Project Management Regional Conference,

Friday, 31st May Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Project Management Regional Conference 2024, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Friday, 31 May

Time Session details
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Registrations & Networking
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM Welcome Note by Saman Kandanearachchi, President, PMI Colombo Sri Lanka Chapter
09:15 AM - 09:45 AM Opening Address by LuAnn Piccard, Chair, PMI Board of Directors and Vanina Mangano, Director, PMI Board of Directors
Topic: PMI's Purpose Story: Strategy & Leadership
09:45 AM - 10:15 AM Address by Guest of Honour: Thilaka Jayasundara, Secretary – Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Invited Speaker: Prof. Ajantha S. Dharmasiri, Professor in International HRM
Topic: Leadership Brilliance for Project Success
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Networking and Tea Break
11:15 AM - 11:45 PM Fireside Chat: Brantlee Underhill, Chief Community Officer, PMI and Prasannaa Sampathkumar, Region Mentor, PMI Region 11
Topic: PMINext and Community
11:45 PM - 12:15 PM Invited Speaker: Aditya Kumar, Senior AVP, Transformation Management Center of Excellence, EXL
Topic: Generative AI in the enterprise : Strategic Success Enabler for Transformation Projects
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Invited Speaker: Chamil Mendis, Project Management Specialist, AI/GenAI Enthusiast & Influencer
Topic: AI & Evolution Of Leadership in Project Management
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM Lunch Break
01:45 PM - 02:00 PM Ice Breaker Quiz
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM Keynote Address: Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, Peak Performance Coach : HRD Specialist : World Champion of Public Speaking
Topic: Bring out the champ in you
02:45 PM - 03:15 PM Invited Speaker: Gaurango Banerjee, Global Outreach Manager, Zoho Corporation
Topic: Empathy in Project Management
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM Invited Speaker: Nihal Premachandra, Project Manager at Saudi Binladin Group (SBG)
Topic: Strategies for Project Success in a VUCA World
03:45 PM - 04:15 PM Networking and Tea Break
04:15 PM - 04:45 PM Closing Keynote Address: Dr. Ramesh Shanmuganathan, Exec. Vice President / Group CIO, John Keells Group and Exec. Director / CEO, John Keells IT
04:45 PM - 05:00 PM Vote Of Thanks

The agenda above will be regularly updated based on confirmations of speakers and topics. The agenda could be subject to change based on speaker availablity and factors beyond our control