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INVITATION TO ATTEND THE 'EAST AFRICAN PROJECT MANAGERS CONFERENCE' (EAPMC 2017)

Dear Prospective Delegate,

We hereby cordially extend an invitation to take part in the forthcoming first 'East African Project Managers Conference' (EAPMC 2017). The convention will focus on current project management best practices in the East African region. The 1st EAPM will be held between 12th - 16th October 2017 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) located in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya Institute of Project Management (KIPM) is the official organizer of the forum with the aim of  offering opportunities to people especially project management practioners and other stakeholders to meet and share ideas, methods, tools, techniques, and experience in Project Management. The conference shall also provide an avenue for networking with peers and experts in this field.

The theme of the Conference is “project management best practices for innovation business growth in Africa'. This will address other issues of incorporating PM in government and Private Sectors, Corruption, Project Success, Value for Money among others. The conference will be graced by local, regional and international keynote speakers from Africa and other parts of the world  such as Europe, Asia, Americas and Australia among others. The 1st EAPM will include among others; Presentation of papers/ Research Works, PM Awards, exhibitions and a dinner dance amongst other social programs to for the  participants.

EAPMC 2017 is now seeking participation of individuals and organizations from various private and public sectors to express their interest to attend the conference. The participation details and charges shall be communicated in due course. We hope you will join us in Nairobi Kenya for this exciting event.  Welcome!
Yours Sincerely, 

Chairman, EAPMC 2017 Conference

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  CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

TITLE: East African Project Managers Conference (EAPMC 2017)

DATE: 12th - 16th October 2017

MAIN ORGANISER/HOST: Kenya Institute of Project Management - KIPM

VENUE: Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), Nairobi Kenya

SPONSORS: Projects in Africa.com, Project Management Group & The Project Monitor,

MARKETING:  Iris Communications E.A Ltd

 Introduction:

Kenya Institute of Project Management (KIPM) is the official organiser of 'The 1st East African Project Managers Conference' (EAPMC 2017) to be held at the KICC, Nairobi Kenya from 12th to 16th October 2017.

The EAPMC 2017 will be an interactive forum bringing together project management practioners, trainers, professionals, project managers, students, manufacturers, business people, NGOs, donors, decision makers in government and private enterprises from Kenya, Africa and other parts of the world.

Purpose and Target Group:  

The purpose of this conference is to promote project management best practices in the Eastern African region. We hope to attract over 1500 participants and 100 exhibitors bringing together representatives of the entire Africa’s multidisciplinary project management practitioners to address key business challenges. The focus will be on projects and programmes in the public and private sectors such as  roads and housing construction, education, agricultutre, ICT, manufacturing, energy, water, research, health in private/government.

If you are interested in attending or exhibiting in this event, or would like to contribute by speaking at the conference, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our agenda is to set out and debate key topics on project management best practices as they affect Africa today and the future.

Main Theme: ‘Promoting project management best practices for sustainable business and economic growth in Africa'.

Sub-Themes: 
 • Business success through projects 
 • Right projects, right people and right results
 • Managing multi-projects in Africa
 • Local projects, global consequence (The Climate Change)
 • The future of project management in Africa
 • Project management and strategic objectives
 • The role of Project Management in organisations

If you are interested to attend, speak, present a paper or exhibit your products/ services at the conference, please contact: us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To be added to the EAPMC 2017 mailing list, send your email to us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may also contact;

The Director,

Kenya Institute of Project Management (KIPM College)

Physical Address:
Utumishi Coop House,
5th Floor - West Wing
Mamlaka Rd, off Nyerere Rd,
Nairobi City.

Telephone: +254-20-2016637
Cellphone: 0727595550
Postal Adrress: P.O Box 11489 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

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Website: http://www.kipm.co.ke

Visiting Hours: Week-days 8:00 A.M - 4.30 P.M; Saturday 9:00 A.M - 2:00 P.M

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 IMPORTANT DATES & TIMELINES

  • Abstract Submission, NOW OPEN
  • Abstract Submission Deadline, 04 May 2017
  • Advise of Acceptance to Authors and Speakers, 14 June 2017
  • Registration Opens, 30 May 2017
  • Early Bird Registration Closes, 14 June 2017
  • Review Comments to Authors, 15 June 2017
  • PM Last Announcements, 01 September - 15 September 2017
  • Final Paper Deadline, 01 June 2017

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CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS

1st ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CONFERENCE (EAPMC 2017)

We are happy to announce for the first time the East African Project Managers Conference to be held from 12th to 16th October 2017.
This is an important forum organised by Kenya Institute pf project management (KIPM). We're now seeking participation and presentations from various professionals in the industry and sectors in Kenya, East Africa and worldwide to take part in this valuable meeting. Individuals and organisations in the following fields; Housing, Construction, Energy, Oil and Gas,  Aviation, Tourism, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Infrastructure, ICT, Government Projects, Educational, Universities, NGOs and other sectors are encouraged to attend the conference from 12th - 16th October 2017 at the KICC, Nairobi, Kenya.

