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The 33rd IPMA World Congress 27.-29.11.2024 - Cape Town, South Africa

Wed Nov 27, 17:00 - Fri Nov 29, 23:55

DHL Stadium


Project Management World Congress

Welcome to the Project Management World Congress in the vibrant city of Cape Town! This exceptional event brings together industry leaders, experts, and organisations from around the globe to explore the latest trends, innovations, and strategies in project management.

Main theme - HOPE

At the Project Management World Congress in Cape Town, we invite you to embrace the theme of “Hope” and delve deeper into its three sub-themes: “People,” “Purpose,” and “Performance.” Together, we will discover how hope, when coupled with the power of people, purpose-driven projects, and exceptional performance, can transform challenges into opportunities and aspirations into reality.

”May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” -NELSON MANDELA

The Congress in a nutshell

  • The congress will take place over 2,5 days.
  • It will feature 70-90 speakers

Social events (For full ticket owners)

  • Welcome party (evening of 27th November 2024)
  • Wine and Networking (evening of 28th November 2024)
  • Congress will culminate in the prestigious IPMA Awards Gala 2024 (evening of 29th, November 2024.)

Hope is a strategic asset

PEOPLE - are the heart and soul of any project.

PURPOSE - gives direction to every endeavour.

PERFORMANCE - soars to new heights when Hope takes the lead.


The programme of the event will include many different perspectives on the project world, from project management to the implementation of an organisation's strategy. Below are the brief descriptions of the input angles from which the programme is currently being built (Updated 15.1.2024):
  • Business Agility
  • AI in PM
  • Excellence Unleashed
  • Organisations adaptability
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Purposeful Strategies for Success
  • Human-centric project management
  • Visionary Projects
  • Sustainable Initiatives
  • Leading with Purpose and Passion
  • Measuring Success, Purpose, Performance
  • Outcome-based project business / project management
  • Creative & Design thinking
  • Mega & Capital projects
  • PM as a career -future of project management
  • Operational impact
the organiser of the event reserves the right to make changes.


The academic tracks will focus on three diverse areas namely (Updated 15.1.2024):
  • IT & AI, information technology and artificial intelligence
  • ESG, environmental-social-governance
  • Capital Projects.
Researchers are invited to submit their papers under one of these sub-tracks for consideration. Read more from here

the organiser of the event reserves the right to make changes.



The 33rd IPMA World Congress 27.-29.11.2024 - Cape Town, South Africa
DHL Stadium
Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051
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