Petronas to host Project Management Conference 2020


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) will be hosting its inaugural International Project Management Conference 2020 (IPMC 2020) virtually on Dec 1-2.

Themed "Beyond Projects -- Embracing the New Era", the two-day conference is poised to become the first and biggest virtual experiential project management conference and exhibition in the Asia-Pacific.

In a statement today, Petronas said the event would offer insights into the implementation of technology, digitalisation and innovation in project management as well as other agile approaches for a more efficient and effective delivery of projects.

"There will be two keynote sessions, two panel sessions and six parallel sessions featuring 36 top-selected technical papers," the company said.

American Bureau of Shipping chairman, president and chief executive officer (CEO) Christopher Wiernicki said effective project management is the difference between success and failure.

"The latest insights into tools, technologies and processes, such as those available through IPMC, are the difference-makers," he said.

Wiernicki will be speaking in the executive panel session at the online event. Joining him will be Microsoft Corporation cross-industry solutions corporate vice-president Omar Abbosh and Accenture Plc's industry X.0 global manufacturing and operations managing director Tracey Countryman.

Also scheduled to grace the event will be Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof as well as Petronas president and group CEO Tengku Muhammad Taufik, who will deliver the opening and welcoming remarks, respectively.

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