PMI stages event in Leeds in 50th anniversary year

Cameron Stewart

The UK Chapter of the Project Management Institute has chosen to host one of its Synergy events in Leeds, in this its milestone 50th anniversary year.

Taking place at the Tetley in Leeds on 12th November between 5.30pm and 9pm, as part of PMI’s regional Synergy tour, the event will focus on “Project Delivery in the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous world”

Cameron Stewart, Managing Consultant for Enterprise Agility at Tata Consultancy Services and Paul Clavering, Owner & Change Leader at Just Enough Change, will take to the stage to offer their expertise on VUCA. In addition, the Sheffield Enactus, the University of Sheffield’s student society for social enterprise, will be showcasing some of their key projects.

Attendees will also be given the opportunity to meet with event sponsor Inter-vention, the Harrogate based IT Project Management recruitment agency, network with local and regional businesses and attend an after party in the iconic Tetley Bar.

Dan Auld, Branch Chair at PMI Yorkshire & Humber, said: “We are very excited to be bringing the iconic Synergy conference to Yorkshire. The event will provide a great opportunity for both members and non-members across the region to share their expertise in project management and take part in PMI’s 50thanniversary celebrations.”

The Yorkshire & Humber Synergy event will also see one local project management professional receive a special Project Personality of the Year award. Nominations are welcome and can be made by, explaining why the candidate should win.

PMI is the world’s leading project management organisation delivering value for more than 2.9 million professionals worldwide through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research.

Founded in 1995, the UK branch of PMI is a non-profit volunteer organisation with over 3,500 members. Hosting daytime and evening events (in-person and digital) across the UK, PMI UK promotes the project management profession, supports professional development and provides the opportunity to network with practitioners from across industry sectors.

In its 50th anniversary year, PMI will also host a series of celebratory events world-wide, including at venues in Las Vegas and Lebanon.

The organisation has also pledged to contribute 100,000 volunteer hours to advance causes aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and rebranded with a new logo to better reflect its new vision for the future of the organisation. PMI UK has become one of the first chapters to adopt the new branding, which includes the launch of a new look website.