PMI meets GUBERNA - Cross Organisation Event

The board members of the PMI Belgium Chapter are at all time looking for creating value for the chapter members. We have, therefore, the pleasure to announce the setup of a Cross-organisation event still this year with a high level topic.

As part of the value, delivered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) for its members, PMI Chapter Belgium has the pleasure to invite the Alumni of GUBERNA to an event around Project Portfolio Management


GUBERNA is the Belgian Institute of Directors who has as objectives the information, training and the promotion of good governance in all its dimensions and for all sectors. To achieve this ambition, GUBERNA and its members (Corporate Directors, CEO and top managers) are constituting a dynamic platform for the exchange of experiences and knowledge transfer in governance. (You may find more detailed information by clicking on the logo on the right)

The Event:

'A board of Directors should see adequate project portfolio management as a strategic competency that can create significant value'

Organizations have seen a significant increase in the amount of projects they try to implement. This has been a common response from management to address the increased competition, the changing market conditions, the shorter product shelf lives before they become a commodity. This new reality affects also the role and the responsibilities of the directors of the Board. They need to help management in prioritizing and monitoring the execution of the key initiatives, ensuring that they actually preserve and increase the value creation of the organization.

Antonio Nieto Rodriguez


During the session, two experienced speakers will share with us their view about the change of responsibilities of the directors.


  • 18:00 - Registration
  • 18:30 - Welcome Solvay Business School by Bruno Van Pottelsberghe
  • 18:35 - Introduction by GUBERNA 
  • 18:45 - Short presentation of PMI by the Belgium Chapter President
  • 18:55 - What is Project Portfolio Mgt? by Chris Kindermans
  • 19:10 - A Board of Directors that sees projects as a strategic competency can create significant value presented by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez
  • 19:45 - Director Testimonial presented by Luc Haegemans
  • 20:15 - Networking & Sandwiches

Speakers Bio:

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

is the current Chairman of the Board of Director of the Project Management Institute, the largest association in the area of project management, with more than 500.000 members present in about 200 countries. He has been a director of the board for the past years, previously holding officer positions as ViceChair and Chair of the Strategy Development and Oversight Committee. He is a graduate of Insead's International Directors Program (IDP-16).
Antonio is a professor at the prestigious executive education school Duke CE, and other leading business schools such as Instituto de Empresa, Solvay and Vlerick. He has delivered executive programs to leaders of more than 30 multinationals on how to improve their strategy execution and project management capabilities. He is also a regular keynote speaker at international events, where he speaks on the strategic value of project management. Recently he participated in the leading Strategy Conference in the Middle East together with Bob Kaplan, founder of the Balanced Scorecard.
The author of the book The Focused Organization, Mr. Nieto-Rodriguez has been featured in several magazines, including Strategy Business Review, Singapore Management Institute, Project Management Journal®, PM Network® and The Economist.



The session will be organised at the Solvay Business School (Brussels) on the 6th of December 2016.

The number of seats is limited to about 60 participants for the Belgium Chapter, so register without delay. (REGISTRATION FORM HERE)


Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus du Solbosch
Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 42
B-1050 Brussels - Belgium

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