4 October 2019

PMI Belgium Annual Congress

PM Fair 2019

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This year's theme is...

Project Management and Digital Disruption: Are you ready?

Project management professionals that will succeed in this age of disruption will have the right mindset; they will adapt rapidly to the opportunities and challenges brought about by new and rapidly evolving technology, with a powerful impact and global reach.
The 2019 PM Fair challenges our participants, ‘Are you ready?’ and the aim of the program is to challenge thinking, broaden horizons and put the wheels in motion to create ‘Project Managers of the future’.

The main theme will be addressed from three different, but equally important, perspectives, represented by three different tracks throughout the congress. The following outlines the perspective for each track, to provide inspiration for potential speakers in providing their abstract:

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Students

€ 75
  • High-school, University students reserved price
  • Price excl. VAT 21%

BE/EU PMI-Chapter member

€ 175
  • Valid for European Chapter members only
  • Price excl. VAT 21%

Non-PMI / Outside PMI EU

€ 375
  • Regular entrance fee for non-PMI members
  • Price excl. VAT 21%

Corporate registrations ?

PM Fair 2019 corporate fees are available starting from 5 participants. Different discounts are available. To learn more, contact us at info@pmfair.org

About PM Fair

The PMI Belgium Chapter has a long-standing tradition of organizing an Annual Congress, now known as the PM Fair, in the beginning of October each year.

The event will be set up like a Fair and will offer a fertile ground for professional interaction, networking and knowledge sharing. It will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, values and best practices with professionals from different industries/organizations in an informal environment. It will encourage active participation in various PM roles at special booths. It will also allow sponsors/authors to demonstrate their products or services to a targeted group of professionals. In nutshell, it will be a very special, very dynamic and a very friendly “Market” of Project Management.

As Project Management is not limited to any particular business segment or industry, we want to broaden our horizon with this concept to welcome practitioners, academicians, speakers, writers, lecturers, recruiters as well as sponsors from different organizations, industries, professions, universities, etc.
The Market Place consists of making our event a big fair. At the same place, it groups the sponsors, speakers, the persons who are looking for a job and the persons who can share some opportunities. The Market Place must be the central point of our event, the whole day, we must organize animations, entertainment, content, networking. The purpose is to have people the all day long and not just during coffee breaks or lunch. It’s the place to be.

The objective of the PM Fair is to make visible the PMI Belgium Chapter during one full day. The PM Fair must be the reference in the world of the project management in Belgium.

The objective is to regroup the professionals active in project/program/portfolio management in one place where they can share their experience with the others.

At the end of the day, it’s important that each attendee has learnt something, still convinces in his choice of career and still be motivated by the project management. Everybody must be happy at the end of the day and has just one idea: to attend the event of next year.

You can earn 7 PDUs (Professional Development Units) by attending PM Fair 2019.

Applicable to attendees who hold one of the PMI certificates before attending the conference.

Venue

Hotel Le Plaza
Boulevard Adolphe Maxlaan 118/126
1000 Brussels

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4

Friday

Are you ready for the digital disruption?

Speakers

Antonio-Nieto-Rodríguez-conferencia-speaker-thinkers-50-940x660

Reinventing Project Management Keynote Session

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the creator of concepts such as the Hierarchy of Purpose, or the Project Manifesto which argues that projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.Antonio has been recently awarded the title of Thinker of the Month by the prestigious Thinkers50, who identifies the most influential management thinkers in the world, including Michael Porter, Clayton Christensen, Rita McGrath.

Antonio  will be our keynote speaker  and will be opening PMFair 2019, our annual Belgian congress on Project Management.

Stephan FORSEILLES

Digital Transformation Keynote Session

Stephan Forseilles

Harley Lovegrove

Solving Complex Problems MASTERCLASS

Harley Lovegrove

Harley Lovegrove is the author of four books (Making a Difference, Inspirational Leadership, Transition, The Change Manager’s Handbook). He’s also a blogger and professional speaker. He is also a guest lecturer at many of Europe’s top universities and Management schools.

Harley’s career has led him to work in a wide variety of businesses from recruitment to the building industry and transport, from high technology and software development to manufacturing in a wide variety of sectors including; clothing, petro-chemical and medical.

