After several years of outstanding success, P2P has become the region’s annual gathering of project management practitioners, service providers, and stakeholders. Hosting speakers from all over the world, P2P is rich with knowledge transfer, experience sharing, and ample networking opportunities. Project, Program, Portfolio managers and professionals gather at P2P every year to enhance their practice and expose themselves to globally recognized best practices.
P2P is has always been recognized by the leading figures of Project Management as a significant event of high importance and magnitude. PMI Chair Philip Diab and PMI Chair Ricardo Vargas as well as many members of PMI board of directors have honored P2P with opening speeches and presentations. The PMI Educational Foundation, PMI EMEA office, PMI Bookstore, PMI MENA Chapter, the PMI Arabian Gulf Chapter (AGC), and the PMI IT & Telecommunications Specific Interest Group (SIG) have taken active roles in the sponsorship and organization of P2P. Their contributions continue to be detrimental to the success of this hub of knowledge dissemination.
Governments have also seen the benefit of P2P to the local community. The conference has been held under the auspices of H.E. The Minister of State for Administrative Development and the Minister of Health of Egypt. Many governmental organizations have taken part, either by showcasing their projects or having their project managers and leaders benefit from the wealth of knowledge disseminated in the event.
In 2008, P2P was the platform for the signing of the first ever Memorandum of Understanding between PMI and a government. The Ministry of State for Administrative Development signed an agreement with the PMI IT and Telecommunication SIG to build the capacity of and certify 2,000 Project Managers in the Egyptian Government as well as provide localized content.
This year, P2P is extending its outreach throughout the region. The conference will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on March 11-13 2012. The conference board has decided to extend its reach to Project and Program Managers in the Arabian Gulf, bringing them the best of the best word-wide.
P2P 2012 is inundated with global experts: PMI Fellows Alfonso Bucero and Philip Diab will be presenting at the conference, as well as past chairpersons of PMI such as Iain Fraser and Philip Diab amongst subject matter experts including but not limited to Alan Harpham, Andy Maxymillian, Bob Tarne, Charles Waligura, Debra Krar, Dev Ramcharan, Emad E. Aziz, Gina Davidovic, Rita Trudeau, and Peter Harpum. This collage of speakers augments, complements, and builds on the optimal quality of content set by speakers at P2P since its inception.
P2P starts with a general session on the first day, exploring best practices in PMO establishment, alignment, and operation, as well as multiple sessions on the latest updates to Project Management Standards. On the second and third days, sessions are divided into parallel tracks exploring best practices in the fields of: IT, Telecommunications and Agile, Construction, Oil, Gas and Renewable energy.
Being the first event of its type to be organized in the United Arab Emirates, P2P 2012 brings two novel features this year. The first being a one-of-a-kind presentation by Ahmed M. Darwish, Former Minister of State for Administrative Development of Egypt who will share his experiences and best practices on how he and his team built and launched the award-winning e-Government Project as part of a major reform initiative in Egypt.
The other novel feature this year is that P2P 2012 hosts – for the first time – book-signing sessions by three of our speakers for their recently published books on Project and Program Management Best Practices.
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