10 Simple Things to Do Before Attending the PMI Global Congress
Participating in international project management events offers unique opportunities for networking and education. You need to prepare for the event, regardless of whether you are a regular participant or a novice. PMI uses feedback from past congresses to improve the customer experience at the next year’s congresses.
These are 10 things that you should do before attending the PMI Global Congress:
Make sure to mark your calendar.
You can block the congress dates to organize your personal and work schedules in order to attend the congress
You will need this to attend the event. On-site registration is possible, but you might prefer to register online and take advantage of the early-bird discounts that are available months ahead. After your registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation email with the PIN.
Plan your trip.
Pre-sessions are a good idea. You can then plan your trip by attending these sessions. Register for the session to check for hotels and think about your transportation options. You will get better deals if you book early.
Check out the Travel Requirements.
Check your visa requirements if you’re traveling overseas. Request a letter of invitation from PMI. Include the travel itinerary along with your personal information. Should you have questions, send your inquiries to [email protected]
Register now for Area of Focus sessions
To log in to the congress website, use the PIN provided in your confirmation email. To ensure your place in the most-sought-after sessions, pre-registration is highly recommended
You can check who is there.
You can find the list of participants and delegates at the congress in the Meet Attendees section on the congress website. This allows you to reach out to them ahead of time and plan to meet with them during the congress.
Keep an eye out for proceedings of the congress.
You can often visit the congress website to check for presenter profiles, white papers, and copies of presentations. It is possible to check in advance whether the content of the presentation meets your expectations.
You can find cancellation emails for sessions.
PMI will notify you prior to the session and offer alternative sessions in case it is cancelled. After you have chosen the alternate session, go to the congress website to update your selection.
Get business cards
You will be networking with other professionals in the project industry at the event. Your business card is your primary tool for networking, so make sure you have enough. Your contact and personal information should be accurate on your business card
Although some attendees will be wearing business attire, the congress dress code is business casual. Comfortable shoes are recommended as you will be moving from one session to the next and back to the exhibit hall. Don’t forget to take a hard copy your confirmation email and business cards.
It will make the event more enjoyable, and you’ll be able spend more time at the congress. Enjoy the networking and valuable learning opportunities with other project managers, as well as the educational sessions.