Australia's Premier Project Management Conference / 27 - 28 May 2019 / RACV Royal Pines / Gold Coast

Conference Theme

In an ever changing and disruptive landscape, the ability for individuals and business to stay ahead of the curve is a challenging one. To be competitive, business need to look for ways to be smarter with their investments and be bold in leaving more traditional ways of working to allow flexibility to cater to the shifting demands of the customer and of their workforce.


Through our theme, we bring you best practice thought leadership skills and training to help raise your project team members to the next level and arm them with the latest tools and techniques to drive your business growth and performance. We aim to showcase how project management is leading the fight for business performance, ensuring growth, leading change and aligning project with strategy.

And we are taking conferences to the next level in combining business and academic thinking.

The conference will share the latest topics and trends across business thinking, leadership and technical project delivery. We are also proud to share for the first time for PMI Australian Chapters an Academic stream.

Strategic and Business Management

“Strategic and Business Management” is like “Leadership”. This is an element that also comes from the skills repertoire of managers. The definition of PMI for this area of expertise can be translated as: “Strategic knowledge and industry knowledge”, which improve the project implementation and promote better corporate results.

These include (but not limited to):

Entrepreneurial activity
Marketing and law
Strategic Planning and alignment of projects
Contract management
Management of complexity


With leadership knowledge is meant the ability to lead and develop a team and to show an situational appropriate behaviour in dealing with the various stakeholders.

These include (but is not limited to):

Conflict Management
Motivation of employees
Feedback techniques
Ability to influence stakeholders
Team Development
Emotional intelligence

Technical Project Management

The term “Technical Project Management” can be described best by translating it with “methodical project management knowledge”. It is demanded of the project manager that the have the methodical knowledge that is required for project management; that they have the ability to apply this knowledge in practice and fulfill the role as a project manager in the planning and implementation of the project adequately.

Required competencies therefore include (but are not limited to):

Techniques for requirements analysis and definition
Project planning and controlling
Risk Management
Scope Managament

Academic Research

The PMIAC17 Academic Track aims to be a forum where academics and practitioners can exchange views and explore opportunities to collaborate on meaningful research. The areas of focus for PMIAC 2017 are:

Strategy and Transformation
Business Analysis and Change
Portfolio Governance and PMO
Program and Project Management
Competencies and People Development
Interdisciplinary Project Research

Story About US

While technical skills are core to project and program management, PMI research tells us they’re not enough in today’s increasingly complex and competitive global marketplace. Companies are seeking added skills in leadership and business intelligence — competencies that can support longer-range strategic objectives that contribute to the bottom line.

PMI is the leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession.

Our professional resources and research deliver value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve organizational success and further mature the profession.

Our worldwide advocacy for project management is reinforced by our globally recognized standards, certification program, extensive academic and market research programs, chapters, and our volunteer and professional development opportunities.

Strategic and Business Management
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