PMI has existed since 1969 (more on offical PMI website) with more than 700,000 members operating almost in every country in the world (270 Chapters).

PMI’s history in Poland dates back to 2003. The association was created in response to the needs of the Polish market for professional project management. The founders of PMI in Poland are both managers and managers of major Polish and international business and academic organizations, as well as independent consultants.

Huge interest in both the Project Management and the organization itself has allowed the company to expand its activities throughout Poland.

Since May 8, 2007, the association has been operating as a PMI Poland Chapter and has transformed its structure by initially establishing 6 branches in Gdańsk, Cracow, Poznan, Warsaw, Wrocław and Łódź.

In 2010 Lubuskie branch was established, supplementing PMI’s current division of organization.

In December 2013 two new branches were established: Kujawsko-Pomorskie and Śląski. Currently, PMI Poland Chapter consists of 11 regional offices.

In December 2015, just before Christmas, the PMI PC Szczecin branch was officially opened. Welcome to the project management enthusiasts!

Moderators

12 Congress will be managed by three professional masters of ceremony, one for each stream:

  • Michał Kasprzyk
  • Anna Jaszczolt

They will be responsible for ensuring that the program runs smoothly and on time, also assisting speakers with their performances or Q&A and many many others.

Programme Team

Programme Team cooperates very closely with Programme Board, which determine the direction of the 12th International PMI PC Congress.

We are responsible not only for attracting speakers from around the world, but also for getting in touch with them in order to make sure that all necessary details are clearly determined and confirmed. We encompass everything starting from Speech and ending up with the details of arrival to Warsaw. From moment of reaching Warsaw onwards Logistics Team is taking care about our Speakers.

12th PMI PC Congress is not only 2 days of lectures. It also includes workshops, debate, speed mentoring and many other accompanying events, for preparation of which we are responsible. Starting from the development of the entire agenda and finishing on defining and organising each event with high orientation on each details.

We put our best effort to make sure you will remember our Congress as a perfect platform for getting new knowledge and priceless business contacts We wish that good energy which accompanying our Congress will motivate you to continue your personal development.

Finance Team

Preparing the budget, developing a financial plan and cost controlling – these are major challenges of Finance Team.

To make it possible we are cooperating with other teams, just to become familiar with their financial demands and estimated spendings.

Every day we make every endeavour just to let our ideas and values spread among our sponsors with which we are establishing cooperation, giving them a unique opportunity to present and promote during the Congress. We strongly believe, that precision and scrupulousness of our work will undoubtedly contribute to the high quality of this project, and above all final satisfaction of the participants.

Marketing Team

The Marketing Team is responsible for effectively carrying out activities promoting the event and building the prestige of this event.

The Team conducts all marketing content activities (social media, newsletters, mailing), designs promotional materials and collaborates with partners and media patrons. The Team also edits and publishes press materials.

Logistics Team

The Logistics Team is ensuring everyone and everything is in place for the dates of XII International Congress by PMI Poland Chapter. The Team secures the accommodation for our speakers and guests as well as their arrival to Warsaw. They will also ensure that the venue is prepared with all required equipment to let the lectures run smoothly.

Participants Team

Participants Team is responsible for professional customer care during Congress. We coordinate proper flow of registration process and all corresponding cases. Congress Participants can contact us anytime by using participants@pmi.org.pl  address or pinging us via chat on Website. During event we are in duty for registration and making sure that all questions will not be left without satisfying answer.

