Top Project Management Conferences to Attend in 2019

There is no better way to succeed in any professional sphere than through constant self-education, experience exchange with peers, and attention to details. Conferences provide with plenty of such opportunities. If you are engaged in project management, project management conferences can give you much of that, and even more.

Project management conferences held in 2018 provided with tons of tips, trends, new approaches, and food for thoughts. Here comes the turn of 2019. Luckily, it offers enough events that are worth visiting throughout the globe: in the USA, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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Project management conferences 2019


1. Resource Planning Summit

Date: February 10-13.

Location: Nashville, TN, USA.

Resource Planning Summit opens this list of the best project management conferences in 2019. It will be the 8th summit and it looks like the scale will be the biggest ever.

If you deal with resource management, demand management, and capacity planning, you can’t miss this event. Moreover, the lineup of speakers includes experts and best practitioners in resource planning.


2. PMI Sweden Passion for Project

Date: March 11-12.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.

As you see, PMI Sweden Passion for Project is a project management conference 2019 held in Europe. Speakers will gather to share their knowledge and experience in project and portfolio management.

Project management conferences 2019

3. ProjectSummit Business Analyst World

Date: March 25-27.

Location: Orlando, FL, USA.

This conference is a series of events that will take place in other cities as well: Washington DC, USA; Toronto, ON, Canada; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago, IL, USA.

This is a good place to learn from industry experts and innovators: there will be 20+ of them. The agenda includes 30+ education sessions that are PMI and IIBA accredited.

Project management conferences 2019

4. SPMI Symposium

Date: March 28-29.

Location: Singapore, Asia.

SPMI Symposium is the leading and best project management conference in Asia. More than 800 experts of different levels will attend it: project management professionals, scholars, practitioners, etc.

Attendees will discuss the latest trends and developments, best practices in project and portfolio management. In addition, the location is great – Marina Bay Sands that is located at the heart of the city.


5. International Scientific Conference on Project Management

Date: April 25-26.

Location: Riga, Latvia, Europe.

The 8th International scientific conference on project management in the Baltic States is organized by the Research Institute of the Project Management of the Faculty of Business, Management, and Economics, University of Latvia.

The focus of the conference will be directed to the scientific approach in project management. Though the event takes place in Latvia, all communication will be organized in English.

6. Change Management Conference

Date: April 28 – May 1.

Location: Orlando, FL, USA.

This project management conference 2019 held in the USA is one of the most prominent events in the industry. The conference offers specific sessions so rest assured you will find something useful.

Change management conference brings together specialists from all over the world to share the knowledge and best practices in change management.

Bonus: ProjectSummit Business Analyst World takes place April 29 – May 1 in Washington DC, USA.


7. APM Project Management Conference

Date: May 2.

Location: London, UK, Europe.

The conference will focus on three main streams: Adapt, Work smart, and Perform. The first one will focus on exploring the ways managers can build and develop their careers in the project management sphere. The skills that are transferable across industries are critical here. Managers need to adapt to different environments.

The second one focuses on smarter ways of working on projects using innovative technologies.

The third one focuses on developing performance and project delivery.

The conference video of 2018.

8. PMI EMEA Congress

Date: May 13-15.

Location: Dublin, Ireland, Europe.

PMI EMEA Congress is organized by Project Management Institute, the leading association for project and portfolio management professionals. It will gather peers from around the world to get the latest trends in project management. This conference is definitely a can’t-miss one.

9. Global Scrum Gathering

Date: May 20-22.

Location: Austin, TX, USA.

Scrum Alliance organizes this project management conference. Global Scrum Gathering is focused on a variety of Agile topics such as Champions of Agile, Community of Agile, Organizational Transformation: The Learning Curve, Scrum in Hard Places, Scrum Team, Scrum Tool Kit, Scrum in My Heart, and Scrum in Weird Places.

The conference will gather more than 1000 Scrum and Agile practitioners.

10. PMIAC19

Date: May 27-28.

Location: Gold Coast, Australia.

Let’s change the location. This conference will be held not in the USA or Europe but in Australia and under the theme “Change the game” with the focus on the latest thinking in Project management. For sure, you will get the insights from project management professionals, experts, industry leaders, influencers, etc.

