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South Africa: PMSA Celebrates International Project Managment Day


Friday, November 1, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EET)

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 On Friday 1st November 2013, PMSA in collaboration with Microsoft Project Users' Group (MPUG) invites you to celebrate International Project Management Day - the South African way.


Enjoy a sit-down breakfast at the Protea Hotel, Balalaika Sandton followed by local and international speakers who will present on Infrastructure Development towards 2030 and participate to win prizes and network with fellow project managers.


Connect with us as we take a moment to highlight and honour project management advances.




We are proud to announce our local speaker, the Programme Manager for the Infrastructure Delivery Improvement Programme, a National Treasury project - Mwansa Saidi. 


Ms Saidi  provides strategic support to the TAU and has also served as Director in Charge for the Infrastructure Delivery Improvement Programme assisting the South African national government in improving the health and education infrastructure in four of the nine South African provinces.


Ms. Saidi earned her Master of Science Degree in Project Management from the University of Pretoria.


In her talk, 'Infrastructure Development towards 2030: The South African Context' Ms Saidi will speak to:


The National Development Plan (NDP) – Economic and Social Infrastructure
The State’s Capacity to Deliver: Governance and Delivery Mechanisms
The "Infrastructure Delivery Improvement Programme: IDIP”
Key Lessons, Successes and Challenges
Programme and Project Management: Where do we fit in?




Dirk Vervacke


'Infrastructure Project Control: How do we determine if projects have achieved their objectives?'


Dirk Vervacke grew up with a fascination for technology and wanted to become an old school engineer. Master in Science they call it nowadays. He ended up specializing in industrial chemistry and also did many courses like business management as well as typical engineering and information technology.


Up until 2007 he worked for chemical companies in the US, France and Belgium where he focused on implementing technologies and starting up new customer production facilities worldwide. In 2007 he started off on his own because he felt the need for more flexibility in order to do what he wanted to do: projects. 


He started the company Product Rescue and works as a free range engineer, a term he coined to express the necessity of intellectually walking about in the professional space . Whether it’s moving a company from England to Romania, improving production of food in Peru or documenting the electricity production protocols in Belgium, the subject doesn’t matter that much as long as it has project dynamics.  He currently works on a three year project in Russia  at the Tomsk Polytechnic University in Siberia where he heads up the international laboratory for thermoset polymers to research catalysts and develop new formulations for dicyclopentadiene resins. Being near the end of this project, the future is again undetermined and very interesting.




Friday 1st November 2013




Oxford North & South Conference Rooms
Protea Hotel, Balalaika Sandton
20 Maude Street




07:30 - 08:00 - Registration and 'Ice-breaker session'
08:00 - 08:05 - Opening
08:05 - 08:10 - Introduction
08:10 - 08:45 - Breakfast
08:50 - 09:35 - Presentation
09:40 - 09:55 - Interlude and Presentation by Microsoft
10:00 - 10:30 - Presentation
10:40 - 10:50 - Raffle draw and Prizes
10:50 - 11:00 - Vote of thanks




PMSA and MPUG Members are invited at no charge.
Non-members - R150 incl VAT




We invite companies to showcase their project management speciality by sponsoring a table at R1500.


By showing your support through sponsoring a table at the International Project Management Day Breakfast, you will receive a reserved table for 7 or 8 attendees. The table seats 8, however, you have the option of leaving one seat empty for a thought leader, making for interesting breakfast-time conversation and knowledge sharing. You are also entitled to display your company banner and hand-outs in the venue.


Should you purchase this option, kindly contact Dilshaan Duearte at once you have registered to provide the names of your attendees and to confirm the arrangements for your marketing material.




Kindly note that RSVP is essential. Please complete the online registration by following this link




Nedbank Limited
Account name: PMISA
Branch: Nicolway
Account number: 1522079319
Reference: Please use the invoice number generated as a reference when making an EFT




Please be aware that a 100% cancellation fee (R150 for individual bookings regardless of membership status and R1500 for table bookings) will be incurred for cancellations received later than the 28th October 2013.


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Protea Hotel, Balalaika Sandton, Oxford North & South Conference Rooms
20 Maude Street
Elkton, MI 48731

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EET)

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