Press Release: The 4th annual PM Summit – national project management conference 

PM Summit 2018 Press Release
  • Record 350 project, program and portfolio managers expected to gather for the conference

  • More than 52,000 project managers in Ireland

  • 8 presentations across three tracks

  • Speakers include Oscar winning film producer, Lord David Puttnam

Date: Tuesday, 17th July 2018
Time: 8.45am – 4.30pm
Venue: Convention Centre, Dublin 1

Dublin, 15th May 2018 – PM Summit, Ireland’s most diverse conference for project, program and portfolio management professionals, will take place in the Convention Centre, Dublin, on Tuesday, 17th July. The conference is open to current practitioners and aspiring project managers. A record 350 delegates are expected to attend this year and the summit will feature three keynote speakers and 15 presentations across three separate tracks.

Raymond Poole, CEO, PM Summit, said: “Every single organisation in Ireland utilises project management to a greater or lesser extent. Indeed, our research shows that there are over 52,000 project managers in Ireland.”

Now in its fourth consecutive year, the PM Summit aims to attract a diverse group of project management professionals, creating a forum for the transfer of knowledge and exploration of new ideas. Unlike other project management events, the PM Summit caters to all sectors of industry, from engineering to pharmaceutical, from government bodies to IT and beyond, and is not aligned with any one institution, professional body or methodology. The tagline being inclusivity not exclusivity.

Experts from a range of industries will provide advice to delegates on how to integrate effective project management into diverse business types. Keynote presentations will be given by Oscar winning film producer, Lord David Puttnam; Paul Adamson, a renowned motivational speaker; and James Sweetman, executive coach, trainer and author. 

Lord Puttnam will refer to his experiences of producing award-winning films such as The Killing Fields, The Mission and Chariots of Fire and focus on how to project manage within the creative industries through his presentation, “Lights, Camera, Action – Project Management”.

Paul Adamson will provide delegates with tips on how they can improve their project management performance through a deeper understanding of their own psychology and that of their team. Finally, motivational speaker James Sweetman, will talk about authentic leadership in the age of change. The confidence to communicate effectively is a skill that is vital in successful project management; this keynote address will offer attendees advice on how to boost their self-confidence to engage with colleagues and peers more effectively. 

Raymond Poole, CEO, PM Summit, continued: “The fourth annual PM Summit has a new venue, Dublin’s Convention Centre. We are expecting a record number of attendees this year, with delegates coming from as far afield as Switzerland, Germany and the UK.

“Effective project management is increasingly recognised as integral to an organisations success. In response to the growing professional project manager community in Ireland, the PM Summit  provides an opportunity for project management professionals to come together to develop their knowledge, explore new ideas and make valuable connections. 

The conference spans all industries and project management methodologies, from the traditional Waterfall approach to the more modern methods of Agile and Lean. We have 18 presentations across three tracks, so there is something for everyone.”

PM Summit was established in 2015 in response to the growing trend in all business sectors towards incorporating project management into their organisations. The conference offers excellent networking opportunities, providing a forum where project management practitioners can learn from one another and grow their knowledge, adding real value to their professional development.

Early-bird tickets are now available for €295 for a single ticket or €250 for packs of two or more until May 31st. From June 1st, tickets will then increase to €395. Tickets guarantee access to three keynote presentations as well as 15 breakout sessions. Refreshments will be also provided throughout the day and delegates will have the opportunity to interact and network with peers.

For more information and to register for the event, visit

About PM Summit
PM Summit is an annual event that takes place in Dublin, Ireland hosting a global community of project, program and portfolio managers from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries. The summit caters for project management professionals, regardless of whether they use Traditional, Lean or Agile approach to their projects. 

The conference offers project management professionals a unique forum that facilitates the transfer of knowledge, the opportunity to explore new ideas, and quality peer to peer networking. The PM Summit is about the creation of a community of practice for project, program and portfolio management professionals.