By the way, the conference will be organized in such a way so you can bring your family together with you: the venue is located close to the coast and numerous parks.

11. Agile & Beyond

Date: May 30-31.

Location: Detroit, MI, USA.

As you can see, Agile & Beyond is devoted to Agile principles and practices. This best project management conference is volunteer-run and produces lots of useful information, and 2019 is not going to be an exception.

Bonus: ProjectSummit Business Analyst World takes place May 27-30 in Toronto, ON, Canada.


12. PMO Conference

Date: June 13.

Location: London, UK, Europe.

Over 400 project and portfolio management professionals will visit the PMO Conference in 2019. It takes only one day but is fully devoted to details and insights of the project manager profession. Experts, exhibition with PMO products and project planning tools, and networking – this project management conference is a great place to upgrade your knowledge.


13. International Congress of Project Management and Engineering

Date: July 10-12.

Location: Málaga, Spain, Europe.

This project management conference 2019 celebrates its 23rd anniversary. The organizing committee invites everyone to participate in the event to make an international forum for discussion.

The conference will cover 10 topics from project management and engineering spheres.


14. Agile2019

Date: August 5-9.

Location: Washington DC, USA.

Agile Alliance organizes this project management conference 2019. As usual, it will be a place where people can share their experience, knowledge, and ideas.


15. PMI Africa Conference

Date: September 8-10.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya, Africa.

The journey continues in an exotic location. Described above project management conferences will be held in 2019 in the USA, Europe, and Australia. This one offers hundreds of professionals and practitioners to meet on the African continent in Kenya, one of the fastest growing markets.

During two and a half days, project management professionals from multinational organizations will get plenty of chances for professional development and networking.

This will be the 4th PMI Africa Conference.

16. IPMA World Congress

Date: September 30 – October 2.

Location: Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.

In 2019, this is going to be the 31st IPMA World Congress that over several decades has become the leading one for professionals in project, portfolio, and program management. This time, it unites people under the “Integrating Sustainability into Project Management” core theme and eight main streams: Clean energy, Infrastructure, Automotive & Aerospace, Tourism, Environment, Smart cities, Agribusiness & Smart rural, Education & Welfare.


17. PMI Global Conference

Date: October 5-7.

Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA.

This project management conference is one of the most prominent. PMI Global Conference is organized by Project Management Institute, the association that helps almost three million practitioners to keep up with the modern knowledge.

This event attracts thousands of professionals.

18. Future PMO

Date: October 17.

Location: London, UK, Europe.

Future PMO is usually an informative, inspiring, friendly, and fun project management conference that broadens the horizons of thinking and gives food for thought. Experts from various industries will share their expertise and knowledge at this unique event in 2019.

19. AIPM National Conference

Date: October 20-22.

Location: Melbourne, Australia.

This event is the leading and best project management conference in Australia. The conference is the platform for new and experienced managers.

20. Digital PM Summit

Date: October 20-22.

Location: Orlando, FL, USA.

If you are engaged in managing digital projects, this one is going to be exactly that best project management conference you need. Digital PM Summit will be full of presentations, interactive sessions, and great opportunities for networking.

Attendees of this conference marked a friendly atmosphere and one of the best organization. Moreover, Digital PM Summit will be held close to Disneyland so why not spend a few extra amazing days with your family.

21. Global Scrum Gathering

Date: October 28-30.

Location: Vienna, Austria, Europe.

This is the European version of Global Scrum Gathering that will be held in May in Austin, TX, USA.


22. PMO Symposium

Date: November 3-6.

Location: Denver, CO, USA.

PMO Symposium is another event organized by Project Management Institute. As registration is not open yet, there are no details about the conference held in 2019.


23. Dubai International Project Management Forum

Date: TBD.

Location: Dubai, UAE, Asia.


This is going to be the 6th event and it is the largest project management conference in the region. It gathers more than 1500 professionals. Notably that the conference is held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.

There are no details about the 2019 Dubai International Project Management Forum but the registration is open.

Summing it up

The list above is not full yet quite long. In general, the most famous and thought-provoking project management conferences 2019 were included in it. They will be great places for sharing and getting ideas, expertise, trends in project management, and networking.

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