03 April 2017 | 7:49
Sandra Misic

2nd IPMA Megaprojects Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting in Poreč (CROATIA)

2nd IPMA megaprojects SIG will be held in September 28-29th 2017 in Poreč, Istria, Croatia. In parallel, the 13h OTMC conference on construction organization, technology and management will take place.

The 1st IPMA megaproject SIG meeting was held in September 2015 in Primošten (Croatia). The 2015 IP-MA Megaprojects SIG brought together individuals and groups working with megaprojects. The aim was to exchange experiences, activities and know-how in order to explore possibilities of potentially forming an IPMA Megaprojects Special interest group (SIG) in future. The SIG has shown key points of research done so far in megaprojects in Europe. One of the main ideas from the meeting was learning from the past lessons and presenting activities for future megaproject management.

Megaprojects are extremely large-scale investment projects that typically cost more than 0.5 billion EUR or 1 billion USD. Megaprojects are united by their extreme complexity, both in technical and human terms. Globally, 20% of the total global gross domestic product (GDP) is invested in capital projects/megaprojects. Their purpose is to make the “mega” change important not only for the client and contractors, but also for the community itself. The IPMA recognizes the importance of megaprojects in delivering the needs of the society and the complex challenges that they present in project delivery.

The “2017 IPMA Megaprojects SIG meeting” is focused to challenge how megaproject can serve for community development, in addition to its business aspect. The aim of the event is to bring together individuals, groups, SIGs working with megaprojects and exchanging experiences, activities and know-how, gathered on a national and international level. We are available for sharing any ideas, information and details of your participation and support for the 2nd IPMA Megaprojects Special Interest Group (SIG).

Objectives:
The “2017 IPMA Megaprojects SIG” aims at bringing together individuals, groups, SIGs working with megaprojects and exchanging experiences, activities and know-how, gathered on a national and interna-tional level. The key objective is to create a platform for future joint actions regarding megaproject pro-ject management developments and practices. The 2nd IPMA Megaproject SIG is dedicated to learning how a megaproject can be of use for community development, in addition to its business aspect.

Participants:
We are inviting groups, organizations, professionals and academics that currently work in megaprojects area. The participants need to cover their own travel expenses and accommodation cost. There is no registration fee for the IPMA megaprojects SIG.

Benefits:
You will exchange information about megaprojects management. You will network with an international community of specialists in the framework of IPMA and exchange information concerning megaprojects across nations. You will join the IPMA in creating a specific know-how. You will gain insight from how mega-projects are adapting and dealing with common challenges around a successful delivery of change. IPMA is planning to support future megaproject-related activities in many ways, including organization of events, advanced courses, inclusion of streams at the World Congress etc.

If you want to join the 2017 IPMA megaprojects SIG meeting or have questions, please send an e-mail to Sandra Mišić, not later than May 15th 2017 on e-mail: sandra.misic@ipma.world.

 

 

Written by
Sandra Misic

Sandra currently works as Assistant to the IPMA President and Executive Director. Since joining IPMA in 2012, Sandra worked in FMCG sector for Procter&Gamble. She holds Master in Economics from Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb. After graduation she continued at the same University the doctoral programme in Business Economics. Her particular research interest is behavioral economics.

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