28 September - 3 October 2020
PMI Benelux Annual Congress
PM Fair 2020
Pretty much every industry, globally, has been impacted by COVID-19. Some companies have shrunk to a virtual standstill – especially small enterprises that rely on footfall, like restaurants and retail shops or larger airline companies.
Some companies have witnessed massive demand increases, like distribution companies, pharmaceuticals, toilet roll manufacturers. Most enterprises seek to establish an approach for a yet unclear, future work ecosystem.
Now, as the world begins to look beyond COVID-19 there is much to talk about.
PMI President and CEO
This year's theme is...
Black Swans and Unknown Unknowns. Opportunity? Or threat?
Project management professionals that will succeed in these times will have the right mindset; they will adapt rapidly to unforeseen challenges, they will see, or create, opportunities and they will evolve faster than their competitors, to deliver value adding projects, to make a difference.
The 2020 PM Fair asks our participants of these global events, ‘Opportunity? Or threat?’
The aim of the program is to challenge thinking, broaden horizons, provide insights and alternative views and put the wheels in motion to help create ‘Project Managers of the future’.
About PM Fair
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading non-profit professional membership association for the Project, Program and Portfolio Management profession. PMI serves practitioners and organizations with standards that describe good practices, globally recognized credentials that certify project management expertise, and resources for professional development, networking and community.
All PMI chapters hold regular events in different cities and online, and in addition PMI Belgium also usually hold a full-day annual congress, the ‘PM Fair’, where prominent speakers of national and international reputation are invited to share their experiences and recent developments and future trends in the field of project management. This popular event is attended by over 200 PMI members, sponsoring organizations and other enthusiasts of the project management profession.
This year’s event will be different from previous events, in a number of dimensions.
PM Fair 2020, the digital fair
Firstly, for reasons that should be obvious to all, this year’s event will be virtual and not physical: we are going online. No physical face-to-face sessions are envisaged. Instead, the congress will be made up of a series of webinars, online workshops and master classes.
Whilst presenting numerous challenges, this also provides plenty of opportunities.
The congress will be spread over an entire week, from Monday the 28th of September, through to, and including, Saturday the 3rd of October. The intention is to offer morning ‘coffee time’ sessions, along with lunch time opportunities, and additional sessions in the early or late evening, thereby maximising the possibility for our members to participate, either in live webinars, or by accessing recorded sessions.
In addition, ‘going virtual’ enables us to extend our existing wonderful relationship with our friends and neighbours, and present PM Fair 2020 in conjunction with from PMI Netherlands and PMI Luxembourg.
Call for Speakers
This is a call for thought leaders and innovators to actively participate in the prestigious PMI BeNeLux Annual National Congress, PM Fair 2020. As presenters, you form a vital part of PM Fair Team and the quality and relevance of the presentations and workshops are crucial for success of the event. Knowing that you are presenting at THE Project Management event for BeNeLux, the responsibility is yours to deliver the most fitting and inspirational session, keynote or workshop/special activity.
There are no fees foreseen for our presenters as you are considered to be part of the PMI family of volunteers supporting the Project Management community of practice.
Each presenter should prepare his or her submission to include the following (see attached form):
- Presenter’s name, telephone number, e-mail address and picture.
- Proposed topic or subject, including how it connects to the PM Fair.
- Give your role preference (Classic speaker, Keynote, Master Class, etc).
- Timing preference – day and timing (will be accommodated as far as possible)
- Presenter’s profile (75 -100 words).
- Presentation abstract (100 – 125 words)
- Learning goals summary i.e.: what do you want the audience to learn from your presentation.
- Presentation experience.
- Any special requirements for your presentation.
- A short video of less than 2 minutes introducing the presenter and the topic. This video will be used in the promotional campaign for the congress. A link to an online video of a given speech on the topic is also allowed.
Please submit the form either in a Word or PDF format to the mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline: 31st of July 2020
You can contact us at email@example.com, or using the following form.