SUGGESTED AREAS OF PRESENTATIONS

Presenters are encouraged to make their presentation on the following but not limited to the topics:

1. Project Management Approaches & Methodologies:

  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Prince 2
2 Program Management
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Six Sigma for Managing Projects
  • Agile Project Management
  • Extreme Project Management
  • Event Chain Value Methodology
  • Critical Chain Value Addition

3. Project Management Success Stories for

     - Complex Project

     - Large Projects

     - Critical Projects

4. Applying Project Management common Best Practices to the environments of: Engineering, Construction, Oil and Gas, Defense, Logistics, Manufacturing, Information

5. Technology and Software Development, Infrastructure and civil works.

4. Project Management Office (PMO)

5. Executive Project Management
  • Executive Project Leadership
  • Initiating and Managing Change
  • Innovation
  • Managing project stakeholders, suppliers, partners and staff.

6. Project Evaluation

  • Auditing Projects
  • Project Lessons Learn

7. Project Technology Management

8. Project Management Essentials

  •  Scope, Cost, Quality, Risk, Procurement, Integration, Time, HR, Communication
9. Global Delivery Model

10. The presentation opportunities exist for the following:

  • Conference presentations: for 30 min to 40 min.
  • Half day tutorials
  • Full day tutorials

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TERMS OF SUBMISSIONS

All papers must be original papers

1. All papers must be conceptual or technical papers.

2. Papers on product, services features or sales related are not permitted.

3.  Abstract submissions are required to be in MS Word format. The MS word documents may not be password protected.

4. Each conference presentation abstract submission shall be accompanied with the following information:

  • Paper or Presentation Abstract (not less than 200 words)
  • Name, Profile, Experience and E-photo of the Paper Author
  • Name,Profile, Experience and E-photo of the Paper Presenter
  -Each tutorial or workshop presentation abstract submission shall be accompanied with the following information:

- Tutorial or Workshop Title

- Tutorial or Workshop Abstract/ Objectives

  Who should attend 

- Detailed Tutorial/ Workshop Outline (detailed implies point by point coverage) 

- Profile and e-photo of the Presenter

5. Submission of Presentation Slides:

  • 1 copy in MS PowerPoint for the presentation. Presentation slides should be in light colored background and dark colored fonts.
  • 1 copy is to be converted from MS PowerPoint to PDF Format with the following requirements: 2 slides per page in a Booklet Format .
    -Presentation slides should be in light colored background and dark colored fonts.

6. The event organizers have the right to replace the short-listed presenters if he/she fails to submit the presentation extract and slides on or prior to the closing date.

7. The presentation abstracts and the final presentations shall remain the copyrights of the author.

8. KIPM shall be permitted to make duplication of the presentation slides for the attendees and participants for the tutorials and conference.

9. The conference presenters would not be paid any honorarium, professional fees or expenses reimbursements for their contribution to the event.

10. Overseas tutorial or workshop presenters (minimum of one day tutorial or workshop) would be paid economy class airfare and stay expenses.

11. The final decision of acceptance of conference papers, tutorials and workshops shall be with the review committee.

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PRE-CONFERENCE SEMINAR

The East African Project Management Conference will be held from 12th - 16h October 2017 at the KICC, Nairobi Kenya. However, there will be optional two pre- conference seminars on the 12th and 16th based on the following topics:

Seminar 1 (Day One)

Monday, October 12th (1 Day)  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Discussion Topic: Effective Project Management
Without a doubt, effective project manager will be the product of successful application of project management disciplines coupled with innovations in management. Today’s increasingly multi-company, multi-national and multi-cultural supply chains make a disciplined approach even more of a necessity. In this one -day seminar, the topic Effective Project Manager' will discussed step-by-step for those who need to manage complex projects and want to progress towards building competitive-edge in the midst of constarints.

You will learn the project management disciplines you need to design and improve project delivery on time within budget and with high quality based on the PMBOK strategy and other global standards. A complimentary copy of the PMBOK will be provided to each seminar attendant.

Content includes:  

  1. The PM challenges: environment and why project management competencies are so important
  2. Globalization and PM 
  3. Project Mangement and Collaboration PM
  4. Major project management components, including tools and techniques
  5. Other desciplines relationships to PM

Developing a business strategy using PM tools and techniques. Project management barriers to success include:

  1. Chartering the effort
  2. Gathering needed external inputs
  3. Organization alignment
  4. Collaboration strategy

Seminar 2 (Day Two)

Tuesday, October 13th  (1 Day) 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Contracts and Project management

This will be an action-packed day designed to provide you with an overview of the significant court and tribunal rulings of the last few years, along with an understanding of how they could impact your upcoming projects and procurement initiatives. In an ever-changing business environment, procurement professionals need to keep up to date on recent development

Content will include the following discussion:

  1. Contract management and limiting your personal and professional liabilities
  2. Project Procurement Management - Enhancing your organization's reputation for fairness, openness and transparency
  3. Eliminating Contract obligations – legal, ethical and practical implications
  4. Researching market capacity and vendor interest through non-binding processes

