PM Conclave 17, Chapter of the Year Award

PMI Mumbai Chapter organized its two-day flagship event, PM Conclave 17, on the theme “Project Management in an Era of Disruption,” on 18-19 November in Mumbai. The conference was attended by more than 250 delegates. Speakers from diverse industries shared their experiences along with innovative practices to overcome project challenges.

Keynote speakers included Dr. A. Velumani, managing director, Thyrocare; V Lakshmi Narayana, additional director general of police, Maharashtra; Prabhu Gaurang Das, director, Govardhan Eco Village; Harshita Gupta, program planning, Team indus Skywalkar; Devesh Rajadhyax, CEO Cere Labs; Suneel Vora, partner, KPMG; Dr. Anuja Agarwal, associate dean, Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering; CH Ravi, deputy director, Advance Training Institute; Puneet Thakkar, managing director, Shivaami Cloud Services; and Alcide Coelho, vice president, Tata Housing. The other speakers were Col. Abdul Khadar, executive director, Bombay Management Association, and Shubhika Bilkha, business head, Real Estate Management Institute, Mumbai. Raj Kalady, managing director, PMI India, and Girish Kadam, appointed PMI Region Mentor 11 also addressed the delegates.

Besides these talks, there were three tracks with a total of 16 speakers who covered a wide range of topics such as cyber security, ATM calibration, open source solutions, risk predictability, agile project management, real estate challenges, the emergence of internet of things, and thalassemia.

During the conclave, PMI Mumbai Chapter and PMI Japan Chapter held discussions on ways to collaborate to spread awareness about project management. The representatives from PMI Japan Chapter who attended the conference were Noriyasu Sugimura, Rajeev Supekar, Ken-Ichiro Sugiya, and Kentaro Sakamato. The team also made a presentation on “Maintaining Continuity in Disruptions.”

PMI Mumbai Chapter has been conferred the Chapter of the Year award in category II at the North America Leadership Institute Meeting in Chicago.

Tejas Sura, who is the chapter advisor, former president, and member of the advisory groups, Chapter Member Advisory Group and International Organization Standardization Member Advisory Group, is the first Indian citizen to have been elected to the PMI board of directors for a three-year term (2018 -2020).