DATE: 30-31 May, 2016
WHERE: Halls MN and City Rooms 1,2 and 3 and Panorama Ballroom
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession.
Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research.
In Australia, Project Management Institute operates through a network of State and Territory Chapters.
The PMI Adelaide Chapter was established in 2003 and shares the same standards, principles and ideas of the global entity recognising and embracing project management to achieve business results.
With more than 275 members, PMI Adelaide is one of the fastest growing chapters in Australia.
In 2016, PMI Adelaide was charged with the responsibility of organising the PMI Australia Conference in their home city.
With the concentration of PMI members located in the Eastern states of Australia, PMI Adelaide took on the challenge of creating an event which would at least match attendances at previous conferences held in the Eastern states.
The theme for the 2016 Conference was Adapt. Change. Disrupt.
The conference explored the need for project managers to be a strategic partner for business and be the disrupters or innovators who question the status quo to deliver success.
The conference consisted of a series of plenary keynote presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions over two days. A third day (June 1) was dedicated to workshop presentations and masterclasses at other venues across the City.
In total, the conference program offered delegates a choice of 56 speaker presentations and workshop style sessions.
The conference was attended by a record 480 registered attendees, which surpassed attendances at previous national conferences held in the eastern states. More than 50 percent of delegates were from interstate.
More than 350 attended the two day conference, 170 attended the breakfast event and 70 attended the masterclasses.
More than 230 organisations from across Australia were represented. A small Expo also featured twenty-one exhibition booths.
The evening of the first day was dedicated to the PMI National Awards Dinner, which was held in the Centre’s Panorama Ballroom and attended by more than 200 guests.