 
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SPONSORS AND EXHIBITOR

 The 'East African Project Management Concefernce (EAPMC 2017) will have the following sponsorship opportunities and benefits:

Opportunity Benefits                                                              

Cost (Ksh)                  Cost (US$)

Silver  
• Logo On all promotional & Event Material
• Cross Link from KIPM & software dioxide website
• Free Stall
• Branding on Conference Backdrop, Brochures etc                        

  Kshs 125,000           US$ 2,500
 

Gold  
• Silver Benefits+
• Brochure display / handout to attendees
• 15 min. Vendor presentation
• 2 banners at the conference venue
• 2 free tutorial registration
• 1 Edm Pre-Conference                                                                   

Kshs 215,000            US$ 4,500
 

Platinum  
• Gold Benefits+
• Opportunity to insert brochures/demo CDs in conf kits
• Corporate slides on the screen at the Conf venue
• Opportunity to speak at the Conference
 (Subject to decision by the Technical Committee)
• 2 free passes for the Conference.
• 1 EDM post conference
• Delegate Registration List                                

                             Kshs 315,000            US$ 7,000

Event Sponsor  

Platinum+
• Sponsors Inserts to go with 8000 brochures
 (Inserts to be restricted to one A 4 size inserts)
• 60 sec demo on the screen at the Conf venue
• 2 Free Conference delegates (KIPM)
• 2 Free tutorial registration
 

Branding at the workshops
• Tool demo at the Conference tutorials during the breaks
• Complete branding opportunity at the conference sessions
• Questionnaire designed by sponsor will be administered
 by KIPM at the conference venue                                                   

  Kshs 600,000          US$ 12,750
 

Gala Dinner 
• Logo on all dinner invitations
• Branding at dinner venue
• Announcements at Dinner
• Logo on all event related promotional material
• Presentation slot of 20 minutes at the dinner function             

Kshs 225,000          US$ 5,000
 

Conference Kit 
• Sponsors Logo on conference kit
• Cross Link from KIPM and software dioxide site                   

     Kshs 125,000          US$ 2,500
 

T-shirts 
• Sponsors logo T-shirts for delegates of the conference
• Cross Link from KIPM & software dioxide website               

      Kshs 125,000           US$ 3,000

Luncheon 
• Logo display at the lunch venue, banners lunch venue
• Cross Link from KIPM & software dioxide website                    

     Kshs 65,000             US$ 1,500
 

Opportunities:

Kit Inserts 
• Opportunity to insert brochures/demo CDs in conf kits
• Cross Link from KIPM & software dioxide website                 

    Kshs 65,000            US$ 1,500

Conference Venue:

The East African Project Managers Conference (EAPMC 2017) will be held at the KICC, Nairobi Kenya from 12th - 16th October 2017.

This five day conference will offer opportunities for participants to learn about good methods, techniques and practices in project management plus practical and theoretical tools for achieving effectiveness and efficiency in organisations' change management strategies.

To know more about the conference contact us at; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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SPEAKERS

Suggested Areas of Presentations:

The presentation may be on the following but not limiting to the following topics:

  • Project Management Approaches & Methodologies:
    o Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK),
    o Prince 2
  • Program Management
    o Project Portfolio Management
    o Six Sigma for Managing Projects
    o Agile Project Management
    o Extreme Project Management
    o Event Chain Methodology
    o Critical Chain
    o Project Management Success Stories for
    o Complex Project
    o Large Projects
    o Critical Projects
  • Applying Project Management common Best Practices to the environments of: Engineering, Construction, Oil and Gas, Defense, Logistics, Manufacturing, Information Technology and Software Development, Infrastructure and civil works.
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Executive Project Management
    o Executive Project Leadership
    o Initiating and Managing Change
    o Innovation
    o Managing project stakeholders, suppliers, partners and staff.
  • Project Evaluation
    o Auditing Projects
    o Project Lessons Learnt
  • Project Technology Management
  • Project Management Essentials
    o Scope, Cost, Quality, Risk, Procurement, Integration, Time, HR, Communication
  • Global Delivery Model
  • The presentation opportunities exist for the following:
    o Conference presentations: for 30 min to 40 min.
    o Half day tutorials o Full day tutorials

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CONFERENCE CONTACT

KIPM is the official organiser of the forthcoming 'East African Project Management Conference' to be held from 12th - 16th October 2017 at the KICC, Nairobi Kenya.

If you are interested to attend, speak, sponsor or exhibit your organisations products and services, please send your enquiry  to us by emails, letter, or telephone at the following contacts: 

The Coordinator, East African Project Management Conference (EAPMC 2017)

Physical  Address:
Utumishi Coop House, 5th Floor
Mamlaka / Off Nyerere Road, Nairobi Kenya

Telephone Nos:

Cell: 0727595550; Office Tel: +254-20-2016637,

Postal Address:
P.O Box 11489-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

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