Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. I always come away feeling energised about where I am in my career and relieved having met people with similar problems to me.
Many conferences have early bird pricing so it is worth checking out the events that interest you as soon as you can in case you need to get corporate funding to attend.
If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2018, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals.
I’ve compiled this extensive list of conferences both local to me in the UK and around the world. Use this quick link menu below (on the main full article page) to jump to the relevant portion of the year.
January to March 2018
Open PM² Conference 2018: Brussels, Belgium, 1-2 February 2018
This inaugural conference will bring together project managers from all over Europe to discuss using PM² and rolling-out the PM² Methodology in their organisations. The first day will be filled with keynote and presentations and the second day will offer 15 PM² training sessions. There is no entrance fee for this event but you must apply by 15 January 2018 in order to attend.
RICS Project Leadership Conference: London, UK, 21 February 2018
This year’s RICS project management conference has the theme ‘Remaining Lean and Agile in a Changing Work Environment’. I’m not sure if they are partnering with the APM as in previous years but the agenda is already up on the site and looks interesting. Crossrail project leaders are in high demand for speaking engagements!
If you work in property (RICS is the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, but I don’t think they are known by that name today) then this is a great conference to get some specialist insight into the challenges of that industry.
PMI Sweden Passion of Projects: Gothenburg, Sweden 12-13 March 2018
The PMI Sweden is an event with inspiring speakers, professional colleagues, and companies in different sectors gathered with the goal of sharing their knowledge and experience in project, portfolio, and programme management. It will be held at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers.
SPMI Symposium: Singapore, 22-23 March, 2018
The theme this year is “Disrupt or Disappear: Connect, Innovate & Transform.” The Symposium will highlight strategic project management for better business results, economy outlook and industry performance, and ensuring career growth in challenging environments. It will be held at the Marina Bay Sands – Sands Expo and Conference Center.