Ireland’s largest annual conference for project managers is to be held in Cork for the first time in February.
More than 300 delegates from across the country will attend the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) national conference at Fota Island Resort, Cork on February 28, where TV architect Dermot Bannon will deliver a keynote address.
It is the first time that this prestigious event, with headline sponsors EY and Microsoft, will be held outside Dublin, generating over half a million euro for the local Cork economy.
Speaking on the launch of the conference, President of the Ireland Chapter of PMI, Pat Lucey said: “The 2019 conference, themed From Idea to Reality, will provide a unique opportunity to explore how project management is utilised to deliver projects from conception to completion.”
Announced today, keynote speaker Dermot Bannon will discuss how to successfully communicate disruptive ideas to project stakeholders. Further guest speakers include co-founder of FoodCloud, Aoibheann O'Brien, who set up the Dublin-based social enterprise, connecting food businesses with surplus food to nearby charities through technology.
Yvonne O'Byrne, Ireland international hockey star, will speak on securing a World Cup silver medal, and Danny Curran, director of growth at Aid:Tech, will discuss how the start-up developed blockchain technology for the distribution of international aid in refugee camps.
There are currently over 50,000 employed in project management across Ireland, in sectors such as IT, public sector, construction, pharmaceuticals, professional services, financial services and manufacturing.