Nader K. Rad

NUPP: Love, Peace, and Successful Projects Presentation

Nader K. Rad

It doesn’t matter if we are using an Agile or a predictive system, a virtual team or a collocated one, a highly structured and sophisticated system or a simple one, have a lot of documents and plans or otherwise: there are a number of fundamental principles that we need to follow in projects to make them efficient and successful. Otherwise, most of our actions have the risk of becoming fruitless rituals.

In this session, we’re going to have a quick review of an open-source, Creative Commons guide called NUPP (Nearly Universal Principles of Projects), to see how it can help us in our projects.

More info at http://nupp.guide

About the Speaker

Nader is a project management author, speaker, and adviser at Management Plaza. His career started in 1997, and since then he has been involved in many projects in different industries. He has designed several project management courses, prepared multiple e-learning courses, and written more than 40 books.

Nader has been a contributor to the PMBOK® Guide, an official reviewer for PRINCE2® 2017, PRINCE2 Agile®, and the lead author of P3.express and NUPP.

More about Nader at nader.pm

Lubomira Mihailova

Can a machine become PMP® certified? Presentation

Lubomira Mihailova

Application of Machine Learning in a typically human-driven domain as Project Management will change not only the role of the Project Manager but also the profession as a whole. This will allow the function to be transformed into rather a ‘Project Leader’ who can concentrate her/ his attention on the company strategy and the human aspects and develop the relative soft skills.

Delegating the technical expertise to machines will allow for more precision and objectivity in the analysis and prognosis (reporting the status and making predictions of the project outcomes), better and faster decision making and aligning the project with the product success. In summary, this will speed up the ‘time-to-market’ metric and the delivery of corresponding to the market needs products and services.

About the Speaker

Proven project management professional with 15 years of experience in IT and Telco industries. Experienced in complex cross-functional and cross-company projects and programs at national and international level. Reviewer of the latest version of PMI® Foundational Standards (PMBOK® v.6, Standard for Program Management® v.4 and Organisational Project Management Maturity Model® v.4). Further interests in organisation PM maturity models, social entrepreneurship, sustainability development and disruptive technologies.

The content of this presentation was developed during the author’s participation in the MIT online program ‘Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy’ in the period October 2018 – January 2019.

John Niland

Self Worth - empowering you as a PMPresentation

John Niland

To have impact with leaders, it takes confidence as well as competence. A deep sense of your own value gives you the solid foundation needed to tackle today’s tough challenges. In this session, we explore what self-worth is and how it differs from self-esteem and confidence. We look at how to build that deep, unconditional friendship with yourself that boosts performance, enhances resilience and allows you to meet all challenges with fresh energy and confidence.

About the Speaker

Following two decades of coaching thousands of project-managers and independent professionals, John Niland is one of Europe’s best-known business coaches. His value-centred approach to business-development and consulting has made him a popular speaker at professional conferences. His books include “The Courage to Ask” (with Kate Daly) and most recently, “The Self-Worth Safari”. His core message is simple: when we really value ourselves and our work, we are empowered to bring fresh impact to clients and projects.

Andy Whittle

Storytelling for Resilience Presentation

Andy Whittle

This talk revolves around 4 main elements:

  • Emotional Resilience: “the ability to generate positive emotion and recover quickly from negative emotional experiences” (Fredrickson, et al 2008).
  • Storytelling: The social and cultural activity of sharing stories. Everybody has a story which deserves to be heard and listened to. I will concentrate on the personal stories.
  • Vulnerability: In order to be properly understood, people need to know where you are coming from, why you are the way you are and why you do the things the way you do, they need to understand the person behind the mask. For this you need to share your story. This takes vulnerability and courage. You need to be in the Arena.
  • Empathy: "the ability to understand and share the feelings of another". Just remember, everyone is doing their best on any particular day.

About the Speaker

Andy Whittle is a certified Life and Executive Coach, a Trainer, Facilitator and Human Space Host.
He is co-owner and co-founder of both the Imagination Club and Cooperativa Kreativa, platforms for creativity, workshops, co-creation, events and human connection.

He lives just outside Brussels with his family and is fascinated by human connection.

Gerry MURRAY

The PM's Brain at Work Presentation

Gerry Murray

In this short talk, I’ll build the case for developing a greater understanding of your brain and why this will make you a better Project Manager in an increasingly digital workplace. I’ll do this by demonstrating how the brain has its own highly efficient automated processes that, nevertheless, need project managing; because leaving them to their own devices can have serious consequences. The brain, in fact, has its own inbuilt project
management capability but this is highly sensitive to several constraints. Therefore, learning how to manage your brain's own“
Project Manager” is key to managing these constraints and getting the best out of yourself and others.