Steering Committee

  • Agnieszka Krogulec
    Agnieszka Krogulec
    Steering Committee, Programme Board
  • Małgorzata Miernik
    Małgorzata Miernik
    Steering Committee, Programme Board

Project Management

  • Kamila Mandziak
    Kamila Mandziak
    Project Manager
  • Agnieszka Piszczelska
    Agnieszka Piszczelska
    Project Coordinator, Gala & Debate Organizer
  • Urszula Koziatek
    Urszula Koziatek
    Gala Leader

Moderators

  • Anna Jaszczołt
    Anna Jaszczołt
    Moderator

Program Team

  • Krzysztof Derech
    Krzysztof Derech
    Program
  • Karolina Garbacz
    Karolina Garbacz
    Program
  • Piotr Korolko
    Piotr Korolko
    Program

Finance Team

  • Michał Legieć
    Michał Legieć
    Finance Leader, Deputy of PM
  • Katarzyna Jasiak
    Katarzyna Jasiak
    Finance
  • Justyna Giemza
    Justyna Giemza
    Finance

Marketing Team

  • Roberto Soto Entrena
    Roberto Soto Entrena
    Marketing Leader
  • Angelika Tomaszewska
    Angelika Tomaszewska
    Marketing
  • Joanna Sitkowska
    Joanna Sitkowska
    Marketing
  • Aneta Wereszczak
    Aneta Wereszczak
    Marketing
  • Grzegorz Hansdorfer
    Grzegorz Hansdorfer
    Marketing
  • Daria Ostrowska
    Daria Ostrowska
    Marketing
  • Kamila Czerniak
    Kamila Czerniak
    Marketing
  • Łukasz Paluszkiewicz
    Łukasz Paluszkiewicz
    Marketing

Logistics Team

  • Joanna Kulpa
    Joanna Kulpa
    Logistics Leader
  • Magdalena Beśka
    Magdalena Beśka
    Logistics
  • Katarzyna Labocha
    Katarzyna Labocha
    Logistics
  • Klaudia Godek
    Klaudia Godek
    Logistics
  • Patrycja Krzemińska
    Patrycja Krzemińska
    Logistics

Participants Team

  • Joanna Wakuluk
    Joanna Wakuluk
    Participants Leader
  • Joanna Jarosz
    Joanna Jarosz
    Participants
  • Aleksandra Jankowska
    Aleksandra Jankowska
    Participants
Agnieszka Krogulec
Steering Committee, Programme Board

Certified PMP, PRINCE2 Foundation project manager and the TROP mentor. She has had the experience in working for one of the largest and international consultancy company where she has worked on business process optimization, organisation development and development workers for customers from a range of different fields. She has worked in multicultural teams.

Currently, project manager in KIR SA. She is closely associated with project management and promoting good practices. She was an associate judge in the contest for the Project of the Year in the International Project Management Association and a juror in the Enactus World Cup 2014 in  Beijing and the Enactus World Cup 2015 in Johannesburg.

Enjoy work with people and to be involved in implementing projects forming new quality and making the world better e.g. Project Management Kids Camp ( I was a project originator), Enactus and Szlachetna Paczka. Also, I am a member of Vital Voices Poland Leadership & Mentoring Network and a mentor in the project “Mentoring Walk”.

Passionate about travels, climbing on mountains, learning about new corners of the world, cultures and latin american dances.

Małgorzata Miernik
Steering Committee, Programme Board

Project manager at Citigroup and banking insurance specialist.  She manages projects passionately in an international environment. Currently, leads teams and manages projects in the EMEA region. Passionate about managing global programs and projects.

Graduated from SGH Warsaw School of Economics in finance and accounting. She is an effective leader and organizer of conferences, events both at work and as a volunteer.

Volunteer in PMI PC since 2012. Besides, she is a vise-president of Education and Development in Warsaw Chapter PMI PC. Also, she is responsible for organizing International PMI Poland Chapter Congress since 2014.

Fascinated with travelling and learning about new cultures and places.

Kamila Mandziak
Project Manager

A creative head and enthusiast of personal development, convinced that “Nothing is possible” because “If I want, It’s mean I can”.

Since the beginning of her career, she has been associated with the manufacturing industry (beginning – household appliances and now – automotive), where she had the opportunity to know what the project means and she is following this way. Consequence and global look causes, she has been leading or supervising them for 8 years, also in an international environment. Professionally, she works as a project manager.

Graduated postgraduate studies “Project Management” at WSB in Wroclaw, Wroclaw University of Technology and Training Academy.

