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Virtual Africa Conference 2020 | 6 SEPTEMBER

PMI is committed to the safety and well-being of our global community. Our Crisis Task Force is continuously monitoring the situation arising from coronavirus (COVID-19) daily. We determined the best way to protect the safety of our stakeholders is to NOT proceed with hosting the Africa Conference 2020 on 6 - 8 September in Lagos, Nigeria. This event is now postponed to 5 - 7 September 2021 at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria.

We are working diligently to develop a relevant an engaging virtual experience for you. Stay tuned for additional event details and updates on how to register.

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About Africa Conference

Bringing together hundreds of project, programme and portfolio managers from around the world, Africa Conference provides two and half days of unparalleled professional development and networking. Congress enhances personal skill sets, empowering leaders to drive strategic organisational objectives through the advocacy and advancement of the profession. Innovative keynotes challenge the status quo, industry experts deliver actionable solutions and peer driven content offers real-world insight into today’s evolving project and business challenges.

This is the fifth Africa Conference, The first was held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2015, the second in Accra, Ghana in 2016, the third in Port Louis, Mauritius and the fourth in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Each of the conferences attracted over 300 delegates from around the world including –business leaders, entrepreneurs, professors, politicians, humanitarians and industry experts.

The Virtual Africa Conference 2020 is supported by:

Why Attend

Find Your Inspiration

Conference speakers are chosen not only for their expertise but for their passion. Interact and learn what they’ve done to achieve success then take their lead to motivate yourself toward action.

Make Connections

Ask questions, seek advice and meet like-minded people. Gain inspiration and opportunities from a new alliance, business partner, mentor or employer.

Increase Your Visibility

Meet the experts and key influencers in your specific industry or field. Share your knowledge and ideas with others to not only give back and advocate but become an expert yourself.

Stay Current

The global project, programme and business environment is constantly changing. Keep ahead of competition and stay relevant by learning the latest trends and best practises including which strategies and tactics to avoid.

Learn and Retain Valuable Skills and Knowledge

When’s the last time you were able to absorb three days worth of tips, tools and techniques while doing your day job? Step away from meetings and distractions to better assimilate the information you’ve set out to learn.

Prepare for Your Future

To help you develop the skills that employers seek, each of the Area of Focus educational sessions are aligned with an element of the PMI Talent Triangle. Prepare yourself for the future and elevate your value as a strategic partner in business success.

Earn PDUs

Conference provides the opportunity to earn 7+ professional development units (PDUs) to help maintain your PMI certification.

Think Outside the Box

Gain new perspectives and inspiration from passionate and innovative speakers.

Share Best Practices

Learn the latest trends, gain insights and help yourself and your peers advance the future of the profession.

Our Featured Keynote Speakers

Sunil Prashara

President & Chief Executive Officer Project Management Institute (PMI®)

Otema Yirenkyi

VP, Global Engagement, Sub-Saharan Africa, Project Management Institute (PMI®)

Mark Lines

Vice President, Disciplined Agile, Inc. Project Management Institute (PMI®)

Sponsorship & Exhibition

If you would like to sponsor or exhibit at the Virtual Africa Conference 2020, take a look at the sponsorship packages HERE. Can’t find what you had in mind? Let us customize a package that is right for you – reach out to and put our creativity to the test!


  • Day 01 06 September 2020


Opening Activities & Networking


Straight Talk

By Sunil Prashara & Otema Yirenkyi

Opening Keynote Session





Sponsorship Booths/Networking

Track 1


Driving Business Agility in Africa through the Project Economy

By Bola Adesope

Track 2


By Mark Lines

Track 1


Why great ideas fail and how to make sure they don’t

By Tahirou Assane

Track 2


Agility: A Critical Path to Building Resilient Organizations in African Project Economy

By Abubakar Abdullahi


Sponsorship Booths/Networking

Track 1


Promoting Sustainable Development in the Age of the Project Economy

By Flavious Coffee

Track 2


Adapting your Project Management & Leadership Style to the Project Economy

By Stephanie Jaeger

Track 1


Practical Agility. Lessons learned from shifting Waterfall corporates to Agile

By Philippa Tite

Track 2


Rwanda's Project Accelerator - Making Project Management a Strategic Priority

By Jean-Jacques Dushimiyimana

Track 1


Stakeholder engagement in the light of of the new project economy

By Thomas Walenta

Track 2


Leading change ? Leverage Strategic StoryTelling for success !

By Priya Patra



By Africa Working Group


Closing Activities & Networking

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