IPMA World Congress 2014

This week I continued to prepare my presentation for the World Congress of the International Project Management Association in Rotterdam the Netherlands:  IPMA WC 2014 (29 Sept. / 1 Oct.)

As a certified IPMA Level B project manager, member of the Dutch IPMA exam committee, IPMA Level B and Level C assessor I do recognize the importance of the yearly congress. The key reasons to be part of this World Wide IPMA project management community and congress are for me:

  • To meet recognized project managers from all over the world
  • To hear and share interesting project management stories and experiences
  • The opportunity to collaborate and connect with PM colleagues from all over the World at one single place


I have visited and presented at the previous 4 congresses held in Istanbul, Brisbane, Crete and Dubrovnik. The themes of my presentations at these congresses were focused on Social Collaboration, Implementing Social Business at a global scale and how to improve the interaction with-in global project teams.

This year my presentation will have a strong focus on “the certified Project Manager” and I will answer the questions like:”Why a project manager should be certified” and “what are the benefits for organizations to work with certified project managers”

The IPMA certification has a wide spectrum to not only focus on the technical and contextual competencies, but also on the human behavioral competences makes the IPMA certification an extreme powerful certification for a project manager and organizations. “People really make projects happen”

In the coming weeks I will update this blog to give my followers an insight about the progress I will make. Next to that I would like to invite all Project Managers who take their role serious, to visit the IPMA World Congress from Monday the 29th of September until Wednesday the 1st of October 2014 in Rotterdam. Please find the link to the official IPMA World Congress website here.

#ipma2014 / www.wimdegier.com

One thought on “IPMA World Congress 2014

  1. Wim,

    Hallo, and thanks for sharing this. I’ll be presenting for the first time at IPMA World Congress – which pales in comparison. Unfortunately I won’ get to return to The Netherlands because I’ll be presenting virually, but still, it will be exciting to virtually be there (I lived near Den Haag for a couple of years). Good luck with your presentation! Looking forward to it.