PM Fair 2020

28 September - 3 October 2020

PMI Benelux Annual Congress

PM Fair 2020

Note: Registrations close 48 hours before the event.

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’.

Select a presentation.
Videos & Slides are online !

Monday 28 Sept Tuesday 29 Sept Wednesday 30 Sept Thursday 01 Oct Friday 2 Oct Saturday 3 Oct
08.00 - 09.00 Building Organisational

Value-Centred Pricing
John Niland
New PM on the Block
Lubomira Mihailova
Path to Progress
Diepak Kasi
Flaws of PM in Uncertain Times
Laurent Janssens & Alain Grijseels
Dealing with irrationality in PM
Jan Van der Vurst
12.00 - 13.00 Overcoming Resistance to Change Patrice Wellhoff Projectless Manager Peter Taylor #NextGenPM
Kamil MROZ
Dark Data in PM
Marcus Glowasz
Conversations that make a difference
Gerry Murray
Keynote Closing Panel
Planning for the unexpected
13.00 - 14.00 Unlikely Events
Nader K. Rad
Well-being for Teams Andy Whittle Project Canvas Online
Karen Schmidt
The Day After - Tomorrow's Teams Today
Priya Patra
Foul Up Friday
14.00 - 15.00 Friends and Foes – Managing Stakeholders in an Unpredictable World
Anthony Spota and Koen Peeters
16.30 - 17.30 Keynote - Stakeholder Mapping
Caroline Sapriel - CS&A
PMBOK 7 Nader K. Rad Messaging Your New Story
Bernadette Martin
Staying Engaged in Challenging Times
Ruth Friedman
Entrepreneur or Project Manager?
Pat Lucey
19.00 - 20.00 Keynote - Powering the Project Economy
Tony Appleby
Spreading Delight, Energy and Fun
Steven Deneir
Impact of Sleep on your Performance
Claudine Drees
Projects as Homework
Stuart Copeland
20.00 - 21.00 Keynote - Strategic Design and Project Delivery - Bridging the gap
Lee R. Lambert

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.

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