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Dear Practitioners,

After a year of detailed planning and preparation, PMI India, North India Chapter, and an able team of volunteers delivered a superb PMI India National Conference in National Capital Region on 27-28 September. It was a conference of many firsts and the experiments worked out well, such as opting for a two-day weekday conference, separate government and corporate discussion panels, a wide range of speakers representing diverse sectors, and a mobile application that gave delegates conference details and updates. Besides the learning and the networking, delegates had the opportunity to indulge in some fun in the photo booth, the mobile app contest, and quizzes.

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
The conference theme, "Project Management - Bringing Certainty in Uncertain Times", attracted discussions and sharing of thoughts and insights on how uncertainties can be managed at both the organizational and practitioner level. Speakers from a wide range of industries - technology, healthcare, travel and leisure, project management, filmmaking, and spirituality and wellness - provided insights on the conference theme from their experience. Policymakers and corporate honchos discussed issues that govern public and private sector projects. A learning that clearly emerged from these sessions is that project management has a big role to play, whatever be the industry or area of work.

I'd like to congratulate this year's award winners. Larsen & Toubro Limited, Essar Projects (I) Limited, and Reliance Industries Limited won the Best Project of the Year in the large, medium, and small category of projects, respectively. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) won for NGO project and ITC Limited won best project under Contribution to Community category. These projects demonstrated superior performance, exemplary implementation, and innovative processes to achieve their business and strategic goals. Congratulations also to the runner up teams.

A key indicator of the success of a conference is the feedback from delegates. It has been highly encouraging to receive positive feedback from delegates.

My sincere thanks to Ms. Deena Gordon-Parla, member, PMI Board of Directors, and Mr. Craig Killough, vice president, organization markets, PMI, for their support by being part of the conference. My heartiest congratulations go to Mr. Manoj K. Gupta, conference chairman and president, North India Chapter, Mr. Pritam D. Gautam, conference project director, and their team of volunteers for planning and executing a successful conference.

The next national conference will be hosted in Hyderabad. We will come back to you with more details later.

Warm regards,

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
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