PMI-CII 2nd Conference on Project Management concludes

Conference on “Harnessing the Power of Project Management” ends in Bengaluru

Online PR News – 17-December-2011 – – Bengaluru: 16, 2011: The second edition of the conference, themed, “Harnessing the Power of Project Management,” organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Project Management Institute (PMI) came to a close on 15th of December 2011 at Hotel Leela Palace, Bengaluru.

The conference was addressed by Mr. Ambi Venkataraman Honorary Consul General India India to Luxembourg & Managing Director EMDI Europe SA Luxembourg. Mr. N Sivasailam, Managing Director, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation was the key note speaker. This second edition of the conference saw over around 30 noted industry stalwarts discussing and sharing their knowledge on Project Management, and a number of case studies and experiences being shared in the conference including by: Mr. Pankaj Jain, IAS Additional Secretary, MoSPI, Govt. of India; Mr. Vittal Anantatmula, Global Management & Strategy Department Associate Professor & Director at MPM Program Western Carolina University, USA; Mr. Asim Prasad Chief General Manager GAIL, Mr. B S Sudhir Chandra Director – Project & Planning Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.; Mr. A Venkateswar Vice President Corporate Affairs, Tata Projects; Mr. S.N. Choudhary Executive Director Indian Oil Corporation; Mr. Sreenivasa Rao Vice President Mahindra Satyam Ltd.; Mr. Rajeev Chawla, IAS Spl. Secy to Govt. Revenue Dept and; Mr. Vijayaraghavan Seshadri Director, Program Management and Quality Automation Control Solutions, Honeywell Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Speaking on the sidelines of the conference, Mr. Raj Kalady, MD PMI (India) said, “The objectives of the conference were to help the Project Managers to learn the advanced skills and applications of projects, and throw light on program and portfolio management. With the conference focusing on the understanding of the difference between getting jobs done and achieving business results, and getting acquainted with the soft skills required in the arena of Project Management, these objectives were successfully achieved. Not only were participants exposed to the knowledge and research of various aspects in project management ‘from project teams, leaders and managers to organizational over sight collaboration management and transition of projects from research into developments, the attendees also met eminent Project Managers/ leaders to share and exchange knowledge/ success stories in order to widen their networks.”

Mr. S Chandrasekhar Chairman, CII Karnataka State Council said, “We are thrilled that the conference met with such a huge response from the industry. The Conference targeted Project Managers from Public and Private sectors, Leaders, Executives, Functional Managers, Human Resource Managers, Team Leaders and Members and Project Management Executives, Consultants, Planners, Engineers and Architects sharing their views on aspects of project management in their fields. The theme of the conference aimed to arrive at a comprehensive approach in going beyond the limits of just producing efficient goods and services. This will give a fillip to aspirant project managers, and companies that aim to promote project management processes in their companies.”


About PMI:
The world’s leading professional membership organization for project managers, PMI shares knowledge with more than 500,000 members and credential holders in over 185 countries. Since 1969, PMI has impacted more than one million practitioners, businesses, governments, students and training organizations. Today, PMI’s products and services range from world-class standards for project, program and portfolio management to five professional credentials, including the gold standard Project Management Professional (PMP®). PMI’s exclusive Global Corporate Council and European Corporate Networking Group engage large multinationals and government organizations in endorsing the value of project management. The only project management association with an established academic research program, PMI has invested more than US$14 million in support of dozens of research projects since 1997. Learn more at

About CII
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded over 115 years ago, it is India's premier business association, with a direct membership of over 8100 organisations from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 90,000 companies from around 400 national and regional sectoral associations. With 64 offices and 7 Centres of Excellence in India, and 7 overseas in Australia, China, France, Singapore, South Africa, UK, and USA, and institutional partnerships with 223 counterpart organisations in 90 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.