About the Speaker

Gerry Murray is a Keynote Speaker, HR Advisor, Trainer and Coach. He is certified as a Practitioner of Brain and Behaviour Change and Applied Neuroscience. He is also certified as a Trainer of Radical Collaboration, a research based methodology for improving how people work together. In 2003, he founded Wide Circle Performance Solutions, a consultancy advising organisations on Performance and Talent Management. Wide Circle draws on leading edge Neuroscience and digital Talent Analytics tools to provide clients with insights that enable them to create workplaces where people can perform at their best. This has involved delivering man y consulting projects, both big and small, to a wide variety of clients in both the private and public sectors. Gerry has an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School, where he studied Managerial Psychology. In his spare time, he practices yoga and mindfulness. He’s also an internationally recognised musician, composer, arranger and producer.

carsten wendt

Don't be simple, stupid Presentation

Carsten Wendt

We’ve all heard the advice: keep it simple. But what does that actually mean? Does it mean to be clear? Concise? More than that? In this talk, Carsten looks at simplicity and beyond: what it entails and what makes our words effective. The power of language is more than just simple.

About the Speaker

Carsten’s job and passion is to help people develop their full potential as powerful communicators. He does that as a public speaking trainer, coach and lecturer. His clients include stock-listed companies, start-ups and universities. Meet him at www.carstenwendt.com

Stefan Costeur

Digital Transformation at SNCB Presentation

Stefan Costeur

Jan_van_Heel

How can we digitalise customer service without impacting customer experience and devaluing the brand? Presentation

Jan van Heel

We all know the advantages of replacing people with ChatBots, Apps, Virtual agents but done badly digitalizing could seriously deteriorate your customer experience and impact your brand. This is the story of how Europ Assistance is trying to find the right human/AI mix!

About the Speaker

Jan van Heel is Chief Marketing Officer et Europ Assistance, the leading travel insurance company.

He comes from digital but has been able to bridge the gap with the offline world to offer a holistic cross channel vision for the companies he works for.

He is a strong believer of the complementarity of Digital and the Human being - that is what he will present today with the very concrete, no nonsense  story of Europ Assistance!

He has expertise in Retail with Delhaize, agencies with Emakina, start-ups with lastminute.com and broadcasting (BskyB).

Peter RYAN

Can AI put people in the heart of Project Management Presentation

Peter Ryan

Data input, collation, scheduling, delegation, escalation….these and other responsibilities are now under the control of my new AI Project Manager. It’s the year 2025, and Artificial Intelligence helps run most of my programme. My human Project Managers don’t get down ‘in the weeds’ anymore, because the landscape of Project Management has changed utterly.

If projects were run by Artificial Intelligence, would that be our future utopian dream or apocalyptic nightmare? I say it’s the dream, because AI can help deliver people-centered Project Management.

In the future with Artificial Intelligence working as an ‘auto (co) pilot’ for projects, our human Project Managers can focus on outcome over output. Project Managers will be free to use their very human skills and talents to manage project complexities and unknowns, guiding and influencing transformative change for truly people-centred project management. I say the future can’t come fast enough.

About the Speaker

Peter is a passionate life-long project manager with over 22 years PM’ing under his belt. Today, Peter is Managing Director of Aspira Europe; the mainland European arm of a highly successful Global PM consultancy. Aspira delivers excellence in Project Management via the deployment of Advisory, Training and expert Consulting Resources. Aspiras launched its mainland European HQ in Amsterdam in Feb 2019; with at its helm Peter Ryan (an Irish man now living in The Hague). With a B.Sc in Applied Computing, Peter holds multiple International Project Management & Agile Certifications and has established an international reputation for project delivery success. Peter is currently Director Membership & Volunteers at the Netherlands Chapter of the PMI (Project Management Institute) an organisation with almost 1,000 members in the Netherlands.

Lionel Anciaux

IOT Factory Presentation

Lionel Anciaux

We will cover various IOT business cases in different Business verticals, highlighting the Return on Investment, the technology stacks and related impacts on people and organisations, both at the project and operational level.

