The Project Management Institute (PMI®) is holding their PMI UK Synergy conference on Thursday, November 7 in London, UK. This year’s Synergy theme is Project Delivery in a Volatile, Uncertain Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world. Typically, PMI UK Synergy is held at the end of the year to reflect on the years events within the chapter and celebrate project management professionals. This year PMI UK Synergy will be held at the historic Quaker building Light Friends House, which is the largest conference venue in the Euston area. The Light Friends House is an award-winning, ethical and sustainable venue.
This one-day event will run from 9am to 5pm.
The Light Friends House
173-177 Euston Road
London NW1 2BJ
The format for the day will be presentations from industry professionals built around The PMI Talent Triangle®; of Technical Project Management, Leadership and Strategic Business Management, a Keynote Speaker, Exhibits, and Networking. To celebrate PMI’s 50th Anniversary, all Synergy delegates are invited by the PMI to an after-party at Madame Tussauds from 6 pm until late.
Randy Black is Chairman of PMI. Randy in his keynote ‘Leading Projects in an Era of Disruption – PMI’s Talent Triangle. Randy will offer his insights on the digital- age and the next practices which organizations are looking for in project managers. Randy will explain how committing to ongoing professional development increases your value in a world increasingly disrupted by innovation and technology. Randy will also provide personal experiences and insights on trends shaping the future of project management.
Sophie Sabbage has worked in human development, emotional intelligence and corporate culture change for over 30 years. After developing cancer Sophie wrote her first book “The Cancer Whisperer” which became a global success. Sophie will present ‘VUCA’ offering her insights on her trips to the North and South poles in her quest to stay alive and how to thrive in adversity. Sophie has a reputation for saying what needs saying to shift what needs shifting for her clients to thrive.
Jonathan Gilbert has been managing programs and projects for over 35 years. Jonathan will present ‘Adaptive Leadership: Helping you and your team succeed in disruptive times’. Jonathan will offer his insights by identifying the characteristics of today’s complex business environment and explain the importance of understanding the environment that we operate in. Jonathan will offer a set of adaptive leadership skills that will guide an approach to unprecedented business challenges and explore how an adaptive mindset can help teams navigate and solve problems in disruptive and unpredictable times.
Mark Robinson is an experienced Programme Manager and Head of Business Performance for Airbus. Mark will present ‘Project Managers Can’t Swim!’ offering his insights on how customer focus, market know-how, technological leadership, and manufacturing efficiency have propelled Airbus to the forefront of the industry, making it the world’s leading commercial aircraft manufacturer.
Paul Lyalls is a facilitator and Poet in Residence for the Roald Dahl Museum in 2013/14. Paul contributed to 100th anniversary Great War Poet working with the Berkshire 7th Rifles and the museum of Reading. Paul has spent over 25 years in schools sharing his poetry and as VUCA Master of Ceremonies Paul will explain how he draws on a form of project management to enable children & young people to take a more scenic, less well-trodden route to make poetry and how they use language. In this entertaining presentation, Paul will offer some of his poetry.
Professor Anne Bamford, OBE is Strategic Director of the Education, Culture, and Skills for the City of London. Anne is passionate advocate of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and is author of “Wow Factor: Global Research Compendium on the Impact of the Arts in Education” Anne will present ‘The Synergy of Fusion- Life Skills For All’ offering her insights on how through her research she has pursued issues of innovation, social impact, and equality and diversity.
Andrew Curry is the Director of The School of International Futures (SOIF). Andrew is an internationally known futurist with over 20 years’ experience. His recent project is the future of London city for a transport company. Andrew will present ‘Working with the Future’ offering his insights on five ways to think about the future. Andrew will present a snapshot of the trends which will significantly shape the next 5-20 years.
Exhibiting Hall and Networking
Vendors will be on-hand displaying their exhibits and offering advice to delegates on best practices. Networking is scheduled after each presentation and especially over lunch and tea breaks. Networking offers delegates the chance to meet up with friends, make new contacts and discuss new emerging trends.
Below are the registration costs and a link to register:
- A Standard pass with the after-party included costs £129 + £25.80 VAT
- A Student Pass with the after-party included costs £50 + £11.00 VAT
If you need a place to stay after the celebrations at Madame Tussauds, we’ve reviewed two top hotels close to The Light Friends House and in the vicinity of Madame Tussauds; The Hilton London Euston and Euston Square Hotel.
Hilton London Euston
17-18 Upper Woburn Place
London WC1H 0HT
The Hilton London Euston is a 4-star hotel situated 160 yards from The Light Friends House. The hotel is set in a stunning restored Victorian building but manages to feel like a boutique hotel. All of the rooms offer high-speed wireless internet access, are spotlessly clean and have recently been refurbished. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable of the local area. One-night costs £247.
Euston Square Hotel
152-156 North Gower Street
London NW1 2LU
The Euston Square is a 3-star hotel situated 0.6 miles from The Light Friends House. Euston Square is stylish & contemporary with an apartment-like feel. The rooms are cosy, clean and modern with everything you need. The staff are friendly and the hotel is perfect for a professional on a business trip. One-night costs £174.
PMI UK Synergy 2019 is a one-day event packed with thought-provoking presentations, attracting project professionals from a vast number of different industries.
As one of the last events of the calendar year, PMI UK Synergy is a consolidation of the years’ achievements and offers delegates a chance to meet up with friends, discuss new emerging trends and make new contacts. In celebration of PMI’s 50th anniversary don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with friends at the after-party at Madame Tussauds.
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