‘LWT’ Event – Kicking off the Conference 2018 preparations

September 28 @ 16:30 – 19:00, Accenture-Porkkalankatu 5, 00180 Helsinki

Invitation by Karolina Mackiewicz-Conference Project Manager

We are kicking off the PMI Finland Annual Conference 2018 preparations. The Conference will take place 17.5.2018

Join us for ‘Learning’: ‘6 Marketing Tips for Holding a Successful Event’.. and‘Working’: kick off the conference preparations.

The meeting is open to all volunteers ready to take a role in one of the PMI 2018 Conference teams: 1) Programme 2)Marketing 3)Sales 4) Sponsors 5)Venue and finances (for those teams we already have interested volunteers and we welcome them for the meeting as well!)

Please, let me know if you can come to the kick-off by filling in the form by 26.9.2017: https://goo.gl/forms/oKJP4TG9V8AJtlHC3

If you cannot come but you still want to be engaged, please fill in the form. 🙂AND .. even if you don’t know yet if you want to commit – come and meet us, do some networking, give your ideas.. and decide later. AND .. even if you just want to hear an interesting and informative presentation about Event Marketing.

Tero Eskolin, experienced marketing spokesperson
Tero has strong marketing acumen combined with an IT sales and technology background. He has also accepted a position as ‘Senior marketing advisor’ in our Conference team.

 

Agenda: 

16.30 Coffee and snacks available

17.00 Kick-off meeting starts

17.00 Presentation: ‘6 Marketing Tips for Holding a Successful Event’ – Tero Eskolin, experienced marketing spokesperson

17.30 Discussion about the topic

18.00-19.00 Teams working on the Conference 2018

Accenture- Helsinki is sponsoring our meeting and our host is Antti Nurmi

If you come by car, the easiest parking option is Ruoholahti shopping center – just on the other side of the road.

How to reach Nordea facilities in Vallila, Helsinki

Visiting address for Nordea Campus at Helsinki: Nordea Campus-Vallila, Aleksis Kiven Katu 7, FI-00500 Helsinki (Reception).

Our host is Petri Kopsa(Nordea), and the event you’ll be attending is “The BRT event of PMI”

How to park your car:

  • Visitors parking are arranged at Satamaradankatu 6(Parking is attached with st1 gas station) Please follow the map in pictures.
  • When driving into parking area you can be asked name of the our host: Nordea (Petri Kopsa)
  • The parking boom is operated through the gate telephone from 8.00 -16.30 and it opens automatically when you drive out. There is a walkway to the reception between Satamaradankatu 3 and 5.

 

How to get there by public transport (from airport):

  • Take the P-train from Airport  and get off at Pasila (travel time 25 min)
  • At Pasila take the tram no. 9, direction towards Länsi-terminaali, and get off at Fleminginkatu stop.
  • From Fleminginkatu stop it is only a 5 minutes walk to Nordea Campus.
  • Alternatively, take bus 615 (Dept. from terminal 1) from the Airport to Nordea Campus, Vallila. Bus tickets are available from the ticket machines at the bus stop.
  • Get off at Vallilan kirjasto. It takes 8 minutes to walk. See the map.

Two more BRTs still before summer!

There will be two BRTs on Friday 16th June, one in Helsinki, one in Vaasa.

We generally organise events on different days, enabling as many members as possible to join. This time we had to organise both Helsinki and Vaasa BRTs on 16th as we wish to have one more event in both places before summer and timing forced us to use same date.

So, as there are now two choices, expecting lot’s of participants to join these BRTs 🙂

PMI Finland in International Cooperation

In PMI leaders meeting we discussed with our colleagues from Northern Europe chapters and planned new co-operation that would benefit our members cross our countries. Our target is to provide more volunteering opportunities, yet more events and great opportunities for networking for our members.

Here examples of ongoing activities:
PMI Finland chapter has organised again this autumn study groups to support those who are self studying to PMP exam. This autumn PMI Poland chapter has been hosting more than half our PMP study group sessions and this is still going on. Additionally, our study group was promoted in PMI Poland and we got some participants from there and also from Lithuania.

With PMI Sweden, we have helped them to get in touch with agile specialists from Finland and we’ve exchanged training material on strategy workshop. Additionally, during 2017 we are planning BRT sessions in Vaasa where PMI Sweden members, (Umeå area) will be invited.

Furthermore, we’re planning to share more online events between Northern Europe chapters (Webinars, Study groups, BRTs, etc.) and offering conference tickets to all collaborating countries with local member prices. In the future, we’re planning to expand cooperation to PMI chapters from Norway and Lithuania.

We’ll keep you posted about progress of the increased co-operation and we’re always happy to hear from you with ideas and suggestions 🙂

Javier Martin, Director of Professional Development
Vesa Koskela, President elect, Director of volunteers

PMI Finland trip report to Europe leaders meeting in Athens 21st-23rd October 2016

Three of PMI Finland board members, Vesa Koskela, Javier Martin, Hannu Tenhunen, visited PMI Europe Leaders (“Region-8” or R8 -meeting) meeting in Athens 21st -23rd October together with our PM Conference 2016 project manager Satish Kumar.

Region-8, or “R8 meeting” in short, is yearly meeting where European chapter board members and volunteer leaders join to share their experiences on PMI activities, network with other chapters, learn from each others and have fun together.

This year R8-meeting had record attendance; there were total of 190 chapter and volunteer leaders joining. Geographically there were participants throughout whole Europe; from Finland and Norway to Greece and Italy, from Portugal and Spain to Armenia and Russia.
On Friday 21st, there was meeting with 24 chapter presidents, focusing on collaboration between European chapters. As outcome, all chapter representatives signed “Athens Declaration”, planning to identify and start activities to provide services to chapter members cross chapters. On behalf of Finland Chapter, declaration was signed by Vesa Koskela, President elect. Later during the R8 meeting, the number signatures was increasing to all 28 chapters.

Conference days had three parallel tracks with total of 18 presentations from different chapters sharing their experiences on various topics. Finland chapter made our first presentation in R8 meetings, when Hannu Tenhunen presented how to host and run PMI chapter website independently in order to have lower cost for the chapter.

From the presentations we got of several ideas and knowledge on e.g. how to better create events or how to support chapter volunteers. There were several great ideas identified and we start processing those during coming weeks and months. More information will be shared to all chapter members going forward.

Addition to visiting presentations, we all had great networking discussions with many chapter leaders where we exchanged experiences and ideas as well as agreed concrete actions for starting cross-chapter collaboration. Most importantly, we now have good relationships to start collaboration with Sweden, Poland, Lithuania and Norway chapters.

Team Finland,
Vesa Koskela, President elect, Director of volunteers
Javier Martin, Director of Professional Development
Hannu Tenhunen, Webmaster
Satish Kumar, Conference 2016 PM