Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading association for project professionals, has announced that its annual Africa Conference, a marquee event for The Project Economy leaders will return as an in-person event. The conference will be held at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria from the 11th to 13th of September, 2022. 

Announcing the dates, Ashwini Bakshi, Managing Director, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, PMI said, “The conference is where visionary project leaders, captains of industry, and government come together to scrutinise the trends and technologies required to transform how projects are delivered.” 

“At its heart, the Africa Conference has always been a forum to create connections and build a project management community. It is important that we continue to have these conversations as projects, and the successful management of them, are essential to industry and economic growth across the continent,” Bakshi adds.

Now in its seventh year, the 2022 edition themed ‘Sustainable Growth for Social Good: Connecting ideas, people and projects’ is expected to attract over 700 attendees, a limited number to ensure everyone’s safety and in full compliance with the Federal Government’s Covid-19 protocols. Last year’s virtual conference attracted more than 1400 attendees.

On hosting the conference in one of the continent’s largest economies, the PMI Nigeria Chapter President, Paul Omugbe said, “We are looking forward to welcoming delegates from across the world as they join us in September for the in-person event. The profession is at an exciting point as governments gear to build back better and what better place than a centrepiece event like the Africa Conference to have a dialogue.”

The conference is open to a global audience keen on learning how changemakers and project professionals in Africa are seizing this incredible growth opportunity. 

Every year, the conference attracts dozens of speakers who bring distinct, valuable and unique conversations, providing education to drive the future of the profession. 

The event promises to deliver expert insights, as well as serve as a platform for networking and knowledge sharing.  The expo floor at the conference will also showcase products and services.

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