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For several decades the IPMA World Congress has been the leading world conference on project management, bringing together business professionals, practitioners, managers and representatives of international companies, leading scientists, teachers, professors and students, representatives of different sectors and professions, NGOs and mass media. The IPMA World Congress is universally well established and well respected. Currently it takes place every two years; and September 2017 will held in Astana, Kazakhstan.


During the congress the best of national and international bodies and persons within the world of project management get together by means of key note speeches, professional and academic papers, position papers, presentations of best practices and significant case studies, posters, educational materials, books and software presentations, tutorials, roundtables, special sessions and seminars, social events with networking opportunities.


World Congresses are always held with the participation and support of the governments, project management communities and academic bodies of the host nation, which recognize and wish to realize the potential of project management.

At this particular time the relevance of large-scale applications of project management tools and techniques in Kazakhstan is readily apparent. The missions are assigned by the Head of the State in the framework of implementation of the “Plan of the Nation - 100 steps to implement five institutional reforms of N. N. Nazarbayev”; as well as within the state programs of formal industrial-innovative developments. These require and are dependent on knowledge and experience on how to use project management tools and techniques for successful definition and delivery of missions, projects and programs.

At the same time today Kazakhstan Project Management Association (KPMA) aims for project management development in the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with the new challenges of socio-economic development of the country – using IPMA systems and products.. In this context, the Nursultan Nazarbayev Educational Foundation (NNEF), KPMA and Nazarbayev University jointly took the initiative to bid for holding the 30th International Congress of IPMA in 2017 in Astana.

The awarding of the right to host the jubilee 30th World Congress in Kazakhstan was upheld at the 29th World Congress held in Panama in September of 2015. KPMA has signed a contract with IPMA for holding the Congress and for the Global Young Crew Workshop.

KPMA and NNEF act as organizers of this Congress. The University acts as a General partner of the Congress. And the Ministry for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Akimat of Astana serve as Coordinators for the Congress organization.

A interesting, unusual circumstance and opportunity arises for all delegates in that an EXPO is taking place in Astana immediately adjacent to the Congress location.


The title for the 30th World Congress is “Breakthrough competences for managing change”.

There will be at least six eminent, international, respected key note speakers in plenary sessions who will provide their thoughts on this theme. Further ceremonies, entertainments and  panel discussions will also take place with all delegates and participants together.

There is an eminent international Program Committee who are processing submitted abstracts with a view arranging five or six parallel streams of moderated intense presentations with academic and practioner viewpoints.

Themes for streams are being devised which are modern and challenging. They are likely to include such as: personal competences; global challenges; energy; construction; knowledge systems; technologies; “Silk Way”; green technologies; and the like.

The latest information on the program is available on the Congress website www.ipmawc2017.com 


About 1,000 national and foreign participants from over 60 countries are expected to take part in the Congress. With a view to the future work within Kazakhstan and neighboring countries there is a timely and unique opportunity to obtain and study the world’s best practices of project management application across various fields of human activity; and at the same time submit the best Kazakh projects to the world project management community.


Delegates from Kazakhstan, surrounding countries and all round the world are encouraged to attend and participate – including from new and established IPMA Member Associations. This is an particular opportunity with a unique situation of location, participants and 30th celebrations.

Delegates have opportunities to engage and contribute as speakers in streams, as providers of posters, as participants in streams with question and answer sessions, as visitors to the exhibition, as witnesses to the Project Excellence Awards, As participants in the Global Young Crew Workshop – moving on to the World Congress. There are opportunities to precede the following IPMA Council of Delegates Meeting by participation.


For more information on locations, dates, venues, travel, hotels, entertainment, leisure and tourism and the World Congress itself for ticket prices and bookings please visit the Congress website www.ipmawc2017.com


The Venue of the 30th IPMA World Congress is the Nazarbayev University campus, located just 3 km south of the Central Business District of Astana and 6 km northwest of International Airport Astana, just opposite of the EXPO-city, which will have hotels, shopping malls, cafes and restaurants inside the new EXPO-city.


Nazarbayev University:
53 Kabanbay Batyr Ave, Astana, 
Republic of Kazakhstan, 010000 
T: +77017733203 

E-mail: orgcongress2017@gmail.com


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