PMFair 2021 - Thursday October 07 - Scaling-up individual Climate Action to make a major contribution to reducing Global Climate Change - how Program Management best practice can help



07 October 2021

 Logo PMFair benelux 2020 trans PMFair logo 3
Time:  16:30 - 17:30


Scaling-up individual Climate Action to make a major contribution to reducing Global Climate Change - how Program Management best practice can help
Speaker:  Stuart Thorp

 About the presentation: 

Recent flooding in Belgium reminds us that Climate Change is already with us.
The Aug 2021 IPCC report tells us that it's "Code Red for Humanity", we have caused Climate Change and we must act quickly to prevent it getting a lot worse.
Top down, government led action is essential but I don’t think sufficient.
Bottom up, personal Climate Action will also be important to drive global emission reductions.
Rather than being “ad-hoc” and ineffective, bottom up climate action should be guided by best practices including benefits management.
Good initiatives are underway, but it will be necessary to scale up by many orders of magnitude to make the required difference.
This presentation explains how this could happen and how the attendees could help.

Bio Speaker:

I have over 20 years experience delivering programs across many sectors including Telecoms & Media, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Cleantech and Automotive.
This experience has enabled me to obtain the PMI's PgMP credential.
My concerns over Climate Change have led me to consider how I could apply my Program Management experience to fill a gap in the global approach to climate action.
This thinking is supplemented by lessons learned from numerous personal Climate Action projects and builds on my background in Technology & Engineering which helps me to understand the physics.

About PM Fair 2021:

For more than 20 years, PMI Belgium has held an annual congress, the ‘PM Fair’, where prominent speakers of national and international reputation are invited to share their experiences and recent developments and future trends in the field of project management. This popular event is attended by over 200 PMI members, sponsoring organizations and other enthusiasts of the project management profession.

Building on last year’s successful extension of the event to become the international Benelux PM Fair, we are pleased to announce the 2021 PM Fair with the participation of the chapters of Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Belgium. Going virtual enables us to extend the existing wonderful relationship among the different chapters and to expand our potential audience to over 2000 members. Last year’s event taught us that this was a successful cooperation which we want to maintain and improve. The circumstances did change in comparison with last year and that’s why we will approach this year’s event two-sided:

  • Firstly, we plan central live online sessions for 4 days ( Monday through Thursday ).
  • Secondly, We would like to invite our Belgian members to a live event on Friday the 08th October. The sessions in our main room will also be live streamed online (you can register for them) and on top of that we will have some interesting break out sessions for our people present in the venue (these sessions won't be live streamed or recorded) of course there will be lots of time to finally network again with friends and colleague project managers. Drinks, lunch and an evening reception are included (with respect to the covid measures in place at the time of the event). This year we welcome you in the Africa Museum located in Tervuren (easy access by public transportation and by car) 

The congress will be spread over an entire week, from Monday the 4th of October to Friday the 8th of October. We intend to organize two online sessions per day, the first one at lunchtime and the second one at early evening. This way we can maximise the possibility for our members to participate at the online sessions. We will close the congress on Friday the 8th of October with an in-person closing session.

 Please visit our PMFair 2021 website at for the latest updates and information

Event Properties

Event Date 07-10-2021 4:30 pm
Event End Date 07-10-2021 5:30 pm
Registration Start Date 08-09-2021 8:00 am
Registered 39
Cut off date 06-10-2021 11:00 pm
Individual Price 48.40€ VAT inclusive (Free for Members)
We are no longer accepting registration for this event