Yesterday, on Friday 6th of October we had our 18th edition of the PMI Belgium Chapter Day congress, The PM FAIR. One again the Volunteering Team has made a tremendous job during the last 10 months for setting up an outstanding event with 21 speakers and 209 participants.
During the last three years different team of volunteers have been working on the complete redesign of the Day congress with a new branding, a new concept of market place and a new approach to promote and share knowledge on the project management.
In 2015 the concept was totally new and suffered from small first attempt mistakes that all new concept may face. In 2016, the team made already a huge step forward for improving the concept of the market place also by proposing a new way of approaching the project management as a real profession. The speeches proposed to look at the project manager as a person and the wellbeing he require for acting as a professional.
|This year, the 2017 edition has really demonstrated the maturity of this concept. It was a wonderful event, with smiles on all faces, a lot of possibilities to learn and develop each individual expertise. Speakers have shared their real-life experience about the challenges of being a project manager professional; We learned how we can influence positively the outcome of our projects by changing our attitude as project manager with better management of virtual teams, find our inner energy, supersede the stress and tensions during a steering committee, but also by relaxing and making sure our brain is always on top of his capacity.|
This 2017 edition, found the perfect balance between technical skills, leadership, business strategy and the professional attitude and wellbeing a project professional need; these 4 axes are part of the project management compass, the theme of this event.
Congratulations to the volunteers who made this possible; A big thank you to the sponsors who are strong believers of our vision; All our gratefulness to the speakers who are sharing (for free) their experience with the community. And last but not least a big hug to you, as attendee. Your attendance, learning and network spirit make this congress a dynamic environment and a real success.
We are already looking forward for our next edition in 2018 during which we will have an important celebration: The 20th anniversary of the PMI Belgium Chapter. We hope you will join us for this Jubilee.
Guy Goossens – President 2016-2017
Stéphane De Vroey – President Elect, President 2018-2019