PMI Poland Chapter invites all interested project management community practitioners to share their experience and expertise and come forward as a SPEAKER at the 12th International PMI Poland Chapter Congress, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland on November 27 – 29.2017 (2 days of conference and 1 day of workshops).

XII International PMI Poland Chapter Congress is one of the most recognizable and prestigious events among professionals and the ones who are interested in the area of project, program and portfolio management. This is a unique event that brings together professionals from around the world to share knowledge and set new paths in project management.



We believe that effective project management is built on values that are based on three areas of leadership, knowledge of tools, business and strategy knowledge. Combining these elements allows you to realise your goals and is the key to the success of each project. The 12th International Congress invites all project enthusiasts to take part in occurrence divided into 3 thematic pathways:


Within this path we will focus on the key challenges facing modern leaders. Speakers will talk about effective communication in virtual and international teams, stakeholder management, motivation of team members and use of soft skills in project management. Speakers will focus on the skills and knowledge that a leader should have in effective project management and organisational change implementation.


The goal of this path is to present the topics of the organisation’s business strategy through effective management of portfolio, programs and projects. Participation in the activity will allow you to gain knowledge on how to effectively implement the PMO structure, utilise agile methods in managing change in the organisation, transformation or merger. We will explore the secrets of adapting project management to business strategy in start-ups, small and medium businesses and corporations.


Modern digital technologies and solutions enable companies to rapidly change their business models, disrupt markets and open up to innovation and start-ups. What determines whether such a digital strategy is successful? This path will answer this question and will show how Digital Transformation Project Management looks and how to combine business and technology streams. Listening to top digital managers, the audience will learn what elements were balanced to transform company strategy into a new direction. You can expect board members and CEO’s speaking in an energising format. It is about leadership and management of transformation programs and the technology influence.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION stream is co-organized by CIONET, the largest IT Executives in Europe. It brings together over 6,500 board members and directors responsible for the digital space, including IT in Europe’s leading companies. Since November 2014, CIONET Polska has been responsible for the development of communities in Poland. CIONET’s mission is to create conditions for sharing knowledge in the field of “digital leadership”, business model development, and technology-based strategies. CIONET offers its members direct contact and effective networking with national and European CIOs.


Please note that speakers should distinguish themselves with exceptional presentation skills. Therefore, in some cases, submission of public presentation video may be required.

This is an open invitation for any interested professional, not only PMI members. There is no limit for abstracts per one person.

Estimated time for each presentation is

  • 60 minutes (45 mins presentation + 15 mins Q&A),
  • 30 minutes (20 mins presentation + 10 mins Q&A),
  • Workshop – one day appx. 6-8h

Each application should include

Each abstract should include: title, contact details and photo (1000×1000 px, 300 dpi) short biography approx. 50 words, session description approx. 50 words;
(detailed agenda in case of workshop)

Answers on the following questions:

  • What is the purpose of the session?
  • What benefits could participants achieve from the session?

Expected level of participant’s knowledge – basic, intermediate, advanced or mixed

Should you have any questions, please send us an email at

Important dates

The schedule and deadlines for sending abstracts are shown below. Each application will be handled by the conference organizing team. In case of positive application review, we will contact you to start further discussions on cooperation.

Important dates:

  • 26th August 2017 Abstract Submission deadline
  • 14th September 2017 E-mail notification about on acceptance / non-acceptance of abstracts
  • 30th October 2017  – Deadline for submitting the first version of the presentation
  • 12th November 2017 – Deadline for submission of final versions of presentations

Congress is also a unique opportunity to promote your own brand

Ricardo Vergas

Executive Director of Brightline Initiative; Strategy Implementation & Project Management Expert; PMI Past Chair

Ricardo is an expert in project management, portfolio and risk management. For over 15 years he has been gaining and using his experience in the fields of energy, infrastructure, telecommunication, IT and finance. He became the first Latin American president of the Board of Directors of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest Project Management organization. Educated as a chemistry engineer, he earned a master’s degree at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He also holds numerous certificates at such institutions as George Washington University, Harvard Law School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Interview conducted at the XI PMI Poland Chapter International Congress on 28th of November 2017.

Mark Dorsett

VP, Global Business and Strategic Partnerships

Mark helps build customer success and grow your business by consulting with partners around the globe. He achieves outstanding results both in start-ups as well as large, mature organizations by integrating strategy with planning and execution. Engages others with their open and new open approach. He used his skills worldwide, with a particular focus on Asia, India, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe.

Interview conducted at the XI PMI Poland Chapter International Congress on 28th of November 2017.