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2016 PMSA Conference: Harnessing the Power of Innovation
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2016/11/09 to 2016/11/11
When: 9th - 11th November 2016
Registration begins at 07:00
Where: The Wanderers Club
21 North Street & Rudd Drive
Johannesburg, Gauteng  4126
South Africa
Contact: Dilshaan Duearte
011 257 8005

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Conference Theme
Harnessing the Power of Innovation

The speed of change is increasing exponentially, often to the detriment of organisations who struggle to determine which change is applicable and how to manage it to their benefit. Many see “innovation” as the solution. The call is often for creativity and a shift in culture which will enable leaders and employees to optimise change. But how to achieve this is the question.  


According to, developing innovative environments within organisations is not about providing creative spaces or allowing teams to indulge in over-the-top team-building exercises and hoping that an innovative culture will emerge. Instead, innovation needs to be seen as a discipline – learning to use the right methods, tools and approaches at the right times. In other words: learning to harness innovation.


Project management often provides the ideal environment in which to harness innovation. It requires project managers’ skills sets to include the ability and know-how to encourage and develop creative thinking to achieve results within the parameters set by the project. It’s about developing the ability to marry the traditionally structured, output-driven project management approach with “out-of-the-box thinking.


This means learning, practising and honing innovation skills including what the various methods are and how they are applied in different contexts, as well as measuring the methods and their results, determining what works and what doesn’t.

The PMSA 2016 Conference aims to aid project managers in developing their own innovative skills which they can apply to their teams, as well as to intrinsically innovative projects that they have to manage. 

PMSA 2016 National Conference
Conference at a glance

This year's PMSA National Conference features its popular, traditional programme format on Day 1 and 2 offering delegates hard hitting keynote addresses, thought provoking plenary sessions and breakaway streams looking at case studies, industry best practices and research papers exploring the overarching theme.

On Day 3 of the conference PMSA brings its own fresh, innovative take on the programme and introduces a highly interactive expo bringing together representatives of stakeholders in the professional development of project managers at various career stages. Short, punchy, focussed talks every hour will put across the need-to-know best practice information that can guide your journey. PMSA Members and non-members registering before the end of September can look forward to receiving a complimentary copy of Rory Burke's book, 'Advanced Project Management - Fusion Method XYZ'.

 The conference is a dedicated knowledge sharing event designed to help you accumulate professional development points in your respective industries, as well as with PMSA.

Where possible, PMSA ensures mutual recognition of the points earned, with allied professional associations. Delegates can accumulate up to 21 hours of contact hours to this end. 

Non-members are welcome to attend


Early Bird Special
Ends 30th September 2016

Regular Rate
Applicable as of 1st October 2016 


Non-members  Members Non-members 

 R7200 incl VAT

R8300 incl VAT  R7500 incl VAT R8800 incl VAT 

Day rates are available at R2500 incl VAT per day. Online registration is essential. Registrations close on 4th November 2016

Follow the prompt above to register or feel free to contact the coordinator for further assistance


Note: Full-time students are those who are not currently employed. Applicants may be requested to supply details of their student status.  

By accepting the Terms and Conditions, you accept personal liability for your delegate registration fees and acknowledge that these fees are due even if you do not attend the conference. 

On receipt of this completed registration form, you will be provisionally registered as a delegate, and issued with a provisional delegate number. Full registration will only take place on receipt of full payment. 
Please ensure that your invoice number is used as the reference number on the bank deposit. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by the PMSA National Office 30 days prior will be exempted, but will be subject to a cancellation fee of 10% of the applicable registration fee. Delegates cancelling their registration less than 30 days prior to the conference will be liable for the full delegate fee. 


For any questions or queries regarding this event please feel free to contact us:

Project Management South Africa (PMSA)
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