Mr. Manoj K. Gupta
Letters from the Organizers
Chairman, PMI India National Conference 2013
President, PMI North India Chapter
The theme of this year's conference, "Project Management - Bringing Certainty in Uncertain Times", was aptly chosen to align with market conditions, and hence the focus was to bring in experts of various domains/industries to present challenges and uncertainties that they face and the way they have succeeded in their goals.
The conference attracted both national and international guests, with 60-70 percent of delegates from outside the National Capital Region. International delegates were from Europe, North America, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Singapore. We had sponsors and speakers from Europe and North America. Practitioners benefited from two early bird sessions, 25 visionary speakers, five impressive case studies, eight keynote sessions, six invited speakers,15 technical papers, 37 sessions with domain experts, and unlimited networking opportunity.
It was encouraging to receive compliments from delegates and fellow chapter presidents on the excellent quality of volunteering, practical sessions with something for everyone irrespective of his/her industry, a large variety of industries and speakers, and most of all, the audience connecting and learning across formats. The result was big smiles and a feeling of satisfaction for core committee members and the nearly 30 volunteers.
Mr. Pritam D. Gautam
Project Director, PMI India National Conference 2013
The words that cross my mind when I think about the PMI India Project Management National Conference 2013 are "memorable and gratifying".
It was the first opportunity for our chapter to host and deliver an event of this scale. We had a diversified mix of speakers from 15 industry verticals. A first that we achieved was to bring a speaker from film-making that is a heavy user of project management but is not so talked about; the speaker was film director, producer, and writer, Mr. Mahesh Bhatt. Another first was to involve volunteers from other chapters as well, thereby delivering a true national conference. The entire journey of this event was a memorable experience that brought together project managers, program managers, entrepreneurs, and independent consultants to work as a team.
We changed the format to a two-day weekday conference that benefited delegates from outside the city. We added a case study track for industry leaders, two separate panel discussions for government and corporate, a handy mobile application, photo booth, and a mobile game in which delegates competed with each other by taking as many photos as they could. This conference could not have been successful without the passion and the active contribution of volunteers and PMI India staff. I thank each one of them.