For everyday: resident of Wroclaw, recently professionally associated with Lodz. Owner of the little dog – Moris.

In her free time she stops the moment in the lens, reads, bakes, cooks, travels, organizes, creates, move ☺

Agnieszka Piszczelska
Project Coordinator, Gala & Debate Organizer

Have experience in managing the sourcing procurement and managing suppliers and vendors, preparing drafts, reviewing negotiations and maintaining contracts for goods, ensuring quality, cost effectiveness, and timely delivery. Had also experience in forecasting, control and optimisation of the administrative costs of a company. Develop, implement and execute procedures – implementation of ISO standards for the company. I also solve routine issues accordingly.

Self-developmentt in this area is a natural step due to the fact that most of my life I have spent in customer service, as a result my work has always been related to teamwork. Have excellent organisational and management experience, supervising the work and performance of staff to ensure the highest quality of service provided.

Urszula Koziatek
Gala Leader

She has been involved in many international projects, from two years as head of regional projects in the financial sector. An active volunteer and member of the PMI, she has participated in the organization of the 10th PMI Congress and is currently actively supporting this year’s Congress.

She is characterized by enthusiasm, commitment and willingness to use the acquired knowledge in practice. Improving the skills of project management and personal development is now its main focus.

Anna Jaszczołt
Moderator

Project management expert with 10+ experience in projects. Leader of global transformations In finance area (e.g. Thomson Reuters, Citi). Creates and implements development programmes for leaders. So far has led trainings and development programmes for over 500 people for over 600 hours. Implements and improves project management culture in organisations. Speaker AT international conferences (e.g. New Trends in Project Management 2013, International PMI Congress 2015). Mentor in Project Management Institute Poland Chapter. Since 2013 author of popular blog about project management: zarzadzam-projektami.pl. Holder of international certificates: PMP®, PRINCE2®, Agile PM®, PSM®, PSPO®. Implements project management approach inspired by best practices from both: agile and waterfall methods. Eliminates "zombie projects" that do not add any value for the organisation.

Krzysztof Derech
Program

PMP, PRINCE2 certified project manager cooperating with international customers. Built his professional experience as IT engineer and manager and finally found the right place for work in managing projects. Led  the project that won first prize as Project of the Year PMI PC. Works in TELDAT company.

Besides, help other people to explore their passion and how to build and use their new abilities in project management. Believe that every person is unique and communication is a key to success.

Draw the energy from family time, travels and good food. Overcome daily problems by maintaining a healthy distance from himself.

Karolina Garbacz
Program

Graduated from Warsaw University of Technology in power engineering and gas engineering. During studies, member of the students scientific association of power engineers in Warsaw University of Technology. Gained PMO experience in the PGNiG Termika (The Polish producer of heat and electricity in cogeneration).

Besides, interested in development projects and using new tools in project management. Passionate about active lifestyle, Asian cuisine and especially travels to seaside resorts, places.

Piotr Korolko
Program

Certified Project Manager (PMP), member of PMI Polish chapter from 2011. Leading process improvements, product development and projects related to business systems for a captive finance service center. Passionate about building effective project teams and applying the six sigma methods to project management and process improvements. Father of 2 daughters, who enjoys caravanning and reading Robin Sharma books.

Michał Legieć
Finance Leader, Deputy of PM

Student of the master degree studies in management with Project Management specialization at Warsaw School of Economics. President of the Student Research Circle, member of the program board of first master degree studies in Poland related with Project Management.

In his career he has been associated with marketing and eCommerce. Professionally interested with Agile methodology and R&D projects.

Communicative, conscientious and intellectually inquisitive.

He is truly a sensation seeking type besides he likes working with interesting and outstanding people.

Passionate of hiking, sport, travelling and motorization. In his free time he likes reading biographies and popular science books of management, motivation and psychology domain.

Katarzyna Jasiak
Finance

Katarzyna Jasiak, Project Coordinator in Citi Handlowy. Expert in Security Information and Anti Money Laundering field.

Educated chemist, however Project Management has become her passion. Currently, she effectively manages local as well as international projects at Citi Handlowy.

