Forthcoming events

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business

ISSN: 1753-8378

Article publication date: 4 April 2008



(2008), "Forthcoming events", International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 1 No. 2.



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Forthcoming events

Article Type: Forthcoming events From: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Volume 1, Issue 2.

Forthcoming project management events and links

The content on this page will most likely grow over time as we become more aware of useful PM association links and forthcoming conferences. This is at least a start!

Conferences in 2008

The Project Management Institute (PMI) research conference is held every two years (even years) in 2004 it was held in London, in 2006 in Montreal and in 2008 it will be held in Warsaw Poland. The date for paper submissions closed on 1 November 2007 but to attend this conference 13-16 July 2008, visit the web site

Readers may be interested in PMI regional congresses and events they can access this through the PMI web site ( the PMI regional conferences are global so that for example in 2007 there was one in San Paulo, Brazil, Cancun Mexico, Wellington New Zealand. The calendar web link, however, provides details only month by month so it can be somewhat time consuming to find out what is on where, at what time.

The International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) holds its research conferences on odd years and the next one will be held in Berlin Germany in 2009. This organisation would be of great interest to PM researchers and their web site is That site also links well to other research organisations and forthcoming conferences of interest to PM academics and practitioners. Their web site lists the links to these conferences with dates for abstracts, submissions, etc.

Some of the conferences listed include:

.Making Projects Critical in Stockholm, 31 March-1 April 2008,

.European Academy of Management, 14-17 May 2008 in Ljubljana and Bled in Slovenia,

.The European Group for Organizational Studies, 10-12 July 2008, Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands,

For those readers interested in PM in construction they may find a number of related upcoming conferences of interest. The procurement W91 working commission has a conference in Montreal, 23-25 October 2008 the URL for this is

Useful PM links

The International Project Management Association is the world's oldest project management organisation. It is an international network of national project management societies and their web link is The advantage of keeping abreast with this web site is that it links to a range of PM associations and (their URL link is so link through them to find out more about their conferences and events.

One example of the associated group is the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) that has an annual conference and also jointly offers one with the PMI Australian chapters. The AIPM web link is their next conference is in Berlin in 2009 so this site is useful to keep track of dates for submitting abstracts, etc.

The CIB is an organisation that is centred in Europe and based in The Netherlands but with global reach and supports and is composed of construction practitioners and academics. They have many conferences and meeting of their specialised working commissions, many of interest to PM readers of this journal the home page URL is

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