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Holding 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum In Dec 2018
(2 May 2018)


The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has announced that the fifth round of the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) would be held on 8-11 December 2018 under the theme ‘Building Nations.’ The event will be co-organized by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), DP World, Emaar and the Project Management Institute (PMI). During the event, the winners of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management (HBMAIPM) will be honoured. Registration for the Forum opens on May 3, 2018, through the website (www.dipmf.ae). 

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said, “The staging of the DIPMF is part of RTA’s endeavours to play an active role in steering the development drive in the region. It aims at identifying the ingredients for accelerating this process on sound scientific bases aligned with the highest international standards. The event reflects the keenness of Dubai, in its capacity as an Arab city with a global profile, to act as a link in sharing expertise, concepts and visions between gurus of various industries worldwide. The Forum has evolved into a global platform for reviewing the best practices and coming up with innovative PM solutions with the participation of visionary global experts who have creative ideas contributing to the successful delivery of mega projects.”

Key Topics

“Building Nations has been endorsed as the theme for the fifth edition of the Forum, which fits well with the UAE Government drive designating 2018 as The Year of Zayed. The year is celebrated to showcase the role of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in establishing the UAE and making towering achievements locally & globally as well as spotlighting his care for nations and peoples. The forthcoming Forum will discuss an array of topics relating to modern management concepts and project applications. 

Topics include: Future/History of Project Management, Project Management Maturity, Artificial Intelligence in Project Management, Project Management for Innovation, Future project management competencies, Knowledge Management, Managing Cultural differences, and Project Management for Digitalization/Digital Transformation. They also include OPM & Governance/ PMO, Smart Mobility Projects, Project Management for Interpreter, Shared Economy, Project Management Tools, Mega Projects, and HBMAIPM Showcase. Specialist training courses (master classes) will be held on the sidelines of the event tackling leadership, quality & competition, emergency & crises management, agile project management and benefits management,” added Al Tayer.

6000 participants

Ms Laila Faridoon, Executive Director of the Office of RTA Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors Chairperson of the DIPMF Organising Committee, said, “Over the four past editions, the DIPMF has made huge achievements judging by the number of attendees, international speakers and topics discussed. More than 6000 delegates from 50 countries took part in the past editions of the event. The number of participants in the 4th round has grown by 15% from the 3rd round by as much as 1669 participants from 40 countries and 59 speakers. The fourth edition included three closed sessions, four discussion panels, 18 parallel sessions covering six topics over two days, several field visits, four case studies about key projects in Dubai, and research about the standing of Agile Project Management in the Middle East.”

AED2.6 m

During the 5th DIPMF, winners of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management will be honoured. The purse of the Award has increased by 29% to reach AED2.6m (US$710,000). Categories of the Award have increased to four following the introduction of the Academic category, which comprises the Scientific Research Award for Innovative PM, and Innovative PM (Academic Category). The second (corporate) category has three awards: Innovative Idea in PM, Innovative Idea in Programmes Management, and Innovative Idea in Projects Portfolio. The third (individual) category comprises the Innovative Project Manager and the Director of Innovative PMO. The fourth (teams) category includes the Innovative Team Award. 

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