Volunteer, for 8 years has been associated with the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. In the Project Management Institute Poland Chapter since June 2017.

Private rock music lover, traveler and milk chocolate enthusiast in every form.

Justyna Giemza
Finance

I am an economist with managerial specialization, with a passion for project management. I graduated from the University of Wrocław and studied postgraduate studies in project management from the Wrocław University of Economics. Currently I work as sales manager / optical shop manager.

For 10 years I have been working with B2C clients in various industries through fashionable, optical manufacturing. I also have experience as a lecturer in business and economics subjects.

In my free time I actively participate in workshops and volunteering on women’s development in project management. From March 2017 I am also a volunteer in finance team at PMI Poland Chapter.

Private I am passionate about travel, animals, especially cats, and healthy living. I am a Lover of learning about new cultures, especially of the East. In my free time I am reading books and exploring knowledge in the field of philosophy and personal development.

Roberto Soto Entrena
Marketing Leader

MBA graduate at Cracow School of Business – Cracow University of Economics (UEK), Master of Science in Professional Communication at Clark University (USA) and Bachelor in Telecommunication Engineering in the field of Electronic Systems at UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – Spain), with experience in Telecommunication, Automotive, Energy industries and ERP systems.

Holds PRINCE2 Foundation and PSPO certificate. He has been working for several companies such as Ericsson, IBM, Delphi, ABB and Comarch. Currently working as Product Manager in Kraków.

Eager for constant learning and looking for new challenges, with large Agile & Waterfall software development experience.

Angelika Tomaszewska
Marketing

I am a qualified chemist, but a project manager at heart. I graduated from Wroclaw University of Technology in chemistry and Wroclaw University of Economics in project management. I am now working as Project Coordinator in PMO team in Atos.

I have been working with B2B clients with great commitment from telecommunications and pharmaceutical industry to IT industry during the last 5 years.

After my working hours I participate actively in many workshops prepared for women interested in project management. Also, I have been volunteering in marketing team in PMI PC Wroclaw Branch since July, 2017.

I am passionate about getting to know new cultures, people and expand  my experiences. So far, I have made the longest and the most unforgettable journey in my life – to Australia.  During my free time I do yoga or read nonfiction books.

Joanna Sitkowska
Marketing

I’m a specialist in project management experienced in IT/ Product Development projects.

I have participated (development team member, business owner, project manager) in projects on both client and contractor sides.

I’m responsible for product development strategy, software development process and connecting business and IT areas.

I am interested in agile software development methods and software architecture.

I graduated the University of Warsaw and Warsaw University of Technology.

Since February this year, I have been working on a position Warsaw Branch Development and Membership Director at PMI PC.

 

Aneta Wereszczak
Marketing

Aneta is a project manager working for one of the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, serving clients in 170 countries. Since January 2017 became a volunteer of the PMI Poland Chapter Wroclaw Branch. Aneta is constantly looking for different ways of self-development both professionally and personally. She is Design Thinking enthusiast. In spare time loves hiking in the mountains and reading books.

Aneta is supporting the marketing and communication within the project team preparing the Congress.

Grzegorz Hansdorfer
Marketing

Allumn of Wroclaw University of Econimics. His professional experience divides into two distinct paths:
– a marketing and event path, in which he had been involved for nearly eight years beginning with the first year of his studies
– IT path, where he is working more than 4 years as Process Analyst

Sport and mountain trakking addict. His passion is running and biking.
He spends his free time reading or watching TV series.

Daria Ostrowska
Marketing

Certified Project Manager, team leader but first and foremost project management enthusiast.

Vice-president of a foundation supporting cross sector cooperation between companies, non-governmental organization and public administration.

Kamila Czerniak
Marketing
Łukasz Paluszkiewicz
Marketing
Joanna Kulpa
Logistics Leader

I’m graduated from University of Economics and finished project management at postgraduate studies at Wroclaw University of Technology. She deepened her knowledge of project management by participating in workshops and conferences of the Project Management Institute in Wrocław.

Professionally involved in project management for more than 7 years. She started working in a project office where she collaborated mainly with a Swiss client and supported the project team specifically for change management. She gained experience as a project manager within projects in the area of business process optimization. She is currently working as an IT project manager in international consulting firm. She manages projects that improve internal processes in the company.

She likes working with people in the process of creating new solutions. Passionate of sport, loves traveling. In her free time, he likes to read about emotional intelligence.

Magdalena Beśka
Logistics

Graduated Warsaw School of Applied Psychology, specialized in Business Psychology. Since few years she’s been working as a PMO, mainly in IT departments. Since 2016, she’s been a part of EY Global Services Company and since May 2017 she joined a global program.

At her work, she is focused on developing her knowledge about agile methodology, and she is keen on gaining new knowledge about it. Moreover, at her work, she enjoys creative data analysis.

In her private life, she is interested in dietetics and psychodietetics. She enjoys reading books in this subject and gaining knowledge by participating in different courses. Apart from that, she’s loves sports, especially at the gym. She enjoys travelling, too.  

Katarzyna Labocha
Logistics

Graduated from Wroclaw University of Economics and French philology. During the first years of her professional career, she was working for French clients, currently mainly collaborating with US. Within IT project management for more than 5 years. Her first steps in project management performed as PMO, currently developing for IT PM. Charity Group Leader within the company.

Local, Wroclaw patriot though she moved here only 8 years ago. Except for continual exploration of secrets of Wroclaw and its surroundings, she loves discover new culinary flavors, not only by tasting them in the restaurants, but mainly by cooking for her friends.

Klaudia Godek
Logistics

She  is a graduate of the University of Economics in Wroclaw, Management and Production Engineering faculty. At the moment she do her Lean Management postgraduate studies. She has started professional career in quality department in the automotive industry. She work in FMCG company, where at the beginning during my intership she led a project in the Supply Department. Now she is Activity Management Coordinator.

Her passion is all about the Lean methodology. She try to use the rules of this philosophy in private and professional life, and share my knowledge with others. Besides she love traveling and she can not imagine life without it – she enjoy discovering new places and cultures.

Her motto is: What matters most is how well you walk through the fire!

Patrycja Krzemińska
Logistics

Graduated University of Warsaw in Applied Linguistics, specialized in translations. Her Master thesis was about language in business psychology. Student of Warsaw School of Economics,Postgraduate studies in Project Management. Interested in project and lean management in FMCG. Her wish is to combine her knowledge and experience in this area, to deliver the best lead of operational coordination and material planning process. 

Fast learner and motivated person with ability to manage projects. Self-starter, strong independent worker and highly adaptable to ever-changing circumstances. Key member in any team developing and executing a new project.

In her personal life, she enjoys reading books – thrillers and science-fiction, travelling, trying new food, exploring new places.  

Joanna Wakuluk
Participants Leader

Psychology, Social and Cultural Animation graduate, Data Processing Specialist at Nielsen.

Project management, communication and public relations skills developed at the Erasmus Student Network, where Joanna was responsible for managing projects for international students. This experience was further strengthened by project coordination for event agencies and banking sectors. Over 4 years of experience of supporting the PMI Warsaw Chapter initiative – Project Management Kids Camp, where she coordinated the film group and the communication team. She has joined this year’s PMI’s Congress as the leader of the participants’ team.

Joanna Jarosz
Participants

Master of Computer Science and Environmental Engineering, graduated from Wrocław University of Science and Technology. Database and business intelligence specialist. Currently works in global financial institution as IT Business Analyst/Product Owner. Since 2016 active volunteer at PMI PC Wrocław Branch. Interested in psychology in business and project management. In spare time likes to travel and practice shooting sports.

Aleksandra Jankowska
Participants

I have graduated from Warsaw University of Biology. Currently I work in financial sector in project management team as IT Project Administrator.

Besides, I am interested in agile project management. In my spare time, my passion are all kinds of canoeing and also strategic board games.