Authors: Marco Singarella, and David Puippe, PMP

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Interview with Marco Singarella and David Puippe: Leads of the 12th PM Conference in Basel

Joanna: Good day, Marco and David. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us today about the upcoming 12th PM Conference in Basel. Could you tell us more about the theme for this year's conference and what attendees can expect?

Marco: Of course, thank you for having us. This year, our conference theme is "INNOVATIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT: POWER SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE." We believe that in today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, project managers are facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities. We want to equip our attendees with the power skills necessary to not only survive but thrive in this changing environment.

David: That's right. With the advent of technologies like ChatGPT and AI, project management is undergoing a significant transformation. We want our attendees to mark their calendars for the 18th of October and join us at the Roche Conference Venue in Basel/Kaiseraugst for a day filled with insights, best practices, and networking opportunities. We believe that exchanging best practices offers learning opportunities.



Archive photo: 11th PM conference 2022 in Zurich

Joanna: It sounds like a compelling theme. Can you tell us more about the challenges and perspectives that will be discussed at the conference?

Marco: Absolutely. We've invited over 20 project management specialists who will delve into the challenges and perspectives facing project managers today. From navigating the complexities of new technologies to adapting to agile methodologies and ensuring effective risk management, our speakers will provide valuable insights that attendees can apply in their work.

David: Additionally, we'll explore how to harness the power of innovation and emerging technologies to drive successful projects. It's an exciting time in the field of project management, and we want to ensure that our attendees are well-prepared for the future.


Joanna: That sounds like a comprehensive lineup. Can you highlight some of the key takeaways attendees can expect from the conference?

Marco: Certainly. Attendees can expect to gain insights into the latest trends that will take their project management skills to the next level. They will have the chance to network with fellow speakers, like-minded professionals, and potential collaborators, expanding their professional network. In addition, this year we put in place a closed LinkedIn group, where people can network prior, during and after the event. Let’s face it, people also join such event to network and generate new business opportunities. We want to provide them this possibility as soon as they register, so that they can plan and prepare any 1 to 1meetings they wish to have with other participants.

David: During the conference, renowned experts in project management will share their knowledge and experiences, providing valuable insights that attendees can apply in their roles. We're also offering hands-on workshops that will enhance practical skills in project planning, risk management, agile methodologies, and more.


Joanna: It sounds like there's something for everyone, whether they're seasoned project managers or just starting their careers in project management. How do you see this conference benefiting attendees?

Marco: That's exactly right. We've designed this conference to cater to the diverse needs of project managers at all career stages. Whether you're an experienced professional looking to stay at the forefront of industry trends or a newcomer eager to learn the fundamentals, you'll find valuable content and opportunities to connect with the project management community. I also want to stress that this event is not only for project managers but really for any individuals willing to lead and make things happen. 

David: The knowledge and skills attendees acquire at this conference will not only help them excel in their current roles but also prepare them for the exciting challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the world of project management.


Joanna: Thank you both for providing insights into what promises to be an enriching event. We wish you the best of luck with the 12th PMI Conference in Basel, and we hope it's a resounding success.

Marco and David: Thank you! We are both looking forward to welcoming attendees and believe it will be an exceptional conference. See you in Basel on the 18th of October.


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