PMI Bangladesh Chapter

PMI Bangladesh Chapter hosted the ‘Bangladesh Project Management Symposium & Excellence Awards 2021’ on 5-6 November 2021. The theme of the event was ‘Project Strategy, Disruptive Technologies, and Sustainable Growth.’

Muhammad Abdul Mannan, MP, Minister of Ministry of Planning, inaugurated the event, which saw project management professionals and experts from diverse industries sharing their valuable insights. Among them were Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam, chairman, Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC); Tony Appleby, chairman, PMI Board of Directors; Dr. Srini Srinivasan, regional managing director, PMI South Asia; Shamima Begum, president, Strategic Transformation Consultants (Bangladesh and California, USA), and Tom Wujec, founder, Wujec Group.

The two-day event featured engaging panel discussions. On the first day, a discussion on the topic ‘How disruptive technology is transforming the financial Industry,’ saw the participants brainstorming about mobile financing, the collaborative outcome of fintech and banking institutions, and customer security concerns. Day two saw the discussion on the theme ‘How disruptive technology is transforming the government sector.’ It analyzed the importance of disruptive technologies, such as the Internet of Things, blockchain, augmented reality, virtual reality, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence, that can be utilized in various government sectors to enhance public services.

This year, five projects and one project management office were awarded for their excellent delivery following the PMI standards.