various exhibition booths. Following this is the gala dinner with the award ceremony of the “Deutscher Studienpreis Projektmanagement”, which honors outstanding thesis and dissertations on project management.
Altogether the PM Forum 2018 can look back on two days as fascinating and diverse as the project management community. For more information and impressions of this year’s PM Forum visit: www.pm-forum.de/pm-forum/rueckblick/ (please note the website is in German)
Save the Date: 22 and 23 October 2019 in Nuremberg!

Copyright: Paul Hahn, www.paulhahn.de