Dubai, July 6, 2022: Dubai Municipality and PMO Global Alliance (PMOGA), world's largest community of project management offices (PMOs) and professionals, organised the ‘International PMO Connection Day' at the Museum of the Future.
This one-of-a-kind event brought together PMOs and professionals from around the world under one roof in line with the directive of the wise leadership to promote a competitive spirit among all sectors in the UAE. The event follows the Dubai Municipality's efforts in supporting the development of the PMO sector in Dubai and promotes the vision of being a leading municipality for an global city. The event facilitated networking and exchange of expertise between international professionals of the field and a partnership to launch the first PMO Global Alliance UAE Community Hub, aimed at fostering the growth of project management offices, institutions, and employees locally, regionally and internationally.
A discussion panel on the theme ‘How a PMO Can Reach The Top of the World' was held which saw the participation of Heba Al Shehhi, Head of PMO at Dubai Municipality and PMOGA UAE Hub President, Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair of PMO Global Alliance, Christoph Hirnle, Managing Director of Meisterplan, Mazin Gadir, Representative of the Project Management Institute UAE Chapter, Farah AlHanbali, Senior Manager, People Advisory Services, EY MENA, Obi Omoregie, Head of Project Management Capability at Nawah Energy Company.
Additionally, Pinto gave a keynote speech titled 'What Makes a World-Class PMO,” which addressed best practices in PMOs to achieve desired goals as they aim for universality.
Professional Community Hubs
The PMO Global Alliance announced the launch of the first PMO Global Alliance UAE Community Hub at the event, with the support of Dubai Municipality. This move empowers local PMO professionals to exchange knowledge and best practices through partnerships in various initiatives hosted by the Hub to achieve milestones for organisations and professionals at a global scale.
Excellence and leadership
The PMO Connection Day was hosted in light of the achievements of the Dubai Municipality in this sector – including the Best Project Management Entity in the world award for the year 2021 at the PMO Global Awards, a highly prestigious award for the project management industry.
The PMO Global Alliance is the world's largest community for project management offices and professionals, with over 13,000 members from 123 countries. They operate with a mission to lead, support and promote developments of PMOs. They ensure adoption of best international practices and provide professional certificates in the field, which helps institutions achieve goals of securing leading positions in the sector.