About the Speaker

IOT Expert & Consultant. Founder of IOT Factory & IOT campus. "Helping Businesses generate Value through the Internet of Things” is the core activity of Lionel Anciaux, regular Speaker at IOT Conferences. Lionel Anciaux provides Consulting and Coaching services to IOT startups and Corporates willing to implement IOT technologies in their business processes. Lionel has almost 20 years experience in M2M and IOT, mainly in Smart Building, Smart Construction, Telematics and Smart Industries (Industry 4.0).

Wolfgang Wendl

Predictive, Agile, Hybrid - choosing the right approach Presentation

Wolfgang Wendl

Jurgen van Gorp

Agile planning for project managers Presentation

Jurgen Van Gorp

Jean Debrosse

Taming Increasing Complexity Workshop

Jean Debrosse

How to help us make a cognitive/intellectual shift to deal with our emerging, ever increasing disruptive, and complex world is the focus of this workshop. Our environment is not linear, but rather systemic. Our natural mental growth cannot cope easily with this rate of increasing complexity demand. In developmental psychology two lines of development are universally agreed on to help us navigate into this new world. These are our cognitive, and our social and emotional developments. Both are strongly intertwined in a positive reinforcing developmental causal loop. We propose to explore our cognitive blind spots going through the various “thought forms”. This approach transcends our current fixation our “Leadership competences”. Four domains in increasing complexity will be explored:

Context, Process, Relationships and Transformation.

We will play with these four concepts and their thoughts forms. They will open your mind on the way to postmodernism.

About the Speaker

Originally instrumentation engineer (50 years + ago). Project manager for 20 years. Development of an end to end project from research marketing, project viability, through engineering, construction, and start up in the 80 ties of the first compounding plant in the world.

Accessed global VP level at Neste Chemicals (Finland) after being chief and principal engineer. Currently consultant and researcher in human development since 2000. Developmental coach. Invited professor in master’s programs at Brussels’ high schools. For 5 years: Management and development of a medical house including psychologists. Presence and mindfulness applied to Leadership.

Gerry MURRAY

How to Project Manage your Brain Workshop

Gerry Murray

The first, and probably the most important, skill a Project Manager needs is to be able to manage their own brain. Being able to do this is essential to managing your State from moment to moment. As States are infectious, it’s hard to manage other people and all the tasks of a project if your own brain is not operating at peak performance. People look to Managers as role models. So, you need to be in the right state, not a right state!In the digital age there are many things that can hinder performance and Project Managers need to be aware of these and know what to do about them. In this workshop you’ll experience ways to become more aware of how your brain works.

How to respond to that awareness and what resources you already have at your disposal to enhance how you manage your brain in the digital world. All of this will be underpinned by the latest neuroscience research findings. The added bonus is that this improved self understanding will also enable you to better manage others in any context, even in your private life e.g. parenting. Repetition is crucial for the brain to be able to form new neural networks that lead to embedded skill acquisition. Therefore, participants will also get free access to a short online course that they can follow, and refer to, after the conference for added tips & tools. The workshop will create these new neural networks and the online component will help embed them.
About the Speaker
Gerry Murray is a Keynote Speaker, HR Advisor, Trainer and Coach. He is certified as a Practitioner of Brain and Behaviour Change and Applied Neuroscience. He is also certified as a Trainer of Radical Collaboration, a research based methodology for improving how people work together. In 2003, he founded Wide Circle Performance Solutions, a consultancy advising organisations on Performance and Talent Management. Wide Circle draws on leading edge Neuroscience and digital Talent Analytics tools to provide clients with insights that enable them to create workplaces where people can perform at their best. This has involved delivering man y consulting projects, both big and small, to a wide variety of clients in both the private and public sectors. Gerry has an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School, where he studied Managerial Psychology. In his spare time, he practices yoga and mindfulness. He’s also an internationally recognised musician, composer, arranger and producer.
John Niland

Raising the value of your workWorkshop

John Niland

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About the Speaker

Following two decades of coaching thousands of project-managers and independent professionals, John Niland is one of Europe’s best-known business coaches. His value-centred approach to business-development and consulting has made him a popular speaker at professional conferences. His books include “The Courage to Ask” (with Kate Daly) and most recently, “The Self-Worth Safari”. His core message is simple: when we really value ourselves and our work, we are empowered to bring fresh impact to clients and projects.

