32nd IPMA World Congress

Project Management in the Digital Transformation Era

September 21-23rd, 2021


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Saint Petersburg

Holiday Inn — Moskovskye V.

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  • 3000 participants online
  • 300 participants offline
  • 140 speakers

Russia, Saint-Petersburg

Japan, Tokyo
Denmark, Copenhagen


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Welcome to the main project management event. Participants from 70+ countries of the world

  • Professional project practitioners
  • Consultants
  • Academic professors
  • Government officials
  • NGO´s
  • Students


What you can learn at the IPMA World Congress


After the Congress, you will receive a certificate confirming your participation.

The perspective and context of projects, programs and portfolios in the digital world - strategies, products, processes, standards, culture. What is changing, what needs to be changed?

Digital transformation of an enterprise, city, state. Key values ​​and critical success factors for digital transformation projects and programs

Sustainable development in the era of digital transformation. Challenges and Prospects

Application of new digital technologies in project management, artificial intelligence and virtual reality today. How new and old practices together create value

New understanding of the projects’ complexity in the digital world

Successful practices and failures of the last decade. A new look at failed projects: is good failure better than bad success?

What are the differences among projects for society, business or state?

Project management digital ecosystem. Digital platforms and solutions for project management. Challenges for the project offices in new reality

Projects in the VUCA-world: changing the mind of the leader and the project team

New approaches in professional development: travel to the profession, regenerative learning, growth environment

Knowledge transfer in project teams and in digital project management

Human factor in project management: psychological health and well-being, prevention of stress and burnout

Global trends and their influence on project management methodology development

“Smart” Project Management: methods and technologies

Convergence of methodologies and knowledge in project management

Successful hybrid approaches to project and programmes management, traditional projects integration, lean, kanban, design thinking, devops, etc.

Methodologies and successful application examples of flexible approaches to managing large projects and organizations

Flexible business and flexible organization: different models for different organization. Successful transformation: ways to create a flexible organization

Application of individual and organizational competencies of flexible management outside of IT: new product development, procurement, marketing and sales, HR


How much do tickets to the congress cost?

The cost of tickets depends on the format of participation. You can participate in the congress online or in person. The current ticket price is available on the congress website in the "Events and tickets" section

Can my organization pay for my participation?

Yes, send the banking details to [email protected]. We will prepare a contract, coordinate it with you and issue an invoice for payment.

What is included in the ticket price?

Online format:

  • the plenary part
  • thematic streams
  • viewing the IPMA Awards ceremony
  • viewing the closing ceremony

Offline format inSt. Petersburg:

  • the plenary part
  • thematic streams inthe online mode
  • a separate thematic stream in offline mode
  • exhibition
  • welcome buffet
  • gala dinner
  • IPMA Awards Ceremony
  • closing ceremony

Where can I find the program of the congress?

In the section “Program”

Will there be a cultural program and excursions?

The congress is not only presentations and speeches of speakers, but also a festival. A welcome buffet, a gala dinner and a closing ceremony are waiting for you.

We are also working on excursion programs. Detailed information about it will appear in August, follow the news.

What language will the speakers speak?

The сongress is held in two languages: English and Russian. During the congress, simultaneous interpretation is provided for participants in online and offline formats.

Is simultaneous interpretation provided during the event?

Yes, simultaneous interpretation will be available for participants in online and offline formats during the congress.

Do I need special equipment to participate in the congress online?

You will need a laptop or computer, andan Internet connection, a camera/headphones (optional).

Will I be able to switch between streams in online mode?

Some streaming broadcasts will be held in parallel, you can switch between them by selecting the desired hall. The recordings will be available for one month after the end of the congress.

Will I be able to watch the speeches of online speakers while in St. Petersburg?

Yes. Also, recordings of all speeches of thematic streams will be available online within 1 month after the end of the congress.

Will I be able to view the archive recordings after the end of the congress, if I can't attend?

The recordings of online streams will be available within 1 month after the end of the congress.

How to apply for a visa and an invitation?

To apply for a visa, you must contact the Consulate of the Russian Federation in your country and specify the list of necessary documents.

You can get an invitation to apply for a tourist visa by booking a room at the Holiday Inn hotel where the event will be held. To issue an invitation, you need to book a hotel room and fill out the registration form on the website.

The invitation is prepared free of charge in one working day. In case of cancellation of the reservation, it is necessary to reimburse the cost of providing the service in the amount of 2000 rubles (23 euros).

The contact person at the hotel is Igor Chernov.

Email address: [email protected]

Phone number: +7 (812)-448-2061

Are there any restrictions related to COVID-19?

At the congress, the following restrictions will be adopted: 1.5 meter distance, wearing of a mask and hand treatment with antiseptic.

What if I want to cancel my participation or change the format
  • You can cancel your full-time participation until September 10, 2021, and we will offer you to switch to the online format with a refund of the difference in the cost of participation.
  • You can change the online tariff for full-time participation with an additional fee.
  • If you decide to cancel your participation in the congress before September 10, we will refund 70% of the ticket price.
Do I need to have PCR test results or a vaccination certificate?

We want the congress to take place and be safe for all participants, so we ask you to undergo PCR-testing or take your vaccination certificate. Please check in advance that the test result is negative. Without these documents, the participant's ticket will be invalid.

Also, at the congress, the following restrictions will be adopted: 1.5 meter distance, wearing of a mask and hand treatment with antiseptic.

What serves as a pass

— Negative result of PCR testing carried out no later than 72 hours before entering registration

— Certificate of vaccination

Where to check

We will check them in the registration area while issuing participant badges.

What if my PCR test was not made in Russia?

If you have passed PCR testing in another country or have a foreign certificate of vaccination, then you can use these documents to attend the congress. Check that the documents are translated into English and show them in the registration area.

What if I was vaccinated outside of Russia?

If you have a foreign certificate of vaccination, then you can use these documents to attend the congress. Check that the documents are translated into English and show them in the registration area.

I have not found an answer to my question

Here are our contacts, we will answer all your questions.

+7 916 010-39-54

[email protected]

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