PM WEST 2019
THE POWER OF PROJECTS
The Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, BC October 22 and 23, 2019
SAVE THE DATE! PM West is returning on November 17 and 18, 2020 at the Fairmont Pacific Rim
WELCOME TO PM WEST
The PM West Conference and Career Fair is the largest project management conference in British Columbia, held at the world renowned Fairmont Pacific Rim. PM West is also a great 2-Day networking opportunity for experienced project managers with a diverse Career Fair.
In 2019, we had an unprecedented attendance of over 370 participants from all sectors of the industry. We pride ourselves on an inclusive and diverse program that prioritizes the professional development of our project management community, as well as the local speakers who lead interesting projects in BC and beyond. From Agile to Emotional Intelligence, our program is dedicated to helping project managers become better.
OPENING KEYNOTE FIRESIDE CHAT
Her Honour, The Honourable Janet Austin
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
Interviewed by Cindy Laschuk, Chair of PM West
Power and Politics in Projects
How do we prepare project managers for the political reality of projects through soft-skills, such as leadership, change management, and communication? What approaches to power and politics work best in our many different project environments? What do Project Managers need to know about power and politics to get work done and to survive professionally? Our speakers will provide their lessons learned and real life case studies.
Projects Changing Lives
Projects have shaped the world around us, from major infrastructure projects that build our towns, cities and countries, through to the social project initiatives that impact individuals’ lives. Our speakers share their experiences in projects that have transformed our world.
Projects Changing How We Work
The numerous ways in which the project approach to the management and planning of human activities includes innovations such a public private partnerships, hybrid and temporary special purpose organizations, and the “gig” (or project) based economy. Much of our work lives revolve around project-based activities. The power of projects in the re-organizing of how we live has been both profound and under-stated – it has just become how we do things! Our speakers share their experiences in this new work reality and how the opportunities were embraced and the challenges were overcome.
Skills Development and Workshops
This year we have special workshops that run 1-2 hours long. Need to dust up your skills in negotiation or practice techniques in public speaking for your next big presentation? We have two days of workshops geared for the project manager.
PM West Photos October 22-23, 2019
PMWest is a great networking opportunity for experienced project managers to meet organizations like yours. We hosted a Career Fair with 21 organizations with no space to spare.
We offer 2 ways for organizations to participate as a conference sponsor and gain the benefits of exposure to our members and guests:
Promotional Sponsorship Program
Organizations that are looking for more exposure and marketing opportunities will appreciate the sponsorship benefits of the Promotional Sponsorship Program.
PD Passport Program
Organizations that are interested in supporting the professional development of their employees will appreciate our new Passport Book Sponsorship Program. By purchasing a book of tickets, your organization can access the sponsorship benefits.
For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact: