This years PMI Global Congress will be held on the 25th– 27th September 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center. Last year this global event attracted thousands of attendees from over 64 countries and over 1,130 organizations, registrations are already exceeding expectations and are on track to break all records. The theme for this year’s Congress is based around the PMI talent triangle: – Technical Project Management, Leadership and Strategic and Business Management – how all three compliment each other.
This years format includes educational sessions, workshops, keynote speakers, networking, exhibits and SeminarsWorld. The keynote speakers for this years event look to be quite inspirational, with a different one for each day.
Project program and portfolio managers as well as other industry experts will present over seventy-five educational sessions. These are helpful for achieving PDU’s. Courses are designed for all levels of candidates, from beginniners to intermediate and advanced project mangers. Networking is also scheduled into the sessions.
Hands-on workshops offer the chance to watch demonstrations before the delegates enhance their own practical skills. They are arranged around the PMI Talent Triangle. For example under ‘Strategic and Business Management’ of the PMI Talent Triangle, Waleed Aburghazaleh, a risk and decision analytics consultant for Shell, will review Risk, Strategy and Corporate Competitiveness. Looking at the tools for strategic decision-making.
Focusing on one topic at a time with small groups, each seminar will offer in–depth hands on learning which compliment congress activities. These are pre-congress and post-congress courses. The pre-congress courses will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt from 21st– 24th September, whereas the post-congress courses will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from 28th– 29th September.
Keynote Speaker 25th September
Afterburner – a group of former elite military personnel with some members having graduated from top business schools. Afterburner will discuss how to offer a unique solution by accelerating performance through flawless execution.
Keynote Speaker 26th September
Sue Gardener – former executive director of Wikimedia (which ran Wikipedia). Sue will give her insight to the future of leadership, analyzing how effective leaders need to be flexible, collaborative and transparent.
Keynote Speaker 27th September
Wes Moore – Rhodes scholar, decorated US Army Officer (veteran), White House Fellow and author, making the New York Times Bestseller list. Wes will talk about Transformational Leadership: Evolve, Adapt and Inspire.
This years PMI Global Congress will be held on the 25th– 27th September 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center.
San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego CA 92101
Below are the registration costs and details:
- One Day Full Congress: PMI Member $865.00 Non Member $1,050.00
- Full Congress & SeminarsWorld 2-Day: Member $2,794.50 Non Member $3,010.50
There are numerous pricing combinations and group discounts for over 10 delegates. Upon registration delegates can become PMI members and take advantage of the lower rates.
We reviewed two top hotels in the vicinity of the convention center.
Set in the historic Gas Lamp Quarter, across the street from the waterfront San Diego Convention Center. This hotel boasts very comfortable beds, attentive staff with an innovative onsite New Leaf Restaurant that serves excellent California cuisine. A three-night stay would cost $927.00.
Hilton San Diego Gas Lamp Quarter Hotel
401 K Street
San Diego CA 92101
This modern, hotel is a 5-minute walk from the San Diego Convention Center, which is easy if you want to pop back during the day for a quick break, snack or shower. This is a great hotel, with spacious comfortable rooms. Each room has a separate bedroom, kitchen area (which is fully equipped with utensils) and separate seating area. The staff are friendly and accommodating. A three-night stay would cost $862.00.
Marriott Residence Inn San Diego – Gas Lamp Quarter
365 Sixth Ave
San Diego CA 92101
This exciting world-class global congress is packed with events, networking opportunities and exhibitors. PDU’s can be obtained from the numerous sessions before, during and after the congress. PMI is a leader in the project management world attracting first class companies as well as our friends from Deltek who are sponsors.