For more than 20 years, PMI Belgium has held an 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.
Building on last year’s successful extension of the event to become the international Benelux PM Fair, we are pleased to announce the 2021 PM Fair with the participation of the chapters of Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Belgium. Going virtual enables us to extend the existing wonderful relationship among the different chapters and to expand our potential audience to over 2000 members. Last year’s event taught us that this was a successful cooperation which we want to maintain and improve. Unfortunately, the circumstances didn’t change in comparison with last year and that’s why we will approach this year’s event two-sided:
- Firstly, we will adapt ourselves to the uncertainty that the pandemic cast upon us, and so to mitigate the risk of cancellation we decided to plan central live online sessions for 4 days.
- Secondly, to keep the option open we will plan an in-person closing session in each participating Chapter, connecting the different chapters virtually. If this in-person closing session isn’t possible, we will turn this into an online closing session across the different chapters (like the other 4 days).
The congress will be spread over an entire week, from Monday the 4th of October to Friday the 8th of October. We intend to organize two online sessions per day, the first one at lunchtime and the second one at early evening. This way we can maximise the possibility for our members to participate at the online sessions. We will close the congress on Friday the 8th of October with an in-person closing session.