Ruth Friedman2

BurnoutWorkshop

Ruth Friedman

Burnout is a state of chronic stress that results in the complete disintegration of your capacity to function; it comes with massive costs.
In today's digital world, managing stress has never been more important. However, you need more than a positive mindset and to be able to 'to tough it out'. Burnout is not a mental issue but a whole body issue, so you need to use your whole body to resolve it.
We will learn the signs and symptoms of burnout, before turning to the physiology of stress, to understand what happens in the body, and how to bring your system back into balance
We will practice experiential exercises to manage your stress physiology, and learn tips and tricks that can be applied immediately.

About the Speaker

Ruth Friedman is a consultant, coach and trainer specialising in burnout, stress management and well-being.
She is Certified as an Executive and Life Coach, as a Focusing Trainer and has trained in stress physiology. She completed a study into burnout as part of her training.
In Ruth's earlier career she worked in as an IT project manager and as a manager of projects in the public and social sectors.

Ivo velitchkov

BIO: Balances in Organisations Masterclass

Dr. Ivo Velitchkov

Three structural balances are essential for any organisation. The first is between autonomy and
cohesion. The second is maintaining both diversity and stability. The third is the balance between
exploration and exploitation.
They work at different scales, from individual, team and department to organisation and beyond.
All three balances are important at each scale. They work the same way in projects and in
operations. Any organisation, hierarchical or flat, digital or not yet, is maintaining these balances
when it is performing well. Failing to keep even one of them for a longer period can be fatal.
Organisations need the capability to maintain these balances. But for that, neither the
conventional nor the new tools (AI etc.) will help. Methodologies and best practices won't help
either. Instead, leaders at all levels need to cultivate different thinking habits.

About the Speaker

Dr. Ivo Velitchkov is an independent management consultant. He's been working for 23 years in
the areas of Enterprise Architecture, Project Management, Business Strategy, Business Process
Management, and Data Management. He's been involved in them in various capacities: as
entrepreneur, CEO of a software company, university professor, project and program manager,
consultant and researcher.
Dr. Velitchkov has managed international projects and delivered Project Management seminars
and workshops. He is the author of the blog StrategicStructures.com, co-author of the book
"Enterprise Architecture for Connected E-Government: Practices and Innovations", and author of
the forthcoming book "Essential Balances in Organisations".

more to be announced soon!

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Inspiration Hall

As the talks in the main hall are ongoing, the Inspiration Hall will be opened for business with complementary content. It is hard to capture the idea of the Inspiration Hall, but we have tried in the following paragraph:

The inspiration hall is not a common marketplace.
It is the place to encounter new ideas.

The inspiration hall is not just a collection of informative stands.
It offers the opportunity to engage in new concepts.

The Inspiration Hall doesn’t follow a script.
It is meant for the adventurous, the curious and the rebels,
Seeking new skills and surprising practices.

It is a ship sailing for new shores in search of the one thing:
A new and better version of you

For PMI Belgium, the concept of the Inspiration Hall is key to its identity. The members of PMI Belgium and the attendees of the PM Fair are very much 21st century minded professionals, where critical thinking, creativity and collaboration are important values. Therefore, to cater for these adventurous, curious and even rebellious attendees of the PM Fair, we have a place for them where they can make their own way through all the content available. Every visitor of the Inspiration Hall will travel an individual journey collecting the specific value they are looking for.

Call for Sponsors

The PM Fair is a recurring initiative, thanks to the contribution of our esteemed sponsors! Become yourself a partner of the PM Fair and benefit of a direct visibility to over 3000 Professional Project Managers. Discover our flexible sponsor packages, which include logo sponsoring, booth, sponsor session, coffee break sponsor, booklet sponsor, and conference bag sponsor.

If you wish to take advantage of this unique opportunity or need further information, please contact sponsorship@pmi-belgium.be. We look forward to seeing you among our PM Fair 2019 sponsors!

Sponsors

Organizing the PMI Belgium National Congress is challenging without sponsors. This event is made possible by the sponsorship of the following organizations:

       

Organization Team

The organization of the PM Fair is a huge project with varied tasks that requires many skilled hands from start to finish, in order to deliver a high class congress. This important annual event is realized with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers. We are looking for more volunteers to join our passionate PM Fair 2019 team.

Volunteering with PMI can provide you with opportunities that enable you to share your knowledge and experience with other professionals. It will give you a global perspective of how project managers work in various industries. It will also help you to further strengthen your project management skills.

If you wish to join our enthusiastic team, please contact info@pmfair.org.

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